If i’m so blessed, why can’t I feel good? Speaking is not simply a way for us to communicate to each other. Our words hold power. Listen in as I explain how, and for some encouragement for you.

“And God Said”

1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

Power of The Spoken Word

In Psalm 33:9 For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.

With the words he spoke out loud, the Lord created the earth and in fact, the Lord IS the word. I remember when I first thought about how the Lord created the earth with his word, with his spoken out loud word, and it gave me pause about praying out loud, giving talks, teaching, all the things we do with the spoken word.

It made me think,  if the Lord created the earth with his spoken word, what do I create with my spoken word? The words we speak hold power.

As we become more like the Lord through learning and faith, our words hold more power.  In general, what we speak becomes what we create.  We think what we speak is what we see in the world.

A Young Realization

When I was about seven or eight years old, I was playing by myself outside with a swing. My grandfather had made for us grandkids.  I wasn’t sitting on the swing swinging. I was standing on one side of the swing’s arc, pushing the swing and then catching it when it swung back to me. 

My sister walked up right in the path of the swing as I caught it.  I was the older sister, the know it all, and she was the pesky little sister.  I said, “You better move or else you’re going to get hit in the face.”  And she refused to move.  So I let go of the swing and guess what? It hit her right in the face. 

On the outside, I acted smug and I smirked. I told you so. But on the inside, I was appalled. I felt like I had an unknown power that I had just misused.  My words created exactly what I said they would. I’ve thought about that experience, I’ve reflected on it, and I thought, could I have just intuited the arc of the swing? 

The Four Agreements

There’s a book that I will reference. It’s called The four agreements by author Don Miguel Ruiz.  The four agreements are four rules that if you live by, the author says will change your life.

“The word is not just a sound or a written symbol. The word is a force. It is the power you have to express and communicate, to think, and thereby to create the events in your life. You can speak. What other animal on the planet can speak? The word is the most powerful tool you have as a human.”

“It is the tool of magic. But like a sword with two edges, your word can create the most beautiful dream, or your word can destroy everything around you. One edge is the misuse of the word, which creates a living hell. The other edge is the impeccability of the word, which will only create beauty, love, and heaven on earth.”

“Depending on how it is used, The word can set you free or it can enslave you even more than, you know, all the magic you possess is based on your word. Your word is pure magic and misuse of your word is black magic.” 

I like this idea. I’m a little averse to how he uses the word magic but I believe the point he’s trying to make here is that what we speak out loud is powerful. 

So if the words you speak are like “magic spells” for what you create, what are you speaking about yourself? What are you speaking about your partner?  What are you speaking about your children, your life, your job, your work? 

I want to encourage you to start listening to the words you speak and to consider whether you are creating a reality you want or one you don’t want. Now, I know some of you will be resistant to this idea, and I’m not saying that we create a hundred percent of the time with our word,  but what if even part of the time, say even 10 percent of the time, this is true that we create with our word,  how would it change how you speak about the world yourself and the people around you? 

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