Words are like arrows
You Never Can Tell
You never can tell when you send a word,
Like an arrow shot from a bow
By an archer blind, be it cruel or kind,
Just where it may chance to go.
It may pierce the breast of your dearest friend,
Tipped with its poison or balm,
To a stranger’s heart in life’s great mart,
It may carry its pain or its calm.
You never can tell when you do an act
Just what the result will be;
But with every deed you are sowing a seed,
Though the harvest you may not see.
Each kindly act is an acorn dropped
In God’s productive soil
You may not know, but the tree shall grow,
With shelter for those who toil.
You never can tell what your thoughts will do,
In bringing you hate or love;
For thoughts are things, and their airy wings
Are swifter than carrier doves.
They follow the law of the universe –
Each thing must create its kind,
And they speed o’er the track to bring you back
Whatever went out from your mind.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1850-1919
This is a very interesting poem that touches on several things. Remember thoughts are things they become manifested as words, word are sent out and become deeds and deeds become history.
Words are like arrows so easy to send forth and impossible to retrieve while in flight. Some people do not fully realize the power of words; they can both harm or heal another’s psyche. And there are others that know full well the power of words and purposely use them to cause hate, mistrust, confusion and doubt. Therefore Ms Wilcox is talking about being aware of the impact of our words for they have the ability to lift one up or tear one down. This teaches us two things, awareness of our thought process and the impacts of our words have on others.
The second stanza teaches the cause/effect of our words and since words can lead to actions it also is a reminder of the cause/effect of our actions. Both my training and my own observation of life I have realize that everything that we experience is the manifestations of our thoughts, words and deeds.
The last stanza Ms Wilcox talks about Universal Law, the three most related to her poem would be the Law of Attraction, the Law of Manifestation, and the Law of Cause/Effect. The Law of Attraction and the Law of Manifestation are very closely related, since they bring about the conditions and events of our lives.
The Law of Attraction basic principle is this: Whatever you focus on expands. In other words, think positive thoughts and you attract positive things into your life. The problem is that it works in reverse too. Worry and you get more to worry about. If you think something bad will happen and worry about it, then that bad thing will happen.
The Law of Manifestation basic principle is that we can manifest things in our life but the thought patterns that we send out.
Both the Law of Attraction and the Law of Manifestation are examples of the Law of Cause and Effect in that our thoughts are causes which have been manifested thus effecting our reality.
Everything in the universe is energy, including us, and that energy moves in a circular fashion. At the microscopic level, we are a whirling mass of electrons and energy atoms spinning rapidly. In fact, everything in the world is comprised of energy and we are intimately connected with this sea of energy, this sea of whirling electrons. In the mystical or spiritual realm we are spiritual energy that vibrates at a certain frequency which enables us to become material, or to be able to be manifested in the material world. The lower the vibration level the denser the material.
In every moment we are creating or altering our futures. Our lives are a product of our thoughts, our visualizations, our intentions, our emotions, our feelings, our beliefs, our attitudes, our expectations. Our lives are also the products of our spoken words and our physical actions. Added to our thoughts and actions are the programming that is feed to us from our society, our religion, our culture, our family and friends. Therefore the energy that we put out is returned to us in like pattern, so each and everyone one of us has the power within to change our life.
The first step to manifestation is the understanding that thoughts create. They create who we are and the life we live. Thoughts are the basis of all manifestation. ENERGY FOLLOW THOUGTS or ENERGY FOLLOWS CONSCIOUSNESS.
Things to remember
– Manifestation is always on; the Law of Attraction is always on. Therefore our thoughts words and deeds impact our reality
– Accept responsibility for our life and the effects of our actions on others.
– Our Karma can manifest for us either from past lives, or from our habitual tendencies in this life
– Energy follows consciousness
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