Today I am sharing messages from one of my all-time favourite books, “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz.
The Four Agreements is a small book of wisdom that reveals the self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering.
The first Agreement in the book is “Be Impeccable with your Word”. Why your word? Your word is the power you possess to create.
“Through the word you express your creative power. It is through the word that you manifest everything. Regardless of what language you speak, your intent manifests through the word. What you dream, what you feel, and what you really are, will be manifested through the word. “
Your word is the power you own to express, to think, to communicate and create the events in your life. Depending how your words are used – they can set you free and change your life or enslave you.
During our lives, parents, siblings and members in our community have given their opinions of us without even thinking. We then take on these beliefs and live in fear of those opinions. For example, not being good at things.
“Whenever we hear an opinion and believe it, we make an agreement, and it becomes part of our belief system”.
If someone gives an opinion that we are overweight, and we listen, we take this belief on and grow up with the idea we are overweight. It doesn’t matter how thin you may be, if you still have that belief, you will believe you are overweight.
Words can enter our minds and change a whole belief system for better or worse.
Impeccable means “without sin”. A sin is everything that you do which goes against yourself. Everything you believe, feel or say that goes against yourself is a sin. When you judge or blame yourself for anything you go against yourself.
When you are impeccable with your word:
- You take responsibility for your actions
- You do not judge or blame yourself
- You do not use the word against yourself
- You are using your energy for the truth and love you have for yourself
- The truth will manifest through you and release all the emotional toxicity that exists within you
Be impeccable with your word if you want to be free and happy. Tell yourself how great you are and how much you love yourself. Engrain the new belief
“I am impeccable with my word”
To break all old agreements and negative thought patterns to allow you to create new positive agreements and belief systems, be impeccable with your word!