The Elixir of Life

Author of several books, Dr. Masaru Emoto was an internationally renowned researcher who gained worldwide acclaim by showing how water is deeply connected to our individual and collective consciousness. His message was simple, profound, and far-reaching — water reflects the intention of our thoughts and words. His landmark water study shows that words positively change the molecular structure and vibration of water and other substances.


Consumed once a day, Len and I each place a glass of water on the kitchen window sill with personal words of intent written in indelible marker on each one.

My words are: Joy, Laughter, Health, Vitality, Forgiveness, Creativity, and Peace of Mind.
Len’s words are: Health, Strength, Wisdom, Abundance, Love, Clarity, and Gratitude.

What words would you write on your glass?


O is for One

We're all in the same boat (the tides out in Nova Scotia, by Laurie Buchanan)

We’re all in the same boat (the tides out in Nova Scotia, by Laurie Buchanan)

We are all interconnected, we’re one. Because of this, everything we do—or fail to do—has a powerful ripple effect. Incredibly powerful in that the consequences don’t just extend outward, but travel back again, boomerang-style.

If I hurt you, I hurt myself, and in due course harm my children and grandchildren.

If I lie to you, I lie to myself, and in due course deceive my children and grandchildren.

If I steal from you, I steal from myself, and in due course take from my children, my grandchildren, and so on…

Likewise, when I do something that’s positive, uplifting, constructive and healing, the same boomerang-style ripple effect comes into play.

Our thoughts and actions don’t just affect us individually; they affect us collectively. The ramifications of what we think, say, and do aren’t just local in nature; the impact is global.

It’s my perspective that when we’re mindful of our personal energy signature, it has a positive influence on others. If we neglect to cultivate and maintain our personal energy signature, it has a negative effect on others.

You’ve heard the saying, “Never underestimate the power of one.” It’s true. As extensions of Source Energy—individual reflections of Divine Love—each of us has a sphere of influence. Whether we’re a global citizen like the Dalai Lama, or a local citizen; what we think, say, and do has far-reaching and lasting ramifications. Similar to putting a hand in wet cement, it leaves an impression long after we’ve left the scene. We exercise wisdom when we’re mindful of our influence on others.

The collective consciousness is the interconnected wholeness of life. This is equally true of the “noosphere” that Ken Wilber talks about. The information contained therein is an existing potential for each of us to tap into, enhancing the possibility of carrying the torch of human compassion and understanding a little further. I applaud the way Gregg Braden removes individual separateness when he says, “We are humans with a collective history.”

It’s my perspective that each of us has an undeniable responsibility to ourself and the rest of the world to be our personal best on any given day. The ripple effect is far too-reaching to do otherwise.

What’s your ripple effect?