The Power of Affirmations
My buddy recently purchased a book from her Center for Spiritual Living‘s bookstore. It has changed our lives!! What is this magical book?
Prayer Partners: How Praying with Someone Can Multiply Your Blessings,
by August Gold & Joel Fotinos.
It is SOOOO much more than about praying. It’s not even “praying” like you normally think “praying” is! It’s more like a commitment of accountability.
In the book, they warn that partaking in this type of exercise will change you life. Well it certainly has! Already, & in a big way. Both my friend, Jess, & I wanted to cultivate the habit of waking early every day. For various reasons. We are both self-employed massage therapists, & it can be very easy to have a nice, lazy start to the day. We both desired more discipline in our lives as far as making the most out of our days. What better way to do that, then to get up early, right? So we committed to 7 a.m. daily phone calls (that’s how the “program” works). And it really has made a huge difference. They say it takes 21 days to develop a new habit. It really does work. The commitment through this “program” is for 90 days. Within the first few weeks, I was already beginning to wake up before my alarm. In fact, after the first month, Jess & I were having so many amazing things happening in our lives, we decided to “up it” to 6 a.m.!!!!
I am still consistently rising before my alarm goes off, even now that we have moved it to one hour earlier. I never ever would have guessed I was capable of this in my “previous life” as a late-sleeper. 🙂
Anyway, how the system works is, you each pick one thing to pray for each other for the 90-day commitment. You have a quick phone conversation every morning, & at the end, say the prayers (affirmations, really) for yourselves & for each other. That’s it! And then you “hold the high ground” for each other all the day long, every day.
The authors of the book say that the morning commitment alone is a life-changer, & it sure is!! It’s that whole accountability thing. And THEN an unexpected bonus has already occurred for both Jess & myself that we weren’t even expecting: we both noticed we were sure “winning” a lot in life all of a sudden. Winning raffles & drawings, receiving free coffee drinks & classes… the list goes on. It’s like the Universe is saying to us: “YES!! We love what you’re doing here! Keep it up! In fact, here’s some bonus happiness for you just to show you how proud we are of you.”
It has been a real treat, & we are only about 1/3 of the way through the process! The next question will be: Do we ever stop?!? If it’s this awesome, let’s keep going! We have found ourselves, now that we’re a few weeks in, already revising our prayers. It seems like the first set has already been instilled into our lives. And so now we have both moved on to the next item on our “checklists”.
You should try it, too. And be ready for MIRACLES. ♥♥♥