I need volunteers for this experiment, but I'll explain what it's about first....you'll find it's gonna be easier for some than others.
This is about the power of sound and the power of written and/or spoken words and their affect on our environment. Within the last 30 years an instrument called an Eidophone was discovered. It consists of a tightly stretched drum surface, covered evenly with a very moldable, pastelike substance. Sounds and words are uttered beneath the drum by human voices (happy, positive words) -- and the sounds of such spoken words cause beautiful shapes to form in the flexible paste, exact replicas of trees, ferns and flowers, as they are in nature.
If sand is spread on the drum surface instead of the pastelike substance, then the sounds of "happy" words spoken beneath the drum cause the sand to produce precise geometrical designs, rather than plant forms. These are called Chladni figures, after inventor Ernst Chaldni, who discovered this phenomenon and enlightened the late 1700's and early 1800's to several secrets of our environment.
When ugly, obscene or vulgar words are spoken beneath the drum, creating discordant or disharmonious sounds, both the paste and the sand form chaotic patterns with no shape or form.
It's been repeatedly observed and carefully recorded that plants will grow faster, healthier and taller when the "music of the masters" is played near them continually, symphonies and the like. When loud and discordant rock music is played near them continually, the plants are sickly, grow very slowly and their growth is stunted, the full height two to four inches shorter than the plants that were lullabyed by the harmonious cords of symphonic music.
More evidence of the power of sound is birdsong. Assuming you don't spend all your time in the city, have you ever noticed the chorus of bird song all day long in the spring?
Have you ever notice that birdsong ceases during the summer months, except at dawn and twilight? When you're having a picnic in the woods or your back yard on a summer afternoon, you'll hear only an occasional, faint chirp from the top of the tallest trees. Have you ever wondered why?
There's a reason for this little known phenomenon of nature. The singing of the birds sets up a particular sound vibration that promotes the growth of young leaves of trees, plants and flowers, so the birdsong is fairly constant all day long in the spring while the new growth is occurring.
In summer, the birdsong ceases, except at dawn and twilight -- and sometimes, if not quite all the leaves are full, also during the early morning hours of summer. After the leaves are full, the chemical activities of the trees, plants and flowers change every day in the summer -- at dawn and at twilight. At night, all plant life breathes in carbon dioxide. At dawn and early morning, in the summer, they breathe out pure oxygen. The times of the changeover are heralded by the birds; are actually stimulated by the birdsong, but the sterile rules of biology recognize only the synchronicity of it, typically ignoring the clear evidence of cause and effect, unable to explain any other reason for nature's precise timing of the seasonal and daily fluctuations of birdsong. In winter months, of course, birds fly south to where other greenery needs the growth signals of the sound of their singing.
Now....what I'm proposing is an experiment in human behavior using the idea from the Eidophonic experiment. Considering that the experiment with the Eidophone could be viably translated into our daily lives, why not begin on a certain day and time to eschew everything negative from our speech and tone of voice and written words and attempt to vocalize and write only positive thoughts and ideas.....and see if and how it affects our own personal environment, whether positively or perhaps, not at all? I've wanted to try this for myself, but was hesitant because I'd rather have input from others for comparison, so any results couldn't be considered just my imagination or my own thinking that affected the outcome.
Any volunteers up for this experiment? And yep....it might be hard for this ol' cynic to button her lips on the negative.