Who “AM” You?
Do we really think about what we attach to our I AM? What is an I AM? It is simply the words we choose to utter after the words I AM. They can be positive or negative or even neutral but they can affect us in a big way. When I first started learning about positive thought principles, one of the first things I learned from Reverend Dick Andrews at the Unity Church in Augusta, Georgia was to be aware and choosy with what you attach to your I am. We put so many statements at the end of the phrase: I am hungry, I am tired, I am happy, I am sad, I am thirsty, etc. These are strong affirmations and we might want to think about what we say we AM. Reverend Dick said he would apologize but he would not say I am sorry, because he didn’t want his subconscious mind to hear I AM SORRY and picture himself as a sorry person. Our subconscious believes everything is hears and the more it hears a statement the more it believes it. Emotion, also, affects what vibrations these statements create in us, but it’s still good to be aware of what we are saying we are.
In the bible, it says that when Moses asked God who he was, God answered I Am That I Am or the literal translation I Will Be What I Will Be. I believe that we have creative powers endowed on us by our creator and our I AM can be a powerful creative force in our lives. Whether or not you have any belief in God, positive affirmations can have a positive effect on your life. I’d like to invite you to think about how you use your I AM and make some changes if it feels right to you. Perhaps we might want to choose some words that we want to pair with our I AM. Some of my favorites are:
I AM WORTHY
I AM BEAUTIFUL
I AM UNIQUE
I AM ONE IN A BILLION
If you exist(and if you are reading this you do exist), I can guarantee that all of those four statements are true for you right now. Everything you attach to your I AM doesn’t have to be true right now. You could say “I AM CONFIDENT” until you become confident. It won’t feel true at first but that’s OK. Give it time. I’ve had fun with saying these out loud while driving in the car by myself, mediating on them, and writing them 10-15 times a day. I invite you to play with your I AM in any way that feels good to you.
I’d love to hear how you use your I AM or any other thoughts.
I am a postive thought vortex for the universe. 😉
Love & Alchemy,