Dreaming of Moshiach

Monday, June 25, 2007

Power of Words

Each word, in every language, is a living entity. King David, zs'l, in Psalm 34 says, “Who is the man who desires life, loves days to see good? Guard your tongue from evil, and your lips from deceit.” Why does King David say that life and goodness depend on proper speech? He wanted to convey to us the importance of concern for the well being of others. This means that people should be careful even about what they say of others, taking care not to harm anyone through something they say.

The Talmud Yerushalmi writes that the act of learning Torah is the greatest of all of the commandments, and, corresponding to that, the transgression of speaking ill of others is the worst of sins.

The Divine Presence departs as a result of our wrongdoing, the misuse of speech, the sin of “lashon hara”. Negative speech, speech that can potentially create divisiveness chases Hashem away! No one needs to be convinced of the problems people cause through negative speech. We probably all remember the time we wished we had not said something.

Speech reflects our attitudes and is such a powerful tool. Words, more than anything else, affects our homes, our families, our entire environment and our well being. A negative word causes destruction while a positive word has the power to bring peace to the world.

The Ben Ish Chai, zs'l, says that a tremendeous segula for health is before drinking water, say "El Na Refana La".

Research From Dr. Masaru Emoto, says that human thoughts are directed at water resulting water crystals to be beautiful or ugly depending upon whether the thoughts were positive or negative. Emoto claims this can be achieved through prayer, music or by attaching written words to a container of water.




והיה השם למלך על כל הארץ, ביום ההוא יהיה השם אחד - ושמו אחד ישתבח שמו לעד לנצח נצחים בכל העולמות Blessed is His name for eternity in all worlds אין עוד מלבדו