Saturday, June 04, 2011


Sun's in Gemini. Gemini is ruled by Mercury. Mercury connects to communication. Communication uses (among other things) words. Words, and our choice of words is more important than we sometimes realise.

Words are tools. They can be used to gain access to our emotions or intellect, for noble purpose (as above), or for insidious manipulation (as in politics). Another reflection of the "twin" symbolism of Gemini.
Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
~Nathaniel Hawthorne


Jefferson's Guardian said...

Twilight, what a beautiful video! The message is powerful...and so true!


Gian Paul said...

Where I live, downloading videos is so cumbersom that I gave up.

However: "wordsmith", or the power (both positive and negative) of using speach or written expression always fascinated me. Until the day I met a Sufi (or Darwish) who, while talking, managed to transmit emotional energy (or what else could it have been?) far beyond the "power of words".

Still today, some 40 years later, I sense what he transmitted then. The words he said (he spoke french) are long forgotten...

Twilight said...

Jefferson's Guardian ~~~ Hi! - Glad you liked it.

Twilight said...

gian Paul - Ah - sorry you can't see the video - I'll tell you what it is :

A blind man sits on the pavement with a collecting tin and sign "I'm Blind. Please Help"

He doesn't get many contributions from passers by.

A young woman stops, takes the card upon which the message is written, turns it and writes a new message:

"It's a Beautiful Day and I Can't See It"

Contributions come in thick and fast from passers by.

The young woman comes back and he, after identifying her by the feel of her shoes, asks her what she did to his message. She answers that she left the same message - but with different words. He thanks her.
I don't think I've experienced the emotional energy from another person like that you mention, GP.
I'm sure I'd remember it if I had!
Probably some kind of electro-magnetism (?)

Gian Paul said...

Thanks T. for giving me the contents of the dvd. I could have it, but it takes ages, so I decided to desist, being an impatient Aries...

As for what you call "emotional energy" I think its beyond that, but as of today I cannot really understand. Must be that my mind is limited and probably needed a reminder that the mind is "just the mind".

Wisewebwoman said...

Thanks, T, I have shared.

Laura said...

That is a very empowering video. Its not only about words but about choosing your point of view.