I have played around with affirmations and intentions for years. It all comes out of the idea that if you think positive thoughts you will create a positive life. According the ‘create your own reality” community, if you use powerful positive thinking techniques, visualizations and positive affirmations, it is possible to achieve whatever you want. I believe that this is true because I have experienced it in my own life. It may be hard to believe but I used to be one of the most negative people in the world. The years leading up to my 35th year gave me lots of reasons to “feel sorry for myself” and I wore victimhood like a badge. Everything was wrong with my life, and do you know what, the more I thought that way the more the Universe supported my image, by sending me more of the same.
One day I got tired of being negative and the life that I was creating so I decided to change it. This was in 1985. My idea was to start recognizing the positive things in my life. It took me a week to come up with one positive thing, but I celebrated and took notice. Then I reached the point where I could find one positive thing a day and my life started changing. At some point I reached the tipping point and I was seeing more positive than negative. I can’t tell you the exact date because change was subtle, one day at a time. The day that I realized that everything that happened in my life, both positive and negative, were a gift to help me evolve, was the day that my life transformed. I have told this story to clients throughout the years I was a therapist to show them that I wasn’t always as ‘put together’ as I appeared.
So back to affirmations and intentions. I know how powerful they are but, because of my background, I still have a propensity toward doubt. It is not huge but it is still there in the back of my mind. Every time I have set out to come up with and say affirmations consistently I can only do it for so long before doubt creeps in and I quit. At that point that part of me that demands to see proof, stands with her hands on her hips and a stern look on her face and says, OK Universe* show me!
A couple of weeks ago I had just finished Mike Dooley’s book “Infinite Possibilities” the art of living your dreams and was excited about trying some of his techniques. You can read about it in my blog ” Does Visualization Really Work?” I picked two intentions and bought a notebook for each of them with the idea that I would write affirmations and set intentions every day for a month. The two intentions are very important to me and one of them has been an intention for a long time. I lasted for 4 or 5 days before that doubt seeped in and I started to think thoughts like ” this is never going to happen” or ” how is that possible”, both thoughts based on my current reality, something that is very detrimental to creating your own reality. What we see now is only “what we see now” it is not possibility, but as being living in a human, 3D world what we see seems so real!
My whole understanding changed the day I woke up, wrote a few affirmations that fell flat and then wrote ” I am the Luckiest Girl in the Universe”. It was like a wave of light and love rolled through my body. I could feel the joy as I imagined the whole Universe standing behind me, cheering me on to success, happiness and joy. Imagine that, the WHOLE Universe behind you! Until that moment I hadn’t been in touch with support like that. I know it has always been there, but saying ” I am the Luckiest Girl in the Universe” put it in a new prospective. I could feel it, seeing in my mind’s eye and knew it was real. I couldn’t see it, but I BELIEVED it! My hands didn’t drop to my hips but flew into the air and my feet left the ground!
So now I only need one affirmation; “I am the Luckiest Girl in The Universe”. It contains both appreciation and expectation, two powerful emotions for manifestation. Imagine waking up and going to sleep each day with that affirmation. The power of it is changing my world. The other part of this is that this is not just true for me but it is true for all of us. We are not alone, we have vast and unlimited support. We have a loving Creator and a limitless Universe cheering us on. At a personal level it will transform your life, your health and renew the joy and passion for life. Imagine waking up each morning, bursting with excitement, energy and joy for the new day! Imagine what you could create from that energy!
*The idea of the Universe for me is most likely the same as God to some people. I think in terms of Universe because if feels more expansive and less defined than the word God, it is just a personal preference.