Thursday, June 14, 2007

Affirmations And The Gemini New Moon

Have you tried affirmations? The process involves lots of writing out positive statements about yourself and your life situation, in the hope that the relentless repetition will wear down the subconscious, like water dripping on stone, or waves against a cliff, or Neptune against Saturn, ending up with your inner critic throwing in the towel with a despairing, ‘ok ok, you’re healthy, wealthy, and wise!’

I’m using a book at the moment that suggests writing your affirmation in the form of a question gets you better and faster results. The premise being that if the conscious mind asks, the ever creative subconscious mind goes searching for a suitable response, Google style, and because most of our inner dialogue is negative by default, the best match answers are usually drawn from the harshly disempowering inner critic pages.

For example, the common lament of ‘why does this always happen to me?’, or ‘how could I have been so stupid’, isn’t going to net soothing results. Whereas ‘why do I only seek and see the best in life’, or ‘why is it now easy to be in the right place at the right time’, is going to set your mind off in far more fruitful and practical yet magical direction. The point isn’t to get the definitive answer though; it’s more about getting the constant background ramble of thoughts flowing in a more creatively positive direction.

And it all fits right in with the current astro-weather, because it’s all very Gemini, very new-moonish, and also rather Mercury retrogrady, as the process involves reframing and rewriting your existing negative self-chat.

The book, by Noah St John and Denise Berard is here.


Anonymous said...

Hey, that’s brilliant! Thanks so much for posting that stuff about positively worded questions, it really ties in with where I am and the stuff I’m exploring about creating our own reality and attracting what we want in life. I’ve been trying it and if nothing else, it sure does provide a mantra to quell the constant negative talk and quell the anxiety and depths of despair blues! Gee, is there something going on in the heavens right now that is affecting those prone to depression?

tumblewords said...

Nice post, as usual. I'll check out the book - I agree with anonymous - there's something going on that has put me into a strong downward spiral - rather unlike me - and I haven't been able to shake it. Will try the questions and get back into the groove of affirmations which have most always worked before. Waaaa. Grin.