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Harnessing the Power of Words

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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 – harnessing the power of words.

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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Power of Positively Peaceful Words

Serenity

Positively peaceful words hold a precious place, nestled in the very core of the heavenly haven that is my heart. For positive vibrations shine an ever so vibrant light, caressing my minds eye, even when my reality appears stark, ever so dauntingly dark.

For positive words are most beautiful beacons, harnessing hope while ever so intently igniting a most special spark. Oh how I have to come to honor each vivaciously vibratory word as a staple of my very essence, a most treasured hallmark.

Soulfully Raptured, Magically Mesmerized, immersed in each and every positively peaceful vibration warms my heart and takes me by surprise. For each vibration colors our wonderfully sky, echoing into eternity across our nation. Uplifting and inspiring the depths of you, the depths of me, all with the most loving intention of endearingly allowing for our truest self to be felicitously set free.

Oh to revel in the very existence of thee, sweeps upon me a sense of rhapsody, a comforting sort of clarity, enchanted serenity. For each positively peaceful word cradles me, resting in the solitude of my own special sanctuary.

So I say unto you beloved, timelessly transcend into ethereal eternity, with positively peaceful vibrations, as a most divinely cherished companion and friend. Become attuned with your most celestial dreams by journeying within, and you shall come to find that nirvana is neatly nestled there, with positively peaceful vibrations closely akin.

~Serenity

Serenity

Dearly Beloved, My name is Serenity, a positively peaceful poet propelled by a spirited passion to profess the depth of desire to inspire. As an ethereally transcendent being, my spirit is on an eternal quest to seek solace that can only be found deep within. Finding beauty in all of life’s most magically delicious moments. Expressing each positively peaceful inspiration through the marvelous medium of poetry.

Each vivaciously vibratory word full of life, sprinkled with; wonder, whimsy, and delight, utterly enamored by these most transcendentally incredible insights.  As my heart guides me towards our universe’s most everlasting, love filled light. Ultimately causing for my spirit to take flight, and your alike.

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Books with Positive Words

How To Use Positive Affirmations To Shape A Better Body Image

Please find below a list of books with positive words that we found researching the internet. Feel free to add any missing book that you know and is related to positive words. Insert a comment to this post and add the book that you know. We will also insert comments to this list, adding more books with positive words once we discover them.

  1. Positive Words, Powerful Results: Simple Ways to Honor, Affirm, and Celebrate Life Paperback – June 2, 2004 by Hal Urban
  2. Stopping Words That Hurt: Positive Words in a World Gone Negative – Jul 1, 2013 by Dr. Michael D. Sedler
  3. Positive Words: Tap In To Your Powerful Vocabulary and Harness the Power of Positive Thinking (Positive Words, Power Of Positive Thinking, Positive Attitude, The Power Of Positive Thinking) by Christopher Michaels
  4. Positive Thinking: Positivity – A Step Beyond Positive Thinking; & Kiss Negative Self-Talk Goodbye: Embrace The Power of Positive Thinking (Positivity, … in pain, Positivity in pain Book 3) by Positive People Professional Group
  5. Positive Word Scrambles (Fun Positive Visualization): Relax & Enjoy Unscrambling Letters to Form Positive Words Paperback– October 22, 2011 by Chris McMullen
  6. Positive Thinking: 7 Secret Words That Unlock Happiness (Positive Thinking, Positive Psychology, Positive Affirmations, Positive Self Help Books, Positive Thoughts, Self Help for Women Book 1)Kindle Edition by PJ Wilder
  7. Magic Sparkles of Happiness: Spiritual Guide for Feeling Happiness Kindle Edition by Elena D. Calin
  8. Positive Affirmation Quotes Adult Coloring Book Paperback – Large Print, April 7, 2016 by Coloring Books for Adults
  9. Inspirational Positive Affirmations Adult Coloring Book: Nurturing and Loving Words to Feed Your Soul Paperback – April 16, 2016

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New Positive Words Added To The List Of Positive Words In January 2016

LIST OF POSITIVE WORDS BY POSITIVE WORDS RESEARCH

New positive words added to the List of Positive Words in January 2016

The new positive words were discovered based on researches performed at Positive Words Research. The words are presented from A to Z in alphabetical order. These new words were added to the list of positive words that Positive Words Research is constantly updating. These words were checked to see if they are positive or negative and approved as positive words.

New positive words for letters: A, B, C

ACCOLADE, ACUMEN, ADJUSTABLE, ADMIRER, ADMIRING, ADMIRINGLY, ADORER, ADROIT, ADROITLY, ADULATED, ADULATION, ADULATORY, ADVENTURESOME, ADVOCATED, AMBITIOUS, AMBITIOUSLY, AMELIORATE, AMENITY, AMITY, AMPLY, AMUSE, AMUSINGLY, APOTHEOSIS, ASSUME YOUR OWN VALUE, ASTONISHINGLY, ASTONISHMENT, ATTRIBUTIONAL STYLE QUESTIONNAIRE (ASQ), AUTHENTIC HAPPINESS, AWAKEN, AWAKENING,  BOHEMIAN SOUL, BOHO-SOUL, BADASSERY, BEST-SELLING, BETTER AND BETTER, BETTER-KNOWN, BETTER-THAN-EXPECTED, BEYOND THANK YOU, BIG VISION, BLITHESOME, BLOSSOMING, BONUS, CAREFREENESS, CAREFREE, CENTERING, CENTERING MEDITATION, CITIZEN OF MASTERY, CO-CREATING, CO-CREATOR, COHESION, CONTINUAL STREAM OF SYNCRONICITY, CREATIVE PROCESS

New positive words for letters: D, E, F, G, H

DEFENCELESSNESS, DEEPER PART OF YOU, DESERVE, DESERVEDNESS, DESERVINGNESS, DIS-IDENTIFY, DOPE, DOPE CHILL OUT,  EFFORTLESS EASE, EFFORTLESSLY, EKAGGATA, EMBODY THE LOVE, FRIC-TIONLESSLY, FLAWLESSLY, FLOURISHING, FORTUITOUS, GOOD FORTUNE, GYPSY SOUL, GAME-CHANGER, GENERATOR OF LIFE, GRACEFULLY, GRACIOUSNESS, HARNESS, HEIGHTENED, HOLISTIC, HOLY SPIRIT

New positive words for letters: I, L, M, N, O, P

INNER SPIRIT, INTERCONNECTED, INTERCONNECTIVITY, INTUITION, LIGHT-HEARTED, LEEWAY, LET GO, LETTING GO, LIVELINESS, LOVE FULFILLED, MAGNETIC TO LOVE, MIRTHFUL, MYRIAD, NOVATURIENT, ORENDA, OWNING YOUR POWER, POLITENESS, POUR YOUR LOVE, POWERFUL POSSIBILITY, PRIVILEGE, PROPITIOUS

New positive words for letters: R, S, T, U, W, Y, Z

RADIATE, RECOGNIZE, RELEASING, RIGHTFUL,  SACRED SPACE, SHIFT IN FOCUS, SHOW UP MORE PRESENT, STELLAR, SUPERCHARGE, SUPERCHARGED, SYMPTOMS OF GREATNESS,SYNCHRONICITY, TO LET GO, UP-LEVELED, UBUNTU, WEB OF RELATEDNESS, WHOLEHEARTEDLY, WILLING TO LEARN, WONDROUS, WORLD-BUILDER, WORTHINESS TO TAKE UP SPACE, YOUR TRUE VALUE, ZEST FOR LIFE