By Jillian Maas Backman
Funny how one word (passion) can transform a person’s reaction from radiance to rage in a matter of a few strategically placed phrases….. I make this point to stress the importance of understanding how language transmits an energetic force into the world. Think of how you felt when you first read this caption. Was your initial reaction to the first phrase joyful and then engaging your mind with the second part, anger or confusion?
This written example demonstrates how powerful words- both written and spoken - create a reactionary energy inside each one of us. In a time when communication technology is super heightened; texting, instant messages, social networking and more, our natural filtering seems to be at an all-time low. Meaning, we say want we want, when we want and how we want without any consideration of the energetic transformation that piggybacks right along to the receiver at the other end. Eventually this pulls us energetically further and further apart from the feelings of empathy, responsibility and oneness from our neighbors, communities and eventually society.
More often, all crimes of VIOLENCE start with vicious words towards each other. This kind of word-full abuse slowly permeates into the soul of a human being from the inside out. The result of this kind of word-filled energy attack leaves a person with feelings of self- worthlessness, powerlessness and pain, a true indicator of a slippery path to destruction of everyone directly involved.
Be accountable for what you say, and present, to your loved ones this week. Motivate yourself to replace old words with more elevated vocabulary choices, such as replacing victim with victor, survivor with thriver….
Your profound awareness of this can change the world
one phrase at a time!
In loving gratitude, Jillian