This Rice Experiment Is Proof: The Power of Positivity Alters Our Physical World

This Rice Experiment Is Proof: The Power of Positivity Alters Our Physical World


What you are about to read may shock you, or it might be something you already know. Either way, keep your mind open and receptive to this discovery and how you can apply the effect of the results to improve your daily life.

A researcher and alternative healer, Dr. Masaru  Emoto, has given us physical proof that our thoughts, intentions and words affect of physical world.


“HADO creates words. Words are the vibrations of nature. Therefore, beautiful words create beautiful nature. Ugly words create ugly nature. This is the root of the universe.” – Dr. Masaru  Emoto

What is HADO?

HADO (Pronounced “HA-DOE”): Expression meaning “wave” and “move”. The smallest unit of energy; the basis of energy for human consciousness.


The premise is simple, yet profound: water is a reflection of us. Some say that Dr. Masaru Emoto has introduced a revolutionary, yet natural, idea that water is a direct reflection of human words and thoughts. Critics say that Dr. Emoto’s teachings are pseudo-science and lack intellectual rigor and scientific validity. Continue on and decide for yourself…


The Power of Positivity

What are these teachings?

Dr. Emoto believes that human consciousness has a direct effect on physical reality. His philosophy can be best understood in his books, seminars, and demonstrations (one which is discussed here). His most famous teachings are the effects of human interaction with water, which was featured in the highly popular movie, “What the Bleep Do We Know?

The most famous work of Dr. Emoto was published in 1999 and is called ‘Messages from Water,’ which has sold millions of copies all over the world. In the book, Dr. Emoto explains in detail that what we say, feel, and what we listen to has an effect on water. The research clearly shows how the power of positivity can transform anything in our physical reality. He uses water as an example. Since human beings are made up primarily of water (60-75% depending on the source), water has a direct effect on us.





The ‘Rice Experiment’

“If you have a peaceful mind and peaceful thoughts, water becomes more peaceful.” – Dr. Emoto

To demonstrate the power of human wordsthe power of human words and thought, Dr. Emoto used an uncommon technique: a rice experiment.

In the video, Dr. Emoto places rice into three glass beakers and then fills the beakers with enough water to submerge the rice. To the first beaker, he states the phrase (in Japanese): “Thank you,” “You’re an idiot” to the second, and ignores the third.

A month later, the rice that was thanked fermented and gave a pleasant smell. The rice that was affronted turned black. Finally, the rice that was ignored began to rot. These depictions of the rice are clear in the video of the experiment.

In the end, Dr. Emoto is pictured explaining that how we treat children is especially important. According to Emoto, we should take special care in how we interact with them and ensure that attention is given. The video ends explaining that indifference does the greatest amount of harm, as demonstrated by the third beaker of rice in the video. It’s amazing how the jar with positive words was still white and fresh, when in our reality we would at least believe that it would definitely start to go bad. Amazing! That’s the power of positivity at work.


This experiment has become a global sensation. Just type it into youtube or google and you will see countless people who got the same results. But, don’t just take our word for it. Check it out the video below that documents the last day of the rice experiment.

147 Days of The Rice Experiment Documented – Last Day

Watching the videos and researching about Dr. Emoto and his teachings is undeniably fascinating. We hope this research has brought you more insight about the true power of positivity and why it is so important to apply it to your everyday life.


Psychologists have repeatedly shown that our mindset and words have a profound effect on our body and those around us. Is it possible that our powerful mind and speech also has an effect on the elements of our Universe, too? Dr. Emoto certainly seems to think that they do. What do you think?




75 thoughts on “This Rice Experiment Is Proof: The Power of Positivity Alters Our Physical World

  1. Great experiment! I would be interested to see the experiment repeated with three jars of the same origin. Because the different results could be attributed to mould spores already present in what looks like three second hand jars. Using new and sterilized jars would make the results more convincing to the scientific world as well as those with a more logical outlook. Namaste

  2. My wife is always speaking to the food she cooks " come on, just a little browner" or " rise, you little cookies, rise" and yep it ALWAYS works…..but if she is in a bad mood …..burnt offerings every time … that science ? No , my guess it's all to do with the wine she's consuming at the time and there's the double bind….

  3. Just because someone posts something that says Scientific Proof, it doesn't mean its proof.

    An experiment where someone puts rice in a jar with I hate you and I love you on it, where one goes mouldy and one doesn't is one of the biggest abuses of the phrase "scientific proof" I have seen in a long time.

    Think about this for a second:
    The experiment proposes that if you put hateful words, in English, on a jar of rice, and loving words on another jar of rice, based on this one will "rot" faster than the other.
    What is the rotting or decay process? It is bacteria and or mould. Living entities that flourish with moisture and food.

    This experiment is proposing that mould, or bacteria somehow flourishes due to negativity, from thoughts transmitted from the mind of of the person who added to the rice to the jar.

    Decay is one of the most natural facts of life, everything decays in some way.
    To imply that something will decay faster because of negative thoughts defies logic, science and reason.

    Decay is inescapable.

  4. The use of single studies (particularly those sponsored by pharma) is unfortunate, Janelle, but plenty of medical studies are repeated and subject to meta-studies. Anyway, it doesn't take away from the fact that even basic aspects of scientific method are overlooked here.

  5. Feelings are universal and do not need a language. Many times we only need to think the feeling and it can be felt by others without a word being spoken! Even scientists have acknowledged that there are many unexplainable things that baffle the most brilliant minds. We are all still learning!!

  6. How again are fraudulent results sound?

    "But we can actually see it!

    Many of the SAW sites feature photographs of what are often misleadingly described as "molecules" of water of various states of purity, as captured by an electron microscope at 20,000x magnification. The following are typical and can be seen on many sales sites:

    A "beautiful, star-shaped molecule of clustered water™."

    Distilled water
    ("dead water" because its "memory" is lost.)

    Tap water
    (full of grunge, no doubt; yuckk!)

    Chlorinated water

    Well, if the water in your body is anything like the ideal shown at the top, then I have bad news: you are dead, and are no doubt residing in a deep-freeze! This is not a "molecule" at all, but an ice crystal, probably a snowflake. If the latter, then it will almost certainly be less pure than the one shown below it, since snowflakes, like raindrops, are built around a core of dirt. The fact is that these photos are not of water molecules and convey no information about the water. They are most likely the work of the showman, water-mystic and father of cluster-lore "Doctor" Masuro Emoto . More of Emoto's photos and pseudoscientific rubbish can be found at the Hado site. For even more far-out fantasy, see More Messages in Water or The Power of Prayer Made Visible.

    Emoto's book "The Message from Water" contains photos of ice crystals from waters which have been exposed to

    music, words spoken, words typed and taped to the glass containers, photographs and long-distance thought messages. Some of the photographs are amazing and all of them show a response from the water.

    Many of the photos are quite nice, but the shapes of ice crystals are highly dependent on the conditions and rates of freezing, so Emoto's fanciful interpretations have no scientific validity."

  7. Just remember because somebody might feel that a smell is "pleasant" doesn't necessarily mean it's pleasant to all life forms or even other people… to say a positive word and then end with what you think is a "pleasant" smell doesn't prove much to me, it is kind of subjective. Same goes with associating the black with negative and the rotting….I feel the same way about peoples ideas of karma……just because you may feel a situation is positive doesn't necessarily mean it is to everyone which in my eyes makes most peoples views of karma purely subjective and a little selfish…..if you catch my drift….if you don't then please let me know and I can elaborate more. Keep in mind this is all my opinion but it's kind of hard to argue with it I would think. Love the positive ideology behind it though…..

  8. Damien Bower "Please explain to me how an ice crystal is the same as a water molecule."

    Your skepticism is misguided… it was not about that… it was about different mental projections causing different effects upon the substance… the MAIN results are sound.

  9. Justin Quezada My skepticism is very real, thank you. Why are you getting so upset? Name-calling isn't constructive, just shows weakness and doubt. Please explain to me how an ice crystal is the same as a water molecule.

  10. Damien Bower He even documented the rest of the days leading up to this… sorry your pseudo-skepticism fails…

    Lol, I bet you think James Randi would really give away one million dollars too… another argument from ridicule and dogmatic taunt, waving a million dollars and saying "prove to me" is not science, it is retarded…

  11. Justin Quezada One more time. Ice crystals are not water molecules. There is no way to claim otherwise. That is an error that ranks with confusing a volleyball with the Moon. Picking out perfect crystals is an exercise in aesthetics, not scientific research. You are preaching pseudo- spiritualism. The world is an amazing place, no need to make up fairytales about it.

  12. Damien Bower I do not attack the goal of science… only the pseudo-intellectuals who claim science like you… you have not given one logical reason to claim this is fraudulent… you're preaching pseudo-skepticism… you just claim "it's just wishful thinking", that is not debunking…

  13. Justin Quezada Sorry, the good Doctor has been debunked as a wishful fraud. The photographs are ice crystals, NOT water molecules. That's a hard cold incontestable fact. "Science" is only a method of research. Funny that you attack science on the Internet, the culmination of thousands of years of science.

  14. "Science" is contradicted by ourselves, since we all are subjective observers, and science seeks a so-called "objective" world… all so-called "direct" observations are subjective… there are inconsistencies in EVERY science… and the ones like Brain=Mind do not even have logical basis, but when someone ridicules that, they are called "stupid" by dogmatic materialists…

    "Science" seeks an impossible goal…

    ALL that is being done here is people dogmatically attacking things that simply do not fit into their indoctrinations…

  15. " Dr. Emoto has been repeated debunked. "

    No… All that has happened is that he has been dogmatically ridiculed by Materialists…

    "Science" is contradicted by ourselves, since we all are subjective observers, and science seeks a so-called "objective" world… all so-called "direct" observations are subjective…

  16. Janelle Sheen You can't get any sort of meaning from a written word without having some knowledge of the written language. I have no idea how the word "angry" is written down in Arabic. So if I see it, I'm not gonna think anger in any sort of way. How could I if I have no idea what the word says?

  17. Water has known as healing medium. It is used in many religions as part of their ceremonial. In Hinduism, Buddhism, Catholic, and others. The Ganga river in India, zam- zam water in Arab. People questioned the scientific aspect. I think we need to be humble to realise, our mind is too small to understand the great power of nature.

  18. It qualifies as an experiment, but it doesn't qualify as being conclusive. Being open-minded simply means to accept it as a possibility, and I'm sure any scientist would. But accepting something as a possibility isn't a conclusion. The guy doing the experiment needs to repeat it, perhaps several hundred times to see if there's some consistency. The more he repeats it, the better. This helps make sure there aren't other factors effecting how a particular sample of rice decays. For all we know, the rice he just so happened to label as "I hate you" was contaminated or something.

  19. Exactly. He needs to repeat the experiment several hundred times. Not just once. Other wise, we don't know if there were other factors that caused any of the particular samples of rice to decay.

  20. Bill I hear you on that.Its wise to be skeptical, so am I. But there's no real claim as to what Emoto's findings mean.
    However, the evidence was described and tested many many times- not only by Dr. Emotional, either.
    Does this make his theories *fact*? No.
    But it does mean *something* and I'd be interested to learn more.

  21. Janelle Sheen And are You aware that there are people in this world who sell crap books for millions? Feeding lies only because they sound good. Are you aware that with "studies" like this is exactly how you destroy the logic and rational beliefs of an entire population? Internet is making people more stupid that ever before. Read about this.

    I give up on you

    kind regards

  22. Janelle Sheen I do get cues from what people mean by their tone of voice and body language. But none of those things apply for written language. A written word is just a jumble of shapes unless you have the linguistic knowledge to decode it.

  23. Bill Silva Sorry but there is no obvious humour in what you said in the first post (any actually)— true maybe its because this is one dimensional communication (no visual/ tonal indicators for us). However this last post does come across as 'mockery'…. Are you attempting to minimise someone else's written words with the pretence it is humour? Think about the power of your written words… (oh is that what we are looking at in this basic experiment?) The intent of my words is purely to have people 'thinking' and to assure Debbie she is not alone in questioning your words and perspective.

  24. Sorry Bill and Heidi, this does / can qualify as a science experiment, clearly you have forgotten the element of the requirement of an open mind. Perhaps they can set it up rigorously but it does qualify. You have a control, you have an independent and dependent variable. I take it from your comment your objection is to the variables themselves… open your mind, follow systematic procedure and look at the evidence…. Ahh perhaps you want the variables measured? All that is needed is a decision on how to do that? Smell? Color? Level of bacteria? Heidi Do you think it is too advanced for 6th grade???? I can't think of a single other reason for you to think it is not suitable for sixth graders… How sad if you do… Not at all. It is indeed a fascinating way to teach children the power of their words.

  25. Debbie, Debbie, Debbie your way too serious here – lighten up – I was using a play on the words" love hate" scribbled on the bottles – so in closing I worked them in that's all – humor is a very positive thing – so I just love it when people get it!

  26. As you can see, thousand years ago Prophet came and said the same thing. now after “thousand years” all those things said by prophet are turning true. Holy Quran said it all already. i researched on islam and i, with my common sense believe if there is any religion which is true is “Islam”. and i turn Muslim four years ago.Because if all things are turning exactly the way writen in “Quran” then it is for sure the truth, that this world is not mortal everyone will die one day and will be awoke on the day of the judgement.

    1. well said josh , but i dont agree with your sentence “any religion which is true is islam” . Actually we should respect all religions and their rituals . since the god is one, we should not classify the name of the god further. Since my religion says that “soul is eternal and genderless but the body is mortal.” it does not mean that i am saying my religion is “true”. It was your decision about the change of religion ,but it does not mean that you are supreme and true. 😉 . everyone is equal and god is in everybody.

  27. But you yourself used the word Hate. Pure negativity. I too have a scientific mind but in my own experience the words we use Hate/love etc… do color how we perceive the world. Change your words, change your world. But only if you want to.

  28. I’m sorry but this was a clear case of a nut-job masquerading as science. The negativity is your interpretation of your bent perception of reality. Real science does not hate nor does it love, it simply seeks the understanding of the elegant truth in the universe.

  29. This is not scientific at all. No rigorous scientific experiment draws conclusions from a single attempt. For this to even come close to a scientific experiment there would need to be dozens experiments made with efforts made to control for other variables effects. The fact that other people have posted similar results on Youtube is meaningless because those making the effort to do so probably wouldn't post failed experiments. Just like you never see Chemtrail proponents posting pictures of the clear days with few contrails in the sky.

  30. The photographs captioned as water molecules are not water molecules, but ice crystals. Too easy to cherry pick pretty crystals. Dr. Emoto has been repeated debunked. Why do spiritual people always demand physical proof?

  31. Where is the scientific methodology here? No double blind protocol – this guy was clearly looking for a result and he found it. The most that can be said is that these results are anecdotal at best. So in closing I’d love for these results to be true of course, but I hate pseudo-science

  32. I believe this — I like especially hat it talks about the words we speak over our children having positive/negative results on their lives. Yup.

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