"There are no limitations to the self except those you believe in."
I was excited to see chapter 6 in Pam Grout's E squared book started off talking about Dr. Masuru Emoto; he was the basis for many of my yoga themes back in 2010! Dr. Emoto wrote books (The Hidden Messages in Water) showing proof that negative thoughts and energy affect water crystals. He would take water from polluted sources and water from clean sources and freeze the samples so he could see what the crystals looked like that formed. The polluted water created ugly, unbalanced crystals while the clean water formed beautiful symmetric crystals. He went further to take two samples of the same water where one sample was prayed over and the other was not...same results. He would write loving words in front of one sample and mean words in front of the other...same result. Every time the water was encouraged and focused on with positive thoughts, words an energy, the formed crystals were breathtaking. Every time the water was sent negative thoughts, words and energies, the crystals were broken and unappealing.
YOU are physically made up of mostly water. Imagine what the negative things you say and think to yourself are doing to the water within you on a molecular level. Imagine if everyone around the world only sent out loving thoughts and words how that would impact the world!
We all have the power to balance our own energies. We all have the power to heal our own dis-ease. We have FORGOTTEN how to and have been TAUGHT not to.
Pam Grout writes, "We in the West are not taught about energy and the power of our body/mind. Instead of being trained to tune in to our innate intelligence, we're told, "Here's a doctor. Here's a nurse. When something is wrong consult with them." Coaches tell us if we are good enough to make the basketball team. Teachers tell us if our art is up to snuff. We're taught to turn over our power to forces outside ourselves."
Don't do it anymore. Take your power back. If you love painting but have been told it's not your thing (and maybe it isn't!), but have the courage to be a crappy painter if that is what you love doing.
One of the most powerful examples Grout gives in this chapter is that of a man who cured his own blindness when someone told him it was possible to do. "Sickness is optional...Instead of seeing sickness as a problem, something to correct, we accept it as a fact of life."
Please start saying to yourself things like "I choose health" and "I choose happiness." I know from my Reiki experience that energy is tangible. Take responsibility for the health and happiness of your own energy. Who else is going to? They are too busy ignoring theirs!
The experiment in this chapter requires a little more effort. Take an empty egg carton and plant a seed in each space. State your intention that the seeds on the right side will grow stronger and faster and that the ones on the left will grow slowly and