Lets END IT on February 27th

 

A young girl was walking along a beach upon which thousands of starfish had been washed up during a terrible storm. When she came to each starfish, she would pick it up, and throw it back into the ocean. People watched her with amusement.

She had been doing this for some time when a man approached her and said, “Little girl, why are you doing this? Look at this beach! You can’t save all these starfish. You can’t begin to make a difference!”

The girl seemed crushed, suddenly deflated. But after a few moments, she bent down, picked up another starfish, and hurled it as far as she could into the ocean. Then she looked up at the man and replied, “Well, I made a difference to that one!”

The old man looked at the girl inquisitively and thought about what she had done and said. Inspired, he joined the little girl in throwing starfish back into the sea. Soon others joined, and all the starfish were saved.

— Adapted from The Star Thrower
by Loren C. Eiseley

 

This powerful story is the simplest illustration about your place in the world and your individual ability to make life better for someone – anyone somewhere in the world. How does the world become a better place? It starts with you, and one deed at a time touching and changing lives thereafter. Like a tiny ripple in water, your little contribution can become massively positive change for an individual or a whole community. My little contribution is raising awareness on human trafficking particularly around this time of year.

February 27th

 

On February 27th 2015, please join us in exposing this malignancy of mankind by placing a RED X on your hand that may spark a conversation with others and spread the word. Modern day slavery is very real. 27 million people can attest that. It is thriving right here in the United States. Tunnamedhis is OUR problem and we must address it together! If you could be so gracious to take it a step further and toss a starfish back in the ocean by donate just $7.00 (your lunch money), you would literally be saving a life by providing hope and an opportunity for a victim to become a survivor.

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The Things We Say

We all have heard that there is power in words. It is something that provokes the instinctual response of “yeah, that’s true,” but yet we will instantaneously utter words that are self-deprecating, damning, hurtful, and negative about ourselves, others, friends, loved ones…

Sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me…

Bazooka Joe once said, “whoever said that words don’t hurt obviously had never been hit with a dictionary.” Dr. Marasu Emoto took it a step further on the premise that water is a conduit of our personal reality and ultimately our own lives. Words can hurt; not just an emotional level, but can have adverse effects on a basic molecular structure in any living organism. What we say can cause damage on a physiological level – which is far more severe than being pummeled by someone’s bare hands because physical injuries can heal in time, but once words resonate within you, they become like a fungus eclipsing all that’s good and positive and skewing the way you see yourself as well as the way you see the world.

 

Dr. Emoto claimed words resonate be’scause they have vibration. It may sound like a bunch of nonsense and junk science to you, but we all know from experience when we are put down enough, we feel down, we begin to believe the negativity thus become depressed, withdrawn, and altogether not living a healthy quality of life.  It’s the same with being ignored.  No words at all may have an equally damaging effect rendering a person feeling “not worthy” or “not good enough.”  These feelings of little to no self-worth have an impact on a person’s world view and their place in it.  Saying something like “you’ll never amount to anything ” to a child may have a negative impact on that child well into their adulthood or the rest of their lives.

 

Words are more powerful than we acknowledge.  Things we say have lasting effects.  A speech can motivate people to war, provide comfort, or invoke love and harmony.  Speaking is something we do throughout each day of our lives without thought and intention.  It is almost like breathing.  We realize how necessary it is but do not pay attention to the magnitude of its importance.  Take lyrics of a song, for example.  The repetition of lyrics in a song resonates faster than our conscious mind realizes… No wonder we all seem to know the words to songs we don’t particularly like!  Perhaps we need to be weary of both what comes out of our mouths and what goes into our ears.

 

Dr. Emoto’s study on water is rather profound.  He took frozen water samples and exposed them to different phrases (some positive, some negative), pictures, music and prayer.  After, he photographed the water crystals and found each sample had a distinct and remarkable response. Please view the video below.

 

 

 

Take some time to really reflect on your vocabulary and what you tend to say. Common phrases that are thrown around today like “FML” or “f-ck my life,” or “kill yourself” or even calling one another “b-tch” or “thot” resonate within you. They aren’t nullified because they may provoke laughter by yourself or others.  These words are poisonous. They hurt.  We must all make a concerted effort to raise our vibration and speak edifying words to one another and about ourselves.  We must take responsibility for what we are putting out into the world and how they effect us and others around us.  What we say can have a rippling effect that can last longer than the duration of our own lives.  Food for thought.