And since February is the time when love can become the most desperate of goals, we hope you find it helpful. 😉
This is The Four Agreements…with an unusual twist, of course.
Week1- Agreement #1 – Be Impeccable with your Word
“Did you know that through the word you express your creative power? It is how you manifest everything. What you dream, what you feel, and what you really are, will all be manifested through the word.”
“Impeccability means not going against yourself. It means you take responsibility for your actions, but you do not judge or blame yourself.”
It sounds very simple, but it is very, very powerful…like when you eat that second piece of cake even though you promised to have only one. Except this time, intstead of calling yourself ugly names and spending your energy feeling guilty, you own it and move on. It goes like this:
- ‘Oops, my bad!!!’
- ‘My thoughts and actions do not seem to be aligned. I’m going to make some changes here so that I’m aligned for the next cake encounter…’
- ‘And now I’m moving on with my fabulous day.’
“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 create the events in your life.”
“But like a sword with two edges, your word can create the most beautiful dream, or your word can destroy everything around you.
One edge is the misuse of the word, which creates a living hell.
We use it to curse, to blame, to find guilt, to destroy, to express anger, jealousy, envy, and hate. We use the word to spread our personal poison…just like gossip.”
For example, I have a friend who has been wanting out of a relationship she has been in for many years. But out of guilt, obligation, or whatever thoughts she uses as excuses to prevent herself from being happy, she just doesn’t leave. Her partner isn’t happy either, which means neither of them are living their truth. So what do they do? They fight and infect one another with negative emotions.
“The other edge is the impeccability of the word, which will only create beauty, love, and heaven on earth. It means to use your energy in the direction of truth and love for yourself.
If you make an agreement with yourself to be impeccable with your word, just with that intention, the truth will manifest through you and clean all the emotional poison that exists within you.”
So get this: that same friend read this book last month. It gave her clarity and insight. She realized that being inauthentic meant she was not really loving herself even though she thought she was doing ‘the right thing’. And consequently it was preventing her partner from experiencing love as well.
Yikes (she thought to herself), what kind of offering was this to the world? The silliness of it all gave her a sense of relief and compelled her to take action.
She broke up with her partner and gave them both the opportunity to experience heaven instead of hell.
“Depending upon how it is used, the word can set you free, or it can enslave you even more than you know. All the magic you possess is based on your word.”
“Just this one agreement can change your whole life. Impeccability of the word can lead you to personal freedom, to huge success and abundance; it can take away all fear and transform it into joy and love.”
So what are you waiting for? What can you do this week to shift a story you carry from one of hate to one of love? Please share your story in the comments below so we can learn from one another!
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Tiffany Manchester assists athletes, artists, and other women who want to ‘fear less’ and ‘create more’ wealth, health, and happiness in their lives. Connect with Tiffany ~ here ~ to sign up for a free strategy session!