Of What We Speak


Early in our study of the Law of Attraction, we are advised to discriminate wisely regarding the nature of thoughts we allow entry to our mind. We are told that positive thoughts create positive outcomes; and negative thoughts, negative. Logically this makes sense; for most of us realize, either intuitively or through direct experience, that negative thinking has never–and can never–yield positive results. However, many of us may not realize that we are to be even more careful regarding our speech. In The Master Key System, Charles F. Hannel ( 1866 – 1949) wrote that words are but the cloaks of thought. This means that words are but thoughts (given audible form) and, therefore, also creative. Doubt this could be true?

Think: Is it not true that we form opinions of individuals (at least to a small degree) by the words they speak? Do words, and the choice of words, not reveal the working of the speaker’s mind? Are not racial slurs and epithets, or their opposite–praise and accolade–not reflective? Why else would a word, phrase, or expression be used, if not related to the thoughts in mind? When we utter the word elephant do we not desire to convey a message related to an elephant? Is not the same true of love, compassion, and kindness? And likewise true of hatred, poverty, and greed? The words we speak are no less revealing of our own intentions toward ourself and the world.

Although we may accept the relationship between thought and word, we may realize that our words are creating the nature of our future experience. In the same way that thoughts and feelings attract like experiences, our words are also attracting their echoing effect. Some words–perhaps those spoken in anger–create immediate effects; while others–habitually used–create ongoing and long-lasting outcomes. The following examples of both negative and positive speech will help us understand the subject more thoroughly. When we say:

  • If I didn’t have bad luck, I wouldn’t have any luck at all. We are telling ourselves that bad luck is our only luck; therefore excluding any awareness of fortunate occurrences. As directed, our mind will alert us only to circumstances and events that fulfill the negative prophecy that, we, ourselves, are unwittingly creating and reinforcing.
  • I hate my job! We are informing the Universe that we despise our work. In response, the Universe prompts us to focus upon everything distasteful and negative about our current employment.
  • I am sick! We are reaffirming a negative observation with regard to our health. In effect, we are using the great “I Am,” which is the true nature of our being, to drown out the intuitive voice that could lead to healing or improved health.
  • I’m so lonely! We are creating more loneliness; for we are given it focus in our lives, often with great intensity of feeling.
  • I can’t afford thatWe are reinforcing a poverty mindset. As directed, our mind will find ways for us to spend too much, save too little, risk great financial loss, or avoid sound opportunities to earn more money.


  • I am so very fortunateWe are directing our mind to alert us to circumstances and events which are fortunate. Magical? Not at all; especially when we remember that we–via our attitude toward life–decide what is fortunate or unfortunate. To know such, is to be empowered..
  • I am rich! We are reinforcing our awareness of, and appreciation for, all of life’s richness; including abundance in health, family, friends, attitude, peace, joy, and–but not only–finances.
  • I am vibrantly healthy! We are gratefully announcing that we accept the health abundance that is our birthright.
  • My goal is coming true! We are telling the Universe that we are open to intuitive wisdom; that we have faith in our visions; that we trust that the way to achieve our desires will be revealed.
  • I love my life. We are affirming our joy; that we are grateful to life for its own sake; for the rapture that may be found in a breath and a heartbeat; and that we welcome positive experiences that validate such a belief.

To accept this as truth, it may be beneficial to contemplate just who is creating our experience? Do we believe that a deity in a cloud is moving us about, like pawns on a chess board? Do we think that others–perhaps friends, acquaintances, and employers–are responsible? Or to blame? Or do we realize–as we evolve and grow–that the thoughts we think, and the words we speak, are creating our life? Our experiences–whether positive or negative–are intimately connected to how we think and feel about everything; and how we think and feel is intimately connected to what we will experience! As Shakespeare so wisely penned: There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so. The quality of an experience is nothing more than the label we stamp upon it!

For individuals who are willing, I suggest the following experiment: For one week, speak of good only! During this period, we will deliberately seek an aspect to praise about everyone and everything. Failing that, we will at least curse nothing. We will be free, of course, to notice events, circumstances, and situations to our disliking; but we will refrain from voicing our negative mindset. This doesn’t mean hiding our head in the sand like an ostrich. When required, we may communicate a way to improve a negative situation; but we will do so positively, without anger, hostility, or malice. Political, financial, and world affairs will be allowed to be as they are, free of our comments about the state in which we find them. We will hold our tongue. Gossip will also be avoided! In it’s place, we’re going to live by an old axiom that contains great wisdom: If you can’t think of something good to say, say nothing. Seven short days: That’s all that may be required to create a dramatic and positive change in our life.

Dare to dream (and care for one another).

With heartfelt regards,


Copyright © – 2020 – R. Arthur Russell

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4 thoughts on “Of What We Speak

  1. I consider myself positive. And can see, after reading this blog, where I still go negative. Glad I stopped by to continue on with this message and living life with the positive thoughts. I feel the need to leave my blog link. Don’t actually know why because it isn’t 100% related. Feels like it has to do with my positive parts wanting to share it’s growth….No pressure…https://unbreakablejoy.wordpress.com/

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    1. Hi Julia. Thanks for your comment. I believe that all of us can still go negative from time to time. In my opinion, it’s all a journey of self discovery. If you find something of value in my articles, I hope that you and others will incorporate whatever serves your greater good into your life.

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