What an exciting way to start the month of February with the release of my first traditionally published book by Watkins Publishing, titled “I AM, YOU ARE”. It’s a small single word reversible, inspirational, gift book. The simple A - Z format provides inspiring and encouraging single words of wisdom, little words with big meanings. You do not need a lot of words to express who you are, or how you feel, sometimes ONE is perfect.
The “I AM” side of the book is an affirmation to ourselves of our internal journey and who we are. The “You ARE” side is a statement of intention to the world of your external journey, how we would like the world to see us - they mirror each other in perfect symmetry – inner and outer meeting as one.
Each word I have chosen has been instrumental in helping me on my journey of self- acceptance and love. Each word I have experienced, practiced using, and believed in. Each word has been a friend when I needed one, and like a good friend, gave me the strength and confidence to believe in, and accept who I AM and has helped me become the happy, confident, successful woman I AM today. The words have been chosen to encourage self-love and acceptance and to be your friend and companion. To help you believe in who YOU ARE.
Affirmations are short powerful words or statements. It is one of the easiest ways to turn a negative thought pattern into a positive. When you say them out loud, or think them continuously they become the thoughts that create your reality. Affirmations, then become your conscious ‘I AM’ thoughts. Affirmations can be done anywhere; on the train, walking the dog, doing housework or just sitting on the sofa. They can be said silently to yourself, or out aloud. Experience the word, feel it, repeat it as many times throughout your day as possible. Put meaning and passion behind every affirmation. Affirming a word without feeling or belief won’t work. Practice affirming an ‘I AM’ word looking in a mirror and respond back to yourself with – yes, ‘YOU ARE…’ This exercise is very powerful and will help accelerate the self-belief/love process, because you are affirming to your ‘I AM’ (inner self) that ‘You ARE’ (external self) what you say and believe. It takes practice but practice does makes perfect.
As you become more aware of your positive conscious thoughts, the negative voice of ego and fear will try to get your attention. Don’t let it. Remember this; your ego/fear doesn’t want you to be happy. It doesn’t want your light to shine. Terrible thought isn’t it! So fight that voice when you hear it and replace it with a positive I AM affirmation. Your thoughts really do create your reality. It’s not just a saying, it’s a fact, so watch them. When you feel happy and good about yourself your energy shifts and you will begin to attract more of what makes you happy. That’s people, opportunities, good luck and so on.
Share your ‘I AM’S’. Say to a friend...’YOU ARE’ - amazing, funny, beautiful, intelligent. Be generous with your compliments. We all love them, and remember when you are given a compliment to accept it graciously. What you give out you receive back ten-fold. Self-love is contagious – others will want what you have. When you truly love and accept yourself unconditionally, you have all you need. Self- love/acceptance = freedom = happiness = joy = peace. Who doesn’t want all this? Go get it, own it, it is your right.
We are all one, we are all linked to the same universal force – which is love. We are ALL beautiful, loveable, unique spiritual beings having a human experience. Make yours the best it can be.
Let today be the day when you look in the mirror and affirm I AM…believe with all your heart and soul that….YOU ARE and you WILL BE.