What Are Your Most Powerful Tools? Your Words.

If he pushed forward impulsively, he would fail to see the signs and omens left by God along his path. from The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

I really don’t think I need to write about this. Its message is clear and very understandable. Words are one of the most powerful tools we posses in this society. In a time where information of all sorts is readily available, words become the gateway to all different things. We can read about what is happening on the other side of the globe. We can write about books that have not seen print in fifty years. We can discuss the thoughts and ideas of people who have been dead for centuries. Words are indeed a gateway beyond what you can experience with your own physical body. As with any tool, they can be used to support you or not support you.

I think we all realize the impact our words have on other people. I also think many of us are beginning to realize the impact our words have on ourselves. I remember the first time I actually started listening to the words I said to myself in my head. I realized that if a friend talked to me the way I talked to myself, the friendship would not continue. I was not a very good friend to myself. Those spoken in my head were not supporting me.

In her book, Every Word Has Power: Switch on Your Language and Turn on Your Life, Yvonne Oswald talks about how there is vibrational frequency to words. Some words have a low frequency and some words have a high frequency. She discusses how changing how you speak so that you relay the same information and yet are using only higher frequency words will transform your life. You are literally raising or lowering your body’s vibration with your words. These vibrations affect you and those around you. Changing the words you use to talk to others will transform your life. Use your words to support yourself and others.

My training as a coach and my time in the personal development seminars has made me much more aware of the words I use and how I use them. I still relapse. I’m eliminating words like need, try, must, should, and have to from my thought patterns. I still trip up, but they crop up less and less. To me, these words are low vibration and do not support me. They make me feel burdened and put upon. They weigh me down and make me feel heavy. Notice what you say and how you say it. Are you using your words like a knife, to cut into flesh and bone? Or are you using your words like a warm blanket, to cover and warm? Words have power. How are you using your power?

In Love and Light