Well, here I am speaking to the whole world about how thought affects health.
In recent years and especially in the last decade with the pervasiveness of the internet, there’s been an explosion of individual discovery, education and experience in different ways of seeking health.
CAM is the acronym, standing for complementary and alternative medicine. These non traditional treatments include everything from acupuncture to zinc. But the ones I’m most interested in talking with you about are those that deal directly with our thinking.
There’s a wonderful example of how thought can affect matter in the water experiments of Dr. Masaru Emoto. Here’s a very basic summary of his work called, “Messages from Water”. He filled several bottles with water from the same source. He kept one apart as the control and then taped words – thoughts, intentions – to the other bottles and left them overnight in a freezer.
The next day he photographed and enlarged the water molecules with special equipment. What he discovered was that the molecules looked very different according to which thoughts were directed toward them.
For the control bottle and all the ones that had good thoughts on them, such as “love” or “thank you”, the molecules were beautiful, white, crystalline structures – all unique but sharing structural patterns. But the molecules of water from bottles that had negative thoughts on them, like “I hate you” or “I want to kill you”, were lacking structure and beauty. Instead, they were yellowish brown and angry looking with no apparent order or symmetry.
If we connect these results with the fact that the human body is generally considered to be composed of about 70% water, then it’s not hard to see that our thinking affects us physically – right down to the molecular level!
This idea has profound possibilities for good in our quest for health. A change in the thoughts we have about ourselves has the power to improve our physical health.
Actually, I’ve been speaking to smaller groups than the whole world for many years about this phenomenon. In addition to my duties as Committee on Publication for the state of Minnesota, I’ve also been a Christian Science practitioner for the last 23 years.
That means I’m engaged daily in helping people find healing through mental means, through the power of prayer. So I often talk with individuals and have addressed groups about how changing our thinking – having it become more spiritually based – can prevent and even cure disease.
Although this effect is becoming more widely known, it’s nothing new. Jesus Christ knew it well. In fact his understanding of how to think in a spiritual or God-like way is what Christian Science is helping me to understand and begin to emulate.
Mary Baker Eddy discovered Christian Science and founded its church over 130 years ago. And since then thousands of people have achieved health and healing by learning and practicing a specific spiritual way of thinking.
On this blog I look forward to sharing more along this line. Stay tuned and I welcome your comments.