REAL POWER: MAXING OUT ON GOD'S LOVE
AFFIRMATIONS ARE ABOUT
WHERE YOU ARE GOING
Affirmations are not wishful thinking
or whistling in the dark hoping things will improve if you say a few
magic words to yourself. There is no trickery or intellectual
dishonesty when you repeat affirmations. Affirmations are not about
where you are or where you have been; they are about where you are
Where you are right now is not nearly
as important as where you are going. You may not like where you are,
but if you are moving toward a positive future, you can hang on until
things improve. When you repeat a positive affirmation, you create
the road map that takes you where you want to go.
GET OUT OF YOUR EMOTIONAL RUTS
When I traveled in the Arabian
Desert, I frequently found myself driving in deeply rutted desert
tracks. My Land Rover followed wherever the tracks led. If I took my
hands off the steering wheel, the tires of the truck automatically
followed the twists and turns in the track. It was almost as if the
Land Rover was on autopilot.
Getting out of a deeply rutted desert
track can be difficult and dangerous. If I drove too fast, I could
lose control of the vehicle as I tried to leave the track. When I
wanted to get out of a track, I always did it slowly and in a
Ruts are a safety problem, and you
try to stay out of them so you donít have an accident or damage your
vehicle. Ruts also create navigational problems since they take you
where you donít want to go. Ruts exist because a large number of
people drove down a desert track in order to reach a particular
destination. If you happen to be going that way, you donít have a
problem. But if you want to go somewhere else, you must get out of
the rut in order to travel where you want.
You are not going to change the ruts
that you find in the desert. There is nothing you can do to make them
go away. They will stay where they are, and if you donít like them,
you simply stay away from them. The same is true for the ruts in your
emotional mind. If you donít want to go where they take you, stay
away from them.
Your emotional mind often behaves
like rutted desert tracks. Thousands of emotional ruts take you to
destinations you donít want to visit.
The ruts in your emotional mind go by
many different names. Negative thinking and fear create massive ruts
from which escape is difficult. Despair and depression cut deep ruts
that afflict billions of people. You need a strategy to get out of
the ruts that ruin your life. You need to turn the wheel of change in
a new direction and climb out of the ruts that control your life.
Although escaping from emotional ruts
isnít easy, itís possible. One of the best ways to do it is with
positive affirmations. If you turn the wheel of change in a new
direction, it wonít be long before you are out of the ruts that have
held you captive for such a long time.
THE WHEEL OF CHANGE TURNS IN THE
DIRECTION OF WHAT YOU PUT INTO YOUR MIND
Although the wheel of change turns
slowly, it always turns in the direction of what you put into your
The way to get out of emotional ruts
is to put good things into your heart and mind so the wheel of change
turns in a positive direction. If you donít put new things into your
mind, you will travel in the same ruts that have directed your life
since the day you were born. Your life wonít change, your damaged
emotions wonít heal, and you wonít change the way you feel.
INSTANT POSITIVE THINKING
Positive neuroassociations can
instantly lift you out of the ruts that control your life. They are
an instant form of positive thinking, and they make it easy for you to
put good things into your mind.
You donít need a Ph.D. in psychology
to make positive neuroassociations. All you need to do is link an
affirmation to a simple physical trigger. When you pull the trigger,
the positive affirmation and its entourage of positive feelings pop
into your mind.
The following affirmation focuses on
Godís love, and the trigger is a simple gesture. Take your right fist
and place it firmly in the palm of your left hand. As you do this,
repeat the following affirmation:
ďGod loves and accepts me the way I
am, but He loves me too much to let me stay that way. He loves me
from the top of my head to the tip of my toes, and it doesnít get any
better than that. There is no limit to how good my life can become
when I open my heart to the power of his love. I will max out on
Repeat this affirmation twenty times,
and each time you do it, place your right fist solidly into the palm
of your left hand. After you do it enough times, you will discover
that whenever you repeat this gesture, you will be reminded that the
power of Godís love is flowing into your heart and mind.
This neuroassociation will make a big
difference in your life if you repeat it until you feel its positive
power. The inner emotional skeptic will feel strangely positive, and
you will start to feel better.
My fifth book, Maximum Strength
Positive Thinking, has one hundred and thirty positive
affirmations in a self-talk format. Itís a massively positive
resource that can change the way you feel. The book contains dozens
of affirmations that you can use to create positive neuroassociations.
I read Maximum Strength Positive
Thinking every day. As I flip through the Power Graphics and
repeat the positive affirmations, I feel my mind turn in a positive
direction, and instantly, I feel better. Reading fifteen minutes of
positive affirmation at the beginning of my day is like buying an
insurance policy that guarantees I will have an outstanding day.
Itís hard to make your life better in
a big way if you are always thinking in a small way. Godís love is
the most powerful force in the universe, and there is no reason to
think small when you think about the power of Godís love at work in
your heart and mind. There is no limit to how good your life can
become when your heart is full of Godís love.
You need to start thinking about
Godís love in a big way. That is why I have included the
Mega-Affirmation in this chapter. The Mega-Affirmation is condensed
from Maximum Strength Positive Thinking. Itís a composite
affirmation full of positive spiritual power. It will push your mind
in a positive direction and help heal your damaged emotions.
Now is a good time to make a giant
positive deposit in your memory banks so that you can start feeling
better. You could use some good news. Your mind and heart are
waiting to hear from you, so send them the Mega-Affirmation three
times a day. You have nothing to lose except your old life. Memorize
the Mega-Affirmation so its power can roll through your heart and
THE MEGA-AFFIRMATION: I WILL MAX OUT
ON GODíS LOVE
When I jump into Godís ocean of love,
my life is never the same. I am born spiritually and become a new
person. Old things pass away and all things become new. I look at
the world through new eyes and listen with new ears. I think new
thoughts, take new actions, and have a new life.
Godís love changes the way I think
and feel. His love washes the toxic waste out of my mind and gives me
a clean mind and a pure heart. My old way of thinking and feeling is
gone. My mistakes and failures are cast into Godís ocean of love.
For the first time in my life, I dare to call God my Father and live
as one of his children. Godís love heals my damaged emotions. My
negative feelings and guilt are washed away in a tidal wave of love.
Each day I jump into Godís ocean of
love and have a life transforming experience. Dabbling in it will
never do. This isnít something I do just once and the positive
effects last for a lifetime. I do it every day for the rest of my
life. For as long as I live, I will max out on Godís love.
The wheel of change always turns in
the direction of what you put into your mind. When you put the
Mega-Affirmation into your mind, awesome changes start happening.
God gave you a mind, and He intends
for you to put good things into it. You donít have to wait for years
to get better. When you put good things into your mind, your life
immediately starts to improve. You feel better because you are
better. You are a new person with a new life.
The affirmation for this chapter is the Mega-Affirmation. Repeat it
many times each day. There is no limit to how good your life can
become when you put Godís love into your heart and mind. Just do it.
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