http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/ They said the words that written on the respective cup. Laugh hard. Maggie, Thank you for the suggestion. The experiment is so complete in itself that it is difficult to say anything much except “Wow”. Thank IKEA wanted to prove plants have feelings, just like people. I hope you have loads of kindness come your way. Every day the two children would “talk” to the cup once at 4:00PM. Carbon dioxide levels do influence the rate of plant photosynthesis, he explains, but "people would have to speak to their plants for at least several hours a day to enhance photosynthesis enough to influence plant growth." For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click this link: thesun.co.uk/editorial-complaints/, Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, The students recorded audio messages on devices and these were played to the plants on a loop for 30 days, Some messages were compliments but others were insults in the bizarre test, Ikea wanted to 'create happier communities' with the initiative, The plant on the left was played nasty messages and withered - while the one the right was played compliments and stayed healthy, The moral, Ikea says, was that there is no place for bullying in society, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). I found you blog when searching for blogs tagged “Project 365”. The WholeHearted Mind, Why not reverse this and—when you catch yourself speaking negatively in your head—make it a point to imagine yourself saying this to a treasured friend. colman mgomela. and a couple of others I ‘know.’ Six degrees of separation! The power of words is truly amazing to me. I might even send it to my spiritual leader Ajahn Brahm in Australia, I think he would like it. I am glad you liked the experiment. Will visit your blogworld in just a bit. Thanks for sharing. Try to speak in a manner which does not break people’s hearts or binds vengeance and conflict. Audio messages were recorded and then played on loops for 30 days. Quantum Physicists are looking into this phenomena.. and interestingly, this is the topic of my next post.. Do Plants Like Being Talked To? I speak to the my plants with my heart and form the words in my mind. Because plants cannot move about, they exist in a state of profound acceptance and peace within themselves. Tanks for sharing such a wonderful experiment with us. You’ve done it so well. He was speaking to me the way he was being spoken to. Here;s a video of this work. ... Department of Economic Plants and Biotechnology, Yunnan Key Laboratory for Wild Plant Resources, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, 650201 China. 1) “Love” and “Thankyou” January 2, 2012. Goes to show that tapping on positive energy and spreading it can make the world a better place. I await the results of your next experiment! And every now and then, plants have something to say to us. Thank you for a lovely experiment. Ajahn Brahm is my spiritual teacher, Nithya Shanthi’s teacher. That is surely a better way to reply. ", Thomas Nelson, teacher and head of house at GEMS Wellington Academy in Dubai, a school that participated in the initiative, said: "It has raised the profile massively of different forms of bullying and the effects that bullying can have on people.". One pupil said: "As the weeks passed, I started noticing that the one was being bullied started to droop. And I’m so impressed that you took this a step further and took your experiment around to show other people. How can I stay on the mindful path – stay in the present? But gardeners have also been impressed by the study. And I admit I feel kind intentions somehow make up for any lack of speech. We have much in common. The bottom line? I must learn to stay in the moment without fear of the past or future. I have the book which talks about what you just did..by Dr.Masaru…I guess it is high time i took to reading the book…. What a brilliant reminder that our words (and thoughts) are powerful energy! – that is my quest. The power of words is one of the reasons for The Virtues Project. You are loved. I think this would be a wonderful experiment to do with our kids at church. We know this anecdotally, but to actually see this – it goes to show how we can influence things around us.”, Registered Nurse/Dietician: “We’ve got to understand this. January 12, 2012. I pray and wish to be a mother who is able to give more and more and more love my kids, so that they blossom to their best! They also found that plants grow faster to the sound of a female voice than to the sound of a male voice. P.S. How wonderful – “Compassion spoiled the test! Thank you for sharing! A fellow commentator (read below) said that the test failed because one of the testers kept thinking “oh poor thing” and couldn’t do the test. They also found that plants grow faster to the sound of a female voice than to the sound of a male voice. I try to find new interesting stuff each day. Eg: saying “stupid” in a polite manner and “I love you” in a rude manner. Isn’t that is really interesting? are wholly unknown to plants and would serve no useful purpose. Bad words can be mean.”, Acupuncturist: “This is so true. My friend Priya turned me onto this post, and I am so glad she did. Maggie. What else could your words do? In the last six years I’ve used chanting so when I am low on patience, I’ll silently chant a mantra to myself and if my kids are really driving me nuts I’ll say chant out loud which they looove (just kidding–they don’t love it but it does change the dynamic and makes it a little funnier and lightens the energy:). Talk to the plant for 15 minutes. The children took part in recording the compliments and negative words. I mean if you stop and think about it, GOD spoke our world into existence with just his words. It needs a thinking and feeling adult to show a child the value of goodness. I agree with the tenor of the experiment & the line of conclusion …..EXCEPT , that , I feel it’s the power of THOUGHTS & not words . It is a truly scientific phenomenon that when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. Thank you for such a wonderful post. I am sure all of us have become aware at some stage of our lives, of the power of words/ speech. I read this post yesterday and went away speechless, feeling it was nothing short of a miracle. Ikea wanted to 'create happier communities' with the initiative Credit: Ikea. I am really looking forward to connecting with you. Words as in alphabets are just phonetic sounds — code sign only for those who understand . I knew what to do so why couldn’t I do it. Plastic has toxic pollutants that damage the environment and cause land, water, and air pollution. Sound is an omnipresent feature throughout the world (Theunissen and Elie, 2014). 24/01/2017 at 7:40 pm . We can choose to use our words as spears that cut, hurt, maim, and kill or we can choose to use our words for the purpose of showing love. respect!!! Thanks for sharing my post. http://wp.me/p1ZZWh-7q – Take your time… it’s long, you don’t have to read it. In order to do this experiment, you will have to keep the environment fairly clear – you can’t “think” one thing and say something else.. My kids thought of it as a game, they played without expectations. The website gives constant updates on the plants with height graphs, leaf size charts and more. I’m so intrigued I have to do it…. I am amazed by the outcome of this experiment and so happy too. Positive language has the power to boost physical and emotional wellbeing—at home and at work. I strive to do the same. Water the plants. Im not surprised at all that your a disciple of Ajahn. Great test my friend. Pingback: Teaching a child how to take care of houseplants (passing your Green Thumb on to your child) – Barf Bags Not Included, Pingback: The Vibrational Power of Words - Kathleen S Coleman. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Our data show that DEWAX negatively regulates genes involved in anthocyanin biosynthesis. I also struggled when my kids were younger (and of course now-my son is 13 1/2 and my daughter is 9 1/2, but it’s different now for some reason). Thank you so much for sharing this with us, Aparna. Posted by The WholeHearted Mind in Intentions, Experiment, gratitude, Intention, Life, Love, Mindful, Plants, Project 365, Seeds, Speech, Words. I often “plant” my wishes or intentions in the elements of nature – air, water, fire, eat.. that is, simply say the intention once or a few times, say as I plant new flowers, vegetables. In other words, we will use our Intention. Plants harboring a mutation in DECREASE WAX BIOSYNTHESIS ( DEWAX ) are tolerant to UV-B. The hypothesis was supported because on the bad plant (last day, Wednesday) the tallest one was 10 1/2 inches and the tallest in the good plant was 9 1/2 inches. My children and I would love to hear from you. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. I am sharing this with more people especially mothers of little kids. I love the movie T-Z-P!! To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. He does not even speak English. It shows that you can change your world with your words, thoughts and actions. I am constantly see-sawing between shouting and hugging. If this is all true, then is it possible to heal and nuture our sick seedling back to health? I have always had full faith in the power of kind speech. But through practice and mindfulness, I started catching myself sooner and sooner when I started to get frustrated before the yelling and apologizing when necessary if I yelled or rather when I yelled Lol. No negative put-downs of self. Discuss both views and give our opinion. I love it!!!! I see you are blogger with many, many friends and awards – your words have brought you so many wonderful things. “We’re going to stop saying ‘Stop.’ And find ways to say yes to one another. If you know you wouldn't say it this way, think of how you'd share your thoughts with a good friend or what you'd like a good friend to say to you. This was a great experiment, and really fun. ", Alana Schetzer, of the University of Melbourne wrote online: "Plants may not have eyes, ears or a tongue, but their skin can perform many of the same functions... [They] can respond accordingly. http://www.lastmomstanding.com. Thank you for all your amazing positive energy! Keep up the good work, my friend. Kids are out for summer and this will be our first fun project. Best wishes to you and your family. If you know you wouldn't say it this way, think of how you'd share your thoughts with a good friend or what you'd like a good friend to say to you. Words my mother would not allow us to use as we grew up: Maggie. Move the plant back to its window. ZmMPK6 and ethylene signalling negatively regulate the accumulation of anti‐insect metabolites DIMBOA and DIMBOA‐Glc in maize inbred line A188. Have you ever tried an experiment like this? Students in Dubai were asked to speak in very different ways to two identical plants for 30 days. Reading the affirmations to you gave me goosebumps. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Great experiment. I will keep that in mind. I did 2,5 weeks of meditation in his monastery, and I have listed for his talks live. There are numerous such tests that have been published online, with … I work with plants every day and used to think myself odd when I caught myself talking to them at times. It was posted on Facebook by a friend’s daughter. It makes it much easier to know to whom you are responding. The live experiment involved IKEA taking two of its very own plants and installing them at the school, where one plant was fed compliments and words of encouragement, while the other was verbally bullied with hateful words. My children and I set out to test this theory. Hoping. I asked almost everyone I met what they thought about the experiment. Speak words and things you do not see as if they were according to Mark 11:22-24. For other inquiries, Contact Us. Shoot, we as adults need to do this type of experiment too so we remember what our words do to each other! Wow this really is amazing! Speaking; Writing; Grammar; TestPrep; Submit; User account menu. I love, LOVE, LOVE your experiment! Although I was aware of this island’s story, after watching a movie called, “Taare Zameen Par” long time back. Hristo! Thanks . My mother knew the power of words and self-talk. ( Log Out /  SWEDISH flatpack giant Ikea got a load of children to record insults — and play them back at plants in a bizarre experiment. School Nurse: “That just gave me the goose bumps.”, Kindergartener: “I think plants have feelings.”, School Principal: “This is fantastic. The honor is mine. I am very impressed! What a wonderful life lesson for you to share with your children and then share the lesson with us. I am reading / practicing the lessons in the book, “The Intiuitve Way.” Have you read it? Maybe you’d like to read the book “Hidden MEssages in Water” first. Love to your children for experience such a wonderful moment with their thoughtful mother…who guides them thru the process of life.. They continue to provide us with all of our needs, from food and shelter to flavor and beauty. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. Today Im living in Sweden, but I spent 4 years in Australia, Perth, and I have met Ajahn in person. Pingback: Mindful Speech: Reflections from the Word Power Experiment « The WholeHearted Mind. Free wallpaper download from National Geopgraphic. Look at the growth in one day. I’m an optimist, and I appreciate your “whole hearted” approach to this project. I hope to see lots of your work in the near future. photography/wallpapers/?source=NavPhoWall. Join me to explore the possibilities. Mindful Speech: Reflections from the Word Power Experiment « The WholeHearted Mind. I will 100% be trying this with my children. But I must compliment your children as well for carrying on the tradition of a wholehearted mind. Did you keep it up the whole month? Here is an explanation that follows http://wp.me/p1ZZWh-7q. After 30 days, the bullied plant started to show signs of wilting. “. To complete our experiment, my children decided to use the words “I am sorry” and “You are cool!” In this experiment we will not “talk” to the plant, instead we will simply think thoughts directed at the plant. Sometimes things happen to us so we can learn from them. ;-), I just can’t seem to keep up with all the blogs I want to read, so I’m coming late to your party. The results of your experiment are totally amazing! I like this idea – it’s a way of “grounding” your intention and as you say, let it go remaining curious. ( Log Out /  Wonderful Aparna. On January 2nd, 2012 we setup our experiment as follows: 3)Control with no words(please click on picture for a full view), January 12, 2012. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Take a look at this new post and let me know what you think. I simply remain curious. So they fed one plant with compliments and another with negative remarks. I am glad to have found you too. And the condition of our soul is likely to have an enormous impact on the water that composes over 70% of our body, and this impact in no small way will affect our bodies.”. Though the tongue is a small muscle in the mouth, it is mighty if it is used for good things in your life and the lives of others. Now I see you are connected to Priya (!) In the meantime, do tell us what you think. January 14, 2012. I am still laughing over your TV program post. ~ Wayne Dyer. It confirms: we have to be careful about our words and our thoughts; and the best lesson is: lovely words, peaceful thoughts are powerful, indeed! You can also send this post to Ajahn if you want, you find his address at the internet. Emotions such as fear, hate, jealousy, possessiveness, etc. Chili plant seedlings isolated from chemical, touch and light-transmitted signals can "talk" by sound with a friendly basil, speeding their growth. 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