Hay House Book Review: Power Words!

Power Words

We learn that words have an independent life of their own, grown out of echoes and connotations and associations. James J. Kilpatrick

POWER WORDS is by Sharon Anne Klingler, an inspiring international speaker and author. This is an interesting book, filled with meaningful ideas about words I have honestly never even considered.

Point in case, my absolute favorite chapter is entitled “Expletives Deleted- Moving from Swearing to Blessings.” Ms. Klingler states “For most people the act of swearing is a simple and innocuous opportunity to vent their anger and frustrations. But it may not be as harmless as they think. Every word that is voiced has power to it, and negative words can carry a negative force that may surprise you.”

She proposes taking a favorite strong swear word such as the four letter word beginning with f (now bear with me here!) and changing it to flip whenever you feel the urge to say it. Citing the story of a friend she worked with (who overused this very word) she details how the simple act of changing a constant negative word in our lives to a more positive one can change our whole outlook. She helped this friend go from a life of feeling constantly drained to a more positive energetic one, simply by changing her words.

Ms. Klingler suggests also to bless difficult times (I know, so hard!) Here she states “Wishing blessings upon those who may have judged you or hurt you can be as big a blessing to you as to them. It not only helps you to break your train of negative thought, but it also helps you invoke a higher experience of peace to all involved, giving you a new perspective and a greater ease in letting go.”

She states that some people use the word God during times of surprise: Good God or Good Lord (my favorite!). Some also say good gracious or my heavens. She feels those may be good choices at times because of their affirmation of goodness.

If you work or play in stressful situations, this book could be a life changer. By flipping our choice of words, Ms. Klingler suggests we can affect our whole life. Change the negative words to positive and change your life. I think she is right.

And of course, here is my disclosure per Hay House: I get to choose the book I wish to review, it is given to me free of charge, and I am not compensated for my endorsement of this book. This review is my personal opinion.

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10 thoughts on “Hay House Book Review: Power Words!

  1. Marianne

    Joanne, great review, and oh, soooo true! Proverbs says that life and death are in the power of the tongue. News to most of us – right? But quite ancient and well-known to the sages of old.

    I’ve never been one for curse words, though during certain difficult situations in my life I have been known to blurt some out. Though, thankfully, never formed a habit. That being said, I will admit that I’ve been saying ‘crimeny’ a lot, especially at work, where there are sooo many opportunities to lose ones cool. I’m sure it’s a much better word than “c..p”, which I began to say quite often there which then spilled over into my regular life. “Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks,” (Jesus). Words to realize.

    Each time we speak we send out a force that releases the power of the spiritual realm. Really worth taking a good hear to what we are saying.

    In my opinion from your review I would say that this book is well worth a read and a pondering over. Thank you.

    May blessings flow to you all day,
    Marianne xo

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    1. Joanne Cain Post author

      Marianne, I was amazed to read this book and think about how those “less than nice” words can influence my way of thinking. I agree that we do send out a force spiritually and the way to promote peace and love is through our words. Thank you for stopping by and sharing! xo Joanne

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  2. Cathy McElhaney

    Sounds like a very interesting book! The part about blessing those who have wronged you is quite timely as I have been having negative thoughts toward a person who is causing drama and strife in my life right now. I am more trying to figure out how this person’s brain works than thinking bad thoughts…but I asked God to forgive me for the negative thoughts and asked for Him/Her to show this person the error of their ways. Not quite blessing them (I don’t think I could go THAT far right now), but helping them see that their behavior is unacceptable and NOT rational! And surprisingly, it is not the addicts in my life that are causing this! Ha ha!
    I hope you have a wonderful day!

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    1. Joanne Cain Post author

      Cathy, that sounds like an intriguing position you are in! I do believe that sending blessings to another person (especially if were are not happy with that person) can change things cosmically. Let me know if you try it!
      xo Joanne

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      1. Cathy McElhaney

        Jo, the person I was referring to has gotten even more out of control…I am trying to stay positive but it’s really difficult :(! I will continue to pray for her!

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  3. Marylin Warner

    Power words is right, Joanne! Wonderful review and examples of this book. I’ve put in on my list–you sold me with the the first chapter “Expletives Deleted- Moving from Swearing to Blessings.”
    Good job!

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