Humans are mighty fond of words – have you noticed? This becomes glaringly apparent to me when in communication with animals because most often they will share a single wave of emotion with me that says it all. The energy is so deep and profound with multiple layers that I struggle sometimes to put into words the complexity of what they want me to relate. They’re very clear about the communication as the senders – it’s the translation of pure emotion into words which other humans can understand that is the challenge.
All animals communicate with each other in this way – sentient being to sentient being with vast swathes of emotion and relatively few actual words, unless they think they’re really necessary in order to make the message valid. At one point in our history, of course, humans had this ability as well and used it extensively – telepathic communication – based solely on what we sensed through our physical forms – the brain along for the ride in cataloging the resulting message – from the world around us, including each other, animals, and plants. Because we still have physical form that ability isn’t lost to us, we just need to fine tune our frequency so that we can “hear” better.
Because their world is completely comprised of this collective web of energetic exchange it’s easy to see how they so readily inhabit the vibration of words that exist in our spoken language. It turns out we do have a way to bridge what appears to be a language barrier with them if we would but do as they do: while words are important to us perhaps what is more important is for us to tune into the frequency and resonance of those words so that we might become more in sync with animals and our shared world.
Louise Hay was a pioneer in using the power of words to affect change in all ways – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual and her groundbreaking book – “You Can Heal Your Body” was one of the first I read upon embarking on my own spiritual journey. Ms. Hay knew from her own experience that it was the vibrational frequency of the words that affect our bodies much in the same way that Dr. Masaru Emoto years later showed that water responds to words – we are, after all, made up of at least 86% water. Science being a bit late to the game has verified that our thoughts and emotions (words and feelings) do affect not only our bodies but also our life experience. Abraham and Esther Hicks speak often and eloquently on the subject of vibration, words and the vortex of creation – be sure to look up their videos.
Take, for instance, the word – compassion. This is where the practice of affirmations comes in and moving this valuable practice forward and upward. Rather than place other words in addition to compassion into a sentence such as – “I will be more compassionate” – see what it feels like to your body to simply say – “I am compassion”. Note that you’re not saying “I am compassionate” but instead you are stepping fully into the vibrational frequency of compassion. Can you feel your heart expand in your chest and a warmth come over you? Try it again with another positive word – “I am love”. Ahhh, what a simply wonderful feeling that may lift you up slightly out of your body and feel like effervescent bubbles under your feet, this “I am love”.
Using just one word in this way moves us much closer to the true vibration of the word itself and away from the way our brains may interpret the words surrounding the “key” word perhaps in a limiting manner according to unconscious intention. So an affirmation of “I will be more compassionate when dealing with others” can set us up for a behavioral standard that we can either meet or not meet and if we don’t meet it comes with a cavalcade of consequences – guilt, remorse, more guilt, etc. The vibrational frequency of the word “compassion” exists by definition alone – we all understand the word and what it means. Rather than perhaps set ourselves up for failure why not partner with the Universe and its sense of what compassion actually is – animals, of course, know this word well – and simply plug into what compassionate practices the universe has in mind for us?
The reverse is true, as well, if you’d like to test this theory. Use negative-meaning words – hate, fear, anger – just to see what happens to your body and your bio-energy field. It will probably shrink, your body may feel cold, etc. Then try again with other words – surrender, power, grace, empathy. It’s important to use the noun form of the word vs. the adjective. In this way you actually become the word itself and offer yourself up to the Universe for all manner of transformations when you become that vibration. I think one of the purposes of affirmations is to move one into a more positive place and rather than give ourselves instructions on how to do it wouldn’t it be easier to let the Universe do that for us? All that’s needed is the magical ingredient of intention. On this planet of free will that much we can contribute with usually just as magical results. Try it, I know you will be pleasantly surprised by how uplifted you feel and then watch the seeming miracles appear in your life – as I know they will. Photo credit by: David Hilowitz, Now, resized.