The Three Most Important Words in the Universe

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By Jim Porter
Photo Credit: Liz West

Messages from Water

Masaru Emoto is Japanese. You may have heard of him. He is famous for observing changes to water when water is exposed to the ‘outside’ influences of music, pictures and words.

How does he measure the resulting changes, if any? He freezes the water and examines the microscopic shapes made by its crystals.

And what does he see? Emoto says water from a pristine source, such as a mountain stream, will produce a beautiful crystalline structure when frozen; whereas water from a polluted source will produce a distorted, ‘ugly’ pattern.

Emoto also sees beauty in water exposed to a single word: “Love”. Conversely, “Hate” creates an unpleasant looking reaction in the crystals.

Question the scientific validity of these studies. But consider too that about 70% of the human body is water.

Now, how do you react if “I hate you!” is snarled at your face?

Do you contract? Is there ugliness? (Are you accepting Hate? You may try to hide your reaction.)

And how do you feel when you hear this whispered in your ear: “I love you”?

Expansive? Beautiful?

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones is a children’s rhyme and it goes like this:

Sticks and stones
May break my bones
But names will never hurt me

I recall this rhyme when I was a child. I also recall it not working – the names hurt! But when I look again at it now, I can see these three lines are full of power, just as language is full of power.

The words we hear and read have an impact on the way we think. This often happens at a subconscious level, so while the power of the word goes apparently unnoticed by the listener, it is taking root alongside all that other information stored in the brain.

If you allow the words I hate you! to take root in your brain, ask yourself what message you are conveying to your self. What will inevitably grow from that root? Something hateful?

This is why it is important to listen to and read information consciously rather than unconsciously.

Om Namah Shivaya

Sticks and Stones is a chant which, when said with absolute conviction, must hold true. Its power is contained not only in the words themselves, but also in the faith of the person uttering the words.

Put another way, you have to believe in your words if they are to have true power.

All language is a form of vibration, as is everything in this Universe. Think ‘resonance’ (with the Universe itself) when you think ‘vibration’ and you will be getting closer to understanding the power of language.

The oldest known language to man is Sanskrit, which is considered to be the very origin of language. As such, it stands to reason that the resonance of Sanskrit must be unrivalled.

There can be no other known language which resonates as purely as Sanskrit.

For this reason I posit that the three Sanskrit words which form the mantra Om Namah Shivaya are the most important in the Universe.

And the meaning of this mantra? Do look it up!

Jim Porter is a co-founder of Speekee, the world's number one Spanish language program for young children. Jim, who lives in Spain and has two bilingual children, is fascinated by the connections between thought and language. As a language teacher, his philosophy is to maintain simplicity so that students' learning is as easy as possible at all times.

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