For decades I admired the wisdom of the late Louise Hay and looked up to her as an icon of emotional healing and spiritual growth.
I loved her fierce courageousness, her willingness to do and say the right thing with the causes that called to her, and her joie de vivre always inspired me.
More than 30 years ago I sat with her to do her groundbreaking mirror work and it was a life changing day.
Louise held a mirror in front of my face and told me to look into my own eyes and make a series of positive statements to myself including “I love you.”
It was hard because I really felt like I was lying to myself. Somehow, I got through the process and then, with a daily practice of mirror work, I came to know that not only did I really love myself, but that I was also loveable!
All of your self-talk, the dialogue in your head, is a stream of affirmations.
These affirmations are messages to your subconscious that are establishing habitual ways of thinking and behaving.
Positive affirmations plant healing thoughts and ideas that support you in developing self-confidence and self-esteem, creating peace of mind and inner joy.
If you want to change your life, then it’s necessary to retrain your thinking and speaking into positive patterns.
Mirror work, with its positive affirmations, opens the door.
In essence, you are saying to your subconscious mind, “I am taking responsibility. I am aware that there is something I can do to change.” When you pay attention to your thoughts, you can begin to eliminate the ones creating experiences you do not want in your life.
Twice a day stand in front of a mirror, look into your eyes, and repeat positive affirmations ten times. For instance, you might say:
“I am loving and loveable.”
“I am worthy of love and joy.”
“I am kind. I am smart.” I am important and people love me.”
If doubts or fears or negative thoughts come up, just recognize them for what they are—old limiting beliefs that want to stay around.
Say to them gently: “I no longer need you.” And then repeat your positive affirmations again.
That which we constantly affirm becomes true for us.
Wishing you love, laughter and magical kisses,