Escaping The Spoken Trap
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1
“Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.” Genesis 11:7
“So then, any person can be taught all languages?” Anastasia, Chapter 15 – Question by Vladimir Megre
Words. What are they? Some would opine that words and how we use them are most important. They govern how we think, limit what thoughts we can have, and therefore even what reality we can formulate in our sensory perceptions as we interpret the energies around us.Language is obviously a bridge, but can also be a huge barrier. If we “know” that the only way to communicate to another is through the use of spoken language, but we don’t speak the same language, or if the words we use have various meanings and shades of meanings, then to even attempt communication is problematical, and may even be impossible.
There have been a number of people and educational programs that have sprung up over the years that give all sorts of rules for precise and powerful communication. We’re advised that we need to learn how to use language judiciously and consciously. And so scholars research language and words, looking at the history of each word including its roots and origins. Some have even attempted to trace all language down to the one prototype original language, with the intent that if we could just recover that original language, we would recover ancient knowledge and power.But, is there something more powerful and precise than words? What underlies language?
If a person enters my space and I want to greet them, and the only way I know how to do that is by speaking, then perhaps I will utter a group of familiar sounds I have heard used in the past and say, “Hello”. Obviously, the individual sounds and the grouping of sounds have no inherent meaning, other than what I and my visitor give them. If my visitor has no knowledge of English, then the sounds that I just uttered are meaningless, and s/he will be left with trying to interpret my facial expression, my body language and any other discernible clues that might be present.Even if my visitor knows English, there are many different possible ways for me to say, “Hello”. For example, depending upon my mood, my greeting of “Hello” may be colored with boredom, surprise, exhaustion, glee, sexual innuendo, condemnation, or irritation. There are tons of various shades of these and other colors possible, and I would guess that between friends there are probably thousands of ways to say the simple word, “Hello”.
The colors within each word or phrase that we might use depend greatly on other factors such as our facial expression, our posture, our tones and our gestures. Notice however that, beyond the utterance of sounds, all this associated coloring is really an attempt to help communicate information via energy.We’re encouraged to use words from a very early age by eager parents who want to hear the sounds of “Mama and Papa”. From this base we grow up and mature with words, and are told that much of our future success depends up our ability to talk and to write words convincingly.We never even question, because this entire training program began with our loved ones programming us as young infants when we spent the majority of our time in unquestioning Theta.
But the utterance of sounds – the usage of words themselves – is the trap. Words – phrases – sentences, paragraphs, articles, books, volumes, libraries – are very limited in what information can be transmitted and overall accuracy. Whether you read a novel by Pushkin, a book by Aristotle, ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, or this month’s issue of a national publication – do you really know what is being said? Perhaps by the reading you get an inkling or an idea of the meaning, but are your conclusions accurate?
Back in the eighties I had the good fortune to work with a group of folks alongside an American Indian Medicine Man. Using accepted societal mores and standards, what we were learning and doing was impossible. And yet I witness and participated in miracle after miracle.
What was interesting to my questioning mind was that none of these miracles could be reduced down to words. If I asked someone how they just accomplished a miracle and how did they know what to do at the critical point, they would try to honestly answer me, but it always ended up sounding like gibberish. For example, they might say something like, “Well, I was standing there and I didn’t know what to do, but all of a sudden a wave of knowingness washed over me… or maybe it came from inside of me… or… I don’t know but I just knew what I had to do and I even though I didn’t know what the outcome would be, still I trusted and did what I knew I should do.”
Does that answer sound like gibberish or what? And that was my key that something very real had happened.
Words are incapable of transmitting real knowledge. That is why we have always been encouraged to use them – it keeps us in their trap of darkness.
So let’s consider the question, “Is there a way to communicate information without using words?” Because if we learn those ways, then perhaps we can spread our wings and fly forever free.
Anastasia, the Siberian recluse, tells a cute story of her life as a small child. Her great grandfather would greet her every day in exactly the same manner by bowing, bending down, holding out his hand, shaking her hand and finally kissing her hand before saying, “Hello Anastasia”. After doing this same routine for some time, one day her great grandfather, after kissing her hand, said something unintelligible. Then he said something else that made no sense. Little Anastasia was confused and asked her great grandfather if he had forgotten what to say. He replied that he did forget, and then he stood up and repeated the entire sequence, except at the end his lips were moving but no sound came out. Little Anastasia thought maybe she should give him a gentle reminder, and so she said, “Hello Anastasia”. Her great grandfather arose, smiled and replied, “Correct!” And she knew then that her great grandfather was playing a game with her. She reports that at first this learning game was quite simple, but then became more complicated.
And what was her great grandfather teaching her but how to communicate in all languages?
The upshot of Anastasia’s training is that she can speak all languages, living or dead, terrestrial or not, humanoid or not. All she has to do is deliver the energetic nugget of information, and the receiver will translate that information inside of themselves to that which corresponds to the most precise estimation that they can envision of what she is trying to communicate.
What this all means is mind boggling.
If she was standing in front of any person ensnared within the language trap and communicating with them, their minds would see her lips move, would hear the sounds of familiar words, and would perceive her making gestures that corresponded, as closely as possible, to her actual message. And, that’s as accurate as you can be when a telepathic person tries to communicate to a person trapped in talking.
Is that real? In today’s society we have no problem acknowledging the importance and impact of nonverbal communication. And how many of us have been lied to – and knew that we were being lied to at the time? Even in our current dumbed-down state, we can perceive some of the energetic reality.
Communication is obviously a lot more than just the utterances of sounds in various order. And this fact demonstrates the exact point where communicating with technology breaks down. Yes, the phone, the computer, the internet – these are all amazing inventions. And yet trying to communicate over these mediums pales in response to a face to face meeting, even if both parties feel limited to using language during that meeting.
So it would be ideal to have face to face meetings with everyone we want to communicate with, while becoming much more aware of the energies so that spoken language would become unnecessary. But how are we going to accomplish all that?
See also from Zen: Transcending Language and the Leap of Faith