The Power of the Spoken Word

“A word once spoken is past recalling.”

We all know that we can never take back what we have already said. In most cases this means that the pain from bitter words is greater than from “sticks and stones”. As Barrie Wade wrote his poem:

Truth
Sticks and stones may break my bones
but words can also hurt me.
Stones and sticks break only skin,
while words are ghosts that haunt me.

Slant and curved the word-swords fall
to pierce and stick inside me.
Bats and bricks may ache through bones
but words can mortify me.

Pain from words has left its scar
on mind and heart that’s tender
Cuts and bruises now have healed
it’s words that I remember.

It seems like words are so important to us that sometimes we just cannot let go of the pain they have caused us. But is that so? What is this magical power of words to influence human beings and can it be used for a greater cause?

“I say a little prayer…”

Great examples of the power of words are prayers. It is no coincidence this is the most common

Prayer power of words

Prayers demonstrate the power of our words. / Image source: Pixabay

religious tool, although we didn’t know why. Ever since the intriguing experiments by Masaru Emoto were conveyed, people began to see the reason why praying is so important. Mr. Emoto made a profound conclusion – that our words are charged with powerful energy and they can change the structure of water. Since the human body contains about 65 % water, we can finally understand why religion teaches us to mind our tongues. It seems that every word that comes out of our mouths vibrates in our bodies in certain frequency. The level of the frequency depends on the emotional charge behind the word we speak. Low frequency words, coming from fear, anger and hate, can cause us pain, illness and depression; whereas high frequency speech can uplift our spirit, make us feel happy and vibrant, they can even heal our bodies.

The power of words – Affirmations

Speaking about healing words, I cannot miss the famous Louise Hay. Louise Hay is one of the first authors to reveal the great power of our thoughts, feelings and words. She discovers how our mental and emotional condition creates our physical discomfort. But most of all, she practically proves that if you can simply change the words you use in everyday life, you can change your entire life – health, relationships, prosperity and so on.

Using positive affirmations daily is known for its benefits long ago. Ancient religious practices use chanting, prayers, mantras, blessings etc. Now modern authors and gurus bring these age-old sacred rituals into everyday life.

Remember Cathy Goodman from the movie The Secret? She was diagnosed with breast cancer, but managed to recover herself in just three months by using the power of words and affirmation. She used to repeat over and over again “Thank you for my healing.” And soon after without any chemotherapy or radiation, she was fully healed.

The power of words  – they can change DNA!

So far we have been told that you cannot escape from your genetics. That our bodies and their predispositions to certain diseases come from our DNA and we have to live with that! Whaaat!Well, so long for this old belief! Modern Russian scientist, Dr. Peter Garaiev, can finally end our victim mentality. Through many practical experiments he and his team discover that DNA cells react and reprogram themselves from sound and vocal stimuli. Using the same technology, they even managed to change frog embryos into salamander embryos!

Just think about what would happen if we all simply change the words we use! Now even science can prove and confirm old-age truths about the power of words and language.
“For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” Matthew 12:37
Maybe its time we reconsidered our own personal power and influence in the world! If we want to see more positive changes in our lives, we can start simply with removing or substituting negative words into more positive and empowering ones. The result could be astounding!

Holistic living, personal development, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and wellbeing enthusiast.

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