There is great power in the spoken word, far more than could be imagined. Once words are spoken they take on lives of their own; the more we repeat ourselves the greater the power we put into them. The universe eventually will not be able to tell the difference between a spoken thought and actual reality and will compel us to actually manifest those words. We think aloud, promising to create a project, realize a dream or climb an emotional mountain. The imprint of those words upon the element of time creates a contract with the universe and we unwittingly commit to the manifestation of our own words; they represent a promise to the spirit within and the universe embraces it as well, creating a flow of energy that directs us towards the fulfillment of that promise. This often results in life taking on directions that we don’t expect and in some cases are not very comfortable with.