I clearly remember the day I was shown an incredible tool that would change my life…
I had decided to learn massage, and had chosen a course held by an experienced local teacher and each Tuesday myself and 4 other ladies would cram our cars onto her driveway and walk through her front door into another world of warmth, aromas of essential oils, and the sound of gentle Tai Chi music massaging our ears and our minds….it really was a lovely experience.
As the weeks went on, not only had I thoroughly enjoyed the massage training, but this lovely, caring lady had listened to our problems…and she had given valuable support to me emotionally throughout the time I’d spent with her.
So when the last day of the course came, I handed her a big bunch of flowers to say thank you….the whole experience had been so much more than learning massage…however, little was I to know that what she gave me back at the end of that day was going to be one of those moments that changed the course of my life….
Before I left, she stopped me & handed me a book & explained that her ex-husband had given it to her & it was special & I could borrow it if I liked, and the book was called ‘You Can Heal Your Life’ by a lady called Louise Hay….you may have read it?
I thanked her and was excited to get home and start reading and as soon as I did, I began…
The book expressed the idea that you can change your life by changing the way you think by focusing consistently upon what you do want in your life and speaking these ‘wants’ over and over to yourself out-loud. Louise called these ‘affirmations’…affirming what I wanted in my life.
So I began to do affirmations….I began by saying ‘I am a loveable and capable woman’ and at times, I began to feel a little different – just in the moment – but something inside me felt different.
So I became interested in this idea that you can become the words that you speak and change what you truly believe about yourself. I found others who believed in this or similar concepts, and my intrigue continued as I practiced affirmations and saw the changes for myself.
However, I began to realise that just trying to convince myself that I was happy by saying “I am happy’, ‘I am happy’, over and over again wasn’t really cutting it – it just felt kinda fake. There were however, certain affirmations or certain times when I really felt a difference in my level of belief. So why sometimes did the affirmations seem to work and other times they fell flat?
It wasn’t until I read about ‘Incantations’ as explained by the wonderful coach Tony Robbins that the penny dropped – I got it!
There was something crucial that made the difference, and it was this – when you speak your wants, you must say what you desire with FEELING…
Putting my full emotional intensity and focus into what I was saying turned an affirmation into an incantation where I was embodying the words I was speaking – and THAT was when the magic really began and I started to change what I honestly believed about myself.
New empowering beliefs were being formed, but it takes the combination of the words plus focus of your mind…visualising and feeling the emotions…throwing your physiology (or body) into the whole process that creates the emotional intensity that can incredibly CHANGE BELIEFS about who you are!
You see we have millions of different beliefs floating around in our unconscious mind and many of them are contradicting each other. Part of us believes we are capable and part of us believes we are not enough….so which belief do we end up using?
Well, this is the thing….although we may believe many different things, it’s what we bring forward to consciousness that is what we react to in any given moment. So what we say out-loud with feeling over and over (as in an incantation) is brought into our conscious mind and becomes far stronger than any of the millions of past resident beliefs floating around at the back of our minds.
So this is why incantations work. They are far stronger than the old resident beliefs we have floating around….because they are not past memories, we are incanting them here and now and if we say them with enough emotional intensity, visualising a positive outcome and focusing our mind enough times, they become the strongest belief we have and have the power to completely overwhelm past disempowering beliefs we have held onto. So we can replace them with beliefs that allow us to fulfil our true potential. Incantations are one of the most POWERFUL tools you can ever use to change who you believe you are.
So we can replace ANY belief that doesn’t serve us with a new incantation that, if said enough will easily wipe out that old belief – how incredible is that! But you must commit to it and then condition it over and over until you believe it….and then you’ll own it.
True prosperity begins with feeling good about yourself and what you have to offer….if we don’t accept the idea that we deserve to prosper, then even when abundance falls in our laps, we will refuse it somehow! because we don’t believe we deserve it!
So create incantations that install the belief that you deserve wealth, love, happiness and prosperity…change your life forever…
So How Do We Create Them?
There are 4 elements to an incantation & here they are….
First it must begin “I’ – it must be about you and not about changing someone or something else
Secondly, it must be in the present tense – as if you already have it e.g. “I ‘am’….not I ‘will be’….”
Thirdly, speak that which you want, not what you don’t want – choose “I am slim and healthy” rather than ‘I am not fat’….just mentioning ‘fat’ will change your focus to what?, yes, fat! and guess what you’ll move towards? yes, fat!
Mother Teresa would never attend an anti-war rally – she said if you ever have a peace rally – invite me!….she understood the importance of the words you speak creating focus of mind…and the results you create….don’t give focus & energy to what you don’t want – speak what you DO want.
Forthly, it needs to be something that may not be true for you now, but is something that you want to be true, “I am a strong and capable woman”….”Money flows to me easily”…
When Will You Use Your Incantation?
The answer is – as often as you can! The more you repeat an incantation, the more it will become true for you…after a while it’ll go from ‘feels fake’ to ‘Yeah! that’s who I am!’….it will become a new belief.
You can schedule your incantations and say them whilst you shower in the morning or whilst driving back from the school run….but do them every day…and create your own incredible life…take the time in your day to power-up your potential to be great!