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An adjustment technique for sceptical bodies. Sunday September 21, 2014

I love the Affirmations A-Z post by Lex. It is great to see and express the reality of who we really are." I am..." is a very powerful statement.

At first I cringed away from the mirror and could not keep eye-contact with myself while stating that "I am beautiful... ". Gradually it got better and after a month I could do it with just a little bit of irony shining out from the depths of my eyes.

But it was a painful process to my body saying all those lovely things. It protested loudly. So I was very relieved when I recently learnt that there is another way of tackling affirmations.

Say/write your affirmation. Ask your body if it agrees with the statement and sense the response. If it agrees, fine - carry on to strengthen your body's awareness of how wonderful you are. If it does not totally agree - ask what ever higher power you believe in (your higher self, angels...) to adjust that bit in your body that doesn't agree so that the conflict will disappear (immediately or over time).

For me this technique removes a lot of the stress of making affirmations. I really enjoy it when my body totally agrees. I celebrate my progress. And when it doesn't agree I appeal to my angels to remove the obstacle from my spine and as they do this I feel a sense of calm and satisfaction pour over me. I believe this is called healing.

So here I am sharing this soothing ritual with you all. An extra tip is to say the affirmations while focusing on your body chakra by chakra and that way learn where the blockages are. It is funny when some chakras agree that I love myself completely and some not. My aim is to reach a state when all my chakras agree that I love myself, always.

Actually using this affirmation-adjustment-technique I can get there every day!

Love to us all,

A Moodscope member.

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Lex McKee Sun, Sep 21st 2014 @ 7:57am

Hi Karin... I think we both love congruence - alignment - 'truth' in our inner-most being. I meet so many people whose lives are out of alignment. They might be doing a job that violates their values. They might be in a relationship that does the same. I loved the 'ecology' of your suggestion - getting the body-mind and the cognitive-mind to agree. Surely, this shows the deepest respect for yourself. Lovely.

Plectrude Sun, Sep 21st 2014 @ 9:28am

I think the idea of looking in the mirror and "checking" on yourself and aligning the physical and mental attitudes is an amazing idea! Thank you. I am suffering with low confidence after many years of depression and this is just what I need. I think I will adjust it, but thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous Sun, Sep 21st 2014 @ 10:12am

Hi Lex! Thank you for your comment. Yes we share a love of truth in our inner-most being. Beautifully put. What a wonderful world we would have if we all lived in alignment with ourselves! I think depression can be a sign of awareness of being out of line and thus a first step towards recovery.

I have experienced that suppressing intuition - often thought of as gut feelings and thus of the body - is a way to get further out of line with myself. I found out that to not listen to my own intution was very disrepectful to myself.

Well I'm all for respecting myself... and others.

Anonymous Sun, Sep 21st 2014 @ 10:15am

Thank you I am happy you have found inspiration to use the idea to create your own very special tool. Of course you will create it in a way that suits you the best.

All the best,

Lex McKee Sun, Sep 21st 2014 @ 1:42pm

I was meditating on your thoughts, Karin, on my long journey back to Dorset. A word and concept that I am really in love with is "ecology" - as mentioned above. Got me thinking about a "Natural (R)evolution" - where people revolted against the unnatural rules, restrictions and pollutants of the Industrial Revolution and returned to congruence, ecological balance, and harmony with Nature. I can dream BUT I truly think now is our time.

It is time to listen - as you have listened to yourself.

Anonymous Sun, Sep 21st 2014 @ 1:58pm

I just love this Karin - thank-you.

One question, do you say one affirmation whilst balancing your chakras? ( i.e. moving your hands to each chakra via manipura chakra and exhaling at each one, inhaling at manipura?) or is it a visualisation of each chakra in turn whilst saying the relevant affirmation?

Many thanks. Frankie

Anonymous Sun, Sep 21st 2014 @ 2:00pm

P.S. Great title too! Frankie

Anonymous Sun, Sep 21st 2014 @ 9:02pm

I also loved Lex's alphabet of affirmations - I have taken some of Lex's and written my own list and am adding to it day by day - every time I come across a lovely adjective or quality or even action or noun that I want to be I add it to my list and it has me listening in a different way to things going on around me as I hear qualities and think - that is for my list. I will have a go at Karin's exercise which sounds wonderful. Thank you both! Melanie

Anonymous Sun, Sep 21st 2014 @ 9:27pm

Thank you Frankie! I'm glad to hear it and I'm sure it could work either way you suggest. Try out what works best for you.

I personally find it easiest to put may hand on first the base chakra and read out loud a few chosen affirmations and then if I feel resistance against any of the affirmations I ask for adjustment. Then I move my hand to the next chakra and do the same, and so on until I've completed all of the seven major chakras.

You are welcome,

Anonymous Sun, Sep 21st 2014 @ 9:35pm

Thank you Melanie - I felt sure it would appeal to you. Great idea to keep adding to the list and keep being on the look-out for lovely things. Looking for lovely things, nouns etc is sure to make you find more of them, and experience them more too. "What you focus on expands." Also it sounds to me like a fun variant on of a gratitude diary. Inspiring.

Lots of love,

Anonymous Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 @ 12:14am

Thank you Karin. Theresa

Anonymous Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 @ 1:10pm

Thank you Theresa. Karin

Lex McKee Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 @ 5:32pm

Hello Melanie... I've only just seen this. I'd love to see your growing list, and I'd be happy to turn it into a poster for you too... just send a link to Caroline - she's allowed to share my email address!

Anonymous Fri, Sep 26th 2014 @ 12:59pm

Hi Lex, I have just seen this - I will email this message to you too - for the moment it is quite a scribble as I add more words to a tiny space - I have been thinking it would be nice to type it up and maybe also use some art work - bit like a vision board. Also sometimes as I am going around my day - I think of a word and then think of a story around it and think it could be a sort of thought or word for the day type thing. Currently I am busy (too /very busy / tired) - now neither of those words are on my list!! but still... I will ask Caroline for your email address and email this to you too in case you do not get it - I would love you to make it into a poster - once I have typed it. Melanie :-)

Melanie Lowndes Sat, Sep 27th 2014 @ 10:21pm

Karin, what you say is so true - unable to sleep last night I went through the alphabet just thinking up nice words/concepts to follow "I am..." It is inspiring and new ones come all the time keeping this process really alive and fresh. It is almost a reverse of your process as I discard ones that do not feel good or uplifting and keep the ones that I feel lift me. Love, Melanie

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