Outer experience is a reflection of inner reality.
This one is an in-your-face reality check for me, and probably for most of us. We are taught by society that if we’re not the victor, we’re the victim. And we’re powerless to change. We’ve been taught for so long that the answers are out there somewhere, we’ve forgotten that all our answers are within, even the one that tells us to get help. We don’t want to look within because many of us have been taught that if we have a problem, it makes us wrong. We should know better – a pretty depressing view of life.
It’s a great blessing that with each generation more and more people are becoming aware that thoughts create things, thanks to thought pioneer Ernest Holmes, founder of Science of Mind, who was the first to say, “Thoughts are things,” and pioneers of positive thinking such as Napoleon Hill and Norman Vincent Peale who are well known for helping people change their lives by changing their thoughts. In fact, they and others like them laid the foundation of the self-help movement.
So, if you don’t like what’s going on in your life, change your thoughts. Simple, but not always easy. Probably the first step to changing your thoughts should be to give up judging yourself for having negative thoughts. After all, they originally came from somebody else, not you.
Do you remember how much fun life was when you were a toddler? Everything was new and exciting. Then gradually you learned there were boundaries not to be crossed. Learning about some of those boundaries could be traumatic, but people teach as they were taught, so we got misunderstanding as well as love and understanding as we were growing up. Our parents passed on life experience as they learned it.
So, changing our inner reality to improve our outer experience is a challenge that requires self love, such as honesty with ourselves, forgiveness of ourselves and others, dedication, and consistency. And I’m still at it at my age, which goes to show that we always have opportunity to learn and grow.
A New Way to Heal
Can you imagine living a stress-free life? In our society that’s probably impossible, but we can eliminate a great deal of stress if we are willing to give ourselves the opportunity. Here is a mantra I learned and use to clear emotional issues instantly. I call it the “I Am” Transformation.
“I am the master of consciousness, co-creator god full of light, love, and joy, guided from within, one with all that is, I am Sat Nam.”
How to Use the “I Am” Transformation
You can say this mantra any time you feel upset about anything. Just declare that it is your intention to clear the upset and then repeat the mantra. You will notice after using it that you feel relaxed about the matter, you have deeper understanding, a clearer picture, or an inner knowing that all is well.
For example, the next time you feel frustrated or angry you can use the “I Am” Transformation. Clearing anger doesn’t mean giving up or giving in to something. Instead, clearing anger enables you to deal with an issue from a place of power. Can you imagine standing up for yourself without being upset about it? Can you imagine accepting misunderstanding without needing to prove something? The possibilities are endless.
What Makes this Mantra So Powerful?
Two things of equal importance make this a power mantra. First, the words, “I am”, are the most powerful words in any language. God said to Moses, “I am that I am.” “I am” is the name of the spiritual self, and is expressed as such in Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Buddhism. Second, in the ancient Sikh language called Gurmukhi, Sat means truth. Nam means name. Together, Sat Nam essentially translates into something deeper: “I am truth,” or “Truth is my essence.”
I wish you success in transforming your outer experience into the joy you deserve in your life. If you have questions, share them in the comments and I’ll get back to you. I’d love it if you’d share your experience with the “I Am” Transformation so we can all learn from it.
Live your purpose, love your life.