As a child, I had a knowing that we are all connected. My parents taught my four brothers and me to be kind and speak positively to everyone we meet and that we are all created equally.
I believe that deep within us positive energy burns bright. When we let this energy fill us and spill over into the world with love and gratitude, we discover that the universe intends for us, and for others around us, to be happy and whole.
After more than 20 years in corporate marketing with great companies including Valleyfair, Knott’s Camp Snoopy / Mall of America, Lifetouch and Carlson, I returned to graduate school to gain a Master of Arts degree at St. Mary’s University in Human Development and Holistic Wellness (an amazing program).
During a course, I met Dr. Masaru Emoto, read his book, The Hidden Messages in Water, and watched a video that he is featured in called “What the Bleep Do We Know?” His message, in his words, “we must pay respect to water, feel love and gratitude, and receive vibrations with a positive attitude. Then, water changes, you change, and I change, because both you and I are water.”
In Dr. Emoto’s important studies, he secured water samples from around the world. He placed the samples in bottles and subjected the water samples to positive words, visuals, and music. When these samples were frozen for three hours and then thawed, Dr. Emoto’s scientists took photos and these samples and the photos showed beautiful hexagonal images. Watch the video and be amazed.
He also subjected to bottles of water from the same sources to negative words, visuals, and music. These samples were also frozen and as they thawed photos were taken. These images were ugly, dark, unsightly blobs.
After my meeting with Dr. Emoto, I was inspired to conduct my own experiment. I used cooked rice (which is 80% water). This experiment provided “proof positive” and was the inspiration for Lovitude®, which is a line of quantum energy products / jewelry that I have created as my tangible representation embodiment of my thought energy.
Here is how my experiment worked – (try it with your kids, your office colleagues, or just test your own energy)
1) on April 15, 2005 – May 15, 2005, I took four cups of cooked rice and put two cups of the rice in one plastic covered container where I wrote “Love, Thank You, Lovitude® and drew my Lovitude® symbol on the container.
2) I put the remaining two cups of cooked rice in another plastic container and I did not write anything on that container.
3) Each day, for the 30 days, I greeted the rice with the positive words on it with my positive energy. I said to the rice, as I held the container “thank you for your beautiful color and your wonderful nutritional value. I love you”.
4) Each day, for the 30 days, I dissed the second container of rice. I did not pick it up. I spoke in harsh tones and I said, “I hate you, you discuss me, you are ugly”.
5) After five days the rice that I dissed started turning black. The rice that I sent loving energy to stayed white.
After one month, the dissed rice was completely black and the white rice stayed white.
Below is an experiment that Dr. Emoto’s scientists recently completed by using rice and not talking to the rice, just writing words on the containers.
During the writing of my master’s thesis, I was inspired to create a symbol, which I called Lovitude®, meaning Love and Gratitude / Compassion and I had the symbol jeweled by Janel Russell, creator of the famous Mother and Child Design.
I presented my Lovitude® necklaces to my professors during my dissertation presentation and they wanted additional pieces to share with their friends, which launched my Lovitude® business and speaking opportunities.
During this Valentine’s Day and every day, I invite you to be mindful of your words and thoughts that you tell yourself and share with others. The energy vibration really does affect your body, mind and spirit and it can change the world for good.
Anne Pryor is the creator of Lovitude®, a soul painting artist, entrepreneur, Top LinkedIn trainer, executive coach and inspiring speaker. She has studied the effects of positive and negative energy. In her words, “If each of us practiced and shared positive thought energy the ripples would be felt throughout the world.”
Watch the interview by Dr. Emoto https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujQAk9EM3xg
Anne would love to share this story, for speaking or coaching contact: email@example.com
Lovitude® is a registered trademark owned by Anne Pryor, Pryority Partnerships Inc.
This article was first published the Gabby Road, The Bucket List Book by Don Orth.
Thank you Dr. Emoto for all of your wonderful work (1943-2014).
Are you interested in making a change and don’t know the first step to take? Have you heard of Future Mapping or Whole Mind Mapping?
I call it Happy Soul Mapping because this is the only model that I’ve ever experienced that can help to manifest my desire by wanting someone else to be 120% happy.
As a Certified Future Mapper, I am one of the first practitioners, outside of Japan, to be trained on this new technique co-created by Masanori Kanda and Dr. Paul Scheele. I have been using and practicing this technique for the past two years and I have found that it helps me and my clients to clarity, create an action plan and manifest goals more quickly and with ease and enjoyment.
WHAT IS FUTURE MAPPING?
Future Mapping is a proven process used with hundreds of individuals, businesses, associations and government organizations over the past four years in Japan.
This process is a brand new, altruistic way to create and uncover the desired future manifest goals by tapping into the subconscious mind and create an action plan that makes both the client and others happy.
HOW IT WORKS:
Create desired goal: State what is wished for – what is the goal?
– I wish for a new job
– I wish for a new product
– I wish for a new process
– I wish for a new career
– I wish for a different point of view on any problem
– I wish to grow my business
– I wish for……. you fill in the blank
State desired timeline – 3 days, 3 weeks, 3 years, etc.
Make someone 120% Happy: client thinks of someone or something that they desire to make 120% happy. This is a very unique feature of this Future Mapping / Whole Mind Mapping model. It is an altruistic approach to manifesting what is desired. Through positive quantum energy it raises the level of energy for the person / thing that you desire to make happy. Next, the client thinks of the gift that want to receive when the person / thing is 120% happy.
The client shares the current state of the person / thing that they want to make happy.
Subconscious takes over: client then draws a wavy line on the six quadrant graph, with their non-dominant hand starting from top right to bottom left (see the blue line in the image above).
Next, the client makes up a story. The client creates a made-up story about the person / thing that they want to make happy. The story should be as imaginary and wild as possible using many colorful and descriptive details. I use the abbreviated Pixar story model to coach my clients with their stories:
- Once upon a time…
- Every day…
- One day…
- Because of that…
- Because of that…
This story actually represents the subconscious mind, thoughts and desires.
Next, the client circles trigger words that catch their attention; focusing on the words that are most interesting to them. The words are then moved above the wavy line. I interpret the story and connect it to reality by association. This process is the hardest part to teach. The process includes tapping into intuition and asking probing questions through reality and association. An action plan is created. It’s really amazing to see what is uncovered through the subconscious by moving the words to the conscious and unearthing and understanding the meaning.
The client then titles the Future Map – thinking in terms of a movie – what would the film be called if it was a mega hit or a three word bumper sticker.
7) BABY STEP:
The client then commits to one small step that they will take.
To create a three-set action plan, I use the Lifting Up™ Leadership Model which I co-created with my dear friends and business partners, Kathleen Crandall and Risё Kasmirski. This seven step process includes Mindfulness, Awareness, Vulnerability, Intention, Lovitude®, Transformation and Transcendence. In addition, I overlay the my adapted Law of Attraction process to create the clear plan to manifest the client’s desired outcome: Ask, Claim, Allow, Accept, Believe, Feel, Visualize, Act, and Thank.
I use Future Mapping with my online branding, LinkedIn coaching clients, and when teaching and training Career Counselors, Life and Executive Coaches, Facilitators, and Learning and Development professionals to help them help their clients create their desired future.
WHO DO YOU WANT TO MAKE 120% HAPPY?
Anne Pryor, MA., is a Certified Future Mapper, Online Visibility Strategist, Career Coach and LinkedIn Strategist. She is recognized as a Universal Connector, and she has trained more that 55,000 how to Look Good and Be Found Online and Make Meaningful Business Connections. Co-founder of Meaningful Connections she has studied quantum energy with Dr. Masaru Emoto, worked with Charles Schultz on the opening of Mall of America’s Knott’s Camp Snoopy and studied the work of Deepak Chopra and worked with Dr. Don Miguel Ruiz. She is the creator of Lovitude® a quantum energy jewelry line meaningful Love and Gratitude. Contact Anne Pryor at Anne@MeaningfulConnections.net.
“If you want to have an impact on business, you must have an impact on people.” Kathleen Crandall
There is an abundance of information and studies that suggest business grows when people feel valued and engaged in the workplace. The best leaders who generate the most successful outcomes know that how they lead, motivate and engage people is the secret to success. Some lean in, some enable greatness, and others rely on team building and empowerment to move the dial. In every case, it is a focus on people that makes a difference.
Consider the impact of intentionally “lifting up” others as a collaborative mindset. As humans we understand the concept of a clan and the need to help each other achieve and accomplish goals. It requires empathy, kindness, acknowledgement, resources, teamwork and the ability to provide encouragement in words and actions. It requires that leaders have a vision and communicate it well and often to everyone in the organization.
At Meaningful Connections, we have designed a new model called LiftingUp™ Leadership, a term inspired by Anne Pryor. “This is a new mindset that engages the heart and the mind in how we work together more effectively”, said Anne Pryor. “It requires trust and a selfless commitment to others. And, when people work together with the intention to help each other and provide unconditional support and Lovitude® (love and gratitude) to reach a goal, it begets more of the same. It becomes contagious, and leads to results that exceed our highest expectations”, Pryor explained.
Research shows that business grows when people feel significant, passionate, confident, motivated, and even inspired to produce more and with better results. Cultures of contribution and accountability are built and succeed when people feel valued, recognized and invested in the vision of their leader. And leaders who understand this concept are seeing significant change and positive results and happy employees.
Leaders who “Lift Up” others embrace compassion, empathy, generosity and unconditional support of others without judgment. They understand their impact on others and use it for the good of relationships and the organization. This starts with self-awareness, having clarity around their individual impact, (what many are now calling personal brand), and engaging with others with positive intention. It grows and builds when people connect in a more significant way online and off.
Today that means blending human one-to-one interactions with electronic and online communications to create and build meaningful connections. “The new world of work will not look like that of the past. The trend in the future is intrapreneurialism and the place and space to enable that. Leaders of businesses large and small will succeed when they embrace and prepare for this new work environment and invest in people,” said Rise Kasmirski.
Learn more about LiftingUp Leadership with Meaningful Connections, a partner in the Collaborative Leadership Center at Sugar Lake Lodge. Consider building LiftingUp Leadership concepts into your next corporate retreat or attend one of the powerful LiftingUp Leadership events offered throughout the year.
The first LiftingUp Leadership retreat will be offered to women leaders May 14-16 and limited to 20 attendees. May 14-16, 2014
“LiftingUp™ Leadership Retreat – a new heart and mind shift for women leaders in business”
Be a part of a very special event where up to twenty women leaders will gather for a transformative retreat. Meaningful Connections will host this gathering at the Collaborative Leadership Center at Sugar Lake Lodge. This is an empowering and transformative retreat set in nature for women leaders seeking a more profound approach to leadership
Each day will feature new learnings and concepts around LiftingUp Leadership, a new approach to business and personal success. You will experience a perfect balance between teachings that will transform what you think, believe and feel about leading in today’s business environment and time to reflect and ponder the future in pristine nature.
What you will learn and experience:
Intentional Impact – how you lead has a ripple impact that extends far beyond your business. Learn about the power of your personal brand and how to be more intentional in your impact in lifting people up and enabling success How to Leverage the New World of Work – what you need to know about attracting, engaging and retaining high performers in today’s market
- How to Create a Culture of Connection from the inside out and create more business as a result – learn how online tools and personal interaction contribute to building brands, meaningful connections and business 24/7
- Experience a ground-breaking approach to future mapping, created by futurist Masanori Kanda
Investment: $1,399 includes private room, meals and all retreat materials. Space is limited to 20 so register early.
Presented by Kathleen Crandall, Anne Pryor and Rise Kasmirski co-creators of Meaningful Connections
For more information or to register, please contact Kathleen Crandall at firstname.lastname@example.org