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The Power of Positive Language

How we speak, the words and intonation we use, has a huge effect on the energy we put out in the world, and subsequently, in the energy we allow ourselves to receive. Positive language sets the tone of our journey, impacts those around us, and can help to move us forward in a much more intentional way.

We tend to notice the negative, and often that becomes the focus. What happens if we do subtle, gentle shifts of language, changing the syntax slightly, thus changing the intention? The power of the Law of Attraction is that what we put out, we call in. Let’s look at how the shifts of language can be the carrier of calling in more positive expectations.

We all set the tone of our eneAll Postsrgy by our speech and then actions. Any time we use a negative word, we are putting out, and calling in, more negative energy. If we change the syntax, often very minutely, we often can change the intention, thus shifting the vibration into calling in more positive energy. Saying, “I always make mistakes” can easily be transformed to, “I learn from each mistake”, which then opens up a more positive pathway. Noticing the negatives coming from our mouths, and echoing our beliefs, can keep us locked into detrimental expectations.

What if we all turn our focus to rewording our statements into more forward-thinking intentions? I wonder what would happen if we increase our cognizance of the use of “not”, “but” or “can’t”, carefully choosing if and when we use negative words? We know how language affects children; the same is true of ourselves.

When we speak to our children, we can look at what their perception is (what they hear) as opposed to our intention (what we say). Changing syntax and verbage from “You didn’t do that right” to “I wonder if you would be interested in seeing a different way to approach that” can immediately open up the reception of the listener. “You never listen” can easily be reworded into “I am always appreciative when others listen to my thoughts/feelings. I bet you feel the same way.” Not only does a shift in language usually defuse a situation, it offers more reciprocal respect, thus inviting more positive dialogue to ensue. Most people would rather hear, “I would be interested to hear your thoughts” instead of “This way has always worked so there is no reason to change.” Shifting the language can be the initial step to shifting the energy.

We often minimize the power of the language, but if we look at how that is generated, we can see the dimensions that are included. When we speak, we have formulated a thought. If that thought is negative, it reflects a negative opinion from within. When the words are spoken, they are released to others, taken in and often reflected back. That continues. We can change that energetic path by changing the tone and intent of the words as they are uttered. If we begin at home, with our thoughts and words, we affect our expectations, and when we share those words, we affect others. That grows exponentially each time the thoughts, words, or energy is put out into the Universe. Every time the energy is positive, it creates an opening to receive more positively. “I have unhealthy eating habits” is easily reworded to, “I have had unhealthy eating habits and now notice how I can do things better”. It is much easier to stay in a positive state of mind, even invite in more positive behaviors, when we aren’t beating ourselves up with our language.

The invitation-pay attention to how you say things, be open to changing the syntax, and be aware then of the shifts in energy, both outward and inward. Each time we invite change for the better, we create the reverberation of energy affecting the world. Embrace the good within and share that part outwardly. Welcome the opportunity to make positive changes, first in language, which will then open up the pathway, allowing the change in behavior, which then allows a welcoming of others to notice, to join in, to incorporate more positive intentions. Changing the world, one word at a time. I wonder how many are ready to embrace that positive intention?

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  • Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner
    Licensed Professional Counselor
    Advanced Clinical HypnoTherapist

  • Deb England began working part-time for Wholeness Healing Center in September 2004 and began full-time in May 2005. Deb practices primarily in the Broken Bow office and one day a week in the Grand Island office. Previously she had completed her practicum and internship at Morning Star Alliance, working in the Broken Bow and Grand Island offices.


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