What does an affirmation look like to you? They can be slightly clichéd and there are a plethora of them out there to pick and choose from, depending on where you are in your journey. I had read many years ago, that affirmations or positive words of reinforcement said over and over to yourself, seed into your subconscious and our cells can begin to believe what they are told. Hence healing and a positive mind set. I practice this also for my children as well as prayer, especially for my younger one as he is more like his mum and is curious thinker. For me there is one affirmation that has remained a go to and I AM itching to share it with you.
In my early twenties (20years ago, just so I'm being honest here) I entered the world of traditional Chinese medicine at lighting speed. I Made a full lifestyle change and a fantastic recovery from a stomach ulcer. We know now that a stomach ulcer can be caused by the bacteria "helicobacter pylori". Thanks to Barry Marshall in the mid 1990's.
During this time I was tossed two and fro around the medical system to no avail. Enough was enough! I took the lead from my beloved cousin and headed to downtown Cronulla Mall. Enter my experience at "Rising Dragon".
Some punishing brews of traditional Chinese herbs for 6months (old school boiled in the traditional pot) vegetarian eating and a big break from alcohol. My life was transformed from this point, I was reborn as a clean living, mindfulness junkie & healthy food advocate. My experience with Chinese medicine later shaped the way I worked as a massage therapist, incorporating acupressure and cupping into my treatments.
I Truly believe one of the key points to my healing is this affirmation. I picked it up on one of my many visits to Collin, a beautiful elderly Chinese herbalist. I have been reciting it to myself for twenty or so years during reflective walks or moments of stillness. I hope it inspires you and ads to your journey in healing or self discovery. ENJOY my lovelies....
I Am Healthy