From time to time, I used to send out quotes on law of attraction
whenever I found something good. This was in my inbox this morning. As I read
it, I thought a good affirmation to do each morning might be to say, "I am
(your name), a being of joy and vitality!
Carolyn Myss also writes about people who present themselves as their
condition: "I'm so and so and I'm a survivor of . . . or I'm a victim of . .
." These folks will never be able to release their condition with that kind of
thinking. Here is Seth on the same idea:
"Now, I have a few words to say to some
individuals, and first of all," he said, bending toward Cora, "I bid you my
greetings, and I simply point out to you that you identified yourself here as
a young lady with a disease. The first words you spoke identified yourself as
a person with a disease. Your self-image is too involved in the disease that
has a name that has been given it.
"NOW HEAR ME!" Seth boomed, his voice
roaring out the autumn windows. "You have your own name-assert it in the joy
of your being! And if you want to live in vitality and joy, then your name is
more important than any name of any group of symptoms, for they have not the
kind of reality that you have! And your glowing integrity identifies you here,
so then accept the vitality of your being, given you in this space and in this
time, and do not accept instead the name of a disease in which you lose, it
seems, identity and strength. Do not quail before vocabulary! Your integrity
and your beauty and your strength identify you here, and identify you for all
time. Therefore, do not look wan! And forget thoughts of tragedy that are
spelled out, and assert the vitality of your being!"
"Now, if you decide to leave this
world, that is your right, and go in joy and vitality," Seth was telling Cora.
"But go because you know YOU decide to leave, and not as the victim of a
disease that has been given a name. If you decide that you want to live, then
live in your full glory and strength, but make up your mind, and do not allow
yourself to be victimized."
"If you want to die, then why do you
want to die? Know the reasons, and go because you have made up your mind, and
go with strength and vitality, making your own decisions-but not as a victim,
and not in tragedy, and not wan!"
"If you decide to live, then tell
yourself you want to live and know the reasons, and your body will repair
itself in joy and glory," Seth added. "You are NOT a victim!"
"In this room, you have the energy that
forms each of your worlds, and that reaches out with its great vitality to
touch others. Therefore, as it surges through you, it is inexhaustible; and
send it, therefore, to this girl, and let her use it as she wishes. Let her
make her own decisions as each of you must make your own decisions. No god
made victims-you make victims of yourselves by your beliefs.
"Now, let us see a smile and some
apples in those cheeks," Seth said to Cora, reaching out to touch here under
her chin. "I have died many times, but never as a victim, and each of you
choose the time of your death and the time of your birth. As you trust in the
ground of your being, then you will also share in the joy of your being and
trust yourself-trust that what comes from you is good and adds to the
universe. Trust in the integrity of your blood and the molecules. Trust that
you are here for a reason."
When Jane came out of trance, she
pointed out to Cora that she'd been identifying so strongly with her condition
that she hadn't even given her name as an introduction, but instead had given
the name of a disease. Cora admitted that she did this at other gatherings; in
parties, in casual conversation; even in letters. She said she now realized
how she'd actually been depending on the symptoms to give her a feeling of
importance and strength; she Cora, victimized by a disease, was bravely
fighting it. Pending death, she acknowledged, had literally become her life's
Seth, From "Conversations With Seth,
Volume II", Chapter 11, by Susan Watkins