Affirmations & Creating a Self-Care Practice of “Spirituality” optimizes the ability to approach any situation in calmness and indeed peacefulness. When you are centered and live a life from the inner wisdom of your soul, you are able to remain calm in the most difficult of situations.
Here’s how I know this. Here’s how I know that you CAN remain calm in most situations:
Yesterday, I lost my brakes. I was going down a 60% grade hill. I was gaining speed. My brakes did not work. My hand brakes did not work. But, I use the affirmation: ‘positively expect great results no matter what I was facing. I am very appreciative.’ An affirmation I’ve tweaked for myself but it’s original version was from one of my mentors Fabienne Fredrickson and gifted to her students. I was saying this over and over ~ even as my passenger (my 84 year old father!) was ‘expressing’ deep concern.
I was only a mile from my house and I managed to go slowly and steadily home. Affirmation: ‘I positively expected great results no matter what I was facing.’ “Home’ was my summer cabin. I was heading there to close it down for the season. Who could I ask for help? AAA would surely tow but where. ‘I’m positively expecting great results’ It was Friday afternoon. Most mechanics would not be able to see it until Monday. I found one who would ‘look’ at it IF the tow truck got it there within two hours. Affirmation: ‘I’m positively expecting great results’. It did.
But, how to get anywhere ~ to get a rental car, to get home two states away, and IF the car would be ready to get to the mechanic’s shop. I was trying to think of who would be around to offer help. Affirmation: ‘I’m positively expecting great results’. These were summer homes. I drove in the driveway and amazingly my neighbor was home to offer assistance. And, of course, she was available to get me ‘anywhere.’
I looked at my schedule and figured “UGH…..I do indeed need to get home but without a car???” Called many car rental agencies the nearest was two hours away. hmmmm What to do? Affirmation: ‘I’m positively expecting great results’. The mechanic called my fix was simple. My brakes had overheated with little brake fluid in the car. He did the repairs and if I could get there to pick the car up within a half hour, I could have it. Affirmation: ‘I’m positively expecting great results’ The shop was a half hour away and my neighbor and I whizzed out of the driveway!
The story epitomizes how I have embraced spirituality. Through deep meditation, journaling, affirmations and clarity, I know that the Universe will provide for me the solutions that are in my best interest.
The affirmation: ‘I’m positively expecting great results no matter what I see in front of me. And, for this, I am truly appreciative.” is posted in my house. I read it when I brush my teeth, as I enter my home office, as I go down the stairs, and it’s even posted in my car. (The mechanic saw it and commented on it!) I actually don’t ‘say’ it to myself anymore except in extreme cases where I need to remain calm and embrace it~ then it comes to me quickly and effortlessly.
While facing (yes, going down that hill without brakes qualifies I believe) life ‘threatening’ experiences to simple logistical challenges, embracing affirmations and spirituality allows you to remain calm and peaceful. I wonder what lies ahead for me today: ‘I’m positively expecting great results no matter what I see!’
How do you remain calm and peaceful when facing the challenges of life?