I’ve been reading The Breakthrough Experience by Dr John F. Demartini (non-fiction). He tells his story about how he made it from being told by his grade 1 teacher that he would never be able to read, write or communicate and that he would never amount to anything…. to becoming a world renowned writer and communicator, having written 40 books so far and talking in most countries around the world for most of the year motivating, inspiring and changing people’s lives.
There’s so much to write about what he says but one of the stories that struck me this past week is about affirmations. John dropped out of school and left home when he was 14 and when he was 17 he met a 93 year old man who helped him to see his vision for his life which was related to being an orator and speaking to millions of people about universal laws and spiritual healing. He asked the man (Mr Bragg) how he would be able to actualise his vision if he was practically illiterate. The man advised him to keep saying to himself (with conviction) every day of his life, for the rest of his life “I am a genius and I apply my wisdom”. He said that once this affirmation becomes part of every cell in his body, the people around him would start to believe it too and would react accordingly. He decided then to go back home and learn to read and finish school. With the help of tutors he received his matric equivalent and wrote University entrance exams. Two years later he was studying for his calculus exam in the library and one of his classmates asked him if he could study with him. He said sure and before he knew it there were a whole lot of guys from his class sitting around the table studying with him and asking him questions. He heard one guy whisper to another guy “That guy John, he’s a genius. He’s a friggin’ genius”. After hearing this John suddenly realised with a tear in his eye that his impossible dream was starting to become a reality.
You can also have an affirmation for yourself that you say with meaning and intention. An affirmation that is particularly suited to you. Say it every day, many times a day until it becomes part of you and then keep saying it.
Your affirmation must resonate with you and fit you. You can choose your own or I can help you and we can work together to find the one that works best for you related to your specific circumstances.
Wishing you a week of building yourself (and others) up.