When You Give Your Word

What does it mean when you give your word?

Does it mean it’s a done deal? Something that could be taken to the bank?

Or does it remain to be seen?

Like when you say you’ll help that friend move … will you be there? Or is it just as likely you’ll find reason to skip it?

When you say you’ll be at the restaurant at 7, do people start wondering if something happened to you when you’re not there at 7:03? Or is that just how you roll, and everyone knows to expect you later?

I don’t mean to be an integrity nazi here, but this is something worth paying to especially for conscious creators.

Because we can’t expect that our spoken word means anything in our manifesting practice if our day-in day-out word isn’t powerful as well.
So …

  • when I say that I’ll look for that resource you asked about, and I do …
  • when I answer “not super fab” when you ask how I am on a bad day …
  • when I say I’d be delighted to connect and I mean it …

… that teaches me as well as Universe that my word means something.

Which comes in really handy when I next say something like, “I am a brilliant coach in high demand.” Or “The more I goof off, the more money I make.” Or “My relationships just get better and better.”

You feel me on this?

We can’t take our word lightly in one area and then expect it to be powerful in another.

Which is why it’s worth meaning what you say – training yourself that when you give your word, it means something. Something happens when you speak.

That’s a nice setup for manifesting success. 🙂

I’ve got a few things to say about the subject in the latest podcast episode here, if you’d like to take a listen.

  • January 8, 2017
  • Steph says:

    I couldn’t agree more! Integrity in following through with what we say is important even with conscious creators. Especially as conscious creators. But this has been a somewhat confusing concept for me in the past.
    I always questioned whether or not sticking to what I said I was going to do was necessary or even a good idea -to be so strict about it (when I say I’ll be there at 5:00, I’ll send you that link, I’ll be at your party…”).
    I wondered too, how much flexibility I should be giving to other people with this (if they’re LOA people, free spirits shouldn’t we let them be free to change their minds any time & without warning?).
    I realized that if I say I’m going to do something or someone gives me their word they’ll do something & they don’t do it, that erodes trust. I think you can let people be free spirits & change their minds, but they can also give you a heads up (if integrity is important to them & if they respect you and your time).
    If I may or may not do something that someone asks me to do, or if I’m not really interested in sticking with other peoples time frames, I need to be honest with myself & with them and tell them that I may show up, that I’ll show up around 5:00, but make no promises because I’m not big on punctuality -and then leave it up to them to decide if their ok with that.

  • Sauterelle says:

    Because we can’t expect that our spoken word means anything in our manifesting practice if our day-in day-out word isn’t powerful as well.
    So …
    when I answer “not super fab” when you ask how I am on a bad day …
    … that teaches me as well as Universe that my word means something.

    Okay, you’re hitting on something there I’ve been wondering about a lot recently. How do you strike a balance between speaking what you want into existence, and not saying things are great when… well, they aren’t?

  • Fen says:

    I like this. It feels good to follow through with a commitment, no matter how trivial. In fact starting with trivial things is a good way to practice.

  • Dana says:

    I love integrity. Sometimes I feel myself saying “I have a lot of it.” And, then I realize there’s room for improvement, but it’s not with others…it’s with myself. Keeping commitments to myself is an area I would like to feel better about. Thank you for the reminder Jeannette. Integrity with self…has a nice ring, dontcha think?! 😉

  • C. says:

    Thank you! This is an area I need a lot of work in!
    It makes so much sense!

  • Amina says:

    Hi Jeannette – I love this concept! When I started it, I got nervous to commit to anything (because if my word means something I HAVE TO carry out). I learned that I can always change my mind. I love giving my word. And, I love the fact that I can change my mind. It allows me to lovingly choose the best in any moment. No more last minute cancellations – I am either there or I let you know way in advance that I need to re-negotiate my commitment!

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