Good Morning and Blessed Sunday Dear Beautiful Souls
Word: “a single distinct meaningful element of speech or writing, used with others (or sometimes alone) to form a sentence. ” Oxford Dictionary
This morning I want to speak to you about words. Words are the most power, and sometimes, the most destructive tool we own. Our words describe who we are, what we believe and how we live our lives. I have often said don’t judge a person by their words, but by their actions. However, a person’s words can sometimes define their actions. For it is what we believe inside that fuels the words and actions.
Words in themselves are not good or bad. It is the action they take that makes the difference. Words can express love or spew hate. Words can uplift or tear a person down. Words can inspire or drive people from inspiration. They can create or they can destroy creativity. The images created by the words determine how someone interprets them. You can look at a person as they are speaking and interpret if the words they are speaking are sincere and felt. For example, a child can say they are sorry to someone because an adult forces them to but you can tell by the look in their eyes if they truly mean it or if it is a conditioned response to being told to do so. In the same way, you can look at a person and tell by their body language if the words they are speaking are true.
With the invention of social media, the art of true communication has been lost. Words are being written but there is no way to correctly interpret the true meaning. Yes, we know the meaning of the words themselves, but if you do not know the person with whom you are speaking personally, how do you know what their true feelings are behind the words.y
Suppose you are having a conversation with someone and say “I Love You.” Maybe you have built an online relationship with the person, but you have never met them in person. This simple little group of words alone has so many different meanings. There are 4 different types of love. There is Agape, love of mankind; Philia, love of friends; Storge, love of parents for children; and Eros, erotic passionate love. When you use the simple phrase, “I love you” in written form, it is open for interpretation to the reader. I used this phrase here for sake of example, but this goes for anything. You could easily say ” I hate you” and it, too, can have many interpretations. It could be said as a joke to mean “I am so jealous of you”, or it can be said with strong emotion. Once again, it is open to the interpretation of the reader.
In conclusion, the point I want to make is be very careful how you use your words because they come back to you one way or another. I believe strongly that what you speak will manifest. If you continue to speak loving, peaceful, joyful words into your life, abundance flows. If you continue to speak negativity, you will also reap an abundance, but of that which you do not want. When I was growing up, I was taught “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:11). I don’t usually quote bible verses, but this concept has remained a staple in my everyday life. Many modern writers have said the same thing but in a different way. Mike Dooley says “Words become things.” Wayne Dyer said “Don’t allow your thoughts to be on anything you don’t want.” This is not a woo woo mystic guru concept. This is very real! Especially with what is going on in the world today, it is so very important that we choose our words wisely. Use them to inspire, not tear down. Use them to encourage and lift others up not heap more curses upon their heads. If you don’t understand, ask. If someone’s words do not resonate with you, don’t listen or read them. Speak your truth, but don’t expect everyone to agree with you. What is truth for you may not be truth to someone else.