What you say is what you get

Thoughts, words, and acts are seeds sown, and, by the inviolable law of things, they produce after their kind. — Above Life’s Turmoil

We focus a lot on how powerful our thoughts and actions are and in so doing, we overlook one of the most powerful killers of dreams — our words.

In fact, many of the dream-killer words we use, we do so in casual conversation with not much thought of what we’re really saying. At one point in my life, when I had a few more challenges than normal, I got into a very bad habit of using this reply when asked how I was doing, “Oh, you know, when it rains, it pours.”

I’m not sure why I used that reply (maybe I was looking for some sympathy), but I know the results were devastating. Not only did it keep raining, it began to storm!

In the Northern Hemisphere we’re coming to a season when colds and the flu usually increase. Would you think I’ve gone off my rocker if I said we speak some of those maladies into existence? Before you decide, read this article on the medical evidence of the power of belief, and then understand that when we speak something we give power to it — we increase our belief in something when we speak it.

So when someone asks you how you’re doing and you reply, “I think I’m coming down with something,” you’re actually contributing to the illness you end up with. And the same goes for the other words that people speak like, “I don’t ever have any money,” “I’m always so tired,” “I’ve got the worst luck,” and on and on.

What words are you speaking? Stop and listen to yourself, whether it’s your self talk or your words to others. Can you see the connection between what you’re saying and the life you’re experiencing?

Regardless of the religious faith, the spoken word is acknowledged as having great power. Hindu writings tell of yogis that have used mantras to light fires, materialize physical objects like food and even influence the outcome of battles. In the Christian Bible, we find these words in the Gospel of Mark, “those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.”

And that’s worth thinking about.

8 thoughts on “What you say is what you get”

  1. Great stuff Vic!
    I have spent a great deal of time adjusting my vocabulary and suggesting the same to those in my sphere. I hate the term “Take Care” I say forget that and Take a Chance! Or when you ask someone how they’re doing and they respond “Not Bad”. What does that mean? I won’t take credit for identifying these things and I’m as guilty as most in using them from time to time. However, since I’ve tossed these little quips from daily usage I started seeing nearly instant results in how the world interfaced with me. I also began to see how people that use negative terms like this continue to stay in the rut of dissatisfaction and that actually motivates me!

  2. Vic, this is great, and more confirmations of attention to wording through
    courses I am following both on the internet and in my spiritual development. This is more evidence of synchronisitis showing up everywhere in my life. I continually catch and correct myself and others
    who are on this journey-the journey of life -the one that really counts.
    As we change our wording we notice immediate changes around us. The
    results begin to flow ease and joy. Thanks Vic. Continue bringing these
    inspiring and motivational phrases to our journey.!

  3. Hi Vic,

    Thanks once again for another brilliant article. I want to let everyone know that I have gained so much from three of your programmes. 6 Figures, No Dream Too Big & As A Man Thinketh have helped me an incredible amount and I just hope you can keep producing more and more great programmes!

  4. Hello Vic thanks once again for this liberating article. I now correct myself when I say things that conflict with my Goals and I find that the clouds just roll away and the possibilties keep rolling in. God bless you for sharing

  5. Thanks Vic for this article. It comes at a time in my life when I’m just beginning on the Goals 2007 journey. I do speak negatively often to myself….I appreciate the reminder I need to change my ways.

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