What is the easiest way to create your world the way you want it to be? Through your words.
Yes, I know that everyone says its your thoughts, and I agree. But sometimes your thoughts aren’t in exactly the place they need to be to get things rolling in the right direction.
Here’s what I mean by that… if you are currently experiencing some thing/s that you don’t want, it can be hard to start thinking about something different. But here’s what I’ve done and the results never vary! I speak about the thing/s as though they are the way I want them to be.
At first I wasn't aware of what I was doing, but then I took notice of some situations where things unexpectedly materialised in my life, and I realised I had unconsciously spoken them into being. This has occurred with good and bad outcomes, so now I am very careful to only speak about things I want to experience.
I have spoken things into being so many times I’ve lost count. Small things and big ones. It works like this.
I decide there is something I want and I speak as though I already have it as much as I can at the time. That's it!
When I was new in town a few years back, it was coming up to Christmas and it was looking very much like I would be on my own on Christmas day because I didn’t know many people at that point.
This didn’t worry me unduly, but I thought it would be nice to at least have someone to visit, or have lunch with or something. In fact, I had been thinking that it would be really nice to be invited by a new friend I’d met.
Then I got an invite that I didn’t really want to accept… So I answered that I was so appreciative of their invitation, but I was actually having lunch with my (new) friend. I didn’t feel like I was lying, because I know that words create your world. I just felt like I was announcing something that hadn’t happened yet in my reality, but it was out there in the field of infinite possibilities.
And only a few days later my new friend said ‘Oh by the way, I keep meaning to ask you – are you free to come and have Christmas lunch with us?” And of course I was.
I’ve done this to get a great job I wanted, find my ideal car, move to another city and also another country, to pursue an expensive hobby for free, create a successful business and also sell a business. In fact, pretty much anything you can imagine.
Florence Scovel Shinn wrote a book about it – Your Word Is Your Wand. And even in her other books she talks about using your word to create your world.
Catherine Ponder also teaches that the words you speak will create situations in the physical.
Louise Hay gave a whole seminar about it.
If you affirm something and are in alignment with it, it will appear in your world
Being in alignment only means not having strong feelings and worries about it NOT manifesting. In other words, you feel good and you feel relaxed when you think of what you want. You feel in sync with it happening or appearing in your life.
Don't affirm that something is difficult or impossible and don’t use absolutes like never or always. As soon as you say something is difficult and you’re never going to get it right… it will be, and you won’t. Simple as that.
Often our speech is so automatic that we don’t even hear how negatively we speak. Saying things like I hate work, or he’s so difficult to deal with, or I’m never going to manage this or I can’t do that… These just affirm what you will experience – it’s how you create your world. As Henry Ford said, if think you can or you think you can’t, either way, you’re right.
If you want something to show up – affirm it’s happening. As in, 'Sorry Fiona, I can’t come with you on Saturday because a friend has invited me to go horse riding with her', for example – as long as horse riding with your friend is something you would prefer to do of course!
Affirmations and positive statements do work. You only need to believe in the possibility that a thing could happen, despite the fact that your outward reality may be in sharp contrast.
Despite this, I’ve read many articles that say they don’t work because the whole time your brain is saying it’s a lie. Well that is nonsense. Yes, your brain will say it’s a lie to start with… but you are insisting that it’s a possibility. Your brain does not manifest things for you – your brain only takes notice of opportunities because you start to focus on something, and the field of infinite possibilities that we reside in – the Universe – sends those opportunities to us.
When I had my dog walking business I used to walk between 6 and 10 dogs at a time all off-leash. They were all friendly and non-aggressive dogs, and generally responsive. But they were still dogs and loved to run around and play chase with each other, and sometimes go selectively deaf if they were having fun they didn’t want to stop.
It was a little stressful because other dog walkers in the forest I used to go to, could sometimes be over protective of their own dog. I went through a period where I often got shouted at because one of my friendly group had run up to little Fee Fee or Sugarplum to say hallo. It was unpleasant to say the least.
In hindsight I didn't help myself because I would happily tell my best friend about how stressful it was and how upsetting and unfair.
But then I caught myself and realised that I was creating it all.
So as I walked along with my happy but lively dogs I started to affirm ‘All my dogs are well behaved and under control. I only meet nice, friendly people.’ I told other walkers I met how well behaved my dogs were and how they always listened to me. And almost immediately, that's exactly the experience I had. I met friendly people who loved my dogs playing with theirs, and my dogs listened when I said it was time to move on.
Before I did that, I had got to the point where I was so unhappy because of the constant worry that someone would be angry with me, that I almost thought about giving up my business. But then I started affirming what I wanted to occur and it changed the entire experience I was having and I began to love it again.
So if you're currently finding yourself in situations you'd rather not be in, or you want to create something in your life, start to consciously affirm things the way you want them to be.
Once you start to see this working you will have more belief in it and can start on bigger things, although in reality, it's no more difficult to create big things than it is little things.
I’m certainly not a master or a guru, but by speaking affirming words I’ve created my world to include all sorts of wonderful things and I know you can do it too... because anyone can!
So now it's your turn. Try it for yourself and use your words to create your world the way you want it to be, instead of settling for default and whatever happens to show up.