Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Sticks and Stones...

Most of us remember the adage, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me" from our childhoods. But is this really true? Do the words we say have an effect beyond their immediate resonance...Do we have far reaching responsibility for our words and thoughts, individually and collectively? I say that yes, our words and thoughts do have a powerful effect, and our responsibility for them lies far beyond what most of us might have imagined.

Dr. Massuro Emoto, of Japan, has shown this immensely powerful impact in his bestselling Messages from Water book series. Almost by accident, Dr. Emoto stumbled upon scientific evidence of how words and thoughts actually change the structure and well-being of molecules of water. Knowing that most of our world, including 80% (+/-) of the human body is made up of water, and therefore tremendously succeptible to the power of words, he embarked on a journey to discover more. His work is a brilliant demonstration of how our thoughts affect not only our own situation, but that of those around us...that of the collective consciousness of the world.

Once you read his books and look at his images, you will understand the magnitude of his discovery, and begin to see how we are all connected and all responsible for each other. If you are the least bit conscientious, you will begin to realize how judgmental and negative thoughts toward others truly do impact their lives and their choices, and you will realize that you may be just as much responsible for others' pain as they are, due to your judgments and lack of real love and acceptance. This can be an unsettling thought, but for those brave enough to recognize it and change, it can be a miracle in itself.

Dr. Emoto's research is also founded in vibration, and the understanding that everything is vibration, or energy. Higher vibration (as in more enlightened, less caught up in the material world and ego) produces higher results, while lower vibration produces lower results. Healing modalities such as Reiki, which rely on the healer's high energy vibration, are grounded in this idea, in this spiritual truth. To achieve the high energy vibration, one must lay down judgment and accept others in love, knowing that we are all one.

I believe we have lost our ability to attract and achieve miracles in our daily lives because we have become shrouded in judgment, control, ego, and the need to be right. Miracles should be the rule, rather than the exception, but because we have come to expect that they only occur in rare situations, because we have been led to believe that we don't really deserve them, they have been lost to us. The art of healing that was natural to ancient generations, Native Americans, as well as other cultures has, in our arrogance, disappeared from our daily lives.

It would not take much to return to miracles, little more than the willingness to open our minds to them, or simply open our eyes to those that are happening around us. In our need to make sure that our own chosen religion stays supreme, we often overlook the magificent spiritual miracles and occurences that are happening every day in healing circles. Is it fair to God to bury our heads in the sand rather than celebrate these blessings and share them readily? I believe that failing to be open to these things, to the fullness of God, is betrayal in the highest sense, not only to God, but to the greatness that we are capable of being from his creation.

I would like to challenge anyone reading this to be open to some of the healing that is discussed on this blog and in the links herein. Don't bury your head in the sand, rather, explore some of the information with an open mind... dare to discuss it in your churches and communities, as true spiritual leaders like Jesus did. Be willing to open your hearts to the possibilies and not afraid to share that with others. I believe it will strengthen your life and your faith.

CLICK HERE for more information regarding Dr. Emoto's discoveries. His books are widely available in bookstores and online.

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