Let's talk about Affirmations. An Affirmation (in the way we're talking about them) is a declaration or statement of what You are.
"I am confident."
"I Love Myself."
"I am abundant."
In the past Ashley tried Affirmations but they didn't work. He didn't and couldn't believe what He was saying. It felt false and He rejected the affirmation.
Ashley was anxious, lacking confidence and Self belief. So He wanted to be the opposite.
The affirmation He would want to be true is...
"I am confident and believe in Myself."
The problem is it wasn't true for that version of Ashley. He wasn't those things so no amount of repeating them would make it feel believable and therefore they didn't work.
So I could say;
"I hope to be more confident."
As I keep choosing to be confident and recognising When I am, I could say;
"More and more I am confident."
The more I did this the more confident I became. Then I could say;
"I am very confident. I can see that I am capable and I am good at what I do, I believe in Myself."
The old label Ashley had given Himself came from seeing all the times He lacked confidence. His mind was trained to focus on all the times He lacked confidence, so mostly He felt unconfident.
But, as I started to recognise this and consciously a) notice when I am confident and b) take confident actions when I can, things began to change.
At first I recognised that I was being confident more and more and eventually, most of the time I was confident. At this point, the affirmation, "I Am Confident." Is true so I can accept it. My mind see's it as true and the way I identify Myself changes.
I practiced this every opportunity I could. Every single time I noticed I was being the way I wanted to be, I affirmed it. "I Am ..."
I loved this process, I could understand why it worked and I could see and feel it working. It really resonated with Me. But then I realised something. I realised there was a short cut...
Something that could propel My growth even more. I could see another way. Not that this way wasn't still powerful for some of My clients who this method will suit before they are ready for this new way.
This new way would shortcut all of the smaller steps and instead get straight to the point without being rejected by My mind for not being true.
I wouldn't have to start by saying, "I hope to be this." I wouldn't have to say, "More and more I am this."
With this new method My life began to change faster than ever before...
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Ashley healed Social Anxiety by reconnecting to His Higher Self. A version of Ourselves that is Who We REALLY are when We strip away the illusions, stories and conditioning.