The basis of all manifested phenomena is the enunciated sound, or the Word spoken with power, with the full purpose of the will behind it. Herein lies the value of meditation, for meditation produces eventually that inner dynamic purpose and recollection, or that internal ideation which must invariably precede the uttering of any creative sound.
What we are learning to do is to make sounds consciously and produce a studied and desired result; to utter words and be fully aware of the consequences on all planes; and to create forms and direct energy through sacred sounds, and so further the ends of evolution.
It involves a realisation of cycles; of times and of seasons; it supposes a knowledge of the power of sound and of the effects produced through the spoken word; it involves an understanding of the building forces of nature and their due manipulation, and is based on an ability to wield mental matter and to set it in motion, in order to produce results in physical matter, consonant with the clearly defined purpose of our inner God.
Every word affects the deva kingdom and the form building aspects of manifestation. No sound is ever made without producing a corresponding response in deva substance, driving multitudes of tiny lives to take specific forms.
An extract from “Ponder on This” by Alice Bailey