I am working my way through the book, Forces of Our Time: The Dynamics of Light and Darkness by Hooper C. Dunbar. What does it mean to me, to combat ‘dark forces’ with spiritual discipline so that I ‘refuse to think negatively’? What does this mean to me? “We can change the world by changing how we think.”
I find three words stuck in my thoughts as I write this post: Love, hope and kindness. I wonder if I discipline my spirit if I can find a way to turn every thought I have today in the direction of one, two, or even all three of these qualities.
Severe infant and child abuse survivors know as few other human beings can what living in a world filled with the opposite of love, hope and kindness feels like. But it takes no effort at all at any given moment for ANYONE to find instances and circumstances of ‘the darkness’ in this world we look at – if this negative is what we choose to see, feel and experience.
Knowing we suffer under burdens that deplete the joy in our own life, and therefore also deplete our ‘communal’ life as citizens sharing the bounties this earth provides us, simply gives us an opportunity to choose to find a way to let those burdens go.
Yes, difficulties are very real, but those difficulties do not guarantee us misery. Although I am also not a fan of ‘pie-in-the-sky’ messages of ‘things will be all better if you just want them to be’, I have to believe that every moment I am alive carries with it an opportunity for goodness.
What is this about?
“Due to popular demand, we put together a series of FREE videos and resources based on the work of Dr. Emoto and David Sereda.”
WATER SECRETS REVEALED — Discover How Your Consciousness Affects Your Health, Your Environment and Mother Earth
Who is this man, anyway? Masaru Emoto
Masaru Emoto (江本 勝, Emoto Masaru?, born July 22, 1943) is a Japanese author and entrepreneur known for his claims that human consciousness has an effect on the molecular structure of water. Emoto’s hypothesis has evolved over the years of his research. Initially Dr. Emoto claimed that high-quality water forms beautiful and intricate crystals, while low-quality water has difficulty forming crystals. According to Dr. Emoto, an ice crystal of distilled water exhibits a basic hexagonal structure with no intricate branching. Emoto claims that positive changes to water crystals can be achieved through prayer, music or by attaching written words to a container of water.
Since 1999 Emoto has published several volumes of a work titled Messages from Water, which contains photographs of water crystals next to essays and “words of intent.” In addition to his books, Emoto also sells various water products from his websites and catalogs, which are purported to have healing properties derived from his research and experiments.
Emoto’s ideas appeared in the popular documentary “What the Bleep Do We Know!?“. Like that film, Emoto’s work is widely considered pseudoscience by professionals, and he is criticized for going directly to the public with misleading claims that violate basic physics, based on methods that fail to properly investigate the truth of the claims.
Humm….. And then I found this site:
Miraculous Messages from Water — How water reflects our consciousness — by S. Sharp
“From Mr. Emoto’s 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.”
OK – so what about this?
Could Meditation Have Something to Do with Plummeting Crime Rates?
Transcendental Meditation Experiment Arrests Crime: Study Shows Dramatic Drop in Violent Crime During D.C. Project
“The demonstration project involved assembling nearly 4,000 practitioners of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs from 81 countries…. time series analysis of FBI crime data…showed that violent crime dropped significantly during the demonstration period….”
One of my sisters mentioned both of these two ‘bodies of information’ to me several years ago. I have no idea why it is TODAY that my thoughts turned in this direction as I watch the golden new morning’s light play among the clouds. I do know that meditation involves the workings of the human mind. I do know that the 18 years of terrible suffering I endured as an infant-child happened to me because my mother’s mind (and its connections in her body) was so, so sick. I do know that the ‘comet trails’ within my own body and thoughts that came to me in direct response to my having to grow up in Mother’s hell will never entirely leave me in this lifetime.
Yet I also know that I can take action every moment of my day – even though I am not ‘a meditator’ – to place my thoughts in line with love, hope and kindness that will ALWAYS be able to counteract negative forces and their energy.
I am NOT a fan of whining. Bad habit, that whining stuff. How do I increase my discipline to be able to examine the thoughts (and actions) that originate with me so that the positive energy it takes to do this amplifies in SOME WAY in my life today? What might be the influence every one of us can have to positively resonate with SOLUTIONS rather than with PROBLEMS all of us face on some level in this lifetime?
How can we all be members of the quiet revolution that will change our world? “Gifts given in silence are sometimes the most powerful.” Love, hope and kindness = PEACE! I want more of this today, more for me, more for everyone else.