The more enlightened we become, the more consciously aware we deepen our relationship to the power of thoughts and words we choose.
Thoughts and Words carry energy and this gives language its power and its potential to heal or hurt. Most of us can remember a time that someone sent a word verbally or through a letter our way, and it stuck with us. This experience reminds us that what we say has weight and power and that being conscious means being aware of how we use words. What we did not always realize was that the words were thoughts before they were formulated into words – which believe it or not, hurt far worse.
How long have you had your thoughts before formulating the words?
The more conscious we become, the more we deepen our relationship to the words we use so that we speak from a place of actually feeling what we are saying. For the next few days, you might want to practice noticing how the words you say and hear affect your body and your emotional state of feelings. Notice how the different communication styles of the people in your life make you feel. Also, watch closely to see how your own words come out and what affect they have on the people around you.
You may notice that when we speak quickly, without thinking, or contemplate and sugar coat flowery ideas and statements to get our ideas across, our words don’t carry the same power as when we speak slowly and confidently or not at all, allowing those receiving our thoughts and/or words time and space to take them in. When we carefully listen to others before we speak, our thoughts and words have more integrity, and when we take time to center ourselves before speaking, we truly begin to harness the power of speech. Then our thoughts and words can be intelligent messengers of light and healing, transmitting deep and positive feelings to those who receive them.
Carol Lee, HQL