For anyone who’s read my previous posts, you might know that I don’t care about football.  At all.  Not American, nor European…just not my cup of tea.  But that doesn’t mean I don’t know some things that might be going on in that world.

Take Tim Tebow for instance.  Not only has he been in the media lately, but he was a topic of discussion between my darling one and our friends over dinner the other night.  Turns out he’s been traded or ‘sold out’ as some of my friends think.  As I understand it, he’s going to play for another team in another part of the country.  My darling one was telling me that it seems that most people are either for or against him…seems a bit strange to me…but as you know football is not in my world…so maybe this is normal.

Tim Tebow

I asked my darling one what he thought of Mr. Tebow and his response was not about the game he plays, or about football at all really.  He told me that everything the man said in public seemed to come from a place of love.  I took an instant liking to Tim and as a big ponderer I began to consider the power of our words and the impact they have on us, our friends and family…on our world.

I recollect the story of the Japanese school children, who, along with their teacher performed a simple experiment with three different bottles of rice.  To one rice bottle they said thank you, every day.  The second bottle, they completely ignored and to the third bottle they said, you fool, every day.

The class watched to see how quickly the rice spoiled.  The first bottle that was ignored spoiled first, followed by the rice in the bottle told, you fool.  Meanwhile the rice that the words thank you were spoken over was preserved, without spoiling.

Now that gets you thinking!  Imagine the words we speak to ourselves, words of fear, doubt, anger, anxiety.  Maybe not all the time, maybe not every day, but we do speak them.  Our inner words are as powerful as the outer.  They’re our vibration of energy.  And the biggest discovery about the Japanese experiment, at least for me, is that ignoring something is the most damaging energy of all.  So how about ignoring those fears, doubts and anxieties, what do you think will happen?  They’ll rot away like the rice, and we’ll be free.

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Challenge is, it’s not always easy to ignore those gnawing feelings.  Note, I’m not saying stuff them away, or deny them…but ignore them.  Hmmm how could we make that easier?

How about this…yes its another experiment…and it’s Japanese again. They erased sound with sound…seems a little odd I know but they did it by identifying a wavelength and creating the exact opposite wavelength, then broadcasting it and it led to….ahhh quiet.  One vibration of the opposite nature cancelled out the other.  Pretty cool.

That’s our clue.  Our words and thoughts and feelings are vibrations of energy so we can cancel out hate with gratitude, anger with kindness, fear with courage and anxiety with peace of mind.  Gotta love that.

We can do this with everything in our life.  If I wanted a new home, a lavish income, experience greater success, be slimmer, have wonderful relationships, could I?  That if I currently had no job, was a hundred pounds overweight and all the facts were in total opposition to what I wanted, would the vibration of plenty, of abundance cancel out the other?

Yes and yes again.  Our imagination is able to do all that we ask in proportion to the degree of our attention.  All progress, all fulfillment of our desires depends upon the level of control and concentration of attention we have.

We know we’re free to choose the concepts we have of ourselves.  We are all free to speak loving, kind words, think lovely thoughts and live in the highest vibration possible.  We are all free to erase any current self concept that is less than who we truly are, through the assumption of the exact opposite.  We can be do and have anything, everything, if we give it sufficient attention.

Aren’t you liking this more and more?

The focus needs to be, not on the thing itself, not on the better car, or bigger house or money in the bank, or better job or whatever the desire is, but on the consciousness of feeling you already are the person you want to be, of already having the thing desired.  That’s the vibration of energy that builds bridges of incident to the wish being fulfilled.

Encourage one another.

Love Elle.



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Elle Sommer is the author of 4 books and a workbook. Her latest publications are a series called The Power of Consciousness, and you will find all three books in this trilogy now available on Kindle. She shares quotes, inspiration and positive vibes on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. And her greatest desire is to encourage and inspire others to create not just a good life, but a phenomenal life.


  1. Elle,

    I have heard about similar experiments on how ice crystals form. When people said nice things or thought nice things, the crystals formed beautifully. When they said horrible things to the water, the crystals were malformed. Words do have power!


    • Elle

      I think you’re referring to Dr. Emoto and his experiments with water and crystals Victor. I remember his book. It’s all so fascinating.

  2. Joseph Appaloosa

    What a brilliant concept, “we are all free to erase any current self concept that is less than who we truly are” !
    What we aspire to, whatever we desire, can be ours if only we do the work of accepting/feeling those desires and aspirations to be true. And that so called work is truly a labor of LOVE. Thank you.
    Write on, Elle !

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