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Affirmations A-Z. Monday September 15, 2014

If "I love you" are the three most important words in the Universe, "I Am..." are the two most important words for getting my attention.

What happens next will often define a person and dictate their future.
"Surely not!" you declare!
"Surely so!" I declare back at yah!!

You see, our brains just can't cope with everything that matters 'out there' so they have to make editorial decisions about what to leave out.

Psychologists call it 'deletion', 'distortion' and 'generalisation' – the ways we simplify our reality.

Well, your inner editor needs a style-guide, and that, my dear friends, is what comes after your 'I Am...' statements.

So, if you decree, "I am crap at maths!" Your brain, your faithful servant, will diligently edit all your experience to verify that it is indeed true that you are crap at maths!

I'm not a fan of my inner critic but this is one area where it can help – to put a watch on my mouth to make sure I release only positive 'I Am...' declarations on my own record label!

Of course, it is much better for you to choose your own declarations and affirmations, but if you're strapped for time, here are some of my favourite A to Z of Affirmations.
Use them as a catalyst but remember, "You can go your own way..."

I am artistic and articulate
I am bold and I am beautiful
I am creative and courageous
I am dynamic and diligent
I am enthusiastic and engaging
I am fun to be around and I am faithful
I am good and I am gentle
I am happy and I am hopeful
I am imaginative and intuitive
I am joyful and non-judgmental
I am kind, and I am Kami waza (dare you to look that one up!)
I am loving and I am loyal
I am me… that's all I need to be to be free
I am natural – always true to myself, I am noble
I am open-minded and I am open-hearted
I am peaceful & a peacemaker, I am patient
I am quiet, I am quick to forgive
I am reflective, I am radiant
I am sensitive to the needs of others, I am sexy
I am trusting and I am trustworthy
I am unique and I am unusual
I am vivacious, I am vibrant
I am worthy, I am wealthy, I am welcoming
I am X-marks-the-spot – a treasure sometimes hidden
I am youthful and young-at-heart
I am zealous and I am zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz... asleep!

To say my partner laughed when I shared these with her, would be an understatement.
I had to explain that these were predictions of my future, not scientific descriptions of my present!

Honestly, some people!

A Moodscope member.

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Theresa NZ Mon, Sep 15th 2014 @ 6:21am

Love love love this. I am all the above! Yeah! I'm in a good space ... much more difficult when I am blah. Thank you Lex.

Anonymous Mon, Sep 15th 2014 @ 6:31am

Excellent post and excellent advice. Done this and got a doctorate just before my 60th birthday. You can do it, too. Well said, Lex.

Anonymous Mon, Sep 15th 2014 @ 8:40am

Thank you, Lex, for providing an effective tool to challenge negative self-belief. You might well wonder how ancient I am, if I admit that your post brought a smile to my face; it summoned up memories of playing 'The Parson's Cat' on interminable car journeys with my father. You should try it sometime! Go well.

Lex McKee Mon, Sep 15th 2014 @ 8:45am thank you for your encouraging words Theresa NZ and A N Onymouse! I've made you a gift. The link will take you to an A4 poster of the Affirmations called "The A to Z of Me" - where 'Me' is 'You!'

Melanie Lowndes Mon, Sep 15th 2014 @ 8:54am

I absolutely love this and the kamiwaza video. Thank you very much Lex. xx

Anonymous Mon, Sep 15th 2014 @ 8:54am

Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant! And funny too ( the bit at the end!) good to start the day to. Xx

Theresa NZ Mon, Sep 15th 2014 @ 9:21am

Thank uu so very much lex! U read my mind .. I wanted to print it!

heather Mon, Sep 15th 2014 @ 9:51am

Dear Lex, Absolutely love this, was poised to say - love, love, love this but Thereza NZ pipped me to the post. Was also poised to say I am going to type this up and make a notice to pin on my wall ! These are all the things I aspire to be. I will try even harder now. Love Heather xx

Anonymous Mon, Sep 15th 2014 @ 10:11am

Thanks so much Lex. Have printed it off (plus some meaningful images). It will stay folded up in my bag ready for times of need!X Lea.

Lex McKee Mon, Sep 15th 2014 @ 10:13am

How lovely to have lovely people affirming today's post... now, just a suggestion... let me know if you DO want to print out the poster I, er, posted because I think it will use a lot of ink. I'm happy to do a simple black and white one if anyone would prefer that.

Mary Blackhurst Hill Mon, Sep 15th 2014 @ 10:17am

LOVE IT!!!!! And thanks for the link because my first thought was "I want to print it off".
You are adorable, bright, credible, dashing, elegant and fabulous (just a few more for you!). Thank you Lex.

Lex McKee Mon, Sep 15th 2014 @ 10:18am I had to look up "The Parson's Cat" Game... but I am so glad I did. Can't wait to try this out with my family. xx

Ali Mon, Sep 15th 2014 @ 10:19am

Many many thanks for sharing this. I'm having therapy at the moment and we are working on changing the way I think about myself and being positive, not negative. My homework was to write down 3 good things about myself and give examples for 7 days and I'm loving reading your positive affirmations!

Lex McKee Mon, Sep 15th 2014 @ 10:20am Oh Mary, I'm blushing. The link is to a black and white version... save the planet!

Lex McKee Mon, Sep 15th 2014 @ 10:21am

Absolutely Brilliant Comment!!!

Lex McKee Mon, Sep 15th 2014 @ 10:22am

Ali Be Creative!!!

Theresa NZ Mon, Sep 15th 2014 @ 6:25pm

this needs to go viral! facebook? xxx

heather Mon, Sep 15th 2014 @ 6:50pm

Always thoughtful, Lex. (not necessary for me though, I will have a bold one !)

Anonymous Mon, Sep 15th 2014 @ 7:05pm

I can't get the links at the moment but will try when my laptop and I are together again. I'm picturing cheerleaders singing out the affirmations!

I could use someone's toilet fact one under each eye would be old friend 'I steal souls' returned today. Smacked me in the face, from nowhere when I was doing so well. Why does that happen? It's such bad manners. I need to look again and see if I can learn from how I got here. Desperately need to be alone but that won't happen for some hours yet and so I've just offloaded to you, the Executive Toilet members instead. I'm good that way. Peaceful evenings everyone. Love from the room above the garage x.

Theresa NZ Mon, Sep 15th 2014 @ 8:24pm

sending love to you in the room above the garage. i love how u r asking for toilet rolls and not tissues. im sending you luxurious toilet rolls and flowers. let it all out and reflect later. xox

Lex McKee Mon, Sep 15th 2014 @ 9:45pm

Ah, RATG... I will smuggle you a secret message on some Izal toilet paper... the Penguins can't win all the time...

Anonymous Mon, Sep 15th 2014 @ 9:59pm

Wise words. Thank you ever so.

Anonymous Mon, Sep 15th 2014 @ 10:01pm

Izal is the paper that just keeps on keeping on, a smile from me and thanks x.

Anonymous Tue, Sep 16th 2014 @ 3:32am

Such a great post Love it! Thank you Lex

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