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OHI offers a holistic healing program based on ancient spiritual disciplines that promotes healing of your body, mind, and spirit through all-natural, non-medical practices.

The Power of Your Words

When we carelessly say something that diminishes us in some way, even if we’re just joking, our subconscious mind picks up that energy and it becomes our reality. For instance, someone says, “You’re really good at yoga,” and we instinctively reply, “Oh, no! I’m a real klutz!” What we’ve just done wounds our self-esteem, and affirms that we never will be able to execute a respectable Downward Dog or Salutation to the Sun.

How many times a day do we sabotage ourselves by carelessly choosing words that can keep us feeling stuck, or powerless? When we say we “might” do something, or we’ll “try,” we’re embracing a very passive attitude that certainly doesn’t inspire any active effort to accomplish it. Words like “never,” “always,” “can’t” and “might” also send strong messages to our subconscious that we’re not going to accomplish our goal, and it’s useless to try.

Thankfully, we can reprogram our minds and boost our self-confidence by simply using more assertive words. When we switch “I might” to “I will,” we see how quickly that simple change can click us into gear.

The “You Validation” first-week class at the Optimum Health Institute (OHI) is a beautiful example of the power of recalibrating words for mental and spiritual empowerment.

During the profound class experience, one by one, each person must listen to all the other people in the circle saying something nice about them – anything from “You are so friendly every time I see you,” to “It’s inspiring to hear you share your story.” Instead of being able to brush off the compliments or shoot them down with a self-deprecating remark, the person in the spotlight can only say, “Thank you!”

It’s overwhelming, sometimes embarrassing, and ultimately very healing to be able to hear nice things about ourselves, and to accept them as reality. Through the You Validation class, people have permanently changed their perspective about themselves, and started to win at the word game.

When we understand the power of our words, we are able to create affirmations to effectively guide us on our spiritual path, and nourish our minds.

“Affirmations are like planning seeds in the ground,” explains Louise Hay, author and spiritual visionary. “It takes some time to go from a seed to a full-grown plant. And so it is with affirmations…it takes some time from the first declaration to the final demonstration. So be patient.”

Experience the power of positive words and affirmations with a one, two or three week stay at OHI in San Diego or Austin, Texas. Come help us celebrate 40 years of holistic healing, and take advantage of Optimum Summer Retreat multiple-week special offer through the week beginning 9-10-17. You’ll receive a special gift to nourish your mind, including a deck of Louise Hay’s Power Thought Cards with 64 healing affirmations. Visit our website at, and call us at (800) 993-4325 to make your reservation.

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