I was reading "The Game of Life" by Florence Scovel Shinn and they mentioned speaking what you want in a kind of affirmation. The problem I have had with affirmations is that it only works if it changes your beliefs. Repeating it over and over is just boring for me, so I don't do that. Also, it can be quite uncomfortable saying something you don't really believe, especially if you repeat it over and over.
So I combined that idea with my Two Hands Touching. You start by saying your affirmation outloud or in your head. For example, using a Bible verse, "All things work for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose," or "with God all things are possible." Then put the palms of your hands together and close your eyes. Ask yourself quietly in your mind, "What do my hands feel like?" Then feel the answer in your hands. Don't try to name the feelings, just feel your hands. Don't try to think or not think, don't try to hold your intention or affirmation, just feel your hands. Wait for a sense of peace to come over you. Try it on everything, but expect nothing.
Alternately, you can do THT, then state affirmation, then do THT again. I think it would help to get into the state of peace before we say it and again after. When I sandwich it like this, I write down, or highlight on here, my positive statement and read it between the THT because after the first THT, I feel so good I don't remember what to say or exactly how to say it, so I open my eyes and read it and then do the THT again.
I realize this looks and sounds like prayer, and may be the original way that prayer was performed. However, it is not quite how it is done today. I started this today and wanted to share it with others and also to test it out. I don't want to look for evidence, or lack thereof, I just want to enjoy the bennefits. Today I felt great!
Please give this a try and let me know how this works out for you. Please let me know if you need help creating the affirmation. Here are some I change to fit myself from The Game of Life. Do THT then your affirmation:
Here is her book on affirmations Your Word is Your Wand. At the bottom of most chapters, is a list of related affirmations. Or you can use your favorite affirmation or just make up your own.
Combine THT with affirmations from other sources, including Ram Dass, this article,
Do THT. Say, "I am loving awareness." Do THT
Do THT Say, "I am a radiant being of light." Do THT
Do THT Say, "The world is safe and friendly." Do THT
Do THT Say, "I am safe." Do THT
Do THT Say, "I am at peace with life." Do THT
Do THT Say, "I love and approve of myself." Do THT
Afformations are another tool that can be combined with THT in the same way as affirmations. Edit 9/22/12: This article and part two by Noah St. John discusses how combining affirmations with quesions is more powerful because asking questions gets answers. I will give some of his examples combined with THT. Do THT, ask your question, do THT again. Remember to release the question and turn fully to the THT after you ask the question.
Do THT. Ask, "Why am I allowed to be, do and have all that I want in life?" Do THT.
Do THT. Ask, "Why do I lose weight so easily?" Do THT.
Do THT. Ask, "Why am I so enchanting?" Do THT.
Do THT. Ask, "Why am I so rich?" Do THT.
Make up your own or use these, or adjust these to fit you. Just make sure they are possitive and present tense, as if it were already true.
Do THT. Ask, "Why am I so healthy?" Do THT.
Do THT. Ask, "Why am I so happy?" Do THT.
Do THT. Ask, "Why am I getting everything I desire?" Do THT.
Do THT. Ask, "Why am I so loving?" Do THT.
Do THT. Ask, "Why is everything so good?" Do THT.
Do THT. Ask, "Why am I so excited?" Do THT.
Visualization can be used this way also. Do THT, then visualize what you want, then do THT again. This application has the potential to take the longest depending on how long you stay in your visualization. Visualization 'looks' different to each person.
Edit 9/19/12: THT can also be combined with a EZ Deletion Sequence to gently eliminate negative emotions surrounding an issue, person or group of people, or event. Some words and phrases to fill in the blanks are: death and dying, disease, love, as well as the name of a person or group of people that is a source of stress or discomfort.
Before you start the first time and only the once is needed, do THT, then say or think, "Delete all deletions to zero, then Zero minus infinity, then zero minus infinity to the power of infinity." Then do THT.
EZ Deletion Sequence:
Do THT. Say, "Delete all the ways I feel about and hold in my body ____." Do THT.
Say, "Delete all the physical and psychological causes and affects of ____." Do THT.
Say, "Delete all the mental and emotional causes and affects of ____." Do THT.
Say, "Delete all the psychic/epmathic and spiritual causes and affects of ____." Do THT.
Say, "Delete all the unknown and remaining causes and affects of ____." Do THT.
Use this series of affirmations to feel connected to All that is.
do THT then say, "I am connected in love with the spirit everyone in my family." Then do THT
"I am connected in love with the spirit of everyone in my job."Then do THT
"I am connected in love with the spirit of everyone in my town." Then do THT
"I am connected in love with the spirit of everyone in my state." Then do THT
"I am connected in love with the spirit of everyone in my country." Then do THT
"I am connected in love with the spirit of everyone in the whole world." Then do THT
"I am connected in love with the spirit of everything in the whole solar system." Then do THT
"I am connected in love with the spirit of everything in the whole galaxy." Then do THT
"I am connected in love with the spirit of everything in the whole universe." Then do THT
"Let the Divine Idea come out of this connection." Then do THT
You may want to do the deletion sequence for each line first.
This is very fascinating. What am I supposed to feel or experience? In other words what is the point of this? I don't mean that disrespectful I mean that I am trying to understand what this does.
I will give it a try though, thank you so much Fairy Princess. :-)
I was just feeling depressed and not caring about my debt or even about if I get a job just what is the point feeling. I go between I'll do something to not caring.
I used your hands method and said some affirmations. I said "I am royalty in the Kingdom abundant, rich, healthy of God." I said "No one owes me anything, and I owe no one nothing." I said "Money flows to me from everywhere everywhere I go." I said "I am filled with happiness, health and wealth everything is wonderful!"
I FEEL GREAT!
This seems temporary like everything else I have tried, maybe I need to do it every day?
The temporary issue seems temporary! It may take more than one shot but don't give up because I know for myself I am feeling lasting change now.
I believe what the temporary problem is is that we have tons of negative locked away and as we reprogram, it seems the negative fights back. But the more you use it the more you get lasting results! :-)
Hi Fairy princess
I used your two hands touch technique this morning.just a few minutes.felt relaxed and peaceful after. i realised afterwards negative feelings of an issue that had been bothering in that moment had gone to.your technique actually has all the benefits of EFT but with the side effect of feeling good after to.
I don't use affirmations much but ill try this.just an idea here.what about sandwiching the affirmation?apply the process then say the affirmation so your in a good feeling state when your affirming it so theres no feeling of lack etc with it and then applying the process again. Just a thought cheers:)
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answered 06 Jun '12, 10:45
I Am Making a full answer out of this not just a comment. @Fairy Princess your last comment about it increased my faith. I believed it does and that it is very important to do this with all the affirmations. Whenever we ask the Universe for something it is very important to involve our feelings in what we want. In other words happy feelings would tend to make for happy out comes. Thank for this idea. Blessings
answered 01 Jul '12, 18:22
It felt like a way of saying thanks for that which I received. Meaning the affirmation was sent into its path for realization for me.
answered 06 Jun '12, 17:38
I have been having wonderful results with THT by its self, combined with affirmations, etc... But this morning, I did THT with the Deletion Sequence using "death and dying" the first time through in the blanks. Then I did it with "disease" in the blank. It was quite the experience. I could feel something taking place on a cellular level, shifting, kinda like a washboard being rubbing in my inside as I settled into the THT and finally found peace. When I did the sequence using "disease," I could feel different things physically shift. Like the first line cleared my sinuses. The second line, I could feel my right ear clear out, and the third one cleared my left ear. Then my tummy started rumbling with the next couple of lines. When I got to the spiritual line, I could feel an all over body sensation, especially in my lower extremities, since I had som much activity in my upper body before that.
I just now did it, so I will have to se how things change. But it was so powerful, I had to share right away.
Some other things to do the EZ Deletion Sequence with:
Fear, pain, cravings,
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