Over the years, I have spent much time discussing how you are worthy. I have provided affirmations to help you build a deep inner feeling of your worthiness. Recently, I was asked how long does it take for a positive affirmation to replace a negative thought since the negative thoughts have existed for a long time. Here is how the discussion went.
Before going into the discussion, in case you missed a couple of my better previous posts on worthiness, here they are:
Click here for Fighting Parkinson’s, and YOU ARE WORTHY!!!
Click here for Fighting Parkinson’s, and YOU ARE WORTHY!!!, part 2.
Okay. Here we go. As expressed in those two posts, if you look deeply inside yourself in your heart and soul, in your essence, what you will find as an inherent part of your nature are abundant health, love, joy, happiness, compassion, forgiveness, and gratitude. They are what is authentic.
If you look deeply inside yourself in your heart and soul, in your essence, what you will NOT find as an inherent part of your nature are fear, worry, anger, frustration, resentment, emotional stress, anxiety, self-criticism, self-judgment, and self-hatred. They are NOT what is real. They are merely thoughts. They are vapor.
In my conversation, I said to the person, think about this, you have been telling yourself for 75 years that you are not allowed to be happy. The positive affirmations will un-seat the “not allowed to be happy” and replace it with “allowed to be happy.” He said, but I am 80 and do not have another 75 years to make this happen. I said, okay, it will not take that long; let’s use an example.
“You have been eating meals every day for 75 years with the utensil in your right hand, correct?” He said “yes.” Okay.
“Now, suppose starting tomorrow, you take your utensil, place it in your left hand, put your right hand behind your back, and eat your meals. Will you be able to do this.” He said “yes.”
“Okay, if you do this every day, three times a day (once per meal), how long do you think it will take until you sit down at the kitchen table and automatically pick up the utensil with your left hand and eat.”
He said, “three or four weeks.”
“Okay, then as you can see, you replaced a 75-year habit within three or four weeks by the repetition of the new habit.”
Why does this work so quickly? Because when you are eating every meal every day with your left hand, that is what is authentic in the moment. Right-handed eating ceases to exist in the moment, and left-hand eating becomes the new habit.
So, when you are faced with years of feeling unworthy, do not despair. The positive affirmations contained in the two previous posts can un-seat years of negative feelings in a rather short amount of time. How is this possible? Love is AUTHENTIC. Fear is VAPOR. However, you have to be relentless in repeating the positive affirmations…that means every time, all the time…be authentic in the moment, relentlessly!
When you deeply and repeatedly feel what is authentic, the vapor simply evaporates and disappears. What is authentic has substance. What is vapor has no actual existence. The negative thoughts are nothing more than a story you have been telling yourself. The negative thoughts are repeating other people’s words against yourself; they are not even your own words, at least not in their origin. The negative thoughts are an illusion of unworthiness.
The positive emotions are feelings that are authentic. They have been buried under whatever story you have been telling yourself about how you are supposed to be existing in this world, how perfect you need to be, how unworthy you are, and how your best is not good enough. Living in the positive emotions overtakes the negative thoughts because it brings you back to reality.
That’s right…brings you back to reality…what is happening right here, right now, in this moment, that is what is real, that is what is authentic in the moment. And what do you feel in your essence? Abundant health, love, joy, happiness, compassion, forgiveness, and gratitude. The negative emotions do not exist in the present…they are judgments of the past and fears about the future…they do not exist right here, right now, in this moment. They are not real. They are not authentic.
That is why the positive affirmations will get rid of years of negative thoughts in a rather short amount of time. Reality evaporates vapor every time. So, let’s all get together and stay in the moment, this moment, right here, right now, and feel what is authentic!
THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU!!!
Okay! Everybody together so that we rock the world:
THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH ME!
I am abundant health. I am allowed to be abundantly healthy.
I am joy. I am allowed to be joyful.
I am gratitude. I am allowed to be grateful.
I am happiness. I am allowed to be happy.
I am love. I am allowed to be loving.
I am forgiveness. I am allowed to be forgiving.
I am compassion. I am allowed to be compassionate.
Parkinson’s is curable.
I am my own Parkinson’s cure.
I am slowing, halting, and reversing the progression of my Parkinson’s.
I am extraordinary.
I am recovery.
AND, I AM WORTH IT!!!
All my best,