The power of the word!
Are you awake to the manifesting power of your words?
”By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.” - Hebrew 11:3
What is meant by this statement?
My thoughts on it is as follows; "By faith; meaning by complete confidence, we believe and understand that our own creative imagination is the power of God, and by uttering the word (our creative God given power to manifest) we can give life to that which is not yet seen or not yet existing."
Our words are used to bring things, states, feeling or events into existence. Our words are always creative. We can speak words that upset people and cause pain and we can use it wisely and create beauty. It is all up to us and how we choose to use this creative power.
This blogpost is inspired by the teachings of Florence Scovel Shinn, Neville Goddard and other teachers that I have come across. It is also full of my own thoughts and experiences on the topic.
The conscious and subconscious mind
We control our subconscious mind by controlling our ideas and feelings.
Neville says; ”The conscious is personal and selective; the subconscious is impersonal and non-selective. The conscious is the realm of effect; the subconscious is the realm of cause. The conscious generates ideas and impresses these ideas on the
subconscious; the subconscious receives ideas and gives form and expression to them.”
Feeling is the only way in which ideas are conveyed to the subconscious so therefor we should never entertain undesirable feelings.
Our words create feelings and our feelings must be expressed. What you feel you are is always stronger than what you feel you want to be.
"I AM" statements
How to use the power of your words in a powerful way.
When we combine our words into ”I AM” statements they become very potent. When you say the words ”I AM happy” you start to feel it and believe it. This will set in motion a shift in your state of being.
Whatever you put after ”I AM” will impress the subconscious to bring it into reality… like; happy, sad, rich, poor, strong, etc.
This is why we need to be mindful to not use these powerful words in a negative way.
If we habitually talk about how ”I AM always to late” or ”I always miss the buss”, then we established this to be true and we will most likely experience this over and over again. Other people will start to say it to you and soon you have created yourself as a person that is always late.
If we are not mindful of our words we may cause disharmony inside ourselves and that is the cause of disease. We can talk ourselves sick in no time by our powerful statements and feelings telling our subconscious mind to produce it.
When we combine our words with intention, purpose and repeated determination it reaches even further. If our words are spoken from an honest, unselfish heart it can only create positive outcomes.
It all starts with the words spoken in silence inside our own heads.
Neville says; ”Most of us are totally unaware of how these inner conversations shape our lives. To change our mind we need to first change our inner speech.”
We always have inner conversations going on. This is natural and we are all doing it. These inner conversations are not always so constructive and can lead to confusion, doubt, fear, etc.
It is easy to get caught up arguing with yourself because of bad choice you made or opportunities you didn't take and end up feeling really down.
Or we start conversations in our heads with people we disagree with or don´t like and end up resentful and full of anger.
When a habit of negative self talk is established it can be devastating to our health, our relationships and our success in any field. If we believe that we are no good or
can´t do a certain thing then we have crippled ourselves and all opportunities in that area is closed of.
Our words, beliefs and feelings always precede what is created. So when we convince ourselves that we cannot do a certain thing, we actually can´t. It is not until we change our words, beliefs and feelings and say that we can that we unlock that capacity.
Our words have tremendous potency so if we are unconscious about what we are saying to ourselves or others in our own mind, we cannot be sure about what is created…
Florence says; ”Fear, doubt, anxiety, anger and resentment shocks the bodies nervous system and are the cause of disease and disaster."
We can actually make ourselves sick by the wrong use of the word without even knowing it.
If we have an anxious, nervous dialog going on inside; saying that there is not enough time and everything is going to go wrong today we will produce negative emotions and then we attract situation that will further reinforce what belief, until it become a habit and make us really sick.
What can we do then?
The first step is to become conscious about what is happening inside your own head.
- Pay attention to that inner dialog by observing your own mind. Once you become aware of it you can stop talking in negative ways and start using your words to change yourself and your circumstances in a positive direction.
- One way to do this is to practice mindfulness and meditation. It will sharpen your attention and you will become more and more aware of what thoughts and inner dialogs you are involved in.
- It can be good to take note of the inner dialog by writing it down so that you see clearly where the problem lies. Maybe you´r getting down on yourself about your money situation or your status at work, or you are jealous of a friend that just got a new partner when you are all alone. These things seem petty and we sometimes don't even want to admit this to ourselves but to be able to grow spiritually and find success in this world, we need to start where we are and be honest about our thought and feeling.
- By taking regular micro breaks and become observant of what is going on is also good. Do you have an ongoing argument with someone about a disagreement? Are you blaming a friend or spouse for something that happened yesterday or even two weeks ago? When we engage in this kind of inner dialog it is called resentment (re-feeling) and I believe it to be one of the most destructive forces in our world. Whatever you habitually speak about in your head and feel is what you will manifest in the outer.
- You can use affirmations and positive statements to channel the power of your words to do good. You can use prayers and ask for the right words, thoughts and events to manifest in your life.
- Practice to be mindful as much as you can to that inner dialog and as soon as it is not making sense or bulling you or others; change it directly into kind words instead. We blame other people for what happens to us but it is actually we ourselves that put things in motion by the way we use our inner speech and replay fears, anger, greed, jealousy, etc.
- So to prosper we need to practice to catch ourselves and redirect our words to match that of love and kindness to all.
The Power of Prayers
”Before ye cal I shall answer.”
Asking the Divine (your own definition of a Higher Power…) for what you want is a constructive way to use your words. Prayers will be answered even before they are asked if they are sincere and unselfish.
We should always be mindful of what we pray for and include that it will be helpful to others.
It is of no real use if it is not beneficial to other people. Because giving precedes receiving. We will only receive that which we are willing to give.
If we are resentful we pray that the person will get all that we ourselves want, like; love, security, happiness, success, etc. Feel deep inside and connect with your own divinity that already is the essence of all that you want. Pray with feeling for them to also receive that.
Continue to pray for it for at least two weeks straight even if you don´t feel like doing it in the beginning.
I have done this many times myself and I have told it to many people and we have all had great success with this kind of prayer. I know this works. If it is done repeatedly and with earnestness it will change you deeply and the resentment will go away.
Sometimes my ego can come in the way when I am praying, so I have to remind myself at the end of a prayer that if I want something it must also benefit others.
If I become more happy, others can benefit to be around me. If I become more secure in myself then my family will feel secure with me.
Florence Says; ”All the good that is to be made manifest in mans life is already an accomplished fact in divine mind, and is released through mans´s recognition, or spoken word.”
Affirmations are powerful statements declaring that what I wish for is already on it´s way to me. It is like untying the knot of a magical ship of goods already packed and waiting for me in the harbor of blessed wishes.
If there is endless possibilities and what I ask for I shall have then it is really only up to me to make a decision and speak my wish.
Florence says; "It is important not to limit ourselves and that we should always try to expand our consciousness to be able to receive larger and larger gifts."
Man can only receive what he sees himself receiving.
If we hold fast to the belief that we are not worthy of receiving or we are afraid then we cannot affirm with confidence. Then we might have to pray for the fears and doubts to be lifted before we use the affirmations.
Here are some of Florence affirmations that I like:
”Let me now express the Divine Idea in my mind, body and affairs.”
”I have a magical work in a magical way, I give magical service for a magical pay.”
”There is no competition on the spiritual plane. What is rightfully mine is given me under grace.”
”The genius within me is now released. I now fulfill my destiny.”
”What God has done for others He can do for me and more!”
Being in a feeling of deep gratitude is one of the most magnetic states to be in. It will attract all that is good.
When we are grateful we are declaring that we know we are taken care of and that we are receiving what we need, when we need it. We know that our prayers are answered and that we are living in a world of instant manifestation.
Practice being grateful for the present moment and you will come to know that you already are that which you long for.
Know that what you want is already here… feel this and it will manifest through you.
”Whatever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”
Karma is sanskrit for; ”Comeback”. It is like a boomerang thrown forward and then finding it´s way back to the thrower.
If you cast out words of destruction they will find it´s way back to you eventually and hit you in the head when you least expect it. In the same way; if you spread words of kindness, appreciation, love and happiness, you will receive all of this back and more.
We can only receive what we are willing to give, so put full force and intention behind your kind, loving words and you will receive that back.
One of the most instant answers to my spoken demand or prayer I have ever experienced, happened while we where on our road trip in America in 2017.
We only had three days left before leaving for Sweden and we figured we spend two on a camping and the last one at a hotel close to the airport. This felt like the best plan.
As we search for a place to stay we only found full campsites. They said that all the sites had been booked months in advance and there wouldn't be anything available anywhere for us. This was a bit hard to hear but we said to ourselves; ”there must be something for us somewhere”.
After having gotten no from a few places and feeling a bit desperate we came to Refugio State Park Camping , in California.
It clearly said ”FULLY BOOKED” on the sign as we rolled in, but we went up and asked anyway. The women in the small hut said ”Actually there is one campsite left. Several cars have been here but did not want it. Drive down and look and if you want it it´s yours.”
We felt so happy and thought it a bit strange that so many people declined the spot.
The camp site was pretty packed and more people came in and filled it even more. The spot was just fine and we paid for the night.
The kids played and we all had a great time.
The next day we found out our site was booked and we had to leave. Me and Kristina sat down and prayed for a solution and that we would be given a place to stay.
As soon as we where finish the woman living right next to us walked passed and turned around saying; ”are you leaving?”. We had not spoken a word to here before.We told her our situation and she said; ”you are not leaving, you are stay with us; there can be three cars on each site.” We thanked her so much and went up and payed only 10$ for the following night instead of 45$.
We had a fantastic time that day with our new friends. The next day we asked to borrow here phone to book a hotel the last night before our flight. She said; ”No, no, yo can stay in our house with us and take it easy and leave in the morning. We were now overwhelmed with gratitude and we continued to have a fantastic time until we left for Sweden.
What I think is this; "we felt so grateful for being in such a lovely place and for having been given one night at the campsite. We had a strong belief that whatever we need will be given us, some way or another. I believe that this made such a strong manifesting power to our wish that it instantly manifested."
Let us all strive to become masters of the word. This will open up our experience of life in so many positive ways.
Do not let yourself sleep walk and be unconscious of your inner mental conversations; instead wake up, take charge, and redirect your words with intention, purpose and repeated determination and you will be able to create what you want.
Don´t forget that statements starting with ”I AM” are very powerful and the more you repeat these positive ”I AM” statements the more your subconscious mind will produce it in your conscious world.
Say to yourself with full attention… ”I AM happy” and imagine that you are. Do this repeatedly and with feeling and you will experience a happy change.
You will change only as much as you change your inner conversations. Whatever you believe yourself to be you become.
I am on the Great Adventure,
”The Adventure Of Now” and it is truly fantastic.
This article was influenced by the teachings of Florence Scovel Shinn and Nevill Goddard.
I am writing this in my own words as much as I can and to the best of my knowledge and interpretation. This is how I see things now.
I aim to share my spiritual findings in weekly blog posts. This will also be available to listen to in my pod ”The Adventure Of Now” on Soundcloud. If you go there you will also find a guided meditation after the episode.
You can also listen to this post as a track below, which ends with a guided meditation.
If you would like to read more about manifesting your desires, please view my first blog post; ”The truth that will set you free here.”
Wish you a joyous week:)