We all use them, some are more eloquent then others. Some use big complicated ones, others plain and simple ones. They come in all different shapes and sizes. They are the everyday; thousands are exchanged daily and oh Goddess they are powerfully magical. I am of course talking about words.
“Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it.” — Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II
As a child I was told by my grandmother: “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all!” Oh how I wish I could abide by this truly respectable saying! We use thousands of words daily, do we realised truly how powerful they are? Words like love, friendship, hate and anxiety, what a different outcome each of these words have on the speaker and the receiver.
As a witch, I take words extremely seriously. Words have power in them; a spell is often cast by simply thinking or it speaking it out loud. Ever told someone that they’re beautiful and found out later that that person was considering starving themselves because they’ve been told they’re too fat? Ever told someone you hate their guts, only to find out later something bad had befallen them? Ever told someone they are talented, and watched them grow creativity into a success in their desired field? You don’t think of these things as magic, but they do have magical results… don’t you think? It is the simplest of magical behaviours. By letting someone know that you believe in them, that you have added your desire for their success to theirs you have just strengthened the blessings in that person's life.
If will power, intention, belief and the power of words are mixed together in the great cauldron mixing pot you’ll be surprised what happens! Once you enter the magical realm, you enter your magical place, your mind space, and suddenly every word is accountable. I wouldn’t suggest using them lightly, after all in my humble opinion spell casting is nothing more than making a deep felt wish and releasing it into the universe with all your minds power behind it.
The magic of words is what helps us all to survive; they can give us comfort, and feeds us courage. Thoughtless speech on the other hand can cut us to shreds and leave soul level emotional scars. A good word can give you wings; while a mean word will be the stone around your neck. The truth about words is that they are with us even if our voice is silent… so not only do we need to be aware of what we’re saying out loud, we also need to be aware of our own self chatter.
I’ve noticed I am one of those overly humble people that always go around and hide my light under my bushel! I’ve not been doing myself any favours. Worst I’m a person that constantly doubts their own talents and or self-worth.
By saying: I could never be as good as "Name of the Person you think your-self lesser then", you have already made the conscious decision that you will never be as good as.... It will never happen, because you have already given up the fight. The universe will just quit trying to bring good things to you. I have run away from positive things in my life, just because I believed I did not deserve them or that they would turn bad somehow. I’m changing this and I implore anyone reading this to work on doing the same.
A closing thought. The next time you decide you want to say something negative, want to tear yourself or someone else verbally down. The next time you feel the urge to think a hateful thought, I ask you to first think of the consequences. What if you just cast a spell into the air? How would you feel if your wish came true?
Be careful when using words. Be kind without being a pansy. Be sure you really mean what you say and don't just speak in anger. There is Power in the use of Words!