LOA Language Hacks
Deliberate creators know that “as we speak, so shall it be.”
Which is why we’re so conscious about what leaves our lips.
But on certain occasion it’s appropriate to express a little negativity. (We are human, after all, living in a world of contrast.)
How can we honor our LOA roots while still being true to what we feel?
I’ve heard a couple examples recently that made me smile.
So here are a couple language hacks for the LOA savvy:
My highly aware girlfriend wanted to communicate how much she did NOT appreciate a suggestion made to her. Instead of blurting out, “I HATE that idea,” she said, “I anti-love that suggestion.” I giggle every time I remember her creative commitment to not use the H word, while still saying what she means.
In a conversation with a friend who was mad at her partner for something he’d done, instead of calling him an idiot, we agreed to refer to him as a “smart guy in disguise.” Isn’t that nicer than thinking of him as a blockhead?
An LOA savvy colleague was telling me about a vendor who didn’t deliver on a big order, but instead of elaborating about how mad she was at him, she just said, “He’s not on my favorite people list right now.” Gets the point across without using any derogatory terms.
Or how about keeping the positive word in play, but just adding less, un or non as appropriate descriptors. As in: “it was a joyless experience.” Your brain can’t help but dial on joy when you word it that way – even if it’s brief. Or “it was an unsatisfying meal.” Or “that meeting was non-thrilling.”
Some of my personal favorite LOA language hacks:
- Instead of “I screwed that up” – it could be: “I wasn’t at my best.”
- Instead of “What a crappy day” – try on: “I’ve had better days.”
- Instead of “I’ve never felt so awful” – how about: “It can only get better.”
Yes, we know the words don’t matter – it’s the energy behind the words that Universe responds to.
But what conscious creator wouldn’t prefer a more LOA friendly phrasing when it’s time to vent some negativity?
Any time Universe hears love instead of hate, smart instead of idiot, or better instead of awful, it’s a vibrational step up. (Especially since we know negatives like “don’t, not and no” don’t register.)
You might wonder why wouldn’t we just skip any negative expression, no matter how cleverly disguised, and just speak something more positive?
If you can, great! But sometimes that just doesn’t cut it.
We know that owning how we feel is the best way to move through it. Faking it can work sometimes, but not every time.
My suggestion: don’t beat yourself up for not being in a happy joy-joy state of mind 24/7. And when it’s time to speak the negative truth, try softening your words with a little LOA friendly twist.
Would love to hear your creative languaging tips!