Updated: May 17
Dr. Masaru Emoto , a researcher and alternative healer from Japan, has studied the effect that words can have on water. He exposed water to positive words and negative words and then flash froze the samples to capture their molecular structure. Water exposed to positive words like “love” and “thank-you” produced beautiful crystals while water exposed to negative words like “you make me sick” or “anger” took on ugly, misshapen forms. There is a quick three minute video on YouTube demonstrating his results if you are interested in learning more. You can find this video at the bottom of this post
How Much Water is the Adult Human Body Made of?
Jeffrey Utz, Neuroscience, pediatrics, Allegheny University, different people have different percentages of their bodies made up of water. Babies have the most, being born at about 78%. By one year of age, that amount drops to about 65%. In adult men, about 60% of their bodies are water.
Up to 60% of the human adult body is water. According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158, the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and even the bones are watery: 31%.
What you need:
Dr. Emoto invites people to observe the effects of words on water by conducting their own simple experiment at home. Boil a pot of rice, divide it into 3 air tight jars and write “I love you” on one jar and “I hate you” on the other, the 3rd will be your control where you leave it alone and do not say anything to it.
For 20-30 days you will talk to each jar according to the label. The one marked "I Love you" will get positive affirmations, love, and support. The one marked "I hate You" will get hateful, derogatory words spoken to it. This is a family experiment and all are encouraged to take part.
You can leave the jars on the counter or table, but Do NOT open them. After 20-30 days you will see a difference.
Proverbs 12:6 The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
Proverbs 16:24 Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
Probverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Scripture tells us to watch our language for it can uplift or tear down.
Dr. Emoto's experiment is proof that words do indeed matter.
From Psychology's Point of View
According to Andrew Newberg, M.D. and Mark Robert Waldman, words can literally change your brain.
In their book, Words Can Change Your Brain, they write: “a single word has the power to influence the expression of genes that regulate physical and emotional stress.”
Positive words, such as “peace” and “love,” can alter the expression of genes, strengthening areas in our frontal lobes and promoting the brain’s cognitive functioning. They propel the motivational centers of the brain into action, according to the authors, and build resiliency.
Conversely, hostile language can disrupt specific genes that play a key part in the production of neurochemicals that protect us from stress. Humans are hardwired to worry — part of our primal brains protecting us from threats to our survival — so our thoughts naturally go here first.
However, a single negative word can increase the activity in our amygdala (the fear center of the brain). This releases dozens of stress-producing hormones and neurotransmitters, which in turn interrupts our brains’ functioning. (This is especially with regard to logic, reason, and language.) “Angry words send alarm messages through the brain, and they partially shut down the logic-and-reasoning centers located in the frontal lobes,” write Newberg and Waldman.
Here are some more videos from people who have done this experiment. Try it at home with your family and see the effects your language to others has on rice. (water in the rice is the effected element in this experiment. It is what causes the rice to change)
Power of Your Intentions-TruthStream Media
Water Conciousness & Intent- purplelesiurologist
Dr. Masuru Emoto's Rice Experiment-C Scott