Those are the most powerful words. You have the power to, not only define yourself, but create yourself. There is a picture in your mind of the person you want to be. You can’t exactly make yourself taller, but hell if you have enough positive energy and stretch out enough during yoga – anything is possible, right?!
You also have the power to bring yourself down, to, in a sense, destroy yourself with those words.
Here is the affirmation I say every morning:
“I am a holy vessel of Divine energy and everything I do, think, say, and eat reflects that.”
We get so caught up in what we aren’t. We we haven’t accomplished yet. What we want later…because “obviously” we can’t have it now. Or we dwell about what we’ve messed up in the past, which is why we “obviously” aren’t where we want to be now.
There is a way to be that “future self” now. All you really want is to be happy. To feel connected.
So, take a moment to realize how you think about yourself as you are now. It can be so easy to be an inner critic. Thoughts aren’t real, we were raised to think. We can think what we want, as long as we don’t say it all out loud…right?
Thoughts are so powerful. I mean…think about the last time you were with your friends and someone came towards the group practically pulsing red. Maybe they weren’t literally spitting, but they were – ya know? They were pissed, grumpy, sad, depressed, gloomy, doomy…and everyone had been so happy before that person showed up. But as soon as that grumpy-pants is there, everyone’e shoulders slump down. Maybe you all look down. The smiles disappear.
Maybe it’s out of guilt. I know, I feel really bad when I am having a super fantastic day and someone I’m close to isn’t. I feel like I need to bottle up my happy and mellow out…maybe even become sad myself so we would be on the same wave length.
But it’s just an energy suck.
THAT is the power of thought! That person hadn’t even said anything yet! Yet you knew. You could feel exactly what was going on and you responded to it.
Now, imagine how impactful your own thoughts are to your own body. You react to other peoples thoughts…you, of course, respond to your own.
Ever have an amazing day but see yourself in the mirror and suddenly start thinking that you’re fat? The whole day is down hill after that…just after that one thought. Because for the one thought you acknowledge…bad thoughts are like cockroaches. For every one, there are a thousand more!
Let’s say my affirmation again: “I am a holy vessel of Divine energy and everything I do, think, say, and eat will reflect that.”
What you do and say shows people who you are. What you think defines who you really are. What you eat sustains you.
Eating should be pleasurable. I don’t believe in denying yourself what you want. But, do you really know what you want? The more aware you are that you are a spiritual being, the more you wish to honor your body; for you are a Divine creature. This will make you want to eat healthier as a way of worship.
“I am a holy vessel of Divine energy and eveything I do, think, say, and eat will reflect that.”
Be yourself. Be Divine.