I’ve been thinking a lot about how we communicate with each other since my last post. Talking about certain phrasing and how they have an impact me got me wondering, is it just me? I think we all know to some degree that words have real energy. They have the power to start something… a new romance, a fight, a law, a movement, etc… It all starts with a word back by an emotion. Isn’t it Shakespeare who said, “The pen is mightier than the sword!”
Commun-ication – creating connection.
In this day and age, it seems we are all voicing our opinions, thoughts, ideas, and passions in one form or another. EVERYONE has something to say! But what are we saying and moving when we write, make a video or just have a conversation with a friend. I broke up the word, communication, like this COMMUN-ication, because the simple fact is that is precisely what we are attempting to do with our words. We wish to commune with each other. Create community through shared words. We are looking to be heard and understood at a deep and heartfelt level. But you have to be conscious of what you are saying so that you can find the right community. You know, as they say, your tribe matches your vibe. That’s a bit corny but really it’s a truth. If you just say what is expected so you can fit in, you will find the wrong tribe and you will always feel off among them. If you have followed me for awhile then you know this has been something I’m breaking through in this past year. Fitting in is something we all desperately seek. There is no shame in it. It’s one of the first things we learn in school. But it has been also handed down from our ancestors who lived in actual nomadic tribes. If you were shunned by the tribe it meant often, a death sentence. Being on your own meant living in the woods fending for yourself against unknown factors and predators. So fear of being rejected has this unconscious undertone of literally risking your life. This is why it can feel so devasting to not be accepted by a group of people or put out from them. It is our old brains that have held onto this thought pattern. We may have had parents that said to, “just fit in.” or things of this nature. It is understandable but it’s time to break this habitual thought. What the world needs now, are original thinkers AND authentic speakers!
WORDS have energy.
Do words really have energy? Yes, they do. If you need further proof to words having energy there is an experiment that many know by Dr. Masaru Emoto and the effects water had when different words were spoken or shown to the water. The results are awe-inspiring and confronting. Take a minute to see the video in seconds you will see what I mean.
When you really think about your words, their energy, and the effect they have on water, imagine what it is like on your environment, the people around you, and yourself. The words we choose to say, how we say them, who we say them to, and the intention we put behind them, well, they can really make a major difference in your life. Maybe it’s time to choose those words wisely.
BE TRUTHFUL in your words.
Now that we know that words have energy, it might be wise on being truthful in them. In the Four Agreements by Miguel Ruiz, he lists one agreement as, “Be impeccable with your word.” Or another way of saying this is, “Say what you mean and mean what you say”. Why is that important? Let’s go back to that feeling of fitting in and your tribe. When you are authentic with your word, it will be felt by the right people where you will be accepted naturally without many words. Secondly, you will be known as someone who is reliable and confident in who they are. Thirdly, when you live by your WORD the universe will match you with remarkable gifts for being in that authenticity. You will manifest more of what you want in life and less of what you don’t want. Life is much richer, easier and more fulfilling. You live by your own code of authenticity and truth. You know how hard it is to keep up a lie. It is just as hard to be something you are not. If you are true in your words that reflect who you truly are then life lines up the right job, friend, love interest. Being authentic in your word is something that takes knowing yourself deeply through self-love.