“If you fill a home, a school, or a workplace with words such as lazy, stupid and bad that is the behavior which follows, but if you use words such as courage, helpfulness, and flexibility, you are empowering those behaviors, whether in a child, an employee or a friend.”
— Linda Kavelin Popov, Author and Founder of the Virtues Project http://www.virtuesproject.com
“There is a real possibility that I AM choosing words that create a more loving life.”
As you know from reading ‘Chi-To-Be! Achieving Your Ultimate B-All‘, Energy Surge #6 is ‘The Power of Love.’
This particular Energy Surge has two chi-lifting components:
#1: The ‘Love, Love, Love 33 Ways System’ (intentional activities for letting others know we appreciate them)
#2: ‘The Appreciation Perspective Experience’ (intentional activities for appreciating our self).
When practicing both components of ‘The Power of Love’, it is essential to notice the words that we use when we speak to our self and to others …to notice which words lower our energy and which ones lift our chi.
One of the resources I use for practicing using chi-lifting words is a Virtues Acknowledgment’ designed by Virtues Project International. (http://www.virtuesproject.com)
Virtues Acknowledgments can be given to our self or to those we love.
HOW TO DO A VIRTUES ACKNOWLEDGMENT:
Begin with an opening phrase (I acknowledge you for your…, I saw your …, you showed…, you used…,), then add a “virtue” (focus on one main virtue) and how the virtue is being demonstrated by the person (give as much detail as possible on how you see it being used in the present moment).
Example 1: “Harold, it was / kind / of you to pick up mother and take her shopping.”
Example 2: “Emma, you were really / patient / to wait for everyone to gather their information for the report.”
Example 3: “Beth, I see your / generosity / when you give of your time to work at the food bank twice a week.”
Example 4: “Greg, I honor you for your /reliability / in managing our work schedule for everyone’s benefit.”
That’s just how simple it is love, love, love using Virtues Acknowledgments.
What words will you bring into your space today to make it more loving?
Stacey Hall, L.S.H., C.N.T.C., C.A.C, C.R.T.S.
Success Coach, Speaker, Best-Selling Author
CEO, Chi-To-Be!, LLC