AquaCure Diary: First Week, Subtle Changes

It was about a week ago that I started my AquaCure experiment, where for one month I plan on drinking water out of a glass that has positive words written on the outside.

I came up with the idea to do this experiment to improve my health, after seeing Masuro Emoto‘s test of rice and photographs of water crystals that form beautiful crystals to harmonious words like “Love,” and “Gratitude,” and ugly shapes to negative words like “Hitler” and “I hate you.”

Below, is a book that Emoto wrote on “The Healing Power of Water.”

This week I was guided to read a self-help book that I mentioned in my post AquaCure Diary – My Healing Experiment, titled “Why Don’t I do the Things I know are Good for Me?”   The book was both refreshing and enlightening as it went to the heart of my issue “self-care.”  Quotes that stood out were:
  • Sometimes we do just the opposite of what we know to be in our own best interests.  We overeat and under exercise; we spend every last nickel; we fall in love with bad boys and marry inappropriate men.  We accumulate too much stuff, procrastinate and fritter away time, neglect our bodies, mismanage our money, and bail out on ourselves in countless ways.
  • Our self-care behavior is often not based on rationality – it’s based on instincts and emotions.  If we feel anxious and fearful, we know that spending time mediating, taking a along walk, or calling a friend would be good self-care, but instead we reach for ice cream or candy bar to soothe ourselves.
  • Our rational thoughts may tell us what would be good for us, but our fatigue and emotions – the need for immediate stress relief or comfort – override our rationality.
  • Allowing short-term or immediate concerns to out-weigh our long-term self-interest is probably the single biggest reason we often don’t do what we know is good for us. You are not alone – millions of us do the same thing.
  • In terms of doing what we know is good for us, using addictive substances or engaging in addictive processes like shopping are the antithesis of good self-care.  The problem is, even when we come out of our denial, we can’t quit even if we desperately want to.  We’re hooked.
  • If you wait until we feel like it[develop self-care], we might never learn new behaviors and habits.  So we must go to the gym, even if we’re tired.  We can choose a salad from the menu, even if we’d rather have a pizza.   Acting in our own best interest often means “faking it until we make it.”

I can’t quantify yet what effects my experiment has had on my life because the changes have been subtle.  I am having less aches and pains in the morning, I have lost a few pounds, a rash on left foot that I’ve had for months has disappeared, and my energy is slowly returning.

I can also say that it’s nice to have a focus like the water glass.  When I fill the glass with water, hold it between my two hands as I utter affirming words, in my mind’s eye I see the molecules changing to heal my body.  Out of this focus comes a peaceful energy that’s almost like meditating.  It may even be what Eckhart Tolle calls being in the NOW.

When you surrender to what is and so become fully present, the past ceases to have any power. You do not need it anymore. Presence is the key. Now is the key.

7 Traits for Building a Habit of Success


My all time favorite quote is what I posted yesterday as Building a Habit of Success.  It basically warns that if we go through life making resolutions or promises that we don’t keep, we are building a “habit of failure.”

I don’t know about you, but I’d rather build a “habit of success” because every time I say to myself that I’m going to lose weight and cheat a week later or plan to clean the garage but instead sit in front the TV, I feel bad inside.   How about you?

Here are 7 important tips for moving in the direction of success:

  1. Make resolutions – In the article The Resolution Solution: Creating and Keeping your New Year’s Resolutions, the author says the act of making resolutions — that run the gamut from losing weight, starting exercise, stopping smoking and reducing alcohol use — can be valuable opportunities to increase the quality of your life. Scientific research indicates that you are “10 times more likely to change by making a New Year’s resolution compared to non-resolvers with the identical goals and comparable motivation to change.” 
  2. Keep your promises – Draw a line in the sand and say from this point on, I’m going to leave my past failures behind me and start keeping my promises.  To build your record of success, don’t make a promise unless you feel you will keep it. And if you do commit to a decision, keep it no matter what gets in the way.
  3. Clean your house – Researches at Princeton University did a study that concluded “When your environment is cluttered, the chaos restricts your ability to focus.  The clutter also limits your brain’s ability to process information,” as stated in Scientists Find Physical Clutter Negatively Affects Your Ability to Focus, Process Information. In the study, researchers measured the brain’s response to organized and disorganized stimuli and found if you clear up the clutter ”you will be less irritable, more productive, distracted less often, and able to process information better.”
  4. Clear up mental clutter – It’s not only our physical environment that we must clean spick-and-span but we need to make space in our minds.  In A Cluttered Mind from A Simpler Life blog, the author suggests writing everything down so you don’t have to keep track of it in your mind; journal to alleviate thinking about things over-and-over; plan your goals then contemplate one object, word, or thought at a time; dip into your heart by intuitively feeling what you should do next; and release unhelpful thoughts.
  5. Be persistent, consistent and have tenacity – If you’ve ever studied successful people, their roads have not been smooth but littered with ruts, potholes, and barriers. The one thing that sets them apart from the average person is “tenacity,” a stick-to-it-ness that empowers them to surmount obstacles and stay the course. Take Donald Trump for example, he’s filed bankruptcy 4 times, gained and lost businesses and billions of dollars, and he’s been through 4 marriages … yet, the Donald keeps reinventing himself. If an obstacle arises for you, move on, over, or around it and reinvent yourself better!
  6. Stay in the present moment – One of the main stumbling blocks to success is our resistance to change because we are stuck in the past — “He did this to me, so now I don’t want a new relationship.  I was laid off, now no one wants to hire me.”  The past has no power over us unless we let its negativity pervade our thoughts.  Eckhart Tolle advises that we “Always say ‘yes’ to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is?  Say ‘yes’ to life — and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.”
  7. Have an attitude that “nothing is impossible” – Miracles occur everyday — people are cured of cancer, a patient comes out of a coma after years of silence, and a gigantic U.S. Airways airplane lands on the Hudson River intact with all 155 passengers and crew safe.  See the possibilities in life and believe that nothing is impossible!  Your reality is not set in stone, but is formed moment-to-moment by your thoughts, decisions, and beliefs.  Become the architect of your reality and design it successful!

Building a Habit of Success

Modern psychology tells us that when we start something and do not complete it, or make a resolution and do not keep it, we are forming a “habit of failure.”

If you do not intend to do a thing, do not start; if you do start, see it through even if the heavens fall.  If you make up your mind to do something, do it; let nothing, no one interfere — never allow it to be overruled.

Paraphrased from The Master Key

Feel Good Videos

If in need of a spiritual hug and inspiration, watch these videos:

From YouTube ThaTurth2107:  Visualize an incredible life with unlimited good and prosperity 


From YouTube NeverGiveUp040:  Visualizations with Abraham Hicks


From YouTube LiveYourDreamMentors:  Soundtrack from The Secret with Affirmations


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Don’t Worry… Be Happy

A great article on “Happiness” that I reblogged … enjoy.

Can't Stand The Heat

“The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” ~Benjamin Franklin

After last week’s ranting, I figured that it would be appropriate to do an entry on happiness. Yesterday, my co-workers and I attended a social, where we watched an awesome, inspirational documentary, called “The Happy Movie”. It’s one of those topics that everyone searches high and low for, when it’s simply placed right under our noses. Media teaches us that happiness is something that only certain people achieve; the beautiful, the rich, and the famous. However, people of the exact opposite have seemed to have more fulfilling lives. The start of the movie shows a man from India, who wakes early every morning to carry passengers on a rickshaw. He does this physically strenuous job in the beating sun, for hours, while wearing flip-flops .. He comes home to an…

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AquaCure Diary: A Rough Start

From the moment I decided to do this AquaCure experiment to improve my health, I felt different in an unexplainable way.  It was as if a spiritual bookmark had been placed on me by the universe that said, “You have committed to this decision … and I hear you!”  I knew there was an invisible force behind me and I only had to listen and act when guided.

The start date for my experiment was off a few days when I decided to purchase a card for a friend.  As I approached the outside sales table on the porch of a Victorian bookstore, my attention was drawn to a book called Why Don’t I Do the Things I Know are Good for Me? … Taking Small Steps Toward Improving the Big Picture, then, in less than a minute as I stepped in the front door, another book appeared Mindful Eating:  A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food.

I immediately knew the universe was talking to me and that I was starting on that healthy road a bit early. I grabbed up the books. Bought them. And took the books home to read.

The night before my AquaCure experiment was to start, I set my alarm for a little earlier so I could weigh-in, do some Qi Gong, pack a nutritious lunch, and perform the water ritual.  But life got in the way.

This morning, I turned on my computer to view my list of affirmations and it went bonkers @?%$!^#, moving at a snail’s pace … and this is a Mac?

I ended up spending half my precious time working on the computer as Qi Gong and the pre-packed nutritious lunch fell by the wayside.  I finally gave up on the mechanical and turned to the spiritual. Inside myself I thought about “What I wanted to say to the water” instead of reading it from a script. Then I drank the love, peace, gratitude, health infused water.

My plan for a smooth start felt more like a baby step – similar to a toddler just beginning to walk, I was unsteady, fell down, and had to pick myself up.

My body had the usual aches and pains and my eyes were burning, probably from the high pollen count in the air; but, when I arrived at work there was a pleasant surprise.

You gotta understand, I work at a place that has been analogized to an adolescent high school atmosphere.  So I was stunned when a person who hardly speaks to me came up and said, “I want to thank you for being the only positive person at the meeting that I hosted last week!”  It felt good to hear that.  My spirit is beginning to shine.

We’ll see what other amazing feats are revealed in the coming weeks.

AquaCure – My Healing Experiment

In the spirit of Dr. Masaru Emoto and his rice test, I’ve decided to perform my own little water experiment that I will call “AquaCure” (I’m purposely using a positive word “cure” in the title).

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Over the next month, starting Monday, May 21, 2012, I will drink at least 3 glasses of water per day (morning, noon, and night) using a glass with positive words written on it.  When drinking, I will say, think, and intend positive thoughts and words like “love, gratitude, joy, health…” and utter affirmations to set my intention for my own “improved health.”

T0 add another dimension to this little experiment, I will drink different types of water each week to see if they have varying effects.  Week 1 will be tap water, Week 2 bottled water, Week 3 filtered water, and Week 4 ionized water.

I plan on observing the effects of my “AquaCure” experiment to see if my health improves.  To measure the effects, once a week I will write diary entries on my blog, discussing what takes place.  I will especially look at feelings, energy, mental and physical manifestations, intuitive actions I’m inspired to take, and cures.

To lay the groundwork, the starting point is that my health has been poor. I have weight issues after years of programming in unhealthy eating habits.  I’ve been having problems walking with stiff legs and pain in the knees. My energy is low and my skin, hair, and nails are lackluster.  And I have conditions that show my body is missing the necessary ingredients to thrive.

We will see in 30 days if intending “improved health” using water brings about the results I desire.   Signed by:  Suzan

PLEASE JOIN ME IN THIS EXPERIMENT.  EACH WEEK, WHEN I POST MY DIARY ENTRIES, YOU CAN ADD COMMENTS ABOUT HOW YOU ARE DOING?

How Water is Deeply Connected to our Individual and Collective Consciousness

In this video from Healthy Planet, Healthy Me radio program, world renown water researcher Masaru Emoto talks about where his idea to research the properties of water came from — an incident as a child where he almost drowned.

After the near drowning, he ran home to his mother, who he said probably knew about the qualities in water when she told him, “At times like this, you should communicate your feelings to the water, and the water will understand.”  That incident stuck in his head, and in later years led him to discover that water is deeply connected to our individual and collective consciousness.

Emoto’s photographic experiments have demonstrated that the vibration in human energy, thoughts, words, ideas, and music effect the molecular structure of water.  Here’s a short video clip from the movie “What the Bleep Do We Know” that demonstrates this premise.

Emoto went on to author books and DVDs titled Message from Water (1999, 2001, 2006, 2008), Water Knows the Answers (2001, The Hidden Messages in Water (2004), Water Crystal Healing: Music & Images to Restore Your Well Being (2006), The Shape of Love: Discovering Who We Are, Where We Came From, Where We are Going (2007).

Today, he travels the world talking about water and peace, and is a featured speaker at the “Council of Elders: Healing the Earth for World Peace” that will be held in Frankfurt, Germany on September 24-25, 2012.

On Emoto’s official website you will find links to an application to submit your own water sample for photographing and publication on the website in “Water Crystal of the Month,” a video of water crystals changing while the American National Anthem is played, info about the Emoto Peace Project that aims to educate children about the truth of water by distributing for free a childrens’ version of the book Messages from Water, his phone app called MY HADO that connects you to everything Emoto, and a video about “How to Erase Clouds?” (the instructions can be found here.

Fresh Prince Speaks on the Law of Attraction

Would you believe it, Will Smith of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Men in Black, and Independence Day talks in this 6 minute video about having choices in your life.  He says “Just decide what its going to be, who you are going to be, and how you are going to do it — from that point on the universe is going to get out of your way.”

I think what he’s really talking about is if you take inspired action (what he calls “hustling”), from that point on the universe clears your way to make it happen.

Will says he “wants to represent the idea that you really can create whatever you want to create and be who you choose to be.”

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Moving from Zombieland to Presentville

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Do you go through life like a zombie — mindlessly going through your daily routine?  I do!

Here’s a little incident that happened to me last week.  Most of the time, I take a commuter train to my job.  But one day, I missed the window of time to catch the train, so I decided to drive.

Later that day, I got off work and stepped out the door only to find a commuter train pulling up, so I hopped on, settled into a comfy seat and pulled out a newspaper.

About 15 minutes later, I was rocked out of my twilight zone when I suddenly realized my car wasn’t waiting for me at the other end of the tracks … it was back downtown in a parking garage.

I pulled myself together, gathered up my belongings and my pride, and I got off the train to catch one heading in the opposite direction.  At the time, I kinda laughed about it and felt stupid at the same time.

Did you ever notice that the most spaced out people tend to work at Fast Food Restaurants?  It must be something about making the same food over-and-over that puts them into trances.

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A pet peeve of mine is when you go into the drive-thru lane and order a “cheeseburger with fries and a Coke?”  What happens next is a symptom that the person on the other end of the speaker is not all there, when she replies, “Do you want cheese on that burger?  Did you want a drink?”

You sit there in total frustration, having just told her the answers to those questions.  But she spaced you out … she didn’t hear your words … it didn’t register in her brain.  Instead, she went into her automatic speal.

In an article “Spacing Out Half the Day Makes People Unhappy in Harvard Study,” the author says in the journal Science that “people spend half their waking hours thinking about something other than what they are doing” and a Harvard study showed that “wandering minds tend to lead to unhappiness.”

What’s this all mean?  If we spend half our time residing in negative Lalaland it’s difficult to manifest your heart’s desires, so it’s best to move from Zombieland to Presentville.

To start you on that trip, below are a few quotes as shown on goodread.com from Eckhart Tolle, a Law of Attraction spiritual leader who is one of the biggest proponents of living in the present moment:

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“The past has no power over the present moment.” ― Eckhart Tolle

“Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.” ― Eckhart TolleThe Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”― Eckhart Tolle

“Accept – then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.” ― Eckhart Tolle

“Don’t let a mad world tell you that success is anything other than a successful present moment.” ― Eckhart TolleA New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you will ever have.” ― Eckhart Tolle

Inspirational stories about now famous people who were inspired to change their lives.

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1. Harrison Ford

“The Vice President of Columbia told this actor that he was never going to make it in the business.”

After Harrison Ford’s first performance as a hotel bellhop in the film Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round, the studio vice-president called him in to his office. “Sit down kid,” the studio head said, “I want to tell you a story. The first time Tony Curtis was ever in a movie he delivered a bag of groceries. We took one look at him and knew he was a movie star.” Ford replied, “I thought you were supossed to think that he was a grocery delivery boy.” The vice president dismissed Ford with “You ain’t got it kid , you ain’t got it … now get out of here.”

Not happy with the roles being offered to him, Ford became a self-taught professional carpenter to support his then-wife and two…

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The First Step in Changing Your Life – Instruction #1

I was listening to a Law of Attraction Radio Network show the other day while traveling on a commuter train.  The tracks were clacking underneath as I sat with ear pods protruding that were connected to my Ipod.

The host Bertrand Dory came on and started talking about a quote that went, When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

Bells went off in my head as the words registered as the kind of thing you want to write down quickly so you can paste it to your bathroom mirror to look at daily.

When I got home, I hopped onto the Internet to search for this quote and came upon a 3-1/2 minute video clip from Dr. Wayne Dyer that’s posted on Youtube. He started off by talking about this expression but then related it to something Einstein said that went, “The most fundamental and major decision that you have to make in your life is ‘do I live in a friendly or hostile universe?’ Because if you see the world as hostile and angry, with people wanting to hate and kill each other, then that’s exactly what you will create in your life.”

I agree with Einstein.  I have mostly looked at life as being a “hard and hurtful place,” and have suffered a lot of pain — abuse as a child, divorce,  hostile work environments, weight issues, lost loved ones, and just plain old tragedy.   Then on top of this, you add the negativity of what’s around you like TV news programs that exploit war, politics, and disasters.  No wonder people are depressed!

If I were to come up with LIFE INSTRUCTION NO. 1, it would say “Look at life as a friendly universe.”   Refuse to watch or listen to negative TV programs or negative people in your life and seek out inspiring mentors, books, and CDs.  Forgive and forget all the past wrongs that have been done to you.  And finally, reprogram the way you look at things to be more positive so the things you look at will change.

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