Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Power of Thought

I had a beautiful experience with my Grade 9 Health and Phys Ed class (all girls) a couple of weeks ago. It had to do with the power of thought. There is a Japanese scientist/alternative doctor (Dr. Masaru Emoto) who studied how human consciousness, thought, and emotion affect the molecular structure of water. He exposed water to concentrated thought and photographed the crystals (see the link below, a clip from the documentary What The Bleep Do We Know?).

Love and Gratitude:

Video Clip

The girls and I had a discussion about the power of positive thinking. If the earth and our bodies are primarily water, then our thoughts and feelings have a direct impact on the state of our environment and on our own personal health. We can create our own well-being. I gave my Gr 9 girls waterbottles and markers. They got so excited and spent an entire hour colouring. It was magical.

I love how one girl wrote "Wight (weight) doesn't matter." 



  1. WOW! I remember watching this clip in your grade 8 class, and being AMAZED by the thought. Here's a few I thought I'd add to the list.

    -Life's about forgiving yourself over the mistakes you've made, finding that inner beauty and NOT letting other people's opinions become your reality. It's about finding that inner strength and the courage to grow stronger in those broken places. But most of all, remembering that life is a gift, one that should be treasured. After all, our life is what our thoughts make it, and the power of thought is solely the MAGIC of our minds! <3

  2. I love your idea on the power of thought. I think that we get overpowered by life and forget to use our mind power to enrich our lives. I have 5 kids under 8 (yes we chose all but #5) and I have become a down slob. I am normally OCD Projects and Clean, and I have just not been able to emotionally bounce back. My husband told me it was mental, and I had a strong desire to beat him with a 2x4, but after thinking about it, I realized I just needed to retrain my habits, and thought process. Thoughts are so amazing. I loved this post. I hope my kids get a teacher as great as you some day!

  3. Julia,

    Thank you so much for your comment. 5 kids! Wow... I bow down! How wonderful is it that you have given life force to 5 beautiful souls! That is precious! If you are looking for a good read on thought/emotions and are also looking to continue to "bounce back", then I HIGHLY recommend a book I am currently reading called Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom by Dr. Christiane Northrup. It's worth its own post. It's about emotional and physical health and healing, and is based on the mind-body-spirit connection as a driving force in well-being. Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts, Julia.

  4. Thurkka,

    I'm so happy that lesson stuck with you. That was 6 years ago! Look at the power of YOUR mind: You're at Mac studying hard, making amazing friends and, in your words, "finding that inner strength." I'm so proud of you!


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