Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Some people wonder about affirmations and what difference it will make to their lives. Think about it, you’ve been told that if you repeat a phrase it will change our life. This is where people make the mistake of assuming that constant repetition will be enough. Yes they have not let go of the negative thoughts, so nothing changes.
It’s no use repeating a positive thought when in the back of your mind you are still thinking, “I’ll do it but I don’t expect much to happen” and sure enough nothing will happen. Why bother doing it in the first place if you are going to hamper yourself with negative thoughts.
Affirmations require much more than just repetition although constant repetition is powerful in its own right. I will not work unless you believe it will work. Yes belief is the thing that moves mountains. As the Master Jesus said you have to have ‘Faith of a Mustard Seed” (or any seed for that matter). The mustard Seed does not believe that it is barren, infertile, and unable to produce, it gets put into the ground, watered and the correct elements come into play and it produces a plant. So too the universe works within the natural laws. It hears your pleas and understands your feelings and emotions. Therefore if you send out negative emotions the universe will act on your negative emotions and return what you are sending out.
So you need to choose your affirmation wisely, then you need to put into action positive thought, feelings, emotions and actions to ensure that the positive affirmation has the best chance of being fulfilled.
First you need to focus on what you want or desire, it could be any material or emotional outcome that drives you to seek it.
Once you have decided on what you want or desire then you need to create a phrase or set of words that reflect your desire.
Now you need to focus on this desire, giving it as much time, thought and actions to achieve it. To give your self maximum exposure to the words you have chosen, make a list of them on cards. Place these cards in strategic places where you will see them. In you home, you could place them on the refrigerator, the mirror of your bathroom. Bedroom mirror, walls, windows, doors, any place where you spend time regularly in a pocket of your clothing, handbag, a reminder on your cell phone. In your work place I’m sure you can find plenty of places to put them. You are only limited by your imagination for places to put reminders.
Begin each day with a short meditation, and a repeat of the phrase(s), this will set the tone for the day. If you repeat them with feelings and emotions, if possible out loud, you will begin the day on a positive note, find occasions through out the day to repeat will feeling your affirmations. And end your day before going to sleep with a repeat once again.
But, remember it does not stop there. This is where you have to be 100% alert. You have to find the opportunities to make it happen. They will be shown to you in subtle ways and you have to be wide awake to see them and act on them.
You can also create situations where what you desire will happen because you have taken some action to create the space for it to happen. A perfect example is if you want a new spring wardrobe. You already have a closet full of clothing. You closets are bursting at the seams, there is no place to fit another outfit. I’ll guarantee you will have clothing you have not warn for months, even years but they are taking up space in your closet. Behind the scenes the universe looks for a place to put what you want but finds that there is no place to put them. If you really want the new spring wardrobe, then you need to make the space for it. Clear out what you are not using on a regular basis, give them away (don’t sell them) and create the space for the new.
Remember start today. Don’t procrastinate, the quicker, the quicker you will achieve a result.
My affirmation for today:
I do today what can be done with feeling of happiness and joy and great excitement. I know that I can achieve whatever I want.
Be the best you can at whatever you want to achieve.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
From the poem Invictus by William Ernest Henley. 1849–1903 the last Stanza is the most famous and most remembered
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
Are you the master of your fate? Many people hope to be so. But often wonder what to do to become masters of their destiny.
Tool are merely extensions of ourselves that we use to create a change in something. Just like the carpenter uses tools to create his cabinets, tables and chairs and other items that can be created out of wood. The farmer uses a tractor to plow the field ready for sowing of the seed. The writer uses a pen and nowadays their computer to put thoughts on ‘paper’ either physically or on screen and stored in a memory bank. So too can we use tools to change our lives for the better. One of the wonderful ways of creating change is to change our thinking from negative thinking to positive thoughts.
With powerful words one can effect a change in the subconscious, which will bring about a desired result. Sending messages to the universe will create an echo effect. What you send out you receive back. This is something that many people don’t really understand and wonder why their lives are miserable and full of negative thoughts and actions.
How many of you lament, “I’m so unhappy”. Yes when you constantly send out a message that you are unhappy then the Laws of the universe returns that message to you and you will only know unhappiness. “I lack (don’t have) money, clothes, house, car, and sure enough the laws of the universe hears your laments, but it does not interpret it as you would expect and understand that because you are complaining of lack that you are actually asking for wealth. You see it only understands what you are saying “I lack…..”
Therefore it is imperative that you change your negative thinking into positive thinking. Instead of saying “I lack….” You need to state to the universe exactly what you want in a positive decisive manner. Your thinking has to change. You have to send out a completely different message that you have been sending all your life. You have to create a positive mindset. A positive focus. A positive expectation of what you want and that it is going to happen. Not in the future but now this minute. You have to think in the now and not in any future time or space.
One of the best tools to start changing your mindset is with the use of powerful affirmations. Phrases that will change your thinking, your feelings, your emotions, a complete change of the state of your mind.
Future blog posts I will go into this aspect more fully.
Be the best you can to achieve what you want.
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