MindThe Self

The Power of Positive Affirmations

He tells me to listen for at least 30 days and at first I’m annoyed because that’s a whole month. I need to do positive affirmations every day for a month to do life better? It’s been two weeks now and every day has been challenging because I’ve realized that my goal with this is to rewrite the dialog in my life. For a couple of hours, a few days a week, I tell myself things like “in life, I get what I give out and I always give love” which makes me think of how often I’m not doing something from a place of love. It’s much better these days—sometimes I do a thing from a place of autopilot or obligation which isn’t so bad when I’m talking about cleaning house, which is something I’ve done from a place of sadness or resentment because I’m not very good at it but can’t afford to get someone to do it for me. It’s been a process for me to consume food from a place of love since I’ve never been a big fan, and the stuff available to peasants in a food desert is literally depressing most of the time. For the most part, I take my daily vitamins and meddies with love.

What I’m getting to is the fact that our website is under construction and I’m tasked with sharing my numerous words while we connect to others for contribution or sharing. {That’s cute}

Positive affirmations are a form of self-hypnosis, which has been around many years and we’ll find some success stories to share eventually. Of course we have many stories between us, too—I’ll share some of mine, Zeffy is too busy these days for the time it takes him to write a share-worthy story.

We’ve been settled {here} for well over a decade and have had our fair share of struggles to appease or overcome. A few years back I was diagnosed with ADHD {shameless blog plug}, fourth of July several years ago Zeffy was seriously wounded and hasn’t fully recovered because the ER doctor graduated at the bottom of his class and we’ve not had the money to correct the damage. So on and so forth…

The both of us have been fascinated with the untapped potential of our minds; Zeffy found these guided meditations and this guy Dauchsy who does the above-mentioned I Am affirmations. He tells me I’m charming, funny, worthy of desire and abundance and I feel less out of control in my life. Granted, having a bunch of control isn’t my cup of tea—wink wink—but I do strive to feel like an anxious, high strung, hissing monster as rarely as possible. Sometimes life inspires a rise of feelings that can only be seduced into slumber—like babies or cats {I’ve got this furry monster who’s a bit of both crying at me like he needs something. I abandon my writing, tune into CNN, get something to eat, fold some laundry, and start the dishwasher—he curls up on the cat nest I built from an old basketball hoop, it’s rigged to the staircase railing roughly 3ft off the ground. He’s totally asleep, and mama is free to write again!}

What I’m getting at is there’s a lot going on in the world right now and that’s been the case for a few decades, it’s important to embrace a healthy perspective and that’s super challenging. We’re not alone, though, and never have been—for every challenge, there’s preexisting support if you know where to look. Dauchsy. Check him out.