Last week I reported on the results of our first live water Intention Experiment, the March 22 Lake Biwa experiment, where we have evidence that we changed the cluster structure of the water molecules. This week I’ve received the report from Dr. Konstantin Korotkov about our effect on the pH of Lake Biwa’s water.
For those of you who have not read about this before, our stated purpose was to purify the water of Japan’s ‘mother lake’, Lake Biwa, the third oldest lake in the world, which sits almost dead center in Japan.
As I’ve mentioned before, this Intention Experiment was first put mooted in June 2008, when Dr. Masaru Emoto, author of Messages in Water, first approached me with the idea of using an Intention Experiment to purify the lake, which has become polluted from industrial and domestic waste, causing outbreaks of algae and water weeds.
For this experiment, Russian physicist Dr. Konstantin Korotkov and I had tested whether we could change the structure of the water’s molecules through intention through his Gas Discharge Visualization (GDV) technique. But we also wanted to examine the effect of intention on pH.
PH and pollution
Water grows polluted from a number of sources, including bacteria, chemicals or even a change in temperature. These changes can also change the water's pH. The pH of any liquid measures the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. It’s measured on a scale of 1-14.
Natural ‘healthy’ rainwater is supposed to have a neutral pH of 7, and most rainwater now is between 5 and 6. Liquids that are acidic are below 7 and those that are alkaline are above 7.
Industrial plants emit gases that make water too acidic and other pollutants can make the water too alkaline.
One way to clean up polluted water may be to change pH. We already have evidence that pH is very responsive to intention.
In our experiments with University of Arizona psychologist Dr. Gary Schwartz, we experimented with deliberately lowering the water pH. This time, with Dr. Korotkov, we did not attempt to send the pH in any particular direction, but simply sent loving intention to purify the water.
Testing the water pH
As I mentioned in last week’s email, the night before Dr. Emoto’s conference was to begin, my husband I climbed out onto the rocks of Lake Biwa to collect two samplings of water in two different glasses.
We then carried the glasses to Dr. Korotkov’s hotel room, where we photographed our target glass and then our control.
Besides his GDV measurements Dr. Korotkov took measurements of the pH of both the control water and our test sample of water before and after the experiment.
He discovered that both glasses of water had a pH of 7.8 before the experiment.
Nevertheless, after the experiment, the control glass stayed at 7.8 and the experimental glass changed to 7.85. As Dr. Korotkov notes, ‘an increase of a pH means that the water became more alkaline, which is more beneficial for life.’
Here is the graph showing the effect:
More rigorous science
Nevertheless, as Dr. Korotkov cautions, we cannot take these results very seriously as good science.
“A real pH experiment is quite complicated and has to be done with constant measurements of the same sample,” he wrote me.
“We do this in the lab. It was impossible to do so at the live Conference.”
So this is a fascinating indication of a possible effect, but one that we must test again under controlled settings.
Interestingly, we had a stronger effect this time — a good half a pH — attempting to raise pH than we did in attempting to lower pH during the University of Arizona experiment on January 30. It may be that raising the pH is easier than lowering it; as a rule, unless water is too alkaline, increasing alkalinity results in cleaner water.
It may also be that enlisting our audience to send an emotional intention – using their heart to send love to purify water, imagining a mountain stream – proved far more engaging and effective than sending an more intellectual intention to change ‘water into wine’.
We’ll be able to examine this in more detail shortly. Two days before the Lake Biwa event, I spoke at a Reconnective healing conference in Tokyo.
Dr. Schwartz and I had organized another water pH to run during the event with the conference audience. This time, however, I asked the audience to send two intentions over two 10-minute periods — first to lower the pH, and then to raise it.
I’ll have those results for you shortly.
With each Intention Experiment, we learn a little bit more about how to use our collective intention to heal the world.