Hello Everybody! It’s good to be back using my words again, that’s for sure. I’ve recently completed 3 days of silence. My lips were sealed for three whole days. I know, right? I’ve never even gone a day without speaking. Even when I was hiking through the mountains and forests of New Zealand by myself for 30 days, I was still talking to myself using words everyday throughout the journey. So, this was definitely something new for me and I’m glad I tried it out.
I would like to say that I’m super lucky that I was able to do this. Not having to go to work made this experience possible. The Coronavirus situation helped a lot and being told to stay at home made it that much easier to try this out.
I definitely learned a few things from not talking for 72 hours. And I’d be more than happy to share them with you guys. So here we go, the things I learned from not speaking for 3 days.
1. Talking Uses SO Much Energy
As soon as I started, I quickly noticed how much energy I was conserving simply by not talking. It brought me to the understanding of how much energy we expend on talking during the day. So, if any of you out there are looking for ways into which you can conserve energy, this is probably the easiest way to do it.
2. Emotions Don’t Exist Without Words
This is the hardest one for me to explain in words. I haven’t fully digested this one yet, so bear with me on the explanation. Over the 72 hours of silence, I felt like all of my emotions went away. Since I wasn’t able to say anything, I felt like there was no energy given to any emotion. You know the old saying, “if you don’t have anything nice to say then don’t say it at all”? Well I came to understand the depth behind that old saying. If I didn’t use my words to energize any negative emotions, they simply didn’t exist. For example, on the 2nd day, there was a time when I was having trouble communicating to Misha that I wanted to wait to eat lunch with her and not on my own. I felt this strong energy build up inside of me right where my gut/solar plexus is located. If I was able to use my words I would have called this feeling “frustration”. But, I couldn’t give it a name. So, all I felt was this really intense energy inside of me. I don’t know if any of you have tried this but if you find yourself getting angry and you stop and focus to see what the anger feels like inside your body and where it’s located, you end up recognizing that the anger is actually just an energy inside of you, not good or bad. It’s an energy that you realize that needs to be released or dispersed. Anyways, by me not being able to say “man I’m so frustrated” all I felt was this weird energy in my gut. What did I do? I had no idea what to do at first so I went in a room alone, spread myself out on the ground, and began to breath the energy out of me. And after about 20 minutes, it worked. Throughout the three days, I felt other energy inside also. When I was surfing, I felt a certain energy circulating through my body that most would call “Joy” but since I couldn’t say “Man, I’m so happy” or “This is so awesome” the energy stayed circulating as just that, a nice energy. It made me think, “are we angry only because we can call it anger?” Does sadness exist without words? Or is it just another one of the infinite energies, neither good or bad, that we experience throughout the day. I don’t really know how to explain this yet as you can tell. But, it definitely makes me wonder why I felt like I was in a complete state of “Content-ness” for 3 days. Never too high or never too low. Just Being. Super interesting and I look forward to knowing how to explain myself better with this in the future. But for now I’m still kind of letting it digest.
#3 New Senses Hightened
This was probably the most interesting of what happened to me over the course of the 72 hours. This is also the thing that is going to make me sound the most crazy when I share this with you. But it is what it is, I’m here to share my honest experience and this was a cool part of it. On the 2nd day of silence, I had just finished up a light chakra meditation. I walked to the living room to see what my lady was up to. That’s when it happened. I began to feel and see Misha’s Aura around her. I could see a thin white layer of energy surrounding her entire body. And on the outside of that white energy field I could see an even bigger layer of energy that was blue in color. It was pretty crazy. I motioned for Misha to stand upright at the center of the room and to close her eyes while I stood on the opposite side of the room. I realized that I could only see Misha’s Aura as long as I didn’t focus on looking at her physical body. Once I could see her Aura I then realized that I could control her physical body. For real! I began raising and lowering her arms with her eyes closed from across the room. With her eyes still closed, she had kind of a surprised and crazy look on her face like “woahhh this is crazy!”. This went on for probably 30 minutes. I truly don’t know how this came upon me and how I was doing this but I do believe that by taking away my speaking, it enhanced my ability to be able to communicate in a different way. It was pretty awesome. Seeing someone’s Aura is a really wild experience and I plan on practicing this more. After I ended my silence I began to research what it possibly was that I was experiencing by seeing Misha’s Aura. I found a few interesting things. I don’t need to share it all here but Check out this link if you want, How Some People See Auras . And the picture above is the closest image I could find to show what I was seeing around Misha. Pretty Wild.
There ya have it, y’all. The things I learned from being silent for 72 hours. Would I do it again? Yeah, I think I would. Next time for longer though. And maybe in a little more secluded environment. The hardest part that I experienced was when I was out in public, mainly walking to and from the beach. The community that I happen to be in, is close-knit and the people are so damn nice. You can’t walk anywhere without passing by someone that says hello. If I were in a big city, the silence would be easy to keep. I’d just throw in headphones and walk the streets unbothered. But the community that I’m currently in, like I said, everyone is so fricken nice. It’s like a step back in time in a way. If you’ve ever seen, “The Sandlot”, this community reminds me of the 4th of July scene, only with much bigger houses. You know what I’m talking about. It’s one of those neighborhoods where you go out for an evening walk and all the families are playing in their front yards laughing and saying hi to all the neighbors that pass. It’s one of those neighborhoods where the children run across the street in the morning and knock on the neighbors door to get their friend to come out and play. It’s the kind of community where the guys have a beer in their driveway at the end of the day with the garage door open calling out for any surrounding gents come to join. It’s warm.
I’m super excited to be back talking now and I’m blessed with deeper awareness on how many words I don’t need to use throughout the day, especially negative ones. I found out that there’s no need to energize negative thoughts with words. And if we ever find ourselves experiencing these powerful energies inside of us…all we need to remember to do is. B R E A T H E.