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April, 2002


Introduction by Paula Peterson

The following article is one that a few of you have already read, though many more have not yet seen. The exciting part of this material is that there are actual photos - fascinating photos - that provide factual evidence that our thoughts and beliefs do influence our bodies and shape our reality.

Many of my commentaries emphasize the importance of focusing more attention on the good in life rather than the "bad". Some folks feel that this is a naive approach to life (even though it's been long ago proven through scientific research that optimists live longer and are - for the most part - happier, healthier people). Such an approach to life may, indeed, seem naive if there is total ignorance of the strife, crisis and pain in the world, but that's not what is being promoted in my commentaries.

Awareness and acknowledgement of the challenges of life's difficulties (earth/human experience) is important. However, dwelling on the difficulties and focusing more attention on what's "wrong" in our personal lives and what's wrong in the world (chronic fault-finding) - rather than focusing more attention on what's "right" and what's "good "- can seriously damage us in the long run. Our health can suffer, we loose peace of mind and the world in general can appear to be an unfriendly, dangerous place to live filled with suspicious people.

Focusing greater attention on "fault-finding" can make it much more difficult to see the "good" that is always present - in ourselves, in others and in life events. Even in the worst of situations, there is good. Why? Because the worst of situations always initiates a consequence - a consequence of which we cannot know the full impact since the "ripples" from such a situation fans outward in an ever widening circle, effecting us and those around us in countless ways (watch what happens when you drop a pebble in a pool of water and you will get an idea of the this principle). The "ripples" caused from how we interpret and respond to life events spreads across time and space. The interpretation we eac give to the worst of situations will either "break" us or "save" us. The worst of situations can motivate us to make changes for the better - to improve ourselves or improve the world around us.

We have the power to transform our lives - and the world - for the better when we learn to use our thoughts in a healthier and more constructive fashion. And this, of course, influences our actions. I have a preference for using the term "attention" rather than "thoughts" or "thinking". Attention refers more to what we "notice" and what we "focus" on and does not necessarily initiate the activity of "thinking" or "having thoughts" about something. "Thinking" involves the mind and for most of us in the American culture, quieting our mind is VERY important to our health, happiness and well-being. However, most folks may relate easier if I use the terms "having thoughts" or "thinking" , and so I will use these terms interchangeably in this and future articles.

You may find yourself just as fascinated with the photos contained in this article as I was. You will have to click on the website link below to see them, however. Hopefully, it will present a strong example of how your thinking deeply affects your life.

You may wish to "check in" and ask yourself several times a day, "Where is the center of my attention right here and now?" Do you find yourself intensely focused on the painful or angry argument you had yesterday with your spouse/friend/co-worker/relative - repeating the exchange of words and the images over and over in your mind? Do you find yourself using the power of attention to recall, re-imagine - even re-feel - the difficult moments of your past? Do you find yourself tuning in daily to the "bad" news that is reported everyday on TV, radio or newspaper? Using your attention in the preceding fashion for prolonged periods of time is guaranteed to have its damaging side-effects - the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual states are all jeopardized.

Some folks will argue that it's important to keep up with the news on TV, radio and newspaper. To a certain extent, this is true. However, most of the news you find in those sources are primarily focused on what's going "wrong" in the world. After all, reporting good news doesn't seem to sell as well as reporting bad news. Sad, but true. In addition, most folks don't realize that the news they are exposed to from these sources is greatly limited and controlled. We are not permitted to know the truth about many important matters that occur in our country or in the world at large.

Especially when it involves certain policies that could greatly influence public opinion and attitude. It's been estimated that only about 35% of what's REALLY going on concerning matters that are important for us to know is reported in the public news media. And that's about all I'm going to say on that topic since it's too vast to tackle here and it's not where I want the center of my attention to be right now.

So enough jabbering from me, please enjoy the following article and go to the website to see the beautiful photos. Namaste' - Paula Peterson.

** Many thanks to Louise Erricson for alerting me to this great article.



Factual evidence that
consciousness is
reflected in reality


Water has a very important message for us. Water is telling us to take a much deeper look at ourselves. When we do look at ourselves through the mirror of water, the message becomes amazingly, crystal, clear. We know that human life is directly connected to the quality of our water, both within and all around us.

The photographs and information in this article reflect the work of Masaru Emoto, a creative and visionary Japanese researcher. Mr. Emoto has published an important book, "The Message from Water," from the findings of his worldwide research.

If you have any doubt that your thoughts affect everything in and around you, the information and photographs that are presented here, taken from the book of his published results, will change your mind and alter your beliefs, profoundly.

From Mr. Emotos work we are provided with factual evidence, that human vibrational energy, thoughts, words, ideas and music, affect the molecular structure of water, the very same water that comprises over seventy percent of a mature human body and covers the same amount of our planet. Water is the very source of all life on this planet, its quality and integrity are vitally important to all forms of life. The body is very much like a sponge and is composed of trillions of chambers called cells that hold liquid. The quality of our life is directly connected to the quality of our water.

Water is a very malleable substance. Its physical shape easily adapts to whatever environment is present. But its physical appearance is not the only thing that changes; its molecular shape also changes. The energy or vibrations of the environment will change the molecular shape of water. In this sense water not only has the ability to visually reflect the environment but it also molecularly reflects the environment.

Mr. Emoto has been visually documenting these molecular changes in water by means of his photographic techniques. He freezes droplets of water and then examines them under a dark field microscope that has photographic capabilities. His work clearly demonstrates the diversity of the molecular structure of water and the effect of the environment upon the structure of the water.

Snow has been falling on the earth for more than a few million years. Each snowflake, as we have been told, has a very unique shape and structure. By freezing water and taking a photograph of the structure, as Mr. Emoto has done, you get incredible information about the water.

Mr. Emoto has discovered many fascinating differences in the crystalline structures of water from many different sources and different conditions around the planet. Water from pristine mountain streams and springs show the beautifully formed geometric designs in their crystalline patterns. Polluted and toxic water from industrial and populated areas and stagnated water from water pipes and storage dams show definitively distorted and randomly formed crystalline structures.

After seeing water react to different environmental conditions, pollution and music, Mr. Emoto and colleagues decided to see how thoughts and words affected the formation of untreated, distilled, water crystals, using words typed onto paper by a word processor and taped on glass bottles overnight. The same procedure was performed using the names of deceased persons. The waters were then frozen and photographed.

These photographs show the incredible reflections of water, as alive and highly responsive to every one of our emotions and thoughts. It is quite clear that water easily takes on the vibrations and energy of its environment, whether toxic and polluted or naturally pristine.

Masaru Emotos extraordinary work is an awesome display, and powerful tool, that can change our perceptions of ourselves and the world we live in, forever. We now have profound evidence that we can positively heal and transform ourselves and our planet by the thoughts we choose to think and the ways in which we put those thoughts into action.

Please visit the following website to see these extraordinary and beautiful photographs

Wellness Goods

Have a great day !!

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