One of the most amazing areas of self-creation comes in the form of words. The things we think and say to ourselves and the things we think and say to others carries a creative surge of power. This is an area of creation that is often underemphasized. It is truly incredible how we can become so unaware of the words that come out of our mouths. When we don't make the effort to scrutinize them carefully, this area of our power can easily slip our grasp. Our words, our utterances are powerful creative energy, plain and simple. They are the energy that can either allow or deny our dreams.
One afternoon a group of us were eating at a Chinese restaurant. At the end of the meal the traditional fortune cookies were served. I opened my fortune cookie and it read, "Respect the power of words, choose them with care." I never saved the fortune cookie message, but the phrase has stayed with me all these years. I have retained the viewpoint of giving dignity to myself by giving dignity to my words. After all, it is our words that represent us. They communicate to others what we feel inside and it is precisely those feelings that life honors.
Would you go around randomly tossing nails everywhere you went? Of course you would not, because to do so would mean to cause damage to yourself and others. Certainly, there would be a result to your action. Your words have the same impact. They affect your life in such an amazing way because of their inherent creative/causing power. So just as with the nails, we are wise to keep in check every thing we say and send out into the world.
Believing that "the sky is the limit" or that there is a "glass ceiling" are some of the more obvious limit makers. But I have found that the common everyday words we use can be much more insidious. This is again because they can so easily escape our attention.
Here is a sampling of power words that you may want to keep an open ear to. Notice how they are used and how they either allow or negate certain realities and possibilities from entering your life.
Can can't have to am
Is isn't not aren't
Notice where the power is placed when you say " I can't do that today" or " I have to go soon". In actuality " I can't" means that you are choosing not to do that particular thing. You actually, physically could do that particular thing, but you are opting not to. " I have to.." in reality means, "I am going to." by my own choice. "I have to go to the dentist today" or " I have to go my neighbor's party" from a power angle could be phrased as "I am going to the dentist today (even if I'm afraid)" or " I am going to my neighbor's party (even though I don't like him)." "I can't go to the movies tonight" from a power angle translates to "I am choosing to go somewhere else tonight (and not to the movies)". There is an immense universe of difference between believing that you have to do something and knowing that you are actually choosing to do something. In order to be a creator in your life, you need to align your outer expression of words with your inner truth.
When you begin to become aware of your words and statements, you know exactly what message of creation you are sending out. It does us well to listen to our words and to try to catch the implication behind them. The very foundation of living as a powerful and creative being is in knowing our place of choice at all times. By understanding and using our power words with care, we take a very effective role in our life.