I am sure that you have been the recipient of this expression, when the observer notices that you are not the same person, physically or mentally, to whom they have become accustomed. It is therefore understandable that the “matter” that they are referring to involves the physical appearance as well as the mental, (spiritual) components that make up a human being. The dictionary defines matter as a substance out of which a physical object is composed, or a substance comprising bodies perceptible to the senses.

Matter is defined from the Latin term, “mater,” meaning, “mother.” In other words, getting right down to the nitty gritty, matter is made of the basic unit called the atom or in a more religious sense, Adam, which is defined in the Bible’s Old Testament as the original first man who was created in the image and likeness of God.

In my first test in chemistry at Brooklyn College, my professor gave us a test with only one question, “What holds up a bridge?” He gave us a test booklet and told us we had one hour to complete the exam. After the time expired my professor returned and asked us what took up so much time in answering the question. He then gave us the answer, which was only one word, the “atom,” which is the smallest unit of all matter. He further told us that if one atom slipped in that structure, the bridge would fall. The test was definitely a change in our attitude about the earth and all that lies within and without.

Now, let’s get back to, “what’s the matter with you?” When our atoms get all jumbled up, our bodies and minds can reflect our appearance and the state of our total health. This process is known as a dis-ease state. It is therefore prudent that when a person is being treated for a dis-eased state, for the examiner to take into consideration the body and mind of the patient. If he or she does not take this into account, wellness suffers.

Matter of fact, a patient needs atoms and Adams (spiritual food), to ensure good mental and physical health when they are being treated for any dis-eased state.

For suggested reading, you might find “You Can Read A Face Like A Book” by Naomi R. Tickle an interesting read. She relates how reading faces helps you to succeed in business and relationships. For examples of her observations, which have been proved experimentally, are as follows:

Fine hair-very sensitive/coarse hair-loves the outdoors/rounded forehead-enjoys working with people/sloped back forehead-quick to respond/large lips-very emotional/closed set eyes-good with details//full lips-loves to talk and very generous/square chin-good in debates/jutting chin-very tenacious.

I hope that after reading this column, you will consider all aspects of “the matter” when you find yourself in a dis-eased state, and can seek out the proper treatment that will ensure a return to wellness.