Riddle: What can delight, excite, and ignite; pull a frown up to a smile, melt fear into confidence and fill emptiness with fulfillment
Amazon has millions of biographies and books written by thinkers like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Abraham Lincoln, and Elizabeth Caddy Stanton; word wizards who have changed the world. A French writer and philosopher, Jean-Paul Satre said, “Words are loaded pistols.” Now we may not be out to change the whole world, but we can certainly change what’s in our own.
Along with several other techniques, choosing and using the most potent words to engineer literary devices like similes, metaphors, and alliteration arouses the imagination. Imagination conjures up a feeling then attaches it – kind of like a post-it note to the subconscious. From there, the subconscious mind works like an antennae sending out a frequency of that feeling, attracting experiences that match. This feeling is what we see reflected back to us and how we create the exterior or “real world”. The more positive sticky notes attached to our subconscious, the more we see favorable results in our life.
Let’s look at an example of the words someone might tell themselves if they’re looking to put use an effective sticky note of abundance on their subconscious…..They might repeat to themselves over and over….”Success comes to me from unseen places”. Listen to how words can strengthen this feeling…. “ The door to financial success is nailed open for me now and my pockets are jammed and crammed with abundance.” Which statement gives you a stronger feeling of wealth? So the words we use and the way we use them is power, a magic wand.
Now I’m going to change the focus from the way words are used and how they’re used to the thoughts behind them. One of my favorite authors, Kahlil Gibran reminded us that, “All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind.” It’s the thought before the word that holds even more magic and it too can be changed.
Have you ever listened to someone who was asked, “So what’s been going on in your life?” They go into their “story”. Think about it, who really hears their “story”, the most? They do! And do your think this is it the “story” they really want to be experiencing? Usually not. Usually it is one they’re trying to get away from or be done with. Now, if they became more mindful of what they say to others and tell about what they are looking toward rather than where they’ve been; they’d get different results.
Let’s pretend you’ve just asked Joe.. how he’s been doing. Joe answers.” Oh, – it’s been a hard year, I got laid off from my job this spring. I don’t know what I’m going to do. I’m going nuts. What’s the feeling Joe’s sending out? Fear….frustration and that’s just what his feeling antenna will find more of. A better choice for Joe might be…”.I’m finding a new balancing despite the ups and downs. Interesting new things are developing.”
Remember the speaker is really the one hearing what they say the most. And if the subconscious hears it enough it believes what it hears, that is what will come to be.(But if you try this don’t try to force a false belief on your subconscious, it won’t buy into what is really not true for you at that time.)
Our thoughts and words can make some big changes for us. There’s no need to make any changes where you’re getting the results you want, but where there’s something you want to change, you have the magic wand. Change the thoughts and the words, then firmly believe in what you say, you’ll get a different result. Here’s a caution: we’re usually so busy in life that we never really get to see this principle in action then skepticism is the predominate feeling plus, there is a delay between the thought and the results which also allows disbelief to creep in and ruin the magic before it happens.
Thoughts and Words are the power tools given to humans to create our sweetest dreams and the world we want, and they’re FREE to all.