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Your Word Is Your Wand

"Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs." Pearl Strachan Hurd

Words are easy to articulate but have you ever given any thought as to what can result from your words? We use a lot of them every day and usually not a great deal of deliberation precedes them.

The Buddha said, “Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.”

Positive words can heal when negative ones can literally kill. Insensitive, unkind words can destroy the human sprit. It does not have to be many words, sometimes only one can cause irrevocable hurt.

The taunt that we have often heard and repeated at school "Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me," is wrong. I believe that in some ways it is possibly easier to recover from physical damage than emotional harm.

Words have great power, both positive and negative. They can wound or heal. A child’s impressionable mind does not appreciate that Mum and Dad are just in a bad mood today, but will identify with derogatory put downs and this could result in long-lasting psychological damage.

The late Florence Scovel Shinn was an artist and metaphysician and has helped thousands of people through her healing work. She was the author of ‘The Game Of Life And How To Play it’ and its sequels ‘The Power Of The Spoken Word’ and ‘Your Word Is Your Wand’.

“A person knowing the power of the word, becomes very careful of his conversation. He has only to watch the reaction of his words to know that do ‘not return void’. Through his spoken word, man is continually making laws for himself," she wrote way back in 1925.

Florence’s message was that words have an enormous power and that God’s gift to man is “power and dominion over all created things; his mind, his body, and affairs… All unhappiness comes from lack of power…by your word you contact this power.”

You can create anything you want by aligning your thoughts and words with the perfect good within.

A lot of us a familiar with ‘The Secret’ and the ‘Law of Attraction’. Whatever is going on in your mind is what you are attracting and the words you speak are confirmation of this. Winston Churchill once said, "You create your own universe as you go along.” The belief here is that your life is the result of all your thoughts, words and actions.

Florence strongly believed in prayer and that once the thoughts and the words are aligned, whatever your request is will come to pass.

One example she used in her writings was of an incident she had while dining with a friend in a restaurant. The lady she was with spilled something on her dress and was sure it would stain. Ms Shin made the statement using the spoken word, “Evil is unreal and leaves no stain.” She then told her friend not to look and to leave the situation to Infinite Intelligence. They took a peek at the dress about an hour later and the stain was gone. She went as far as to claim that if one uses this statement for past misfortunes or mistakes the effects will disappear, leaving no stain.

Another anecdote from Ms Shinn’s book is the story of a man who accidentally misplaced a special Japanese pen called a Namike Pen. He immediately aligned his thoughts to deny the loss by stating, “There is no loss in Divine Mind, therefore I cannot lose the Namike Pen." It will be restored to me or its equivalent.” One day while travelling along Fifth Avenue in a bus, the man’s eye caught a notice in a shop which read ‘Oriental Craft Shop’. He had never been there but developed a strong hunch to go in ask for a Namike Pen and sure enough there was a nice assortment and all on sale! The gentleman in question was probably aware of another of Florence’s teachings in regards to listening and following your intuition. She believed that so many times people find it difficult to stop following the reasoning mind and go along with presentiments.

So we can see our choice of words should be carefully monitored. We can use words to affirm our desires and love or we can use words to hurt and humiliate.

Affirmations are statements, usually positive that are repeated often with a goal in mind such a reprogramming the subconscious belief system. The idea is to use words to affirm our goals and desires and by doing so convincing our subconscious self.

The important thing to remember is that the subconscious is not silly therefore it cannot be fooled. Affirming “I am earning $5000 a month from my blog” when so far you have only made five bucks will only result in the subconscious to respond with “Yeah sure, dream on!” A better affirmation would be, “I choose to earn $5000 a month from my blog” and then take appropriate action in order to achieve that goal, which is where listening carefully to the ‘Inner voice’ or intuition can be very supportive. Makes more sense doesn’t it? It is paramount that the belief system is aligned with the words. If you don’t fully ‘believe’ that you will receive your heart’s desire, the idea is to align your subconscious to have faith that you can at least work toward your objective and in time you can subliminally train your mind to consider the possibility that you will achieve your aspiration.

Florence Scovel Shinn equated words to a magic wand. She said, “Choose the affirmation which appeals to you the most and wave it over the situation which confronts you.”

I believe everything in life is a matter of balance. That is maintaining equilibrium between the conscious, the subconscious and the physical. A perfect of balance of all three areas is what is needed.

Expressing negative verbal statements to children will shape their belief system and this will result in him or her living the negativity.

Analyze the words that you speak every day. Are they disparaging? Are you expressing love when you feel it in your heart? Make a point from now on to be more selective about what you say.

Let love flow from your heart; speak only kind words and the world will be yours.

Affirmations from Florence Scovel Shinn’s ‘Your Word Is Your Wand’

“Nothing is too good to be true”

“Nothing is too wonderful to happen”

“Nothing is too good to last”

Recommended Reading:

•“The Wisdom Of Florence Scovel Shinn" (4 complete books in one volume - The game of life and how to play it - The Power Of The Spoken Word - Your Word Is Your Wand - The Secret Of Success) By Florence Scovel Shinn

•"What You Say is What You Get" by George R. Walthe

Law of Attraction Home Study Course Videos


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Aleta said...

Ohh, I thoroughly enjoyed your post. There is so much truth in this. When I allowed myself to trust my own intuition instead of just plain reasoning, I found that I was better guided, if not by myself, then by the power of God and where He wanted me to follow. It's easy not to listen to ourselves, to shut down that voice that knows better, because logic defies it... but so many things are possible, if you don't limit yourself. Thanks for sharing this!

Lilly's Life said...

This is a great thought provoking post expecially in these times when gossip and slander seems to be the order of the day. Thanks for posting it and for the reminder to us all. Must check out that book too!

Jauenskq said...

Hi Paula,

The Chinese has a proverb which say,"Word is like water when pour away, cannot be take back," We need to be careful o our choice of word especially when we are angry. Never say unnecessary word and the hurt like you say it irrecovorable

Tomas Karkalas said...

Thank you for the wonderful post.
Power of the words is the blessing to us. Just think. When it seems that everything is lost, I don't weep but fly on the wings of gratitude for my luck to leave this respond, to say Thank You and discover the omnipotence of generous smile. "Hi, my dear!" isn't just a phrase but the powerful message - the discovery of the magic fragrance of the flowers.

AngelBaby said...

It has been proven now that what you say to someone affects them at a cellular level. If you say something mean like I hate you it hurts every cell in their body When you say something nice like I love you it feels really good because it affects every cell in their body. So we need to be very careful what we say to people because it affects every cell in their body as well as their heart.

Love and Blessings,

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