‘Every person, from morning till evening, is making invisible forms in space by what they say. He is creating invisible vibrations around him, and so he is creating an atmosphere.’’[1]

The Spirit of words, known as Kotodama in Japan and Vak in Sanskrit, has a powerful effect on our realities. Words can hurt, inspire, enlighten and destroy. They have a measurable effect on all we do, and form what we think, in turn creating the foundation of our cultures, media and society.

Each word carries an energetic frequency that people react to in unconscious ways based on their associations with it, often from childhood. Words exist inside words and combine to imply the combined meaning of the words on a subliminal level.

The subliminal messages delivered by words are subconsciously impactful, for letters create words, words create thoughts, thoughts create beliefs and guide our actions and emotional states. Thoughts form ideas, and ideas shape the world we live in. All of this is guided by words.

In sacred languages, words are understood to construct and weave together the underlying constructs of the matrix of time-space itself. All of creation is seen as made of sacred words, of currents of sound and mantra that interconnect all life through streams of sound vibration.

The matrix of time and space is constructed of sounds. When the Buddha saw a web of Sanskrit letters glowing in a golden tree stretching from heaven to earth, he Knew he was enlightened. Similarly, other sages in India, Egypt and Tibet recognised this and use word meditations in different parts of the body and chakras to transcend the matrix of time-space.

In the West, Kabalists use sound meditations based on Hebrew codes, where each letter has a number. These letters have been shown by Stan Tenen to arise out of the torus or quantum spiral of creation. Expanding on this, Lynn-Claire Dennis of Mereon has shown that all sounds arise out of this torus spiral, when viewed at different angles.

These words have a living, vibrating quality to them. Sound and words are intertwined with meaning at a vibratory level in sacred languages such as Sanskrit and Native American, as opposed to languages like English where meaning is derived from association, i.e what we have been taught a word means.

For example, you could understand Sanskrit without having to learn it if you were still enough to feel the vibratory sound quality-meaning that is an actual living part of each word. This is impossible to do in English. In Sanskrit, each word forms a whole “holographic pulse,” transmitting the whole principle one is sharing in a single moment. One word in Sanskrit can take several paragraphs to translate into English, as its essence is multi dimensional, not just limited to the 3rd dimension.

This is why Sanskrit is used so extensively in spiritual practices such as mantra and group kirtan, as it very effectively uplifts your state of consciousness quickly as tens of millions of people worldwide experience every day. You deeply understand it, beyond the linear sensory driven mind, because you feel it. It cuts out the middle man of the rational mind, going into the deep structures of the brain and nervous system.

We directly resonate to the sacred languages, the roots of most present day languages, such as Sanskrit and Aramaic. These languages resonate with us on a primal feeling level of consciousness, whereas most modern day languages resonate more with the surface layers of our conditioned awareness.

For example, Hindi derives from Sanskrit, its root. English is an agglomeration of many different languages. Most modern day languages are a dilution of the more powerful vibrations-meanings of sacred languages, and still hold aspects of them in modern day words.

Using words without a higher consciousness behind them can bind one up in confusion, and can be used to manipulate whole populations, as it has been used for thousands of years. Yet, words can also be a vehicle that transports one into higher dimensions.

For example, when we are born into this world we are without any recognizable cognitive functions and are unable to distinguish the different objects in our environment. As our minds develop, our cognitive function becomes stronger, primarily through the vehicle of words. We create names for objects and so we are able to distinguish them.

We need words to order and discern our world. The problem then is that this function can take over and guide our whole life, labelling everything, categorising everyone, putting everything into a box. Our entire system of self-identity becomes built upon this structure that categorizes and divides everything into separate forms, including our own identity.[2] This accumulation of associations in words then constitutes our body of knowledge and our sense of self.

However, this cognitive world is just the first mode of vibration. Who we think we are is based on this infrastructure of words, names and meanings on a deeply subconscious and formative level from our earliest years.

[1] Hazrat Inayat Khan, ‘Mysticism of sound and music.’

[2] Peter Johnson, “The 10 stages”

Padma Aon is a wisdom author and vibrational musician merging yoga wisdom with new science to give informed, transforming experiences of The Power of Sound