Your Body Is Listening
Have you heard of the rice experiment, as documented originally by Dr. Masaru Emoto? His experiments with both water crystals and rice have given the world a good deal of evidence that positive and negative thinking can alter the state and overall “health” of organisms. His research shows that thought and intention can significantly alter the molecular structure of water.
The rice experiment is a famous demonstration of the power of negative (and conversely, positive) thinking. Dr. Emoto cooked plain white rice in water, and then placed portions of the cooked rice into two containers. On one container he wrote “thank you” and on the other “you fool.” He then instructed school children to say the labels on the jars out loud every day when they passed them by. After 30 days, the rice in the container with positive thoughts had barely changed – while the other (negative statements) was moldy and rotten!
In other words, human thoughts and intentions can alter physical reality.
Well, that sounds cool, but what does it actually mean for you and me?
Here’s the thing: The human body is made up of at least 60% water. Yes, the majority of your body is water. Now, if thoughts and intentions can alter the molecular structure of water, then it can also have profound impact on the body! If thoughts and intentions have that much impact at the molecular level of our bodies, can we really afford to live with negativity and mental self-abuse?
Positive words with good intentions behind them nurture and encourage growth at a cellular level.
Negative words with negative emotions literally rot and destroy.
Have you ever been around someone who literally sucks the energy out of you? Sometimes they don’t even have to say anything…it’s a “negative feeling?” Most likely, there are lots of negative emotions coming from that person, and your body is “feeling” them at the molecular level!
Now reflect on yourself: Do you habitually think great things of yourself, of others, and the world around you? If you do, you are creating beautiful and strong molecular structures in all things around you, including yourself!
However if you habitually complain, criticize, and find the bad in others and the world, then you are essentially “rotting the rice” and weakening/destroying the things/people around you.
Knowing all of this, now it is time to be honest with yourself. In my newsletter this week, I talked about self-sabotage…and asked you to be aware of how YOU may be holding yourself back from achieving your goals. In the same vein, I want you to think about the following:
How do your thoughts about your body affect your appearance, health, energy, and what actions you take?
Are you contributing to the development of beautiful and strong molecules throughout your body, or are you slowly poisoning them, letting your body rot away on the inside?
Which would you rather have?
If you wish to achieve your all-time best body, it begins by feeding your body positive thoughts.
I am a warrior, I am strong.
My body is amazing.
I love my body, I love my life.
I am awesome, I am unstoppable!
I am beautiful.
I am capable, I get stronger every day.
I am enough.
Find a few positive thoughts that fit you, write them down, post them on the mirror or carry them with you in your wallet. Habitually think great things, and start with yourself.
You have the power to create beauty and strength at the molecular level within your body! Think the positive. Emote love and acceptance. Whisper affection into your cells.
Remember: The body hears everything the mind thinks.
If you want to learn more about Dr. Emoto’s research, check out this link.