December 29, 2014

The Power of Words

There is something so incredibly powerful in what we say things. Yet, as humans, we so often forget. Some people have never learned just how powerful their words are. The two most powerful words are I am. They create our beliefs and thereby create our realities.

I recently had a date with a man that used a phrase that began with I am. He seemed to be saying it with jest. I'm guessing as a way of dealing with the pain of being accused of being that way. What was really happening as he declared that I am?

Every time he said this phrase he gave power to the words. Your creating forces don't decipher between jest and sincerity. They create from the literal words we think or say. Every time he spoke the phrase he reaffirmed within himself and through his creative power that he is that way. The more he says it the truer it will be. What could have been a minor, easily reversed trait, could turn into a full-blown problem, because he is repeating the phrase.

Repetition gives power to our "I am" statements and is one of the key ways we program beliefs into our system. When someone finds that they have a negative belief they will begin to release it as they acknowledge the truth about what they believe. They then can use ways to speed the release process, or continue to allow it to release at a slower speed as it's replaced. The next step is to find ways to repetitively affirm the "new", positive belief. We train our brain what to believe, in this case consciously choosing to put a good or healthy thought in.

There was something else that happened when he did this repetitive I am statement. He drew my focus to seeing those traits in him. I was noticing his behavior, things that matched the belief he was trying to joke about. The reality is, I may not have thought much about those things had he not been saying anything. When we say something about us we engage others in looking for that about us.

When we are declaring things we don't fully believe to be true about us it often comes off as egotistical. The people observing us can sense the incongruity. People who seem egotistical are often trying to convince themselves, whereas confident people have an inner knowing. The examples of egotistical people often keep us from declaring the truth about us. We don't want to appear to be egotistical ourselves. We might be more willing to declare the truth if we understood this concept.

When I say "I am beautiful," others to see it, and more importantly because I know it I recognize how beautiful other people are. When we really believe something about us, good or bad, we naturally see that in others. This is often referred to as the mirror effect. This mirror is a great way to clue us into the thoughts and words we may be saying about ourselves.

Watch your words. There is a great power in them. Watch your thoughts as well. Keeping our mouths shut, when the thoughts still say it, doesn't change the creative power enough to make a difference. The thought can be just as powerful. When you notice you have a trait you don't like showing up in your words and thoughts, take time to evaluate what you really believe about yourself and make a change. You can do this. I believe in you.

With love and Light,

Michele Lewis
Identity Specialist

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6 comments:

  1. Excellent points! Words are powerful, and we can use them for good, and change our thoughts for the better, for not only ourselves but for betterment of those around us.

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  2. I'm constantly working on my affirmations and self-talk. Thanks for the great tips and the reminders to use strong I am statements.

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    1. You are so welcome! I am careful with my words as well. :)

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  3. Your blog reminds me of James 3:5: "So, too, the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it makes great brags. See how small a fire it takes to set a great forest ablaze!" So true! We often speak without considering the power our words can have on others. Your article was a good reminder!

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    1. Thank you. I wasn't even thinking of scriptural references. Love it!

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