Harnessing the Power of Words

I love words! I love reading words. I love writing words. I love studying words. I love words by themselves when they make funny sounds like, “plop," “sizzle," or “catamaran." But what I love about words the most is that they can describe ideas that are bigger than what I am able to perceive in my 3-dimensional reality.

I can read words to describe the things I CAN see, but can’t explain, like gravity or photosynthesis. And there are the words that describe things I CAN’T see like quantum physics, God, and the meaning of life. Words can also describe something I may never see in this 3D reality. I may never see a flying unicorn pooping rainbows in the clouds, but there are words to create that image, as I just did. Therefore, in my mind, the unicorn exists.

And there lies my fascination with words: endless possibilities

In the world of words, anything can happen. From the tiniest who in Whoville to the ever-expanding infinite source of all-that-is, and everything in between, all can be explained with words. (Except for the “ineffable.") And so for the last few years, I was absorbed in a world of words.

Reading, writing, and listening to words all day, I got lost in the world of ideas and stories. Some stories were so inspiring that I beat myself up for not being “that hero" myself. Other stories were just so fun to imagine, I lost touch with reality. Either way, I lived in my head, and neglected the “real world." I forgot there is life outside of words. I forgot I had a body, and I gained a novel’s worth of weight. I finally I realized it was time to reclaim my life in “reality".

So, I dragged my sedentary butt to a yoga studio

I didn’t realize how far I had let my body fall off the radar, but I was stiff and creaky. I begrudged all the things my body couldn’t do in class. Then one day I had a teacher who spoke my language. She instructed us on how to do the “tree" pose. We faced a window that overlooked a pond, and we were guided to pick a tree to gaze at.

“Be the tree," she said, as we stood on one foot. There was something romantic about the idea of becoming the tree, and I felt like I had made a long-lost connection with an old friend. I was a tree, and the tree was me. And like photosynthesis, I transformed that idea into energy.

In another session, the instructor was trying to get us to pull our shoulders back, but instead of saying pull your “shoulders back," she said, “squeeze your wing-blades." My heart instantly took flight. Shoulder blades are shoulder blades, but unicorn wings, (or angel wings) are magical! I had never thought of my body as magical before.


Suddenly, being aware of my body was fun!

I imagined myself flying over hill and vale suspended by my “wing" blades. There was something heroic in that image. It instantly reminded me of riding my bike as a kid, when I pretended I was riding a horse through a sun-kissed savannah. And here I was as an adult on my hands and knees envisioning myself as a unicorn. Eventually, I learned to play with other ideas inspired by poses, such as warrior and happy baby.

What I learned is that the thing about words, is they are just the “carrier of meaning." They are not the thing itself. As Alan Watts said, “the menu is not the meal." You can’t drink the word, “coffee." But you can use the word “coffee" to order a cup of coffee that you CAN drink. And if you are at certain coffee shops, you can even order a unicorn coffee drink.

And then I remembered reading various spiritual texts that talked about speaking words to create things into existence. Both the Bible and Vedic texts have phrases that say, “In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God (Brahman), and the word was God (Brahman)." And of course, Genesis states, “God SAID let there be light."


Through speech, the word became flesh

And that is how I realized a fun way to use words to embody a magical life. So here is a way that I’ve been playing with words to speak the reality I want to live in my existence.

Pick some powerful words that you want to feel, and speak them. Let your body be the bookmark. Overlay the sparkly feeling of the word you want to embody in everything you do. Speak the words, and feel the meaning in your body. Here are some examples:

“Shake it off." shake off feelings of resentment, self-doubt, or any other bugger. Literally, shake your body and envision yourself sloughing off that old skin.

“Jump for joy!"

Literally, jump, and feel the joy. Speak the word, jump and feel the joy!

“Reach for the stars"

This reminds me of the closing statement of Casey Kasem, but stretch your arms to the sky and imagine reaching for the stars. What star do you want to pull from the sky? Put a power word in the star, and put it in your pocket. It will always be there.

“Grow / Expand"

Take a deep breath and envision your lungs as well as your awareness growing and expanding. Let your awareness expand beyond your body as you fill your lungs with everything around you, including the breath of trees and gas of stars.


“Leap to new heights"

Take the leap… take some leaps in your house, and envision the thing you want in life that you are leaping towards.


“Love" Love yourself

How do you love yourself? Treat yourself to a sensory experience. Love the tea you drink. Love the bath. The power of touch has been proven to release oxytocin and create a sense of calm. Try gently brushing your fingers on the inside of your forearms, and send love to yourself. Feel the tingly sensations. It is love.


“Tall and Light (and light)"

These are the words I use to correct my posture. I imagine myself tall like a tree grounded in the earth, and light like a feather suspended from heaven. The point is to sense the “space" — that quantum airiness— between the vertebra and stand tall. Do not be weighted by gravity, but light on feet. Be confident and also be a light in the darkness. Be a beacon of light.


“Be a pineapple"

I had to throw this in for my daughter who loves pineapples: The saying goes, “Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside." All that metaphorical goodness contained in a tropical fruit!


And my favorite: “Sparkle!"

In everything I do, I try to imagine “sparkle." Sometimes I incorporate into my breathing exercise envisioning sparkly light filling up my body with glitter. Sometimes I look for “sparkle" when I wash dishes and the sunlight catches the suds and sparkles. Be the sparkle, or find the sparkle. But if you focus on sparkle, find a way to embody or discover sparkliness in your life.


The opportunities to link fun words and images into your day-to-day living will give you a fresh new way to live in your world. (And help keep your mind from wandering into the bad neighborhoods of self-doubt and negativity.) You can use the words to imbue magic with everything you do. What other fun words can you speak into existence?

Kari Erkkila

Author’s Bio

Kari Erkkila is a recovering perfectionist who loves to play with words and art. Positive Words have become a favorite tool for exploring how language can be used to create a joyful life and a better world. Follow her journey on Instagram (Stink Big and Skurlfriend), or join the Facebook group, Stink Big!, a community for people who THINK big thoughts about being creative, but have been too afraid of “stinking."


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What kind wishes can you say to your family at Christmas?

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Christmas is a blissful time. We are celebrating the birth of Jesus and having the most peaceful time with our friends and family. But aside from fun and pleasure, there are a lot of holiday to-do’s without which the celebration just can’t be perfect. And one of the most important things to do is to sign Christmas cards.

Whether you lack ideas, which merry Christmas wishes to say to your dearest ones, we prepared a guide for you to make the best Christmas card sayings this year.

  1. Decide on purpose of writing

Creating a touchy message won’t be a time-consuming activity if you take time to think what is your purpose of writing. Of course, the primary purpose is to congratulate your beloved ones with this blissful holiday.

But what exactly do you want to say them? What kind wishes and words your relatives need? Make yourself a great cup of hot tea and think about what your dearest want to hear from you on Christmas day.

  1. Start with short greeting

The first thing you should write on the card is Xmas greeting. Make your opening festive and exciting to keep the recipient’s interest heated. You can write usual “Merry Christmas!" or “Happy Holidays!". Few kind words will be enough for the beginning.

  1. Add a personalized message

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If you are writing a festive card for your family member, you are probably close to that person. That means you have many precious moments of fun and happiness shared with this person in the past. This will show the recipient that you enjoy reminding yourself those good times.

Personalize the card with sentiments using details and some information only you two know. Tell about some great news, events that are coming up and plans for holidays. The recipient will appreciate your sincerity.

  1. Make it humorous

Jokes are good at uplifting someone’s state of mind. You can look for some Christmas jokes on the Internet as easy as find help with coursework online or print a funny card that will make the recipient laugh.

Winter holidays are a time when no one can be sad or depressed. And giving funny festive card is your perfect method to cheer someone up. Write a few funny lines if you are sure that recipient will enjoy your joke.

  1. Write some religious lines

Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus. Some people honor the religious side of the holiday. It will be great to add some Bible verses and religious saying about the birth of God’s Son if you are sending your card to the person who celebrates their faith.

  1. Use festive quotes to spread the magic of holiday

Quotes, either funny or wise, can bring inspiration your beloved ones during holidays. Winter holidays mark the beginning of New Year and bring new hopes and expectations. Motivate your closest people to believe in themselves and fulfill all the resolutions in the upcoming year with heartfelt quotes.

  1. Back to classics

Classic Christmas card messages are always a heartwarming way to wish all the best for the ones you love. A classic message is suitable for just everyone. Here is a list of famous classic Christmas greeting that will make your relatives feel happy and grateful.


Christmas Wishes

  • Have a holly, jolly Christmas!
  • May the gladness of Christmas give you hope!
  • Have a silent night, holy night.
  • In winter snows let’s all be jolly!
  • And so I’m offering this simple phrase: Merry Xmas to you!
  • Ho-ho-hope you have been good this year!
  • All I need for Xmas is you!
  • Have yourself a merry little Christmas, let your heart be light!
  • Noel, Noel, born is the King of Israel.
  • May your days be merry and bright!
  • May all your Christmases be wonderful!

Once your wishes are carefully written, don’t forget to sign the card. Write a few warm closing words and add your name to the recipient to remember your wishes. Prepare a cute festive envelope and place your card inside.

If you open your heart and write the kindest words, the recipient will be grateful to have such caring person like you in their life. Share your sincerity and happiness with others and your winter holidays will be the warmest time of the year!

Author’s Bio

Joshua Robinson is the freelance writer who works for Edu Birdie since 2011. He graduated from the Dudley College of Technology where he did his Media course. Such qualification allowed him to write papers on the various topics and become the favorite of the clients. Six years experience of working as a writer broadened his horizons considerably, and he really enjoys doing what he does.

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Magic Sparkles of Happiness ~ I Love People and People Love Me

Chapter 5 ~ I Love People and People Love Me

This article contains fragments from the chapter 5 of the book Magic Sparkles of Happiness.


“There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer….

No door that enough love will not open

No gulf that enough love will not bridge,

No wall that enough love will not throw down….

It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble,

How great the mistake,

Sufficient realization of love will resolve it all.

If only you could love enough,

You would be the happiest and most powerful being in the universe." – Emmet Fox

I love my work and my work loves me.

I love life and life loves me. I love people and people love me. I love appreciation and appreciation loves me.

I love my daily activities and my daily activities love me. I love the Universe and the Universe loves me. I love books and books love me. I love my city and my city loves me.

I love self-love and self-love loves me. I love grace and grace loves me. I love serenity and serenity loves me. I love relief and relief loves me.

These affirmations make you feel love.

Feeling love makes you happy.
This self-training makes you conscious of how many things you actually love that you were not too aware of. What we love, we also have, in our reality.
So whatever you have, including the fact that you have yourself, you love.

You need to loudly say it or write it on a piece of paper that you love it. You might think you don’t feel that you love what you have since you never took the time to say that you love them.

All is love in this world; therefore what you have, you already have loved them. So say it, to yourself, say that you love everything you already have.
Bring this love into your consciousness. It is a long list, right? And is a long list for everyone. Every one of us already has a long, long, long list of things we already love.

We should take more time to become aware of them, to count them. And we will get used to become mesmerized of what we have. We will feel content, blessed and serene.

“What you seek is seeking you" – Rumi

Happiness is an energy process created by a higher force.

It exists in our world. Maybe in other worlds this process doesn’t exist. Although I think this higher force made it universal since it is one of the most beautiful creations and God loves this process very much.

I am comparing doing daily happiness with doing daily archery. Do we know what archery is? Yes we do… but in general. We acknowledge (validate) the existence of archery in the world. Same with happiness, we know it exists… but in general.

We acknowledge (validate) the existence of happiness in the world. But to acknowledge it, is not the same as to feel it. How do we feel it, if we don’t know much about it?

Related to archery, we could ask ourselves “How can I shoot every day from a bow?". Because not many of us know much about archery, we don’t know how to practice it, do we?

Same with happiness, we can ask ourselves “How can I be happy every day?". Let’s suppose we don’t know how to shoot with the bow and let’s also suppose that we don’t know how to be happy. What do we do next?


Among other insights, which I wanted to reveal through this parallel archery/happiness, I also wanted to prove that you cannot take happiness for granted.

Nobody was born with the archery knowledge.

Nobody was born a fully prepared adult which perfectly knows the happiness knowledge. We were all children.
Nobody knew from birth how to shoot with a bow. Nobody knew from birth how to persevere with his efforts, in feeling daily happiness.

Also, nobody can shoot with a bow in your place and then make you feel like you have shoot with the bow.
Nobody can be happy for you and then make you feel that you were happy in your life. Either you shoot with the bow or you don’t.

You just see other people doing it.

Either you initiate the happiness process and feel it or you don’t, you just see other people doing it.

Of course, archery and happiness are two different knowledge that they represent. You might think that archery is easier to learn than happiness.
But in my opinion, you have much more chances of practicing happiness in your life than archery.

There are more people practicing happiness in the world than people who practice archery. Eventually, each of us feel happiness in their life and not many of us will ever shoot with a bow in their life.
Happiness is at everyone close grasp. Take it and be happy!

“Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you" – Hafiz

Homework 5:

Allow me to give to you another homework to build your own personalized happy moment:

Make your own blessings replacing the sparkles with your own words:

I LOVE * * * * * AND * * * * * LOVES ME

“You don’t need to justify your love, you don’t need to explain your love, you just need to practice your love. Practice creates the master." – Miguel Ruiz

Author’s word

This book contains positive affirmations that make you feel happy. I recommend you to read throughout the chapters, taking each sentence, one by one. The sentences are arranged in a certain serene flow but can also be read separately.

The writing of this book has begun with my daily writings. I had some blissful, full of love, mesmerizing days when I just felt that I want to connect my own being with positive, high and strong words. Then connect myself with everything around me, connect my consciousness with the reality outside me. In this state I began to write this book.

Books by the same author:
Hortensio and the Magic Stories
Leader versus Manager


Magic Sparkles of Happiness ~ I Am Bless And Bless Is Me

By Elena D. Calin

This article contains fragments from the book Magic Sparkles of Happiness, Chapter 3 ~ I Am Bless And Bless Is Me

“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning." – Mahatma Gandhi


I am joy and joy is me.

I am bless and bless is me. I am love and love is me. I am abundance and abundance is me. I am prosperity and prosperity is me. I am happiness and happiness is me. I am strong and strong is me. I am powerful and powerful is me. I am success and success is me. I am beauty and beauty is me. I am peace and peace is me.

I am inspiration and inspiration is me.

I am thankfulness and thankfulness is me. I am freedom and freedom is me. I am vitality and vitality is me. I am perfection and perfection is me. I am gorgeous and gorgeous is me. I am ready and ready is me. I am kindness and kindness is me. I am self-respect and self-respect is me.

When we could be only happiness, then we will feel only happiness.

We would receive only happiness since only happiness we would recognize. We would attract only happiness. Only happiness would stick to us. We would be a form that holds only happiness. To all other feelings we would just remain immune.

We would give only happiness to others. We could not give anything else. We could not give nothing since all the time we would give happiness. We could not stop ourselves from not giving happiness to all the people, no matter their age, language, skin color, social status, disabilities, abilities, level of studies, thinking. Because we would be only Happiness.

A man said to the Buddha, “I want Happiness."

Buddha said, first remove “I", that’s ego,

then remove “want", that’s desire.

See now you are left with only Happiness.

Let’s think empowering thoughts…

… and fill ourselves with happiness so that we overflow with happiness at least three times a day. We give happiness to others when we overflow from within ourselves with happiness. That means we would feel, in almost every corner of our inner self, the feeling of happiness, and then more. More means that we multiply our happiness.

We multiply our happiness when we feel grateful while we feel the feeling of happiness. Therefore to overflow with happiness we need a simple reason for being happy and practice gratitude simultaneous. When you overflow with happiness, you are happiness and happiness is you.

The same process applies to everything else. To overflow with love, first you start practicing feeling the love and then you multiply that feeling by being grateful. When you overflow with love, you are Love and Love is you. A little secret to help you start practicing Love is: start practicing kindness, then loving-kindness, then you pass to feeling the Love.

Albert Einstein said: “Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them."

I believe that the awareness of a certain word makes you feel that word.

Therefore, when you are aware of a problem, first transform your level of awareness and then, try to solve that awareness. Most of the time, when you have an emotional struggle, the main reason is because you are focusing too much on a certain negative word.

For the moment, you find yourself located at the level of awareness of that negative word. The solution is to develop your awareness for the positive word, which is the opposite of the negative word.

The transition can be made with the below Step 2, where you are negating the positive world, you are saying not together with the positive word. Therefore you can jump through levels that take you to the positive feeling represented by the positive word, when you start from the negative feeling represented by the negative word, by taking the following simple steps:

Step 1) Name a single word for your negative emotion.

This is the easiest part because you are complaining about it in your mind, so you know what you are struggling with. For example name it like: sad, angry, mad, complaining. Then acknowledge it saying: “I am sad. I feel sad."

But, don’t stay too much in this state of awareness. Take the next step 2.

Step 2) Replace the negative word with two words, composed of not and the opposite of the negative word.

For sad we have happy, therefore you will have not happy. Spend some time by focusing on these words. You can repeat to yourself: “I am not happy. I don`t feel happy."

Then, think at the information stored in your mind related to what not happy means to you. In this stage, you will see that your brain will come with a list of happy things that you lack in the moment. This is precisely what you need. You can write it down and look at your treasure.

The list is a treasure because now you have a list with things that make you happy and you can start doing them and start being happy. But before going through the list, make step 3 also.

Step 3) Start repeating in your mind only the positive word, without not.

In our example you can say the word happy. You can also say happiness. Say in your mind the words at least 35 times, and then increase the reinforcement to 40, 60, 100, 200, 400, 1000 times until it makes sense to you, until your brain starts to reflect and focus on these words.

To make it easier and more powerful, write it down on a piece of paper. You can write the word happiness as many times as you need, until you feel the awareness of the word. Write it with big letters (this always has the biggest impact) and even in different colors.

I strongly believe that not what we say to ourselves troubles us so much, but what we don’t say to ourselves is troubling us, especially when we need to hear certain words in our consciousness. Most of the time we all search the feeling of relief, and in this way you can offer to yourself some self-relief.

If you do not know and really understand what a positive word stands for…

… then look it up in the dictionary, research it on internet and read articles and books about that word (there are many books about loving-kindness, acceptance, gratitude, equanimity, warm-heartedness, self-love, relief, abundance, peace of mind, mindfulness, confidence, happiness).

If you do not know positive words then put positive words in google and click on the first list that comes in your search. It is the list of positive words that I’ve created and published on Positive Words Research, the website that I founded at the beginning of 2013. Inspire yourself from this list whenever you feel you need a positive word.

The direct link of this list of positive words is:


A sentence is an accumulation of words.

When we grow up we need to take the responsibility of being our own teachers. And when a positive word weakens in our mind, we need to give ourselves the task to reinforce that word.

Except writing the word, a more powerful way to reinforce the word “happiness" in your mind is for you to start researching on the word happiness. Read in a dictionary what it means.

Increase your awareness by reading articles on the Internet about the word happiness. Read books about happiness. There are a lot these days. Find and learn all the positive words that are connected to the word happiness. There are so unbelievably many related words to happiness.

“Well, you know, a lot of people look at the negative things, the things that they did wrong and – which I do. But I like to stress on the things I did right, because there are certain things that I like to look at from a positive standpoint that are just positive reinforcement." – Tiger Woods

Homework 3:

I will again give you another homework which is to build your own personalized happy moment:

Make your own blessings replacing the sparkles with your own words:

I AM * * * * * AND * * * * * IS ME

“It takes a long time to become young" – Pablo Picasso

Author’s word

This book contains positive affirmations that make you feel happy. I recommend you to read throughout the chapters, taking each sentence, one by one. The sentences are arranged in a certain serene flow but can also be read separately.

The writing of this book has begun with my daily writings. I had some blissful, full of love, mesmerizing days when I just felt that I want to connect my own being with positive, high and strong words. Then connect myself with everything around me, connect my consciousness with the reality outside me. In this state I began to write this book.

Books by the same author:
Hortensio and the Magic Stories
Leader versus Manager



10 Beautiful Positive Words That Will Bright Your Day


Everyone wants their day to be bright. But the truth is you cannot start your day with negativity and expect positivity at the end.

There is a common saying that “a merry heart doeth good like medicine" In fact sometimes, all you need is to fine-tune your mind with positive words to feel better and have a bright day.

However, if you are ready for change, then say these words consistently to yourself and also imbibe them in your heart.

  1. Love

Love is a beautiful word that heals. It will make you forget about hurtful past and concentrate on building something great. Love yourself completely. Remember if you don’t love yourself, then it will be difficult for others to love you and also for you to appreciate love when given.

Love heals! It sees everything as perfect even when they are not. You’ll have a very bright day when the only thing that crosses your mind is love for yourself and others. In fact, the world would be a peaceful place if only everyone understands the importance of love.

  1. Beauty

The word “beauty" carries with it some great amount energy. You will feel beautiful on the inside and outside using this word on yourself every day. It will make you bold and confident about your body and the things you do. You’ll feel extremely proud of yourself and what other people say about you won’t have any effect on you. And even though you lack some features, you still feel good about yourself.

  1. Joyfulness

The word “joyfulness" is one of those that can brighten your day and also affect other people around. Of course, you cannot be in a good mood and expect others to mourn. Always be joyful. See everything working in your favor even when they aren’t.

Light eliminates darkness. And no matter the darkness of the darkest night, it does not prevent light from shining bright. Be cheerful and the people around you would follow suit. “A warm smile is the universal language of kindness" William Arthur

  1. Progress

Compliment yourself for every little progress you make. Do not compare yourself to others. Life is not a competition, so whatever success you achieve is worth celebrating. See yourself progressing in everything you do, whether the outcome is good or bad. “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” Frederick Douglass

  1. Safe

Don’t think of harm coming your way. Tell yourself you are safe from all evil. Do not also conceive evil thoughts against other people. Let your heart be free and do not think of harming others. “While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.” Benjamin Franklin

  1. Hope

You need to have hope and believe everything will work out fine. Always be positive no matter how things are going.”Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” Theodore Roosevelt

  1. Successful

Think positive in everything you do. See yourself succeeding even though achieving success in that endeavor is challenging. Remember a dog cannot give birth to a goat. It is most likely for success to come your way when you conceive it. “Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.” Mary Lou Retton

  1. Healthy

Don’t just think but say that you are healthy and act it. Feel grateful that you are healthy and always be optimistic. “It is health that is the real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver." Mahatma Gandhi

  1. Comfortable

Being contented will help eliminate stress. It will also prevent you from worrying too much. Be comfortable with your status and even though you make progress, see it as a step forward. I am content; that is a blessing greater than riches; and he to whom that is given need ask no more." Henry Fielding

  1. Laugh

Do things that will make you laugh! Move with people who will also make you laugh. A simple laughter can brighten your day. It can take away stress, pain, and worries. “At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities" Jean Houston


These are 10 positive words that will put you on the right track to enable you to make the most out of life. Words are powerful. They also play a vital role in reshaping our lives. Don’t just read the words in this post but put them into action.

Author’s Bio

Betsy Randall is a researcher in social and philosophy fields at Termpapereasy.com. She has a master degree in Eastern Philosophy that is also her hobby. She does volunteering activity at schools and orphanage houses in Florida.


Here at Positive Words Research, we are looking to share with our readers original content that hasn’t been published on other sites so if you are comfortable with Positive Words Research being your sole publisher, we are more than happy to share with our readers your inspiring and empowering story.