INDIA. The present pandemic has forced us to stay at home. Due to this, nature has been able to restore the balance of the ecosystem and to purify the water and air.
In India, rivers like Ganga and Yamuna have become very clean, for the first time in many decades. Venice’s canal water became clear of impurities with visitors being kept away from it. Citizens of the US and China can breathe fresher air now.
The world economic forum ranks water crisis in the top three global risks. In fact, The United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted the resolution to help put a greater focus on water for ten years.
Availability and access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services are important to fight COVID-19 as well as preserve the health and well-being of millions.
But, what exactly is ‘clean water’? Is the water clean when it is free from suspended particles and microorganisms? Or does water need to have any intrinsic properties to be able to call it ‘pure and clean’?
Water or H20 is an inorganic substance that is indispensable for all lives on the planet Earth. Taken for granted, it’s part of our everyday life to such an extent that we assume that we know all these is to know about it.
However, modern scientific research tells us of our scanty knowledge of this elixir.
First piece of evidence was dismissed as pseudo-science
French immunologist Jacques Benveniste along with his colleagues found very surprising evidence about water ; he found that water could retain information from the molecules with which it interacted. In simpler words, we can say that water can “remember” things. Fascinating! isn’t it?
This evidence came from an experiment where successive dilutions of biologically active substances took place. Benveniste and his group took such substance and diluted it. They then took a part of that diluted solution and diluted it again. Repeating the dilution again and again until no trace of the original substance remained statistically.
They found that the diluted version of the substance (only water) had the same effect on the cell as the previously concentrated substance.
According to Benveniste’s research, it appeared that the diluted water retained a “memory” of the molecules with which it had interacted. Later, his finding was reported to the prestigious magazine Nature in 1988.
However, the editor of the magazine John Maddox called his research “preposterous”. According to him, the conclusion of the experiment was against the mainstream thinking of science.
Benveniste’s result was thus dismissed as ‘pseudo-science’ and he had to pay a very hefty price for his foray against mainstream science. His research laboratory was confiscated and research fund was stopped permanently.
A startling experiment
After Benveniste, Dr. Masaru Emoto, a Japanese author became known for his beautiful pictures of water crystals. in the 1990s, decided to restart the ‘water research’. Emoto contended that human consciousness affects the molecular structure of water.
During his research, Emoto took water samples from different water sources of the world, including tap water, river water, lake water, and even distilled water. He then dropped each sample on 100 Petri dishes and froze them in – 50C for 2 to 4 hours. He asked his colleagues to observe the samples under microscopes and photograph them.
Through this experiment, Emoto found something remarkable. He observed that the crystals formed from the tap water around the world showed highly irregular patterns – natural waters from unpolluted rivers and springs exhibited beautiful crystallization.
He then thought to himself, “Wouldn’t chlorine present during water treatment hinder the formation of aesthetic crystallization?”
Experiment on water with music
Emoto then decided to perform a new experiment. He took one sample of distilled water and packed it in two bottles. One bottle was frozen directly and the other one was made to “listen” music for two hours before freezing it.
Later, when he compared the microscopic photographs of two different samples, there was a startling revelation. The water which was exposed to the music showed beautiful crystallization.
Interestingly, he also found that water crystallized differently when exposed to different genres of music. Hard rock and roll music created pictures that were not as aesthetic as the pictures from Mozart and Beethoven. It appeared as if water loved to listen to calming music.
Exposure of water to words
After his experiment with music, Emoto decided to conduct a similar experiment using ‘words’. He used the words typed by a word processor and weren’t handwritten.
The water sample was put in two different bottles. One sample was pasted with a paper that had “Thank You” written on it. On the second bottle, a “You Fool” paper was pasted.
The two bottles were left untouched for a night. The next day, he froze the water and took pictures of the crystals formed.
The two samples showed conspicuous differences from each other. Emoto was completely astonished by the results.
Therefore, he decided to repeat the experiment. For this, he changed his staff and ran the experiment again.Surprisingly, the results were the same. These pictures completely bamboozled Emoto.
Conducting the experiment using images
Emoto’s next aim was to include images in his experiment. He followed the procedures similar to his previous experiments. However this time, he filled distilled water into different bottles.
He then put various pictures like elephants, dolphins, and even Japanese temples inside it. He kept the bottles away for 8 hours. Then, he froze the water again. As a result, he observed remarkable crystallization pictures of water.
Impact of human consciousness on water
Along with human words, pictures, sound, and music does human consciousness changes the entire character of water? Does “bad water” changes to “good water”?
Emoto experimented on this and published his findings. More than 1 million copies of his “The Hidden Messages in Water” book were sold.
In 2003, he was invited to the United Nations to deliver a lecture on this subject. His work was also featured in the movie “What the Bleep do we know”.
However, mainstream scientists sidelined his findings again under the pretext of erroneous observation. Since he was a Ph.D. in alternate medicine, his efforts were mocked at and put into the category of pseudo-science.
After Emoto’s experiments were sidelined, Luc Montagnier decided to carry forward his observations. Thus, the research on the water got a new twist. Montagnier is a French virologist and a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or medicine. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2008 for his discovery of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). In 2010, he claimed that DNA emits weak electromagnetic (EM) waves that cause structural changes in water. These structural changes persist even in extremely high dilutions. That was a tall claim.
Eventually, the two concepts brewed a storm. The first concept involved the DNA of water producing EM waves and the second concept was related to the internal structure of water. However, this time a mainstream scientist claimed the “memory of water” and not a novice. Hence, it was accepted in the scientific world.
Montagnier was then requested to present his story at UNO in October 2014. A year later, research was conducted at the Max Planck Institute, Germany which showed that the structural memory of water persisted on a pico (10-12) second timescale. Thus, Benveniste and Emoto’s works got a new lease on life.
The fourth phase of water
Universally, water has three phases, solid ice, liquid water, and vapor. But, distinguished professor Gerald Pollock made a stunning discovery of the fourth phase of water.
The fourth phase lies between ice and liquid water and is a transition phase. At a small volume and under high-pressure, the water turns into this mysterious state. Pollock named this state as EZ water.
He found that it has a hexagonal structure and the formula is not H2O but H3O2. As per his research, almost all cells in our body are formed by this water.
Ancient religions and water
Even after all the experiments led by these researchers, a question still stands. Are the results of the experiments pointing towards something? The answer is, yes and it is related to ancient cultures and religions.
Each culture in ancient civilization has a unique way of symbolizing the sacred knowledge of water. For all religions and cultural beliefs, water plays a leading role in sacred rituals and practices.
In Buddhism, an earnest seeker’s path to enlightenment includes a diligent cleansing of body, mind, and spirit. The calmness and serenity of water are reflected by offering water to Buddhist shrines.
In Christianity, water is directly linked to the ritual baptism where the follower professes his or her faith by bathing in “holy water.” In Islam, water symbolizes wisdom. In The holy book of the Quran, water is a conscious awareness of the self.
Even in Hinduism, water is linked to every social aspect of life, from birth to death. Divine water in the temple, which is said to be purified by prayers and mantras, is consumed after puja worships. Water is sprinkled on devotees to “purify” the mind of the devotee. Before any pious work, a person has to commit (Sankalp) by taking water in his hands along with flowers and rice.
Water: The flowing life
Since water has been a constant component in our life and ancient rituals for a long time, is it possible that our ancestors knew more about the water than us? Did they possess more wisdom than us?
The findings of modern research are now unveiling the deep secrets of water. All these findings can satisfactorily answer one scientific question. Why is there life on Earth and not on other planets? The answer is due to water and its mind-boggling traits.
I believe that now the time has come to peer at the water again with more refined wisdom. While the researchers are investigating the water, why don’t you just say “Thank You” to the glass of water that you are holding right now…