Part 5- Conscious Words
Being that this weeks post is on "words", let's take a moment to reflect on our key word for this series, here.
Conscious- 1.Aware of one's own existence, sensations, thoughts, surroundings, etc. 2. Fully aware of or senstitive to something. Aware of what one is doing.3. Keenly aware; fully appreciating the importance of something. 4. Having mental faculties not dulled by sleep, faintness, or stupor. AWAKE is the perfect synonym for the word Conscious.
Now that we have a better understanding of what we have been talking about- being Conscious of ourselves; Let's begin taking a look a little closer now.
This is where the New Age term "being awake" is coming from. All the channelled messages we read from the Heaven's continually tell us to "wake up". What they are attempting to convey to us is to live fully conscious of everything we do, say, think and feel.
The Angels tell us to "let go". They tell us to not be concerned with the doings or failure to do of others. This is not because we shouldn't care, but because we can not begin to fully understand the motives of others until we first begin to fully understand our own motives.
So, today, we are looking at our own words. It has been said that women typically speak on average about 20,000 words/day; men- about 7-10,000. I'm not sure of the why's, but us women do seem to have an overwhelming drive to actually speak every word that passes through our minds. And trust me, men, we still leave much left unsaid.
For myself, the more I work on consciously living in my own life, (yes, I have to work at it also. It is not easy, but nothing worth doing ever comes easy.) I have noticed that it is more about being able to process my thoughts, not so much about needing someone else to hear the words and respond. If you find that this is your primary reason, as well; I recommend journaling your words or using a recorder. This way, your thoughts, words, and processing of them remain unpolluted by the opinion of others.
Being "conscious" of our words does not mean to simply "know" that you are saying them, but more importantly, why. What is your underlying purpose for the words you say at any given moment?
I tell my children all the time to "Think before you speak." and "If you can't say anything nice right now, then wait and speak when you can." I have been trying to teach them this for many years and will continue to remind them of it for many more years to come.
Once I really began working on my thoughts and spoken words, I noticed my mind actually begin to clear. It was as if someone walked into the attic and began cleaning all the dust and cobwebs. The window has been cleaned so that now the "light" can shine in and illuminate the remaining junk and debris, so that it may be cleaned as well. I even find myself many days sitting with a blank mind, which is something that I have never had before. It feels nice to not have to have some sort of random thoughts constantly eating away at mental energy that is best used for other things. Now, I have much more constructive thoughts and words. My mind does not feel scattered with thoughts running everywhere. I'm real sure the people I speak with on a daily basis are much more pleased now that my words are more constructive and less of them. Now when I speak, mostly my words are well constructed and I am able to articulate my "real" thoughts more effectively. Keep in mind, I do struggle working on it daily. It is not something that comes easy for me or really anyone. However, it is well worth practicing daily.
Try this excercise for a week:
With whole-hearted effort, you can do this!
Think for a moment about all the useless gossip we all have been involved with at one time or another. Whether it was us that spoke the gossip or whether it was about us. How much of it has ever really been true? Did you really feel any better by repeating it? Do you think it makes the person spoken of feel any better?
The next time you find yourself involved in any way in this action of words, remember this--- We are here to help lift up our brothers and sisters. Not bring them down. We don't lift them up by "telling" them that they are wrong. We don't have to say one word to anyone. We simply have to let our own "light" shine. We show love, understanding and acceptance. That's it. Nothing more.
So for a week, work on speaking less- unless it truly comes from love and understanding. Also, work on simply showing love and acceptance to everyone you meet. You will be truly amazed at what you learn about yourself when you stop focusing on everyone else.
You do not need to understand the motives of others, but you do have a great need to be fully conscious in understanding your own motives.
I will end this week by saying this also; Sometimes, we think we tell people certain things from a place of love, when it is simply another way of attempting to control what they do- for their own best interest. How do you KNOW it's for their own best interest? Sometimes, it is necessary for a person to do something that others see as a mistake, simply so that person can learn, so their soul can grow. Is it really a mistake in that case? Please do not attempt to hinder another's growth by attempting to control them in any way. Work on "you" while simply loving and accepting others. Allow others to do the same. In everything, create Love!
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