Affirmations and Transformations

Hello friends,

Abigail here, writing on a chilly winter night from the Library of Secrets at the Magic & Mystery School.  One of Jeff’s first nicknames for me was Abbi-cadabra…. which, really, is pretty funny. But let’s think about the word my nickname came from, Abracadabra!

It translates: “I create as I speak.”

Many years ago, I was working through my core fears, which, at that time, were centered around being sick, poor and alone. I created an affirmation for myself, which I have said, sung, and written more times than I can count. It goes like this:
“I, Abigail, live in excellent health of body, mind and spirit… in love, joy, abundance and gratitude, all the days of my life.”
…and I do, and I am, and I will.

“Believe in your heart that you’re meant to live a life full of passion, purpose, magic, and miracles.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

 Affirmations are positive statements, said in the first person present tense, of what we want to be true. They are similar to declarations, statements, assertions, or proclamations. A number of wise teachers, including Louise Hay, Julia Cameron, and Dr. Wayne Dyer, suggest combining affirmations with “mirror work,” or looking into our own eyes in the mirror while speaking affirmations out loud. 
Frequently, the mind will create a negative response to whatever we are trying to affirm, and that’s where the real magic of discovery can happen.  We can choose to write down these negative reactive thoughts, and question them:
When have I felt this way in the past? 
When is the very first time I ever remember feeling this way? 
Who was I relating to when this feeling first occurred, and is this thought really true?
Is it even mine, or was it programmed by someone else who looked me in the eyes and told me this negative information? 
Gazing into our own eyes and saying positive things can unwind the old painful messages. Changing old negative beliefs is real magic.

“I do believe in an everyday sort of magic — the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art, and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we’re alone.”
― Charles de Lint

Here are some affirmations you can experiment with. Try repeating them ten times in a row, straight into your own eyes in the mirror, every day for thirty days, and see what happens!

My needs and desires are always being met.
I am blessed beyond my fondest dreams.
I am willing to give up difficulty and learn my lessons with ease.
There is plenty for everyone, including me.
Divine Intelligence gives me all the ideas I can use.
Everything I touch is a success.

When we can honestly identify that which we are most afraid of, we can use the power of these affirmations, or magic spells, or positive words to consciously reprogram our thinking, so that we can create the life we desire.

“Magic is believing in yourself. If you can do that, you can make anything happen.”
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

When what we are saying, both out loud and in our internal self talk, is true, and is in alignment with our thoughts, our heartfelt feelings, our gut instincts, our creativity, and our grounded actions, the power of the word is made manifest. Energy flows cleanly, and life becomes magic.

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