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Masaru Emoto: The Man Who Showed Us That Intention Matters

Masaru Emoto, known for his groundbreaking experiments with water crystals, passed away recently.  The following message was sent out regarding his death:


Dear friends of Masaru,

Early this morning, Masaru has passed away. His wife was with him.

Since he became ill in Shanghai, he has received so much love and gratitude from his dear friends of all over the world. He was very encouraged and happy to receive your kind messages with love.

His last word was “Arigato”. (“Thank you” in Japanese) We believe his last word was to you, everybody. He was so grateful for you and thanked you all so very much.

He used to say, “Life is LOVE which is a gift from God and parents, and DEATH is gratitude for going to a new dimension”. So now he is in another dimension and continues to look over us warmly with love and gratitude.

We are going to carry on his mission of spreading the power of “love and gratitude”.

We thank you very much for offering prayers for Dr. Emoto, and please send your love, light, and gratitude to him once again.

With much love and gratitude,

OME Staff



Dr. Emoto’s many contributions to this world included something very precious for our dualistic society.  His experiments showed us that matter and mind are not separate, but that water, the basic medium of all life, reacts profoundly to spiritual input.  Below is our post on Emoto published last year:




We’ve written a lot over the past year about bioenergetics and the importance of energy and intention in human life. One of the great pioneers in this field has been Masaru Emoto, author of The Secret Life of Water. His work is startling and simple.


Water, he discovered, can be imprinted with and remember human intentions that it has come into contact with. Most famously, he has recorded the crystals formed by frozen water exposed to various intentions. Each type of crystal has its own unique character and structure according to the intention it came into contact with. Hado, which is his name for the energy fields that exist in all things, can imprint, transmit, connect through water. The imprint can be a word, a piece of music, a prayer- anything that carries intention. As Emoto writes, his work is about the power of prayer.

Water has always held a special place in spiritual traditions.

“Every one who drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst; the water that I shall give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

-John 4:7-14

“The highest goodness resembles water
Water greatly benefits myriad things without contention
It stays in places that people dislike
Therefore it is similar to the Tao”

“Nothing in the world is softer or weaker than water
Yet nothing is better at overcoming the hard and strong
This is because nothing can replace it”

Tao Teh Ching, Ch.8 & 78


And this is the “water paradox” – that nothing in the world is softer or weaker than water, yet it has the ultimate RESILIENCE. Now water has become a mirror for us to demonstrate how thought and intention influence material reality profoundly, in ways we could scarcely have imagined. I personally believe that if you TRULY understand the staggering implications of what Dr. Emoto’s research has shown, you’ll be too excited to sleep tonight. This is nothing less than the destruction of the Newtonian worldview – that same worldview that has kept you anxious, imprisoned and disempowered all your life.

From an image of the Spirit to an image of the Tao, from baptism to holy water, from humility to nourishment, water is as ubiquitous spiritually as it is biologically. We are mostly water. As Emoto points out, when something troubles us or we want to relax, we go to places where we can look at water. Water, he says, is the pathway and the witness of life. It also has healing power. To transmit healing intention, sending gratitude and balance into the water will bring those qualities to wherever that water goes.

Let us consider that, as we have said in previous posts, all living things emit energy, most notably coherent light. This energy forms a field around us which our body uses measurably to communicate with itself and which measurably receives information from other living things. Are the chemical properties of a herb, then, paralleled by energetic properties that can be stored and transmitted without the herb actually being present?

Emoto’s research has also led him into many interesting experiments to do with intention and connectedness. Intention, he discovered, can influence whether food ferments or rots. But his real interest is in the uses of hado in healing, in connecting people with appreciation and love, and the subtle ways in which this can be used to transform the world. By making use of the humble strategy of water, of letting go of resistance and instead opening up to life, love and appreciation, society itself will feel the effects and transform naturally.

One comment
  1. Posted 3 years ago

    As we wash away the fog of negativity the truth of which Dr. Emoto speaks is revealed. We and water are part of the greater whole. Water brings harmony and concerted creativity to plants and so to us. Peace love forgiveness joy and the full abundant life flows therefrom whether it be a tree a human or an elephant or a billionth sized particle in a brain.

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