Words of Support and Encouragement Week of August 3, 2009


Four_Agreements_3I hope you all had a nice, and restful weekend.  This week we will be reflecting on a quote from The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.  We will also discuss this wonderful novel during our Circle of Hope Support Group sessions at all three locations.  Please check the calendar at www.cnyhealingarts.com for meeting times.

“Every human is a magician, and we can either put a spell on someone with our word or we can release someone from a spell.  We cast spells all the time with our opinions.”

Each time we speak, our words and thoughts are reaching someone else.  They are influencing their day, their mood, and their opinion of us.  Our actions do provide them with a bit more information, but the majority of our interaction is conversational.  What message are we sending?  Are we constantly gossiping, or belittling those around us?  Are we judgmental and quick to assume?  We all know how it feels to be on the receiving end of harsh words, and may even have a few people in our lives that we avoid because of their judgmental attitude and negativity.  It is a terrible feeling.
Now imagine if you are that person to someone you love.  What if what you say to them is hurtful, or rude?  What if you are someone they try to avoid because of your negativity and assumptions?
This leads us to the first agreement, ‘Be impeccable with your word’.  We must be conscious of what we say, and how we say it.  You may not realize that what you say makes a difference, but there are many people close to you that will take each word personally.
Try instead, if you used each and every word for love.  You could be living, and spreading love each day, to everyone you meet.
Be impeccable, and it will be returned to you.
Take care of yourself,
Lisa Stack