“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Remember this saying from our childhood? We’re raised to believe that words don’t have power. We all know that words can definitely hurt us emotionally — with just one minor insult to our character sending us spiraling down a dark hole of devastatingly low self-esteem. Come on, we’ve all been there. Right? Don’t let me go down alone here.
But in addition to emotional downspirals, there’s an even more powerful aspect to our words. Our words CREATE our reality.
It’s true. I received a real wake-up call to the truth of this when my computer died this past week. You see, the past few months, my precious MacBook was starting to run slow and the video completely went caput. I was so frustrated that I kept saying, “I need a new computer.” Now while this statement was true, I did need a new computer — I didn’t REALLY need a new computer. It really was serving me just fine. Then, my dog — assisting the Universe like she loves to do — made my words TRUE by knocking over my drink, spilling sticky liquid onto my MacBook, in turn– killing it. My words, “I need a new computer” were never so true! “Really, Universe? Couldn’t you just have someone gift me a new computer for Christmas?” Of course, where would the lesson be in that?
While this is just one example of how our words have power, I thought it was a good reminder to watch what we say. We just crossed over a threshold on 11-11-11. Eleven is the the number of manifestation and our thoughts, words and feelings are manifesting faster and faster than we realize. It’s more important than ever to pay attention to what you focus on.
If you want something, sometimes something else may have to go in order to make room for what you want. In my case, I wanted a new computer, so the Universe created room for it by eliminating my old one. If you want a better job, you may lose the one you have to make room for a new and better one. If you want a healthly loving relationship, your current relationship may end. You get the picture.
But don’t take my word for it. Try it out and see what happens. Ask “out loud” for what you want. Better yet, act as if you already have it. The words, “I am” are very powerful little creators. Saying and writing things in the “I am” raises your vibration to the level of what you want to receive. So instead of “wanting” something to happen, keeping that thing “out there” you’re drawing it in by the law of attraction. For example, if you “want” a new job, say, “I am working in a career that fulfills me, brings me joy, pays me well and serves humanity.” You can be more specific to what job you actually want. It’s your life, your experience — create it!! You have the power!
This week, pay attention to what you say. Keep your words positive and see what you attract into your life. I like to make a list of what I manifest. This week, I get to add “new MacBook” to my list. Lucky me!
With Love, For the highest good…
xo, Christy Jacobs