This lovely series of Meridian Affirmations, by Dr John Diamond, are a series of positive statements, each one designed to wash a certain ‘flavour’ of positive energy over you, and to enhance your wellbeing on every level. I always have them close at hand during a kinesiology treatment. And they are firm favourites in our family too!
The completeness of this set of affirmations is it’s great strength, as each statement relates to one aspect of your body energy – a meridian. The 14 meridians are major energy pathways within our bodies and each pathway has particular physical, emotional & spiritual functions. Working with these meridian affirmation statements allows us to nourish each of our meridians in turn and enhance our wellbeing on every level.
The Meridian Affirmations work well as a meditative mantra. Take a deep, comfortable breath and with a long slow exhale state each affirmation, allowing the feeling associated with the words to wash over you with a cleansing and energising effect.
I am often asked whether you need to ‘believe’ an affirmation in order for it to work. This is a really good question. Firstly, if you believed it, felt it and embodied it with all your heart and soul you would probably not need to say it! It would be like repeating, “My name is (insert name) and I have (insert colour) eyes.” over and over again. Pointless. You already know it.
So no, you don’t need to believe it wholeheartedly.
On the other hand, if I ask you to state something positive about yourself, repeatedly, that you really do not believe, feel or even suspect to be true on any level, then it will only serve to remind you of your doubts about yourself, and sink you into despair.
So yes, you do need to believe it a little, on some level!
Affirmations are much more likely to be statements that intelectually you know are true, but emotionally you are not quite feeling. When you state an affirmation forget any apprehension and immerse yourself in its core vibration, its feeling. If you state “I have peace”, allow a feeling of peace to wash over your body. Imagining, just for a moment, what it would be like to ‘have peace’. Allow that vibration to nourish you.
“In order to ensure the effectiveness of the affirmations, they have to be repeated with attention, conviction, interest and desire.” Remez Sassoon
When affirmations don’t feel right.
When you hit on an affirmation (a positive statement about yourself) that makes your energy dip, makes you feel unhappy, or leaves you cold, we can say that the statement causes a psychological conflict. On the one hand you probably know the affirmation is based on a truth. On the other hand you cannot believe it is true. Affirmations that commonly cause psychological conflicts are things like…
“I am beautiful, just the way I am.” or “I am good enough.”
If you find an affirmation (a positive statement about yourself) that you simply cannot believe, on any level, it can be well worth exploring this further with a third party (your friendly, local PKP Kinesiologist for example!). A PKP Kinesiology session places a great deal of importance on clearing these psychological conflicts & reversals – simply because we see people make such enormous changes in their lives when they do.
Thanks for reading.
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