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The power of words: creating your own reality

Brittney M. Walker | 4/13/2011, 5 p.m.

Dr. Joel Akande, a psychiatrist and author of "Flourish with the Power of Your Words, Prayers, and Works," also agrees that words have power. In fact, he personifies them and says, "Words, as living things, have 'ears to hear,' though one may not physically see these ears or the sensory organs of the words."

He writes that words are like children in the sense that they obey your desires, your commands, your thoughts, and therefore act accordingly; they manifest accordingly.

"Looking and expanding ... Jesus' quotation, '... And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life,' one can put it this way: 'the energy, emotions, creative force, event-changing power that I release from my body or instruct to act according to the way I command it, are active and are life-giving and circumstance changing."

He continues, affirming that it is important to guard your words and only speak and think what your will be done. He encourages individuals to only speak when they have positive words to say, if the words will enhance self or another.

Finally, a compelling study conducted by Masaru Emoto, Ph.D., a scientist, found that words have a visible effect on physical structures.

He produced containers of water (because every life form on the planet is made of mostly water) and attached papers with typed words to the bottles and found that words spoken near the water created vibrations and altered the water's structure, essentially creating beautiful crystals when positive words were spoken, and just the opposite when negative words were spoken.

The scientist also found that deep prayer and meditation, even spoken from afar, had power to heal polluted water and retain the positive, beneficial properties of the water.

He concluded in his findings, "Messages From Water," that both positive energy and words can be seen clearly, not only in water but also in all living things.

However, critics raise questions about his findings, saying there is not enough information to conclude such findings.

Overall, the saying, "Mind your words," can be a testament to life's outcomes, as researchers and spiritualists suggest.