Written by Marie T. Russell |
Every now and then I come across an affirmation that really 'hits home'. One of these is "I think and speak only words of love". I found this one in the great selection presented in Louise Hay's book "Heal Your Body."
When I started using this affirmation, I immediately saw and felt its power-full effects. Now this may seem like a token statement, "I think and speak only words of love," yet when I started using it, light was shed on all the instances where I did not live up to this affirmation. It served as a reminder throughout the day. I repeated it whenever I remembered it. Yet the great thing is that even when I was not consciously affirming 'I think and speak only words of love', the affirmation remained in the background (subconscious) as a gentle prod.
Awareness is the Key to Changing Your Life
Whenever any thoughts that were not loving came up, I would become aware of it. For example, driving along in traffic, someone cuts me off. Now my mind steps in and comments, 'you stupid jerk,' or something to that effect. Then my subconscious steps in to remind me, 'I think and speak only words of love'. So my new thought becomes 'that guy must be late for work or something. I hope he makes it there safely.' O.K. that was definitely more loving.
Throughout the day, little things, the kind that you might not usually notice, like thoughts of impatience, judgment, frustration, would come to my attention. Rather than slipping by unnoticed, the fact that I had entered the affirmation into my subconscious made these unloving thoughts stand out.
All Those Unloving Thoughts Were Still There?
At first I was surprised that so many of these thoughts still remained... I mean after all, I have been working on this enlightenment stuff for a long time... Anyway, my slightly deflated ego had to admit that it still harbored some jealousies, resentments, anger, and other such unloving things. But it did not want to be qualified as not being successful at the enlightenment game, so it jumped in to assist with replacing the unloving thoughts with loving ones.
"I think and speak only words of love." What a powerful path. It is definitely a great tool to help weed out any resentments and negative energy. Even those thoughts that are still in the seed stage can be 'nipped in the bud', so to speak, with this affirmation. It's worked and is still working wonders for me. Try it, you might like it. It will definitely assist you in re-discovering your true self, that truly loving being that you are.
Book referred to in this article:
Heal Your Body A-Z: The Mental Causes for Physical Illness and the Way to Overcome Them
In this handy A-Z book, based on her bestselling Heal Your Body, Louise Hay shows you that, if you are willing to do the mental work, almost anything can be healed. Just look up your specific health challenge and you will find the probable cause for this health issue, as well as the information you need to overcome it by creating a new thought pattern. You will find that Heal Your Body A-Z is invaluable as a quick-reference guide to the probable mental patterns behind the dis-ease in your body.
About The Author
Marie T. Russell is the founder of InnerSelf Magazine (founded 1985). She also produced and hosted a weekly South Florida radio broadcast, Inner Power, from 1992-1995 which focused on themes such as self-esteem, personal growth, and well-being. Her articles focus on transformation and reconnecting with our own inner source of joy and creativity.