Have you ever thought of the words you use on a daily basis? You likely have on occasion, but have you connected them to how your life is,and has unfolded. Lately, I’ve been thinking about how our voices reverberate throughout our lives. Just like bats, when send out our voice into the world, yet we don’t generally notice what comes back to us. We don’t notice how our constructive and positive words seem to have more vitality and purpose.
On a side note, did you know that bats make sounds in the same way that we do. They simply bring air past their vocal chords, which are vibrating. However, the sounds that bat makes have an extremely high pitch that is too high for humans to hear. Yet, they use it to determine their distance from food and other objects. They can even determine how large an object and where exactly it is in space in relation to their current position.
We, unlike bats, seldom consider the power of our speech and how it reverberates in our lives. Yet, many of recognize that our words matter. Our words can help us, and others, to transform, especially when they are uplifting. We all recognize how powerful speeches help to motivate and inspire. Many of us all recognize how we feel when someone berates us or cuts us down. I feel that it’s time to recognize this power within ourselves, and begin to accept that our words do matter. Our words do have power.
How can you use your words for change and transformation? What is your heart yearning for? It’s time to talk in a way that connect your words, vision and heart. You can use your speech in a way that is positive, but not necessarily Pollyannaish. If you don’t have a vision for yourself yet, then you may need to use your words to ask for help with that process. There is nothing wrong with asking for help, which can help you to begin to use your words for growth, healing and change. It’s also accepting the fact that your heart yearns for a life greater than you have now, and not dismissing it.
But, let’s get back to the bat. Did you know that the bat totem represents birth, clear seeing, intuition, wisdom, journeying and curiosity? If you would like to welcome these qualities into your life in order to facilitate change and transformation in your life, then you can welcome bat as a totem into your meditations or journeys.
If you welcome the bat as your totem into your life it can facilitate greater awareness of your life and surroundings. You may notice that your senses deepen and grow. Of course, these changes won’t necessarily happen overnight. Like the bat, you’ll have to be dedicated to accomplish your desired results. You can’t just say, “I want change,” and then give up. You have to tell yourself, and the world, that you’re seeking changes again and again. People may hear you, but your actions will confirm that you wish to open your life to change and the accompanying transformation.
As I journey with bat I am overcome by the deep sense of knowing and understanding that bat has. To begin to foster these qualities for myself I am called to work more with with bat, and I can accept its energy into my life. This speaks to deepening my curiosity and opening to the ways in which bat lives. This doesn’t mean that I have to go cave spelunking. Not at all. You can be discerning, but still be willing to explore. What this means for me is to listen carefully to the words and tone that I am using. And, wonder not only about how they are shaping my life, but how my words are impacting others.
As we enter a new year, the fall and winter here in the northeast, you can begin to ponder about change and transformation in your life. Perhaps you will work with the bat as a totem for yourself. But, you can also work with another totem or symbol of your choosing. For instance, you might work with a leaf, acorn, small amount of seeds or something else that represents your desire to change, heal and grow. What will it be?
Know that according to Numerology, 2014 provides the energy and time for personal review and contemplation. You have choices to make. You may spend some time, especially in the early months, questioning your relationships. Your contemplation can reveal those relationships that haven’t been supporting you, or help you to decide to further develop others that are positive, supportive and healthy. What have you been holding back on making a decision on? Now is the time.
Instead of holding back, and telling yourself that change is hard, allow yourself to begin making changes one step at time. Of course, be thoughtful and careful, but be willing to let go of those situations which no longer facilitate a healthy and conscious life. If you bring your hand to your heart, you can ask yourself about what needs to change in your life. What is your answer? How can you act on the guidance you’ve received? Maybe all that is required is for you to begin speaking in a way that empowers and uplifts you and those around you.