What do water, snowflakes and you have in common?
A whole lot my friend! But are you Frosty the Emotion-Man, a very happy soul?
I bet you’re wondering what in the world I’m going to talk about today, with my play on words for Frosty the Snowman, with Emotion-man.
Well, I’d actually like to carry on a little bit from my last post, Me Myself and I, where I exposed the importance of self talk…but today I’d like to introduce a body of water. Your body of water.
What's water got to do with it?
So how can I possibly connect the mundane world of water with your emotions? Stick with me here, I know you might be thinking, “Bor-ring!” but I promise it’s not going to be science class! Firstly, let’s recap a few known facts about water.
- It has a smooth, refreshing taste. Meh.
- It can change forms. Boring.
- 71% of our planet is covered by it. School kid stuff.
- We’re born 78% water. Kinda interesting.
- Grown adults are about 55% – 60% water. Melissa, get your act together girl, or I’m outta here!
- Positive and negative words change water’s physical composition when frozen. WOW!!
Boring done, interesting commenced.
Okay, okay. So, the last fact is where my thoughts lie today. I’m tying together fact our bodies are at least half water, with the fact that water reacts to words (yes, I said water reacts to words!), then what happens to us when certain words are said, heard or seen by us?
Firstly, let’s think about how amazing water is for a moment. It freezes, thaws, boils, steams, pours, holds, moves, carries and stagnates. That’s pretty impressive for something we don’t think much about. And indeed these various forms are physical reactions to external stimuli. So if water reacts to the everyday things I just mentioned, then it stands to reason it can react to other things too, like the words you say, hear or see.
She's gone crazy!
No, I have not gone crazy, I promise! Or at least I’m not alone in my craziness! The New York Times best-selling author Dr. Masaru Emoto has released countless books, including one called The Hidden Messages in Water, about his decades of research on exactly that – how water reacts to words.
In Emoto’s research, he impresses water (in a controlled setting) with a charged word or action, then freezes and photographs it to see how it reacted. He’s been able to repeat countless times that when exposed to positive words, lovely full-formed and symmetrical crystals form. While showing negative words or action creates a blob or splintered formations.
Because his research is well respected, and repeatable, it’s accepted that the energy that powers our words – even the thought of a word – can change the composition of water – therefore changing its frozen shape.
For example, when Emoto showed water the words ‘Love & Gratitude’ it created a pretty snowflake like crystal; however, when he showed it negative words like ‘You Fool’, the frozen form was barely recognizable as anything at all.
In sum, negative words make splintered, scattered water crystals. Positive words create lovely, well formed & balanced crystals.
Let's put it all together.
And here’s my kicker: we’re at least 50% water. The simple act of showing, let alone feeling, positive or negative words, affects how water reacts. Let me re-emphasize: we’re 50% water, you are half water! And water reacts to the words you show it, say to it and hear.
I take it you’re getting my drift here?
This means your self talk, the words you hear and see are more important than ever! Your own thoughts, the words of others, visual or out loud – are actively changing your body’s water composition. And being mostly water-bodies, this must affect how we feel! And it’s no wonder that when someone says “I love you” you feel good, but if you’re ignored or called a “Fool” you feel horrible – imagine what that’s doing to you physically! So take care of the words you expose yourself too, not only for the listener in you (read more about that here) – but for your physical health’s sake, too!
Oh! And you affect others, too!
Are the words you use to yourself, the words you hear, the words you read, the words people around you say, the music you listen to, the environment in which you live – creating glorious, energized water in your body, therefore wonderful feelings inside? Or the opposite? And if someone was to capture your glass of water after you spoke to other people, and froze it – what crystals would it form?
Throw Melissa out with the bath water, or keep her?
So do you think I’ve gone too far with this, with my thoughts about what water does for you emotionally? Do you think water is just a coincidental material and form of sustenance for our highly liquid bodies? Or can you see the connection between how your words can indeed impact how you feel – not only emotionally, but physically – through the fact that water is impressed by them?
Let me know what you think – am I safe for another blog post, or are you throwing me out with the bath water? Please comment below, I’d love to hear your thoughts! ❤