Today I wanted to tell you about one of the practicums I attended last week called Holistic Weight Loss.
During this practicum we learnt how we as soon-to-be Holistic Nutritionists should approach weight loss with our clients.
I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the practicums I’ve attended so far (one of the practicums taught me how to ferment my own vegetables!), but many pieces of information presented to me during this particular weight loss practicum really stuck with me. Especially when my teacher began to talk about words and how powerful they are.
She actually said “words are like spells.”
I had never thought of this analogy before myself, but after she brought it to my attention, I couldn’t stop thinking about it.
At first, it may sound a little hocus pocus, but then you’ll soon realize how true this phrase really is – I know I did.
Think about the last time someone said something nasty about you. Did you believe them?
The example my teacher gave in class was if you were to call a girl “ugly”, it’s going to stick with her. She’s going to believe you.
I’d like to think we all have more confidence in ourselves and know better than to believe anyone who says such demeaning words to us, but I can even admit that I’ve let negative comments bring me down in the past despite my level of self confidence.
That just shows you how powerful words are. See, I told you, they are just like spells.
So, since words are so powerful and have the potential to act as spells, why would anything negative come out of our mouths?
It just doesn’t make sense to me at all.
If negative words can affect a person so profoundly, I am sure positive ones can too.
For an example, last week someone called me an angel. Her exact words were, “Meg, you’re an angel sent down from heaven.”
That stuck with me.
I don’t go through my days thinking of myself as an angel, but ever since she made that positive and loving comment to me, I feel better about myself. More confident, more loving, and happier!
So, why don’t we all start casting spells on the world and the people around us. Let’s all cast at least one positive and loving spell today with words because they are so powerful! Who’s with me?
See you tomorrow!
p.s. check out my side bar! There’s a new picture of me! Finally!