Four Different Ways to Be Heard!
There are so many ways to be heard. Voice your voice!
We do not need to be vocal to talk, not at all. However, if you are reading this and saying, “ I don’t have anything great to say!” We all have a message that needs to be heard, and yes, some people feel being vocal isn’t for them.
However, I want you to know that there are ways to be heard without stepping onto a stage and speaking or presenting. Here are four that are my favorite:
- Writing: The written word can be loud and beautifully. Writing can be such an intimate way to find your bold voice. You could blog to speak up and be heard, or journal and speak to yourself or a higher power. You can become a published author by writing a book or participating in an anthology with other authors. There are so many social media platforms you can participate in and write statuses on. Writing is an expressive way to release your emotions and get your message out all through words.
- Facial expressions: Smiling is a great way to send words without speaking. As Barbara Johnson says, “A smile is a light in the window of your face that tells people you’re at home!” This is a beautiful way to send non-verbal messages to others with so much kindness attached. We need this in our world today.
- Along with smiles, hugs are a huge message. Talk about sending love through a gesture without words. So much encouragement to offer here to others with a smile or a hug. This can go a long way.
- One of my favorites is our own personal internal voice also known as the Hag in the Attic. More often than not, we allow that voice to take us down. We will speak to ourselves so horribly, this is not the way this voice should be used. This is a miraculous voice of love, kindness, and forgiveness. However, it takes a lot of practice to get our voice to this point. This is the voice that uplifts us and supports us. In fact, this is the voice that you will eventually vocalize for other to hear. If you are beating yourself up with your internal voice, it will show up loudly somewhere, somehow, always. This is the most important vice in the world, and this must be managed, NOT CONTROLLED!
Here are a few ways to turn the Hag around:
- First be aware of the negative self-talk. This is the first step to everything is personal awareness.
- Look for facts. Is this voice true? Is what your hag is saying really the truth?
- Begin to rephrase your language in a more positive, joyous and loving form.
What Goes In, Comes Out
I am a huge supporter of “I AM” affirming statements. People, this is so easy and simple, and they work. Yet, people resist them. I use this practice every morning to rephrase my self-talk.
Exercise especially outdoors is a great way to reframe your conversations with yourself. Fresh air and nature can do a world of good.
Remember what goes in always comes out, so if you are critical of yourself, trust me you will be the same with others. That also goes along with self-hate, this will come out on others as well.
Your voice is powerful, you can either harm or heal with it. You can choose which one you prefer.
It is time to be heard, be bold, and spread love!
Peace & Love,