Conscious language

I want to talk about the word choices we make, our ‘conscious language,’ because I’m not sure everyone understands how crucial language is in our overall ability to thrive.

Language touches every thread and fiber of our reality. By changing one word, we can expand, contract or alter our consciousness, our awareness, and our reality. Language shapes our world and can affect our health – do I have a disease (dis-ease), am I happy or sad, do I have abundance or am I in poverty. Words frame how we survive. Simply put, our thoughts and words have the power to give life or take life. This isn’t a new science – it’s in the Bible. Proverbs 18:21 says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” And John 1:14 says, “And the Word became flesh.”

Listening to our language is the first step to changing our awareness. If you speak, think and hear limiting language, you need to change that. You can make changes in your words, thoughts, and feelings that enable you to speak, think and hear new words that are positive, helpful, supportive, and healing. What you are doing is rewriting your script of love, abundance, joy, unity, grace and ease.

Statements that have consequences can sound like this:

  • “I don’t see how I can forgive them.” Making something seemingly impossible can manifest into physical symptoms.
  • “My job is driving me crazy.” Be careful because you may end up feeling like you have no control at work, and suddenly you feel you have no control of your life. 

Every state or condition experienced is believed in, is described with exacting detail, and is accepted through thought, and is shaped by spoken or inner language into symptoms and life conditions.

More common phrases are, “I AM tired,” or “I AM broken.” 

“I” is right brain. “AM” is left brain. “I AM” is whole brain. 

“I” is God. “AM” is action. So take control of your “I AMs.”

It is okay to feel tired. “I feel tired today” is better than saying, “I AM tired all the time.” That means you are tired today, tomorrow and forever. That’s probably not true.  

I took the time to learn about conscious language and now I can help my clients realize what they are committing to before they leave my office. A typical day in my office goes like this: a client comes in and says, “I will try to eat right.” ‘Trying’ is only half a commitment. Our subconscious only knows how to do, not how to try. 

It is better to say, “I choose to eat better.” Our subconscious mind knows what to do with this information.

My client may say, “I can’t have pizza!” No, I choose not to have pizza because it does not serve me in a healthy way.

Do you see the difference? It’s beyond my control. No, it’s under my control. I have Divine control.

Awareness is the first step to changing your choice of words. It requires faith, trust, confidence, security, and courage to examine your perceived limited state and announce a new state within yourself!

It is important to say your upgrades out loud. Say your upgrade until you feel it in every cell of your body!

We have the free will to choose our thoughts, words and actions. So I ask you, what do you choose to create in your life right now? 

By Kay Spears, San Antonio Nutritionist

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