Gratitude, your shining crystal of light.

As many of you know, nature is full of fractals, never ending patterns of chaos and symmetry. For example, every leaf is symmetrical yet slightly different to any other leaf. And no matter how deep you go into a fractal pattern, the same level of detail exists. You can find fractals everywhere, in rivers, plants, clouds and us. We are part of the earth, we are each a reflection of each other and of the whole, yet unique. Depak Chopra tells us the trees are our lungs, the rivers our circulation, the air our breath and the earth our body.

So when we want to make a change in our lives, how do we change the pattern we want to replace? Our personal patterns are fractal in nature, the wars within reflect in the wars of our world, our negative thoughts draw us to focus on negative experiences. Masaru Emoto beautifully illustrates it in his studies on water crystals. He froze water from different sources around the world and photographed them through a special microscope to find water from clean sources created brilliant, complex symmetric crystals while polluted water formed asymmetrical, lacklustre shapes. He then experimented with exposing water to music and words before freezing it. He found words such as “hate” formed irregular, dull crystals while “love” created vibrant, balanced crystals. The earth, we and our brains are all 70% water, so it stands to reason that it is possible to heal the earth and ourselves through our minds. The way we do this is to connect with our own light so we can use it to crystalise our intention. We do this through gratitude. By focusing every day, for just a few minutes, on what we are grateful for, we fill ourselves with light. Light attracts light. Emoto explains it more eloquently:

Love tends to be a more active energy, the act of giving oneself unconditionally. By contrast, gratitude is a more passive energy, a feeling that results from having been given something. What the world needs now is gratitude.

We must begin by learning what it means to have enough…to feel gratitude for having been born on a planet so rich in nature and gratitude for the water that makes our life possible.  If you open your eyes you will see that the world is full of so much that deserves our gratitude. When you have become the embodiment of gratitude, think about how pure the water that fills your body will be. When this happens, you, yourself will be a beautiful shining crystal of light.

 – Dr. Masaru Emoto from “Messages from Water”