For those who do not know the phenomenal Intuitive Healer and Medium, Christie Sheldon, I only ask that you take time to learn about her work. Christie Sheldon had once asked this question: “Can you and your energy influence your environment?” Her question led her to learn about Dr. Emoto’s experiment with water crystals. In 1994 Dr. Masaru Emoto conducted an experimentation with water to test out a hypothesis about how positive and negative forces affect our environment. Dr. Emoto froze bottled water and tirelessly studied the molecules under a microscope. What he saw were shapeless molecules.
Afterwards he froze other bottles of water and labeled them with key phrases: ‘Love and thanks,’, ‘I hate you. You make me sick,’ ‘Joy,’, ‘You fool,’ and the most compelling of them all- ‘Gratitude.’ These images that are posted by Dr. Emoto on his website, point to what the water crystals from each label look like after a few hours of refrigeration.
For centuries, science has proved that our genetics create our own perceptions, thoughts and behaviors and that the way we think, act and feel is already made up for us. When we take our first breath into this world, our attitudes, emotions and outlook on life is already predetermined and regulated by our genetic and molecular make-up- a passing of our parent’s genetics that is handed down to us. But there is new research that claims that past Buddhist philosopher’s way of thinking is the exact opposite of what science has claimed to be true.
According to new research, this scientific truth is actually is entirely opposite. Our thoughts are driven from our consciousness. Our way of thinking, behaviors and perceptions of the world around us is influenced by what we continue to feed the conscious mind. For an example, what do you feed your conscious mind throughout the day? Who on Twitter do you follow? What captured pictures on Instagram do you feel are worthy enough for a “like”? What strikes you as interesting on your Facebook news feed? These everyday normal things are never actually thought about. We never take into consideration that we are always feeding our minds- whether with social media or the company we surround ourselves with. All of these components influence our thoughts. And our thoughts have power to them, whether we realize it or not.
Our brains are like computers. Just think of this thought for a moment: opening up your browser, typing an interest of yours into Google Chrome, closing the tab, processing the information and with or without our own awareness, our thoughts are now driven by by another force- information. With doing this “normal” action, our computers now become a guide to how we perceive the world.
Our thoughts are always being fed, but like anything else, we have a choice. Each morning when we wake up, we make decisions based on what programs our subconscious mind already has in store. However, we still have a choice to what we install in our computers (consciousness) and what ones need to be removed or added. The programs that we choose to remove are the ones that are most likely to bring negativity into our lives. They do not better us, they only cause weight on our shoulders and fog in our sight.
There is extraordinary power behind our thoughts. Our own individual thoughts not only serve for their own purposes but when collected and gathered together with other individual’s thoughts, the world can turn and the results of society can positively change as well. I find this to be the most powerful- being a part of a community, nation, and universe that can put to use our powers behind our own well-nourished thoughts.
Moreover, past Buddhist philosophers knew all along that our genetic and molecular make-up are not prewired, but it is within our very own selves to find peace and tranquility between our own body and souls.