GENERAL TOPIC FOR THE MONTH:
“The Power of Words”
Week one is always about your 6 month vision. Learning and creating for new students and reviewing, revising, getting even more intimate with it for returning students.
Remember, the teachings in this class are general, but you will take and apply them to the parts of your life that you most want change. Great news: all the other areas of your life will benefit as well. For example, if your most prominent pain is in your bank account, pay attention to the words you say about money. Your own money, other people’s money and wealth in general.
Repetition is the mother of learning, so this part of your message will be the same every single month.
WHY NOT ME? WHY NOT NOW?! INSTRUCTIONS AND REVIEW
To complete and work with your Why Not Me, Why Not Now chart, write where you are now (and the start date) and where you want to be in all areas of your life in 6 months (write that date). Include Health, Career/Creative Expression, Money, Relationships, Freedom and Joy. If there are other goals that seem to fall outside of these categories, please include them. You might have a goal that does not have a present day reference; write it down! This is your accountability tool, your progress measuring device, the nitty gritty nuts and bolts numbers and facts that you will use to create your Magical 6 month vision.
After you have very specifically created these goals, you will not look at the present day status again until the end, or at such times as you need to remind yourself of how much you have accomplished/grown/progressed. For the most part, now we look forward.
Using the facts and figures and information from the “where you want to be in 6 months” column, create your 6 month vision using the standard vision creating guidelines; Written in the present tense, positive and detailed. Wrapped in gratitude and open ended…. this or something better still.
Test Your Vision!
Review, revise, cuddle up to, hug and kiss and get really wrapped up in your vision every single morning and every single night. Make notes of what comes up for you, both positive and negative. If you notice fears and doubts, acknowledge them, write them down and thank them for the information. Keep your mind open for ideas, steps to take, opportunities that present themselves. Ask the question of the Universe all the time, “what shall I do, right this minute, with what I have and what I know, to move in the direction of my dream?” There will be skills you need to acquire or assets or resources needed to accomplish your goals. Write those down and get started learning and growing. PUT on the person that is living your 6 month goals. You attract what you ARE, so be the person who is living the life of your dreams.
Review Daily Journal/Affirmations Activity.
Topic this week: "Be Impeccable with your Word".
Main reference: “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz
Lesson review and summary from today. If you were not present for the call, you will be best served by listening to the recording. Your final line of action is to review this summary. Remember, you will get as much from this course as you take from it. Invest your time, interest and emotions and you will reap the rewards.
"The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz - Recommended Reading
The first is most important and the object of our lesson this week; making this agreement will allow you to create your own “heaven on earth”
Words contain our power to create and are a double edged sword. We can choose to use our words to build up, encourage, create and uplift, or we can use them to destroy.
Words are magic, either “white or black”.
Hitler used words to stir an entire country towards hate and to plunge the entire world into war.
Law of the Farm. What is planted will grow IF it finds fertile soil. Make the soil of your mine infertile to “bad” seeds, immune to black magic spells.
As humans, we are all magicians, casting spells on others with our words.
Examine the agreements you have made that don’t serve you. Break those agreements and make new ones with the truth. That you are divine, eternal, special and worthy, from, of, with and part of god.
Impeccable means “without sin.”
Latin base - pecatus = sin Im = without…. without sin.
Meaning in this context, sin = anything that goes against yourself.
Using the word to hurt others hurts us too in two ways; the repercussions that come back to us, and hurting the whole, which includes us and embraces the idea of oneness.
Gossip is a widespread poison and misuse of the word.
Self - Talk! This is the most important area to be impeccable with your word.
Become immune to negative spells.
Make the agreement, set the intention, cast the spell I AM impeccable with my word.
Excerpts from “The Four Agreements.”
Excerpts from “The Four Agreements.”
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book)
Ruiz, Don Miguel; Mills, Janet
Citation (MLA): Ruiz, Don Miguel, and Janet Mills. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book). Amber-Allen Publishing, 2011. Kindle file.
1… Domestication and the Dream of the Planet
The outside dream hooks our attention and teaches us what to believe, beginning with the language that we speak. Language is the code for understanding and communication between humans. Every letter, every word in each language is an agreement. We call this a page in a book; the word page is an agreement that we understand. Once we understand the code, our attention is hooked and the energy is transferred from one person to another.
2… The First Agreement: Be Impeccable with Your Word
….with just this first agreement you will be able to transcend to the level of existence I call heaven on earth.
The first agreement is to be impeccable with your word. It sounds very simple, but it is very, very powerful.
The word is not just a sound or a written symbol. The word is a force; it is the power you have to express and communicate, to think, and thereby to create the events in your life. You can speak. What other animal on the planet can speak?
Hitler’s word, based on fear-generated beliefs and agreements, will be remembered for centuries.
The human mind is like a fertile ground where seeds are continually being planted.
Hitler: He sent out all those seeds of fear,
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.
You may believe you are stupid, and you may have believed this for as long as you can remember. This
...the word, lets you know that you are not stupid. You believe what the person says and make a new agreement. As a result, you no longer feel or act stupid. A
Impeccability means “without sin.”
A sin is anything that you do which goes against yourself. Everything you feel or believe or say that goes against yourself is a sin.
Being impeccable with your word is not using the word against yourself.
Being impeccable with your word is the correct use of your energy; it means to use your energy in the direction of truth and love for yourself.
The power of the word is completely misused in hell. We use the word to curse, to blame, to find guilt, to destroy. Of
There was a woman, for example, who was intelligent and had a very good heart. She had a daughter whom she adored and loved
Angrily she looked at her beautiful little girl and said, “Shut up! You have an ugly voice. Can you just shut up!”
This little girl grew up, and even though she had a beautiful voice, she never sang again. She developed a whole complex from one spell. This spell was cast upon her by the one who loved her the most: her own mother. Her mother didn’t notice what she did with her word. She didn’t notice that she used black magic and put a spell on her daughter. She didn’t know the power of her word, and therefore she isn’t to blame. She did what her own mother, father, and others had done to her in many ways. They misused the word.
These types of spells are difficult to break. The only thing that can break a spell is to make a new agreement based on truth. The truth is the most important part of being impeccable with your word. On one side of the sword are the lies which create black magic, and on the other side of the sword is the truth which has the power to break the spell of black magic. Only the truth will set us free.
Gossip is black magic at its very worst because it is pure poison.
gossip can be compared to a computer virus.
same language all the other codes are written in, but with a harmful intent.
talk to ourselves constantly and most of the time we say things like, “Oh, I look fat, I look ugly. I’m getting old, I’m losing my hair. I’m stupid, I never understand anything. I will never be good enough, and I’m never going to be perfect.”
Impeccability of the word will also give you immunity from anyone putting a negative spell on you. You will only receive a negative idea if your mind is fertile ground for that idea. When you become impeccable with your word, your mind is no longer fertile ground for words that come from black magic. Instead, it is fertile for the words that come from love. You can measure the impeccability of your word by your level of self-love. How much you love yourself and how you feel about yourself are directly proportionate to the quality and integrity of your word. When you are impeccable with your word, you feel good; you feel happy and at peace.
It is up to you to make this agreement with yourself: I am impeccable with my word. Nurture this seed, and as it grows in your mind, it will generate more seeds of love to replace the seeds of fear.
Be impeccable with your word. This is the first agreement that you should make if you want to be free, if you want to be happy, if you want to transcend the level of existence that is hell.
Use white magic, beginning with yourself.
Use the word to break all those teeny, tiny agreements that make you suffer.
If I was able to break those agreements and create new agreements, then you can do the same. If I can be impeccable with my word, why not you?
You can attain the kingdom of heaven from this one agreement: Be impeccable with your word.
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