- We first ‘Stop’ over thinking and ‘Drop’ our attention into the body.
- Next we ‘Open’ up the chest and ‘Connect’ with the heart on each in-breath.
- Then we gently but firmly repeat the affirmations that we sense are needed.
Healing Affirmation Format
- “There is …”
- “I am …”
OLD- Destructive Thoughts
- “I don’t want this”
- “Why me?”
NEW- Constructive Phrases
- “There is anxiety”
- “I am strong.”
OLD- The old negative habitual self-talk often includes:
- Dull knowing of what or where the feelings are in the body.
- Attachment & Aversion
- Attaching “I” to the feeling-experience, “I don’t want this.”
- Judgmental &-Negative
- Supports a victim EGO/mentality, “why me”, (poor me).
NEW- Caring-Awareness provides a naturally healthy and creative process:
- Clear-Awareness– Noticing what is happening inside of me right NOW. i.e. anxiety
- As best I can, bring a clear, non-judgmental awareness to the feeling state.
- Caring-Intention– To honour what is happening inside of me with, “There is anxiety.”
- This allows the feeling state to be honoured, without making it too personal.
- Creative-Affirmation– Creating and affirming who/what i want to be, “I am strong.”
- This sends a clear & powerful instruction to the subconscious, of what i desire to be.
Awareness is a non-judgmental interest in what is happening inside the body-mind, ‘What is there?’ and then we bringing a Caring, intention (thoughts, words or actions) to the experience.
- Notice the mental thought patterns (hindrances) that produce the un-happiness.
- Intend new creative phrases of intention, that promote health and happiness.
|Honouring the feeling||There is aversion||There is depression||There is sickness|
|Creating the new me||I am love||I am Happy||I am healthy|
In Buddhist terms, this can also be considered as thought substitution.
G Ross Clark