Everyday we probably say at least a thousand words. It seems like it anyway. And oftentimes we don’t hear what we’re saying. We call that chit-chat. But everything you say is powerful. Everyone and everything functions on energy in a particular frequency and vibration. And one affects the other. We tend to think our thoughts and words are not ‘all that’ important, but they’re vital to a happy, healthy life.
“Words create worlds.” ~Pierre du Plessis
Over the past decades science has explored whether thoughts and words have a direct effect on the molecular structure of water in our bodies. This research has been praised and criticized, but recently interest has been rekindled with much more convincing results. In the 1990s, Japanese Scientist Dr. Masaru Emoto took many pictures of beautiful water crystals given positive thoughts and words, and then ugly, jagged crystals given negative ones. Today he works with other scientists on the powerful energy our thoughts and words have on our very existence. Since our bodies are about 70% water, and all living things contain water, can you imagine the effect your words have on people, and even plants and animals?
We use words in many ways, and convey much about ourselves as we speak. Our words and how they’re used tell a lot about our personality, the kind of person we are; our accents reveal our heritage, where and how we grew up; we display our mood while we’re speaking; and some people’s words are annoying when used by a ‘know it all’; etc. But we don’t think about all of that. We just talk.
I think most people have a favorite word or words they use much of the time. And sometimes one word is as powerful as several sentences. When something pushes our buttons, just one word can get us over the hump. Some of those words are “oh, well”, “really”, “never”, “whew”, and swear words or those 2 words we often hear, “you know.”
When my daughter was a small child, she sat on the floor trying to put a toy together while we visited with my mother-in-law. Suddenly my daughter said, “Oh, dammit.” My mother-in-law turned in shock, and I tried to cover up with, “I wonder where she got that.” Then my daughter looked up and said, “What, Mommy, that word you say all the time?” Well, I gave a weak smile and tried to sink further down into my chair. Didn’t say that word anymore.
“When you allow a person’s words to upset you, you’re giving away your power.” ~Phil McGraw
Getting along in our chaotic world takes some protection from what others may say to us. We need to use our inherent power within and refuse to allow any hurtful words to penetrate our state of well-being. We’re influenced by our surroundings, and even harsh words that don’t apply to us can have a negative effect. Have you ever walked into a room where people were arguing, and you felt the negative energy? One time one of my doctors used harsh words toward me, and I felt worse leaving than when I arrived. I didn’t know then how damaging words can be. Now I take back my power in situations like that.
We often talk to ourselves, aloud and silently, and what we say is important. What are you telling yourself? When you have a bad day, do you express criticism for all concerned…including yourself? Do you sometimes create dialogues in your mind between you and someone else? Do you think of someone’s harsh words to you and repeat them in your mind? Remember that behind those words in your head are thoughts, feelings, and meanings. And they can have a negative or positive effect on your health and well-being. Be kind to yourself…always.
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” ~Mother Teresa
Healthy water is needed for a healthy happy life, and with your words you have the power to contribute to your own health and happiness and that of others. When someone else needs to be heard, one of the most healing things you can do for them is to listen beyond their words to what their soul is saying. Then give them the kind words they need. And bless yourself in the doing. Choose your words. Choose happiness …
I wish happy words and a happy heart.
Marilyn Fowler, Author of Silent Echoes.
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