Thoughts, Energy, and Language

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“All of nature begins to whisper its secrets to us through sounds. Sounds that were previously incomprehensible to our soul now become the meaningful language of nature” 

—Rudolf Steiner

Thought, energy, and language connect together in intricate ways. Sounds and language express thoughts. The thoughts we think and the words we use can impact our world. Our words carry vibrational frequency, as well as a creative force. Our thoughts and words co-create our reality. “Everything is created twice,” first through thought, and then in physical reality. Everything you have ever held, used, or seen was first a thought, before finding its way into the physical realm. Therefore, all expressed language, whether through self-talk or conversation with others, co-creates your destiny. Language, used intentionally and mindfully, enhances our ability to access and develop our intuitive and psychic awareness. Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky believed speech and thought were separate in the early stages of human development. 

Today, researchers agree that very young children go through a period of prelinguistic thought. A child will have thoughts but no words to express them. The connection to thought and language develops through the cognitive stages of a child’s development. As a child develops, he or she constructs meaningful words. A sound without meaning does not qualify as a word, yet each sound carries a vibration ranging from high to low. The lower the frequency, the “heavier” the energy it carries. The lighter the frequency, the lighter the energy. Sanskrit, a precise and unambiguous language more than 3,500 years old, has been called “the language of sound.” The word “Sanskrit” means “language brought to formal perfection.” When scientists at NASA worked on creating a precise artificial language suitable for their computers, they found Sanskrit to be the only completely unambiguous human language. Scientists learned that Sanskrit words carry remarkable power in the energy/vibrational field. 

Nigel Stanford, a modern-day musician, works with “cymatics” (the science of visualizing audio frequencies) and makes sound visible. It’s fascinating to watch and you’ll never doubt the power of sound frequencies again. Words are sounds and all sounds have an inherent power through their frequency. Word frequencies vibrate from low to high. Lower frequency sounds and words vibrate in the emotional realm of fear, regret, blame, guilt, hopelessness, grief,  and despair. When a person expresses and feels such emotions, it’s reflected in their language. Phrases such as: “I wish I had,” or “If only I hadn’t,” carry the emotion and frequency of shame and regret, vibrating at lower frequencies of the energy spectrum. Continued and prolonged use of these phrases, habituates the experiences and generates more experiences that also vibrationally match those words and feelings. With time, this can cause bodily illness, as well as disturbing the mind. Notice your own body whenever you articulate these, or similar, phrases. See what happens to your physiology.

Moving up the emotional frequency scale we find anger, resentment, anxiety, pain, hate, hostility, and boredom. Expressed verbally, these emotions attract more of the same. And so we encounter “Murphy’s Law.”

By contrast, higher-frequency emotions and words—such as, happy, cheerful, thankful, grateful, merry, effervescent, love, peace, and joy— produce a subtle, but noticeable and immediate shift in your energy. Try it for yourself: Speak or read those words and notice the difference in how you feel. As you begin to incorporate more of these words in your conversations you will vibrate at a higher emotional frequency and your experiences will match these levels. Some people call it “the law of frequency and vibration.”

Here’s an exercise you can do right now that will help you notice how conversations affect you. Think back to some of the conversations you’ve had today. Notice if any of these things happened to you and when: 

1. You got tired or even exhausted after spending time with someone.

2. You felt or sensed an immediate dislike for someone.

3. You felt excited and energized in someone’s presence. 

Reflect on your conversations. Reflect on your word choices. Do you notice a strong correlation between these? Start to notice the connections between word choices and emotions. The more you do this exercise the more skilled you’ll become at identifying and joining in conversations that empower you and others to take action. Empowering conversations raises your emotional frequency. You’ll feel better. You’ll even look better. Your posture and physiology change. With practice, you can consciously direct and redirect conversations so that everyone feels better just by choosing to use higher frequency words.

Language awareness enhances our ability to develop intuitive and psychic abilities. We learn that what we speak truly “matters” in the literal sense of the word; we understand how each word carries and expresses a creative force. That’s why we need to use language responsibly—by paying attention to our communications and to the importance words have in our lives. 

Remember the old saying, “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words will never hurt me?” Interviews conducted with emotionally and physically abused children tell a different story. Words impact us. They carry enough power to influence us throughout a lifetime. Powerful orators, politicians, and advertisers know and make use of this. It’s important, then, to pay attention to the power of words—our own and others.

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