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.

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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?

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