A couple weeks ago I decided to try out Dr. Emoto's rice experiment for three reasons/purposes -
1. Curiosity! Would it actually work. You'll see below by the mass amount of mould on the Hate jar below, that yes, it did.
2. A context for conversation with my kiddos. The question about vocabulary and behaviour choices is now - would that go in the Hate jar, or the Love jar? It has been really shifting in our conversations. I love it!
3. A visual reminder to myself. The impact of words on others and yourself. The words repeatedly spoken and actions continuously presented toward me in a particular situation in my life (which is now dramatically shifting), has had a huge effect. Those interactions had time to fester. I need to remember to be loving to myself in order to clear the mould, if you will. And that takes time. Each layer needs care-filled, gentle, loving time to renew, repair, and regrow. Also, remembering that I don't need to add to that mould with self defeating/harming language. How can I choose to speak to myself from the Love jar? How can I protect myself more efficiently from situations and interactions that spew from the Hate jar? How do I clear the mould most efficiently?