Take A Picture . . . H2O

When I saw the subject of this week’s photo challenge from www.mauishopgirl.com all types of things ran thru my brain. I wanted to do something different and started thinking about one of my favorite books of all time… The Hidden Messages in Water by Dr. Masaru Emoto. Because I was unable to take any photographs of ice crystals I came up with the following:


It didn’t come out perfect, but, I like it. It speaks to me of something other than water, maybe the moon perhaps. In fact it was the condensation on my iced tea at work.

The Hidden Messages in Water as described on Amazon is: This book has the potential to profoundly transform your world view. Using high-speed photography, Dr. Masaru Emoto discovered that crystals formed in frozen water reveal changes when specific, concentrated thoughts are directed toward them. He found that water from clear springs and water that has been exposed to loving words shows brilliant, complex, and colorful snowflake patterns. In contrast, polluted water, or water exposed to negative thoughts, forms incomplete, asymmetrical patterns with dull colors. The implications of this research create a new awareness of how we can positively impact the earth and our personal health.

Dr. Emoto has done many experiments with crystals, words and water. Positive action brings beautiful crystals; ugly words and actions bring ugly crystals. Much like life.

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The whole process of remembering this wonderful book, just from a prompt called H2O has brought me much joy.

It also reminds me of when my daughter was in second grade and had her annual science fair. Me, being the slighlty oddball parent that I am, decided to have her do one of Dr. Emoto’s science experiments. This time with rice instead of water. We placed cooked rice in four containers throughout our house. One of the containers was near our dining room table and we spoke to it often, lovely words, positive affirmations; the second container we placed in a part of the house with little action and ignored it completely; the third container we placed away from the action but told it negative affirmations, called it names and swore at it (so much fun), the fourth container we placed in an area of the house with little action, ignored it but taped a gorgeous photo of a dolphin on it. We did this for approx a month. The results were quite amazing.

The talked to rice was white as the day we started the experiment. The negative rice was slightly black and looked bad (but not terrible), the totally ignored rice was very black and disqusting. The dolphin rice, although moldly was a pretty shade of blue. Apparently what we learned from this was that all things are living entities. The rice being made up of water. The positive rice did the best of course, however, what was surprising was that the negative rice was better than the ignored rice. According to Dr. Emoto negative attention is better than no attention. I can’t explain the dolphin rice! My daughter did not place in the Science Fair. I think it was a little “out there” for her school teachers and principal.

12 thoughts on “Take A Picture . . . H2O

  1. My daughters first science fair experiment was “does fresh water freeze before salt water?” I guess that the rice with the dolphin picture felt your pleasure with the picture and responded.

  2. Great capture of the condensation from your glass! Great close up! What an INTERESTING book and even more INTERESTING science project. Not oddball at all, very cool! Did she do well at school with it? I still can’t believe that emotions can affect ice crystals and rice!!! Seriously… I didn’t!!!

      1. I can imagine their faces! I’m sure they were amused and quite interested in the concept! I’m gong to file it away and perhaps use it for a future project with my children.

  3. I love your experiment. Yes, probably “out there” for science fairs. But the new science is pretty out there anyhow… quarks, entwining. I haven’t fully read his book, but am familiar with his work, and he’s well known on Maui, and has even spoken here. Hopping over from MauiShopGirl.

  4. I first became aware of Dr Emoto’s work through the movie “What the Bleep” and it totally blew me away. And your rice experiment? Amazing! I thoroughy enjoyed this post (and your lovely picture – almost abstract, but not) and I will be back. Mahalo.

  5. The rice experiment is so cool! I did have these labels with positive affirmations to stick on top of your water glass or bottled water based on this same premise but I never knew there was a book about the theory, I’ll check it out. Btw, when I told Chem/Physics teacher dad about my labels, he shook his head at me. Perhaps a rice experiment is in order?

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