Words as a Healing Force|
In the beginning, was the word… Everything ever created was probably initiated by a word, perhaps in thought-form, but a word none the less.
We have become so accustomed to using words that it is easy to forget that words and language as we know it today are man-made tools.
Communication before the invention of spoken or written language was a mixture of gestures, grunts, body language, symbols and I suspect it was mostly telepathic. Language has greatly increased and sped up our exchange of thought; it has sophisticated, enhanced and simplified our exchanges. It has probably also created more confusion, misunderstanding and deception than anything else.
We take language for granted these days and probably never even think about it or the power of words, until we find ourselves temporarily without them. A simple thing like being without a phone for a day can totally throw us. A sore throat will quickly remind us how reliant we are on words. Of course, it really confronts us when we travel to a foreign country and find ourselves in a new world of language in which we are excluded. When we are in a situation in which we cannot use verbal or written language, we frustratingly and clumsily, find ourselves resorting to symbols, gestures, grunts and telepathic exchanges.
Even though words are probably the most powerful tool that we have in today"s world, we rarely think about them and we greatly underestimate their power.
Words can create and words can destroy. People have died and people have thrived due to the powerful effect of words.
My interest in words is in the power or effectiveness of ‘Words as a Healing Force’. Words can be medicine and words can be poison.
So many people these days look to natural therapies or healing techniques in search of effective ways to heal without harm. We have become very disillusioned, most discerning and educated about main-stream medicine.
Many will explore alternative options to mainstream medicine such as nutrition, herbs, acupuncture, reiki, aromatherapy, exercise and psychic or energy work. Any or all of these can be effective, but the most underestimated facet of healing is that almost all disease and illness has a relationship with the mind and emotions. At the most basic level, we forget that the mind and body are interconnected. Many physical conditions are either created or maintained by psychological conditions such as stress, fear, low self-esteem, hatred, loneliness or any one of many negative thinking habits.
Many physical illnesses are cured by emotional healing. Our emotions are profoundly influenced by our own self-talk or by our interpretation of statements made to us.
We can be deeply injured, permanently damaged and fundamentally changed by just one simple sentence. Sometimes, that sentence is delivered by someone else. Sometimes that sentence may actually have been some statement that we made which we took on board and locked in as a belief.
Words can cut through you like a knife. Words can hold such venom or poison that they can damage, destroy or kill more effectively than a physical weapon. How many suicides or murders could have been prevented by just one sentence, one kindness or just an attentive listener?
How often would a policeman hear the words, “He said…” as an explanation for domestic violence. How many wars were started with a thoughtless or provocative dialogue. How many people are dead or emotionally crippled due to the careless or vicious placements of words?
Just take a moment and think back into your own history. Consider the times when you have been deeply or perhaps permanently changed, wounded or maybe almost destroyed by a statement. You might also acknowledge things that you never achieved or things that you failed or just never attempted because of a poisonous sentence.
Author Bio :
Copyright Sonya Green. http://www.reinventingmyself.com Sonya is the author of a book called Reinventing Myself, and also offer some Guided meditation C.D's focusing on Stress Reduction, Weight Loss, Healing and Personal Growth, How to get what you really want and need.
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