Switchwords – The Magic of using One-Word Affirmations

What are Switchwords?

They are one-word Affirmations to reach a certain state of Being in your life in order to attract the thing you desire. That’s it. No mumbo-jumbo here. It is as straightforward. It is based on the foundation like every other spiritual technique that in order to get something in life, you have to reach an “inner state of being” or, simply put a state of mind of already having it in your experience.
Yes the opening context here is your thoughts create your reality. Thought comes first. Then comes the feeling beneath the thought. Then comes the stuff that you were thinking/feeling about i.e the experience. So, whatever you are thinking about is expanding. That applies to your shoe laces to your hair to your car to the discounts in stores to…everything.
So Switchwords are one of the million ways to bring yourself into that state of being – in terms of thoughts AND feelings to have that thing you desire.

I request you to go through this simple, only 4 page list shared at this link below. Do be grateful to the author James T. Mangan for even thinking of this in the first place! πŸ™‚ I certainly am!

Common Applications

Now this is where the easiest part comes in. Application.

There are a few Switchwords which I have been playing with since quite sometime now which I learnt from my teachers who introduced Switchwords(and LOT of other techniques) to me.

Here they are:

  1. CANCEL CANCEL – To cancel out negative thoughts/feelings. Negative thoughts won’t lead you to feel happy about yourself. Ever. Especially thoughts where we put ourselves or others down in any way. So the moment I become aware that this is not a happy-feeling thought, I “CANCEL CANCEL” it and, being a visual person mentally, put two, thick red crosses on that thought. It doesn’t matter how many times you have to do this.
    My personal story about this is that the day I learnt CANCEL CANCEL at a workshop, I started applying it. To my astonishment, my every thought was negative. This itself was a very depressing because I thought, “How come every thought is negative?” – A VERY NEGATIVE AFFIRMATION TO MAKE! So CANCEL CANCEL on that as well. So on, I went about doing it for days. Almost a week later, the first thought that came into my mind was CANCEL CANCEL! And I suddenly became aware there was no thought to cancel anymore! Can you imagine how surprised and happy I was that day?!! πŸ™‚ I had a BIG smile for many many weeks to come!
  2. REACH DIVINE – This short “magic mantra” has helped me find MIRACLES! Ok examples are: misplaced keys, recalling my software engineering fundamentals at a recent job interview from the deep recesses of my memory and amazingly, retrieving my funds back from the PF department(in India)!
  3. OFF DIVINE – To sleep! Yes this one has definitely helped my family members let go of stress and get a good night’s sleep, not to mention, wake up peaceful and more jolly.
  4. DIVINE ORDER NOW – To clear traffic or get out of jams(of any sort)! Yup, this one solves the jam in minutes or atleast makes the jam more peaceful. I remember writing poetry in one of the Monday morning jams as I was travelling from my native place, Pune to Mumbai for work in an autorickshaw.
  5. The Magic Template: This is a phrase my teacher had built and given to us at one of his workshops. It has a placeholder in it for words specific to your purpose that you can insert in between-

For Example:
For manifesting a fortune in your life by following your heart’s desires:

To get publicity and handle success and prosperity:

How to Apply

What to remember when you are using the Magic Template or just simply stringing together Switchwords of your choice is that

  • Don’t crowd it all into the same phrase. For example, use one phrase for health, use another phrase for prosperity, another for self-esteem and so on. Break down into different areas of your life and apply them. That has worked very well for me.
  • Make sure you are not using conflicting switchwords. For example, if you are looking to get publicity and so use RIDICULOUS and at the same time use the switchword CUT the end result may not be as effective as using RIDICULOUS and a word like HOLE might be.
  • I generally feel comfortable to a maximum of 4 words for a specific purpose, excluding the words in the Magic template if you are using that, but you can use more if you like.

How I have applied personally and found benefit is…

My family and I have built 3 such phrases – one for good luck, one for health and one for prosperity. We sit down every day in a circle, cross-legged, hands-clasped, like monks and chant each of these phrases 108 times(roughly 15 minutes per phrase) while swaying our bodies back and forth. Before every phrase we discuss what we would be “holding” in our vision as we chant. In the 3 weeks that we have been doing this, we are witnessing MIRACLES!

Here is the link to the complete Switchword list. You can google on the pdf version of it and download it as well.


Have fun manifesting!

Love, Light and Grace!

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  1. Legolas
    October 23, 2010

    Hi Deepti,

    Thank you so much for a very beautiful article on ‘SwitchWords’!!!. This has really helped me to understand ‘SwitchWords’. I’m really happy.

  2. Legolas
    October 23, 2010

    Hi Deepti,

    Thank you so much for your mail.

    Could you please elaborate more on the ‘The Magic Template’ as said by your teacher?

  3. February 7, 2011

    Great post Deepti.

    It is great to see that the Universal Switchwords List is out there for people to read.

    Shunyam Nirav, the author of Switchwords – Easily Give to You Whatever You Want in Life once told me the reason he wrote his book was because he was afraid we were about to lose this wonderful technology. His book brought James T. Mangan’s work back into the public eye, and actually I think is the whole reason Mangan’s son put The Secret of Perfect Living, where Switchwords were introduced, back into print.

    I am ecstatic to see Switchwords proliferating throughout the internet and becoming well known.

    Kat Miller
    P.S. I compiled the Universal Switchwords List

    • February 8, 2011

      Hi Kat,
      Thanks for visiting this article! Yes indeed Switchwords are like Harry Potter’s magic words πŸ™‚ ! For many of us who can connect easily to our inner child, switchwords become more and more effective and healing. My teacher, Nithya Shanti (www.nithyashanti.com) taught them to me, and I as I did them playfully, I was struck by how quick I get results. He came up with this “magic template” as I call it, and I’ve experienced a great healing personally in my family thanks to them.
      Thanks for compiling the Universal Switchwords List – lots of gratitude for that! Please let me know if there is something more I can write about them, or anything else that needs more attention. And keep visiting the site!
      Love and Light

  4. December 8, 2011

    Wow! I should search Switchwords more often. I totally forgot I had posted here, then just now this came up on search and I see I neglected to come back and read here again after posting.

    You are welcome on the Universal Switchwords List.

    I just re-read your article and added some of your Switchphrases to my Switchwords Database. I trust that is okay with you. Switchwords continue to amazing me.

    Thanks for your kind words.

    (Let go of restrictions, find a solution, merge with information beyond human comprehension.)


    • December 8, 2011

      Hi Kat,

      Feel free to expand this work in every way you can. πŸ™‚
      And thanks for this new phrase!
      Love & Grace

  5. December 10, 2011

    Thank you Deepti. I shall.

    (Generate, radiate and experience love and acceptance, give and receive complete acceptance.)


  6. mary collins
    December 19, 2011

    What word would you use to get a part time job while attending college.

    • December 19, 2011

      Dear Mary,

  7. December 21, 2011

    can i enchant more than one switchword at different times for different purpose in a day?
    like to attract my love, loose weight, get my own work started??

    • December 22, 2011

      Dear Swati,
      Experiment…see what works for you…sooner or later you will discover your own unique style of working with Switchwords πŸ™‚
      Love and (de)light

  8. mary collins
    December 22, 2011

    Could I use switchwords to help my son get a part time job

  9. March 28, 2012

    Switchwords are very versatile. You can use them to help with about anything you desire. Find the focus you want and use the Switchword for it.

    DIVINE-CHARM may be helpful for finding just the right job.
    RIDICULOUS-SCHEME helps center attention on you (for a job interview or such)
    BRING is to deliver the goods – whatever you are focused on

    I hope it is okay to post a link to the Switchwords list here…

    The list is dynamic, updated frequently as new Switchwords are discovered.

    (Enduring reward, center in joy, be in peace and wellness.)


  10. April 9, 2012

    Hey Kat,
    Thank you for your continuous inputs! πŸ™‚ I am glad you keep dropping by and help so many people everytime you do. Although I have tried to send you a note of gratitude on your site, I somehow cannot find the space to do it. Anyways, really grateful to you dear co-Lightworker.
    Love & Light

  11. April 9, 2012

    I too have been using Switchwords and perceive an expansion in my life

  12. April 9, 2012

    Hi Deepti,

    THANKS for your kind thoughts.

    Contact information is on the left menu at Blue Iris Learning Center.

    My email is [email protected]

    We just had SUDDENLY come in this last week as a Switchword:
    SUDDENLY – bring immediate shift; rapid modification

    Thanks for bringing me here from time to time

    (Bring immediate shift to centering in joy.)


  13. Miracle
    June 9, 2012

    can those words bring a love back from two years ago?

    • June 11, 2012

      Dear Miracle,
      Thanks for dropping by. Well, they may or may not bring back a lover (if that is what you meant), though they can bring back love by helping you to release the pain an old memory causes, or releasing the longing and attachment to someone gone by. This can clear the space within to create a new ‘lovefulness’ that might attract a lover in sync with it. πŸ™‚
      Love & light,
      Deepti G Gujar

  14. Amitha
    September 26, 2012

    Dear Deepti,

    Can u give sw to get success in interview? Tomorrow is an important interview for my husband. Can i chant for my husband?

    • September 28, 2012

      Hi Amitha,
      Sorry couldn’t reply earlier. Is he through the interview process?
      If not then here are some suggestions:

      CARE-TOGETHER-DIVINE – to increase memory
      BLUFF-TOGETHER-DIVINE – to dispel nervousness
      CHUCKLE-TOGETHER-DIVINE – to turn on personality.
      …or you can use 2 of the words and put them together in a phrase:
      You can even put in the keyword CHARM to manifest your heart’s desires.
      Take care. Hope it helps.

  15. March 1, 2013

    Hai,plz suggest me a SW that can help to express my love and respect for that person whom i love(we love but broke up due to some family issues).i want to mail him and want he too understand and try to solve d prblm with me.

    • March 2, 2013

      Hi Honeybee,
      One can only work on one’s own emotions and part of the relationship. The other person has their own individual soul path and one must not interfere. The best you can do is pray and surrender that the relationship works out for the highest good of both of you. For expressing your emotions clear, you can chant, RESTORE-QUIET-CRYSTAL-DIVINE-NOW-DONE-THANKS.
      Take care. Love and light

  16. RK
    March 20, 2013

    What switch words i have to chant to improve the profitability of my business and also to find another high profitable business..

    • March 27, 2013

      Dear RK,
      Thanks so much for your comment. The best person to guide you in this is Kat Miller. She is an expert! You can log in to the Switchwords group on Facebook also to ask her. Love and Light

  17. Hello, Deepti,
    Thanks for this informative article on Switch words. The great yogi of TV Malai, Sri Sri Ramsurat Kumar, (who could speak very fluent english even though he claimed that he was not educated) has given a number of such switch words to his disciples.It is from him that I learnt the use of switch words. But among many articles that I read on the subject, yours was a good one.

    • April 8, 2013

      Thanks Om prakash for shedding light on Sri Sri Ramsurat Kumar. Quite interesting!
      Love and Light

  18. Montu
    July 30, 2013

    Hi Deepti,
    Thanks for this website its great. I need to find new job. I had couple of interviews but with no success. Can you suggest me switch words for finding job as soon as possible.
    Thank you

    • July 30, 2013

      Thanks for visiting Montu. For Switchwords-related guidance, please visit Kat Miller’s website or the Facebook page “Switchwords”.

  19. puja
    July 31, 2013

    hai, i am struggling to get in bank for the past 7 years. in some exams i couldn’t clear written exam and in some other exams i couldn’t clear in interview. last week i wrote rbi asst exam i want to get this job. pls kindly tell me the switch word to pass this exam and to attend interview well and also to get this job…… pls reply me immediately….. i am waiting………

    • August 10, 2013

      Dear Puja,
      I don’t have such a detailed idea about Switchwords. You can though get onto the Switchwords page on Facebook and post the same query. A lot of experts will post the necessary Switchwords there.
      Take care. Thanks.

  20. jayne
    August 12, 2013

    Switchword for divine light

  21. mom
    October 10, 2013

    Can you suggest the right switchwords for my son to get in to the college he desires.
    He has great grades and all others requirements to get in to this college. But as it is a very highly competitive college , we really can’t predict the outcome. I want to chant for my son.

    Thank You

    • October 21, 2013

      Please post this query on the Facebook page – “Switchwords”. There are some experts there who can really give you the perfect switchwords.
      Thanks. Love and Light

  22. Deepti, thanks for this post. I’ve just returned to switchwords after a long break, and am looking forward to integrating them properly into my life this time. Your insights are really useful. πŸ™‚

    • February 10, 2014

      Thank you Joanna for the follow. I’m glad you find the insights useful. πŸ™‚

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