Power of Words (in Fiction & Real Life)

October 22, 2016

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My Recent Fiction Reading
I told you a lil while ago that I’ve gotten super into reading fiction.

Some of my all time favorites so far have been David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, and all Isaac Asimov Foundation + Robot Novels.

My next projects are to go through Harry Potter, Hobbit, Lord of The Rings, then Narnia.

Power of Words in Fiction
One thing I noticed is that these authors are masters at painting images & feelings in the reader’s mind, simply by using words.

For example, in David Copperfield, there’s a villainous dude named Uriah Heep. But Dickens doesn’t come out and say, “see here, this is the bad guy of my story, his name is Uriah Heep.”

Instead he uses dark words when describing him and how he moves. “Snake-like” and “slithering”. He’s “sickly” & “pale”. He’s got thin long bony fingers. I imagine someone like Gollum, slithering around, with the fingers of a skeleton.

The authors also give their villains villainous sounding names. Like in Monte Cristo, there’s a bad dude named Villefort. Right on the nose.

In the later Foundation novels, Asimov has a nature-loving good female character named Bliss. Every time I read her name, I too get a bliss-like feeling inside my brain and body. She’s youthful, beautiful, and kind, as you’d imagine.

Another technique is that when describing criminal actions, authors will paint a gloomy, scary scenario. It’ll be dark and thunder storming. Like when bad things are about to happen to a jewel merchant in Monte Cristo. The seas are raging when bad things happen in David Copperfield.

There’s power to words.
Just by the act of reading them, authors transfer the image from their mind into the reader’s, shifting our mood & feelings.

Power of Words in Real Life
I’m a Louise Hayologist and a Maya Angelouist.
There’s power to words, they say. I believe em.

So if fiction writers can affect our moods & feelings by using words, we can do it to ourselves as well. Why can’t we be our own authors?

I was in need of some power words then, to have a list handy, so that I can sprinkle em in my daily life.

Here’s a list I came up with:
In no particular order

Excellent
Grand
Great
Powerful
Lighthearted
Super
Love
Awesome
Amazing
Beautiful
Fresh
Ecstatic
Victorious
Light
Stunning
Joy
Bliss
Pure
Gentle
Exciting
Good
Elation
Bright
Crisp
Tasty
Delicious
Sweet
Blessings
Serene

Resources:
Powerful Words – David Hawkins
High Vibration Words List 1
High Vibration Words List 2
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This song is perfect at explaining one thing by talking about other things. Cake by the ocean = Sex on the beach. Yet, by substituting one set of words (cake, chocolate, sugar), the listener gets the idea painted in her mind.

“I keep on hoping we’ll eat cake by the ocean”
“I’m tired of all this candy on the dry land”
“Red velvet, vanilla, chocolate in my life
Funfetti, I’m ready; I need it every night”