“Your word is your wand.”

“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.” Exodus 20:7

In fairy tales, wands were used to change outer appearances, either for good – or not so good. The words we speak and hold in our mind are the way we create the consciousness in which we experience our world.

The third commandment, as described in Eric Butterworth’s book, is all about communication – how we express ourselves and thus create our world through the power of our use of I AM.

Two powerful statements stood out:

a) “Resolve to speak only words that you want to see manifest in your life; for by your words you are directing the creative power of Infinite Mind into positive or negative channels.”
Using I AM in negative ways could be said to be taking the name of the Lord in vain.

b) “Subconscious mind does not know the difference between thoughts that are casual and thoughts that are causal.”
This is a very powerful statement, reminding us of the responsibility we have when we speak. For many years I enjoyed sarcasm as humour, thinking I was being clever in the use of my language. But I didn’t realise the negative energy I was releasing when I did that, and this statement caused me to think again about the words I speak and the effect they may have. Do I want my casual remarks to be the cause of discord or unhappiness?

I wave my wand of positive words, and I AM happy, healthy, prosperous and at ease.

Nancy Sandoval


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