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Excerpted from "The Secret Life of Water" (Atria/Simon & Schuster) with permission of the publisher.

We are well into the twenty-first century, and blood continues to be shed. Especially painful to watch is the conflict between Palestine and Israel. How much life will have to be destroyed by ethnic fighting and holy war? Without an end to this horrendous conflict, it is hard to imagine a peaceful future for any of us. But it appears as if the hatred and loathing has over centuries slowly entered the very DNA of the two sides.

I was once thinking about this when I suddenly realized the close relationship between DNA and water. DNA is structured by two chains in a spiral formed by a hydrogen bond. The consciousness of our ancestors is passed from one generation to the next through blood—the water that circulates throughout our bodies. And the water that flows through the bodies of the Jews and Palestinians comes mostly from the Jordan River. The Jordan River flows southward from northern Palestine and connects the Sea of Galilee with the Dead Sea, forming the eastern border of Palestine. Along its way, it provides much of the water necessary for sustaining life in the region.

The power of prayer has the ability to reach far distances of space and time. Through the photographs of water crystals, I have strived to help people from around the world understand the power and wonder of prayer, and I have encouraged people everywhere to pray for peace in the world. I decided that I would ask people to join together on a particular day to send hado (vibration) of love and peace to the Sea of Galilee, which flows into the Jordan River. The people who drink its water would receive this hado, and their bodies would be filled with beautiful energy. Can you just imagine the possibilities for peace?

Before I set the date, I discovered something quite surprising. Another name for the Sea of Galilee is Lake Kinneret, and kinneret, in Hebrew, is the word for harp—the shape of the Sea of Galilee. And it also happens that Lake Biwa is named after the biwa, a traditional harp-like instrument in Japan. Could the similarity be more than a coincidence?

I decided to set the day for the special prayer for July 25, 2003. This day is very important on the thirteen-month calendar used by the Mayans. It is called “the day out of time,” the one extra day on the Mayan calendar.

Even in this modern age, perhaps we have the spirit of this day buried within us. I intend to work toward making this an international day of prayer for expressing love and appreciation for water.

A year prior to the date I set for sending hado to the Sea of Galilee, I established what I call the Project of Love and Thanks to Water. This was a project aimed at unifying the souls of people from around the world and raising consciousness on July 25, 2003. My first efforts focused on expanding the circle of people willing to participate in the prayer.

I asked everyone I knew to do the following: On the 25th of each month, either at 7:25 in the morning or 7:25 in the evening, face a body of water and express your love and appreciation. You could do this anywhere, such as your kitchen or your bedroom. A glass of water would suffice. Gently say to the water, “I love you” and “Thank you.” As you do this, imagine the power of love and appreciation flowing through you into all of the water of the world.

All water, even the glass of water, is connected to all the rest of the water in the rest of the world. The hado of love and appreciation that you release will become streams of brilliant gold and silver light in the flowing water and reach out to the entire world, ultimately covering it in light. The result will be a testimony of the healing and harmonizing of our planet.

Water carries within it your thoughts and your prayers. And as you yourself are water, no matter where you are, your prayers will be carried to the rest of the world. So, pray. Pray for the victims of meaningless wars and landmines, for orphaned children, for the sick and the bedridden. There is much you can do from now on, and even a lot you can do at this very moment.

I recall that horrible recurring dream I saw as a small child. It wasn’t warning me about my fate to witness the gloom and doom of the human race. It was teaching me what I must do in life. But it wasn’t a lesson for me alone. It was for you and for everyone else who reads this book: Fill your soul with love and gratitude. Pray for the world. Share the message of love. And let us flow as long as we live.

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