The Power of your words to hold you hostage or set you FREE!

Spiral bound cover of Be Free with brown and orange type "Be Free Release the Words Holding Your Dreams Hostage"Have you ever noticed how different words have different energy? How they have the power to raise you up or send you running for the hills?

And the more emotion behind them (whether from the emotions of today or a long-lost yesterday), the more power they wield.

Words are so powerful they change the world.

In fact, our words are so powerful they are one of the big differentiators for humans…we speak and things move (although we are often unconscious of what direction things are moving!).

Words (and our names are words, of course) are so powerful that members of some Native American tribes never share their “real” name, knowing that to do so gives another power over them. They have a name that is only shared with a very teeny tiny group of people, those so trusted they are part of their inner circle and those who receive the gift of their true name realize they’ve been given a gift more valuable than all the gold in the world.

Think of a time when you heard the words of a song or read the words in a book that moved you to tears. Or action. Or anger.

The time when the words you heard gave you the next step on your path or made you feel like you were nothing.

Underestimating the power of your words is akin to underestimating the power of your gifts and unique LifeRecipe™. And believe me, this world needs your gifts and your wisdom, whether you believe you have them to give or not.

The power of self-talk and natter-ings

The thing is so many of us know the affect of words when we hear them or share them with others.

And we forget the affect of the words we use when we’re natter-ing (muttering) to ourselves or allowing the inner critic to ruin our day.

Heck! Ruin our lives!

How many times have you muttered to yourself, whether out loud or not, “I’m not worthy” or “I can’t do this.”

Or maybe it is “why should I bother” or “I’ll never amount to anything.”

Or maybe it’s “I’m not enough” or “I’m too much.”

You’re probably not even aware of the thousands upon thousands of times you’re reinforcing the negative and completely ignoring the positive (and I promise you there is a ton of positive about who you are and what you bring to the world).

Whose words are those?

Who in your past has said those words and you’ve assumed they are truth with a capital “T”, never questioning them because some powerful person in your past uttered them with total confidence and authority.

Or said them with such hate and injected so much venom and emotion you assumed you’re a piece of crap, worth nothing.

Deserving nothing.

And what control are you giving that person today? By the power of the words said days, weeks, maybe even decades ago, you’re leaving your dreams on the table.

You’re allowing them to control you NOW.

Remember, when we’re little ones, the adults have all the keys: food, drink, shelter, safety.

You’re an adult now. YOU have all those things.

And you, and only you, have the choice to change it NOW.

You can choose. You have that right!

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Learn to enjoy life again. To realize you get to be your own best friend, make a huge difference in the world and Celebrate!!!!!!!!!

To Your Freedom!

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  • Debbie says:

    Thanks so much for re-instilling the power of positive thoughts back into our daily lives. The world is filled with so much negativity that it is so hard not to be brought down with it. The words you say to yourself as well as to others can greatly enhance or bring down you as well as those around you.

    • MamaRed says:

      Hi there Debbie..you make such a great point. There’s already enough negativity in the world, isn’t there? Having those negative words be our mental roommates doesn’t do much to get rid of negativity, eh?

  • Meg says:

    This is a great post and spot on! Thanks for sharing!

  • Arleen says:

    Words are very powerful depending upon the context that they are used. An example is the word “whatever”. When someone is have a conversation and you have had enough and your reply is ok ” whatever”. It really is not leaving a very nice connotation. If you use the word in a sentence like what whatever happens it will be fine, then the word has a different meaning. I cringe when someone say whatever to dismiss me. Godd Post

    • MamaRed says:

      Hi there Arleen…you’re so right. And that “whatever” used in that context by my son used to drive me bonkers. I KNEW he was basically telling me to “shut up and get off his case.” Not a pleasant feeling, eh?

  • sugandha says:

    Words are certainly the most powerful thing…beautiful and inspiring read

    Visiting from UBC

    • MamaRed says:

      Thank you for visiting Sugandha…I’m so glad to meet you! And am honored this was inspiring for you.

  • Missy Bell says:

    This is my favorite subject. Staying conscious with our thoughts and realizing that we have control over those thoughts. I try to sprinkle this in to every post. I think it’s that important.

    I love the way you have stated it here. You put some great work into this. I clicked on over to your Facebook page and “Liked” it. :)

    Have you read the book by Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements Companion Book or The Fifth Agreement by him? It reinforces these concepts.

    Thank you again,
    Missy Bell
    http://www.PeaceAndHappinessProject.com

  • Amy says:

    This is great. You’re right, and I love this line: You’re an adult now. YOU have all those things.

    And you, and only you, have the choice to change it NOW.
    Thanks, MamaRed!

    • MamaRed says:

      You’re most welcome Amy and it’s both fun and scary to know we’re at choice, isn’t it? Have a great and give yourself lots of kudos for being in this world.

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