Speaking My Soul
by Robin L. Silverman
I once heard the saying that you could only be sure of
two things in life: death and taxes. But when it comes
to living soulfully, I can add a third: what you speak
is what you get.
Iíve become very aware of the words escaping my
mouth each day, because Iíve discovered that my soul
speaks not only to me but through me. I am
literally its voice in the world, a responsibility that
has become more obvious to me as Iíve aged. Why now?
Because my soul uses my body to do its talking, and
lately, itís been turning up the volume.
Medical intuitive Carolyn Myss points out that our
biography becomes our biology. So when I feel that
someone is a "pain in the neck," that will be
the day that I have to call the massage therapist. Or
when I feel that I have "the weight of the world on
my shoulders," Iíll curse the scale, even though
my dietís stayed the same. My soul knows that all
negative judgments and lingering discontentment hurt me,
the world I live in and the greater universe. So
whenever I speak words that disallow the freedom, growth
or joy that my soul wants for me and everyone else, I
know I will have biological hell to pay.
Conversely, whenever I speak words that are honest,
constructive and happy, my soul rejoices. Not only do I
feel good physically, but everything seems to magically
fall into place with very little effort, frustration or
strain. This is because words broadcast invisible sound
vibrations into our little corners of the universe. Like
magnets, they attract people and circumstances that
match them in tone, character and intensity. When my
soul is at peace, my world is at peace; not the other
Soulful living demands that I remain awake and aware
of the life inside my physical form and around it. I no
longer think about coping with life. Instead, I think of
caressing it with words of praise,
gratitude and wonder. When I do, something wonderful
always happens: my life is filled with peace and
pleasure on many levels.
So what does my soul do with trouble, anger and
discord? It has taught me to choose my words very, very
carefully. I slow down and truly think about what I am
saying. My soul does not like being a victim, so if
words of blame, shame or ill-gotten gains start
escaping, it will quickly let me know by how I feel or
what I get that Iím headed down a soul-stifling path.
I try to talk less and listen more, not only to what my
soul has to say, but what Iím hearing and sensing
around me. When I do speak, I try to use words that are
empowering. And when the heat is simply too high to do
anything but boil over, I have found that a sincere
apology is soul-satisfying.
And when it comes to writing this article for
Soulfulliving.comís anniversary, I will simply use
these words: Congratulations, Valerie. You are the
master chef of soul-food! From the heart of my soul and
the soul of my heart, thank you for making us all a
little wiser, more worldly and welcoming.
© Copyright 2003 Robin L.
Silverman. All Rights Reserved.
Robin L. Silverman helps
individuals and businesses create the future they want by focusing
the power of their inner brilliance on the results they desire. She
is the author of the new book, "Something Wonderful is About to
Happen" and "The Ten Gifts." In addition, she
speaks on topics like, "Get the Monkey Off Your Back" and
"Decluttering Your Communications."
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