Thursday, March 31, 2011

Healing the Waters of Japan

This morning, when I checked in on Facebook, among the usual mix of status updates and reports on my friends’ moods and activities, one post stood out. A woman that I want to high school with posted a link, under a heading of “please post this to your wall quickly!” The link was to a "Water Ceremony" with a Dr. Masaru Emoto that was to take place today at noon.

Hmmmmm.  Water Ceremony?  This sounded interesting, so I clicked through, and here was the full description:
Global Event - Please join us right from where you are - for a special Water Ceremony for the waters at the nuclear plants Japan. This Thursday at 12pm in YOUR time zone. Thank you for your love and support!
My skeptic senses were tingling, so I clicked on the link to read the letter from Dr. Masaru Emoto that accompanied the notice.  And I wasn’t disappointed. What an enraging and yet entertaining mess of pseudoscientific nonsense and well-meaning spiritual mumbo-jumbo!  I really have to post the whole thing, with my comments interspersed:
A letter from Dr Masaru Emoto... 
To All People Around the World,
Please send your prayers of love and gratitude to water at the nuclear plants in Fukushima, Japan!
Screw the people actually affected by the tsunami and the earthquake, the relief workers struggling to find and save people, and the many others who are actively trying to help – we need to send our “prayers of love and gratitude” to the freakin’ water!
By the massive earthquakes of Magnitude 9 and surreal massive tsunamis, more than 10,000 people are still missing…even now… It has been 16 days already since the disaster happened. What makes it worse is that water at the reactors of Fukushima Nuclear Plants started to leak, and it’s contaminating the ocean, air and water molecule of surrounding areas. 
Human wisdom has not been able to do much to solve the problem, but we are only trying to cool down the anger of radioactive materials in the reactors by discharging water to them.
Well, human wisdom, or, as I like to call it, science has pretty much determined that this is exactly the thing to do to “cool down” the reactors.
Is there really nothing else to do?
I have an idea!  Let’s get people to think nice thoughts and maybe the water will turn into wine, er, clean water.
I think there is. During over twenty year research of hado measuring and water crystal photographic technology, I have been witnessing that water can turn positive when it receives pure vibration of human prayer no matter how far away it is.
Man, that “pure vibration of human prayer” is pretty damn powerful! Why didn’t we use that to, I don’t know, stop the tsunami from hitting Japan in the first place?
Energy formula of Albert Einstein, E=MC2 really means that Energy = number of people and the square of people’s consciousness.
Say what?  You mean ol’ Albert got the formula right, but the words wrong?  Or was he just fucking with us with all that crap about mass and velocity, when he knew all along that consciousness is the key to energy?
Now is the time to understand the true meaning. Let us all join the prayer ceremony as fellow citizens of the planet earth. I would like to ask all people, not just in Japan, but all around the world to please help us to find a way out the crisis of this planet!!
The prayer procedure is as follows.
Day and Time: March 31st, 2011 (Thursday) 12:00 noon in each time zone
Please say the following phrase: “The water of Fukushima Nuclear Plant,  we are sorry to make you suffer.  Please forgive us. We thank you, and we love you.” 
Tell me again why we’re apologizing to water?  Have we hurt its feelings?  Is the water itself suffering?  And I love a good cold glass of H2O as much as the next guy, but “we thank you and we love you?”  Seriously?  Water must be pretty needy to need that kind of reassurance of our affections.
Please say it aloud or in your mind. Repeat it three times as you put your hands together in a prayer position. Please offer your sincere prayer. 
Thank you very much from my heart.
With love and gratitude, Masaru Emoto  Messenger of Water
Gotta love that title, “Messenger of Water.”  Wonder where that position ranks on the company flow chart?
So, as much as I enjoy the mental image of a multitude of well meaning people chanting this ridiculous prayer while aiming their powerful energies at the waters in Japan, what bothers me is the thought that these same people might actually believe that by doing this they are somehow contributing  to the health and welfare of people that are suffering.
So here’s my suggestion to all those who might be taking part in this silly ritual:  After you’ve finished concentrating on healing the waters of Japan, try concentrating on writing a check to the Red Cross or one of the other relief agencies that are actually doing some good for people affected by tragedy.

1 comment:

  1. Damn! This Emoto guy really lost all conscience. If he had any.