“Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!”
The Lenten season offers us another opportunity to implement positive practices that will last long after the 40 days of the season. Many people’s New Year’s resolutions have already put aside. Now is a good time to reboot, possibly change the approach to reaching your goals. I suggest you “give up” being defeated and go forward with your plan of action.
For the past few weeks I have been reflecting on ideas for creating miracles in everyday life as suggested in Dr. Dyer’s book Real Magic. Implement a few of those concepts will offer us success in making positive changes. The world is starving for positive experiences with their own families, with their friends, and in their work and leisure environments. We can offer hope to many as positive changes are observed. Another practice from Dr. Dyer’s book Real Magic.
“Act as if that which you perceive in your mind were already here in the physical world. You create your thoughts, your thoughts create your intentions, your intentions create your reality. If you want to be energetic and you act fatigued, you are sabotaging your own vision.”
I believe affirmations can turn mere thinking into actual achievement by affirming our goals are already being manifested. Many miracles have happened in my life by using this practice. Below are just a few I achieved with daily affirmations. If you are a long-time follower of my blog these were mentioned before but they were for me powerful confirmations of this practice.
I am attracting a spouse into my life that wants to have a family, enjoy living a lifetime together and support me in my passion for living life to the fullest. When I was 19 years old I started saying this in the Jesuit Church in downtown New Orleans. Fifty-three years of marriage to my wife, the marriage and family life we share, are true testaments that this tool is effective.
When I returned home from Europe after two years of military service, I sought a job in sales. Since nothing seemed available, I took a job that was “in an office.” That certainly did not fulfill my dreams or satisfy my ambitions. I started saying the following affirmation: I am going on an interview for a Marketing Position and I will soon get this opportunity. To get the ball rolling I met with an employment agency to put in an application to work in sales. When I returned to the office of my employment the Regional Sales Manager called me into his office with the current Market Manager for the local area. Much to my amazement the Market Manager asked if I would be interested in taking over his territory because he was leaving the company. I retired from that position 43 years later.
After retirement Jeanne and I wanted to be a part of a group of people to gather together monthly and enjoy social activities around the city. We both affirmed the following I am attracting a group of people to celebrate life to the fullest in our retirement years. Shortly after that we were invited to attend a meeting of people who had the same intentions. We were amazed that this happened as quickly as it did. As of this year 2021, that original group of 13 couples will be celebrating their 14th Anniversary of enjoying many social activities which have also included local and worldwide travel.
Affirmations work even if you have to fake it until you make it. They may seem impossible but just try it! Turn the negative thought into a positive affirmation. This seems to train the brain to believe what you are affirming is possible for you to achieve.
I would suggest you take time to listen to the conversations of many people who start their day with the same negative routine, commenting how tired and bad they feel; how the news has them so depressed. It has practically become an affirmation and can easily become a habit of which they are totally unaware. The opportunity is… to turn that day and that life around by saying an affirmation regarding the great things that are expected to happen. The following are a few suggestions:
I feel tired when I wake up.
I am feeling great after my first cup of coffee.
I have many aches and pains.
I am looking forward to my daily exercise program that helps me to focus on my wellness.
I am depressed with the condition of the country.
I am reading inspirational resources about people doing so many great things during troubling times.
Give daily affirmations a try for the next 40 days. It will offer you the opportunity to make positive changes that will have a definite impact on your life long after the Lenten season. You may want to share this post with family and friends so that you will have others participating in making positive changes in their lives for Lent.