Scientific Proof That Your Thoughts Actually Affect The Physical World

Avatar Arushi Kapoor | November 12, 2017

In today’s edition of unexplainable phenomena, an alternative healer gave physical evidence of how thoughts and intentions affect our physical world.

Alternative Healer and researcher Dr. Masaru Emoto is the author of the book Messages from Water, and has done extensive research on how whatever we feel, say, or listen has a certain effect on water. His research shows that positivity has a certain power that can directly affect our physical reality. The human body consists of 60-75% water, so we all have an innate subconscious connection to it. And this he demonstrates through one unique experiment.

In his experiment, Dr. Emoto filled three beakers with rice and submerged the rice in each with water. For a period of a month, each day, Emoto would say “thank you” to the first beaker, “you’re an idiot” to the second, and completely ignore the third.

At the end of the month, the rice that was thanked fermented well and gave a pleasant smell, whereas the one that was criticised turned black. The one which was ignored suffered the worst fate and began to rot. Watch the following video to see this fascinating experiment at work.



If we apply this theory to our daily lives, it is clear that everything around us — be it our children, pets, plants, and so on — require a nurturing environment to flourish. Being constantly ignored or criticised is the worst way to handle things around you and the negative effects will eventually begin to show.

Positivity has a profound effect on our body and everything around us. We must learn to emanate positive vibes towards everything around us and reap its benefits in the long run.



  • Deena Patrick

    The theory holds true, as the left eye bias with horses, negative pictures shown to the horse indicates a perceive threat and in this case the positive and negative emotions has the same impact on the rice.

    • Prashant

      Horse and rice aren’t the same. Horses have senses. A negative picture means something to them and they have a brain to process this information. Horses see various images every moment and have evolved the sense of sight and the processing in the brain for their survival. Of course they can react in some form to negative images.

      I am not aware of any rice that has been able to protect itself after receiving any sensory inputs. There must be a difference between horse and rice.

      • jenbean12

        Well it’s not the rice so much as it is the water. Our bodies consist of 60-75% water.

  • Prashant

    Sorry, no science here for miles.
    The message about children is useful. However, rice don’t have ears! And they don’t know language!

    There is no sign of even logic in this ‘scientific’ experiment. Even if you believe in positive and negative ‘vibes’ or some kind of waves, all three rice samples are near each other. All three will get the same vibes/waves. It’s crazy to see what ideas are sold and bought in the name of science.

    • mooslinge

      I agree

    • Kevin Fricke

      If the results of the experiment could be repeated successfully then the scientific method can be said to be reliable. If it is consistently clear that the race is been damaged each time in the experimental group, Then you have scientific validity in the experiment. Of course you have to have a control group to rule out other factors that may be causing the rice damage. Since waves of energy are so small, then by relativity , the containers are not very close to each other. One needs not to be so quick to condemn a possibility that might be frightening to certain people.

      • Prashant

        While I would love to see the experiment repeated by someone several times to see if the results are repeated, as you have suggested, I would have no expectations from it. That’s perhaps why nobody has rushed to try it after knowing about this experiment. It wouldn’t cost much time and money.

        The entire hypothesis of this experiment is based on faith-healing, which has never been proven by any scientific studies. This just an attempt by a faith healer to prove that such things work. It would be believable if the hypothesis was made by a person of science after some scientific reasoning. Pseudo-science will constantly try to prove that there is science in it.

        • Resist_Tyranny

          HAHAHA… “faith healing”? WTF dude?:) That’s silly. It is based on the Fact that we live in a conscious universe and everything is connected:) And the experiment has been scientifically proven, meaning, repeatedly.

          • Scarlet Hillary Presti

            In terms of science nothing is ever proven, just supported.

          • Alessandro J. Boggian

            It’s just semantics.

        • Alessandro J. Boggian

          I actually met Dr. Emoto some years ago and he explained his ice crystals and how they are affected by emotions. He didn’t give me the impression of being particularly religious, on the contrary. He is a rigorous scientist, yet he admitted that in order to prove his theories, much more advanced studies are needed.
          Btw, Charles Darwin wrote the same thing on his famous book which most have not read. Scientists are still trying to prove his theory, though it is the most likely on hand until now, evolution hasn’t been proven yet.

          • Michael Jurgehausen

            actually evolution has been proven, at least in some species of animals

        • Florentina Ehceru

          Try recreating the experiment at home if you really want to know !!! it is just a fact when you don’t believe you research and test that’s how you’ll know if it is true or not but do exactly what he did.

          • Desiree Bennison

            I believe this experiment could work but not if the beakers are right next to each other. Having them in different rooms would make it possible.

        • Savannah Lynn

          not true…there have been scientific, hospital-based studies showing patients prayed for, even by strangers across the world, recovered more quickly from injuries/surgeries/illnesses than those who were not prayed for.

      • Eddita Felt

        T control group his was done in Dr. Masaru Emoto’s experiments. This article is just a brief synopsis of his work. Read Dr Emoto’s books and see his film for more detailed information.

    • jakenbox

      Be water

    • Nicole Evans

      buddy learn about the law of attaction before you say anything

      • treblehook

        I’d have to see an extraordinary amount of research and control manipulation before I’d buy anything like this. I’d want to have this test performed with all known variables better controlled and analyzed, namely light, gas composition, water composition, seal integrity, acoustic volume, language, tonal spectrum, rice homogeneity, etc. This has nothing to do with the law of attraction which is in and of itself pseudoscience as often marketed. What is true is that devoting mental energy to positive or constructive things helps re-map the brain in a physical way, the same way we create memories.

        • jonzy28

          Feel free as many times as you like until you are satisfied with your results and get back to me. The only costs are time, three jars, rice and water.

    • Ayatollyahso

      I would like to believe this on face value ; but, were the beakers sterilized before the rice and water were added? They should have been covered to prevent airborne bacteria from contaminating the samples.

    • Leah Goodwin

      There have been similar studies done with plants. Peer reviewed ones, even. Plants don’t have ears and don’t know language either. Like it or not, this type of research is plenty valid. Also, you should do some research yourself on how unreliable “peer reviewed” studies can be. Peer reviewed does not necessarily mean accurate, valid, or reliable. -_-

      I also think it’s cute that you mention whether people “believe” in positive and negative vibes, lol, almost like they don’t exist! They actually do, and that IS science.

    • Florentina Ehceru

      If you pay attention to what they wrote you’ll understand. The rice is placed in water so the experiment shows the effect of water on anything in this case on rice !!! Water shapes ,grows , sustains everything; your (adult) body is 60%water babies 75%water so if the words affect water imagine how the way you speak to yourself the way ppl treat you and the environment you live in can affect you.
      Read again but read to understand not to criticise. No offence intended .

    • Camille Kocsis

      as I posted.. read his books, do your homework.

  • Marco Le Large

    You can’t go wrong with being nice but this is a load of bollocks

    • Resist_Tyranny

      Why does being nice work then?

      • Randi

        Because we’re social beings and not rice in a jar of water.

  • crabramblings

    Errm. Not completely sure that using a sample size of one for each condition constitutes proof. I just tossed a coin and it came out tails. Which scientifically proves that when coins are tossed they come down tails. Or does it?

  • Resist_Tyranny

    Of course. No surprise here. We live in a conscious universe where everything is connected.

  • Michael A Crawford

    If your children are made up of rice… ignore them and take them to a doctor….

  • Ccpi-The Hub Jackie Meador

    Just curious, does anyone know if this experiment is done with cooked or uncooked rice?

  • Lyon G. Zonamyari

    This article by Lyon Zonamyari takes it to the next level. Vegans will love the finale.

  • dawnbreakofday

    Ok, so it’s been peer reviewed? Nope, thought not…

    • Leah Goodwin

      Again, just pointing out that “peer reviewed” means almost nothing anymore. It does NOT ensure that the studies are reliable, valid, or accurate. I don’t mean just this study; I mean in general.

      • Michael Jurgehausen

        that is complete bullshit Leah

    • Benramsey1

      The most peer reviewed example of mind over matter is done constantly in testing medical efficacy. It’s called “the placebo effect.”

    • Savannah Lynn

      It has been duplicated scientifically repeatedly including by myself. You would rely on so-called science? How brainwashed and lemming-like. I’m guessing Snopes is one of your go to sources 🙂

  • Kevin Perrott

    Not science. Don’t pretend it is. If you want to believe that “thinking at things” affects them, that “prayer at a distance” works or any other kind of “consciousness affecting reality by non-physical means” you are going to have to do a lot better than putting some rice in a beaker and watching it ferment/rot… hilarious… It’s like people from 500 years ago were transported to the future and are trying to show everyone how smart they are about science. Why not proper experiments with proper controls? It wouldn’t cost much to set up the experiment properly.. but of course, why be rigorous when you’re preaching to people who already believe in stuff that isn’t real.. it’s an easy sell to the gullible.

  • Stefan Gössler

    Emoto calls his Water Sculptures “Art” and not science. His work could not be reproduced in any way so there’s no scientific basis for your idea here. sorry.

  • Benramsey1

    I’ve done this experiment myself. The results weren’t as visually evident in the first month but the smell was definitive! One year later there is a clear difference visually now.

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  • euqid

    First, there is no such thing as scientific proof. Second, this experiment can easily be replicated by anyone, so it should be fairly easy to do this through a year to check if results are consistent. One experiment is not really evidence of anything, as the results simply could be coincidental. A lot more research would be required to be able to say that there is any evidence of this being true or untrue.

  • DavePrice

    am i the only way seeing how the ” Hate” posts are destroying this post? as the love ones nourish the post. Just like the study itself.. those that actually have a working brain? understand from many other things that positive vibrations, like those of Love, build and make healthy while hate and stress will destroy things..

  • Bill

    Me thinks you’re wasting perfectly good rice.😊

  • Kerryn Bennett

    This is a reenactment folks of Dr Emoto’s original work. Don’t condemn his work based on what this appears. I think his work does have a lot of merit and we would all need to examine his actual research to come to any conclusion. Based on what I know about quantum and metaphysics that I study, this sounds quite true. The environment vs nature is an ongoing scientific debate. We examined this in psychology extensively. We can quite literally become a product of our upbringing and our innate persona can be disturbed while we are in certain environments. This is commonsense really. Unless we find the strength to look within and find the power to free ourselves from what other people think- When we care more about what God thinks and more importantly about what we think of ourselves, we can reverse the earlier damage caused from the external environment.

  • André Scott

    That’s not science, it’s bullshit woo.

  • Cherylann Thomas

    Pretty straight forward, it was Jesus’s message. Entirely. The THOUGHTS are what manifest the FISH and everything else.

  • Camille Kocsis

    People… although he is no longer with us.. he as a written over a dozen books, well documented, very strictly controlled REPEATED studies and research.. he was featured in the movie, “What the Bleep do we Know” . Please , before you blow something off do your homework, read the books and also delve into new thought era work which isn’t really new but has been around since Buddha and Jesus and saw a resurgence in the late 1800’s and now. Do your homework rather than trolling. You may just learn something that will help you improve your life.

  • Janelle

    Forget the experiment….if you tell someone they are worthless, or use hateful, negative words towards them, it will affect them. If you use positive, compassionate words and give them positive feedback, it will change their lives… the experiment I did was that an employee who joined my team had very low self esteem, I started to use positive words towards them and gave them challenging work to do and then gave them positive and truthful feedback and I saw a physical difference first, they sat and walked taller. Then I saw the difference in their work, I watched this person who would sit in a corner (so to speak) bloom into a productive worker but also they told me how much of a difference I had made to their work and personal life…because I believed in them. I told them, that it wasn’t a case of belief, but I knew they had it in them.

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