Words Are Powerful
Last night I attended a writer’s workshop. While giving feedback on a particular piece, a debate erupted over word usage when describing the history of a particular community. That got me thinking about word usage and how I speak and write. Then, this morning, I read several posts on Facebook that reminded me of last night’s conversation, and I again found myself reflecting on the words we in our daily lives.
Through the years, I’ve learned that the words we speak are the equivalent of giving our thoughts form. It’s our way of telling Source, “These are my beliefs, these are my thoughts, I want you to make them a reality.” Source doesn’t care what the words are, it merely notices that you are taking your thoughts and giving them addition force by speaking them out loud. It then carries out your wishes perfectly. Every time.
Why? I sometimes like to think of Source as being my best friend, personal assistant, and concierge all wrapped into a single package. When I say something, it’s like placing an order. Source merely says, “Okay,” and rushes off to get me EXACTLY what I asked for. Unless I’m fully aware of what I’m saying, I forget that Source doesn’t just know me, it also knows my thoughts, beliefs, and feelings. It understands the INTENT behind my words.
So when Source returns and it brings me something I don’t like, its response to my complaint is, “That’s what you ordered.”
If I’m stubborn, or I REALLY don’t like what I got, I’ll get upset. “No, it isn’t! You screwed up! I wanted something else!”
Source won’t argue. It merely raises its eyebrows and gives us that LOOK we all recognize – the one that says, “Scream and holler all you want. You know I’m right. I brought you exactly what you said you wanted.”
If I can get past my tantrum and accept responsibility for my own mistake, Source will respond by asking, “Okay, so what do you REALLY want?”
That’s where our words play a critical role. Words are powerful. Before saying anything, think hard about what comes out of your mouth. Our words often point to hidden beliefs, and those beliefs are what influence our thoughts, which when spoken, come back to us as the things and events of our lives.
So… If you want to change what you get, change what you say. By choosing your words deliberately, you’re forcing your thoughts to align with your words. When your thoughts are aligned with your words, your beliefs align with your thoughts. When words, thoughts, and beliefs are aligned, your intent will be clear.
Source loves it when you get clear, because that means no more temper tantrums and no more complaints about getting orders wrong. You will always get what you want – or better. Every time.
About the Author
Appio Hunter is an author, speaker, spiritual guide, and self-described champion for living joyously. He uses his seminars and workshops to facilitate conversations about authenticity, alignment, and the daily experience of community, connection, and joy. Appio is also a weekly columnist with The Good Men Project and co-host of the Real Men Feel Show along with his good friend Andy Grant.