On a scale of 1 to 10, how powerful do you think thoughts are to success, compared to hard work, passion, money, character, and charisma? If you’ve prioritized and rated thoughts above everything else, then you’re onto something special.
Are you aware of the following?
Our thoughts (whether positive or negative) define how we perceive a situation, how we react and respond to them, and what we learn from them.
We know that in the end thoughts define our behavior, which when repeated consistently becomes a habit, and eventually becomes ingrained as an attitude towards life?
As a result, our thoughts affects what we believe about ourselves and our capabilities, and hence what we are capable of and will do.
Most of us are aware of that. However, there is something far more special about rating thoughts higher than everything else. It is knowing how they can impact our lives in the long run.
What if I tell you, that by believing strongly in your thoughts as being the most powerful aspect of your life, you can actually affect the physical reality of yourself and everyone around you?
Yes, directly, irrevocably, affect physical reality!
Well, someone has spent a lifetime trying to physically demonstrate the impact thoughts can have on our reality. And the results and insights are not just remarkable, but transformative.
Thoughts Are Powerful — Dr. Masaru Emoto and Experiments on the Physical Power of Thoughts
Have you heard the adage ‘one is all and all is one’? It is a monist theme that reverberates across human history. Different religions and belief systems speak of our interconnectedness to the world around us and to one another as living beings. But how are we connected?
One recent explanation has been through quantum mechanics, and how our collective conscience can affect our lives.
Then there was an indirect hypothesis by Dr. Masaru Emoto, who set out to understand the impact our thoughts can have on water. He spent the entire decade of the 1990’s performing experiments to see how positive and negative thoughts can alter the properties of water.
His experiments are simple and powerful.
Dr Masaru Emoto’s Experiments
Dr. Emoto filled multiple containers with water, and to each, he directed either positive or negative thoughts — both written and verbal. He wrote either positive or negative words on the container, spoke to them positively or negatively, or played positive and negative music to the container.
For instance, saying positive statements such as “Thank You”, “I love you”, “I am grateful for you” to one container while making negative statements such as “I hate you”, “I will hurt you”, “Get away from me!” etc. to another.
In a similar vein, he directed music with positive or negative tones and lyrics towards another set of containers.
Each experiment was conducted for a specific time. At the end of the experiments, he collected samples of water from each container and froze them. The crystals were then photographed.
The Results of the Experiments
Dr. Emoto found that samples of water that were treated to positive thoughts and intentions formed clear and beautiful ice crystals, whereas those exposed to negative thoughts and intentions showed negative and ugly patterns.
Here is a video showing the photographed crystals:
He added rice to three containers, adding water, and then subjecting each to a positive, negative, and an indifferent attitude for 30 days.
- Positive = Positive prayers
- Negative = Harsh statements
- Indifference = Completely ignoring them
At the end of 30 days, he compared the level of decay in each container.
- He found that the container that was showered with positive praise fermented, giving off a sweet aroma.
- The one exposed to negativity turned black.
- The neglected container also caught mold and decayed, showing how indifference to oneself is also devastating.
(Dr Masaru Emoto’s book, The Hidden Messages in Water is available on Amazon).
The rice experiment:
Given that 60% of our body mass is made of water, imagine how our thoughts and intents about ourselves and about people around us dramatically alter our own auras, and empower others.
This is where positive affirmations come into play: these are the positive thoughts that we say to ourselves, which both cleanse and strengthen our personal auras and those of people we care about and love.
So, the next time you dive into introspection and come out with better understanding of your insecurities and limiting beliefs, simply transform them into positive mantras about change and empowerment for yourself. Then repeat them to yourself each day and observe how over time, your physical reality starts to transform and change.