Our words create our worlds.
Positive affirmations, prayers, spells, whatever you call them, what we speak has a greater potential of turning into reality than the words we don’t speak. That’s why I try hard to never utter words or phrases that I don’t want to come true. And I’ll deny or negate negative phrases when someone idly tosses them my way…like, you’re going to get a speeding ticket–you’re due. Delete, delete–not me!
Here are a few words I’m letting go of–removing from my vocabulary–now:
1. FEAR. I’m letting go of fear in the traditional sense of the anxiety and doubts we focus our thoughts on. Someone once told me FEAR is False Evidence Appearing Real. Translation: A situation only appears fearful because of the interpretations we place on it. I’m changing my interpretation of FEAR to Forgetting Everything’s All Right.
2. WORRY. Worrying is stewing without doing. Worry is also a fear-based emotion. Playing off of Forgetting Everything’s All Right, I’m letting go of the emotional angst of worry. After all, worry is only a question of what’s going to happen in the future. From now on I’m going to “wonder” what will happen. Instead of “I’m worried about what’s going to happen,” I choose to think (and speak) “I WONDER what’s going to happen.” It’s open with positive expectation.
3. BUT. When’s the last time you were “but”ed in a conversation? And how did it make you feel? Negated, right? And how about the popular phrase “yes, but”? It sounds as if someone is agreeing with you but they’re not. They’re negating your words (and consequently your opinion and you). Instead of “but,” why not the word “and”? “Yes, and have you thought of this?” Or, “yes, and I see it this way.” AND is a word that affirms the other while opening them to another way of looking at something. Your way.
Let go of these words and you’ll let go of a bit of negativity.