Yogi it is important to keep your words in truth.
Any untruth uttered by a Yogi pollutes the atmosphere even more than that spoken by an ordinary person.
Yogi You need to be careful of your temperament, and not speak with anger, intolerance, irritation, or simply words that are fickle or scattered. Your responsibility is far more than you realize. You affect not only the people you speak to but also the elementals around you and the subtle planes where your sounds vibrate.
When the Word was pronounced, its sound followed the contours of the planet and gave forth vibrations that activated the mineral and plant kingdoms. Its vibration contains energy, and this energy is the source of life itself.Meditation A Free Guide To Self Enlightenment
Ask yourself the following:
- What is meant by sound?
- How does it affect nature?
- How does it affect animals?
- How does it affect humans?
Yogi when you speak
Sound goes forth as vibrations in the subtle worlds. It produces good or negative vibrations depending on its content. If the sound is laughter, it produces millions of vibrations that resound in positive motion.
Similarly, a sound of anger produces millions of vibrations that resound in negative motion or chaos. The subtle world contains billions of vibrations of both. Along with actions, it is these sound vibrations that cause karma.
Sound is far more effective than anyone can imagine. Just as thoughts have enormous pupation, sound also travels faster than scientists have calculated. Since the invention of radio and television, sounds that are even more penetrating, such as cell phones and cell towers, have polluted the atmosphere.
Imagine a space filled with discordant sounds flying so fast it is impossible to retain even one note. These sounds can only be moderated and lessened by the elementals that work constantly to change and clear the vibrations in the subtle worlds.
When you chant sacred sounds in a group, these vibrations help clear the chaos. Chanting AUM is very important because the vibrations have healing effects on all the planes of the subtle world, especially when AUM is chanted correctly, pronouncing the A, not just the OM, as in ahh-ohh-mmm.
Yogi your sounds can affect the physical body
When someone talks negatively about another person, not only do those negative words affect the listener but they also vibrate to the person being talked about. The vibrations of those words surround the person and penetrate his subtle body, and consequently they can affect the physical body. This may seem exaggerated to you, but it is true.
Obviously, some people are more sensitive than others to sound vibrations. They will pick up the chaos and even respond to it defensively. Such people are more telepathic and need to learn ways to prevent sound from penetrating their physical bodies.
Others can throw the vibrations off in their aura; but if they feel tired or irritated, they too can be affected. There are ways to express feelings about someone without causing sound vibrations to affect them. First, of course, it is best to talk to the person. Not only is this more direct, but the sound is taken in immediately by the person and does not linger around the subtle body.
Second, if for some reason you find it too difficult to speak directly to the person, you can say to a friend that you need to talk about someone, and then direct the sound by asking beforehand that your words stay only with you and not in any way travel to the other person. This frees you to discuss your problem with a friend, especially if you need advice on how to deal with the person in question.
Controlling the vibrations
By commanding the sounds of your words to stay with you, you are not only containing them, you are also working with controlling the vibrations that emanate from you. Always remember to keep your words grounded in truth.
As a yogi you are responsible for all the vibrations you produce and send. Think of yourself as a violin. Your sounds flow forth to others who listen to you and to the currents in the air as well as the hidden currents surrounding you. If you play the violin with skill and produce beautiful sounds, you affect others in a positive way. If, instead, you are not trained and make mistakes, you produce discordant sounds that negatively affect everyone around you.
As a violinist, it is important to moderate your playing until you are skillful enough to play beautifully. You can practice by playing in a soundproof room so others cannot hear you. Similarly, you can contain your words by envisioning the room you are in as having metal walls and commanding your words to stay only in the room. After meeting with a friend with whom you are discussing a problem you have with another person, or after meeting with the person in question, you can cleanse the room with incense or sage. If, as you talk, you are walking in nature, you need to consciously send the words to a container that you envision, and ask that the container be destroyed in the sunlight.
When you talk negatively about someone on the phone, you produce a different kind of vibration. Not only do the vibrations go to the person you’re speaking about, but they also travel through communication lines and affect the atmosphere around the planet. If you can only talk by phone, inwardly ask that the words stay in your room and also clearly imagine a bell around the phone receiver so that the person you’re speaking to can still hear you, but the vibrations will not go into the receiver.
Conscious speaking is difficult to remember and to do. It takes much practice and skill. Question yourself all the time about it. If you are with someone who doesn’t understand this, and the person needs to talk to you about someone he is having difficulty with, then it is up to you to ask inwardly that the person’s words stay in the room and not travel to the person in question.
Yogi become aware of your words
This is about awareness. The number one step is to become aware of words, of thoughts, and of actions. Awareness is the first step on the path. Higher Self Yoga is about awareness of the ego self, the lower self, and, most of all, the Higher Self. Your Higher Self is conscious of your words, thoughts, and actions, and will try to direct you in becoming more mindful of these.
When you are aware of every word you speak, you will find that you speak fewer words and the words you do speak will take on more meaning because they are carefully thought out. It doesn’t matter if you speak rapidly or slowly—what is important is the tone of voice and the words and their connotations. If your words have hidden meanings that could be interpreted adversely, then you have not thought out the proper words to speak.
Yogi choose words that are clearly defined
Words can convey many different meanings, and often the same word has two, three, or even more meanings. It’s important to have a strong enough vocabulary that you choose a word that is clearly defined, a word that can be taken in the right manner. For example, in the use of the word “good,” if you say to someone, “You have a good way of expressing yourself,” that can be taken in a number of ways. First, it can be taken literally, referring to a statement the person just made. It can also be more general, meaning the person always expresses himself in a clear and articulate way. If the person was making a negative remark, your statement could be a sarcastic reply.
The word good can also refer to what you think is good. In fact, the person could be expressing dislike or a prejudice that you agree with but others might not consider good. So this sample sentence looks literal but in fact has several interpretations.
Another example is the word “spiritual.” Someone may tell you that you are spiritual and that he likes that about you. But what does this mean? Spiritual to you may mean something totally different from the speaker’s meaning. Spiritual can denote a churchgoer, a kind person, a religious person who may or may not be spiritual, a zealot, or even someone who believes in psychic phenomena but never practices anything that would be considered spiritual.
Misinterpretation of the word
Words not only produce vibrations but also have meanings far outweighing their dictionary definitions. A word to one person may have an entirely different meaning to someone else. Therefore, it is very important to use the right word and explain what you mean by that word if there is any question of misinterpretation. This is especially true when you are in a foreign country and are engaged in conversation in a language that is not native to you.
Focus solely on what you mean to convey
Many mistakes with words have caused conflicts between peoples and nations. In the future, language will be spoken through the heart and then misinterpretation will not exist. If you think about each word you use, that would be very burdensome. Focus solely on what you mean to convey and then choose words that are simply understood. For example, you want to convey to someone that you feel he has done something that has consequences of which he is not aware.
How can you best convey this without making him feel wronged or criticized or even angry? You can say, “When you did such and such, I felt you meant well and your intentions were really fine ones. But what occurred to me was the way other people may take your actions.
For instance, another person, who isn’t aware of your true feelings, could think you are doing such and such from hidden motives. Maybe you can somehow express more of your feelings so that your intention is not misunderstood. I would be happy to help you do this.
I know it may seem odd to you, but it is important to me that you are not misunderstood.” This is a little exaggerated to show how you can make a person feel you are not being critical but, in fact, have positive feelings toward him.
So many times words are misconceived and take on new energies because of this. The energy around words can also give them new meanings. For instance, if you say, “I really care about you” to someone, and if the energy is one of caring, the person will feel it in the heart. If, instead, your statement is coming before criticizing someone, the person will feel you are going to be critical and close down.
Energy is always the predominant thing.
If someone tries to manipulate you with indirect words, you know it right away, even if the words sound correct. Tones of voice, looks, ways of moving, all of these accompany words and make them take on strong, hidden meanings.
Link with your Higher Self by connecting to your heart, and ask:
• What in my language needs to change?
• Do I use words that are unclear and misleading?
• How can I become more direct and loving in speaking?
• Is there a practice that I can do to learn to speak from the heart?
• Give me a process that will help me do all of the above.
It is important to learn the ability to mirror others. The best way to do this is to link with your Higher Self, and then ask your Higher Self to link with the other person’s Higher Self. Linking in this way each time you speak will help you to hear the person with discrimination, understanding, and knowledge of what he is really saying. Try this every time you talk to someone, and notice if there is a change in your language. If you are doing the process correctly, there should be no misunderstandings and the words should be direct and clear.
Remember Yogi keep your words in truth!