Wednesday 15 September 2010

The Energetic Power of Words

I have a friend who is highly intelligent, but whenever she makes a mistake, or cannot figure something out, she says “I’m just stupid”. In fact, I have seen her hitting herself on the head while saying the words “stupid, stupid, stupid”. This really shocked me. I tried to show her what she was doing, reinforcing negative thoughts and putting herself down, but she didn’t get it. I told her if she fills her head with negativity on a continuous basis, it will slip into other areas of thought, other areas of her life, and overall she will have a negative outlook. It could be almost like wearing a pair of glasses that tint everything negative.

WhenI was doing research for a Radio piece on Bullying, I phoned up my children’s school to ask about their anti-bullying policy. They said that when they work with the children they don’t mention the word bully at all. Every September they hold a “Friendship week” across all the classes across the whole school. This reminded me of the famous story about Mother Theresa, she would never attend an anti-war march, but would always show up for a peace rally.  It is about putting energy into the positive, not the negative: not the “bully” but the “friendship”; not the “war” but the “peace”.

Words have a vibration and an associated energy, positive or negative, heavy or light.  We can use this knowledge to help heal ourselves, and the world around us. Here’s an exercise you can do to capture the positive energy of words and bring it into your life:

Create lists of words that have the energy that you want to manifest. Try to use these words throughout the day. Notice how speaking these words out loud helps you feel more positive and creative. See which ones are strongest for you, and use them more often.

You can choose the most powerful words you know and write them out on Post-it notes, print them out and put them on the wall in your home where you can see them – Love, Joy, Light, Magic, Happiness, Gratitude, etc. When you see them, stop what you are doing and feel their energy. Breathe it in, and release any negativity you might be feeling at that moment. Surround yourself with these words so that you have access to them in situations where you might experience negativity – at work, in the car, by the phone. 

Remember to be responsible for your own behaviour. You can choose to respond to a situation, not to react. Let the positive energy of the words guide your response.


  1. Thank you for the reminder Abby, I believe strongly in the power of words and it is all about awareness, sometimes I forget to be aware and mindful of what I am saying and slip up. When I went through a really bad time a few years back, I literally plastered my walls in my bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, in my car, toilet, with words of affirmation and power and I believe it was what helped me get through even though I had days when I wanted to rip them off the walls because I didn't think it was working. But it does, my job is to say it, and the universe will create what I say.
    Glad to have joined you. Melanie from Woman to Woman

  2. My best work as an academic teacher had nothing to do with curriculum. It was always about the words of support, honour and inspiration that I could speak to a child - especially to those children who may not have heard them before.

  3. This is a lovely blog post Abby. I am allowing myself to let go of a lot of negative energy at the moment. It's difficult but I will get there. I have recently put positive quotes and words up around the house. My favourite one is 'Don't Worry, be happy' because that's the song my little boy sings with me every day. As you said to me in a comment, quotes are only quotes unless they are put into action' It's the same with words. This morning I started to let someones words bring me down, but turned it around by reading the quotes in my kitchen! I am also watching my reactions and responses so I don't say anything to hurt others. Thanks again.

  4. Thanks all for your comments, it's wonderful to be heard.