I wish to discuss, in depth, through the eyes of a truth seeker, the nature of the word. To dismantle the beliefs, misconceptions and misunderstandings of language as it is seen and used in today’s society. I wish to also disseminate the truth and meaning from its possible origins, it’s power and effects that the language we use has on our World and how we perceive our reality. This article aims to shed light on the importance of choosing our words with great care and attention and how the use of language, as forms of expression, can empower us with clarity to better understand the World we live in, where we have come from and where we can go.
Through my years of investigating spirituality, the esoteric, ancient philosophies and cultures, i have found many connecting pieces of information which i will look to share with you to build a bright and clear picture of the language we use (in this case English, as it is my primary language from which i can share these ideas) and how language has been misused and manipulated, to create a kind of negative linguistic prison, without us consciously realizing it. It is the purpose of this article to awaken in us the true meaning of the word and empower us with the tools to redefine our use and intention of language.
We use language to communicate, to connect with others, to portray our feelings and meanings to be understood. We use language to label objects, places, people, functions, the entire World and far reaching galaxies. There is a beautiful purpose to language and through this medium i am reaching out to you now, yet how many of us have taken the time to study and investigate what language and the word is and the intention (most importantly) in which we use it?
As i am aware, language or more specifically writing was born in the lands of Egypt by the Egyptian God Thoth, known as the scribe of Egypt.
Thoth, (Greek), Egyptian Djhuty, in Egyptian religion, a god of the moon, of reckoning, of learning, and of writing. He was held to be the inventor of writing, the creator of languages, the scribe, interpreter, and adviser of the gods, and the representative of the sun god, Re. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Thoth
It had been said that Thoth, through bringing writing to the World, cemented the human condition in duality, separation consciousness. A blessing for our state of consciousness at that time and the subsequent curse of the modern age, as we look to awaken from this belief in separation. At first i was not able to fully understand this idea that writing solidified us into the 3rd dimension, so bare with me through this article as i piece the pieces of this puzzle together.
As far as i can see, the word is best described as a label, the use of these words/labels help us to describe what we wish to convey, to formulate meaning and provide information. This, in itself is obviously needed in our World today as most of us, at this moment, have not mastered the art of telepathy! Yet if we look at what the definition of a label is it begins to unveil the truth behind what i am leading us to..
Noun – a classifying phrase or name applied to a person or thing, especially one that is inaccurate or restrictive.
Verb – attach a label to (something).
Basically, what we can say is, the words we use are labels that we attach to things, that is the action (verb). The description of label as a noun is even more revealing – classifying a phrase or word to a person or thing (which is anything in reality) that is restrictive or inaccurate.
These words that we attach to things are not actually what they are, they are false identifications. This is a profound realization when it is fully understood… With our minds, we go about the World, attaching labels unconsciously and consciously to things, people and places, unaware that the underlying truth of those things can not be known through these inaccurate labels we put on them. For example, in Spirituality, it is said that the word God, The Absolute, Source, Consciousness and such (all labels we associate with the highest truth), are merely pointers towards this concept. The truth can not be objectified in words, as the objectification is completely limiting to the infiniteness, greatness of the experience of it. No word can ever come close to the truth.
“The Way that can be expressed is not the eternal Way” Lao Tzu. Tao Te Ching Chapter 1
This applies to all things, as all things are of Consciousness, of God, of Source. You, your dog, your cell phone, your thoughts. All things simple are, behind the labels we use for them. This is the way in which we connect to this truth of life, this understanding leads us to the truth of all things – One with God (or whatever word you resonate with that refers to the primordial intelligence). It is not to say relatively speaking we can not use this words anymore, yet to know deeply that that is not what any of these things are. They are not the words we use for them, they are pointers for us to convey what we are referring to. With this understanding we can begin to see the World in a fresh perspective, free from the baggage of mental inaccuracies, restrictions and false identifications. It is a way of meditation.
“The Way is ever nameless.” Lao Tzu. Tao Te Ching Chapter 32
I am not suggesting we scrap the use of language, merely recognizing the relative and absolute truth in the World around us.. Relatively speaking my furry friend Murphy (a golden retriever) is a dog, or perro in Spanish, yet absolutely speaking he simply is, beyond naming and labeling. This is where i believe the word has us trapped in a linguistic matrix. Until you are able to drop the belief in labels and words or at least see through them to the truth, you will perceive the World and everything in it as separate from yourself.
In other words, we can say that this mental labeling, especially towards people are judgements about something or someone. We are literally making judgements about what things are, believing them to be these label we put on them, regardless if it is directed towards a person or an object.. If i call myself white or black or i refer to my friend as being white or black we are simple using judgement and we can never truly honour the essence of that being or thing. When we truly understand how damning it is for the soul to judge something/someone else, the World will become a fairytale land, full of loving, accepting, peaceful people. When we judge, we are saying that we know that thing better than it knows itself, that “my” definition of it is how it actually is, a limiting judgement. The truth being the complete opposite, that all things are beyond the limiting labels we put on them.
“If you judge people you have no time to love them” Mother Teresa.
Another perspective i would like to share, regarding the power of the words we use, comes from a beautiful book called The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. A book of Mexican Toltec wisdom. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has not heard about it. In it, Don Miguel lists four attitudes or ways to approach life, to live in truth and harmony. One of the agreements is To be impeccable with your word. Expressing yourself impeccably is to express yourself in the direction of truth and love. To refrain from judgement or criticism to yourself or others. This also applies to the thoughts we think, for they too create vibrations that we send out into the World – the World created by your Consciousness! We are creator beings, One with God/The All That Is, we must remember that our words and thoughts manifest in this reality, so we must learn to become impeccable with our word and how we use them. To further this point, i would like to highlight the use of intention and the intention we put into our words. You see, as Don Miguel Ruiz states in his book, words are literally magic and the intention behind the words we use creates an energetic signature – vibration..Take the actual word spelling, an action used to describe the process of building words and sentences. If we break down spelling to its root word – spell. We may begin to see where i’m going with this… Witches cast spells don’t they? This isn’t a coincidence. Words can be used and are used every day as spells (of sorts). We can use the word and the intention behind them for positive, white magic and they can also be used for negative, black magic.
A great example of this ( i have mentioned the work of Dr Emoto in previous articles) the experiments using the intention of our mind through thought projection and writing certain words (energy vibrations) onto jars of water. It has clearly been shown that our projection of intention into water creates aligned geometric patterns, when using words like love, joy, compassion etc. This works the other way when projecting words like sick, hate and jealousy for example .The water molecules becomes distinctly distorted. This really works and is a great reflection of the power of our intention and the word in general.
I believe the use of language today has been manipulated to create a negative vibration in the personal and collective consciousness without most people realizing it, another aspect of the linguistic prison people don’t realize they are living in . Take for example the Goddess Isis, the Goddess of fertility in Egyptian mythology. In modern language it has been hijacked and used as a term for describing an alleged group of Islamic terrorists. The Swastika is another, in ancient Indian Sanskrit, this symbol was known as good fortune and well being. Now more commonly known as a negative symbol, hijacked by the Nazi party during the 1930-1940’s. These are some obvious cases, yet much of our sacred history and language has been manipulated from its origins to weaken the positive intention that these names and symbols held. I’m writing this to help shed light and inspire you take ownership of what we believe and encourage you to investigate the potential of our own minds and our human history, whether through story or the use of language and symbols, instead of believing simply what we have been told in the past or being reported today in the mainstream media. If we don’t, the unconscious will continue to be blinded by the will of the controlling minority disempowered and unaware of their mental influence on the World around them. I would go as far to suggest boycotting the main news broadcasters and publishers to distance yourself from the negativity, fear and distortion of truth they systematically feed the masses with.
On a more personal level, we all talk with modern influences and vocabulary. How many of us have used the term sick, to describe something cool? How many of us have said, in response to the question how are you? I’m not bad thanks. How many of us on a regular basis use negative words or negation (no, not, never etc.) to describe how our day has been or how we are feeling? Too many, far too often… if we truly recognised our use of language and how negative we are about our lives, and how many times we use these words, i am pretty sure we would start to become more conscious of it, especially when considering Dr Emoto’s findings…
Unconsciously, if we use the word sick a lot, whether that be for slang or to to describe how we are feeling, the vibration of that word and what it’s intention is, will more likely manifest in your life… remember our bodies are over 60% water after all! It works both ways, so we can become positive, affirming creators of our reality through the magic and power of our words. There is every reason in your life to do so, that is, if you want the healthy, positive, successful life you dream of… Positive affirmations create positive vibrations, which we send out into the universe and when we truly believe in the power we have to create our reality, as many successful people have recognised, we can take control our destiny, heal ourselves and manifest the change we want to see in the World.
I remember hearing a statistic given, regarding the amount of times a child will hear the word no compared to hearing yes.. Having looked again whilst writing this article, somebody suggests a child hears no 148,000 times compared to a few thousand yes’s in their formative years. Just think about the energy of the two words, one is an opening – yes you can! The other.. complete cutting of, closing – No you will not!Maybe we can find other ways to communicate with with a conscious, loving approach, even when, in situations, we would rather the child did something different, instead of killing their hope and dreams before they have even get to school age! I highly recommend any parents reading this, to check out the book – The Conscious Parent by Shefali Tsabary. It is a excellent book filled with conscious material as to how best to navigate the path of parenting, through compassionate language, understanding the needs of our children and how we, the parents, are influencing and conditioning our children to the same unconscious upbringing we were likely exposed to. We have a huge responsibility to ourselves, in the way we use language and how we affect our lives, the World and people around us, especially when we are influencing children.
Another aspect of the use of language, in regards to children i would like to highlight, is from the classic nursery rhymes. Those sweet riddles and poems we were read as children. I used to love singing Baa Baa Black Sheep, Three Blind Mice & Humpty Dumpty as a child., Yet it wasn’t until i began playing these nursery rhymes to my 2 year old daughter that i realized how dark and disturbing the language was and the intention that they were written. How utterly ridiculous do these poems sound when you listen again with new ears and read with new eyes. I invite you to re-listen to a selection of classic nursery rhymes and see for yourselves how dark they now sound. Of course, with some context, i understand the World was a different place to what it was then, so why do we continue to turn a blind eye to this type of language and old mentality, especially when they are supposed to be children’s songs & literature. Im happy to share, i have written a series of conscious poems and nursery rhymes for children and adults that can be the riddles and rhymes of truth and innocence in this new age we are now in. Where the truth of language, words and intentions can be shared, seeded and expressed, poems that can educate and inspire everyone who reads them to be more conscious with their use of language and expressing their truth. Here is a little taster…
“These words are silly and sweet,
Yet they point to something deep.
When you remember the spelling,
With the intention your telling.
This is the magic im selling!”
Synonyms can also be unconsciously used. You know those old sayings past down from generation to generation, that roll off the tongue in certain situations. for example there is one which describes doing two things at the same time “kill two birds with one stone”. Who wants to use a synonym with that connotation? I know these things may sound simple and innocuous, yet the truth of what is being said has a certain dark undertone, which consciously can be rephrased. I now personally make a point to become aware of what i am saying, the meaning of the words im using and whether what i am saying is actually true to me. It is amazing how often i am stopping myself from saying something and finding new ways to say the same thing with a more positive, conscious intention. Instead of killing birds, why not “feed two birds with one breadcrumb”. This sound so much more life affirming and energetically positive!
So as you can see through this article there are many ways in which we can begin to use our words more wisely, to recognize old ways of communicating, that no longer serve our expansion and most importantly recognize the use of negative words in our vocabulary and society that has kept people from realizing their inner truth and mastery. I hope now with this information we can all use the word with positivity, truth and empowerment. Understanding the nature of the word as a label, freeing ourselves from this 3D linguistic prison, which points us back to the isness of all thing. We are That..
“These words im expressing,
Are simply just labels,
To express myself in rhyme.
Which help me convey,
What i want to say,
They are the product of mind.
The language i use,
To speak my truth,
Untether the unconscious design.
For Now they’re illuminated,
The collective they dictated,
Through my words & symbols & signs.
What’s the meaning of a label,
When written in fable?
You must read between the lines.
To uncover the mystery,
Of the word & its history,
To unlock the matrix & illusion of Time.”
*I am currently looking for a talented illustrator to help manifest my dream of creating a conscious poetry and nursery rhyme book to share these linguistic rhymes of truth with the World.