Thursday, July 4, 2013

"Words are Our Bonds"

In this weeks parsha, "Matot-Masei" it begins with Moshe giving over the laws of  regarding taking of a vow or swearing an oath. G-d commanded: "If a man takes a vow to G-d or swears an oath to bind himself by a prohibition, he shall not break his word; according to whatever comes out of his mouth he shall do." (30:2-3) We lost the power of speech. Nowadays, we don't think before we speak. No one understands how much power s/he has in their mouth. By speaking in a negative way that person creates a blockage of "I can't" in his atmosphere. If a person speaks positively then he creates for himself an atmosphere where he "can" do it. G-d created the world with ten utterances. Why then, doesn't it say that G-d created the world by building it? To teach us that through our mouth we have the ability to create good or bad. We can either make a person or break a person by the words that we use. Speech is an amazing tool. We are the only creations that are like a mini G-d. We were created in the image of Hashem. This means we can almost create anything like G-d however, on a smaller scale. G-d created the world through speech and we create good or bad depending on how we use our speech on a daily basis. It is very important to maintain a positive outlook on life otherwise, by constantly saying negative words you have created an insufficient force where nothing will succeed. In order to build a better future one needs to acquire positive thoughts for him to succeed. This week lets try to have one positive thought a day. By having positive thoughts your words will start to change. All it takes is one thought which can help change the world! The more we guard our words, the more real they become. Don't make a promise if you cannot keep it, so at the end it's better to say "bli neder"- without a promise. Our job is to create a revolution with the words that come out of our mouths. We always sing "we want Mashiach now" but on a scale of one-ten do we really want him? How real are your words that come out of your mouth?
Shabbat Shalom,
Esther Shamayev


  1. Esther,
    This is amazing. As you know my aunt is very sick and it is like you read my mind. I was just thinking about this idea of positive thoughts. You are really amazing.

  2. I'm very sorry about your aunt but don't worry imyh with our tefilot she will have a speedy recovery very soon! Amen!