Salt of the Earth

Lessons Learned: 

==> Do Not Harden

Salt mixed with water is a conductor of electrical currents.  Our bodies are high percentage water combined with salt mixtures.  When we lose our flavour, we stink.  When salt loses its properties it becomes hard and of no use.  When Lot’s wife looked back yearning to return to Sodom she was turned into a pillar of salt.  All life had been removed from her: the electrolytes, the water.  She was all dried up.

When salt loses its moisture it is useless.  The Ruach HaKodesh or Holy Spirit and Yeshua himself are referred to as water.  If we don’t have them mixed in with our salt, we become hardhearted.  We have a whole lot of hardening of the arteries going on:  the flow of love vis-a-vis water to and from the heart (love seat – heaven’s throne) is stopped up like a little old beaver damn!

==> Do Not Look Back – Tradition Can Harden Us & Close Us Off to New Discoveries

And, the other key lesson learned as I put this blog together (below) is that we have to stop looking back at what was; the way it was; well, it’s always been that way.  Tradition is hardening our hearts, is killing our Spirit (Water), drying it all up so that we become as hard as a pillar of salt, just like Lot’s wife.

If you decide to read on further, below you will find technical and chemical information about salt and the human body.  It is reading this that I became clear as to what was intended, what we are to learn; the message of us being the salt of the earth and the message of the pillar of salt.

Scripture

There is a Scripture that tells us that we are the “salt of the earth,” and that if we lose our flavour what good are we.  The verse I am referring to is the only verse in the entire KJV bible that contains both of the words “salt” and “earth”:

Matthew 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

The word “salt” by itself, is used 41 times in 35 verses of the KJV, starting with Gen 14:3 ending with James 3:12.

The Scripture about Lot’s wife turning to a pillar of salt is found in:Pillar of Salt - Lots Wife5

Genesis 19:26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

Properties of Salt

  • crystals with a very high melting point
  • can be different colours: clear, transparent, opaque or metallic; orange, blue, green or black
  • can taste sweet, savoury, bitter, salty or sour
  • pure salt is odourless
  • impure salts have lost their salty taste
  • black salt, also called black lava salt, contains trace minerals beneficial to health: can detoxify the body and is used in body scrubs and exfoliators

Chemistry of Salt

  • salt is an iconic compound
  • can form by neutralization reaction of an acid and a base
  • are composed of related numbers of cations (positively charged ions) and anions (negative ions) so that salt is electrically neutral (without a net charge)
  • non-dissolved salts at standard temperature and pressure conditions are solid: exceptions are molten salts and ionic liquids
  • molten salts & solutions with dissolved salts (e.g. sodium chloride in water) are called electrolytes and are able to conduct electricity
  • in the cytoplasm of cells, in blood, urine, plant saps and mineral waters, mixtures of many different ions in solution usually do not form defined salts when water evaporates
  • salts do not conduct electricity, BUT liquid salts and solutions of salts do

Human Body:  Salt and Water Compounds

It is necessary that I provide information on the water content of our bodies because it is only when salt is in combination with water that it is able to conduct electricity.  I am a Reiki Master and Therapeutic Touch practitioner and therefore well versed in the use of the body’s human energy (electrical) fields by the body in maintaining and healing the body.

Water

When we’re born our bodies are 75-78% water and by the time we are a year old we’ve dropped to about 65%.  The average adult  is 50-65%.  The average woman has a lower percentage both as a newborn and an adult than the male.

Water is the most abundant chemical compound in human cells and comprises 65-90% of every cell.  It is also found between cells, i.e., blood and cerebrospinal fluid, amniotic fluid.

The amount of water varies, depending on the organ. Much of the water is in blood plasma (20% of the body’s total). According to a study performed by H.H. Mitchell, published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry {sourced: thoughtco.com}:

  • the amount of water in the human heart and brain is 73%
  • the lungs are 83%
  • muscles and kidneys are 79%
  • the skin is 64%, and
  • the bones are around 31%.

Other Chemical Compounds

  • Oxygen is the most abundant element in the human body accounting for approximately 65% of a person’s mass. Each water molecule consists of two hydrogen atoms bonded to one oxygen atom, but the mass of each oxygen atom is much higher than the combined mass of the hydrogen. In addition to being a component of water, oxygen is essential for cellular respiration.
  • Carbon is contained in all organic compounds, which is why carbon is the second most abundant element in the body, accounting for about 18% of body mass. Carbon is found in proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. It’s also found in carbon dioxide.
  • Hydrogen atoms are the most numerous type of atom in a human, but because they are so light, they only make up around 10% of the mass. Hydrogen is in water, plus it’s an important electron carrier.
  • Nitrogen is about 3.3% of body mass. It’s found in proteins and nucleic acids.
  • Calcium accounts for 1.5% of body mass. It’s used to build bones and teeth, plus it’s important for muscle contraction.
  • Phosphorus is about 1% of body mass. This element is found in nucleic acids. Breaking bonds connecting phosphate molecules is a major component of energy transfer.
  • Potassium is around 0.2-0.4% of the mass of a person. It’s used in nerve conduction. Potassium is a key cation or positively-charged ion in the body.
  • Sodium, like potassium, is a positively-charged ion. It’s about 0.1-0.2% of body mass. Sodium helps regulate the electrolyte balance in the body and maintain homeostasis with respect to the volume of water in the blood and cells.
  • Sulfur is found in some amino acids and proteins. It’s about 0.2-0.3% of body mass.
  • Although aluminum and silicon are abundant in the earth’s crust, they are found in trace amounts in the human body.
  • Other trace elements include metals, which are often co-factors for enzymes. Trace elements include iron, cobalt, zinc, iodine, selenium, and flourine.

When I think of salt I think of something that I’ve pretty much eliminated from my diet because it can be an unhealthy commodity.  Salt is used to flavour our food.  We also use salt in the winters here in Canada to sprinkle on our roads and sidewalks to melt ice.  Salt eats away at our cars; is quite corrosive in the Canadian winter wonderland.

I always marvelled at the 1956 vehicles on the streets of Cuba.  Every one that I saw was meticulous, not a speck of corrosion.  Silly me that that it was because they didn’t have winter and therefore no reason to salt the streets.  That is true because that is what corrodes our vehicles in Canada.

But Cuba, relatively speaking, is a small island surrounded by the sea.  When I would walk along the streets in Havana, along the wall, sometimes the salt spray would wash over us on windy days.  No doubt the vehicles that drove the country roads, along the seashores were sprayed with salt.

The people may not have had as much of a challenge with the salt destroying their cars, but they wouldn’t take the chance.  The Cuban people took very good care of the things that they were allowed to possess as they never took anything forgranted.  They knew full well from decades of nothing changing, that their lives and their possessions could change in the blink of an eye.

Assignment

Think about some of the properties of salt.  Then think about your life and do a comparison of those qualities that may apply to your life.  Have you lost your flavour; does what you say hold any weight or have you been caught saying things that were untruthful or hurtful?  If you have then your saltiness isn’t sweet; it stings.

Do you wear people out, like the corrosives of salt?  In what ways and then find out what benefit you think you derive from being like that, as well as any harm to both yourself and others.

Can you measure up any of these properties and come out on the good side of Creator when all is said and done?  Do you continually look back, turning into a pillar of dried up salt because you refuse to accept something new in your life?

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