Water. Required for survival by all living things. That is what we teach our “littles” in school, therefore we grow up learning the importance of water. But, have you ever thought much about water itself? The miraculously simple molecule that it is? Two hydrogens (H) and one oxygen (O), H2O, with polarity (state of having two opposite aspects; a positive and negative side) that allows is to easily bond with some molecules, but also be a bit “stingy” with others. When water freezes it forms crystals. Crystals are something becoming solid in an orderly fashion.
The human body is about 70% water – therefore, in the physical realm we are mostly water. Because we are mostly water, it makes sense that the quality of the water in our bodies impacts our health. One way to determine water quality is to observe the structure of the crystals that are formed when it is frozen. Beautiful crystals are there result of pure water that can organize itself in an orderly fashion. Misshapen and distorted crystals are often the result of impurities that do not allow for orderly organization.
Is there a link between the ability of water to form crystals and human health? A scientist in Japan, Dr. Masaru Emoto, has studied water for decades and one day began to look at frozen water with a microscope. He found that the crystal structure of the water is impacted by the words the water was exposed to. He discovered that water “reacts” to its environment, and that harsh words are as damaging to the crystals as chemicals. To western science and medicine, this may sound nutty, but when we open our minds to what the western world might call “alternative medicine” we open ourselves up to things such as this that sound a bit nutty! Dr. Emoto did extensive experiments and published a book, “The Hidden Messages in Water”, that explains his motives and reasonings. His bottom line is that what water is exposed to (physically such as chemicals and ‘emotionally’, via words) matters. Since we are mostly water, what we are exposed to matters because it impacts the water in us. Fascinating!
To expand on that concept, as a Christian, I add in the knowledge that Jesus referred to himself as “living water”. I don’t think it is a coincidence that to survive I need biological water, H2O, but to thrive and to really live I need Jesus, living water. The connection might be that when I live in God’s will, with the Living Water, I am kinder and gentler, and therefore based on Dr. Emoto’s findings my biological water is “healthier”, which in turn keeps me in state of health. Can you see the connections and implications?
I suspect for some of you reading this you are thinking that this sounds very “new age” and makes you uncomfortable; you are not alone, there are skeptics of Dr. Emoto too. But that is okay, because I believe God wants to stretch and grow us as we unravel His miraculous connections.