Language—our ability to communicate—is a type of energy resource; it is generative and creative. Like the energies of creativity, time, money, or physical vitality, we tap into that energetic pipeline every time we speak or put a thought into words.
Our words are like a tsunami that builds under the waves until the force breaks and something is created. Everything that is in our life was first a thought, then put into words. The energetic force contained in the words creates our lives.
When I was a tiny girl, really young, like 2 or 3 years old, a big person asked me, as they so often do, “What’s your favorite color?” I said “Green.”
That was a revelation!
I hadn’t decided on my favorite color ahead of time, so I didn’t really “know” the answer. But my body and my eyes knew, and when the word came out of my mouth then my mind knew.
That word created a new reality: a favorite color named green.
Emily Dickinson has a poem about that:
A word is dead
by Emily Dickinson
A word is dead
When it is said
I say it just
Begins to live
Words Create Everything
Not only does a word begin to live once it has left our lips or pen, but it brings other things to life as well. Things we take for granted.
Here’s a sampling of what our words create:
Words create relationships. Our relationships are formed and nurtured through conversation. If there’s no conversation, eventually there’s no relationship.
We feel that truth deeply as evidenced by the millions of Zoom meetings and social media interactions. Relationships are created and nurtured through words.
Words create beliefs. Ever since humans first huddled around a fire together, they have shared stories. Stories carry our traditions and establish what is “normal.” They shape our beliefs about ourselves, our society and even our physical world. The concepts we label “truth” are communal beliefs.
Throughout our history, speaking a different truth might cause initial rejection. Eventually, though, that different truth becomes accepted through repetition of words. When our words change, our beliefs change.
Words create action. Here’s a simple example. We talk to a friend and decide to meet for coffee the next day. The next day, we put action behind the words and meet. Had the words not been expressed, the action would not have occurred.
When we make commitments to ourselves and others, those words propel us into action. Promises kept changes lives.
Build Your Tsunami
I invite you to discover what it is that you want by collecting your imaginings for a different future. Devote some time to dreaming extravagant manifestations of your desires, then repeat them over and over.
Here’s how to invite a tsunami of words that builds the energy of creation:
- Speak your desires out loud
- Journal your dreams and imagined futures
- Find and label pictures of your desires
- Free write your thoughts
- Sing words that feel good
- Share with trusted confidants what you want most
It doesn’t matter if the words are spoken or sung or written. You could even dance them or draw them or embroider them. Use whatever means you like to tap into the energy of your words.
What matters is that you get the words out of your head. Unleash them into the world. Let the tsunami roar them to life.
Tap into the Power
One of the most life-changing habits I ever established was my gratitude journal. Every night before sleep, I count my blessings. It seems like a very small thing, doesn’t it?
Perhaps it is, but I can tell you that consistently speaking those words and filling my heart with thankfulness has created around me a completely new existence. I am alert for what’s right instead of what’s wrong. It changed my perspective and allowed me to see more options.
The more we focus on and express what we truly want, the more that generative energy will build like a tsunami, and the sooner we will bring our heartfelt desires to life.