Following on from yesterday’s post about the language of diet now turning to suck in the language of unconditional body acceptance, I was reminded about the work of Marasu Emoto, a Japanese alternative medicine doctor and researcher, who says that water can hold emotions.
So if we label a bottle of water with the word ‘love’ and then freeze the water, the ice crystals will be incredibly beautiful. Water labelled ‘hate’ produced distorted ugly crystals.
Our bodies are made of water, 61.8% of the average person’s weight is water. At birth, babies are made of 78% water. Our brains are 85% water, and our bones are 15% water. There is no tissue in our body which does not contain water. Water is a lubricant, the universal solvent, and the carrier of every enzyme in the body.
So, if we’re snarking at our bodies every day, feeling ugly and unworthy, feeling like a failure because we failed at a diet again, freaking out because the number on the scale today is higher than it was yesterday…. hating our thighs, wishing and hoping and trying to force our butts to be smaller tighter rounder, feeling disappointed about our breasts, and sad about our stomachs – what does all that negative intention do to the water in every cell of the body?
Maybe not today, maybe not even this year, but over time I cannot imagine that we won’t experience discomfort, disease, and certainly emotional issues like depression, as a side-effect of directing all that hate at our bodies.
Consider this – if you’re continually dieting to lose weight, what are you telling your body?
Does that mean you should give up trying to have a perfect body? I’d never say that – but what I would say is that you already have the perfect body – yes I know, it’s hard to believe :). When we can unhook from the nasty body hating messages of the weight loss industry, and love and accept our bodies just the way they are, then we partner with our bodies, nurture and honour them, give them exactly what they need, not what some manufacturer of food-like substances tells us they need! To me, that’s perfect 🙂
Here’s what Dr Emoto has to day about it, and there’s an experiment you can do prove it yourself, if you need to…