The most common belief that people have to live with their entire life is that “I am not enough.”
Dr. Kent Hoffman – professor at the University of Virginia – performed a study during the last 40 years, asking people coming from different backgrounds and social environments only one question: “If there is one thought that is constant in your mind that you would like to get rid of forever, what would that repetitive thought be?”
The results were extraordinary. Regardless if the subjects were homeless and abused, in dire straits and difficult circumstances, or university students coming from wealthy families, professionals with secure jobs, or even the researchers themselves, the answer to this question was the same: “I am not enough” and “I don’t matter” are the beliefs that most people want to wipe off forever from their minds.
If you have ever tried affirmations, you might have noticed that most of them don’t work because you are trying to tell yourself something you don’t believe. In this case, your conscious mind (the affirmation) goes against the subconscious mind (your beliefs). You know that you are forcing yourself, and nothing is happening.
The most powerful affirmation, however, doesn’t come from the conscious mind, but from your Spirit. With this affirmation you are not trying to convince yourself of something you don’t believe, but rather you are becoming aware of the Truth and the reality of what you truly are.
The most powerful affirmation doesn’t come from you conscious mind, but from your Spirit. – Dr. Dragos (Click to Tweet!)
The most powerful affirmation in the world is this: “I am as God created me.”
Regardless of your circumstances, bring to your awareness as often as possible this idea: “I am as God created me.”
This thought comes from the Spirit of God, and it bypasses all the beliefs constructed in your mind by the world. The voices of this world stand still when the voice of God speaks to you. “I am as God created me” includes everything: “I am worthy”, “I am enough”, “I am loved.” There is no darkness in this thought, and it leaves no place for doubt. You are not trying to convince yourself of something that you feel it’s not true, but rather when you speak these words – “I am as God created me” – the Spirit of God in your heart bypasses the noise of the world to tell you the truth about what you really are: a precious child of God. You are as God created you.
* Excerpted from the book The Pursuit of Dreams.
Dr Dragos is the author of The Pursuit of Dreams: Claim Your Power, Follow Your Heart and Fulfill Your Destiny, published by Hay House.
Image courtesy of Riccardo Lugermad.