The Power of Words: Change Your Life
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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Scoring: If you scored 3 or higher on this quiz, you have some work to do--read on.
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?
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!
1The Hindu word for “work.”
2One who has paranormal sight.
3The author has studied her messages since 1985.
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
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