Friday, April 16, 2010

The Rice Experiment

For the last month our family has been working on an experiment. It is called, The Emoto Rice Experiment and it is based on the work of Masaru Emoto, author of the book, Messages from Water, (and of What the Bleep do we Know!? fame).

Emoto believes that since people are 70 percent water, and the Earth is 70 percent water, we can heal our planet and ourselves by consciously expressing love and good will towards water.

Masaru has done several experiments where he proves the direct result of positive energy, meditation, and positive intention towards the shape of ice crystals.

Masaru suggests trying out his theory with this simple experiment. Cook some rice and add it to two containers. On the first you write, "Thank You - I love you" and on the second you write, "I hate you - You Fool". Make sure you seal the jars or containers.

Every day pick up each jar at least once, and say what is written on the jar. When I spoke to the jar, I tried to really feel the emotions too. (I even kissed the loved jar a few times. The kids thought this was so funny. ) It took over a week before we started seeing any mold or fermentation.

After only a month, our results are amazing!

The "loved" rice is as white and fluffy as the day I put it in there. The "hated" rice is fermenting and molding. This experiment has been mind blowing to us! It truly shows how powerful our thoughts and words are. Imagine treating those you love with kindness and gratitude and how this affects them both physically and emotionally. Also consider what effect hate and negativity can create in our lives.

This experiment is something you have to see to believe. Try it! It's a fabulous way to learn more about the Power of Intention. Our children are greatly affected by our words and thoughts toward them, as this experiment shows. What kinds of energy are you sending to your kids?


19 comments:

Julia said...

Wow oh wow, we have seriously got to try this. Thank you for sharing it with us, amazing stuff :)

Momioso said...

I was aware of his ideas about water - which of course make total sense! But I didn't know he extended it to rice. If we extrapolate this to our kids - can you imagine the damage it does to them when we speak less than lovingly? Wow. Thanks for your post.

Shady Lady said...

That is amazing! We so have to try this.

Deb(bie Debbie Doo) said...

like Momioso i'd only heard about his work w/ water - i absolutely love how visual this is and am so looking forward to trying this out here!

Anonymous said...

this is beautiful I can't wait to try this. This is a second time reading this so I must see what happens!

mikehedge said...

so awesome

Cynthia said...

we're doing this experiment too! I think the kids thought I was nuts but they are as amazed as i am at the results after just one week:

http://alifeprofound.wordpress.com/2010/04/26/positive-energy-begets-positive-energy/

Amy B said...

Thank you, Dayna! I have linked to this in my email list for http://www.innateparenting.com and I am going to do this at my parents house with the grand kids - which will make for a profound exercise for three generations! Much love,
Amy

Dayna Martin said...

How wonderful Amy!!

cynthia! Incredible... thanks for sharing!!

JoAnna said...

Wow, thanks for sharing! I've always thought that talking to my plants worked...

jules said...

Thanks Dayna this is an awesome fun activity that goes way beyond a science experiment. We loved doing this.
thanks for sharing.
xx

Mama Monique said...

I'm gonna try this @ home! Thanks!!

Jane said...

Hi Dayna,
I was inspired to try this at home and what fantastic results!! Visitors, young and old, school going, other unschoolers, scientists, cynics...all are amazed and love to have their own little chat to the rice! the kids love to explain it to others. I hug and kiss the jar and have given the 'nice' rice Reiki too!! after months (3?) it is still pristine!
Jane, New Zealand

Jennifer said...

I was looking for this post a few months ago because Brianna wanted to do it. So glad you have the popular post on the side now or I would of never of found it!!

Kjerstin said...

I found this blog while looking up unschooling about a month ago and got totally inspired to do this rice experiment. I have to admit, I was a skeptic. But check it out. http://justanotherguineapig.blogspot.com/2011/03/rice-intention-experiment-11.html AMAZING. Thanks for posting -- this is powerful stuff!

mikehedge said...

I posted on this one year ago. fun times. genius post and experiment!

hugs and hellos from the Life Rocks Conference!

Mike

idan said...

Hope this will give big head shot to fool Athiest.

Tim in the Kitchen said...

Intriguing! We have just started our version of this experiment. (I have to admit I am a sceptic!) You can read about it here:
http://unschoolingfather.blogspot.com/2012/03/bad-science-and-good-learning.html

Tanya said...

So gonna try this.