Category Archives: negative thinking

"I Am" Statements and How They Work

“Feeling is what you get for thinking the way you do,” says author and lecturer Marilyn Vos Savant.

Indeed.

Thoughts generate feelings. Ever notice how your body reacts to certain thoughts or situations? The body is the best indicator of our emotions and reactions.

Whenever we are exposed to negative thoughts and emotions, whether they originate from others or ourselves, the body responds in a number of ways. Tension may show up in your head, your shoulders, your stomach, or any other part of your body, making you feel ill at ease. Such negativity compounded over time breaks the body down; serious illness results, or worse yet, death.

Likewise, exposing ourselves to positive thoughts and emotions lifts our mood and spirit. The body feels lighter, energetic, and happier. Harmony flows, allowing for healing and positive change.

When you become aware of your own reactions to people or situations, notice how it settles in your body. This awareness is the first step in spiritual maturity and in loving yourself. Once you develop this awareness, you will be able to control how you react and how you feel the next time you are faced with negativity.

It’s important to make yourself a priority. This is not a selfish act; it is a loving act. Taking care of your body and mind and becoming aware of how you react and feel will help you to better serve not only yourself but others. It’s hard to radiate love when feeling stressed or ill.

One way to begin is by using “I Am” statements. An “I Am” statement is a phrase to think or say aloud and is followed by a word or words of your choosing to describe you or the you that you want to be. What words do you find yourself using after the phrase I Am? These two simple words are very powerful because they influence your reality. They must be used very carefully and lovingly.

Understand that the subconscious mind believes whatever you tell it; it doesn’t differentiate between what is real and what is imagined.  It will act upon any information or instruction that you give it, and as a result it will attract to us conditions and circumstances according to our predominant thought patterns.  “I Am” statements that are repeated over and over imprint themselves in the subconscious mind which acts on the images we’ve created.

Using “I Am” statements will either reinforce the you that you are or they will manifest the you that you want to be.  But it begins with you.  Start today.  Here are some:

I am beautiful.
I am healthy.
I am kind.
I am loving.
I am intelligent.
I am creative.
I am powerful.
I am wealthy.
I am a good person.
I am happy.

You get the idea.  Now go be the you you are meant to be.

Impossible: Banned Word of the Day (Everyday)

Audrey Hepburn once said, “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, ‘I’m possible.'”

I like that.

When we tell ourselves that things aren’t possible, we are making the conscious choice that nothing will work out.

This is a tragedy.

Telling ourselves that things are impossible sets things in motion to prove that things are indeed impossible. Why would we limit ourselves this way? Using the word “impossible” blocks the passageway to any possibilities. It blocks the positive flow of Universal energy.  It sets up roadblock after roadblock until one must retreat altogether.

So, I vote to ban the word “impossible.” Get rid of it. It’s a word that is negatively charged. It’s a word with a dense vibration. It’s a word of failure. Why use it? It’s a word that only a closed mind (and heart) will use.

When we tell ourselves that things are indeed possible, we are making the conscious choice that things will work out…in fact, they are working out, even if we don’t see what is happening behind the scenes. Our belief makes things possible. When we agree to open our minds and our hearts, the Universe starts beating in unison with us, helping us to find ways to accomplish the things we desire.

You can remain in the rut of impossibility, or you can open ourselves up to a Universe rich with possibility. Right now, take note of your mental state. Where is it?  Take note of the thoughts dominating your mind.  Are they positive or negative? Make the choice to ban the word “impossible” from your head. When you choose to move away from impossibility, you align (or realign) your thoughts and intentions with a Higher Reality. And that’s when the fun begins!