I’m grateful for understanding the power of words. I love paying attention to the way words affect me. I love asking others about how specific words affect them. Just recently I encountered a person who had very strong feelings and perspectives about the word, control. I found their perspectives very interesting, and it made me look at how the word affected me. Then I decided that allow felt like a better word for what I was using control for. I’m not in control of my feelings. I allow them to be what they are and find healthy ways to manage them. I don’t control my stories. I allow myself to create new ones. I love discovering how I can use words to help me stay aligned with the energy of love, abundance, and peace.
When I listen to successful people, I pay close attention to their words. When I listen to someone who self-sabotages, I pay attention to their words. When I feel fully aligned with love, abundance, and peace, I pay attention to the words I’m thinking and speaking. When I’m aligned with fear, lack, and separation, I pay VERY close attention to what words are being repeated in my internal stories and what I’m venting to others. The beautiful thing is when I shift the words I think, speak, listen to and/or read, I watch myself shift into different energy. I love when I allow myself to move into the energy I want to be aligning with.
Today, I commit to paying attention to how the words I use affect me. There are a few ways I can do this:
- I pay attention to the stories playing my head and write them down. What words am I using? Do the words align my energy with love or fear, abundance or lack, peace or separation? What words could I add or change to help me align with love, abundance, and peace?
- I pay attention to how thinking, hearing, reading, or speaking words feels in my body. Do I feel a tightening or an expansiveness when I’m processing specific words? I like to test how my body reacts with words that I KNOW make me feel amazing and ones that I KNOW make me feel awful. Doing that gives me a baseline to test out other words. I also like to do muscle testing. If you don’t know about muscle testing, that is a very interesting tool to research.
- I pay attention to how I’m venting to others and how I’m reacting to other people’s venting. This one gets REALLY interesting. I’ve found some of my most interesting trigger words with this one. I’m amazing how many words I’ve stopped using once I started paying attention to how the words were affecting me.