Thoughts Create Reality
By Jennifer Kelleher
Earlier this week, I came across an experiment on Instagram called, “The Apple Experiment.” In “The Apple Experiment,” you have to cut an apple in half and put each half inside its own jar. Leave the jars with the apple halves on your countertop, or someplace that you pass by numerous times throughout the day. Each time you pass by one jar, speak only loving words to that apple, and each time you pass by the other, speak only hateful words. Notice what happens to each apple half.
This experiment is very similar to the work of Dr. Emoto, only he looked at the power of words and intentions on water. The overview of his book, “The Hidden Messages In Water” describes his work: “Using high-speed photography, Dr. Masaru Emoto discovered that crystals formed in frozen water reveal changes when specific, concentrated thoughts are directed toward them. He found that water that has been exposed to loving words shows brilliant, complex, and colorful snowflake patterns. In contrast, water exposed to negative thoughts forms incomplete, asymmetrical patterns with dull colors.”
These investigations demonstrate the power our thoughts, words, and intentions have on our environments and ourselves. Just like the apple, our bodies are made up of 60-80% water. Take a moment to imagine what might happen to the water in your body when exposed to the vibrational frequencies of different thoughts, intentions, and words. In fact, let’s play with it. Use a few conscious breaths to find a calm, neutral space. Once you are there, speak kind, sweet, loving words to yourself. Notice how you feel in your body as you receive these words. Next, speak ugly, mean, hateful words to yourself and notice how receiving these words makes your body feel. Observe the difference.
I invite you to start to pay more attention to your thoughts and words on a daily basis. Take note of how you speak to yourself and others over the next few days. Notice the nature of your thoughts and words with curiosity, instead of judgement. Are they kind, compassionate, and loving? Or are they vulgar, mean, and hateful? Write down any realizations from your findings. Opening your awareness to your thoughts and words gifts you the opportunity to make beneficial changes.
You may have heard the phrase, “thoughts create reality” and it really is true. Ten people can be together in the same room having the same external experience and feel and interpret it very differently. We develop our thought patterns throughout our lives, particularly when we are younger. Where and how we grew up, along with specific marking events are some of the factors that mold these patterns. If we are not consciously aware of our thought patterns, we are unknowingly allowing old programming to drive our lives. We take control the moment we notice our thoughts and words, pause, and reframe.
Be patient with yourself in this process. Remember that love and hate are two poles of the same spectrum. This means that where there is hate, there is love. What if instead of getting frustrated and angry, for example, you chose patience and compassion?
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