Your awareness, or consciousness, is the determining factor of the quality of your life. To the degree you can perceive that you are happy is to the degree that you can be happy.
Consciousness is translated from within your being into words, so that you can name your experience. When you share your words, or your consciousness, you are sharing that which is your ineffable power. Words are literally your spirit spoken.
By changing one word, you expand or contract spirit as it is present in your world. (For example, I better do before I forget vs. I choose to do while I remember – different vibration there, right?)
Your words reveal your beliefs, and your distortions in your beliefs, which ultimately determine your outcomes. Your language patterns reveal your personal truths. And, that generally has a huge impact on what happens in your business. If you’re not getting the results you expected, you have to consider your communication.
Communication is normally an ‘unlearned’ skill because we just pick it up as we grow. We unconsciously observe how others interact with each other and then we develop our own style of communication and using language to express ourselves. Many people don’t have the most basic communication skills as a result, much less the awareness to use conscious language as a powerful manifestation tool.
Even more damaging is the way most people talk to themselves; that is, their inner critic is controlling their self-dialogue with hurtful and punishing words that they would never say to someone else. The rub is that we think our own thoughts are normal because we think them all the time. We don’t know when we’re not thinking properly and damaging ourselves in the process.
And we often don’t know how to create that shift because to share our thoughts as they are because we’re afraid of being judged, feeling vulnerable, or we don’t know what to look for or have a process to use in beginning a different kind of self-talk.
Add to that the challenge of deep listening as a skill and it’s a powerful combination for disassociation from self, Source and others.
For too many people, listening is only waiting to talk again. They already have in their minds what they’re going to say when the other person stops talking, which means they’re not present with what the other person is actually sharing nor with the energy that is presenting in that moment.
They’ve lined up their words which, by the time they’re said, may not be relevant anymore because they are reacting to what was instead of what is in the moment.
That is the virtual kiss of death.
This – conscious language, self-talk and deep listening – is a major learning point for many people because these are not skills normally taught in a ‘run of the mill’ environment.
And teachers of such subjects are rare because it takes intense personal awareness, sensitivity, accountability, attention to re-patterning and self-analysis to cultivate and hone their skills over time for themselves, much less figure out how to teach them in a powerful and meaningful way. It’s not for the faint of heart, this choice… and yet, it’s the one thing that can create nearly instant shifts in the quality of life for everyone who discovers it.
by: Lynn Scheurell