Water and Intention

Sceptics this will probably not be your favourite post 🙂 . However there is an extraordinary book by Masaru EmotoThe Hidden Messages in Water” which is a series of observations about water and the impact that a variety of influences have on the water molecules… Using a microscope to photograph the molecules – where some were from polluted rivers whilst others were exposed to emotive words like ugly and beautiful and how their form changed with intention… and part of the proposition is that with intention we can change and heal our world – given how this week has unfolded for me it has profound meaning. Then yesterday a friend sent a message from Dr Emoto asking people around the world to bless the waters affected in Japan…. so here goes and I have replicated the message I received…

To All People Around the World,

Please send your prayers of love and gratitude to water at the nuclear plants in Fukushima, Japan!
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.

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.”

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
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Lifting veils

Each day of this journey a new veil gets removed and I see a little clearer what destructive patterns colour my thinking… this beautiful piece (peace) from Rilke touched me….

Make your ego porous.
Will is of little
complaining is nothing,
fame is nothing.
Openness, patience,
receptivity, solitude is


Worrying is suffering in advance… I love this quote… I have just had a lesson in the importance of staying present, of trusting what I intuitively know to be true, of remaining grounded and of stilling my centre… Perhaps part of this year’s journey is to let go of my love of drama and my ability to conjure up the worst possible scenario… As I gaze out on a magnificent autumn day I am delighted to be alive and healthy…

A Graduate

Guess what! I am now a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors – I feel so left-brain and analytic I can barely contain my rigorous thinking :-)… does this mean the lesson is study hard, prepare yourself and then do your best? Seriously I am absolutely delighted…

Elections, EarthHour and Entertainment

Yesterday was the state election in New South Wales… It was a historic landslide defeat for the ruling Labor party… it was the first time I didn’t vote “my usual way” and was rather hoping it would be a landslide in my area too… but too close to call here… and it was EarthHour too… not sure how many lights were out at the celebratory or commiseration parties… and I was also entertaining two 18-year old London boys (or rather they consumed a mountain of pizza and then fell into a 15-hour slumber – a bit like EarthWormHours)


Yesterday was a big day for me – it was the first presentation to a 10-person executive team in my new iteration as Curve of the World talking about People and Culture… Something dreadful happens to me when I get anxious – I berate myself and talk myself down and make the experience unbearable… So yesterday instead of working myself into an anxious and worthless knot, I snuck off for an hour of yoga at midday… from virtue cards at the reception desk I picked Certitude – truth be known I had no idea what it meant… to be without doubt in one’s capability… and so I took this into the rest of the day and out to the meeting… with the hope that I would rest in the comfort of finding a confidence in what I have to offer whatever the outcome of the meeting… So perched on the most beautiful of heels I delivered the presentation without too much sweating and gnashing of teeth and teetered out of there with delight and grace that this was a first for Curve of the World and I had survived…

Drills and nerves

My second visit in as many years to the Endontist… what you ask is such a person – well he specialises in the inside of the tooth – the pulp and nerves and other squeamish things… (it is bewildering enough that anyone would want to do such job)… so I arrived with sweaty palms and teeth no longer aching (the teeth have developed a life all of their own and I think they were terrified of what might happen to them if they misbehaved) and a grinding jaw that no amount of yoga seems to passify… He was very calm and very gentle and tapped and froze and magnified the offending teeth and tried to calm this terrified patient and I am saved from root canal treatment for the second time… I skip out of there… I love my teeth… I love my jaw… in fact I think I love the endontist too… For now I have another toothy root-canal-free life…

A waking moment

I awoke this morning with memories of dearly loved uncles and aunts that have passed away… I didn’t feel sad just wistful and had such a strong feeling of my late dad’s presence… Last night I was at dinner with friends (one of whom lives in Tokyo and is here for respite from the anguish of Japan)… and it was the first time that people here have asked me about my sojourn in Cape Town and what prompted me to take this step and I think it stirred childhood memories that must have taken form in my dreams and spilled over into the morning… and yesterday was not only the equinox – that beautiful balance of night and day but also the Festival of Isis with her themes of harvest and dreams and perspective…


Today the moon is on its closest approach to earth in two decades in what is known as a Supermoon… the armageddon soothsayers have tales of more earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis and the dismissive sceptics gleefully ignore the possibility that science may not always have the answer… I don’t want to wade into the debate and rather like to think that the moon with all her feminine charm is closest to us tonight and with her fullness in bloom brings with her the possibility of expansion and enhancement… I stumbled on this beautiful thought by Paulo Coehlo…”At any moment in time we have one foot in a fairytale and one foot in the abyss”…