The Four Agreements by Don Miquel Ruiz is a great little guide of wisdom. I came across it many years ago and have recommended it to many of my Reiki Students in the past 10 years.
We thought it would be a great idea to discuss each one of the agreements each month to bring awareness to it some more. We hope you enjoy it.
Please let us know if you have any questions, as we can certainly add an question/answer section to the newsletter as well.
The first agreement:
Be Impeccable with your Word
An excerpt from the book:
“The word” is not just a sound or a written symbol. The word is a force; it is the power you have to express and communicate, to think, and thereby to create the events in your life.
What does that mean? Just like our thoughts, words have an energy and life force to them. You can use them in a positive way, or in a negative way. We have often been trained to look for the negative, like “I look fat” or “I am not good enough” or “I am not in shape enough” etc. etc. Being impeccable with your word involves being conscious about how and what you speak, but also how and what you think! The energy will be projected regardless if it’s spoken out-loud or not.
Creating fear, for example, with your words in your mind, will create drama and it will stop you from moving forward and from creating what you desire in your life. It’s a toxic habit. As mentioned in an earlier newsletter: ”
Holding a grudge, is like taking poison and expecting the other person to die“. Ruiz suggests in his book that whatever we speak or think should ALWAYS be in the direction of the truth and love for yourself.
Our words have such immense power that over long periods of time, they can actually make us physically sick. Watch yourself especially when you feel the need to lie about something, or when you feel anger, rage, jealousy or envy. Go within; see where it comes from, and change around your perception until you can feel at peace with what is. From this practice it will become easier to choose words based on truth and love.
Next month’s agreement:
“Don’t Take Anything Personally”
Ruiz, Don Miguel (2011-07-07). The Four Agreements (A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom) (A Toltec Wisdom Book) (p. 47). Amber-Allen Publishing.