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THE POWER OF THE TONGUE

by Mary Frances Hansen

Words we speak have such an affect on others. They can either lift someone up or tear them down. We are to bring out the best in people and make them feel good about themselves. The tongue is one of the most powerful organs in our body. We must choose our words wisely when we speak. “Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, and to humble.” Anonymous


When we speak unkind harsh words they are like a loaded gun, once you shoot the bullet you can't take it back. Our tongue has no bones, but it is strong enough to break someone's heart and reckless words pierces like a sword. We must be careful what we say and how we say it. Harsh words can break the spirit of friends, family, co-workers and even your animals. Harsh words can actually break a person's heart.


Encouragement comes from spoken words and so does discouragement. When we speak harsh words it can have a profound effect on others. Words create actions good and bad. My grandmother Sollie use to say, “It’s easy to love the lovely, but it's hard to love the unlovely. We may not like a person's ways, but we must be kind and love them unconditionally as God loves us.”


I have copied the following that is fascinating and most interesting:


Japanese scientist, Masaru Emoto performed some of the most fascinating experiments on the effect that words have on energy in the 1990’s. When frozen, water that’s free from all impurities will form beautiful ice crystals that look exactly like snowflakes under a microscope. Water that’s polluted, or has additives like fluoride, will freeze without forming crystals. In his experiments, Emoto poured pure water into vials labeled with negative phrases like “I hate you” or “fear.” After 24 hours, the water was frozen, and no longer crystallized under the microscope: It yielded gray, misshapen clumps instead of beautiful lace-like crystals. In contrast, Emoto placed labels that said things like “I Love You,” or “Peace” on vials of polluted water, and after 24 hours, they produced gleaming, perfectly hexagonal crystals. Emoto’s experiments proved that energy generated by positive or negative words can actually change the physical structure of an object. The results of his experiments were detailed in a series of books beginning with The Hidden Messages in Water, where you can see the astounding before and after photos of these incredible water crystals.


When we speak kind and positive words, they create feelings of compassion and a sense of connection. These feelings will produce Oxytocin. Great quote by Brene Brown, (Author of five #l New York Sellers) “Connection is the energy that exists between people when they feel, seem heard and valued.” In my research about the hormone Oxytocin, I learned it will produce warm and fuzzy feelings. It may even help lower stress and anxiety. It has the power to regulate our emotional responses and our social behaviors. Mother Teresa says, “Kind words can be short and easy to speak.”


Quote from the Bible, “Kind words are like honey sweet and healthy for the body.” Speaking kind words can change the attitude of a person. Being kind not only has an affect on others, but it has a positive impact on yourself as well. “Use your voice for kindness, your ears for compassion, and your hands for charity.” Anonymous


Stay Strong, Stay Safe and Keep the Faith!


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