AquaCure Diary: Final Week, Very Happy

About a month ago I started my AquaCure experiment, where for one month I drank water out of a glass with positive words written on it and said affirmations out loud.  I came up with the idea to improve my health, after seeing Masuro Emoto’s  test of rice and photographs of water crystals and writing about it in How Water is Deeply Connected to Our Individual and Collective Consciousness.

In AquaCure: First Week, Subtle Change I talked about reading a self-help book titled “Why Don’t I do the Things I know are Good for Me?”   This book was refreshing and enlightening as it went to the heart of my issue “self-care.”  I learned that 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.  In order to develop good self-care, we need to learn new behaviors that cause us to act in our own long-term best interest rather than momentary satisfaction.
The second week AquaCure: Second Week, a Positive Shift I told a story about how a friend went on a non-gluten diet and that inspired me to do the same.  I went on the food plan as a lark, but within days I took it serious because I saw my body and energy shift as I lost the addictive urge to stuff my face with food, my energy became balanced instead of highs and lows, I could think clearer, aches and pains went away, and I lost weight.

And in the third week AquaCure:  Third Week, Loving Gluten-Free Diet I went on to estole the benefits of the non-gluten diet by providing research about gluten’s link to chronic diseases and facts like “Did you know that 1 in 7 people have an intolerance to gluten, a protein in wheat, spelt, rye, barley, oats.”

As an extra dimension to the experiment I even tried different types of water each week – Week 1 was tap water, Week 2 bottled water, Week 3 filtered water, and Week 4 ionized water.

To tell you the honest truth, I couldn’t tell a difference in drinking types of waters, so I think manifestation is more determined on the “quality of your thoughts” rather than “quality of the water.”  My own opinion is focusing on the water glass makes you stop and give more energy to your intention and that was the key — the universe gave me these guided gifts, I listened to my intuition, and then acted on them.  Below are the manifestations:

  1. Led to the self-help book
  2. A friend told me about their gluten-free food plan
  3. And the final manifestation that I haven’t told you about is … a puppy.

Lucy

I have been wanting a dog the past few years and have looked but nothing stuck. That is until a few weeks ago when I stepped into a PetSmart store to look at the latest round of shelter dogs.  Although I wanted an older, trained dog, a little puppy Chiweenie (cross between Chihuahua and Dachshund) stole my heart.  When I held her, she melted into my arms.  And ever since, she and the above manifestations have brought more health, happiness, and joy into my life.

AquaCure Diary: Third Week, Loving Gluten-Free Diet

My AquaCure experiment has 7 days left.  I am at the end of my third week of drinking glasses of water each day with positive words written on them. To read my past posts, see Week 1 and Week 2 .

Today, I want to emphasize what a benefit it has been to go on a non-gluten diet.  I must admit, going on this type of food plan was the last thought in my head.  But guidance while on my AquaCure experiment led me to this opportunity, and I said “Why not?”

I didn’t expect to like it — being off pizza, toast, noodles, flour tortillas didn’t sound inviting– but within a few days of starting the food plan I felt the benefits, even though a friend told me her holistic doctor said it takes 2-3 months to realize the full effect.

What I have experienced was no mood swings or energy peaks and valleys, a clearness of thought, loss of about 9 lbs, I don’t have uncontrollable urges to food binge, and a lower blood pressure and cholesterol.  This non-gluten food plan has been a blessing that I plan to continue.

Did you know that 1 in 7 people have an intolerance to gluten, a protein in wheat, spelt, rye, barley, oats. Gluten intolerance is the inability to digest or break down gluten.  This causes problems with digesting vitamins and minerals and this brings about an inflammation in the small intestines that is related to illnesses like:

  • According to NaturalNews.com, eating foods containing gluten can lead to rheumatoid arthritis, a disease characterized by inflammation and pain in the joint, and serious conditions such as diabetes and intestinal cancer.
  • ln an article titled Gluten Attacks the Brain and Damages the Nervous System, it says “Approximately 10 percent of people with Celiac disease [that many gluten intolerant people have] develop neurologic symptoms, according to the Center for Peripheral Neuropathy.” And this causes unexplained dizziness to numbness in the hands and feet.
  • The Nutrition Research Center warns that if you have skin conditions or chronic health problems that won’t go away, you should serious consider getting off gluten.

Some very prominent people are on no gluten diets. Here’s an article from TheCelebrityCafe.com called “Top Ten Gluten-Free Celebrities that include: Zooey Deschanel, Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jenny McCarthy, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and Chelsea Clinton among others.  I understand Oprah Winfrey is also gluten-free.

There must really be something to this gluten-free movement because tons of products, bakeries, and recipes are popping up on the market. To tantalize your taste buds, below are links to a few yummy-looking gluten-free recipes.  Click on the images to be transported to the websites.

Baby Cakes

Lemonade Scones

Goddess Zucchini Bread

AquaCure Diary: Second Week, a Positive Shift

This is the end of the second week on my AquaCure experiment, where I drink glasses of water each day with positive words written on them.

In my last post, I talked about the glasses of water giving me a positive focus while repeating affirmations like:

I fill my body with love and gratitude for life and joy.

I thank my body for serving me well over the years, for protecting me, and keeping me healthy.  

I ask the water to clear out any impurities in my body, mind, and soul. 

I have a body that is strong, with normal cells that grow healthier everyday.

Thank you universe for guiding me to take good care of myself.

This week, I want to talk about a shift I’m seeing in my body and energy. A friend told me about how she has started on a non-gluten diet — which at its core means no wheat.  She explained that she has had skin rashes and allergies, so she went to a holistic doctor who suggested this course of action.

As she spoke, my mind wandered to a time about 3 years ago, when I thought about going on this type of food plan.  I suspected that I might have a problem with gluten, and even explored the idea a little by subscribing to the Gluten Free Club, a website that sent me emails with tips and recipes.  But I never tried it.  I ignored that guidance.

That is until now, because when I learned about my friend, I decided to get off my butt and give up wheat products.  I felt like intuition had knocked twice, and I know that if you don’t listen it knocks harder each time, so I paid attention.  For the past week, I’ve had no toast, french bread, sandwiches, flour tortillas, croutons, chips, spaghetti or pizza, and I’m doing just fine.

Now that I see this list of foods — it hit me that these wheat products are the usual staples of obese people who appear on the Biggest Loser television program.  Reality Check!  Maybe there is something to limiting gluten products, not only for rashes and allergies, but also obesity?

How do I feel after no gluten for a week?  My ravishing hunger for fast foods and all things fattening has diminished and I’m feeling more in control, the weight started dropping at a fast pace (at about a pound a day), and I’m not riding the energy roller coaster, instead I’m taking a leisurely drive.

While I haven’t fully committed to this regime, I must say that not eating bread feels right, and I’m starting to find equally satisfying alternatives like a corn tortilla instead of flour, and a grocery cashier told me that quinoa spaghetti noodles are just as good, if not better, than wheat.

So, I’m going to continue to follow my food guidance to see where it leads me.  It feels like a life shift is happening?  Thank you water-glass Gods!

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.

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.

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