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11 Sep

Almost every day I am plugged in to technology, and it seems to be the case for everyone else around me.

When I catch the train I am plugged into my iPod, then I either use my phone to connect to the online world or I read my kindle.  Some days I will just watch the world go by or observe my fellow passengers, but even then I am plugged in to my headphones.  And nearly everybody I ride with is doing the same, they are playing on their phones, listening to their private land of music or otherwise electronically occupying their time.  It is so rare to see people unplugged and just experiencing the physicality of the world they are travelling in.

Am I missing out on the world?  Has it changed in some subtle way I haven’t even noticed yet..?  Could the sounds or sights have altered from my childhood when I used to play house in the trees?

So, time to unplug for a while.  Turn off the tv, switch off the phone, just look out the window and listen to the sounds of the day.  Let’s hope I still have the attention span for it.


Water Crystals – the impact of music and intention on water and on us

20 Aug

These experiments by Masaru Emoto on the effects of music and words on water are truly amazing.  As human beings are made up of 70% water it makes sense that we would be dramatically effected as well, which explains some of those deep down reactions you have to the sounds around you and the words you listen to.

In this study water from around the world was slowly frozen to form crystals (each one unique of course like any snowflake); where the water was from would change the crystal structure.  When the water was clean and healthy it formed beautiful crystals, when it was polluted it was as if it couldn’t make any structure to the crystal at all.

Then they introduced music.  We all know music makes us feel and we naturally gravitate towards sounds that make us feel full and joyous and strong, and we flinch when music seems to grate against us.  Water does the same.  They exposed water samples to different music before crystallisation, the intricate forms of the crystals responded to the sounds; most were variations of delicate beauty, but a few like heavy metal were fractured.

As this continued they then considered positive and negative language, samples were left over night with words or phrases in various languages before being crystallised.  Positive sentiments like thanks and love formed elaborate and lovely crystals, while negative statements like killing and disgust so distorted the crystals they were like polluted water.

The next time you feel an instinctual reaction to sound or even to thought, remember you are mostly water and water has great sensitivity to the stimulus around it.

Aim to be positive, healthy and surrounded by that which gives you joy.  When this is not possible, then just give yourself as much stimuli as you can find to give you a clear and beautiful inner soul.  We do all need darkness to appreciate the light.  Focusing on things that make you feel more complete will simply help you see the world in full, and make your water sing.  Be intricate and whole, choose to think positively and enjoy beauty.

sounds to soothe my soul

10 Aug

The wild wind shimmying through the trees with it’s rhythmic, whispering song.