Using positive self-affirmations has helped me alter my mindset for the better. I don’t go a day without speaking them into existence and I know I’m not the only one! With that being said, I figured it’s about time I write a blog about it and share some amazing resources I have found along the way!
The Power of I Am
If you haven't read the beautiful work by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, this is your sign to do so!! His blogs are amazing and extremely educational (but far from boring) on the subject of self-affirmations. He explains the “I am not” mentality, which we can all relate to, and walks his readers through the process of redefining self-concept through specific word choices. Specifically, “I am.” He states in a blog, “The words I am, which you consistently use to define who you are and what you are capable of, are holy expressions for the name of God-the highest aspect of yourself.” Here are some examples of phrases to practice - Instead of “I am unlucky in love,” say, “I am love.” Instead of “I am incapable of getting a job,” say, “I am capable.” Check out his amazing blog, “Manifesting 101: Mastering the Art of Getting What You Want,” to read and apply 13 habits that will guide you to create your own destiny. I am on this journey myself, join me! P.S. His book, “Manifest Your Destiny: The Nine Spiritual Principles for Getting Everything You Want,” is a great read as well.
A few years ago I was introduced to a method called mirror work. I did my research and bought an amazing book, “Mirror Work: 21 Days to Heal Your Life” by Louise Hay. She argues that the most powerful affirmations are those you say out loud when you look at yourself in your mirror. At first, I was like, well this sounds awkward...But no, it is such a powerful reflection. Looking at yourself in the mirror reflects back to you the feelings you have about yourself. You become aware of where you are resisting and where you are open. It paves a road of thought you need to change if you want to reach a positive, fulfilling life. Not only that, but you become more aware of the power in your own words, you become less self-critical and eventually grow into a healthy relationship with yourself.
One of my favorite authors to refer to whenever I need a spiritual boost is Gabby Bernstein. She is New York Times Bestselling Author, a captivating international speaker, and a spirit junkie. I highly recommend reading, “Super Attractor: Methods for Manifesting a Life Beyond Your Wildest Dreams” and “Add More Ing to Your Life: A Hip Guide to Happiness,” both by her! Another great book guide is, “Ask And It Is Given,” by Esther and Jerry Hicks!
I believe I just gave you enough book and blog recommendations to keep you busy for the entire summer! If you haven’t already opened yourself up to the power of self-affirmations and manifesting your destiny, your world is truly about to change for the better. It’s work, but it is surely worth it.