The Spirit of Water

The Spirit of Water


About the Spirit of Water
Foreword by Masaru Emoto
Chapters and Content
Sample Chapter

About the Spirit of Water

The Spirit of Water illustrates the world of water in a unique fashion. It takes the reader into the world of “Hado”, the universal law of vibration and resonance. Following the international success of Masaru Emoto’s books, this goes deeper into explaining how to utilise our mind and awareness to use Hado principles in our daily lives not only to benefit ourselves but those around us, and ultimately our world.

The book covers every aspect of water from its worldwide use and current problems of pollution and supply, down to the microcosmic world of its hexagonal structure. It looks at its healing properties, health imbalances, its use in food and diet, and features a series of practices and meditations on how to use the principles of Hado in daily life. It includes 45 colour ice crystal photographs.

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 Foreword by Masaru Emoto

It is with much pleasure that I write this foreword for Lawrence Ellyard’s new book The Spirit of Water. Currently our world is in turmoil. It seems that many people are lost and are finding it difficult to know the way to the right direction. In times like this, I believe that we need to go back to the origin. And that origin is water, and therefore hado.

Hado is a term I have used to describe all the subtle energy that exists within the universe and therefore this includes ourselves. Through my research it became apparent to me that water improves or deteriorates depending upon the kind of information it takes in. We are also water, over 70 percent. The essence of a human being is water. It makes sense therefore that what we take in will either improve or deteriorate our health and wellbeing.

My twenty years of research is presented in a photography book called Message from Water and a second book called The Hidden Message in Water. These books have been embraced by millions of people around the world and today many people have created their own interpretation and philosophies around this work. Yet this message is still unknown to many people.

The author of this book, Lawrence Ellyard is a graduate of the International Hado Instructor School which I host. Lawrence is one of the first of my students that has caught on to my desire to train people who would spread the truth about the real form of water and the hado that is hidden within it.

Of course, what you will read in this book is not a copy of my thoughts but his original work drawing on his extensive background as a prominent natural therapist, teacher and author. It is my hope that this book and its message will help bring you the positive energy life which is hado.

Masaru Emoto
Tokyo, Japan, November 2006




"The Spirit of Water offers a profound insight into the world of water and our integral ability to influence it. This book illustrates that there is no separation between our intention and water and how we can collectively benefit our world."

Jack Canfield, Co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series and author of The Success Principles ™

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Chapters and Content

Foreword by Masaru Emoto
My personal journey

Part One

Chapter 1
Ice crystal photography
How ice crystal photographs are taken
Eight ice crystal classifications

Chapter 2
Frequently Asked Questions about ice crystals
Frequently Asked Questions about ice crystals
Criticism of ice crystal photography from the scientific community
A double blind experiment of distant intention on ice crystal formation

Chapter 3
All About water
The origins of water
Properties of water
How much water is there?
The problems facing water
The state of the world’s water
Drinking water standards
Tap water from around the world
Bottled water
Water consumption
Filtered water
Energizing water
What is the best water to drink?

Chapter 4
Hexagonal water
The secret of youth
The hexagon in nature
The sacred geometry of the hexagon
The cleansing properties of water
The religious relationship to water
Healing water

Chapter 5
How our consciousness affects water
The spirit of words
Words and their meaning
The hado of images
The hado of music

Part Two

Chapter 6
The hado of prayer
The hado of intention

Chapter 7
The power of hado
The world of hado
Sympathetic resonance
The hado of anger
The hado of happiness
How others affect our vibration
Hado and correct speech
The hado of self-love
The hado of truth
The hado of sound and vision
The hado of the Internet
The hado of illness
The hado of love and gratitude
The hado of cooking

Chapter 8
Practical hado exercises
Hado smile
Hado prayer
Affirmation of self-love exercise
Aligning the water in your body with love and gratitude
Love and gratitude blessing practice for others
Creating and blessing hado water
Showing appreciation for food
The Grand Invocation

Appendix: Double-blind test of the effects of distant intention on water crystal formation

About the author
About Masaru Emoto
Contact Details
Hado websites and related links
Web sources

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Sample Chapter – Chapter 7 from the Spirit of Water

The Power of Hado
So far we have explored a number of water’s amazing qualities and how we can imprint our conscious intention upon it. But what drives this ability and what is hado? In order to understand these principles we first need to understand the meaning of hado, the Japanese word for frequency or wave. Its meaning extends to the subtle energy that exists in the universe. Everything has a hado. In Japan the name is commonly used in numerous settings. When someone enters a room they might comment on the hado of the space, saying “This place has a nice vibe.” We can all probably relate to this when we visit a new place for the first time. What we are really relating to is the hado of the environment. We might also encounter a new person and, if we feel good about them, we resonate with them, and we are relating to their hado in a positive way because it resonates well with our vibration.

Another way to describe hado would be ‘The Force’ as described in Star Wars – and, yes, there is a light and dark side. When someone is operating with their disturbed emotions, they are not recognizing the true nature of how things are, and they can even make matters worse than they are. Positive hado on the other hand represents a state of mind which sees more clearly and knows how things are. Positive hado operates in tune with the higher principles of subtle energy.

When you meet a person and instantly take a dislike to them, you could say that you are not resonating with them or that your hado does not fit with theirs. Another person might meet the very same person and instantly ‘hit it off’. Is the person in question exhibiting two different kinds of hado, or is the other person resonating with a similar vibration to them? The latter is possibly true, but what is also true is our ability to adjust our Hado according to any given situation.

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Sympathetic resonance
We can illustrate hado in terms of ‘sympathetic resonance’. Sympathetic resonance occurs when one resonating vibration affects another and causes it to resonate in harmony. Take two guitars tuned to the same key. Pluck the string of one guitar and the other guitar will begin to vibrate with the same note. This resonance is based on the universal law of attraction – like attracts like. This law of attraction is called entrainment. This phenomenon was first recognized by Christian Huygens in the seventeenth century.

Entrainment is a process whereby one frequency or vibration aligns with or matches another. Huygens was an inventor of pendulum clocks and owned a vast collection of them. One day he noticed that all of the pendulums were swinging in unison, which puzzled him as he had not originally set them this way. So he went about setting the pendulums to different rhythms to see if they would align once again. Sure enough, within a few days all of the pendulums began to swing in perfect unison. He found that they aligned to the pendulum with the strongest rhythm.

The same is true for human beings. Take a group of people and the person with the strongest hado will emerge as the group leader. One could call this magnetism or charisma. A magnetic person will have a greater capacity to attract others to their way of thinking or will be able to lead a group of people to their particular way of thinking.

A tuning fork also acts in a similar way. Take three tuning forks (see figure 54). Two tuning forks are set at 440Hz and the third is set at 442Hz. The range of hearing for the average person is between 20 to 20,000Hz and one hertz is equal to one vibration per second. When hitting one of the 440Hz tuning forks with a rubber hammer, the second 440 Hz tuning fork will also resonate, but the one tuning fork set at 442 Hz will make no sound at all. Although the 442Hz tuning fork sounds the same as 440Hz to the human ear it nonetheless makes no vibration as the frequency is not compatible. This is because, when two things have the same resonance, they vibrate together, whereas when there is dissonance, there can not be the same resonance occurring, due to a lack of compatibility. We know this to be true with other frequencies. For example, the human ear cannot hear the high frequency of a dog whistle, though your four-legged friend will begin to howl when hearing one.

Sympathetic resonance is in operation all the time. How often have we met a person and resonated with them? We use the language, “I really resonate with what you are saying,” or “We are on the same wavelength.” On the level of hado this is precisely what is happening. Our vibration matches and we instantly ‘hit it off’.

You may also have noticed what happens to perfectly normal adults when they play with small children or talk to babies. Their voices often become higher. The key reason for this is that they are resonating with the babies’ frequency, and their voice becomes higher to match the hado of the infant.

This relationship of resonance is due to everything having an intrinsic vibration. At the subatomic level this intrinsic vibration interacts with other subatomic particles. This interaction is happening all the time. For the most part we don’t notice it. More than anything we sense it in the form of our daily interactions where we feel ‘in tune’ or ‘out of tune’ with others. This is an experience of resonance.

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The Hado of Anger
We all experience ups and downs in life. We can therefore say we have good hado days and bad hado days. Have you ever got up from the wrong side of the bed in the morning and experienced a day where everything seems to go wrong? When a day like this happens we see the world through dark colored glasses. Everything and everyone is the cause of our unhappy situation. Perhaps the toast burned in the morning and we ran out of coffee. Then the bus driver was in a grumpy mood, the boss was upset with you and for some reason your computer crashed just prior to backing up your data. What could it all mean? Is it that the world is conspiring against you? The answer is in how we are operating from our inner perspective. When we are operating with negative hado the outer environment mirrors this back to us. Because our hado is negative, we attract and resonate with people with a similar negative vibration matching our mindset.

When we are operating with negative hado, we draw to us circumstances which will support our negative vibration. When we are angry, nothing flows. Some modern-day psychologists have advocated expressing our anger – by voicing our anger we will liberate it – but in fact what happens is that the pattern of anger is reinforced.

Getting angry does not benefit anyone, least of all yourself. When we get angry we produce harmful chemicals in our bodies, our face becomes red and ugly. Anger is like a thief who has stolen our beauty. Have you ever seen an angry person look beautiful? When anger takes hold, we can harm both ourselves and others, either verbally or physically. An outburst of anger also destroys many positive impressions which have been built up in our store consciousness. When we get angry, use harsh words or generate negative impressions, the water in our body becomes distorted and ugly.

So what is the remedy? For those of us with a short fuse we can implement some simple remedies. The first is to remove yourself from the situation. You might be having an argument with your spouse and you can feel anger rising. You know you are about to get into a heated argument and it could escalate further. The remedy is to stop what you are doing and remove yourself from the situation. You might say, “I feel I am getting angry, so I am going to take a break and will continue this once I’ve cooled down.”

I know of a friend who had an anger problem, particularly on the telephone. Whenever he felt he was getting hot under the collar, he simply said, “Hang on, I’ll call you back in fifteen minutes.” He’d get up, walk around the block and focus on some deep calming breaths. By the time he got back, he felt calmer and had obtained some distance from the situation. With some space from the situation he could address the issue with greater ease. Distance in this case is one way to overcome anger.

Another remedy is to look at anger like a thief who has come to your house to steal your belongings. The trick is to let the thief come to an empty house. This means not to allow anger to be given a voice. When we feel anger arising, we give it nothing. We simply let it arise and, provided we give it no attention, it will subside because we are not fueling it. We starve the emotion until it gives up. This may not be so easy in the heat of the moment but with practice and awareness you will be more able to operate in this way.

At this level, anger is like a thief who comes to your house and the door is left open. You leave the door open so anger can walk in, but to anger’s surprise the house is empty. Anger will look around, trying to find something to steal but, if we remain vigilant and do nothing to aid anger’s hold, it will simply leave empty-handed.

When anger is on its way out, this is when you can put anger’s residual energy to work. Physical activity is useful when anger has subsided. You can use the energy which has arisen from the anger. This is like getting the thief to do the dishes on the way out. But be careful that you are over the crest of the wave of anger before you put anger to work, otherwise you might end up breaking the dishes, cutting your hand and getting wet.

The emotion of anger not only applies to reactions to life’s challenging situations. It also applies to anything we have a mild aversion to. When we come to know what triggers our anger we can understand how to defuse it. As a result, it will no longer have the hold it once had.

The best antidote to anger is to feed it love and gratitude. Instead of a feast of aggression and aversion, a diet of love and gratitude makes anger weak. It will not grow but lose weight. With enough love and gratitude in your daily diet, anger will have no chance to steal your beauty.

Anger, like other disturbing emotions, affects the hado in our body. We might imagine what kind of ice crystals we could create from water in our body with an increase of positive emotions. The water in our body is super-sensitive to thoughts, feelings and emotions, so in cultivating love and gratitude we will give rise to positive Hado and the hado of happiness in our daily lives. The good news is that we can change our hado in any given moment. We have a choice in the way we view reality

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The Hado of Happiness The hado of happiness has an ability to grow, provided we nurture it. We need to care for it like a seedling which has been freshly planted in the garden of consciousness. The hado of happiness does not arise from fleeting moments of relative happiness that come from events and fortunes around us, such as the happiness of an encounter with a lover, or arising from a compliment or the acquisition of more ‘stuff’. This is a happiness that is slowly cultivated from the inside which is not dependant upon external circumstances to make it grow and stay.

When we look at happiness, there are two kinds. The first is the happiness which comes from external influences, such as a new job promotion, a new relationship, a new car or the acquisition of material things. These are all sources which are constantly changing and, because of their impermanent nature, they cannot satisfy us in a lasting way, and sooner or later they also leave us. We might buy the latest BMW and enjoy initial feelings of happiness, but for how long? After some time, the happiness associated with the car will begin to fade. It might receive a scratch or dent or something might break. Suddenly the focus will change, turning to car loan repayments, the sinking value of the car or the next model soon to come out. The problem with this kind of happiness is its impermanent nature. The happiness comes and goes when circumstances or our feelings about them change.

I am not suggesting that if we do without material things, pack up our gear, sell them and go and live in a cave, we will be happier. A car can be useful and so can a house and relationship. It is fine to have things, but it is important not to see them solely as a source of happiness and become attached to them. If we see material objects as sources of happiness we will surely be disappointed. So what is the alternative? The answer lies in finding happiness within ourselves. This brings us to the second kind of happiness, the happiness that comes from within.

One of the best ways to cultivate the hado of happiness is to change our point of view. In the beginning a ‘fake it till you make it’ principle may predominate until the hado of happiness becomes a more normal experience in our minds. In the beginning we may see the world as a glass half empty. But the more we cultivate the hado of happiness, the more we will be able to generate a view of the glass being half full.

One of the most effective ways to generate this is to think about the welfare of others. When we are self-absorbed it is hard to see the joy in our world and the joy in others. By cultivating sympathetic joy, we can grow the hado of happiness in ourselves.

The happiness which is most reliable is the happiness from within. This may seem obvious but, for most people, this is the last place they look. How do we cultivate an experience of inner happiness? We need to cultivate our positive hado and purify our negative hado.

A prime cause of problems is our strong attachment to external circumstances and holding on to fixed ideas based on past experiences. When we have a difficult experience we can either let it become a part of our reality or look at it as something transitory. Whilst on holiday with a friend of mine I suggested that we go out one night for dinner. He said this would be fine as long as we didn’t eat in a Thai restaurant. I asked why and he recalled a time five years before when we got sick from eating Thai food in a restaurant in his old home town. From this one-off experience he had decided that all Thai food makes you sick. The restaurant had probably had a bad run that day. The fact was, five years had passed and it wasn’t even the same restaurant, nor was it the same town, yet the conditioned experience remained.

Many of us operate our lives in this way. We could have repeating good meals at a restaurant and, the one time we have a difficult experience, we forget all of the prior positive experiences. All we remember is the negative experience, which we hold on to and can live out for the rest of our days. When we encounter a negative experience we should aim to remedy the situation as soon as possible, to prevent a pattern from stabilizing in the mind. My friend should have decided that, next time he ate out, it should again be Thai food, just to ensure that a pattern did not lodge in his mind-stream. Get back on that horse, the moment you are thrown, rather than deciding that you are beaten because of one experience.

The longer we leave negative experiences unresolved, the greater the imprint becomes. A new pattern of reality is created and stored. Each time we think of the negative situation, we reinforce a belief which, in most cases, has no real basis. We need to recognize that everything is constantly changing. This frees us from a perpetual cycle of good and bad, positive and negative. We can instead view reality as a life-stream full of endless potential and possibilities.

Because we are endlessly fascinated by objects in the mirror, we fail to recognize the mirror itself. We get caught up in dramas, rather than recognizing they are empty in nature. By using the word empty, does not mean a black hole: it represents the spaciousness that comes from recognizing that, whatever is experienced, the experience and the act of experiencing are part of the same totality. There is no separation between subject, object and action.

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How Others Affect Our Vibration
Have you ever met someone who you would describe as a person with low vibration? Just spending five minutes with them seems like an eternity and, within a short time, your mood becomes diminished just by being in their presence. This is where negative hado rubs off. It is not that we have decided that we will take on their vibration – it just happens. We may even deeply care for that person but, by spending time with them, their imbalanced energy field mixes with ours and our hado is diminished.

On the flip side, you have probably also encountered someone who is always optimistic and a good influence. No matter what happens to them, they always see the positive in everything. Even when the chips are stacked against them, they maintain a cheerful disposition. The woes of the world just don’t stick. By spending just five minutes with them, the vibration of their happiness becomes infectious. We do not consciously make a decision that, by spending time with them we will ‘get happy’, but the higher vibration of that person’s energy field mixes with ours and we cannot help but feel happy.

Though some may find this kind of happy behavior unusual, the optimistic person has much to teach us. The secret is that, whether we ‘fake it till we make it’ or genuinely feel positive, our body and mind do not know the difference. The more we focus on what is positive, the more we attract more of the same, and the more we re-wire and re-program our brains to match our thoughts. We therefore have a choice to spend time with people and in circumstances that will influence us with positive or negative hado.

The same is true on the telephone. You can be on a call to someone and, if they are feeling down or sad, it is hard not to get caught up in their problems. Hado is not bound by time or space. Whether you are talking to a person in front of you or in another country, it makes no difference to the energy of hado. It is always experienced directly. It is all too easy to get caught up in negative hado conversations. Gossip and talking about other people’s problems on the telephone are hazardous and can feed negative hado for all parties involved. Negativity can spread quickly and, even though you are not in a person’s presence, you may as well be.

The same is true for text-messaging or e-mail. Try to keep your emails positive and be vigilant of the words you use. All words have hado and spirit. The words we use can communicate harmony and love or division and harm. If we wish to develop positive hado and better ourselves and the world around us, we need to take charge of the words we use.

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Hado and Correct Speech
When we gossip about others, we create division. Bad news travels fast and, sooner or later, gossip makes the round and the person who is the object of such conversations gets hurt. If you are around others who love to gossip, simply take a stand and suggest that it would be better if they speak to the person concerned, face to face. Another option is to change the subject to something more positive, or remove yourself from the situation. If you can’t say something good about someone, better to say nothing at all. We create only disharmony by focusing on problems. What we focus upon, we amplify.

You may protest, saying that gossip is harmless. Although tittle-tattle is not as harmful as gossip where we are actively creating or spreading rumors, it nevertheless creates a vibration of discord. Each of us must make a personal choice concerning speech which is divisive or contributes to negative hado.

There are times when we might come across really tough customers and find it hard to find good qualities them. The person in question may be an expert in creating problems. This is where compassion comes in. Think of the other person for a minute. They have to spend all day and night living with themselves. Looking at it this way, we see the suffering they cause themselves. Thinking this way, it is hard not to generate compassion. We might also consider the words we use on a daily level to reinforce our belief-systems. As we speak, so we become. Have you ever thought about your negative speech? For many, these negative reinforcements are so heavily ingrained, they come naturally.

Do some of these ring any bells? “I’m sick are tired of being late.” “So-and-so is a pain in the neck.” “I’m starving!” “I’m dying for some coffee.” “I’d kill for some pizza.” “My back is killing me!” “You’re always…” (insert problem). “I feel like crap” (or your noun of choice). “Your hands are filthy!” “I hate…” (name the thing, situation or person). “You’re making me feel…” (insert problem). “You’re driving me insane!”

How many sayings like these do we unconsciously use each day? This is ‘hazardous speech’. Hazardous speech steals positive hado. As we have seen through the images of ice crystals exposed to negative words, negative reinforcements create distorted formations, and if our thoughts can do this to water, imagine what our thoughts are doing to us.

To take this a step further, what are our thoughts doing to others and to our fragile world? Do we actually help our politicians behave better by directing negative hado their way? Do we help our children behave better by constantly reinforcing our judgments about how bad their behavior is? Do we grow as human beings by constantly telling ourselves how we have failed, or by telling others what is wrong with us? Maybe we need to change. Maybe we need to ask ourselves what is right with ourselves and acknowledge what is worth celebrating. It is about waking up to self-awareness. If anything, water is revealing this message.

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Reviews and Praise for The Spirit of Water

"The Spirit of Water offers a profound insight into the world of water and our integral ability to influence it. This book illustrates that there is no separation between our intention and water and how we can collectively benefit our world." — Jack Canfield, Co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series and author of The Success Principles ™

"The Spirit of Water is a must read for anyone interested in our mind's ability to influence one another and our environment. This a timely message for all of us."
Marci Shimoff, Co-author, Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul, Featured speaker in the worldwide film phenomenon, The Secret

"A powerful book which teaches us the effect of positive thought on our material world. Nature becomes a sublime reflection, a mirror for our positive intent. This is a must read for those interested in helping to heal the world through consciousness." — Brandon Bays, author of The Journey and Freedom Is

"The Spirit of Water is about much more than water. It illuminates the holy relationship between the Universe of vibration and the creative power of intention, and reminds us to pay very close attention, moment by moment, to the intentions that we choose." — Gary Zukav, author of The Seat of the Soul and Soul to Soul

"The Spirit of Water is a beautiful proof of the interconnectedness of everything and from that, the profound influence each of us has". — Gangaji, author of The Diamond in your Pocket

"The Spirit of Water provides a new-authentic perception of water. This book educates and delivers timely information which enhances the mind and body. A must read!" — Gary Quinn, bestselling author of Living In The Spiritual Zone

"Water remains one of the most mysterious substances on planet earth. Because it is utterly necessary for life, it has been considered sacred by many spiritual traditions. Anyone wishing to penetrate the aesthetic, sacred, yet practical dimensions of water should read this book." — Larry Dossey, MD, author of The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things

"The Spirit of Water provides an excellent insight in to the subtle, beautiful and fascinating properties of water, something most of take for granted but which has the potential to greatly improve our physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Lawrence reveals the extraordinary properties of this pure, life-giving element and provides practical advice on how to access its healing and revitalising qualities." — David Vennells, author of The Healing Source Book.

"The Spirit of Water reminds us, with beauty, grace and admirable practical application, how important it is for us to be mindful of our thoughts, with their infinite power to influence even something as elemental as water." — Noelle Nelson, Ph.D., author of The Power of Appreciation: Key to a Vibrant Life

"Lawrence Ellyard has written a clear, readable introduction to a controversial topic. The material in this volume is of interest to a wide range of professional scientists and scholars as well as the layperson since it raises questions about the nature of reality and dovetails with challenging areas in consciousness research, quantum physics and parapsychology. It is recommended for those who want to read a well written account which invokes neither New Age hype nor mindless skepticism." — Dr. Rafael Locke, National Director, Ikon Institute for Healing Arts and Sciences.

"It is said that water is the oil of the twenty-first century. Its supply is diminishing, yet it is necessary for the survival for life on this planet. This book describes many dimensions of this precious resource, some of them already known, such as the hazards of polluted water, and others still controversial, such as water's alleged "vibrational" properties... The latter section of the book presents many practical exercises to help readers attain a more balanced way of life, one in which their consumption of water's "life force" can be exemplified in their daily activities." — Stanley Krippner, Ph.D. co-author, Becoming Psychic

"The Spirit of Water is a celebration of the qualities of water. Combining science, philosophy and traditional practical wisdoms including ‘Hado’ Lawrence Ellyard brings water alive for us. We are awakened to the fact that we are interconnected with water for not only our physical survival but for wellbeing on every level body, heart and soul. A fabulous and inspiring book!" — Diane and Kerry Riley authors Sexual Secrets for Men and Sexual Secrets for Women

"Lawrence Ellyard's unusual book is definitely an eye-opener, in more senses than one. Too often we take water for granted. By exploring it intimately 'The Spirit of Water ' should help increase our awareness of its true significance for us." — Peter Lemesurier, author of The Gods Within

"The Spirit of Water is a fascinating exploration and development of the work started by Masaru Emoto. Lawrence Ellyard provides fascinating facts about water and its ability to record, store and transmit both positive and negative thoughts, actions and emotions. This book emphasises the importance of positive energy or hado in our every day lives in order to dispel negativity. Exercises are given to assist in bringing the mind, body and spirit back into balance and harmony. An excellent, down to earth, practical book that has something for everyone."
Sue Allen, author of Spirit Release - A Practical Handbook

"The Spirit of Water unveils the sublime power of water and provides compelling views on how thoughts create structure; serving to unite the paths of science and Spirit. In this must read work, Lawrence Ellyard offers clear and essential practices for anyone interested in healing themselves and the environment." — Laura Alden Kamm, author of Intuitive Wellness

"The Spirit of Water is a beautiful book that reminds us of how profoundly all things, even water, are affected by the energy around and within us. Filled with practical information, this book guides you to make good choices in the water you drink and the thoughts you think." — Robin McKnight, M.A. author of Change Your Reality, Change Your Life

"The Spirit of Water blends scientific investigation with metaphysical concepts, producing an entertaining yet comprehensive discussion of the physical and spiritual properties of water. Lawrence Ellyard gifts us with priceless tools enabling direct communication with water thereby influencing its health and possibly rescuing our own in the process." — Michelle Hanson author of Ocean Oracle

"It's been said that water will become the primary medicine of the 21st century. In The Spirit of Water, Lawrence Ellyard explains why this is so. Describing the amazing healing properties of properly balanced, positively energized water, and showing how anyone can "program" their water with conscious intent to purify, heal, and rejuvenate the cellular matrix of the human body, this book provides an excellent introduction to the nature of water and its vital role in health and healing." — Daniel Reid author of The Tao of Health, Sex, and Longevity and The Tao of Detox

"The Spirit of Water explores the relationship we have with our ‘mother substance’ and illustrates the effect our thoughts and emotions have on the natural world — both in the physical sense and at a more subtle level. In his book, Lawrence Ellyard offers daily practices through which we can positively influence the energy present in water as well as utilize its life-giving force to enhance and enrich our life and the lives of those around us."
Nancy Christie, author of The Gifts of Change

"Lawrence Ellyard gives us a clear understanding of the nature of water. It is sure to infuse every reader with appreciation and wonder for this most mysterious of our planet's resources. Read it and savour the knowledge he delivers so clearly and concisely." — Katherine Gibson, author of Pause: Putting the Brakes on a Runaway Life

"My view of water has changed having read The Spirit of Water. The book demonstrates that what you project is what you will see, and what you see is what you project. Therefore, change must come from within." — Julia Heywood, author The Barefoot Indian

"Lawrence Ellyard takes us on journey of self healing by way of deepening and evolving the ground-breaking ideas and perceptions about water originally brought to us by Masaru Emoto. This wonderful new book teaches us how to incorporate simple Hado principles into a daily spiritual discipline for enhancing lives, transforming communities and families, to heal our world." — Susie Anthony, author of A Map to God - Awakening Spiritual Integrity

"The Spirit Of Water is at the leading edge of current scientific controversy, with experimental verification of phenomena that demonstrate the presence of an all-pervading informing consciousness. Books of this kind are vital at this time as they provide a framework for the intellect to open up a dialogue with the soul." — Altazar Rossiter, author of Developing Spiritual Intelligence

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Languages: English
ISBN: 978-1-84694-071-2
208 pages
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Reiki Meditations for Beginners is full of insightful meditations and explorations for any Reiki Practitioner and Master. It is a blessing to anyone who wishes to take their Reiki practice...


Steve Gooch

If you have ever wanted to deepen your practice of Reiki and didn't know where to start, then this is the book for you. Meditation should be an integral part...


Nina Paul

In Reiki Meditations for Beginners, Lawrence Ellyard shares his experience and knowledge of Reiki meditation and Buddhism. Specific practices are described; postures are illustrated; and an audio CD with guided...


Llyn Roberts

Lawrence Ellyard masterfully introduces the power of ancient wisdom approaches as a path to living in Reiki consciousness. 'Reiki Meditations' is a clear, precise and detailed guide to accessing our...


Penny Parkes

This is a useful, practical book invaluable to anyone wishing to deepen their understanding and practice of Reiki and meditation Penny Parkes, author of 15-Minute Reiki


Amy Z. Rowland

Lawrence Ellyard’s Reiki Meditations For Beginners offers an appealing variety of meditations, drawn from traditional Japanese Reiki, Buddhism, yoga, creative visualization, and his own inner wisdom, to help readers claim...


Tanmaya Honervogt

This is a good practical book informing the beginner what to consider and how to start meditation. Lawrence gives detailed descriptions about the various aspects of meditation and Reiki practices....


Altazar Rossiter

The Spirit Of Water is at the leading edge of current scientific controversy, with experimental verification of phenomena that demonstrate the presence of an all-pervading informing consciousness. Books of this...


Susie Anthony

Lawrence Ellyard takes us on journey of self healing by way of deepening and evolving the ground-breaking ideas and perceptions about water originally brought to us by Masaru Emoto. This...


Julia Heywood

My view of water has changed having read The Spirit of Water. The book demonstrates that what you project is what you will see, and what you see is what...


Katherine Gibson

Lawrence Ellyard gives us a clear understanding of the nature of water. It is sure to infuse every reader with appreciation and wonder for this most mysterious of our planet's...


Nancy Christie

The Spirit of Water explores the relationship we have with our ‘mother substance’ and illustrates the effect our thoughts and emotions have on the natural world — both in the...


Daniel Reid

It's been said that water will become the primary medicine of the 21st century. In The Spirit of Water, Lawrence Ellyard explains why this is so. Describing the amazing healing...


Michelle Hanson

The Spirit of Water blends scientific investigation with metaphysical concepts, producing an entertaining yet comprehensive discussion of the physical and spiritual properties of water. Lawrence Ellyard gifts us with priceless...


Robin McKnight

The Spirit of Water is a beautiful book that reminds us of how profoundly all things, even water, are affected by the energy around and within us. Filled with practical...


Laura Alden Kamm

The Spirit of Water unveils the sublime power of water and provides compelling views on how thoughts create structure; serving to unite the paths of science and Spirit. In this...