Reflections of Thought Through the Mirror of Water


by Sandra Frens

Have you ever taken a moment and stopped to appreciate water? It is the single most important element in our world. We couldn’t exist without it; water makes up about 60% of our bodies and covers around 70% of the Earth’s surface. It’s what sustains us and life as we know it. So again, have you ever stopped and told water “thank you,” literally. On the surface, having a positive conversation with a glass of water might sound rather strange or downright silly, but there might be more to it.

What if our thoughts and words actually have an affect on water?

Imagine for a moment the implications of the idea that our thoughts can change water and that this idea was proven to be true. This would mean that not only do our physical actions shape the environment in which we live, but our very mindsets can actively change our physical world. It might sound like science fiction, but advances in quantum physics (a branch of physics dealing with physical phenomena at subatomic levels) are suggesting to some that our thoughts can indeed change the structure of matter.

Yet, the question still stands: do our words, thoughts, feelings and intentions actually have an affect upon water? Well, according to the findings of Dr. Masaru Emoto, they have more power than we realize. 


Masaru Emoto is a doctor in alternative medicine—a certification he received from the Open International University. While at the university, he was introduced to the concept of micro-clustered water in the U.S. and Magnetic Resonance Analysis (MRA) technology, sparking his interest in the wonders of water. After conducting various experiments, Dr. Emoto discovered that the true nature of water can be seen through its frozen form. More specifically, it is in the crystalline structure of the ice in which water reveals how it is affected by the sheer force of thought. 

Emoto’s experiments were carried out by exposing water to particular words or pieces of music and then freezing it and photographing the results under a high powered microscope.  The results from his experiments are astonishing.

Bottles of distilled water were wrapped with written notes (with the writing facing inside the bottle) that said, “Thank you,” “You fool” and other words both positive and negative. This procedure was also done in various languages and utilized various types of music including heavy metal and classical. The test results showed that regardless of the language or music, if the stimuli were positive, the ice would reveal beautiful and intricate crystalline structures. Water over which a priest prayed with love and gratitude, created the same type of exquisite crystals.  Conversely, water that was exposed to words of hate or negative reinforcement and then frozen had crystals that were bland and misshapen. 


Emoto has studied water around the planet for over twenty years. Water has been his passion, and Emoto studies it from the perspective of an original thinker. He has gained worldwide acclaim through his groundbreaking discovery that water is deeply connected to our individual and collective consciousness.

“Water is very special to me. As a researcher, I have studied it and found that it has many magical qualities. I hope you hear my message about water and use it to make positive changes for yourself and for our world,” Emoto says.

So what can we conclude from Dr. Emoto’s work? Well, for one thing, the old adage “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” is definitely false. As we can see through his work, words not only have an effect on us emotionally, but can cause change in the very environment in which we live. His work shows that words, thoughts, feelings and intentions play not just a role in our lives as individuals, but in our world as a whole. The idea of mind over matter has been a thought process that many monks, prophets and spiritualists have prescribed to us for centuries. Now the mind over matter mantra is something that we can actually begin to study through the properties of water.     

As science catches up with the knowledge that many spiritualists have been privy to for ages, we can start to see how much control we have over our own destinies. It is true that we can build our own future with just the sheer power of our own thoughts. 


All of us could use more positive influences in our lives, but the change has to occur within ourselves first. One good way to bring more constructive thoughts and feelings into our daily lives is to carry a positive message or idea with us throughout the day. 

Sprouts! carries some unique items that are perfect for reaffirming a more positive attitude: Daily Messages of Kindness, Messages of the Day and Messages of Love. All the messages have a wonderful thought that you can carry with you throughout the day. When the day is over, you can plant the message and watch it grow into beautiful wildflowers; thus having a physical reminder of the beauty that grows within you. 

If we all start with a little change within ourselves, we can make a huge difference in the world. Consider this:

A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth. The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches and thoughts. And the consequences, whether good or bad, of even the least of them are far-reaching. Sivananda

Water is the mirror that reflects the thoughts and intentions of us all. Let’s make the image we see shining back at us one of beauty, love and caring.

(To learn more about Dr. Emoto’s research, you can visit his website at


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