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Writing affirmations is to believe

So my CMO was at the ‘Nest the other day and, having dropped the ball and never taken photos for her of my Christmas decorations this year, she got to see them for the first time in person. She was rather taken by my “believe” branch art and bemoaned the fact that she couldn’t use it for our January cover photo. But I said, “oh! But you can! I think “believe” is even more appropriate as you start out your new year than it is in December.” And as I said that, the following piece of writing by Emmet Fox came to mind. It’s one of the best writings on the topic of affirmations that I have ever read. In my world, I do not make New Year’s Resolutions. I make Affirmations. Writing an affirmation is a neat trick. If you’ve never done it or are unfamiliar with the concept you may struggle a bit. I write a fine affirmation. So if you’d like any help, comment with your resolution/s below (or PM me if they are more personal!) and I will show you how it’s crafted. It’s a great game and a powerful one! Enjoy!

“Thoughtless people sometimes say that our affirmations and meditations are foolish because we state what is not so. "To claim that my body is well or being healed when it is not, is only to tell a lie," said one distinguished man some years ago.

This is to misunderstand the whole principle. We affirm the harmony that we seek in order to provide the subconscious with a blueprint of the work to be done When you decide to build a house your architect prepares drawings of a complete house. Actually, of course, there is no such house on the lot today, but you would not think of saying that the architect was drawing a lie. He is drawing what is to be, in order that it may be. So, we build in thought the conditions that will later come into manifestation on the physical plane.

What is your intelligence for if not to be used in building the kind of life that you want? Very primitive men in prehistoric times rejoiced when they found food growing anywhere, and then they waited, perhaps for years, until they happened to find another crop. Today we use our intelligence, and plant in good time the actual crops that we want; and the amount that we consider necessary. We do not sit about hoping that wheat or barley may fortunately come up somewhere. If we did that, civilization would collapse.

The time has come when intelligent men and women must understand the laws of Mind, and plant consciously the crops that they desire; and just as carefully pull up the weeds that they do not want.”

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