The Power, Play-full-ness and Truth of Words…

I wasn’t that hot at English at school, neither did I like writing, though that’s changed now. It’s not so much English or writing I felt to write about, but words, and how I have absolutely fallen in love with the playfulness, truth and power of words. Not in the intellectual sense of being a ‘know it all,’ or being able to recite or show off with a vast vocabulary of words: if I played a game of Scrabble I wouldn’t win because I’d be too busy loving words, having fun, and making up a new game.

What I love about words is the connection that I have with them and what they bring.


I feel how many words have something to share. At particular moments or times, words stand out like little beacons of light, offering me a chance to learn, appreciate, grow and confirm.

I love how I can feel words in my body, whether they are written, read or heard. Sometimes they make my whole body and every cell joyfully pulse and vibrate; sometimes as a confirmation of how I feel or who I am. At other times, they make me smile in absolute knowing as they reflect to me that there are things I need to look at in my life. And then there are the ones that make me process like heck because I know I am or have been avoiding them – not the words themselves, but the action they are calling for, such as the word commitment. But this is not a bad thing, I even love these words too as they are asking me to look at things I need to work on, let go of, or deal with in my life.

I love how the words we need to hear and feel simply appear, or tend to stand out.


For example, as a teacher, I may be asking the kids in class to be more responsible and the word ‘responsible’ stands out so clearly that I know it is asking me to step up and be more responsible too. Or when I keep saying a word and someone else picks it up and points it out to me.

Another thing I often find myself doing is having fun with the words I hear. I write down all the words that make my body pulse – words that stand out or that I connect to in some way.

What‘s funny is that they are often words that you wouldn’t associate with the lecture or meeting that is on, for example; ‘constellation‘, ‘light‘, ‘commitment‘, ‘relationships‘, the list could go on… it is amazing what is there to be heard when we truly listen.

When I read or write, I love the power of words and how they stand out. There is so much more being shared than just what we read or see. It may be words like ‘gentle‘, ‘light‘, ‘bright‘, ‘delicate‘, ‘still‘ or ‘fun’. Or how when I write, words come to me that I have never used before, or known their meaning, but I absolutely know they are the right word to use for what needs to be expressed in that moment. I’ll often find that I will write a word and feel “Nope, that’s not right”: this feeling comes from my body, not my head.

I love the power of words in their truth, and what they truly mean. This is not necessarily what we can read in a dictionary, as so many words have been bastardised and changed from their true meaning (such as ‘love‘, ‘truth‘, ‘religion‘, ‘beauty‘, ‘well-being‘ and many more).

I love how we can be play-full with words, hyphenating them, splitting them up as in ‘joy-full’ to share what we really mean and feel. They become so much more real and felt rather than just a flat word on a page.

The power, play-full-ness and truth of words never ceases to amaze me.


Inspired by Serge Benhayon’s absolute power, truth and play-full-ness with words.

By Gyl Rae, 37, Scotland

Related Reading:
Exposing The Evil Behind The Bastardisation Of Words
Could Words Be Used In A Different Way?
Words by Serge Benhayon…”Be Love”

1,097 thoughts on “The Power, Play-full-ness and Truth of Words…

  1. It is first through our body that the quality of vibration that we have aligned to is communicated, before any word is spoken. As so it is always energy first that precedes the meaning and quality of words being used.

  2. I find the meaning of words changes due to the vibration we choose to use them in. For example, one word can have two different meanings and this relates back to the vibration the word was expressed in.

  3. The particular words that a person chooses to use say a lot about them if we dare stop and really take in the person.

  4. I am fascinated by how a word got formed in the first place. Like, why that sounds, why that particular formation of letters, to capture a thing, a phenomena, a feeling etc.? It’s just amazing. And when studying a new language, we don’t always have to know exact translation in our mother tongue, because whatever that word means already exists in our realm and we do know it even though we may not be able to come up with a direct translation for it. It’s just fascinating.

  5. Words are so much more than words, especially if we feel the actions they come with and what is asked of us with them, and this is where we’ve gone astray for we’ve lost the meaning of what many words truly mean, and so reading this today reminds me to connect back to the words I use and feel how I live these words and what they mean to me, and how the more we allow ourselves to be open and feel the words and how we use them, the more honest and truthful we become.

  6. Perhaps we can come to an education system where the words that are being taught are also actively lived. That would be a game changer!

  7. When we take for instance the word delicate. In the past I believed that this word was only associated to delicate issues, delicate fabrics or to delicate women but never ever considered that all people, including me, are delicate too.

  8. Words are far more potent than most of us realise. I can remember things that people said to me years ago and exactly how they were said to me in order to set up doubt, angst etc. Words therefore carry an energy and we need to feel what energy comes with the words been spoken.

    1. Yes Elizabeth, words come with a power, either from divine power which pulls us up and makes us to live more free or from the astral that puts us down and leaves us in the belief that we are predisposed to stay in a set position.

  9. I have a lot of baggage around writing still (a hangover from school days) and this is inspiring me to be much more playful around words, thank you. Your joy leaps off the screen.

  10. A lot of fun can be had with words and the language as long as we don’t come from an intellectual or even so-called ‘intelligent’ or learned point of view; words sing and we can feel them, I agree. And when we happen to know a second language, it is even more fun.

  11. One of the greatest words that I am learning about now is ‘Love’, as I am discovering its true and beholding meaning through the lessons that life is giving to me, making me feel wholly loved in a very precious way, even though times are tough, they seem to be with a process that is all about returning to love. And the greater and more that I understand this, the greater and more this word becomes.

  12. I think the world will begin to change when we begin to realise that our words deeply count and everything we say to another has an effect – whether that be positive or negative – our integrity, our responsibility and the integrity and responsibility with which we speak with always is impacting other people – there’s no such thing as a careless word when there is massive potential for harm.

  13. Loved rereading your love of words Gyl and the aliveness they carry. I have also had the experience of a word coming to me as I write that I may not usually use, or even be aware of.

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