Watch Your Mouth (and Thoughts)! – How What You Say and Think Influences Your Experience

Have you ever stopped to ponder the sheer power your thoughts and words wield? More often than not, we find ourselves engrossed in life’s rapid pace, neglecting this profound influence. However, both Abraham Hicks and the Law of Attraction underscore that the language we use, both verbally and mentally, shapes our life journey in unimaginable ways.

According to Abraham Hicks, your words and thoughts create a cascade of energy vibrations around you. This energy, in turn, operates like a magnet, drawing experiences that align with its frequency. So, if you’re constantly tangled in a web of negativity, you’re more likely to attract less-than-pleasant experiences.

The Law of Attraction reinforces this concept. As a universal principle, it stipulates that like attracts like. Therefore, the energy you emit, primarily governed by your thoughts and words, determines the experiences you attract.

Now, you might wonder, “What comprises a negative thought?”

Negative thoughts often sneak into our dialogues as:

  • “I can’t do this.”
  • “I’m not worthy of…”
  • “I don’t have enough…”
  • “This *insert current negative occurrence* ALWAYS happens to me!”

These statements not only harbor negativity but also serve to disempower us. They’re what Abraham Hicks refers to as “upstream thoughts,” which go against the current of positivity and abundance.

However, the beauty of our thoughts and words is that they’re within our control. So how do we shift from upstream to “downstream” thoughts that flow with the current towards positivity?

The answer is simpler than it seems: Replace negative thoughts and words with positive ones. This process might pose a challenge initially, especially if you’re accustomed to autopilot thinking. But with conscious effort, it’s entirely feasible.

Start by noticing words like “can’t,” “won’t,” “don’t,” “never,” “no,” “stop,” “hate.” These words typically signal upstream thinking. Once you identify them, you’re better equipped to reverse the tide of your thoughts.

So, how do you move your thoughts in a more “downstream”, go with the flow, direction? Just make an effort to point downstream and make a few little changes in how you interact with those in your life.

This quote from Abraham gives you a pretty good starting point:

My new orientation is to praise, not criticize
My new orientation is to appreciate, not blame.
My new orientation is to love me, not doubt me.
My new orientation is to look for the benefit in you.
My new orientation is to look where ever I am for positive aspects.

My new orientation is today, no matter where I am, no matter what I am doing, and no matter who I am doing it with, to look for that which I am wanting to see. And I have come into alignment, you’ll tell your friend, with who I am and I gotta tell you, it’s sweet. It feels good.

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But let’s delve a little deeper. Here’s a practical exercise to help you transition from upstream to downstream thinking:

Step 1: Notice Your Thoughts – Pay attention to your thought patterns. Jot down any recurring negative thoughts.

Step 2: Identify Your Upstream Words – Spot the negative words in these thoughts. Highlight them.

Step 3: Reframe Your Thoughts – Write a corresponding positive for each negative thought. Replace the upstream words with the downstream ones. For instance, swap “I can’t do this” with “I’m learning and growing.”

Step 4: Practice Meditation – When you meditate, you slow down your thoughts. This will help you reign in your upstream momentum.

Step 5: Celebrate Your Progress – Recognize your effort and progress, no matter how small. Celebrate the positive changes in your mindset.

Have fun with it all 🙂 Life is supposed to be fun and fulfilling. Joy is your destiny; in that Joy, all you desire will manifest.

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