One of my favorite teachers gave me a book years ago. One of those books that kind of blows your mind and also leaves you questioning everything. I was living in Hawaii at the time and paddling canoe—immersed in the water daily. The book is called The Hidden Messages in Water by Masaru Emoto. This book suggests that the molecular structure of water changes depending on the energy around it or words spoken to it. This idea is based on Hado: "The intrinsic vibrational pattern at the atomic level in all matter. The smallest unit of energy. Its basis is the energy of human consciousness."
It's a fascinating little book. The science seemed simultaneously complicated and too simple. (Basically, freezing water after tuning it to different words or music and then observing it under a microscope and taking pictures of the molecules.) The pictures were convincing, and it just sort of intrinsically made sense. I started speaking to the ocean during paddling races. We won. I'm not saying it's because I was talking to the water. But who knows?
Flash-forward to just over a year ago, when I read this fun blog by Danielle Laporte where she tested the way words affect our physical and emotional well-being. She referenced Dr. Emoto's work and did an experiment talking to an apple. This was an experiment I could easily do at home (without needing a microscope to look at the molecular structure of something).
So, I got an apple. I quartered it. I put each quarter of the apple in a jar. I labeled those jars: "good," "bad," "sexy," and "complaint." Now, I know this sounds a little ridiculous, but I can be a little ridiculous sometimes—just roll with me!
This is where everyone asks about the logistics. It's just an experiment. You should experiment however feels good to you. There's something very satisfying about testing a hypothesis. Mine used one organic apple cut into four pieces and placed in four separate, closed jars. And then—yes, it gets weird—I spoke to each jar every day.