There’s some mystical intersection where love of words, writing, shamanism, energy healing, and philosophy meet. I’m not sure what it’s called, but if YOU know, please let ME know! Anyway, whatever its name, I’m there.
Got your own word power mojo going on? Please leave a comment and let us in on your magic.
9 Ways To Make Your Words More Powerful
- Research the origins and all the meanings of your words. I once discovered, for example, that the word “enough” traces back to a verb meaning “to arrive.” Wow.
- Listen to the things you say over and over again. Why? Hammering home a point? Special delivery of a message from the unconscious? Or simply lazy?
- Watch the words that others put on you (otherwise known as labels). Reject those that you don’t want to own or define you. Find and use alternative words to describe yourself.
- Discover your personal language laws. Are certain words forbidden? Is it possible to be too articulate? Is slang bad, or required? Try learning to use words the way others do. It’s like learning a new language and may increase the range of language nuance available to you. It may also give you a way to enter into others’ experience in a way that you couldn’t before.
- Use “I” language, unless what follows “you” is praise, gratitude, or a request.
- Keep your word.
- Say what you mean.
- Practice silence instead of filler-talk. This leads directly to listening and presence, two powerful allies in writing and in healing.
- Create a safe place to express yourself in the raw, where the only rule is to tell the truth.