Words carry a vibration. Sounds also have a vibration. As such, our ability as human beings to use our voices to communicate and to express is one of the most powerful gifts we have been given.

So the question, then, is are you using your voice? So many of us don’t express what we’re really feeling. We don’t share our stories, our ideas, or our insights out of fear of being criticized or ridiculed. The person who loves to sing but doesn’t do so in public to avoid scrutiny is all too common in this world. This is equally true of the many who are not expressing their truth and sharing their creative gifts because they are waiting for permission to do so or do not consider themselves worthy.

On the other side of the coin, there are many occasions in which voices are being misused. Seen from this perspective, the most important question is not whether or not we are using our voices, but how are we using them?

I’m a singer, a writer, and I also work one-on-one with clients as a mentor. I use my voice a lot (literally), and, lately, I’ve been using it so much that it’s a little worn out. I saw my doctor today, and he told me that my vocal chords are not in any great danger of permanent damage, but that it’s clear that I need some rest. As much as this prescription was initially challenging for me to accept, as I have surrendered to it, it has immediately given me a new awareness that’s been very enlightening.

For the first time in a long time, I have to use my voice discerningly.

Every time I find myself wanting to speak, I’m asking myself if what I’m about to say is really necessary. Beyond being necessary, I’ve been asking myself if it’s doing any good.

As I practice this higher level of discernment and learn to use my voice to communicate with a purpose, I’m seeing that complaining, blaming, criticizing, and other such low vibration forms of expression are expendable. Bearing in mind that what applies to the spoken word applies equally to the written word and to my internal dialogue, this has been greatly impacting how I view my thoughts, not to mention my Facebook updates, tweets, and virtually all choices around the communication that I’m generating.

When we consider that all life on the planet, in its most broken down form, is energy and combine this knowledge with the fact that our thoughts, our emotions, our words, and all our communications carry energy, a new perspective emerges and new questions follow.

What energy am I contributing to my surroundings and to the global atmosphere with my thoughts and emotions? Am I choosing my words purposefully, or am I just speaking for the sake of it? What is the energy behind this statement I’m making? What is the energy behind my chosen means of self-expression? Is it loving? Is it inspiring? Or is it resentful? Or perhaps angry? Is it healing or hurting? Is it cleansing or toxic?

In this time of great transformation in our state of consciousness as a species, in this time of heightened awareness around the connection between physical and spiritual, between mind, body, and spirit, let us not neglect to bring awareness to how we use our voices. Let us communicate and express ourselves from a place of peace, from a place of love, and with the highest intentions. Let us practice discernment in what we say and how we say it, in the thoughts we carry, and in the emotions we harbor. Most of all, let us use our voices for good, to lift each other up, to encourage, to inspire, to heal, to make peace, to spread love, and to raise the vibration of the planet.

Much love,

Chris Assaad is a man on a mission with an unwavering commitment to spreading Peace, Love, and Inspiration around the globe. Chris is a singer/songwriter and inspirational artist from Toronto who left a promising career in law several years ago to pursue his dream of a career in music. Since then, Chris has been actively using his voice to enCOURAGE others to follow their dreams, express their creativity and live life to the fullest.

You can listen to and download Chris’s latest release “Into The Light” for FREE here and find him on Facebook or Twitter.

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