Three Ways To Speak Life Into Your Home
Word For Word
Ashley Brown 00:00
[Intro] Routines, my absolute favorite word, but you either love them or you hate them. And either way, I strongly believe that routines can be a springboard for improving your home, yourself and your life. I'm Ashley Brown. And this is a routine and things podcast. In each episode will dive into a specific routine or point of view that will move you closer to enjoy life more and more each day. Trust me, you're going to want to keep listening, because you're well on your way to getting and staying happy.
Ashley Brown 00:47
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Ashley Brown 01:36
So in this episode, I'm gonna be talking about some ways that you can speak life into your home. This is such a I feel like a heavy but like really important topic to discuss. Because we want to be speaking life into our home. We want to be speaking positivity and love and joy and gratefulness and Thanksgiving. You know, I can go on and on. Like, we just want to speak positivity and good vibes into our home. That's what we want to exude. And so I want to give you some ways that you can do this. And I'm going to share with you some ways that I do this in ways that I really want to work on even more in speaking life into my home. So that's what this episode is going to be about today.
Ashley Brown 02:23
So like I say, In this episode, I'm going to be sharing with you three ways that you can start to speak a life into your home. And if you're unfamiliar with what I mean by life, that just means speaking growth, speaking positivity, speaking love, into your home, when someone speaks life into you, that means that they're blessing you. So we want to bless our homes. We want to encourage our home environment, we want to spark joy in our home environment. We want to spread so much positive energy and vibes in our home that it just explodes out. Like so. When I say speak life, that's what I mean. And doesn't that just sound so beautiful? Like when I hear, speak life, I'm like, Yes, give me all the life like just speak life into me, because it is such a beautiful thing to do. So I want to share a story with you, just in terms of how I even got to this point because at a certain point, I was not doing this. I was not speaking life into my home. I've always been big into prayer, but not so much of like really praying for my home and like the energy within my home, and not really being really intentional about making sure that the space I was cultivating was a space of true abundance. And so I've learned throughout some years and like even like throughout like the past months, that speaking life and putting good energy out in your home is of super super importance, it can shift everything. And it can change everything in your home and it can start to change everything. And it can start to change things within your life as well. So energy is real. And if you check in with yourself, you can feel energy, whether that's good, bad or ugly, you can fill it right, and we want all the good energy around us.
Ashley Brown 04:24
And so that's why I really wanted to really start to get more intentional about speaking life into my home and the past few months because I know that energy is real. And also the energy that we put out is so important. Like the energy that we put out is very important in our words, in our language, in the way that we move, in our attitude,in our body language like that's all energy. And so, I wanted to get really, really intentional about what what type of energy am I putting into my home. What type of language am I using in my home. And it has really been beneficial for me shifting my perspective. And I've seen it work in such a huge way in my home and be really helpful in terms of shifting the energy in my home. And so that is partly why I want to share this with you because if you feel as if the energy right now in your home is not of positivity that is wack. If you feel like the energy could just be better, you have the power to do that. And there's ways that you can do this in order to help shift your perspective, in order for you to change your behavior and like your language and things like that can really be helpful. And so I want to share that with you today.
Ashley Brown 05:41
Also, I've learned which I knew already, but I feel like I've gotten more in tune with it. But what I've really become more aware of lately is the way that you move and you feel in your home is the way that you move and feel in the world. And if you're not speaking like if we're not speaking life into where we live in the space that we are cultivating, then how do we feel like we're going to be able to have positive energy, if we're not putting that into our home? If we're not if we're not speaking that into our home. So this is why I want to talk about this today. Because I think it's super important. And I bet you do too, in terms of energy and how you feel in your home and how you move within your space. Because like I said, that transfers out into the world, and also who we let into our homes as well. I think that's something to be said, as well, who we let into our home sometimes could shift the energy in our home. And so that's why it's really important to constantly constantly be speaking life into your home, and blessing your home and showing your home real love through your words and actions because that can be really helpful.
Ashley Brown 06:53
And even if someone does come into your home that might not have the best energy whether you recognize it or not. At least you know that even after that person leaves, you are still going to continue to speak positivity and love and joy within your space. And that will cancel out any of the negative and nasty energy maybe that someone might have brought into your space. So that's why I think this is really important as well. It doesn't just it's not just with us, it's also with those that might enter into our space, that we have to be recognized that that's, that's real, like sometimes people may not have the best energy, whether you recognize it or not. But if you're consistently making sure that you are showing your home love and affirming what your home is and all the positivity that it has, it will just like totally clear out whatever was brought into it. That's what I think this topic was really, really important to think about. Because I don't know if that's been thought about that energy, that energy your home could really be the reason why you feel certain ways the reason why your life might be too chaotic for you why you just might not be feeling your best within your home and within your life, is it could just be the energy needs to be shifted. And it needs to be towards a space of positivity and love. So that's what we're talking about today.
Ashley Brown 08:13
So let's go ahead and get into the three ways that you can speak life into your home. And I use these three ways to speak life into my home. And like I share with you on the past episode, my word of the year is invest and investment. And so with that, I am really starting to get more intentional about how I invest in my home and that's even with my word choice and just my energy and all of that. And so, I'm going to share with you how I've been shifting the energy how I've been showing love in my home and speaking life into my home in these are three ways that you can do this as well.
Ashley Brown 08:50
So the first way is through affirmations, affirming your home. That is one way that you can speak life into your home using affirmations. So, affirming the things that you want to see within your home, affirming the way that you want to feel within your home. Those are some really great ways to actually give your home positivity and love. Because when you affirm what you do is you state out loud, like to stay out loud what you're affirming because it takes it out of your head, in into that atmosphere, it takes it into your environment, into your space, and it lives there. And so when you affirm things, it can be really, really helpful especially when you're affirming positivity and love within your home. And you can choose a few affirmations that you love. I'm going to share with you some affirmations that I like saying about my home and I want you to actually say these as well. So I want you to repeat after me so if you're doing something right now just pause whatever you're doing. Take a second and repeat these affirmations after me.
Ashley Brown 09:57
My home brings me joy. Say that. Say, my home brings me joy. The next one is, I am at peace in my home. My home is full of abundance, because it is. Your home is full of abundance like those are just some really great affirmations I like to state. And I like to say, and I want to share those with you because those can be like your starting point in terms of affirmations for your home. But those are just some affirmations for your home that you could start to speak today. I'm going to repeat them again. My home brings me joy. I am at peace within my home. My home is full of abundance. So affirmations are definitely a way that you can speak life into your home and it's plenty others it's plenty other affirmations you can say. But these are really tailored towards your home. And if you keep saying these over and over and over all that is it's just going out into your home and in your space and it's going to really start to absorb that, the walls, the floors, and ceilings, everything right? Your furniture, everything I'm telling you words are so powerful. And I want you to believe that that words are powerful, because they are which leads me to the next way that you can speak life into your home.
Ashley Brown 11:35
The second way is your word choice, your language. I know that you probably heard before. What you speak is so important. The words that you use are so important and they are because when you're saying words, you are absorbing that within your spirit when you are saying words and when you are using language. You are attached to those words in that language because you're hearing that. When you're speaking out of your mouth, you're hearing that. And that's resonating with your spirit, depending on the words that you use, that can either show love to your spirit or your spirit could be like, this is a little bit too much. So word choice is so vital to think about. And so I want to just kind of give you an example of what I mean by word choice, because we can sometimes get so used to the way that we speak that we don't find that it's anything wrong with it, or we just are not aware, right. Like it's been times that I wasn't aware of the things that I was saying how they were resonating with my spirit.
Ashley Brown 12:35
For example, like I've been teaching my daughter in this just throwing it example. I've been teaching my daughter to say I apologize instead of I'm sorry, because that's a strong word. I'm sorry. No, sweetie, you're not sorry, you apologize. You're not sorry. I don't want you thinking that you're sorry. You're not sorry. You're not sorry individual. And you may be listening to this by Ashley. That's been a bit too much. Well, I'm going to be a bit too much. I have to do me. And so that's what I'm teaching my daughter, take it or leave it. That's what I'm teaching her is to not say I'm sorry, but to say I apologize because I want her to speak life into herself and not negativity because she's not sorry. So that's how much weight words hold and so sometimes we can do the same things. We're so used to saying certain phrases or things just like off of our tongue, that we're not thinking about it. So for example, maybe when you're like around your home, you're saying things like, I don't want to do this today. Like I don't feel like doing this today. Is that speaking love into your home? Don't even answer, because it's not. I don't feel like doing this today. I don't feel like it. If your home can speak back, they would be like, um excuse me, you don't feel like doing me today. Like what? Excuse me? You don't feel like doing me today.
Ashley Brown 14:03
So instead of saying, like, I don't feel like doing this today, because maybe you really don't feel like doing it today. And that's perfectly fine. You can add on why you don't feel like doing it. Why you don't want to do it, like adding that "why?" on end, can be really huge in shifting the energy. So maybe it's like, oh, I don't feel like doing this today. Am I super tired? I stayed up late last night and I'm just tired. I'll make sure I do it tomorrow. Like, did you see how much they changed? And you just saying, I don't feel like doing that today. Remember that you have other people in your home as well. Like, your husband may be hearing you say stuff like that, your children might be hearing you say stuff and they looking like, she don't feel like doing this. I don't either. And so when they start saying, dang, I don't feel like doing this when you ask them to do something. You can't be mad like they got that from you more than likely and so we have to be really careful about the way that we are speaking and what we're speaking to our environment because it's super, super important.
Ashley Brown 15:07
Or some other things that you might say like, my house is always a mess. Girl, is your house always a mess? If your house is always a mess, then okay, yes. Let's work on that, like, always though, or is it frequently because always is a really strong word to use. And if you're saying that, like my house is always a mess, what do you think your house is going to be? Always a mess. That's really what is going to be always a mess. If that's what you're speaking out into the atmosphere. If that's what you're speaking on to the environment, then yes, that's what your house will always be. So instead of saying, Oh, my house is always a mess. Another thing that you can say is, yeah, my house is messy right now, but I have the power to clean it. And I'm about to I'm going to clean tomorrow. I'm going to get to it or my house is messy right now, but in about 10 minutes it's not gonna be so messy, because I have the power to do something about it. So that's just a way to kind of switch up your language because of just speaking things into existence, then that's what you're going to get. So if you're speaking positivity, and like, just forward thinking into the atmosphere, and that's what you're going to get back.
Ashley Brown 16:22
And then also, sometimes we can think, I wish I didn't have to do this today. I wish I didn't have to do this. So instead of saying, I wish that I didn't have to do this, instead, think of what you're grateful for when you're doing certain things. So let's say you want to, you know, let's say that, let's just say that you just do not enjoy cleaning the bathroom, and you're like if I didn't have to clean this bathroom, it would like, it would just be amazing, right? We know we all have those things in our house. We're like, if somebody else could do this, that would be great. But unless you have someone else to do it, first of all, count your blessings if you do, because I'm all for outsourcing work in your home, if you can afford it and if you're able to, but if you are at a point where you want to just clean your own house or right now you may not have the ability to have someone else clean your house, then start just being grateful and thankful that you have the ability to actually clean your house. Instead of, oh, I wish I didn't have to do this today. So you know what, I'm thankful that I have the arms, the legs, the mind in order to do this around my house in order to clean and take care of my house. Honestly, girl, that's how critical it is. This is no joke. Your words matter, words are powerful. So when we're speaking that into the atmosphere, into our home, that matters and it's important. So it might seem a little minuscule, like I'm nitpicking. So be it, I might be nitpicking today. But I'm telling you, you have to start changing your language and that's like a really great way to start speaking life into your home is by changing just a little, like the little words that you say that you might not think, make a huge deal, but they do.
Ashley Brown 18:21
Alright, I'm coming down off my high horse right now. And, we're going to start moving into the third way that you can speak life into your home. And this third way is something that I've been doing since I was a little girl. It's something that I truly feel like is so, just so powerful and can do such great things in your life and that's by praying and the use of prayer. That is the third way you can speak life into your home. And I saved this one for last because I truly believe in the power of prayer, praying over your home. Oh, it's nothing like it. Because prayer is so great like when you pray to God, and you're like sincere and you are really invested in making sure that you are praying for positivity in your home security, respect, love, joy, peace. I'm telling you, when we go to God, he answers prayers. And the more specific, the better. I love to actually walk around my home and pray for each room in my home. And, while I'm praying for each room in my home, I just pray for that room specifically. So I basically like pray for how I want this room to feel the things that I want to go on in this room. So for example, like when I get to The living room, right, like that's where me and my family hang out the most is in our living room. And so when I pray over that room, I'll say things like, God, please bless this room, to be full of laughter, to be full of love, for us to bond in this room, for us to have open minds in this room, and for us to respect each other, respect every opinion, and perspective. And that we can just create such joyful and happy memories in this space.
Ashley Brown 20:37
And so I get really specific about each room because it just states an intention for the room, and what we pray for. Right? If it's in alignment, what God wants for our life, which is all good. God wants good for us, okay? So never, never forget that, God wants good for our lives. And so if it's in alignment with what he needs for that space to me is going to come to fruition. And that's my belief. So I love prayer. Prayer is so, so helpful. And sometimes when I am praying as well, I love to burn sage as well. And then you speak the intention for your room. So when I'm burning the sage, I pray, when I'm burning sage, to get rid of any type of ill will negativity, any ill will energy up in my home. And then I pray over my home and state my intentions.
Ashley Brown 21:33
So, that's what I love to do and so that's something that you could definitely do sage. If you want to check it out. You can of course, look it up on Google, right Google is our best friend. But also like local stores will sell them, different online stores will sell them, but yeah, girl it is really really beneficial like prayer, I always tell myself like just pray about it like with anything, so speaking life into anything like you can do that through prayer. And so specifically for your home it is amazing. And you have to have faith to when you pray, like, yes, like if you may not have a lot of faith when you first start out praying, just keep doing it. Keep doing it, keep praying and you're going to see you're going to keep continuing to build up your faith because what you're going to see is the things that you're praying over your home are going to start to come. Keep praying for your home, the energy to shift in your home, for all positive vibes in your home, for a specific. If you can get really like specific with what you want your home to feel like, to look like, and what you want the energy to be in your home, get specific and watch, you're going to start to see it come to fruition. So those are the three ways that I love to speak life into my home through affirmations, my word choice, and then also prayer.
Ashley Brown 22:56
And so I want to give you a quick and easy way that you can actually start being more aware of your word choice in your home because I gave you, you know, some suggestions on what to do to speak life into your home. And like I was telling you before a word choice is so, so important. So it's an easy way that you can start to focus on the words that you're saying and just get more aware of how you're speaking in your home. And that's about thinking about three words or phrases that you and your family cannot say in your home at all times. So for example, the three words and or phrases that our family cannot say, in our home is can't. That is one word. Don't say can't in our home, not going down. Another one is stupid. No, you say stupid. Cut it, cut it out. And another one is don't care. We're not about to be saying don't care, because we do care. And we're not gonna say we don't care. Because we do. So that is one way that you can start really easy, by thinking about your word choices, by kind of think about what you can't say what you and your family cannot say, in your home. Think about three words or phrases, and that can really get you started in the right direction. I'm telling you, girl, words are powerful. How we feel in our homes, is directly linked to how we think and a lot of times how we think is directly linked to what we say out of our mouth. And so because of that, we have to be really careful about the words that we are using and the language that we are speaking.
Ashley Brown 24:40
And if you start to implement these things, like the affirmations, and using certain words or refraining from using certain words, and then also prayer, you're going to start to see the energy really shift in your home. Like for real, you're going to start to see that you feel different, in your home. You're going to actually start to see that your home looks different when you start implementing some of these things to your eye. Because what it does, is it shifts your perspective. When you start speaking ways that are of positivity and abundance, your perspective changes. So if you were in a perspective that was a lack or was not of anything that was truly positive, or just like in this down and out type of vibe, what you're going to start to see is that your perspective is going to shift. And that's what's going to make your home more beautiful for you and the energy shift in your home. And that goes for not just you, but anyone else that's in your home as well. So that's what the power of words can do, and just speaking life into your home in those ways.
Ashley Brown 25:50
So we're coming to the end of this episode, and we talked about some really good things and just the power of words and three ways that you can began to speak life into your home. I hope that you got something out of this episode. I hope that you start to implement one of those three ways, if not all three, and know that you have the power. That's why I give you these really practical tips because I want you to know that you have the power to feel in your home the way you want to feel in your home. The way to feel in your home right now, if it's not how you want it to feel, you're in control of shifting that to a space into a feeling and energy of what you actually want to feel in your home. Like you have the power. You're in control, which is a blessing, honestly, like some things are just outside of our control. But we're talking about the energy in your home, that can be shifted by you, you have the power of doing that. And even if it just starts with you remember sometimes we had to just think about it needs to start with us. So we started something and other people started jumping on board. Next thing you know, you look up, you're like, dang, I remember when my home felt like crap. It feel pretty good now, like you really, I'm telling you, trust me, I've been through it girl. And I have come to the other side. And I have recognized that it's all about mindset shifts, all about perspective, all about doing tangible things, and speaking in ways that is going to yield abundance. So, I hope that you learned a lot today. I hope that you're going to implement these ways. And I pray that the energy in your home begins to shift, if it's not where you want it to be. And also pray that if your energy your home is bomb, and when you want it to be that it will continue to be that way.
Ashley Brown 27:54
Alright girls, so that's it for this episode. I really hope that you join me for next week. I'm going to giving you some encouraging words, some words of going to speak life into you. And last but not least, thank you so much for listening. I'm telling you, I am so grateful for you. You have no clue. I am so so grateful for you for listening, for sharing, for rating, and reviewing the podcast. You don't know how much it means to me, it means the world. And if you haven't subscribed, please subscribe to the podcast. If you're rocking with what I'm saying. If you've been loving the episodes, go ahead and subscribe girl. Also rate and review if you haven't already, and share the podcast with someone today. Alright, so that's it. I hope that you tune in next week. And until next time, I hope that you're enjoying wherever you are, and whatever you're doing. I'll talk to you soon.
Ashley Brown 28:51
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