Words are Power

Words are Power

“All the magic you possess is based on your word,
and you cast spells all the time with your opinions.

You can either put a spell on someone with your word,

or you can release someone from a spell.”
Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements Words have been used in spells, rituals, cermonies and other more everyday circumstances as instruments of “power” for milennia. Sociopaths excepted, most of us are consciously aware that what we say to other people can be used to heal, help or even to harm. Words can be kind, or they can be less kind.

Equally, the words you say to yourself are seeds being planted within the garden of your consciousness. Say the same words often enough and they become beliefs and then they manifest into your own personal reality, irrespective of whether those original words are true or not.

Words in a public forum like the media can be used to convince large amounts of people of a certain opinion. When people hear that opinion and believe it, then again it becomes part of the belief system, and is often difficult to shift until clear evidence is presented to the contrary. We are all aware of the power of advertising and how that’s been used and abused over the decades…as just one example “cigarettes were once promoted as healthy”…even though the cigarette companies knew differently.

On an individual level, I have worked with many people over the years who have taken or made vows in past lives perhaps for chastity, for poverty, to God, or to one person for ever, and various other variations of vows or oathes. The reason they end up coming to someone like me is because they STILL have those power words playing out in their consciousness, and affecting their current life here and now. That is in spite of the fact that the original words were said lifetimes ago….Crazy isn’t it? However I have seen it so many times over the years …

Why does this happen? Because vows and oathes are made in perpetuity (i.e. for ever) unless they have a clearly defined end point. For example, the marriage vows have “till death do us part” in them, and a divorce or decree absolute dissolves the marriage vows.  Another way of looking at it is that a vow is made on a “Soul” level and thus it is carried from lifetime to lifetime. (Incidentally, to mark the merry month of May, my
“Releasing Vows of Poverty” mp3 is half price!!! )

There’s been a fair bit of talk in the UK recently about the making of vows and oathes, which of course prompted me to write this. All I would say is that the idea of making vows, oathes etc. is a concept that should be approached with due diligence, rather than taken lightly. For sure, if you are getting married then you’d probably like to get to know the person first…

Putting marriage aside though, the only person you should ever really make a vow to is yourself, and it should worded along the same lines that one would word an affirmation. (positive, present tense, without negatives). If you plan to make a vow to someone else like an organisation, or to another being, then put a timeline on it (your death is always a useful one).

Whilst we live in a time when language and the use of it has been truly degraded (text speak etc), remember that when we use full words, they still hold a lot of power, so use them wisely and with compassion whenever you can, and especially so for yourself.

As for me, if I make any vows or similar in the near future, it will be to bring more love, peace, freedom and truth into the world !!

Words are Power !!

With Love & Blessings

Words are power