The Spoken Word

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How do you listen?

What do you hear?

The truth

Or your perception of it?

How do you speak to others?

Clearly or with nuances

Which can be misunderstood?

Dear One, we ask you to reflect upon how you communicate with others. On how you receive information and on how well you understand what is being said to you. Reflect upon how important the choice of words, the tone of delivery and the openness to truth are in your daily life.

How often have you had to backtrack and restate something you just conveyed to another? Did they not hear what you said? Or did you use words that were confusing or not true to the meaning you wished to convey?

How often have you glossed over a subject due to unease, discomfort or dis-interest in pursuing it? How often have you had to apologize for words used, saying that is not what you really meant to say? Communication with the spoken word is often difficult and ineffective particularly if both parties are not fully present in the conversation.

And how uncomfortable are you with silence between you and another? Are you so uneasy with long pauses in the conversation that you fill the void with words rather than allowing the pregnant pause to continue?

Different cultures, different levels of education and different forms of colloquialism can cause much misunderstanding between those having a conversation. This is why it is helpful to be fully present while speaking with another. To ask questions for clarification and to not make assumptions that you understand what another is saying.

We have learned this in trying to communicate with you in a language we do not speak. Many of your religious texts are also meant to be read as metaphors or poetry rather than taken verbatim. Again, it depends on the culture, education and intent of the speaker or writer.

We ask you to reflect upon how well you are able to communicate with another. To honestly admit if you purposely were in-exact with your words because you were unsure of how to proceed. And if just being honest in your not knowing the answer or in how you are feeling would be a better approach.

It is so easy to just blurt out a response without taking the time to consider the truth in the words you have chosen. Verbal conversations can be difficult. Especially if one has a better grasp of words. Or if they speak at another rather than speak with another. Never allowing the other person to respond to ideas presented.

Dear One, often it is best to pay attention to how you speak and how you listen. Can you give your full attention to the conversation rather than trying to multi-task? Notice the tone of voice you use with another, for so often the truth lies in the unspoken communication rather than in the words.

Remember that the words you use are powerful and are sent out into the ethers. Once said, they cannot be retrieved. Take the time to pause and respond rather than immediately react to the words of another.

And understand also, that you can use all of your senses to glean the true meaning of what another is saying. How do they look, how do they sound? Be observant and pay attention to how they feel. Do these observations align with what they say?

For yourself as well, consider any tension you hold in your body or in your voice and whether it matches the words which you use. Pay attention, ask questions and allow the pregnant pauses to occur between you as you communicate with another.

And also understand that when we communicate with you it is often easier to show you in images, to guide with synchronicities rather than words. Or to communicate through your intuition. Never think you do not receive a response from us or that we do not listen. We know you intimately and attempt to respond to your call for help in many ways.

Be more aware of how you interact with others. Do you bring any bias into the conversation, conscious or unconscious? What assumptions do you make or expectations do you have of another? Pay attention and see how your communication skills improve.

Be present, Dear One.

Be mindful of what truly

Is being exchanged

Between you and another.

Keep your heart open

And be honest with yourself and others

With grace and compassion.

You have the capacity to do this.

Follow your heart, Dear One

And shine your brightest.

Dearest One With All of Thee.

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Join the Prayer Circle tonight, Sunday, @ 9PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time:

Send love out to this world as you join kindred souls offering up their prayers.

Keep the momentum going. Your input is needed, now more than ever.

I will add my energies to the loving thoughts you have for the world and your loved ones.

Tonight, I’ll hold space for all across this globe to open their hearts, to communicate with honesty, grace and compassion. May all allow the love within to guide their thoughts, their words and their actions. And may the suffering across this world be eased.

Connect when you can and bring change and love to this world. Understand that there is a constant stream of collective prayer circling this globe at all times.

Much gratitude and many blessings to you.

May we all hold gratitude towards the unseen world which is holding us up, keeping us strong with love.

Celine

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