Using Words Differently: How Intention Influences Our Experiences

“It’s not the word that will impact our reality; it’s our energy.”

In this episode, I’m talking about how we can use words differently, understanding that intention influences our experience, not the semantics of what we say. For many years, I’ve found myself saying that I use words differently in response to others telling me that I “shouldn’t say hard” because I’ll surely face challenges and struggle. Really, this is toxic positivity and bypassing at play because saying something will be hard doesn’t mean we’re coming from a place of fear, doubt, and worry; it can come from a place of preparedness and understanding. How we use words matters, yes. But it’s not the words themselves that carry energy; it’s us who infuses them with a specific frequency and eventual effect.

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What to listen for:

  • Why people correct the things we say
  • How others respond when I say “I’m broken”
  • Understanding what words really mean and how to use them
  • People often hide behind the words that make them feel better
  • The freedom of acknowledging things for what they are

“When we can acknowledge things for what they are, we can see them for what they are without interpretation, without spiraling about how the description makes us feel about it, instead just looking at things for what they are. My body broke as a result of other things happening. Healing is challenging and will continue to be hard and challenging. That’s descriptive. The way that I use that word is descriptive of the situation and in doing so.

  • Being descriptive isn’t something to fear
  • It doesn’t matter what words we use when our energy is off
  • Fearing words makes articulating our experience more difficult
  • Why we should look closely at the words we’re afraid of
  • How our interpretations limit our experience

“If something is broken in us, if something is broken in our world and our life, it’s descriptive. It’s not functioning as it normally does. It’s not functioning optimally. Or it’s come undone; it’s beyond repair. That’s information for us. And if we’re afraid to really look at things for what they are, to see that things are no longer functioning as they should inside of us, outside of us, how are we ever going to actually move towards what we want?

  • Why we resist what we’re scared to acknowledge
  • The energy we infuse words with is what actually matters
  • Saying something will be hard doesn’t cause struggle
  • Speaking from a clean, energetic space

It’s not the word that will impact our reality or the world around us that will shift our experience. It’s our energy that comes from how we hold that word, how we relate to that word, what we infuse into it. If I say ‘hard’ with fear, worry, and doubt, with the belief that saying it means everything is going to go to crap, I’m more likely to self-sabotage because I don’t believe there’s any room for ease. If you engage with life from that frequency and that belief system, you’re more likely to align with outcomes and situations that reinforce that belief. And then you’ll say, ‘See, I knew I shouldn’t have said hard.’