This is Lesson 4 of my Holistic Balance E-Course. So far, we’ve had a lesson on the mind, the body and the soul. Today, we are back to focusing on the mind and specifically the power of words we choose to use throughout our day.
Words have tremendous power because they set forth an intention when we speak them. Every word you speak is important and should be chosen with care. You can begin to train yourself today to choose the words that will help you create the life you desire.
The Power of Words
A good starting point is to look at your self-talk. What do you say to yourself when you look in the mirror, for example? Do you say, “Ugh! I’m so fat!”? It’s important to speak to yourself in kinder, more nurturing words. You would never speak to a friend or family member that way (hopefully!), so why would you choose to speak to yourself that way. If someone told you that you looked like a tub of lard, wouldn’t you be hurt and distressed by that statement? Believe it or not, you are just as hurt by telling yourself you are fat, possibly even more so.
The law of attraction will never allow you to be thin if you keep telling yourself you are fat, therefore you are harming yourself drastically every time you say that to yourself. You must speak to yourself with care. Say something like, “I am doing the best I can with what I have going on right now and my body is in the process of becoming thin and even more beautiful.”
Slight Differences Make a Difference Too!
It is also important to make a distinction between words that are uplifting and words that pull you down, even when the difference seems slight. A great example of this is the difference between the words change and transformation, because transformation entails so much more than just making a change. It creates a positive twist on a normally negative action.
To transform is to convert the state of the situation into one of new possibility. It creates a new, vibrant energy where our energy was once being drained. To transform is to bring into light and reality the thing we desire. If we can hold this intention of transformation, we will find passion for “changing” the things in our lives that we are unhappy with. Transformation enlists excitement. To transform your career into one that brings you joy, for example, is exciting, while on the other hand, thinking about changing your job is scary. Do you see the difference between those two words? Can you see the power that is behind this difference?
Notice the shift in your mind, body and soul when you begin to use uplifting words instead of words that drag you down. See how many words you can replace with their uplifting counterpart. Here are some other examples: choose to focus on growth, not success; choose to focus on the solution, not the problem, notice that something is less expensive, not cheaper, refer to someone as a young lady, not a girl.
Learn to use the power of your words to your advantage. Words can drag us down or they can uplift us. Which do you choose for yourself?
Exercises for Using the Power of Words
Here is a recap of the exercises outlined above:
- Become aware of the words you use and the feelings they create within you. How does your mind, body and soul react when you say those words?
- Make a list of the words that create a negative feeling for you and come up with a positive word to use instead. Put it into practice by nudging yourself to use those more positive words more often.
Additional Resources for Using the Power of Words
Hidden Messages in Water – This is hands down the best book for demonstrating the concept of the power of words. It provides scientific proof of the difference in water crystals when they are subjected to negative words vs positive words. It’s amazing and enlightening!
Lesson 5 of this e-course focuses back on the body and you will receive it tomorrow.
Have a holistic day!
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