“Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder to hurt, to harm, to humiliate, and to humble.” -Berg

There are energy scales for words. Not surprisingly, words like love and gratitude are on the high-frequency end and create. Whereas shame and guilt are in the low end and destroy. Just like putting high-energy food (whole foods minus preservatives calories and GMOs) into our mouth creates quality, we need to put quality words into our life.

We have all felt the effect of having negative, degrading words spoken to us. They create a physiological reaction that feels negative and has negative emotions. And we have experienced how positive faith-filled words that create positive physiology and empower emotions.

Of course, the ancient , ever true message of the Bible constantly tells the power of words and what to think on. We know it’s very important what goes in your mouth, but Jesus said what’s more important is what comes out of your mouth.

Proverbs 18:12 “Life and death are in the power of the tongue.” The Founders of chiropractic had a premise of the 3 T’s of disease: Trauma, Toxins, and Thoughts. It is important for our health to have good thoughts.

When my family was young, we ran across the book “The Hidden Messages of Water’ By Masaru Emoto. It’s a book about experiments with ice crystals from water that was exposed to different words and the dramatic visual effect the words have on the molecular structure of the water. Think about it, humans are 70% water. How do our thoughts, words, and self-talk affect our physiology? We did experiments in our home and planted seeds labeled with words. It was amazing to see seeds flourish and grow with the word LOVE, while seeds labeled with HATE would fail to grow.

It’s such a powerful principle for our health to be filled with good words and thoughts but it is incredibly difficult. Psalm 19:14 “Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, oh Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.” It’s only through God and the power of the Holy Spirit we can be optimistic and filled with the creative power that can heal us, lighten another’s load, and brighten their day.

At the beginning of every year, we challenge each other to chose one word that resonates with our desire for growth and transformation. Each of us has a story as to why that word was chosen. This year mine is Visioneer. The word often comes after lots of prayer and contemplation and then hits like a lightning bolt of inspiration and you know it’s yours. I became consumed with Proverbs 29:18 “Where there is no vision the people perish.” I have a vision for our mission of healthcare and to make it clear. So, I’m engineering the vision: to see people empowered to make decisions that express their health potential.

The vision goes with our mission: To facilitate optimum expression of genetic potential by providing maximum nerve integrity, whole foods, and positive thoughts to co-create a world of love, peace, strength, and courage.

We invite you to choose a word that challenges you to grow and transform into your best self. It may be the healthiest thing you do.