January 30, 2014

‘Vak It’: Words to Change Your Life. ~ Shivani Howe

If we realized the amount of power we yield as a humans, that every word we ever think, let alone speak, forms ripples that create our reality, hopefully, we would stop talking the amount of garbage that we do.

Our 3D reality birth is through the portal of the Swadhisthana chakra. It is through the waters that we come screaming into this world. Swadhisthana is the home of emotion, the right to feel. These feelings, conscious and unconscious, are the waves upon which we filter our perception of reality; being highly emotional, leads to big waves.

No one can see the clear picture of the reflected moon when the water is too choppy. Embodying equanimity and transcending the pull of emotional reactions allows the water to calm.

This does not mean we do not have emotions, or express them, it means we allow them to flow from the perspective of the witness. This enables us to clearly see the reflection of the moon (the mind) and accurately discern this 3D reality we are born into.

It is our identification of these emotions as real that creates the waves that distorts our perception of truth and makes our reality.

Swadhisthana has a twin, a mirror—Vishuddhi chakra, the throat, which is the portal into the 5D reality. All portals reflect one another.

This is why the practice of mantra is so important. Mantra purifies and refines the frequencies of the mind, through the portal of words, both mentally and verbally, which in turn purifies the portal of the emotions. It’s as though the Sanskrit words used in mantra are a flush of clean steam, that then condense into water and aid in the purification of our emotions.  What is happening in one centre of perception is mirrored in the other.

Vak, translated as ‘fine speech’, is the boon to be able to speak things into manifestation. That means: what you speak, you manifest.

The higher frequency of vibration you can embody the faster and clearer your words will manifest. This is why so often yogic masters say something, and boom, there it is! For those of us who not embody that higher frequency, it still happens (but luckily) with less punch, and more time delays. It is extremely important however to well work the muscle of speech-manifestation, before you get to the mastery stage.

As I write this, I am frustrated that we choose to be so careless with our words. We profess unconditional love, rainbows and intentions in one sentence, only to spew how we hate someone we have never met in the next. We use our language passive aggressively, thinking that it is non violent.

I disagree—it is violent.

Here are some “key” words to avoid when we choose to more consciously communicate at higher vibrations.

Over time I have watched my own experience of matching my choice of words, with the filter of my feelings at that time.

Upon reflection, if I’m upset, even though I may seem happy to the outside world, my words reflect the true perspective I’m functioning from.

We never speak violently to ourselves or others when we are in a true state of love.

1. Should.

Anytime you feel the need to say to yourself or someone else that they “should” be doing something…stop and ask yourself, “Who am I to proclaim that someone should do something? Can I see their karma? Their dharma? Do I fully understand why the other person is acting in this way? Am I coming from a place of judgment to the current situation?” Chances are, if you really do understand and see a situation from a high vibration perspective, should won’t be how you phrase your advice. If you need to use should you may benefit by checking your own motives.

2. Just.

Just is a word people like to describe one thing, and one thing only; their own discontentment. When manipura chakra is out of balance, and discontentment is clouding how we see the current moment, not as the gift it is, (that’s why it’s called the present) but as something less than perfect, then we come to just. For example “if I could just have this, I would be happy” “If you could just stop doing that I wouldn’t get so angry”  Just means you’re not looking at your own part in your discontentment, instead you are trying to project it onto something outside of yourself.

3. Struggle.

So many people describe their situation as “I’m struggling with…” and my answer is always the same. “Well of course you are…” If your perspective is that you’re struggling, then there’s little hope. Struggling is like drowning, you’re all but given up and you’re looking for someone else to swoop in and save you.

What if, instead of struggling, you were challenged? To be challenged by a situation that is causing you discomfort, means you have not given up. It means you’re rolling up your sleeves and you’re going for it. There’s success, a transformation, an opening within reach. Changing this one little word, from struggle to challenge is a small and easy way to shift an overwhelming problem into an opportunity for growth.

4. Can’t.

It’s simple, if you say you can’t, then you won’t. Evolution does not happen if you don’t get out of your own way and be open to ‘what if?’ Can’t stops the flow of energy regardless what the topic is. “I can’t understand” at a higher vibration becomes “I would like to understand but its challenging me”. “I can’t do that” becomes “I don’t currently see how that would work, but I’m open to possibilities”.

5. But.

A lot of manifestation and communication is about flow. Flow is something you might not always be able to see, but every word you say definitely guides, aids or hinders the process. In a conversation saying but completely negates whatever the other person has just said, and implies that you are right. Many times it has the air of: “I’m not actually digesting or hearing what you’re saying, because I want to put my opinion to you again so you can agree”.

When we turn “but” into “and”, there is flow. And, does not negate what has already been offered, it simply adds and offers more, or something different into the mix so the flow can continue.

6. Suffer.

Pain is a part of life, suffering is optional. To speak about yourself as suffering will only prolong the experience deemed unpleasant. “I’m suffering from a cold” says that it’s you against the cold and the cold is winning. But what if a cold was a gift of purification for higher knowledge? (the sinuses – ajna chakra) Would you interact with the experience differently? Yes, you may be uncomfortable, but to suffer, is to miss the point.

If we are interested in evolving, then we need to up our game, not just on our yoga mat, but in our life.

We need to be able to give ourselves every opportunity to bring in and embody as much light as possible. To bring more awareness to the words we speak, and to speak what we truly want to manifest, will allow us to make leaps and bounds towards embodying the beings we truly are. Amazing.

Watch how you feel and own how you feel. Don’t project it to be someone else’s problem. Manifest the life you want with your thoughts and  From this place speak your truth.Your reality will change, like magic.

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