What's In YOUR Name?
Even though I know the power of vibration in words, it still surprised me to hear of the country duo who didn’t accept their grammy together because they’re no longer on speaking terms.
Their band name? The Civil Wars.
(On that night did every deliberate creator cry out in unison: “oh my good lord, what were they thinking?!”)
And I loved it when a GVU member pointed out that the recent 10 million gold coin treasure was discovered literally in “gold country.”
Things like this have me paying close attention while house hunting … what’s the vibration of Forgotten Lane? And Stokes Avenue? What would the energy be of Providence city?
Anything that has a name carries the vibration of it:
- the name of our business or employer (Good Vibe Coaching was not chosen by chance)
- our passwords or wifi connection (a reader’s father named their home wifi “virus” to deter others from using it – and had continual connection issues until renaming it).
- what we call our four legged friends we share homes with (I once fostered an angry cat who arrived with the name “Monster.” Rehab began with renaming her Serenity.)
- even our own names – just look at Tiger Woods, Usain Bolt or Chris Moneymaker.
I know people who name their cars, domiciles, jewelry, their dreams – shoot, even their shoes.
It’s true that we don’t all flow the same energy about the same word, so it’s worth paying attention to our personal energetic response when we have an opportunity to choose the words that make up our lives.
Even if it’s just consciously choosing a positive perspective or favorable interpretation of a given name – that allows us to leverage law of attraction in our favor.
For example, had I known better at the time, I could have found a way to appreciate my married name which was literally defined as “a contemptible person” or “one who removes animal pelts.” (I was an animal rights activist! In five years I never made peace with that name.)
Or I could have just kept my maiden name, which for me has connotations of integrity and honor thanks to my forebears.
Most of us probably aren’t going to change our given names (although I know someone who altered her spelling to enhance numerology auspiciousness), but there are plenty of other ways we could have fun with the vibrations flowing here.
What are some ways you’ve introduced good vibrations to your world through the power of a name?
PS – if you’re interested in this topic, you’re invited to join Anna Diehl and I for a discussion about the vibration of words at GVU later this month.