In my work on the dynamics of smoking, I have found that a smoker exerts a strong mind over matter effect on the body to allow themselves to smoke which in turn makes it difficult to simply stop smoking. Smokers have created a Psychological Smoking Mechanism to mentally suppress the normal body defenses to hot polluted smoke entering their delicate lungs. How is this possible?
It is well established in psychology that attitudes and beliefs affect thoughts. Thoughts in turn, affect our behavior, our bodies and even our state of health. But what if thought was more powerful than just affecting behavior and our personal well-being? What if thought actually affected matter outside ourselves?
Sounds like science fiction doesn't it? We tend to believe that our thoughts are our own and have no force outside ourselves but research in Quantum Physics suggests that this notion is not correct. We are electromagnetic beings and our thoughts radiate out from us like a broadcast signal impacting things inside us and around us. Although we would like to believe that our thoughts are "private", research has shown that thought DOES affect matter outside of ourselves. This gives a whole new meaning to "watch what you think!"
A very exciting body of scientific research has demonstrated the effects of thoughts on water! In this article, we will explore a characteristic of water that is not usually considered. Water stores thought energy and this energy impacts whoever or whatever uses the water.
Water is Dull and Wet!
When most people think of water, they think of it as a dull, uninteresting liquid. I don't know how many people over the years have told me that they don't like to drink water. Yet, water is necessary for life. In fact, our bodies are made up of about 70 percent water. A person can go a long time without eating but not without water.
Rather than being dull, there appears to be a great deal more to water than a simple combination of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. Water appears to be a storage device and can be programmed by thought.
Water Gets a New Publicist
Research on the effects of thought on water has been around for a long time. But no one outside of scientific circles knew about it. It wasn't until 2004, when the public was introduced to the impact of thought on water with the release of a movie called What the BLEEP Do We Know!? This movie was an introduction to concepts of Quantum Physics and presented some very fascinating ideas. The movie also introduced the work of Masaru Emoto, a Japanese man who discovered a way to visibly demonstrate the effects of thought on water!
Why was Masaru Emoto so interested in water? He had suffered from foot pain and a friend at his office had given him some water that had been specifically programmed with thought energy to heal his pain. Mr. Emoto, rather skeptically used the water and the pain went away. He was intrigued and had to know more.
Mr. Emoto was not scientifically trained but he knew there had to be a way to demonstrate the impact of thought on water. One day, he had the inspiration that the quality of water could be determined by crystallization.
The Method
Although Mr. Emoto was not trained in science, he knew a coworker that did have this training. When he told the coworker he wanted to take pictures of water crystals, the man said based on his experience, it was not possible. However, Mr. Emoto was confident it could be done and determined to do it. He kept encouraging the doubting researcher and eventually convinced him it could be done.
After two months of struggle, the first water crystal picture was taken. Over time, the method was improved and many water crystal pictures have been taken some of which were shown in the movie, What the BLEEP Do We Know!?
What Did Emoto Find?
Masaru Emoto discovered that water subjected to positive thoughts formed beautiful crystals and water exposed to negative thoughts formed either no crystals or deformed ones. He concluded that the water was affected by thought.
His further research showed that different thoughts could be stored in water and have a positive effect on the human body just as he experienced with the removal of his foot pain. Of course, many people may think this ridiculous but research shows the properties of water ARE affected by thought and other forms of energy such as magnetic fields.
Scientific Research Demonstrates Emoto is Correct!
Lynne McTaggart wrote an excellent book called The Field. This book deals with research findings in Quantum Physics. A body of research presented in the book that clearly supports Mr. Emoto was conducted in the 1960's by biologist Dr. Bernard Grad of McGill University in Montreal.
Dr. Grad wanted to see if people can actually transmit healing energy to others. Rather than using person to person contact, he decided to use plants. This was a control method to eliminate the placebo effect.
In the first part of his study, he decided to make plants ill by soaking their seeds in salty water which retards growth. He had two experimental conditions. In the first, the control, he just had a container of salt water. In the second, he had a person known for "psychic" healing lay hands on the salt water container. Afterwards, the seeds were divided into two groups and soaked in the plain salt water or the treated salt water.
The results were unexpected. The seeds soaked in the water treated by intense thought grew taller than the untreated batch. It was a tightly controlled experiment and the results demonstrated that whatever the "healer" did to the water, was reflected in the improved health of the plants!
What Happens with Negative Thoughts?
In his first study, Dr. Grad demonstrated the effects of positive thoughts on water which had a positive effect on the plants that used it. He hypothesized that if the effect in the first study was accurate, that the opposite would occur with negative thoughts.
Dr. Grad decided that the best source of negative thoughts was disturbed psychiatric patients. One patient in his experimental group was diagnosed with psychotic depression and was noticeable more depressed than the other patients. He had each patient hold containers of plain water and marked them to know which patient held which container. He also used untreated water as a control. When Dr. Grad used the water to sprout seeds, all the water samples held by the psychiatric patients produced poor growth but the water from the extremely depressed person suppressed growth!
Again, these were plants and not subject to the placebo effect. They were being affected by the water that had been simply held by psychiatric patients. In other words, the patients were doing nothing more than being themselves and the water was affected!
Test Equipment Confirms Change in Water
Dr. Grad had much more scientific resources available to him than Masaru Emoto. Using infrared spectroscopy, he discovered that the water treated by the healer had minor shifts in its molecular structure and decreased hydrogen bonding between the molecules. This is the same thing observed when water has been exposed to magnetic fields. Thought DID affect the water!
This fits in nicely with the beautiful crystals (Positive Thoughts) versus the deformed or no crystals (Negative Thoughts) found by Emoto.
Research demonstrates that thought affects water and water retains this change. The water in turn, affects whatever uses it. Since our bodies are about 70% water, it is likely that our thoughts, both positive and negative, affect this water which in turn reflects back to us.
It's been well demonstrated in psychology that negative thoughts adversely affect health. Perhaps the effect on the water in our bodies is one way this happens.
The important lesson to learn from this research is that thoughts are powerful and affect us. It is important to make sure our thoughts are positive thoughts!
© Copyright 2009, R. Michael Stone

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R. Michael Stone, M.S. - Counselor 33 years experience with subconscious communication and subconscious programming techniques.
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