I find that individual manifestation often advances from emotion, to thought, to speech/action, then loops back to emotion: yet is not rigidly held to that order. Hence, speech is a major force in the manifestation of our internal and external lives. Our emotions and thoughts crystalize into what we utter with our voices, which sends a direct message to the Universe/Nature/God as to what we believe and want to be true. Yet regularly, either out of fear, anger, jealousy, manipulation or a poor attempt at humor, we say things that we do not mean, believe to be true, or want in our lives. This frequently unconscious act, especially in repetition, sends a message to the people in our lives and ultimately, the Universe/Nature/God, that our speech is not to be trusted. This becomes problematic when we try to use our speech for conscious manifestation of something that we actually want in our lives.
One of the most common misuses of speech that most of us are prone to, as it is quite normalized in our society, is sarcasm.
Sarcasm (Cambridge Dictionary)
Remarks that mean the opposite of what they say, made to criticize someone or something in a way that is amusing to others but annoying to the person criticized.
Sarcasm (Merriam Webster Dictionary)
A sharp and often satirical or ironic utterance designed to cut or give pain.
Sarcasm is one of the lowest forms of humor. It’s etymology can be traced back to the Greek verb sarkazein, which initially meant "to tear flesh like a dog." Have you ever known someone who’s speech is so sarcastic that you never know when to take them seriously or not? This can be quite uncomfortable, frustrating and can make them, or at least their word, hard to trust. If we extrapolate that dynamic out to one’s relationship with the Universe/Nature/God, we start to get a larger picture as to how this could play out on a macro level in our lives. Below is my personal directive, which I am not perfect at implementing in any way but when I do, there is a lot less confusion and friction in my life and a lot more conscious creation of what my heart truly desires.
Release sarcasm, say only what you know and wish to be true.