Friday, July 8 Visiting Heitate

 On July 6th and 7th, I went to Heitate Shrine in Kumamoto. The purpose of visit was to pray for the success of our upcoming event “Prayer for the World Peace” Water Ceremony 2011 which will be held in Iwaki city, Fukushima prefecture on July 25, since Heitate Shrine is known as the place to send out prayer for world peace.

 We arrived at the shrine around the noon on the 6th in the middle of the rain storm. I have visited this shrine probably more than 20 times in the past, but I have never experienced this kind of heavy rain. The deities of shrine forest purified us as we got totally soaked to the bone, then Reverend Haruki, the chief priest of the shrine conducted an official ceremony for us.

The next day 7th was a clear day, and we had Reverend Haruki offer a message to the people around the world. This message was videotaped and will be uploaded on Youtube very soon.

As he mentions in his message, he bestowed us holy water taken from Higashimitarai spring which is located on the east side of the shrine. He told us to pour this water into the sea of Fukushima. What a divine gift.

It was such an honor to receive it, and I am so grateful. We will take it to Fukushima and offer it to the Pacific Ocean from the beach in Iwaki after our ceremony.

I would like to ask you all to send your prayer of love and gratitude from your place. I would appreciate it if you could start offering your prayer from today on, and continue it daily.

Thank you very much.


Dear All of My Precious Friends Around the World

It has passed over 100 days since the unprecedented disaster occurred in our country, Japan.

Before I make an announcement of upcoming prayer event, I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to you all who have supported us greatly in both visible and invisible way.

Right after the earthquake and tsunami, many people sent us letters of condolences, and encouragement. Some people invited us to offer their place for us to evacuate from Japan. Amazing number of people sent us monetary donation to support our charity work sending water to disaster area. Countless people, probably hundreds of thousands of people joined in our prayer held every 11th of the month. And the number of people who are putting their precious money in a donation box in their local area might be over a billion. The number of people who are spending their precious time to send their prayer for the recovery of Japan is unknown.

We are talking about your precious contribution. Please know that none of them are overlooked or taken lightly.

It is true that we have lost so many things that we took for granted for a long time. However, I think what we learned and received from you all, the fellow citizens of this planet earth is much greater than what we lost.

We were able to stand up again because of all the heartfelt support you offered. Thank you very much.

Now, I would like to ask your kind participation and contribution for our upcoming event which will be held on July 25th.

Many research results provided by my colleagues in the field as well as our own research showed us how powerfully our prayer could affect the physical world we live in. I believe that people’s collective prayer towards our positive and peaceful future is needed at this time more than ever.

July 25 is the New Year’s Eve according to Mayan calendar. Your participation in this prayer either on the site, via internet telecast, or just remotely has such a significant power.

We are working towards gathering precious prayers sent by one million hearts. When our hearts are put together in one, there will be nothing that we cannot overcome.

Please see the detail sent by our secretariat separately.

Thank you all my friends, and I love you.

Love & Gratitude,
Masaru Emoto