Oprah said on her Super Soul Sunday, that she wishes she knew how to speak her life into existence earlier. I like that.
I think this is what “they” meant with, “in the beginning, was the word.” So speak your life into being with those words, feelings, thoughts, you want.
It’s easier for me to do this for other people. For example, when my husband says something negative about our finances or the place we live, I am quick to stop him. “Cancel that out,” I tell him. “We don’t need more of that in our lives.”
But self monitoring is a little more difficult. I try to monitor my thoughts in the morning. I envision the day I want and spend a couple of minutes on new changes I want in my life. But that’s a controlled environment.
During the day, it’s more challenging to let go of negative triggers or not react to people.
Some situations I react to: people talking loudly on cell phones next to me in Starbucks and traffic jams. It’s hard for me to listen to only one end of the conversation. I try to be the person on the other end of the line speaking, and my focus on my writing is gone.
Or those traffic jams. We live in a resort town so the population quadruples every winter. It’s easy to lose patience.
That’s the stuff of life. We can be the watchers of these situations; we can step back. We can change something, like move our seat in Starbucks creating a different world for ourselves.
Another obstacle to speaking our own life into existence is when others try to speak my own life into existence.
The woman at the health food store wanted me to have her viewpoint. “What blood type are you?” she asked me. I told her. “Oh no, you can’t have coconut oil, that’s bad for you.” Meanwhile, I had been joyfully eating loads of coconut oil and my metabolism had really benefited from this through weight loss and more energy.
I stopped her.
“That’s not true,” I told her. “I have many positive effects from coconut oil. I disagree with you.” She was trying to tell me her reality when I had had such great results with it. I had to push out her viewpoint through strong words.
Don’t let doomsayers wreck your reality.
Stay strong. Be the author of your own life and speak it!