Mind Over Matter: How Your Thoughts Can Transform Your World



Can we influence matter with the power of our thoughts? 

Seems like quite a bold assertion, doesn’t it? However, this theory isn’t new. Max Planck, the Father of Quantum Mechanics and Nobel Prize winner, was quoted in The Observer in 1931 as saying: “I regard matter as a derivative from consciousness”. Many scientists and researchers have since presented findings to support this theory. 

One such researcher is Dr. Masaru Emoto, who conducted a ground-breaking study on water (liquid matter) and its response to human thoughts and intentions. He found that our thoughts and intentions can leave an emotional imprint on water, resulting in aesthetically pleasing or disfigured water crystals. However, Emoto’s work has been met with criticism from classical scientists who regard it as pseudoscience.

The reason for this criticism is that classical science is mechanistic in its approach. It does not consider energy and measures everything in the physical world. While thoughts and intentions are part of the subtle universe and carry subtle energy and information that travels in the form of waves. Quantum science can measure these subtle energies, but controlling all the variables to achieve the exact same results each time would be impossible, as energy from thoughts and intentions vary from person to person. This does not, however, reduce the profound implications of Dr. Emoto’s findings. 

While most of us were brought up to believe in a Newtonian theory of science, human cultures have long been aware of unseen forces, life force energy, or chi, long before the paradigms of classical science existed. 

Now, physicists are discovering that everything, including us and psychological processes such as thoughts, emotions, beliefs, and attitudes, is made up of energy, not matter. This science accepts that everything is made of the same substance, including water, which contains energy that travels in the form of waves and particles.


“We are today beginning to see work by very reputable scientists that says the universe is created by our observations. It is not a coincidence; we are actively involved in physically shaping the world that we experience.” – Bruce Lipton


Dr Bruce Lipton, a renowned stem cell biologist and author has dedicated his life to studying the relationship between mind and matter. 

Lipton coined the word Epigenetics, which suggests that gene expression is not solely determined by our DNA but can be influenced by our thoughts, beliefs, and environment. This means that our thoughts and emotions can have a direct impact on the way our genes are expressed and, in turn, on our physical health and well-being.

But Lipton’s research goes even further than this. He suggests that our thoughts and consciousness can have a direct impact on the world around us. In his book, “The Biology of Belief,” Lipton presents evidence that our beliefs and intentions can affect the behaviour of atoms and molecules. He explains that, at a quantum level, particles can exist in a state of probability until they are observed or measured, at which point they collapse into a specific state. This means that our observations and intentions can influence the way particles behave, and, in turn, the physical world around us. The observer affects the observed reality. This is one of the most bizarre premises of quantum theory, which has long fascinated philosophers and physicists alike. 

Another renowned scientist and researcher, Dr Joe Dispenza has been working in the field of neuroscience. His findings have led him to the same conclusion as Dr Bruce Lipton. That our thoughts and beliefs can have a direct impact on our physical health and well-being. 


“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.” – Nikola Tesla


The idea that our thoughts and consciousness can influence the physical world is not a new concept, but it is one that is gaining more attention in the scientific community.  More and more scientists are providing new insights and compelling evidence into the power of our thoughts. 

Maybe this research is “a little out there” for you or maybe it resonates strongly for you. Either way, I hope it opens up minds and creates more curiosity around the power of one’s thoughts and consciousness.



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