Seems odd, compiling words for a review of a book about words, but that's exactly what this is. I've just completed Power Words by Sharon Anne Klingler.
To be perfectly honest, I wasn't sure if this book would have anything new to offer. Words have vibration-feeling as well as multiple meanings-logic. Be aware of which ones you use. End of story, right?
Well, it only took til page 7 to wipe that simple view away and ignite my curiosity “Your language is the electrical current that moves through your life,” she states. If this collection of words sparks your interest as it did mine, then this book could be the next step along your journey. The paragraphs that followed were a concise answer to a question I had been pondering. I'm always looking to take my vibration to the next level. I meditate, I read, I listen, I write, I commune with spiritual beings from all realms. And Klingler's answer to the 'next step' for me? “For those who seek change, their everyday language must resonate with a new purpose – not just at special times of affirmations, but all the time.”
So, once you are meditating regularly, appreciating everything in sight, affirming for your future and learning from where you've been, the next step is to let the super-high vibration you achieve in “spiritual times” permeate every crevasse of your life. Klingler's way to do this? Study every word that pops into your head...and especially the ones that fly out of your mouth. Then deliberately choose only the ones that match this new vibration...or take it higher.
And that's what this book is about. Taking stock of the words you use, even the ones you'd never let your mom hear you say, and deciding which describe the future you want to create.
And, luckily, this isn't a dry, tedious read. Whether you're very familiar with the vibration words hold or never thought about how words feel, Klingler offers simple exercises, inspirational quotes and easy steps to follow along your way.
So, the best word I learned?
And she clarifies that it's NOT 'amnesia of your senior prom', but it's a Greek word meaning 'memory of the future'
And that heads my favorite chapter in the book, Chapter 20 Planning for Success? - Make Your Life A Verb.
It's great for those of us who think about what we 'want' to do, but don't appreciate that each step along the way IS doing it! The 10 step process she lets unfold in this chapter teaches how words can guide you along your path, not just describe where you want to end up. It's a subtle, but powerful difference.
Truthfully, I skimmed through many pages of this book, but the parts that I caught my attention, I read so many times it counterbalanced it. And a note about the exercises: many of them invite you to feel the opposite of a word before choosing the positive counterpart. Because I don't consciously invite negativity into my life, (it comes in on it's own accord!), I skipped to the positive part of the process. I understand that contrast helps us define, but for me, the contrast wasn't necessary to grasp the ideas presented.
Undeniably, the most exciting part of this book was watching my mother devour it. My mother is undergoing the treacherous process of cancer treatment, which flips you inside out, turns you upside down and shakes all the loose bits out into a blender, then hands them back to you. My mother taught me everything I know about the vibrational effect of words and the necessity of choosing them carefully to create your reality. Yet, during this transformational time in her life, this book jumped out of the shipping envelope and into her hands and didn't leave them for weeks. Whether it was the reaffirmation of life-long philosophies or polishing a new facet on an old gem, Word Power inspired changes in her words, which changed her vibration, which helped direct her onto a new path. And that was amazing to witness.
Perhaps it will do the same for you.
FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for this review. The opinion in this review is unbiased and reflects my honest judgment of the product.
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