Create Your Mantra or Metaphor
Excerpted from Convergence Healing: Healing Pain with Energetic Love by Peter Bedard
Creating a positive mantra helps set your intention for health. Repeating positive thoughts to yourself is cleansing and energizing.
For example, I think of my mantra as my mission statement: “My purpose is to bring healing to all aspects of my life, and in doing so, to share that healing with others so that they may heal, too.”
Or, more simply, “I am well. I bring wellness into the world.”
“I am loved by the universe.”
“I welcome abundance and live my life with grace and ease.”
“The universe loves me.”
Or, “I commit to living in the moment, taking full responsibility for me and embracing the power that comes with freeing any sense of victimhood.”
Try to let go of all expectations and ask yourself: How do I want to feel? Develop a mantra that feels really personal and right for you. It may feel awkward to use it at first, but pretty quickly you’ll find it will give you a quick blast of energetic love. If at first your mantra feels inauthentic, that is simply because it is unfamiliar. Revise and practice saying your mantra until the words truly become you. If you are still feeling stuck in crafting your very own mantra, feel free to borrow a favorite: “I release and let go of everyone and everything, conscious and subconscious, that is out of alignment with my highest potential.”
From Convergence Healing: Healing Pain with Energetic Love by Peter Bedard. © 2015 by Peter Bedard. Excerpted with permission from Enliven Books, a division of Simon & Schuster. From A Short Guide to a Long Life by David B. Agus, MD. Copyright © 2014 by Dr. David B. Agus. Excerpted with permission by Simon & Schuster, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
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