Thursday, August 18, 2011

I Find Things Easily!

The other day, I was looking for a specific quote about affirmations in one of Alan Cohen’s books. I knew I just read it recently but I couldn’t remember which book it was in. I looked for it with a sense of urgency and frustration and kept experiencing the not-finding of it.

I stopped what I was doing, walked into the kitchen, and thought a few gentle thoughts like:

I’ve found things before that I thought were lost
Nothing is lost in the mind of God
I find things easily…
Of course I can find this!

They were just a few gentle thoughts that felt soft and encouraging, and I believed them. I sat down and felt a gentle urge to look up the book online and type one of the key words into a search box, and I found it within seconds!

I loved this experience and I learned a lot from it. I learned that when I’m in a state of frustration, it’s a cue to step back and shift my thoughts a little, and sort of reframe it. I shifted my thoughts and my circumstances shifted. It was so easy!

Here’s the quote I was looking for:

An affirmation is not an idea you repeat many times in the hopes of talking yourself into it and making it true. An affirmation is a statement that is already true, which you are helping yourself remember.”

--Alan Cohen

Another thing he said:

“The spirit within me loves to hear the truth about itself"


By the way, these quotes are from his lovely book, "Relax into wealth."