“I can't even think right now!” “I’m going to fail.” "I'd never find love,"are some of the harmful words we speak to ourselves out of frustration, disappointment, and self-doubt. When we speak these words, we cast a spell over ourselves and the situation we speak of. We discover that indeed those words become true and we are one step deeper in our frustrations. All because of our choice of words.
The first agreement: Be impeccable with your word opens our eyes to the true power we hold in our words. “The power of life and death lies in the tongue.” When we speak, we can either choose to speak life into a situation or speak death over it. Either way, we make that choice. Impeccable means “without sin.” When we are impeccable with our words, we are “without sin” “without fault” “without blemish” “without blame.” We speak words that build up rather than tear down. Use your words to motivate and not discourage. We choose our words carefully and are precise with how we speak. When we express our doubts for someone or express our fears about their ideas, it is emotional poison. We plant seeds of fear into them. For example, we say “Ugh, you sound like you’re getting sick” if the person becomes sick in the next few days, we have some responsibility in them becoming sick because of our choice of words. If someone’s starting a business and we say “you’re still working on your Lil business” with sarcasm and doubt in our tone, we are planting seeds of fear and doubt in them. Use your words specifically and with purpose. Use your words to build others.
Another way to be impeccable is by doing what you say you will do. Let your yes be yes and your no be no. Don’t speak just to pacify others, but be honest with your words. If something does not work with you, is not a priority, or does not work with your schedule, let it be known. Don't make promises you have no intentions to keep. Manage your time well and do what you say you are going to do when you are supposed to. Remember actions speak louder than words. We communicate not only with what we say but also with what we do.
There are three rules that guide what should come out of our mouths:
Is it kind?
Is it true?
Is it necessary?
Before we speak words into the Universe, reflect on these rules. If our words are not kind, but necessary for the sake of correcting in love, then we can get a pass. However, remain impeccable with your words. Speak words that build and do not tear down. Be honest and speak with integrity. If your words don't follow these three rules, keep it to yourself!
Remember there is the power of life and death in our tongue. Choose to speak life every day. Be intentional and specific with your words and be mindful of the spells you cast into the universe.
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