Think Before You Speak

Written by Jess Mangum

Jess Mangum is a seasoned mystic, medium, healer, and mentor. She guides and supports other healers and intuitives in identifying and strengthening their gifts, fulfilling their soul’s purpose, and catapulting their Higher Self in connection with the Divine Source to the next level of awareness. She is a healer’s healer.

May 11, 2017

Think Before You Speak

This is one of my favorite archived blogs from my FB “Jessica Mangum Your Spiritual Path Finder” page.  Just in time for Mothers’ Day.  I send this now because the mother-daughter relationship tends to be a tricky one, particularly from a clear communication standpoint, but when we learn to be conscientious of how our words – and thoughts – affect our relationships, it shifts everything… in a beautiful way.  Just ask my mom. We’ve worked hard at communicating in a healthy, loving manner.  And now we can actually hang out together with little to no conflict!  Ha!  Love you, mom.

These classic words of wisdom bear truth when it comes to how we use our voices for the betterment of society, to speak to heal, to encourage with love and kindness. But we need to keep the “thinking” piece in check. What we often do not realize, consider or remember is that our exchanges take place before we even open our mouths. We actually communicate from our thoughts first. What I’m saying is that whatever we are thinking – spoken or not – is communicated.

We have learned that because we are only thinking something it has no impact as long as we don’t verbalize it. But what happens in our minds, first, is that we are still judging on some level. To the point that when and if we come into contact with the people we have judged, they can feel or sense this without our saying a word. And we tend to feel uncomfortable too!

How can we stop doing this? Here are a few tips:

  1. Clear the mind. Be aware of your thoughts for they are ultimately what you project. Throughout the day take deep breaths and release past/future regrets or concerns. Focus on your breathing big, deep, cleansing breaths all the way down to your abdomen.
  2. Control, Alt, Delete negative thoughts. Observe the thoughts and let them go.
  3. Ask to see this person/this situation differently, particularly if it is bringing you sadness. Look for a new perspective, a positive one.
  4. Look for the light, not the surface value, in all whom you meet. This is what we might call “spiritual vision.” Everyone is connected in Light. See that, and you will be at peace.

When we change our minds, we change our lives. It starts with us. How cool is that?

Suggestion for the best mothers’ day gift?  Write a long letter to your mom, explaining all of the beautiful things she has taught you to allow you to become the person you are today.  Love to all moms – greatest and often toughest job in the world.

Finally, check out my YouTube video specifically for opening up and clearing the throat chakra.

Go in peace, love and loving thoughts,


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