We are coming into a time of awakening in the world with lots of talk about envisioning and positive affirmations. Being a firm believer in the power of "The Secret", I believe that we attract whatever it is that we focus on in our lives. Keep this in mind and think about it... especially when wonderful things happen and you are truly happy. Do you ever notice the snowball effect of really great happenings or experiences? The same goes with the opposite. When you fall out of tune with positive energy, less than wonderful circumstances arise.
Positive affirmations are a wonderful tool in this world to help you get to the visions and dreams, but you must understand that you always need to look within and see what needs healing first. It is imperative that you honor the parts of your life that need healing. Without the step of embracing any pain in your life and healing it, you're essentially masking it with positive thoughts that won't have the strength to overcome what's necessary to support you.
Imagine this... Imagine that the outside of your home is old and dingy looking with paint chipping away from it at every angle. You go out and by brand new paint in a beautiful color hand chosen by your desire for your house to revive and renew its beauty. Think about step 1: Chipping all of the excess paint and sanding it down to a smooth base so that the paint will go on smoothly and evenly with a new shine and beauty. If you skip this first step, you will still have an old looking house with new looking paint chipping off at every angle. You get the point!
You can't just cover up the pain of any issues you may have to be healed and released with a new coat of paint. These issues will keep popping up on you. You really need to see them for what they are, sit with them, accept them, and let them go. Feel these feelings that go along with them, because it's these issues that make you who you are.
Really think about these words.
Now sit quietly for a moment and breathe into your heart. What feelings for you are popping up here into your heart that need healing. Truly feel these feelings to the fullest, be grateful that they are their, as they are a reminder of the lessons you need to learn. Feel the anger, sadness, or whatever it is that is with you in this moment. Feel it, resonate with it, appreciate it, and let it go. Now your can breath into your heart a layer of positive affirmations that will truly stick. Just try it, and you will be amazed with what comes next in your life.
Live, Love, & Laugh often!