Can we create more love and success in our lives? Absolutely. And a strange research study proves it. A man named Dr. Masuru Emoto conducted a study and found an usual path to success. He attempted to determine the effect that spoken words had on water. He chose words that communicated both love and hate, then immediately froze the water to see what effects the words would have. The results were fascinating.
Words centered around love, gratitude, happiness and appreciation formed beautiful crystals resembling intricate snowflakes. Spoken words about hate, anger and war formed images that were black and deformed. Words literally had an impact on what happened to the water. It changed its structure. This should not come as too much of a shock to us. The ancient book of Proverbs, written sometime between the 10th and 6th centuries B.C., tells us that. “life and death are in the power of the tongue.” Since research shows we are 60% water, we need to take this study seriously.
We are designed to be creative people. We create with our hands, our minds and with our words. Human beings have an innate ability to speak life and death over their lives and circumstances. This is one of our most powerful and overlooked abilities to bring about positive change.
Have you ever met someone who makes it a habit to say that they can never get a break? Or they always have bad luck? They never get a good opportunity or are always overlooked? “I’m frustrated, I’m angry, I’m depressed.” Those words seem to follow them in a haunting kind of way. They become true. Why? Because the words in Proverbs are true.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can draw the line in the sand and choose to always speak life over your circumstances. You can form habits and learn to consistently believe the best about yourself and others. You can be an incredible leader, mother, father, friend or whatever is important to you. Good things can and will come your way. Cultivating deep relationships can become a normal part of life. For this to happen, we must learn to believe the best out ourselves and our lives because there is power in what we choose to believe.
This has been a constant, personal struggle throughout my life. I was in survival mode for most of my childhood and without realizing it, I chose the path of my ‘lizard brain.’ In essence, the lizard brain is your flight or flight mechanism. You’re either constantly in defense mode or running away from people and problems. I did both.
My words to myself and to others often took the forms of anger, discord, and negativity. I didn’t believe in myself and other people were not to be trusted. As I became an adult, these patterns stuck with me and I didn’t even realize it. Much of my studies in theology and positivity have been about learning to be a healthy, life-giving, positive person.
The good news is that we can all change and we can learn to be incredibly positive people and speak incredible blessings over our lives and the lives of others. It starts with small wins, how we start our day and establishing new thoughts and habits into our lives.
Choose these commitments today:
- I will not let negative words into my mind our out of my mouth.
- I will always be a person who speaks life and brings life to any situation.
- I will immerse myself in positive books and teachings.
- I will surround myself with the most positive people I can find.
“In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.” ~ Les Brown
“I’m a very positive thinker, and I think that is what helps me the most in difficult moments.” ~ Roger Federer