Everyone in the world knows about water. It is a life giver, one cannot survive without it, it is a precious resource depleting day by day, polluting due to the various “developmental” activities that humans do. But besides all that, in every region and religion of the world; water is considered to be a sacred thing. It is considered precious in all the religions. Has anyone thought why is it so? Why only water and not anything else?
Let me remind you about a few age old customs. Baptism is a christian rite of sprinkling water on to a person’s forehead or of immersing them in water, symbolizing purification or regeneration and on young children is accompanied by name-giving.
Hindus, before performing a religious task, take vow holding water in their palms. There is a belief that water will hold the memory of that vow for them.Also, priests sprinkle sacred water as blessings having a belief that water is holding the sacred mantras and chants with it.
Water memory is the purported ability of water to retain a memory of substances previously dissolved in it even after an arbitrary number of serial dilutions. It is many a times considered in relation with homeopathy. As after too much dilution, water doesn’t contain any specific molecules of the solutes, but it contains the essence of it which helps in treatment.The unpredictable behavior of water has been a concern for scientists over the years.
Luc Montagnier a french researcher, who shares Nobel in physiology or medicine for the discovery of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) claims that DNA emits weak electromagnetic waves that can cause structural changes in water.
Another Japanese researcher, Masaru Emoto published several volumes of his work entitled Messages from Water, which contained photographs of ice crystals changing their appearance after going through the experiments.
Water changes its structure in accordance with the surrounding. It reacts to the the positive or negative emotions. As the above mentioned claim of Mr Luc Montagnier says, “DNA emits EM waves which can cause structural changes in water”, probably this is the reason why water reacts to the positive or negative emotion.
And probably this the reason, it is said “If you cook, cook with love”.
The controversial topic doesn’t end here. If all the future experiments and observations turns out to be in the favor of certain claims. Then we might have to reconsider our science with a new perspective, as water seems to fail certain laws of physical chemistry and is not accepted by the scientific community. In 1988, Jacques Benveniste published a study supporting a water memory effect amid controversy in Nature, accompanied by an editorial by Nature’s editor John Maddox urging readers to “suspend judgement” until the results could be replicated. The clear picture is yet to be produced.