Raise Your Vibration By Changing One Word

by Laura

When you think about what you should do how do you feel? Up until a few months ago I really didn’t give much attention to this word in my vocabulary. I had cleaned up negative self talk for the most part, and replaced it with positive, empowering language.

Would you consider Should to be a positive word? A negative word, or maybe just neutral?


I took the liberty of looking the word up:


 1. Used to indicate obligation, duty, or correctness, typically when criticizing someone’s actions: “he should have been careful”.
2. Indicating a desirable or expected state: “by now students should be able to read”.


Several months ago I was at a gathering and was fortunate enough to meet a very sweet man who happened to be a Reiki Master.  Sometimes our bodies and our minds guide us far more than we know, and we have little to say about it. Your subconscious mind knows what it needs and attracts it. We have “chance” meetings with people who are angels in our life, carrying powerful messages, and we must always be open and allowing for the information. I’ve noticed people in my life have been given such gifts, and if they are not open, something life altering can slip right past them.

What happened next set forth much introspection, and personal growth. This man put his healing Reiki energy hands on my shoulders and almost immediately said to me “You have many ‘SHOULDS” in your life.. don’t you?” The statement rang inside me like someone hitting one of those gigantic chinese gongs! I was very grateful for this truth, as I was able to recognize that I had allowed my life to slip off the positive track, and I was buried under a pile of SHOULDS!!  Since we are vibrational beings, and our point of attraction is directly related to how we feel, it was very important to me that I take a look at my perspective, and how I was viewing everything in my life. Since these “shoulds” felt heavy and negative to me, my Reiki friend felt it immediately.

I think sometimes we don’t realize it when we go on “autopilot” emotionally in our lives. The Law of Attraction is at work 24/7 both positively and negatively. At this point, I had fallen asleep in my life, but because my subconscious mind is conditioned to a life long pursuit of personal growth, it knew better, and gratefully looked for a way to snap my ass back into shape!

I took a look at all of the shoulds and realized I was doing some things in my life that I really did not want to be doing, or I was doing them for the wrong motivation. If you feel something in your life is not in alignment with your truth, it will generally feel “icky”.

Things that make you totally happy and fulfilled, almost never have the word “should” attached to them. 

Are you doing what you want to do for a career?

Are you in the relationship you want to be in?

Are you doing a particular thing because society, your partner, your parents, or your ego says you SHOULD?

Stop that!

If it is something that you can’t stop right now, the next best thing is to change the way you look at it.

We all have those things in our lives that are duties, obligations, and things we do that may not be so fun, but they serve a bigger purpose. Those are the things that can simply be a matter of HOW you look at them.  How do you change perspective? “

Change the language to “I get to” instead of “I should” and see how much more empowered you feel!  Even better, use “I’m grateful that I get to…

and you’ll RAISE THE VIBRATION TO JOY in everything you do!

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change” ~ Wayne Dyer

You will be amazed how different life can be by changing One word!

Gratefully Yours,

Laura Morris



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