I was originally introduced to the power of these two little words at my first teacher training. On our first day, our instructors requested that we write I AM, and then fill in the blank. Sharing out load, I noticed that our I AM’s sounded very similar to: I am an accountant… I am a mother of two children, a wife, a sister… I am lost and trying to find my way… I am kind and warmhearted with much to offer… I am wanting more. On our last day, we were presented with the same exercise. This time, we all had a version of the following: I am strength... I am present... I am more... I am love... I am powerful. We had all shifted our truths to something far more potent, because as the saying goes: I AM….two of the most powerful words; it’s what you put after that shapes your reality.
The power of word is immeasurable, a power we so often disregard, forgetting to “handle with care.” But what if we choose our words carefully? Not just with others, but also with ourselves? What if we harness that power to shape our reality, literally?
Dr. Masura Emoto’s studies on the effects words have on water are astonishing. In short, he taped words and phrases such as “compassion,” “thank you,” “I love you,” “joy,” and “harmony” to the outside of a set of jars. He then taped words and phrases such as “you fool,” “hate,” “you make me sick,” and “evil” to the outside of a second group of jars. Both sets received pure water from the exact same source and when viewed under a microscope after being frozen, every jar with a positive word or phase had beautiful crystal formations. The second set when viewed under a microscope, were ugly, deformed, and dirty. He’s done thousands of studies, from the effect of prayer on polluted water to the effect of word on rice (which when cooked is largely water).
An adult human is approximately 60-65% water, and that of infants is 75-78% water. When we think about the power of word, the power that thought has on water, it should make us pause. Why? Because it has the ability to determine our form, either by allowing our water to be murky or purifying it.
So coming back to I AM – these two powerful words, what will you put after them? On or off the mat, you get to choose, in any moment, at any time. I AM: Powerful. Abundant. Love. Light. Here. Enough. Honor. Strength. More.
Love and light,
Rachel, I AM Living (aka. Intentional. Abundant. Mindful. Living.)