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Shazam or Suffering Succotash–it’s up to you

“Words are like eggs dropped from great heights; you can no more call them back than ignore the mess they leave when they fall.”
― Jodi Picoult


Last I checked, the Yellow Pages doesn’t have an entry for “Prophets” like they probably would have back in Biblical days. But if you want a glimpse into your future, listen to the words you use to describe yourself and your life.

When you say things like “This is going to be a great day,” or “Things always work out for me,” you are using your words to predict and foretell a positive future.

When you talk smack about your life, even little things like, “Oh, I wish I’d gotten up earlier and wasn’t running so late. I wish that idiot in traffic hadn’t cut me off,” you create a resonant field of problems.

Instead of playing beautiful symphonies with our words, instead of utilizing them to come to our aid, we too often waste them moaning about problems.

Like a fingerprint, each word is unique. It has its own frequency and creative power. Each word has a vibration, same as hitting a particular piano key produces say, a Middle C.

At this point, most of us have little control over the ticker tape of thoughts that run through our minds, but we can monitor the commentary that proceeds out of our mouths.

Since I believe in taking my attention off problems and animating a different possibility from the infinite field, I decided to rerun a blog post about two important words.

The first is “Shazam!” I’d heard this word before. Captain Marvel uses it when transforming into his superself.

Jessica Ortner (from the Tapping Solution) told me that she and her friends always “shazam” each other as a way of sending positive energy. So whatever great goals you have for today, I send you “Shazam!”

The other word I love (and need to remind myself of) was invented by Phil Parker. He’s a brilliant London osteopath who is able to transform we humans’ “issues” seemingly overnight.

And it starts with the word du with a ^ over the “u.” Instead of saying “I am angry” or “I am poor” or “I am…. (whatever you don’t want to be) say, I am du^ing anger or I am du^ing poor which makes it a temporary state. It reduces the charge.

The reason he chose not to use the word “do” is because that reeks of blame. Last thing any of us want to do is point finger at ourselves. That’s what started the “issues” in the first place.

Two tiny words—huge possible change.

Pam Grout is the author of 18 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the recently released, Thank and Grow Rich: a 30-day Experiment in Shameless Gratitude and Unabashed Joy.

25 Responses

  1. I started doing a similar change of words a few years ago after coming across the idea of Emotional Intelligence. Instead of saying “I am angry”, I say “I am experiencing anger”. A little less sexy than du but still works 🙂 It separates me from my emotion and thus that state just remains a state and not me.

    1. Thanks! I’d says it’s just as sexy as du. Anything that separates the TRUE us from an emotion is sexy in my books.

  2. Great material, as usual, Pam. Thank you!

    What I point out to my clients (and to myself) is that when confronted with challenges we are either problem conscious or solution conscious. We cannot be both.

    To be conscious of the problem after the fact is to block the possibility of a solution. So, when that’s happening to us, we can make a pivot to looking for solutions and stop moaning about the problem.

    If I ever think for a moment that “I’ve tried everything,” that’s my code to pivot because no matter what, we can never have tried everything. If so, we would have solved the problem by now. There’s always more to discover and a solution to appear.

    1. It’s just a way of expressing something without using the I am_________. Anything we put after I am________ tends to manifest. It makes it less solid, less apt to turn into a “reality” we may not want.

  3. Brilliantly expressed, Pam! Your way of writing dances and weaves its meaning and vibration through every layer of my being. Just marinating in the expansion with which these words blessed me. Ahhhh … 🙂

  4. I like the word, Shazam. I especially liked it the way Gomer Pyle said it: “Shazam, Shazam, Shazam!”

    I like it is a magical word, like Abracadabra! We all should be saying magical words like these often.

  5. We also keep on forgetting that we’re living on the physical plan in a world of opposites or contrast – like Abraham Hicks likes to call it.

    If there’s up, there’s down. If there’s hot, there’s cold. If there’s left, there’s right – right?

    So,if there’s a problem in your life right now, then that means there’s its opposite – a SOLUTION.

    Shazam! I don’t know about you but that’s a relief for me!



  6. Recently I was having trouble with my cell phone. I had tried all my sources and in desperation decided to go to the mall and see if Verizon could fix it. I was prepared to grovel before some cyber genius and admit my stupidity but as I was driving along it occurred to me that we always expect the worst, never the good when these things happen so I created a scenario where all would go smoothly, a lovely young woman would solve the problem and treat me as an intelligent human being. Guess what?

    I walked into the store, was greeted by a lovely young woman who seated me on a comfortable bench and told me she could fix the phone for me with no trouble at all. I left moments later after giving her a hug and thanked the Universe for the miracle that you always say it is happy to perform.

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