Energy of Love (from Mind, Body, & Spirit: Challenges of Science and Faith)

Love has always been considered a significant source of energy and emotion by bards and poets. Now science has proved this to be fact rather than fiction.

Magic or Science?

Incredibly, love can change water into the most beautiful ice crystals. A Japanese scientist, Masaro Emoto, made a marvelous contribution to the world of energy. Bradley Nelson’s book described Emoto’s research into the crystalline structure of water, i.e., crystalline structures formed by frozen water droplets. It was detailed in the scientist’s book The Hidden Messages in Water.

Emoto found that water would form various patterns of “snowflakes” when exposed to different influences. Acid rock music, for example, would result in a very disrupted crystal. A Mozart symphony would provide a beautifully formed crystal. The most “intensely beautiful ice crystals” emerged after water’s overnight exposure to the phrase “Love and Gratitude.” This could be done by the effort of writing the words on a piece of paper and taping them to the container. Writing and attaching “I hate you” produced an “asymmetrical and disrupted crystal.”

With Rice, Too

In another experiment, Emoto sealed cooked rice in three jars. He then entrusted each jar to a separate group of school children. For the first jar children were told to say pleasant words to it. For the second jar kids were to say harsh words to it. Children were requested to ignore the third jar. Checking all three jars a few weeks later, Emoto found the rice in the first jar as fresh as the day it had been sealed. Rice in the second jar had some mold. But the rice in the third jar was completely rotten.

Intention (Energy) Perception

As incredible as Emoto’s results were, there seemed to be strikingly similar results reported in Lynne McTaggart’s book (2007). In her book, she described a lengthy series of experiments conducted by Cleve Backster, the country’s leading lie-detector expert.

Lie detectors are sensitive to the slightest change in electrical conductivity of skin, as well as blood pressure, respiration, and pulse rates. For thirty years, Backster experimented in measuring humanly imperceptible changes in plants by connecting them to lie-detector devices and registering plant changes on that equipment. His results defied explanation for the longest time, during which he endured ridicule by conventional scientists.


Initially, he found that plants exhibited their response according to their perception of his intentions: showing a pair of cutters produced a threat response; a perceived supportive intention produced opposite results. He even found that plants would respond to perceived threats to other life forms. Pouring boiling water into a sink drain surprised him with their negative response until he discovered living microbes in the sink drainpipe. Dumping brine shrimp into boiling water could elicit a negative response from the plants even if the act was committed in a distant room.

A Clincher

A clincher occurred when Backster and his partner set up an ingenious time- switch device whereby the shrimp could be dumped into the boiling water later, after the two humans left the premises and were unaware of the act at the time it happened. The plants reflected the threat at the time it occurred.


Rupert Sheldrakes’ research showed that dogs could register anticipation of their owners’ intentions to take them for a walk. Sheldrake described this in his book The Sense of Being Stared At and Other Unexplained Powers of the Human Mind. This occurred with the dogs in separate enclosures, being videotaped with a hidden camera, and with the owners simply thinking about walking them.

Pre-Birth Communications

This subject likely will stretch people’s imagination or provoke outright disbelief. To some extent it falls into the same genre as pre-life planning, reincarnation, and psychic and mystical experiences. The closest subjective experience is precognition, having a vision of future events. Pre-birth visions or sensations about yet-to-be-born children apparently are not uncommon.

Energy of Love: Parents-to-be

Underlying all of the personal accounts from parents-to-be about pre-birth communications is a common theme: the energy of love. If love is indeed a spiritual energy, it must have been the force that facilitated these case reports. One of the best collections of such first-hand stories is Sarah Hinze’s book We Lived in Heaven: Spiritual Accounts of Souls Coming to Earth.

Author Elisabeth Hallett wrote about this in her online article “The Mystery of Pre-Birth Communication.” Although many prospective parents are having these experiences, most seem reluctant to mention them. Both parents-to-be may have the same dream. But if one spouse does and the other doesn’t, it could introduce a suspicion of disbelief.

Nature of Experiences

Hallett said that these experiences may be only subtle feelings or vivid life-like dreams. Typically, the feelings actually may occur before conception, while the dreams seem more likely during pregnancy. These communications occasionally seem to take the form of messages, particularly when the prospective mother may be worried about the safety of her fetus. Even though such pre-birth revelations naturally surprise any parent-to-be, the sensation is said to represent such a warm expression of love and bonding that it becomes a great reassurance to future parents.

Hallett also wrote Soul Trek: Meeting our Children on the Way to Birth and In the Newborn Year: Our Changing Awareness After Childbirth. Another book related to this subject is Eliot Jay Rosen’s Experiencing the Soul: Before Birth, During Life, After Death.

Personal and Historical

David Larsen examined such reports in his Latter Day Saint (LDS) Weblog “Heavenly Ascent.” He quoted John Denver’s and Richard Dreyfuss’s testimonies regarding their experiences in pre-birth communications. Larsen also claims “Over 800 references to the pre-earth existence of mankind have been identified in Jewish and Christian sources from the time of Christ until the sixth century AD. Early Hellenistic (Greek) writings also referred to belief in a pre-earth life.” The blog also has personal posts on “What Kids Remember About the Pre-Existence.”

There are a number of online first-hand accounts from prospective parents about their pre-birth communication experiences. One is Theresa Danna’s “Pre-Birth Communication: The Link Of Love.” For readers interested in books on this subject, go to For letters from parents describing their pre- birth communications, go to

From Case Files

John James’s book tells of a case from the files of Massachusetts General Hospital. A well-known photo entitled “The Rescuing Hug” supports it. “Souls of twins,” James wrote, “are known for their very close connections.” The hospital staff felt that one twin would die. Each was in a separate incubator, as hospital policy required. Nurse Kasparian ignored orders and placed both in the same incubator.

Instantly the two snuggled together. The stronger one put her arm across her sister and held her close. The weaker one calmed her breathing to that of her sister’s pace and both survived. James concluded, “Simply experiencing touch and sharing energies made her [the weaker twin] stronger.”

Energy Bond

Gwendolyn Jones’s book A Cry from the Womb: Healing the Heart of the World: A Guide to Healing and Helping Souls Return to the Light After Sudden Death, Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Abortion is another example of the power of the energy of love. It deals more specifically with sudden death, miscarriage, stillbirth, and abortion, with regard to their effect on the soul of a fetus or baby. Like pre-birth communications, this book attests to the sensory bond between incarnating souls and host parents, particularly the mother. Jones’s book suggests that the energy of love creates a parent-child bond sometimes even before conception, one that survives even death of the physical body.

Love Comes in All Shapes and Sizes

Karen Porter Sorensen ran a booth in New York City for seven years. She offered a single red rose in exchange for first-hand responses from thousands on Manhattan streets. Her questions were very personal, such as “What is Love?” “Who taught you love?” and “Has your love ever been tested?” She discovered some very deep-seated needs that most people seem to have, among them a “yearning for love and connection with others.” Sorensen described her findings as stronger than emotions, more like “thirst or hunger.” Her book, love(luv)n, captured the results of her efforts in a hundred ways. Among them:

• Listen attentively and without a personal agenda

• Find ways to bring fond memories to the sick

• Avoid intruding on another’s happiness with your own concerns

• Muster cheerfulness in the bleakest of situations

• Express sincere gratitude for another person’s presence in your life

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