Things Are Always Working Out For Me

This weekend I started working on IAM’s “ABOUT” video. On my website, there’s a written story about me, and why I make these bracelets, and I wanted to make this story visual for a long time, and now finally, “I got my thumb out of my ass” as we say in Swedish. Thanks to Emi who is the Director, DP, Producer, Set Designer and Editor in this project we started shooting this Saturday.  

As props in our film, we used the book that got this all started for me: Creative Visualization, by Shakti Gawain. The Swedish version. In this book, I read the word “affirmation” for the very first time in my life. And when you see that thorn copy you realize this is a very long time ago, 25 years to be exact.

In the book, Shakti gives the definition of the word “affirmation” so extremely clear anyone can understand it. “An affirmation is a strong positive statement of a desired outcome”

And then she describes the method of working with affirmations:

“Using affirmations as a method makes it possible to replace some of our outdated, negative thinking patterns and replace it with more positive ideas and concepts. It’s a powerful technique that in a short period of time, totally can change our attitudes and expectations, and in that way change what we create for ourselves”.

Affirmation of the week: Things Are Always Working Out For Me

Affirmation of the week is a request from one of my dear friends, the talented artist Kristin Leachman, who way back when IAM was a teeny tiny baby and had its first trunk show, asked me to include this one in my collection. If you're new to affirmations, you might feel odd when you say this one out loud for the first time. But once you understand it's the "desired outcome" we're affirming it becomes much easier. 

Last week The Wall Street Journal published an article about affirmations. 

“Do you have a personal mantra? You should. Research shows that thinking of a word or phrase that affirms our values, and repeating it over and over, produces powerful physiological changes”. I personally didn't need the validation from mainstream media of the method that have helped me so much for decades, but I still get happy when I read an article like this.

So, try affirmation of the week as a personal mantra, say it before you go to sleep and when you wake up in the morning ... and a million times during your day. Be patient. And be confident that even if things don't seem to work out the way you expect them to do, they always work out for your highest good and the highest good for all. 

Happy Monday to you all.

/Maria