The Power of Speech

The Power of Speech

In both spiritual circles and popular expressions, we find a number of sayings that suggest something important about our voice.

Always speak the sweet truth. Sticks and stones… Never speak ill of another. Thy word is thy bond. Honesty is the best policy. And so forth.

All of us have also been moved by a powerful voice. An orator or a singer. You may have seen voice used as transmission, as a conversation of Self with Itself. A means for Self to awaken to Itself. With some people, even to listen to a recording of their voice is powerful.

And there are the Mahavakyas, the phrases that can correct the mistake of the intellect and trigger unity.

Never underestimate the power of your voice. It can wound. It can shock. It can soothe. It can heal. It can bring joy or love. It can awaken.

How do you use your word? Do you spend your days telling stories? Are they stories about what’s wrong with your life? Are they truthful? Is this what you want?

Notice how our thoughts become our speech. What we dwell on becomes becomes our truth. We then share this.

This is not to suggest we make a mood of being truthful. Only that we observe what is coming out of our mouth and ask if that serves anyone. Does it even serve yourself?

Our voice is a gift. It’s good to remind ourselves to be mindful to speak honestly. To speak from the heart rather than mind. To speak from openness rather than constriction.

In so doing, we speak truth into being and pull the roots out of suffering. We build power into our voice rather than dissipating it in noise.

This is how the sages soothe with their very words. They speak from silence to silence. It is the nature of being to become through speech.

If you doubt this, just read Genesis. God speaks everything into being. Then God gives things names to separate them. This is name and form, vibration as the first step in becoming.

Your voice is your power create. What do you create?

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  2. Kjetil Wedervang Mathiesen

    Beautiful, David, thank you. Maharishis voice and words always reverberates very deeply in me, not least in his recording of Love and God. Such clarity and depth, together with his voice reverberation. Also the only recording I have heard of Guru Dev on the old recording of him that is on Youtube is very moving, even if the words are in another language.
    Jai Guru Dev

    1. Hi Kjetil
      Yes, he spoke deeply to me too. I had the honor of seeing him live a few times and was once given the chance to share my experiences with him. When his attention turned to me, it was like standing in a high wind. You could feel his presence outside the building.

      Guru Dev was even more potent as he’d spent years focused on Being. You could feel his presence for miles. There are stories about that, people drawn to see him from a distance just by feeling his presence.

  3. Kjetil Wedervang Mathiesen

    I remember your description of talking to him after TTC. And that you met Guru Dev in your last life. I saw Maharishi in Vlodrop in May 1993, we had TTC in Spain from January to May, and then went to Vlodrop. About 100 people on the TTC, both men and women, and both from the USA, Canada and all of Europe. I sat/stood maybe 20 meters from him, and his gaze was very powerful and commanding, what a presence. He was 75 then. The world is very fortunate to have had these two embodied, and I think TM and the TM-Sidhi program has made the difference for the world to survive.

    1. Yes, both were transformative experiences. Happily, a friend took a picture of the first, although you can barely see me. 🙂

      Ah, very nice. Such opportunities became increasingly rare. And agreed.
      The last time I saw him physically was during the 7,000 course in IA in ’83.

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