The Power of Intentions: Scientific Evidence on How Thoughts Can Change the World

Your Thoughts Can Change the World

The power of intentions: Do you know that what you think and feel has a severe impact on you and your environment? Your powerful thoughts and intentions are going to affect the physical reality of yourself and the people around you. Strange. Isn’t it?

Well, this has been tested by humans and the results are surprising but transformative.

Dr. Masaru Emoto, a researcher and alternative healer from Japan, has given the world wonderful evidence of the magic of positive thinking (Arnst, Chasse and Hoffman 2004). He became famous when his water molecule experiments featured in the 2004 film, What The Bleep Do We Know?

His experiments demonstrate the power of intentions that how human thoughts and intentions can alter physical reality, such as the molecular structure of water.

Given that humans are comprised of at least 60% water, his discovery has far-reaching implications… can anyone really afford to have negative thoughts or intentions?

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The power of Intentions: Water experiment 

A group of approximately 2,000 people in Tokyo focused positive intentions towards water samples located inside an electromagnetically shielded room in California. Inside the room, there were similar water samples as controls kept in different spots, but that group was unaware of it. 

It was hypothesized that water “treated” with intention can affect ice crystals formed from that water. Also, it was pilot tested under double-blind conditions

Ice crystals formed in both sets of water samples, yet only certain kinds of formations were present within the water they were concentrating on. 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.

Ice crystals formed from both sets of water samples were blindly identified and photographed by an analyst. Later the resulting images were blindly assessed for aesthetic appeal by 100 independent judges.

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The Power of Intentions: Scientific Evidence on How Thoughts Can Change the World

In conclusion, the study results are consistent with a number of previous studies suggesting that thought and intentions may be able to influence the structure of water.

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The rice experiment

Dr. Emoto demonstrated the power of negative thinking with his rice experiment. He places a small amount of cooked rice in two different glass jars. On one he wrote “thank you” and on the other “you fool”. He then instructed school children to say out loud what is written on the labels every day when they passed them by. After one month it was observed that the rice on the container with positive thought barely changed. But, the rice on the other container was rotten (Gauvrit and Francfort 2015). 

Hopefully, you understood the impact of positive thoughts and intentions. By saying positive thoughts, you not only cleanse yourself but strengthen your aura and those around you. So, think about what is worrying you most in the present time and transform it into positive thoughts. Tell yourself “I can do it”, “I will learn” or whatever suits your present situation. Repeat them each day and see how it changes your life.

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Make sure to completely avoid negative self-talk “I will lose…,” because your words and thoughts have vibrations that impact your health and your energy. Next time you are angry with someone just reminds yourself about the beautiful and ugly water crystalline structures.


  • Emoto, M., 2011. The hidden messages in water. Simon and Schuster.
  • Emoto, M., 2011. The secret life of water. Simon and Schuster.
  • Arnst, W., Chasse, B., and Hoffman, M., 2004. What The Bleep Do We Know.
  • Gauvrit, N., and Francfort, S., 2015. Can emotions affect matter. An empirical test of Masaru Emoto’s hypothesis that emotions change nature. Skeptic (Altadena, CA)20(2), pp.10-12.
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The Power of Intentions: Scientific Evidence on How Thoughts Can Change the World

18 thoughts on “The Power of Intentions: Scientific Evidence on How Thoughts Can Change the World”

  1. Avatar of Sultana Sultana

    I agree. Our thoughts are powerful. We must always have good intentions. Which bring to us a positive outcome.
    Even when all seems not well. We can make it well.
    Love and peace to all! ☺️

  2. Avatar of Kiran Bais

    Following different paths, different people encounter different difficulties. Some who do not know the technique of meditation go mad. Some say that they should never see a woman. They get so nervous about it all.
    The fact is all is God, but you are misled by this shameless mind. The mind is so shameless that the more you wish to get rid of it, the more you get entangled in it, just as when you try to take out one foot from the mire, your other foot gets stuck more deeply. All the same you have to get rid of this troublesome mind.
    Man-O-Nash is real Samadhi for the mind. The mind is uprooted and this is the death of the mind; the ego immediately feels, “I am everything,” and it is disassociated from all experiences of the body, for it has now no concern with the body. At this moment either the shock is too strong and the body falls, or the momentum keeps the body going for some time and then it falls.
    Meher Baba <3

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