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from experience when we are put down enough, we feel down, we begin to believe the negativity thus become depressed, withdrawn, and altogether not living a healthy quality of life.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.

 

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