Sticks And Stones May Break Your Bones… But Words Can Do Far Greater Damage

by Deborah McInnes, Goonellabah, Australia

How many of us were told when we were young that “sticks and stones may break your bones but words will never hurt you?”. Were we taught to ignore our feelings and disregard any inner-pain as if this didn’t really exist because they were just ‘words’ and there wasn’t a bruise, break or any other obvious sign to prove these words had injured us?

I often smile at my five year old’s fascination with bruises – that we can be bleeding on the inside and yet there is no blood on the outside. How can this be?

What else could be going on inside us that we can’t always see on the outside?

Imagine if we were taught from a young age that “everything is energy and therefore everything is because of energy” – as presented by Universal Medicine? Wouldn’t that mean that words have energy as well?

Just to know this to be a possibility would go a long way in confirming what most, if not all of us, have felt at some time in our lives – that people’s words can carry just as much of a punch (if not more so, sometimes) than their physical actions.

A word can be expressed with love and yet the same word can be spoken with hate. Even the words ‘I love you’ can be spoken with true love and appreciation for another in one instance, or with the intention of pleasing, getting something, with underlying resentment, bitterness or sarcasm on another occasion.

It appears all too easy to be fooled by ‘words we want to hear’ and ‘need’ to hear, and in that we too readily overlook the energy they are coming with or the punch that they can carry.

My experience is that these energetic punches do bruise us over time and can affect the way in which we relate to all others as a result – if we have not initially discerned the energy of spoken words and how they feel to us in-truth, at the time.

Imagine the enormous healing for all of humanity to simply realise that words carry energy. Wouldn’t this go a long way to confirm what many of us perhaps already know to be true?

Wouldn’t we then be more equipped to know where someone is coming from? Know how we feel in our own body when words are spoken to us? And be far more discerning about our own energy when we express words to others?

189 thoughts on “Sticks And Stones May Break Your Bones… But Words Can Do Far Greater Damage

  1. Is it possible that crying is actually a mechanism of the body to help us let go of whatever it is that we’re sad about/ hurt by? Has anybody experienced an occasion where something has really, really hurt them, and after a good cry they have felt a surrender, a release of negative emotions and more capable to move on with their lives without being overwhelmed with thoughts and “what if’s”? Well this is energy, this is a release of overwhelming emotions which, if allowed to remain stagnant in the body become doorways for a preoccupied mind and ill health.

  2. Words can hurt us especially if we hold onto the feelings and then internalise what we have been told. As an example growing up, it was common to be called stupid by the grown-ups, roll forward 50 years only to find that those words were still in the body and playing out in my daily choices. So, to say that words do not hurt us is not exactly true.

  3. Abuse begins at the level of the tone of voice we use to mouth a word that will deliver the required vibration to the chosen target.

  4. This explains why when someone says something to you that you know is not true it makes you feel empty – because we feel the intention behind them is not loving.

  5. A physical blow is received once. It hurts yes, but we can recover from bruises, even broken bones. Emotional and mental abuse can be taken up and repeated by others – hence the prevalence of online cyber abuse, which has caused some to become very depressed, take on self-harming behaviours and even commit suicide. When will those responsible for this media abuse take responsibility? When will we as humans take responsibility for our own actins and words? We always have a choice – to harm or to heal.

  6. “It appears all too easy to be fooled by ‘words we want to hear’ and ‘need’ to hear, and in that we too readily overlook the energy they are coming with or the punch that they can carry.” These unseen energies can be felt when we are open to truly discerning, rather than hearing what we want to hear – or seeing what we want to see – and blocking out the rest. The ripple effect of hurtful words can linger on in ones mind.

  7. The evil in words that can be so easily used, it is fatal. You just need to go online to look at the abuse that is leading people to take their own lives, or the level of domestic abuse, and we can see how harmful words are being used.

  8. Our words and our tone hurt far more than physical harm at the moment I’d say. Because when you’ve got a bruise there can be support. Yet if someone was to speak to me in a disinterested/don’t care attitude which equally hurts, it’s like that isn’t seen as abuse or as harm-causing, when actually it is when we allow ourselves to be naturally sensitive.

  9. The last month or so I’ve been more aware of how someone can say something yet I can also feel they are saying something else, energetically. It’s also proven that what someone says is usually not always what is being picked up by the one receiving it. About 20 % or so are the words and the rest is how we say it. It’s quite fascinating really. Proves that we communicate with energy not with words alone.

  10. Being supported to read energy should be a foundational part of our schooling from young, before we even learn to read words on a page!

    1. I so agree Fiona. However the adult teachers aren’t aware of the importance of this and I too wasn’t aware of the importance of reading energy first until I came to listen to Universal Medicine presentations .

  11. Deborah thank you for your wonderful blog. What came up for me while I am reading your words is that we all are sensitive by nature, as otherwise we would not feel every single tone behind a spoken word. The thing is most of us are pretending to do, not feel what in truth is there as this seems a bit to confronting.

  12. We are so super tender and sensitive that just the ounce of a tone in the voice that feels unloving is not just registered but experienced as painful, as we know ourselves and everyone equally to be of pure love in essence and everything that is not of the same love is hurting our innate nature.

  13. It is so true that the words we use which either represent the truth or all that is not of truth, reveal the quality of vibration that is being aligned to in any situation. I love that this awareness is accessible to us all, to be able to navigate and respond with the truth that is needed to bring greater love to the lives we live, through developing a loving and honouring relationship with our essence, our truth within. It also brings to home the responsibility we all hold as to the quality we are living and expressing with and the impact this has on all.

  14. A word spoken in anger, resentment, or mocking energy can be recycled a thousand times in ones mind, causing immense inner damage if we accept part of it as being true even if it is not, whereas any physical damage begins to heal immediately and this process does not have as lasting of an effect. If the spoken word is a sound vibration that comes into the body of another person to be interpreted, doesn’t it make sense that the quality of that vibration (either love or not) then will have a corresponding effect on its recipient? Simple physics, really.

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