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Positive Thinking Power

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Dr. Masaru Emoto is a researcher and healer from Japan, who has shown the world that positivity can really affect others in many ways. Positivity can keep your pet happy, it can make a baby laugh, and even keep rice from rotting. Yes, positivity can keep rice from rotting. How? Dr. Masaru Emoto has demonstrated an experiment known as "Masaru Emoto's Rice Experiment". This experiment shows how positive and negative thinking can affect the outcome of a container filled with rice after 30 days. How is it possible that positivity can keep a container of rice from rotting? Does this mean rice has feelings too? If positivity can do that with rice, imagine how positivity can affect humans!

So here is how the experiment works: You get 2 empty transparent containers or jars filled with an equal amount of rice. About 1 cup of rice per container will do just fine. Make sure the lid on the container is closed tightly. Tape a piece of paper onto both containers. On one of the containers write "Thank You" on the piece of paper. On the other container write "You Fool". Set the two containers a foot apart somewhere where the experiment wont be disrupted. Everyday for thirty days spend at least thirty seconds saying positive things to the container that says "Thank You", and say negative things to the container that says "You Fool". After thirty days are over you should notice that the rice in the container labeled "You Fool" will be completely rotten, moldy, and just plain gross. The container labeled "Thank You" should look remotely healthy, and there should only be a slight change from the way it looked from when you first put it into the container, but there should be a noticeable difference between the two jars itself.

I have actually tried this experiment for myself, and I was surprised with my results. My positive container of rice came out looking almost perfect, while my negative container of rice had mold growing in it, and for sanitary reasons I threw away both containers without opening them. I was able to observe them well enough just by looking at the rice through the container. It wouldn't be very healthy to let all that bacteria in the containers out into my home. So disposing them would probably be the best way to go.

If you would like to try out this experiment for yourself, make sure you let your parents and any other family members that live with you know about the experiment, so that they won't touch the containers and ruin the process of the experiment. The first time I tried this experiment my mother threw it away thinking it was trash. I wasn't too happy about that considering I was halfway done with the experiment. Which is why it is important to keep the containers in a place where no one will disturb them.

It is believed that the water molecules in the rice react to the positive and negative energy, and this is what causes the spoiling of the rice. The rice will read the words through the container and react varyingly to the different words. Dr. Masaru Emoto became very interested in the molecular structure of water and what affects it. Water is the most receptive of the four elements (earth, water, air, and fire). He thought that the molecules just might respond to non-physical events, so he set up a series of studies, applied mental stimuli and photographed it with a dark field microscope.

Dr. Emoto printed out words and taped them to bottles of distilled water and left them out overnight. Which is very similar to our rice experiment. The water molecules respond to each of the words differently. Dr. Emoto speaks of the thought or intent being the driving force in all of this. The science of how that affects the water molecules remains unknown.

It's really interesting if you keep in mind that our bodies are more than 90% water. It makes you wonder doesn't it? If thoughts can do that to water, imagine what thoughts can do to us.

Author's Note: My stepmother is the one who taught me about the Masaru Emoto rice experiment, but I looked into it with more research online: http://www.positive-thinking-principles.com/positive-thinking-power.html


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