Recently, I was pondering why so many bad things seem to happen around the holidays and my first thought was, “I don’t have a clue.” As I pondered further, another thought occurred to me. During the holidays, from before Thanksgiving until after New Year’s, most people are in a chaotic state of mind. The season is supposed to be about love and joy, but rarely do we see and feel the love and joy. Instead, people are running around trying to get the perfect gifts, fighting in the stores, going into debt, arguing over whose holiday to celebrate, what holiday figures should be displayed, what greetings should be said, eating and drinking too much, family discord, travel stress, and well, you can add your own. All this negative energy is being emitted into the Universe and it affects everyone and everything around us.
Dr. Masaru Emoto, a researcher and Chief of the Hado Institute in Tokyo, has established this in one of the most convincing effects that human consciousness can have on physical reality. Not long ago, I had the pleasure of meeting him and hearing him speak. By using water and a process of freezing water and observing the crystals, he proved that certain energies can affect the shape of the crystals. He calls this “Hado…the intrinsic vibration pattern at the atomic level in all matter, the smallest unity of energy. Its basis is the energy of human consciousness.”
In experiments, he produced various Hado through spoken and written words, as well as playing different types of music to the water. Depending on the energy exposed to the water, it produced different types of crystals. Beautiful, loving, and kind words and music would produce crystals that looked like snowflakes. Negative, hateful, and ugly words and music exposed to the water created crystals that looked like cancer cells, nothing at all like a magnificent snowflake. His many experiments proved that our words and actions do affect those around us as well as what we put into the collective consciousness. (For more information, go to masaru-emoto.net.)
Thinking on this, I came to the theory (my theory only) that the chaotic energy we put into the collective consciousness during the holidays affects everyone and not always in good ways. Maybe, just maybe, that’s one reason so many “bad” things happen to so many during the holiday season?
So how can we change the energy during the holiday season (as well as throughout the year)? We can become very aware of what we are feeling and what energy we are putting into the collective consciousness. Are we contributing love, peace, kindness, and compassion? Or are we contributing the negative chaotic energy by fighting and arguing, stressing, and buying into the consumerist mentality that the holiday season seems to have become? For so many, we’ve completely lost sight of the true meaning of the holiday season whether it’s Christmas or any other holiday celebrated during this time.
I would like to invite each of us to become very aware of what we are really celebrating. What kind of energy are we putting into the Universe? Who or what are we really worshipping? How are we treating each other? Are we lifting people up or tearing them down? What kind of crystals are we making? Mother Teresa said, “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” She also said, “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
As we go into the year, let us hold everyone in the world, regardless of color, race, religion, politics, financial status, or sexual preference in the collective consciousness of total, unconditional love. Let’s look for the God/Good in everyone. As Gandhi said, “If you don’t find God in the next person you meet, don’t waste time looking for him further.” Let’s live the Golden Rule “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” We really can be the change we wish to see in the world.
In the New Year, I am seeing you embraced with love, happiness, good health, peace, and prosperity.
Published in the Cookeville Herald Citizen newspaper December 27, 2013.