How to tell when someone is lying

Just paying attention to subtle inflections will greatly increase our understanding of what people say between their words — and most of what people say occurs between the words.

Just paying attention to subtle inflections will greatly increase our understanding of what people say between their words — and most of what people say occurs between the words.

by Jill Mattson — 

People’s voices contain a wealth of information, energy and hidden messages that we can instantly access. “There is a sense within us that can understand language spoken without words,” said Sufi Master, Hazrat Inayat Khan. He advised that we can sense the evolution of a person with only one piece of information — the sound of his voice.

Just paying attention to subtle inflections will greatly increase our understanding of what people say between their words — and most of what people say occurs between the words.

When I recall voices that I do not like, here are a few things that stand out:

  • A demanding voice projects out energy, like it is jabbing and swirling to the right.
  • A whining voice rotates counter-clockwise and sucks in energy.
  • A boring voice never slips down to the solar plexus. It resonates only from the upper part of the body, as if the person has no feelings in his words.
  • The manipulative voice has a sweetness that lacks fullness and deep tones. Its rhythm is compelling.

If someone has any of these qualities in his personality, ancient masters suggest that the quickest way to change this is by changing his voice.

People’s voices exhibit subtle changes when they are not telling the truth or when they do not feel wholly committed to their words. Some of the things that can be noticed about untrue words are:

  • The flow of breath changes. People seem to hold their breath while telling a lie.
  • Distance is less between the pitches in different words. These words are planned, flat and calculated.
  • People do not project their words freely — the words seem to hide in the back of their mouths.

Sharry Edwards discovered (by breaking a voice down into component pitches) that an absence of several partial pitches in the voice accompanies lying, even when one is lying or hiding something from himself. So there is a subtle, tiny, healthy sound absent from the voice when someone is lying.

One exception is in the voice of actors who assume the character of someone else. It is harder to detect a lie in this situation.

It is easier to notice whether someone else is a liar than to acknowledge our own lack of truthfulness. Unconsciously we hang onto ideas that are not true for us. People tell us what is in our best interest, and we can mold ourselves into what other people expect — even when such advice does not ring true for us. Listen to your voice and hear what your subconscious mind is telling you through the quality of your voice.

To enhance your voice energies, spend time tuning and refining your voice. Pay attention to the voices of people you admire. What is it about their voices that is attractive? Now copy that sound attribute and watch the way people react to your change.

 

Jill Mattson, a four-time author and sound healing expert, uses sound healing techniques with original music, resulting in healing and spiritual music. Free sound healing mp3s, videos and articles at JillsWingsofLight.com and MusicforBeauty.com. 

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 32, Number 2, April/May 2013.

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