by Zoran Milišić
Affirmations have been used by millions of people and they are proven tool which helps us re-educate our core belief systems in order to bring about positive changes in many aspects of our life.
Affirmations have been in use for many years, especially in our modern times. One of the pioneers in using affirmations to heal her life and later on becoming a great author of many books on the subject is certainly Luisa Hay, although many other researchers had used affirmations before her.
The real power of affirmations is not in the way they are written as nice and positive sentences but in their frequency. I often advise people to listen to the words very carefully when saying the affirmations and feel their vibration in every part of their body. When used in this way affirmations can have an amazing effect on our life. Because of affirmations energy and frequency, they have the ability to change our operating frequencies and elevate us above and beyond some pertaining issues in order to reinforce our positive outlook. The stress around the issues can be cleared which then gives us the ability to attract the desired outcome. We can certainly enhance our life in many areas.
In my own personal example, I used affirmations often as a great tool for my personal growth and transformation. By nature, I am an introvert and energetically very sensitive person. This sensitivity was in fact my greatest gift which gave me some great ability to work as a healer, and also to endure and persevere through some great challenges that were laid on my life path. So, growing up like this was never easy for me, especially because I could not share my deepest things with anyone and being a very intuitive, sensing and perceiving person. Often times people will confuse your sensitivity as your weakness. Sensitivity is in fact our strength because without that we cannot perceive life. In my youth, this was often the source of great frustrations and anger which I didn’t know how to direct and channel into something useful for myself and this world in the true sense. Then I came across this affirmation during one 3-in-1 kinesiology session many years ago which really changed my life. I will share it here with you so that you can too use it and see it for yourself how effective it is.
“I am aware of my power to transform the energy of anger into the willingness which generates positive accomplishments within myself and my world”
So, this affirmation helped me to realize that the accumulated anger was just energy like any other and that it was up to me how to use it. After all, my anger was always coming out of Love for this Mankind. Energy being neutral in nature is waiting for our Intent to manifest something into reality. Anger, if used properly, can swiftly shift you from the undesired place or outcome “A” to the desired place or outcome “B”.
Affirmations can be seen as a healing modality in itself. They are:
- shift subtle energies of our body,
- easy to learn and apply in everyday living.
Affirmations have access to vertical time and because of that they can affect different parts of our Being such as:
- Dimensional Realities
- Higher Self
- Inner Child
- Parent Gene
- God Within
Because we live in times of great global crisis caused by Coronavirus, it is most appropriate to maintain our health and keep the energy of our body in balance. Included here are affirmations that you can use on an everyday basis and practice them in order to bring about health and wellbeing to yourself or other fellow human beings. Each affirmation is related to a specific meridian/organ in our body and if used regularly it will strengthen the energy and function of that meridian/organ. This way you will maintain the Triad of Health in harmony and that is a physical, metaphysical and biochemical aspect of ourselves. The way to use these affirmations is to pick one from the list below by either choosing one from the meridian/organ that you want to reinforce or by just reading the list and choosing the one which resonates with you the most. Affirmations are usually repeated 3x per day for one month, however, this can be tailored as per your own feeling. Trust your intuition when it comes to affirmations. There are inexhaustive sources of affirmations, however, I chose the below list for you due to their proven effectiveness and thorough clinical research. They have been developed by Jessica Bear by using Dr. John Diamond’s meridian/organ words and are included here in its original form for your convenience:
- Central – Central Nervous System and Brain
I am successful / I respect who I am / I respect …(name)…
- Governing – Physiological Processing
I am supported / Life supports me / I support myself / I am honest / I am trustworthy / I am truthful
I have forgiveness in my heart for myself and … (name)… / I am merciful and understanding
- Small Intestine
I am jumping up with joy / I am active and productive
- Circulation and Reproductive Organs
I renounce the past / I am generous / I am relaxed / I am kind and understanding
- Triple Warmer (Thyroid, Parathyroid, Adrenals)
I am light and buoyant / I am carried up with light / I am elation / I am buoyed up with hope and life
I am and I have love, faith, trust, gratitude and courage
I am secure / My future is secure / God is my guide / I have faith and confidence in my future
I am content / I am tranquil / I am grateful / I am full of love and contentment
I am humble / I am modest / I am tolerant with myself and …(name)…
- Large Intestine
I am clean and good / I feel good about myself / I am worthy of being loved
My reproductive (or creative) energies are balanced / I am decisive
- Urinary Bladder
I am in harmony / I am at peace / I am patient / I achieve my goal(s)
I am happy / I am cheerful / I have good fortune
- Gall Bladder
I reach out with love / I give love and adoration to God / I am love in action / I reach out with forgiveness
by George Obeng-Duro
I read somewhere a while ago that, “ART is a spiritual experience and it’s creation is an act of faith”. These words have come to mean so much to me now that I begin to open, explore and accept more of the creative aspect of myself.
In the process of me creating any piece of ART, whether it being poetry, photography or video making.
I have come to know that, whenever I put myself as the one that is creating, I tend to struggle. Nothing turns out well, which leads to a lot of frustration and no joy in the whole creative process. But when I take myself out and really let go of the entire creative process, allowing myself to be lead by the ART itself, magic happens.
Everything becomes so effortless. It’s like I find myself in a trance-like state, flowing and watching everything unfold in it’s own beautifully unique way. A creative force overtakes me, the spirit of the ART comes through expressing itself in a way that it wants to be seen, heard and experienced. By taking a leap of faith, trusting and allowing myself to be taken on a spiritual experience, the ART comes through in its own elegance, in its own way.
I believe that we are all creators, we are all artists. All of existence is big continuous ever-expanding expression of ART
by Dragana Tešanović
Acceptance is the key to living a successful existence. It took me a long time to understand that. In my early days, I cherished love very much. I offered love to whomever I`d met. I loved people, animals, birds. I loved plants, I admired Mother`s Nature creation very much. It was all so natural for me. I enjoyed it. But as time passed by, and I started growing older, and engaging with society more and more, things rapidly started changing for me. I did not understand that when people start engaging in a society completely enthusiastic and loving, they are considered as there is something that is wrong with those fellows. Only later on did I realized that when somebody chooses love as his expression, he is considered as an escapist. Like an ignorant in the "knowledgeable" (information stuffed) society. It is as if either you do not have the knowledge, or power or possessions or positions to offer, so you chose love to offer. But it is not necessarily like that. No matter how stable one is (until one still did not transcend his mind), the surrounding plays an important role in his life, and eventually, he becomes the same. First, I wanted to prove different. Bit by bit I was further and further away from my nature, and I started believing in those opinions.
This all happened because I did not accept myself the way I am, no matter what society labels on me. Anyway, people can only see through their lenses. It was very painful discarding myself, being hard on myself, and on others, too. I started blaming others for my alleged failure, too.
Out of severe rejection of myself, I started losing my hair. Everything went topsy-turvy. It was terrible. I lost every hope. I started withdrawing into myself. I stopped interacting with people too much. I missed expressing myself the way I am. It evoked deep sadness within. Non-Acceptance is a horrible thing. I was lucky enough to meet some very beautiful people along my way, who helped me a lot to remember myself and my true nature and to accept it as it is. Since I started accepting myself, I am aware that every cloud has a silver lining. I am very deeply aware that behind every consequence there is a cause. I am also able to express myself more and more without caring for people`s opinions. When we accept ourselves fully, there are no comparisons, no jealousies, no pains, no sorrows. When we accept ourselves fully, we accepted others too, and as much as we do not care for other people's opinions, we do not tend to have one for others. It is such a beautiful thing. and it then gives us a lot more space to evolve smoothly.
As Mohanji says: "Degrees of dislikes and hatred that we harbor display our level of spiritual immaturity and lack of self-acceptance."
by Aleksandra Stojanovic
When I was thinking about the word Asana before my yoga training at the Himalayan School of Traditional Yoga back in India, there was always an image of perfect body and posture with a high level of flexibility and perfection while doing it, and it was always on the yoga mat...
But then yoga training happened... And I started to pill of all the layers from my self which made that image of what Yoga is...
What is Asana ...and what is actually to do yoga? It's something you are doing all the time.
I started to do Asanas, not just on the yoga mat but mostly out of it.
Because yoga is about flexibility in our mind, first of all...and then I experienced the most profound changes and transformations in my life...
When I started to do Asanas and Yoga in every thought, word and action and actually to live that what I learned in the school. After all, lectures we had, suddenly we got a perfect chance to see what we actually learned... all of sudden Corona happened, the perfect test to check how we can apply all the knowledge and wisdom our beautiful teachers gave us abundantly. And with every asana, we can learn not only about our body, but we can also look deeply into ourselves and found something that we can work on, let go and live better and with a higher level of awareness and freedom within ourselves.
That's why I wasn't surprised at all when I got for my final exam Mandukasana (Frog posture) ; frog was one of my biggest fears before yoga school, and guess what happened. We were in beautiful nature for more than two months because of the lock down, full of frogs of course... In the end, we fall in love, Indian frogs are the cutest.
It's like when we do some new asana, and at the beginning, it wasn't pleasant at all, but we need to confront and work on all our inner blockages so we can make it and attain the final stage of Asana with consistency, determination and deep faith in life and ourselves.
by Elham Khordadian
Ananda is a Sanskrit word which means happiness or Joyful. Mohanji has a quote as “Materials, relations, time and space cannot guarantee permanent happiness. Detached existence from all these can.“
We experience happiness and sorrow frequently because we rely on the outside while real happiness is inside. To connect to that happiness we need to go inside and connect to ourselves and detach from the outside world. This means to live life completely and enjoy each moment while there’s no attachment and craving for more, like a lotus flower that is rooted in mud but floating in the water.
Happiness increases within when we have fewer dependencies, expectations and fears, and more acceptance.
When the mind is stable and peaceful we achieve the state of Permanent Happiness.
Authors: Mohanji Acharyas
References for Affirmations:
Rekindled Ancient Wisdom, Affirmation Book, Pam Myers and Sally Worth, Pub. May 2003 by Ancient Perceptions
Life Energy by Dr. John Diamond, Pub. 1985 by Dodd, Mead & Co NY