Let me share with you my belief on the power of words. If we go by what God himself has said as written in the bible, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness”, so God created man in His own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Buddha said “Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care, for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or evil.”
My thinking is, if we were made by God in his image, and he spoke worlds into existence, and people can be influenced by them for good or evil, why in the world would we doubt the power of our own words; as sacred beings created in the image of God?
My husband has been sick for two days. Two days ago he came home and said to me “I’m getting sick, it’s going to get worse and I’m probably going to be down for the count”. And it was so. He felt pretty awful yesterday and told me he bet it would get worse. And it was so. Today he let me know that his week was going to be shot~ after he did, indeed, get worse and had a 100 degree temperature. Throughout this time he will periodically say “wash your hands, you’re going to get sick. don’t get too close, you”re going to get sick.” EVERY TIME he says something like this, I just very calmly say “No, I will not. I’m not getting sick, I’m not catching your cold, I’m going to be fine, quit shooting voodoo words at me”. Every single time. I finally said, “Honey, quit saying that, I’m not going to get sick. Why don’t you try saying you’re going to be much better tomorrow and you can’t wait to enjoy your week?” He tells me it just doesn’t work that way. Hmmm. But what if he did try? And what if he woke up tomorrow and felt better? What if he had some time to enjoy outside? I’m just saying it’s worth a try, yes?
I know there are so many things we can’t control, but our own outlook and, determination and beliefs are very powerful. I know when I get up every morning, I have the almighty power of having an awesome day, or a hellacious one. I get to pick. Sometimes I don’t realize I’ve chosen poorly until partway through and I say to myself “Gurl, what have you done to yourself?? You pissed in your own Cheerios this morning and now you’re whining about it?”.
My poor guy feels like crap. NO doubt about that. I just know he could help himself recover more quickly if he allowed himself to use his own power. I had cluster headaches for 3 months straight every day, and if I hadn’t kept my mind strong and powerful, I may have actually jumped off the local bridge to stop the pain. I don’t know if I would be pain-free now if I hadn’t kept a very open mind and been willing to entertain out of the box “cures”.
Everything we think, and therefore say, carries great weight in the world. The Universe is always listening and working to fulfill the reality we create every moment. BE CAREFUL, CHOOSE WISELY. What do you plan to create for yourself today? A prison or palace? It’s up to us to decide how we see our world, how we’ll live in it, and what impact we intend to have on those we share it with.
We’ll see what tomorrow brings, but if I wake up with voodoo cooties tomorrow, you can bet there will be a positive affirmation revolution going on in my house! lol. I will sure let you know! ❤
PS in the meantime, healing prayers and thoughts for my husband are greatly appreciated! =)