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Words Matter – The Power of Words
By: OHI on Oct 5, 2023 5:00:00 AM
How many times a day do we sabotage ourselves by carelessly choosing words that can keep us feeling stuck and powerless? When we say we “might” do something, or we’ll “try,” we’re embracing a very passive attitude that certainly doesn’t inspire any active effort to accomplish it. Words like “never,” “always,” “can’t” and “might” also send strong messages to our subconscious that we’re not going to accomplish our goal, and it’s useless to try.
Thankfully, we can reprogram our minds and boost our self-confidence by simply using more assertive words. When we switch “I might” to “I will,” we see how quickly that simple change can click us into gear.
OHI’s “You Validation” class is a beautiful example of the power of recalibrating words for mental and spiritual empowerment.
During the profound class experience, one by one, each person must listen to all the other people in the circle saying something nice about them – anything from “You are so friendly every time I see you,” to “It’s inspiring to hear you share your story.” Instead of being able to brush off the compliments or shoot them down with a self-deprecating remark, the person in the spotlight can only say, “Thank you!”
It’s overwhelming, sometimes embarrassing, and ultimately very healing to be able to hear nice things about ourselves, and to accept them as reality. Through the You Validation class, people have permanently changed their perspective about themselves, and started to win at the word game.
When we understand the power of our words, we can create affirmations to effectively guide us on our spiritual path and nourish our minds.
“Affirmations are like planning seeds in the ground,” explains Louise Hay, author and spiritual visionary. “It takes some time to go from a seed to a full-grown plant. And so it is with affirmations…it takes some time from the first declaration to the final demonstration. So be patient.”
Experience the power of positive words and affirmations with a one, two or three-week stay at OHI in San Diego or Austin. Come celebrate 47 years of holistic healing. For our returning community members – take advantage of our Extended Stay Offer: When you stay in any best-available, single-occupancy room, you'll receive 15% off the entire 3-week program or 10% off a 2-week stay.
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