You Can Scare a Plant with Your Thoughts

You Can Scare a Plant video

Did you know you can scare a plant with just your thoughts? Cleve Backster used a polygraph to show that a Dracaena plant could perceive when it was in danger. He hooked the plant up to the polygraph machine and then watched as he thought about doing things to the plant such as pouring hot water or acid on it. The mere thought caused the polygraph to spike wildly.

In this third of four excerpts from a speech about mastering your mindset, I share a bit about this research and what it indicates about the power of your mind.

It is important to note that Backster never vocalized his intention to harm the plant … he merely thought it. His thoughts alone created the reaction on the polygraph.

This example, so many more illustrate how powerful our minds are in affecting the world around us. They show us that negative thoughts can cause disease and positive thoughts can create healing.

Therefore mastering your mindset becomes a matter of quality of life, if not life and death itself.

water Think about this: The adult human body is comprised of 55% to 60% water. If the simple phrases “thank you” or “you fool” can make water crystals pretty or not, what affect do you think those words you say aloud or in the privacy of your own thoughts have on
your body?

To see the full video, and learn more about my forthcoming book, Celebrate You! Own Your Awesome in Business and Life, on which this presentation is based, go here.


This video is part of a series based on chapters of my forthcoming book, Celebrate You! Own Your Awesome in Business and Life. If you’d like to receive updates about this book as they become available, from future blog posts to milestones met along the journey, please complete the form below.

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Carma Spence, The Own Your Awesome in Business and Life Coach, is fiercely committed to guiding women to achieve confidence, clarity and self-awareness so they can be bold and confident in their lives, careers and businesses. Having high self-esteem and self-worth is key to living the life you deserve. If you are looking for a proven professional who can guide you to address the self-doubt, self-sabotage and second-guessing that keeps you stuck, you've come to the right place. With 20+ years experience in marketing communications and public relations, natural intuitive skills and certification in using some of the most effective transformational coaching tools available, my mission and commitment is to unleash the inner power every woman possesses so they can boldly go out into the world, transforming the fabric of people's lives in meaningful and positive ways. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.