Daily Affirmations: The Universe Supports You
Our daily thoughts can become affirmations. I would like to share a story about the power of affirmations. This past month, I presented a free mini-class on hypnosis. I do this several times a year. Generally, I have between two and eight people attend. The most I've ever had sign up has been fourteen. A few weeks prior to the mini-class I had started using a daily affirmation that "Spirit completely supports me in my endeavors."
Although I hadn't done anything differently to promote the mini-class this time, I had thirty people sign up for it, and twenty-two people actually attend. I hadn't been focusing specifically on the mini-class when I'd said the affirmation, but the Universe still supported me.
The Universe completely fulfills whatever you are envisioning for yourself. If you want a new job, but you're afraid to leave your present one, you won't see any change because the strongest emotional idea will be what the Universe supports.
The Universe wants the best for you, whatever that is, but It can't force you to accept it. You have to give the Infinite Good some idea of what you want. You don't have to know how it can happen. All you have to do is take the steps you are guided to take. If that means submitting your resume, applying for jobs, and going for interviews, then that's what you do.
In taking all the action you know to do, you convince your subconscious mind that you want your goal. The action you take is energy. As you focus that energy through the vision of what you want, and fill it with the knowledge that the Universe is delivering it, then you'll receive that or better. This helps to change your consciousness toward your desire.
But you must take ALL the action you know to take, even if some part of it makes you uncomfortable. Holding back any energy will signal the subconscious that you're not really ready for your goal. I can't tell you the number of times I've put energy forth for something I wanted, but didn't completely follow through and never achieved my goal.
I had a friend who'd been feeling sorry for himself because he hadn't been receiving invitations to social gatherings. One night, he got angry, and stomped around his apartment stating that he was tired of this, and that from now on he wanted to be invited to go with friends to parties, movies, etc. The next day, he had more invitations than he could accept. He'd focused his energy on what he wanted and accomplished his desire. A single daily affirmation, was quite powerful when he got clear.
Fear usually prevents us from charging confidently forward. Fear that what we want won't manifest, so we protect ourselves by not putting forth all the energy necessary. Or fear that it will happen, and we don't feel like we can deal with the responsibility. Remember, though, the Universe won't force us to handle more than we're willing to. You won't be forced to accept change.
One thing had changed before I gave this successful mini-class. An office-mate had moved out and had taken much of the furniture in the office with her. This made the reception area, where I hold my meetings, much larger. Before she moved, I couldn't fit more than fifteen people into the space. With the extra room, I was able to put out twenty-eight chairs and the Universe made sure they were filled. Not only had I expanded my consciousness, but the available space had expanded to accommodate more people as well.
Moral of this story! Try daily affirmations as a practice and see if your life doesn't transform in areas of your choosing.
Linda-Ann Stewart is a nationally known hypnotherapist, writer, speaker and leads seminars on empowerment and stress reduction. You can visit her web site at www.cedarfire.com.
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