I was 5 years old in kindergarten when I heard another 5 year old kid, named Tony call me “bongo lips”. This was back in the 70’s when the thin lipped super skinny barbie doll model look was in and this little blond haired, blue-eyed 5 year old decided to make me his target. He wasn’t in our school that long actually and who knows but that he had a terrible home life where the adults in the house picked on him, but the power of those words were very strong. My mom had to spend a lot of time with me to help erase the searing of my self-image that occurred in that moment, because even if Tony had apologized and meant it, the words where definitely making me doubt my appearance and the value of my being. I mean I was 5, so a 5 year old isn’t sophisticated enough to know, if what’s being told to them is, or isn’t true; we are mostly like sponges at that age.
I was 8 years old or so, when I heard from my hula teacher and other adults in the room, “wow, that was great!”. Hula class was a comfortable space for me to be in, maybe partly because I was good at it, but also, because the words and their energy were warm and uplifting. I can’t remember ever being afraid of dancing, the way other people express shyness to dance. I’m certain the ease I experience now when going out to dance, came from those early days of hearing the right words at the right time.
So words can heal or harm us. We can hurt ourselves with our words or hurt others. If we want healing, abundance and prosperity, energetically aligning to powerful words is in our best interest.
Energetically, the aura of a person who is uttering negative words, decreases in size and strength, thereby reducing their energetic supply and negatively impacting their physical health. This is why to master the tongue and practice to abstain from the tendency to complain or gossip is important if we want our auric fields and therefore our bodies to thrive.
Of course none of us are totally perfect at using our tongue in service to all things good. So how can we reign things in? There are a few healing techniques that can restore our auric fields to fuller measure if we find ourselves engaging in the dance of negative words and tone. Two are described here and a few more will be highlighted in my workshop for September.
- OM-ing….this means to chant the sound A-U-M. The sound of AUM or OM is a universal sound that creates a resonant vibration to the All That Is, or the Source of Love. The word AMEN, however, works the same. If you felt for the vibratory rate of a person’s aura (using your hands) as they chanted either word you would feel the aura getting larger and denser. which only enhance the body’s ability to heal itself and normalize emotionally. 7-9 soundings of OM usually puts me into a better mind space even leaving me feeing physically energized. Even if you only have a small breathing mindfulness practice adding a few OM’s or Amen’s can amp your energetics up a few notches.
- Add a tune to your affirmations. In fact, I believe in singing affirmations because a tune can generate a feeling that, only saying the words could lack. It’s this feeling that goes out to enhance our auric field and thereby our mindset and physical body. This is why songs are so powerful. However, you do not need a band to come up with our own take on this principle. Simply have fun and see how it creates more space and less tension around you, your body and your words.
My ‘dancing hula’ days with the music and the words of encouragement, along with my mother’s careful attention, allowed me to have the memory of Tony calling me names, without having to have it mean anything about me. As I got older I was gifted with learning the science of intuitive energy healing work and have been using OM and other sacred sounds for the last 17 years to the health and benefit of myself and clients.
But why are we prone to hurt ourselves and others with our words and how can we rectify and shift our tendencies? This is a topic I will cover in September’s workshop, “The Power of Words to Inform Your Energy”, on Sept 18th. Come with curiosity and an open heart and leave with a feeling of lightness and clarity.