There's a story in the Bible which, I believe, perfectly illustrates the power of meaning what you say.
13: Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth.In the above story, when the "vagabond Jews" tried to exorcise the "evil spirit", they weren't successful because the "evil spirit" knew there was no conviction or power behind their words. In other words, they didn't truly mean what they were saying and so the "evil spirit" not only stayed put he attacked the men. If the "vagabond Jews" had strong convictions like Jesus and Paul, the "evil spirit" would have fled the scene without even the need for any exorcism.
14: And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so.
15: And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?
16: And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. Acts 19
For years, I'd conditioned my body to accept that my body's innate ability to heal needs help and I need to take pills and potions. When I decided to stop taking pills and trust in the power of Love, which I know my body is, at first, my body wouldn't accept this Truth. In other words, my conditioned body was the equivalent of the "evil spirit" in the Bible story that wasn't convinced because my body knew I didn't truly believe in my beliefs. When I started to believe that what I was saying was true, when I started to mean what I was thinking or saying, my body was also convinced to act in accordance with its nature as Love. I'm still working on it though.
The physical universe at large, which I believe is an extension of thoughts and beliefs, has been conditioned by many habitual thought patterns. In order to transform my world into Love, at least what I believe to be Love, it's important to know Love is all there is at all times.
I have written elsewhere that the nature of the Universe which is Love is such that it doesn't matter what I believe, Love is constantly bringing to my attention my good anyway. If I don't need to believe in Love to receive, does this mean I'm contradicting myself?
No, I simply need to believe that Love is constantly pouring down regardless of my being.
If that conviction is not there, I will not notice all the good that is already present or be open to receive my good. That's why there's power in meaning what I say.
I believe with all my being that Love is all there is. And so it is!
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