When talking about manifesting realities, there’s a story I like to tell that I call “Sans Arrêt.” It is a true story about a seemingly mundane experience that none the less has Twilight Zone qualities.
My husband and I were traveling in France. We were taking the TGV from Paris to Rennes so that we could go to Mont St. Michel. On the departure board, the line for our booking said,
“Paris – Sans Arrêt – Rennes.”
My husband, who knows some French, too, pointed this out and said, “Oh, look! We’re going to stop in Sans Arrêt!” I knew that he knew that “sans arrêt” means “non-stop.”
I was already aware of the concept of manifesting. I turned to him and said, “Don’t say that! We might actually stop in Sans Arrêt!” I gave him a brief lecture in being careful with one’s words.
We boarded the train, and wouldn’t you know it, in the middle of the trip, the train stopped out in the middle of nowhere in some field with no station or platform anywhere in sight. I was thinking, “There is no station here. This is not a stop. This really is stopping at Sans Arrêt, if ever such a thing could happen.”
As for why we stopped, it turned out that there had been a fire alongside the tracks, and the train had to stop until it could be put out.
I mention this story to emphasize the need to be scrupulous with one’s word. In this society, we have a tendency to say careless things that, if they actually came true, would very much NOT be things we would want to happen. The most extreme of these occur when someone exclaims in frustration that they could kill someone or that something is killing them. Do they really mean that? Absolutely not, and yet there it is in their words.
As the vibration of the planet continues to increase, the speed and accuracy of manifestation is also increasing. For that reason, it is imperative that we not speak or think carelessly. This includes the way we joke with each other.
“There are no idle thoughts. All thinking produces form at some level.”
A Course in Miracles, T-2.VI.9.