I believe that the words that come out of our mouths are very important. Before we can change our life, we must start talking differently about it.
I used to be one of the most negative people in the world. It got to the point that no one would ask me how I was doing, as that would open the door to my "poor little me" diatribe.
I got sick and tired of being sick and tired of life. One day I blurted out, "Change my life, I can't take it anymore!"
That same week, I was going through the self-help section of a bookstore. As I turned to look at a child that was crying, a book flew off the shelf that nearly hit me. I bent down to pick it up and the title of the book was, "What You Say Is What You Get." It looked interesting and so I bought it and took it home in 1987.
As I began to read it, it resonated with my spirit. Clearly, I saw that I was creating my own misery by the way I talked about my life. During the next two years Spirit began to teach me about positive living. One book after the other and one teacher after the other would appear along my path.
I know that someone reading this today is where I was. I know what you are thinking, "You aren't asking me to be fake are you?" The answer is no, I am not. I am simply going to suggest that you change the way you talk about your situation for one week, and see if you don't feel better!
Words are energy. Negative words bring negative results and negative people into our lives. We attract to ourselves what we are putting out to the universe.
For the rest of the day, and all day tomorrow write down all the negative words that come out of your mouth. When you sit down the next day and read them, you will be amazed at what you are saying.
For instance, we might call one friend after the other and say, "I am so depressed, and I don't think my life is ever going to get better." We begin to camp-out with our depression, so to speak. We stay on top of it, and we cover ourselves with it.
Now what if we started to say, "I am feeling better, each and every day. My life is going exactly as it should be going here and now!" A funny thing happens as we say those words out loud; we honestly begin to feel better!
We have to look at our companions. Do we "hang out" with a lot of negative people? If so we have to make an effort to make some new friends. We can find someone we admire, someone who is always upbeat and ask him or her out for coffee. While we are around the person, we can observe what they say and how they act. Successful people hang around other successful and positive people.
At first, as we change our speaking patterns, it is going to be a bit of an odd feeling. It will be like writing with our left hand when we are used to writing with our right hand.
As we continue with our positive affirmations, day after day, year after year, soon joy and positive living become second nature to us. It doesn't happen overnight, but it will happen.
We have to start to make a conscious effort to make the best of our situations. We are in control of our emotions. We can choose negative or positive ones. It's all about choosing, for instance, to not be depressed.
Picture yourself closing the door to depression. Now you are in a hallway. If you look closely you see that at the other end of the hallway, a light is shining. The only way you can get to the other side is to use positive affirmations. You begin to say, "Every day, and in every way, my life is full of happiness, health and abundance!" As you say that you move forward. If you begin negative confession, you move backwards. The only way to make it through to the other end of this hallway is through positive confession!
Write down 5 of the most positive confessions you can think of, and make sure you have the sheet of paper with you at all times. Several times through the day, when you are able, take those confessions out and read them to yourself, or out loud. Let them sink deep into your spirit as seeds for your abundant life!
No teacher, no doctor and no magic pill can make us feel better. We must want change so much that we are willing to get up, get out and do the work it takes to live abundantly.
As we make our effort, to sincerely change, Spirit meets us and guides us in the right direction and to the right people!
© Catrina Muhle