Manifestation isn’t a one-size fits all type of practice; and with how many tools there are to use to enhance your manifestation practice, it’s more of a pick and choose what works best for you.
However, one thing we can all agree on is the top 3 words to stop saying immediately! And the reasons why are about to shift your entire perspective.
We’re going to count down rather than up here, because #1 is pretty shocking when you first hear about it.
Have thoughts about any of these? Have more words? Let me know!
So, without further ado, here’s the top 3 words to stop saying immediately:
The word “but” is used a TON in conversation. You probably heard one of these recently too. I can hear it now…
- “I was going to go grocery shopping, but I was too tired.”
- “I want to start a business, but I don’t have the time right now.”
- “I was gonna go to the gym, but I didn’t have the energy.”
The list can go on forever.
The bottom line, though, is that “but” will always be followed by an excuse or a reason something stopped whatever was before the “but”.
Too tired? Plan ahead. Get some rest. Prioritize it.
No time? You mean to tell me that you didn’t watch Netflix for 4 hours yesterday?
No energy? Because of the lack of sleep, lack of nutrition, or lack of motivation? What really was it that stopped you?
No matter what way you try to spin it, “but” comes with a sense of lack.
A lack of sleep.
A lack of time.
A lack of energy.
A lack of whatever it is.
How do you feel when you say the word “but”? In a sentence, when you say it, it sounds like the sentence ended, right? It feels like the sentence ended right? It’s like a negative period with an extra tail spin.
“But” holds a negative vibration, and contradicts what you said at the beginning. Therefore, it negates what you just said.
“What else am I supposed to say though??”
Other than actually being upfront about why you’re really not doing the thing you said you supposedly wanted to do, here’s a few ways around the word “but”:
- “It’s not a priority for me right now”
Saying it’s not a priority for you right now helps you get real with not only those who you’re communicating with, but at the core, you’re getting real with yourself. Don’t keep yourself in the dark. Show yourself what you’re actually prioritizing. You may just decide to do the thing instead. Or at least you’ll be better off energetically.
When you transform “but” into “and,” you change the entire perspective of the sentence. There’s no reason to be making excuses, honestly. The use of the word “but” doesn’t matter when you realize that you don’t need to compensate for who you are or what you’re choosing to do with your time. Without judgement, there’s no excuses. Excuses are for other people. So transform your “but” into “and,” and you may transform more than just the sentence.
If you were about to tell me “but that’s not polite” (see the irony there? hahah) here’s a different word entirely to decline politely, or at least to say it more politely. Think about it, sometimes you really do have other things going on. However, that doesn’t mean you need to use the word “but” to try and justify those plans. (See how I turned that irony around? I’m just full of jokes today)
Let’s move on.
This one is sneaky.
Because it’s not just about changing it out for the word “desire,” since “desire” has a higher frequency than “want.”
As well as that, “want” has the energy of “I don’t have it yet.”
In Manifestation, when you’re manifesting something, you’re recognizing that you already have it, you just haven’t gained access to it yet.
When you use the word “want,” you’re actually distancing yourself from the thing you desire to manifest!
This is similar to the “when” and “how” in Manifestation.
If you worry about “when” it will happen, you’re acknowledging that it hasn’t yet happened and that you don’t have it yet.
If you worry about “how” it will happen, you’re again acknowledging that it hasn’t yet happened and that you don’t have it yet.
So there’s really two reasons why to stop using the word “want”
- “Want” carries a low vibration. Think of “wanting,” it comes from the way they used to talk about lack or desperation. So to side-step that frequency altogether, substitute it with “desire” when talking about things you, well, desire.
- “Want” is distancing you from what you’re manifesting. Instead, think “I have it; I just need to find a way to access it”
And now, the one we’ve all been waiting for…
We’ve finally landed on the sneakiest of all, “hope.”
It seems like an innocent word. And, to be fair, it’s used with the best intentions.
However, “hope” is an affirmation that you’re not putting the inspired action in to ensure whatever it is you’re “hoping” for happens.
“Hope” is a careless way to show care.
“I hope you’re okay” is more like “I’m sure you’ll be fine” rather than “how can I help you get better?”
It’s the careless way to show care.
Here’s another few examples:
- “I hope it works out.”
- “I hope I can do it.”
- “I hope she achieves it.”
Now, you’re probably thinking “there’s nothing wrong with those ones,” and in some ways, they’re fine. Except I would only ever say it for something you really aren’t going to put any effort into.
Here’s the switch from trying to show you care to actually caring:
- “I know it’ll work out.”
“Know” instills confidence. You could even choose a different phrase depending on the situation, like “how can I help?” or “You have the best team possible,” etc.
- “I know I can do it.”
Again, reaffirming confidence. Or “I’ve proven I can do it,” “I’ve done it before,” “I’ve studied it. I got this,” etc.
- “I know she’ll achieve it.”
Third time’s the charm, eh? Also, “She’s great at these things. She’ll achieve it.” etc.
After really mapping it out, it’s much easier to see why these words hold such power. However, when you’re manifesting, it’s time to rid your own vocabulary of them and see the shifts that happen in your life!
Whether that’s your manifestations coming to fruition faster, you’re confidence levels going up, your self-trust skyrocketing because you’re finally able to do what you want without feeling the need to justify your life, whatever it is!
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