“”Some time ago I got a funny thing in my mind: could it be possible? Where did it come from? Was I all of a sudden kind of a genious? I was excited! I told my boyfriend…. “Hey! I have invented a new word, CORTICOIDE, don*t you think it sounds good, strange, and funny? Corticoide, corticoide, it sounds amazing, what thing could the name be given to?” We laughed and considered… I was “proud”, I love words with “funny sound”….
The day went on, and almost passed. I collected some clothes from the washing machine, and…NO, NO, NO! To my horror, there it stood, printed on an old cotton bag from Germany: it was publicity for a medicine! And (worse) in all that time I had never noticed it before!
I was sad, and a little ashamed: the magic word was just advertising! Corticoide… (I still do love the word) brought a lesson with. It showed me the strong power of the unconcious mind, which had picked it, hiding it from my concious. This is how we get “sold”, oh yes, we know…..And… Let’s surround ourselves with good healing words instead.