Screenshot 2015-02-05 14.56.20There’s this incredible quote at the end of the last Harry Potter movie.  Dumbledore tells Harry, “Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, are our most inexhaustible form of magic.” I most whole heartedly agree.  I mean, if you think about it, what are we doing when we list the letters that make up a word?  We are SPELLING it.  Isn’t that cool?What we say to ourself and to others matters.  Always.  Because words have the power to transform lives and shift your energy both for good and the not so good.Let me share with you a story from my own life.  A love story, of sorts.  It’s about me and Diet Coke.  Yep, that’s right.  Diet Coke.  I LOVED Diet Coke.  I drank copious amounts on a daily basis.  Now, as a yogini and an educated woman, I KNOW how bad they are for me.  But I just couldn’t manage to give them up.And in those exact words – “give them up” – lay the problem.  See, I have already given up alcohol and cut out wheat and dairy and so my inner seven year old just simply balked at the idea of having to “give something else up.”  She wasn’t having it.  She didn’t care about the potential risks of cancer or brain damage or whatever.  She wanted a freaking Diet Coke!BUT. A couple of months ago, while I was on retreat with my mentor, I raised the issue of my ongoing struggle and she simply asked me if I was ready to “no longer drink Diet Cokes.”  After a few seconds of hesitation and soul-searching, I decided that I was.  My mentor asked me to say it out loud.  So, I did: “I no longer drink Diet Cokes.”  I haven’t had one since. I haven’t really even wanted one since.I’m convinced that it is because of that particular phrase, “I no longer drink Diet Cokes.”  Not only is it empowering but it also has no emotion or sense of deprivation attached to it.  It is just simply a matter of fact statement that shows how powerful our choice of words can be and how imperative it is to pay close attention to what we say out loud and in our own heads.So, what’s happening in your life that you’d really like to change? See if you can begin to think of the words and thoughts you have about it as a magic spell.  Can you come up with a matter of fact statement about the situation?  How would you like it to be resolved?  Concentrate on how it will feel when the statement becomes the truth.I’d love to hear your statements!  Please head on over to my Facebook Page to share.Until then,WY1_3392     

xoxo, Jenni B