Dr. Masaru Emoto has become famous by freezing water and taking photograph of the frozen water crystals. He recognized that just like no two snowflakes have the same shape, individual water drops when frozen, created unique crystals. After noticing that a frozen drop could tell you the nature of water, he wondered if human beings, could change the shape and molecular structure of water. He created an experiment where he learned that playing beautiful music, labeling, and speaking to the water would result in different frozen structures. When speaking words such as, "thank you," and "I love you," the frozen water created beautiful, shiny, diamond- like crystals. But, when speaking words such as "you are a fool", or "you make me sick," resulted in ugly, distorted, collapsed structures with black holes, and yellow tinted edges.
Now I recognize that this Dr. is an alternative healer, meaning he is probably not a Christian, but as we learn in class, as believers we are challenged to stop and listen to others, as it may teach us more about God and His truth. After looking over Dr. Masaru Emoto's website, called Positive Thinking Principles, I was reminded of Larry Crabb's book Connecting. When explaining how God handles things, Crabb writes that the "absolute center of what He does to help us change is to reveal Himself to us, to give us a taste of what He's really like, and to pour His life into us." If this powerful experience of God comes through others, then "connecting plays a vital, indispensable, powerful role in effectively addressing the core issues of our souls, the issues that lie beneath all our personal, emotional, and psychological problems."
The book connecting was encouraging in that we as believers, can become people with the capability to care for souls. Author Larry Crabb says, "If soul care involves pouring something good out of one person into another, if releasing what is good is more central to healing than requiring what is right or repairing what is wrong, then the helper must have something good to pour out." But what good can we pour out to others when all we do is talk bad about ourselves? We say things like: "I am too fat, ugly, stupid, I am broke, I hate my..., I can't..." etc, and still expect to love and connect with others. Matthew 22:37-39 commands us to "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: "Love your neighbor as yourself." It is imperative then as Christians, to first begin to connect with ourselves, and allow God's truth to change our perception of who we are. The love of Christ has to penetrate deep within our heart so that we can begin to believe, feel, and experience this love, instead of just knowing about it. The greatest distance in the world is the 18 inches between the head and the heart. When we learn the power that our words and thoughts have, not only on the structure of water, but in our soul, spirit, heart, mind, and conscious, then we will be more ready to be used as vessels of God's healing power. As a result, this will allow us to connect with others, and bring lasting soul care.