THE HEALING POWER OF WATER AND INTENTION
The Scientific Foundation
The more I learn about water, the more it intrigues me.
The power of water to imprint information from
molecules of other substances was first demonstrated in the practice of
homeopathic medicine, which dates to the late 18th century. In this
tradition, a solution of water with a measured known substance is
diluted many times, to the point where it is scientifically impossible
for the final dilute solution to contain any molecules of the original
substance. Yet it still has an effect as though those molecules were
present. This ability of water to retain this kind of 'memory' is now
accepted in most scientific circles, even if the mechanism is not always
Water is now considered to be the most important
element in all biological processes, including aging. In fact, all
communication between molecules in the body requires water. Water
molecules can also vary in flexibility and shape, resulting in different
biological effects. Some scientific research suggests water may even be
the basis for human consciousness.
The Power of Intention
Some time ago I came across a series of books by Dr. Masaru Emoto
including "The True Power of Water". In it, he describes how years of
experimentation showed him how water responded to the attention he gave
Dr. Emoto directed energy to the water through
meditation, focusing of human attention, or labeling containers of water
with various words. A variety of themes were portrayed, such as love,
joy, happiness, evil, hate, and fear. For example, he once had a group
of people in Jerusalem send positive loving thoughts to a container of
polluted water on his desk in Tokyo. He then froze the water used in
these experiments and examined and photographed the resulting ice
crystals. His microscopic investigations revealed that if the water
received the energy of joy or love, it produced beautiful symmetrical
crystal formations. On the other hand, water that was hated or ignored
produced flat, featureless or distorted and dark forms.
Dr. Emoto's research has had a profound effect on me,
giving me a new appreciation of water as a miraculous substance,
especially my pool.
We Are Made of Water
The human body consists of 70-90% water, with the amount varying through
the life span and with the health of the individual. Every muscle,
organ, nerve cell, and connective tissue is surrounded by water, and
every molecule of these structures requires water to perform its
specialized function. For example, for every molecule of protein in our
bodies, we have 15,000 molecules of water. Everything our bodies do
depends on this watery environment. So perhaps it is not surprising why
we, too, flourish when given love, encouragement, and positive
stimulation. Dr. Emoto calls this "Hado", the vital energy that water
carries. Many of these concepts were popularized in the movie "What the
Bleep Do We Know".
The Pool of Possibilities
How does this relate to the water in our swimming pool, the Pool of Possibilities? First, let me set the scene.
The pool is located in front of our home which is in
the middle of 80 acres of aspen parkland, about 10 miles from the city
of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, in Canada. The pool is surrounded by
flowering bushes and evergreens, birch, and aspen trees, which all
produce reflections in the water. It is common for white tailed deer to
wander through our front yard in the summer to drink from the birdbaths.
In the winter, they come close to the house to rob seeds from the bird
Over a period of eight years of photographing the pool, I have come to
realize the profound effect that the pool and its images have on my
psyche and my soul. The beauty created in this watery space is impacting
virtually everyone who sees it, either in person, or in my pictures.
People are transfixed, stilled, awed, or changed in some way. The
pictures often leave people with a sense of wholeness, or feeling a deep
sense of connection to nature. Comments include: "the pictures are so
beautiful they help me see the depth of my soul", and "they're like a
Like Dr. Emoto, I believe water and its images
contain a vital energy that resonates with our bodies and gives us a
sense of healing. I felt compelled to gift the pool in return, so in the
summer of 2006, I directed a lot of attention and gratitude toward the
pool. We also installed a healing symbol, a geometric representation of
the energy of love and gratitude, under water on one end of the pool.
Within two weeks, people commented on how the water felt smoother and
silkier on the skin. A number of people said they felt a healing
peaceful quality when immersed in the water. Animals, especially deer
and porcupine, seemed to be more drawn to the edge of the pool. In
November, exquisitely beautiful ice patterns formed on the frozen
surface, and in December, the entire pool surface broke out in islands
of ice crystals, like miniature fern gardens, not unlike Emoto's most
A Pool Blessing
In the fall of 2006, in a spirit of gratitude, we invited friends to
participate in a pool blessing ceremony conducted by a local shaman, Trent Deerhorn
As the winter progressed and snow accumulated on the
ice, we were astonished to see that deer would actually bed down inside
the pool, sitting for many hours at a time. This had never happened in
the past, and we can only assume that something had changed in the
energy and ambiance around the pool that made the deer feel safe to be
so close to human beings.
To this day, miraculous events keep happening. I honestly can't discern
whether the pool has changed or my perceptions are keener -- or both --
but I do know that whatever the truth, I have the pictures to prove it.
Let the pool inspire your own miracles. The powerful images and inspiring words of pool wisdom in my e-calendar
will help remind you that the true Pool of Possibilities lives within your soul.
'May we live in peace without weeping. May our joy outline the lives we touch without ceasing. And
may our love fill the
world, angel wings tenderly beating.'