Is it time to watch your language?
I’ve been known to drop some f bombs in workshops (no young ears present, of course), so you know I’ll never get onto you to watch that kind of language.
Sometimes the right word is essential to the message or cutting through some nasty energy. Words are powerful. Language can tear you up or tear you down. We can quite literally speak things into being.
This is why it’s so important to watch your language. Not the “bad words” but how we speak to ourselves and about our life.
How we speak effects our energy, which effects our nervous system response and can send us into fight-flight-or-freeze or rest-relax-ease as a cascade of hormones are released.
What’s interesting about language is that when we speak in the privacy of our minds or aloud the cells in our body listen. We can viscerally feel the effect the words have on us in the moment.
Try this: say out loud: “I am unworthy.”
How does that feel? Check in with your body. Do you notice a different feeling wash over you or maybe a dullness? Give that feeling an adjective that feels true for you.
Now, say out loud: “I am worthy.”
How does your body respond? Was there a shift? Do you feel different? Give that feeling an adjective that’s true for you.
One of the most fascinating things I’ve learned about my own body is that when I tell it the truth it feels good. When I say an untruth it hurts. I believe this is true for all of us. When we make statements that aren’t true: I’m not worthy, I’m alone, there’s no way out of this, etc., it’s painful. This is the power of language when it meets the truth barometer of our body. It can show us where we are leading ourselves astray.
Sometimes our language is so casual we don’t even realize what we are saying. It just tumbles right out of our minds or mouths like ice spilling from a cup, yet the effects reverberate.
Check in this week and pay attention to your language. How do you speak about yourself to yourself? How do you talk to your friend, spouse, partner or kids about yourself, your situation or life? It’s just good to notice because what we notice we can change, improve, and grow from.
You are worthy. You are powerful. You speak your life into existence. Watch your language. Be real with how you feel and trust that body of yours.
Lots of love,