When we said things to someone, about someone, speak of our thoughts out loud or even read words, we don’t realize the effect those words can have on our lives and things around us. The power of words has been around since the beginning of time and there is proof of that. In the bible it reads “Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” For example, think back to a time when a person may have said a “not so nice” thing about you and how it made you feel. Not so great right? You either were angry, hurt, emotional or all three. Or lets look at it from a positive perspective, think of a time you were complimented by someone and how that made you feel. Bottom line is, words effect people. Words have an impact on us as well as the world we live in. It most definitely can effect your mental health, energy, and sometimes how we feel about ourselves.
We all have heard the saying “If you don’t have nothing nice to say, don’t say it at all”, right? We need to take heed to that. When we speak or think negative things out loud, we are speaking negativity into existence. Now, don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t necessarily mean that things are going to happen as you said it will but we are constantly manifesting. Each thought we have creates an energy flow within and around our physical beings. This energy attracts its likeness. If you are putting negative energy out there, you are attracting negative energy and experiences as well. With the saying above, it holds so true. Yet, its not just about being forgiven but not forgotten when it comes to others. Keep in mind, the universe is ALWAYS listening.
Positive words and Affirmations
When those negative thoughts try to creep into your psyche, counter it with positive words. One technique that I learned from a sister/friend Ms. Johnson, is writing positive affirmations on sticky notes or a white board and putting them all around your environment no matter where you may be. In your bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, office, even in your car, ANYWHERE. By doing this, it is a constant reminder of all of your positive qualities and the awesomeness about yourself. Some things you can write are”I am Strong”, “I am Beautiful”, “I am Talented”, “I am awesome” just to name a few. As you see your positive affirmations, your confidence will increase, your happiness will increase, and the negative thoughts will decrease.
Another thing you can do is develop a dream board for yourself or make a life to do list. It is a way to speak your dreams and desires into existence. You can use pictures, quotes, articles, drawings and paste or tack them on a cork board or poster board. As you are making your dream board, know that nothing is too crazy or out there, it is your board. As you look at your dream board, you will begin to brainstorm when and how to check things off your dream list. It will encourage to do more for yourself and challenge you to achieve your dreams. You will find that as many things that you are completing on your dream board or life to do list, you will be adding just as many. What you will also notice that it will encourage yourself to become a doer, not a dreamer. You will push yourself more, enjoy the things that you want to do and get more out of your life.
We all need to be aware of our words and our thoughts. We need to choose and use our words wisely for we do not want to allow our words to tear down what we have worked so hard for, each other.
“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14