There are actions I can take, right now, to change my life.
The challenge with this is in mindfulness. While the action I am looking to take is relatively simple, it requires a great deal of mindfulness.
I have written before about the power of the words I AM. These two little words will ultimately define me, in the here and now, in absolute and specific ways. I AM is far more powerful than the retrospective I WAS or the future-tensed I WILL BE, because it is a totally definitive declaration.
How I AM is followed is a clear-cut statement. It will also determine perspective, expectation, and even intent. What’s more, I AM is a true presentation of belief.
Because consciousness creates reality, what we think about and believe is made manifest. I AM is so powerful, that it will create more of the representation it is stating. It is a statement in present tense, which is the most powerful place for manifesting conscious creation.
Yet I know I tend to just toss around I AM statements without much thought. I think most people do, because we really do not recognize how powerful that statement is. It’s not about someone else, it is about ME, and as such it is intentional and focused.
How do we consciously create reality? Thought, focused into feeling, and from feeling taking intentional action. I AM is an intentional action statement, and is capable of creating all sorts of things, both desirable and undesirable.
Be Aware of what you think and say.
It’s all-too-easy to neglect the power of I AM, and to make statements that might seem innocuous, but in truth are powerful conscious creators. For example, saying I am tired, I am overwhelmed, I am unhappy, I am depressed, I am fat, I am useless, I am a screw-up will make me precisely that. I will be tired, overwhelmed, fat and depressed if I continue to abuse the power of I AM in this way.
I know that many of these are true statements. I may be feeling tired and unhappy, and it may be a fact to state that I am overweight or suffering from depression – but making the statement of I AM reinforces these matters, and empowers them even further.
I am not advocating lying, or denying negative thoughts and feelings. Lies cannot build much of a foundation, are impossible to sustain, and frequently become harmful, especially to ourselves. We are going to feel negative emotions, because we’re only human, and if we didn’t know the bad we’d be incapable of knowing the good we most desire.
What I am advocating here is taking just a little more time and consideration in the use of I AM. Knowing the manifestation power of these two tiny words, it’s hugely important to use them only with care and consideration.
Use I AM to build up, not to tear down.
Despite the truth that may be brought forth in using I AM, exercising thought and restraint in its use can totally change the world I am creating for myself. Whenever I follow I AM with a negative statement, true or not, I am basically telling the universe this is who and what I believe that I am, so please give me more.
The action I can take, right now, to change my life, is to consider what I am thinking or saying whenever the words I AM are employed. If I am feeling something negative, rather than express it with an I AM statement, I need to take a more impersonal viewpoint. I need to step back from it. For example, let’s say I am feeling tired. Rather than say or think I am tired, I need to consider either giving that no acknowledgement at all, or an impersonal one, such as I think I could use more sleep or I feel the need for more rest or even I feel tired. Yes, this last might be splitting hairs, but in not stating I AM, I am not taking ownership and telling the universe this is how I am and want to continue to be.
I AM is a statement of empowerment.
The universe doesn’t recognize the concept of don’t want, it only recognizes want. Stating I AM TIRED tells the universe this is what I am and what I want. I am owning the feeling or attribute as me, and in so doing empowering it, and telling the universe I want more of it. This is why it is important to be aware of the statement that follows I AM, so that I can be more of what I truly want to be. For example, I AM AWESOME.
That is the immediate, life changing action I am taking. Every time I think or say I AM, I will take extra time to consider if the statement I am making is one I want, or one I don’t want. Being aware is going to be a challenge, but one I think could make a massive difference in consciously creating the life I desire.
I am capable of doing this. I am able to manifest the destiny I want. I am grateful. Let’s do this. As always, thank you for crossing the bridges with me!
GOAL LOG – Week 23:
Diet: I am still working on maintaining a reasonable diet.
Exercise: Couple single lap walks around the small lake, a day at the gym, a night of fencing.
Writing: The three blog posts were done, worked on my modern alchemist story one day.
Meditation: Five days last week, never less than 9 minutes.
Gratitude: I expressed gratitude for 5 things six days last week.
This is the thirty-seventh entry of my personal journey, the Crossing the Bridges series. My collectively published writing can be found here.