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Can Words and Thoughts Really Affect Us?

Updated on January 26, 2016

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Growing up, most of us heard the phrase "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me." It turns out that this phrase we are all taught to live by might not be the entire truth after all. In 1994 Doctor Masaru Emoto sought out to figure out exactly how words and thoughts affect us. He collected different forms of water, (natural spring, twice distilled water, river water, lake water, Antarctic ice and more) and he conducted different experiments with the water. The results of his experiments when pure twice distilled water was used were the most amazing. He simply wasn't able to use tap water because it was already way too polluted to create any changes. Keep in mind that each experiment was done with the same exact batch of double distilled water and that the water was not manipulated in any physical way after distillation.

Experiments With Water and Music

In a controlled environment Dr. Emoto would play music of all types to a drop of water. He would then freeze the water drop and examine the crystalline structure that would form. When water droplets were exposed to music with angry, fearful or sad words or heavy metal music, they wouldn't form strong or complex structures at all. It seemed that the molecular bond within the water became weaker after being exposed to negativity. On the other hand, when Dr. Emoto would play Chopin, Bach, Motzart, classical music, love music, or music with a positive message the water molecules would form beautifully complex structures upon being frozen. See these results below.

Water Exposed to Music


These photos might make you think twice about your music choice.

Water and Words

Dr. Masaru Emoto also conducted experiments with words and phrases by saying them out loud and by writing the words on the petri dish. The results were amazing. Here are the crystalline structures that formed with the words "love and gratitude" and the words "you make me sick."

You Make Me Sick
You Make Me Sick | Source
Love and Grattitue
Love and Grattitue | Source

More Experiments Shown in Video

This should teach us to think twice about the words we say to each other. Negativity affects not only the person it's being directed at, but the person harboring these feelings even more so.

As I'm sure you can see by now, the water crystals formed with positive words and music are much more complex and beautiful than their counterparts. They also seem to have much stronger molecular bonds. Now think of this on a larger scale. Think about a relationship full of turmoil where both partners are constantly berating and putting each other down. Their bond would become weaker, less likely to last, and the relationship would most likely crumble.

Dr. Masaru Emoto was a man who wanted to spread knowledge and human kindness to others. He even created cards with pictures of positive phrases and beautiful water crystals from the experiments so that people can and use them to charge the water with positive frequencies before they drink it. His experiments were definitely groundbreaking. He was the first person to finally prove something in an experiment that was previously all theory. We can all learn something from his findings.

The Secret

There is a book and movie that has gained much popularity in recent years called 'The Secret'. In this film the audience and readers are shown how to use the secret to get everything that they want out of life including happiness, wealth, success, fulfillment and more. The secret that is being discussed turns out to be the law of attraction. The film and book goes into depth about how we manifest our own reality. It also tries to teach us that we have much more control over our lives than we sometimes realize.

When you look at The Secret and all of it's teachings, it's hard to blindly believe that changing our thoughts and attitudes about things can actually make any changes in our lives. Let's face it, we all have a little skepticism in us and we tend to get stuck in the negativity and loose hope. With Dr. Masaru Emoto's experiments however, we are actually able to see concrete proof that using the method of changing to a more positive thought process can actually create a more positive life experience.

I recommend anyone who wants to become more positive to read or watch The Secret. You can purchase the book through the link below for only $3.99 and the movie for about $8.00.

The Secret Book


These experiments are very eye opening. We are all made up of water. Men's bodies are made up of about 65% water while women's bodies are made up of about 55% water. If water is affected by music, words, thoughts and pictures, then we must be affected by them as well. We already know how mean words and harsh criticisms can hurt the feelings of others, but the good news is that we control how we let others affect us. If we could all remember to reiterate in our minds to remember the compliments others have given us and to forget the insults; then we could offset any negativity that is brought on by others around us.

The way the water formed crystals might not have to do directly with the music, words, or pictures, but instead by how the person conducting the experiments reacted to these things before freezing the water droplet. We humans manifest our own realities and the frequencies of our thoughts affect the people and the world around us. We need to give ourselves more credit and realize we all have the ability to change the things we don't like.

Share this article with your friends and loved ones and ask them to share it as well. If we can all realize that our thoughts and things we surround ourselves with have on us and those around us, then maybe people would focus more on being positive to themselves and others. Doesn't that sound like a much happier existence. Remember, changing the world can start with changing one thought.


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