Question: How would we better use the power of the word? We are ascended master students, and we use words every day, most of the time without thinking about the consequences of them. Could the Masters give us some advice about how to better use this powerful instrument in our efforts to improve ourselves and the outcome of our communication? And what is the value of silence as an attitude for students?
Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given at the 2020 Webinar for the Liberation of Women.
Well, we have of course giving you these tools called invocations and decrees because they are an expression of the power of the spoken word. There is tremendous power in your voice because when you speak something, you make it more physical than when you feel it or think it. When you transfer this to the process of your daily communication, it is obvious too that you can think something, you can have certain feelings, but when you say it, you make it much more physical.
And of course, when you say something, you are also directing a certain energy out through the words that you are directing at other people. Obviously, as ascended master students, you want to take a look at how you communicate and you want to avoid speaking with a charge of very heavy fear based emotions, such as anger, or blame, or irritability, or any other of these lower emotions. You want to avoid that, to the greatest extent possible. However, here is where we have a difference between what we have given you in this dispensation and most other spiritual teachings.
You can find many spiritual teachings that say you should not speak in anger. But how are you supposed to stop speaking in anger? There are people who have gained some success by forcefully suppressing their anger and making a very firm determination, never to speak out in anger. But if the anger is still there, then there is always the risk that it can spill over. What we have given you in this dispensation is the teachings about the separate selves. And you can use that teaching, if you feel that you speak out in inharmonious ways, to uncover these separate selves, see what is behind it, and then let the self die so you have resolved it. That is then the better way to avoid misusing the power of the spoken word, making karma through it.
What you can come to when you resolve these selves is a point where, as we have said before, you have depersonalized your life, so that you do not take situations personally, you do not take what other people do personally. And therefore, you can avoid responding with anger or negativity in any way, and you can therefore, speak in a constructive way. Now, you will see if you go to certain spiritual movements that there are some people who have developed this habit of speaking very calmly and softly, never raising their voice, always speaking with an even voice. I know I am making a little bit fun of this, but you get my drift. There are certain people that talk a certain way and they consider this spiritual.
But that is not actually what I am encouraging. Speak naturally, let it flow, let there be emotion in your voice, but it is not a fear based negative emotion, you are speaking to encourage people. You do not encourage people by talking in this even tone of voice. You encourage people by allowing there to be a certain enthusiasm in your voice, a certain joy in your voice, a certain upliftment in your voice.
Basically the teaching is, as it almost always is, resolve the selves and you will solve the problem. You will then learn to speak in a more natural, positive way, as you grow higher on the path, your I Am Presence or even ascended masters and the Holy Spirit can flow through your speech and therefore have more of an impact on uplifting other people.
You will also find that once you can overcome this tendency to speak with a strained, tense voice or an angry voice, you will get a whole different reaction from people. If you can speak without these fear based emotions charging your voice, then you can often say things to people, and they will not respond negatively. Whereas if you said the same words with a fear based charge of emotions, they would respond negatively. Why is that? There are so many times where you see situations, including situations between men and women, where, for example, a woman feels that her husband is doing something he shouldn’t be doing. But she doesn’t really want to say it so she is hoping he will stop by himself. Or she may drop a hint here or a hint there, but he does not stop so irritation starts building in her, and after a time, the irritation gets so intense that she has to say it. She says something to him about what he is doing, but she now has an irritated charge to what she is saying. And he responds very negatively, gets angry, storms out of the room and she is sitting back wondering: “What went wrong here? I know what I said was perfectly true and perfectly rational and logical. There was nothing wrong with the words. Why did he react that way?”
Well he did not react to the words because he did not really take in words. He reacted to the tone of voice, to the emotional charge and he got upset by this emotional charge, because it created a reaction in his emotional body. That meant that he could never actually consider the words with his mental mind and therefore see that they were reasonable enough. You will find that the more you can take this tension out of your voice, the more free you will be to communicate and the more positive of a reaction you will get from other people.
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