My world changed drastically on August 28, 2017.
That was the day I was diagnosed with a pressure wound that went straight to the bone. I was put on immediate bed rest so it, and I, could heal.
That would become the operative word–HEAL–especially when I realized one day that neither of my doctors had actually said that the wound would heal. So I knew the healing had to start with me and I took charge of the situation. I began saying the affirmation to myself AND out loud several times a day. It became my mantra: I am healing. I Am Healing. I AM HEALING.
Whenever I begin to doubt my body’s ability to heal, I repeat that mantra until I am feeling strong and confident again. I am a firm believer that a positive frame of mind is vital to the healing process and affirmations are a great tool to use to strengthen one’s resolve. I knew it would take months to heal and I have always been okay with that fact because, nearly a year later, not only has my wound almost healed, but I am physically, mentally and emotionally healthier than ever.
I have improved my nutrition, I exercise (weights, bands and yoga) consistently, I’ve lost 50 pounds, and my blood pressure is under control. I also make sure I get enough sleep, which has helped me to work and take care of my responsibilities more efficiently.
Also, while I have been meditating for over 13 years, I now meditate daily, which has made all the differences.
In addition to my healing mantra, I write my affirmations in my journal every day to reinforce them. This is my current list of affirmations and, as I add others, I will share them with you:
I am loved.
I am healing.
I am healthy.
I make healthy decisions.
My derrière is healing more each day. (That one makes me smile. I like the word derrière.)
I am creative.
I am prolific.
I welcome abundance in optimum health, well-being, inspiration, creativity and finances.
What are your affirmations? I would love to see them. Please share them in the comments below.
Yours in Health and Positivism,