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  • Writer's pictureS. Rae

The Importance of Words

During difficult times like these, kind words and honest work, are more important than ever. The importance of words cannot be overstated, and an honest day’s work feeds the soul.


Written and spoken words can either bring laughter, or tears, depending on the intent behind the words. Words expressed from an angry, fearful point of view can destroy lives, while words spoken from a thoughtful, empathic point of view can change lives.


At any time, but especially during difficult times, it is important to talk kindly to yourself as well as others. It is important to take good care of yourself, and that can start with speaking kindly to yourself. You can eat your favorite foods, drink your favorite drinks, spoil yourself all you want, but do you speak nicely to yourself?


Before getting involved in a conversation with someone, try testing the temperature of the water by listening, or making small talk before jumping in. Think about your words before you say them, send them, or email them.


By getting a feel for what footing the other person is on, gives you a heads up before you open up completely. What you want to say, the other person may find upsetting, so testing the water is a good way to find out whether it’s a good time to open up or not.


Everyone is different, and when talking with someone in the morning that you know enjoys doing uplifting things for themselves, like exercising, and reading devotionals, you might not want to start the conversation off with current affairs. Consider keeping conversations on an uplifting side, unless something specific needs to be discussed.


Other people have their own winding down routines after a long day’s work. They may have been dealing with current affairs all day, and look forward to spending a little time with you, because you take them away from their day.


Paying attention to words and topics discussed, can be a game changer in a relationship. When you are talking with a loved one, or friend, and you put yourself in their shoes before speaking your mind, this allows communication to flow both ways, allowing the other person to feel you are engaged in the conversation and you care about what is happening in their life. When both feel they are being heard equally, then positive energy flows to the relationship.


When communicating with others that have a more negative spin on things, sometimes one word can trigger someone to speak, or behave a certain way. It can be like a different person speaking back to you, and you’re left wondering, where your friend, or family member went.


This is why paying attention to words, and the conversation, helps you carefully choose words that can help defuse difficult conversations. I go back to my grandmother’s advice, “Patience”. You will have time, hopefully, to say what you would like, or need to say.


I’ve always felt an undercurrent of life flow through me, I call it intuition. This flowing intuition has guided me when I’ve kept my ego at bay, and give in to the flow. Do I feel this flow because I am a water sign, and love all things water? Maybe. Or is it because I work my faith through Father Universe, Mother Earth, guardian angels, power and totem animals, and spirit guides? Of course it is!


Everyone is connected, and has access, to the flow of life. So when you practice shutting down the ego from its incessant chatter, you find good, inspirational, happy thoughts reside there instead. Watching the words the ego chooses to use is a great exercise in noticing the importance of words, and it gives you the opportunity to track how you feel about the way the ego talks to you.


When self-talk is negative, that is ego. When you have positive, inspirational thoughts about yourself that is your spiritual family giving you a lift up, giving you a hug. Reach out to your spiritual family every time you take a breath that is why they are there. They are a big help when learning to watch words, and becoming an amigo with your ego.


When self-talk is negative, that is ego. When you have positive, inspirational thoughts about yourself that is your spiritual family giving you a lift up, giving you a hug. Reach out to your spiritual family every time you take a breath that is why they are there. They are a big help when learning to watch words, and becoming an amigo with your ego.


It is important for people to understand the important role everyone has in life, and when you have the faith to know you have plenty of help backing you – jump in with both feet, and don’t look back! Do what is right for you, and your beliefs, and as long as your intentions are in line with your spiritual families, nothing can stop you from your dreams.


In times like these, it is best to think of how others are going to react to your choice of words. Some may look to you for a better path of conversation, a more positive path, a path to help lift them up, and help get them through their day. Let your guides help you to help them, and in turn, it helps you.


It is now more important than ever to talk slowly, to think slowly, and to try to curtail kneejerk reactions that may bring consequences you don’t want. Before releasing words from your mouth, speak slowly with others in mind. Before hitting send on that text or email, think slowly with others in mind. We are all in this together.


I make well spent time every day for work, and my animal friends, and that well spent time, gives me guilt free time for myself. We all need to love ourselves, so we may love others. We should do that as much, and as often as possible, and those are easy, loving, helpful words to say.


Carpe Diem!! Love you, word and ego watchers.



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