Native Language and the Language of Spirit

Communication is essential in any industry and especially so in environments that deal with health and well-being. Many of us dealing with spirituality take proper care to communicate effectively, not because a certain human word is necessary but because we know the language of Spirit is not the human language.

There are over 6,000 verbal languages spoken in the world. Most of us know how difficult it is to learn and communicate in a language other than our native tongue. We admire those who speak many languages. But yet we also see that people who speak the same language still have poor communication. Moreover, words become idle noise if body or tonal language takes over.

Effective communication in regard to spirituality and its therapeutic properties isn’t a matter of becoming bilingual in the common sense of the word. It’s a matter of using the human language, no matter what dialect, to relay the spiritual meaning.

The language of Spirit is unseen and unheard by the physical senses. The pure language of Spirit has been taught and learned through parables, stories, art, dissertations, yoga, and so on. To neglect this fact is to miscommunicate. To insist on using a particular human language or set of words is to kill the spirit with the letter.

In whatever spiritual path we are studying and practicing, do not be surprised if positive results taper off when we cling to words attached to physical or human perceptions. We must adapt to Spirit and this is accomplished with signs following, even the signs of new words or different wordings, actions, or tones infused with love.

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