Today, in my AQ course with Trent, I was reminded of something. Donna, a fellow teacher in my course wrote about a book called Seeds and Trees by Brandon Walden. She mentioned that this book was about "the power of words and the effects of feelings and emotions." I immediately remembered an experiment that my children and I did in 2015.
In 2015 my children and I conducted an experiment. We heard about the Dr. Masaru Emoto water experiments/study and we wanted to experience it for ourselves. We were amazed with what happened.
First we wrote down the materials we would need. Next we came up with words/phrases that were kind and positive and then we came up with words/phrases that were not.
We didn't cook the rice as the original experiment says to do, but the raw rice worked as well. We put an even amount of rice and water in each jar. We then put words "happy, sad/mean and ignore" on the jars. The whole purpose of this experiment was to see how words and even silent thoughts change water. The relation to human beings is also important because we are about 60% water and if these words and thoughts can affect water in a jar (without emotion or a brain), than just imagine what words and thoughts are doing to us as humans. This awareness can be critical for all of us. I encourage you to try this for yourself - especially if you have children. Allow them to experience this with you. In conclusion, my children learned how important it is for themselves to think good thoughts, say kind words about themselves and others. They also found out that ignoring people is just as damaging as mean words are.
We kept these jars for 7 years (I know seems crazy), but in those 7 years the happy jar stayed very clear with no mold and the other jars continued to grow mold (colours and also blobs of something that looked like slime).
Hannah, Jack, Kate and Tara will all take time to write down thoughts and ideas as well as helpful tips.