A few years ago, I wrote an article titled “Mere Words” in which I discussed the power of words and their impact when used inappropriately. That message is still a good one, but I feel compelled to share a breakthrough I received recently associated with the power of words.
Now, this breakthrough might just blow your mind so precede with caution….
To start, we already know that words are powerful in that they can influence, impress, incite, and ignite. We know they can wound or uplift. They can even bring war or peace.
Tony Robbins tells us:
“Throughout human history, our greatest leaders and thinkers have used the power of words to transform our emotions, to enlist us in their causes, and to shape the course of destiny. Words can not only create emotions, they create actions. And from our actions flow the results of our lives.”
But this creation doesn’t stop at just emotions or even actions.
Words can literally create REALITY.
We know this simply by looking at water and rice.
Yep, water and rice can teach us some valuable lessons.
Consider the work of Dr. Masaru Emoto, who conducted scientific experiments that used high-speed photography to capture the impact that words had over water. In his book "The Hidden Messages in Water" he reveals the direct connection between words and reality. He discovered that crystals in frozen water formed based upon whether they were exposed to positive or negative words.
It was interesting to see the photographed crystal images that were formed based upon what they were exposed to… for instance, when Dr. Emoto wrapped a bottle of water with a piece of paper with the words “love and gratitude” written on it – that water produced the most stunningly perfect crystals. The same happened with the word "thank you" even when it was written in different languages- each time beautiful crystals formed that looked very similar to one another.
However, when words like "You make me sick," "You fool" or "I will kill you" were exposed to the water the results were drastically different with mutated chaotic crystals created.
Dr. Emoto was able to replicate this experiment over and over again rendering the same results. What he discovered was whether the words were written or spoken over the water what was created within the water was dependent upon what types of words were utilized. Beautiful crystals materialized when the water was exposed to positive words and incomplete asymmetrical patterns formed when negative words were used.
Interestingly enough, a Japanese family (after reading about Dr. Emoto’s experiments) conducted an experiment of their own except this time instead of water they used grains of rice. They put rice in two glass jars, and every day for a month they said "thank you" to one jar and "you fool" to the other jar and tracked any changes. What they discovered was the rice that was exposed to the positive words of gratitude fermented into malt and the rice exposed to the negative words rotted and turned black. Dr. Emoto wrote about this family’s experiment which inspired another family to replicate it with one twist- they added a third jar of rice that was simply ignored. This family achieved the same results as the first with the exception being the jar that was ignored rotted at a faster rate than the one exposed to negative words! Thus, revealing that being scorned wasn’t as damaging as being completely ignored.
These experiments have the potential to teach us some very valuable lessons-
1) we hold the power to create with our words - when we give our positive or negative attention to something we are imparting energy that has the power to create or destroy; and
2) the most destructive behavior we can employ is withholding our attention altogether!
The Bible teaches a similar message:
Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit. ~Proverbs 18:21
Pleasant words are a honeycomb,
Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. ~Proverbs 16:24
A fool’s mouth is his ruin,
And his lips are the snare of his soul. ~Proverbs 18:7
By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
And by the breath of His mouth all their host. ~ Psalm 33:6
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. ~John 1:1
When you stop and consider that ALL OF CREATION was made by and through the word of the Lord should we find this concept so strange or outlandish if we believe that we were made in God's image? If we believe that the Bible is true and creation exists because of God's word then maybe it isn't such a stretch to see how nature itself confirms the power of our words.
Words themselves are a gift from the Lord as we are the only creatures that possess them. Thereby, it is remarkably profound to grasp the enormity that this gift of words CREATES in the physical realm.
When we fully appreciate that words indeed create- we should change the way we speak!
All those careless words that were spoken in haste, frustration, anger, or loathing take on a whole new dimension; even the words we speak in jest should be re-evaluated.
The truth is words spoken over your children impact their growth and potential. Words that are spoken over your plants and animals impact their well-being. Words spoken into the universe carry the potential of life and death!
May we use our words wisely and cautiously consider the words we speak; our goal should be to only utter words that bring life, love, kindness, positivity, praise, and truth.
To do otherwise is simply reckless and the world suffers for it.
“Language creates reality. Words have power. Speak always to create joy.” Deepak Chopra
To read my referenced article- “Mere Words” that speak directly to the negative words we speak- click here: https://www.atinyspark.net/post/2019/11/14/mere-words