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The Power of Words: Change Your Life

Updated on June 24, 2016
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Marie has studied Teachings of the Ascended Masters since 1974 and became a member of the Keepers of the Flame Fraternity in 1985.

The mouth of the righteous

is a fountain of life,

but violence overwhelms the

mouth of the wicked.

— Proverbs 10:11

Are you verbally abusive and not know it?


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The throat center in its purified state.
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Importance of the Throat

In modern metaphysical and spiritual studies, the throat is depicted as a center of power. A seer2 witnesses the throat’s energy in its purified state as a bright, royal blue. Archangel Michael and his divine complement Faith serve on the blue ray, the will of God, through the energies of the throat. Policemen and soldiers also serve on this ray, known as the "first ray." Every man, woman, and child can make law enforcement much easier if the individual would carefully consider his words before speaking--how do such words feel; are they kind? When the center of power is compromised through shades of sarcasm or cursing, the color darkens and becomes muddy in appearance. Air pollution, according to the late Elizabeth Clare Prophet3, a former new-age spiritual instructor and author, begins with the misuse of the throat center, and this is where the individual must affect the healing of the environment. In other words, through the power of speech, human beings have the ability to co-create with God. Through enlightened speech, the earth can become a heaven in this millennium of the Aquarian age.

Heaven on Earth can be achieved through verbal awareness. Studies by professional behavioral psychologists show the damage of speech misconduct. And, various religions and philosophies condone the use of compassionate words in order to heal ourselves and, ultimately, the environment.

Change Your Perception

Gentle grace and feelings of unconditional love are the unwavering qualities of Heaven.. Many vibrations of consciousness characterize the various levels of life: high places where no rose thorns exist and places of lower vibration where beings outplay their evil karma1 on one another. The aspirant focuses not on the troubles of the world, but himself. Through meditation, he acquires mastery over his energies and raises his vibration. In this higher vibration, he becomes aware of higher beings, angels, and the nature spirits. Miracles become the norm.

Avoid and Clear Negative Energies

Unfortunately, domestic violence, usually preceded by verbal animosity, is significant in the world today. Even more unfortunate, young children witness and experience this verbal warfare, which can leave a deep scar over an entire lifetime. In an article of Juvenile Family Violence, the authors describe cursing as psychological abuse (Pournaghash-Tehrani; Feizabadi). And, as social workers and psychologists attest, serious, prolonged abuse in the workplace can damage an individual’s health through anxiety and stress (Johnson; Indoik). School dropouts are the result when teachers use verbal abuse in the classroom, as explained by the following:


. . . verbal abuse by teacher during childhood was positively related to behavior problems and (for girls) a low probability of having obtained a high school diploma by age 23 years (Brendgen, et al.).


But, such abuse is unnecessary, and if people could perceive and understand the effects of this practice, perhaps there would be sufficient motivation to stop.

The Verbally Abusive Man - Can He Change?

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A Lesson from Christianity

Love must be unconditional and all-inclusive; it includes pure speech that conveys comfort, encouragement, tact, and truth—the opposite of sarcasm, gossip, lying, and cursing. The individual who speaks unkindly toward another creates karma1 that returns and has to be cleared. Additionally, if the recipient of the untoward words allows the message to affect him emotionally, he becomes a victim and also has to balance his karma toward the offender.

Prevention, however, is worth a pound of cure, and Jesus taught two commandments: 1) Love God with thy whole heart, mind, and soul; and 2) love thy neighbor as thyself. Later he reminded his followers, “If you love me, keep my commandments.”

Pas in te! Sicut parvulus in gremio matris suae, ita in me est anima mea. Pax vobiscum!

— Kuthumi (St. Francis)

Translation from the Latin:: Peace in you! As a child in the lap of its mother, so is my soul in me. Peace with us!

Footnotes

1The Hindu word for “work.”

2One who has paranormal sight.

3The author has studied her messages since 1985.

Works Cited

Brendgen, Mara with Brigette Wanner, Frank Vitaro, William M. Bukowski, and Richard E. Tremblay. “Verbal abuse by teacher during childhood and academic, behavioral, and emotional adjustment in young adulthood.” Journal of Educational Psychology 99.1 (Feb. 2007): 26-38. Web. 24 Feb. 2012. <http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy1.apus.edu>

Johnson, Pamela R. and Julie Indoik. “Sticks and Stones: Verbal Abuse in the Workplace.” Allied Academics International Conference. Academy of Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict Proceedings 11.1 (2006): 347-41 Web. 24 Feb. 2012. <http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy1.apus.edu/dociew/192410857/13565548A37B26DD9A/2?accountid=8289>

Pournaghash-Tehrani, Said and Zahra Feizabadi. “Predictability of Physical and Psychological Violence by Early Adverse Childhood Experiences” Juvenile Family Violence (2009): 417. Web. 13 Feb. 2012 DOI 10.1007/s10896-009-9245-4


Photo credit: The morning glory is my own work.

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      Marie Flint 4 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida USA

      This essay was originally written for an online college English class. I have since made a few minor changes and added some headings. The message is timeless. Speech has power, and the average person on the street needs to be more aware of it.

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      Michael-Milec 3 years ago

      Hi marieflint.

      Instructive, a captivating hub. " The power of words, " underestimated subject greatly important in human relation. The words are seeds in spiritual realm. Sadly, even within " christianism " tradition most of the Jesus' " instructions the present ' admirers ' stop short of acting upon His the world changing mission- "to co-create with God."

      Voted up and interesting.

      Pax vobiscum.

      P.S. ( please accept my apology for medlsomemeness wit writers, I'm on transition journey from previous languages to English; presently commenting . Thank you. )

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      Marie Flint 3 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida USA

      Thank you, Michael. I get very few readers on this one. I appreciate your comment; if it had been entirely in Latin, I would have treasured it even more. Blessings!

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      Ibidii 2 years ago

      Awesome words Marie, I voted up useful and beautiful. I am a better person today and do not get verbal with anyone. I have only shouted at my Mom twice in my life and I am going to be 65 soon. I have been shouted at a lot and abused. I am more at peace with the people I am with now, my daughter who is my caregiver. Praying daily and more is the key to peace. Service by good deeds and prayers to others brings me this peace. Blessings to you Marie!

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      Marie Flint 2 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida USA

      Yes, Ibidi, it is so important to guard our words--and thoughts! I just had a dream this morning that I was shouting at my mother (deceased) that she never cared about me, and I'm surprised that, after all my efforts in studies and prayers, that such an issue should surface. I'm grateful for the lesson presented and will set about transmuting all that negative energy because when we are connected to God, love is constant.

      Blessings back and thank you for the votes and comment.

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