Someone recently asked me the difference between and ‘I AM’ statement and making a goal list or new year resolutions.
Let me just say that the first time I came across the expression ‘I AM’ was in the bible and it is one of the most profound, insightful description of God, in my humble opinion. So back to the question.
Remember how each year we all make new year resolutions and then work hard to break all of them? Lol. Well, the reason they never seem to work, at least for me, is that resolutions are future states, ideals, goals, aspirations,,, you hope to achieve.
That is basically how the mind works. It hopes, it dreams, it aspires ….and then it finds reasons, excuses and limitations that stops those aspirations from happening. These excuses sound, feel or look familiar to you: no money, no time, no energy, no talent, to education, I am unlovable, unfulfilled, unworthy etc
Basically, these goals that were never achieved, always seemed to be made from a place of ‘unworthiness’, with deeply unconscious programs running in the background, which are often at variance to the goal.
So let’s switch this, I started considering making those same goals from a place of ‘Wholeness’. The premise is of course that we are neither fractured nor broken, rather we are magnificent, whole and complete.
We simply need reminders of who we really are: beloved children of a loving God. We are love. We are enough, we have enough and should we seek or want more, we are blessed with he unique talents, abilities, resources and relationships/networks to co-create it.
In the dimension of Agape, YOU are one with God and so YOU simply ARE! Just as God’s state is ‘ I AM’ so is your state. Your past, present, future…IS. So, resolutions are replaced by ‘I AM’ statements.
The beauty of the ‘I AM’ is that you already ARE! You are created in HIS image and likeness, believe it or not! So, you are always constantly in the awareness of being. You are always living in the NOW. Embrace the awesome being trapped within. This is the time for finally being YOU that is one with God, our creator and father.!
So, I no longer do New Year’s Resolutions. Rather, I restate, revise and rewrite my I AM statements and I always remember that the beauty of the ‘I AM’ is that I already AM.
For the rest of the New Year and beyond:
I AM a cherished child of God;
I AM a beloved daughter of my parents;
I AM an adored wife;
I AM a loving mother;
I AM a loyal and caring sibling;
I AM the best friend a friend can ask for;
I AM my brothers’ keeper- A stranger’s solace;
I AM a loving and non-judgemental in-law;
I AM a light of positivity, passion and purpose;
I AM adding value to everyone I meet;
I AM celebrating the lives and success of others;
I AM celebrating others with pictures, gifts and the written word;
I AM attracting the right people and opportunities into my life;
I AM worthy of love- I am willingly giving and receiving love;
I AM a magnet for success and joy;
I AM always acting on my promptings-that voice that speaks softly in the stillness of my soul;
I AM making a difference ONLINE and OFFLINE by inspiring and changing lives;
I AM living the reality of the laws of Attraction, Abundance and Agape love;
I AM living a life of beauty, boldness and balance;
I AM travelling to new places and meeting amazing people;
I AM exploring my world;
I AM empowering myself and everyone around me;
I AM discovering new worlds;
I AM making life happen and not letting life happen to me;
I AM the woman I was born to be;
I AM in touch with my core;
I AM spiritually centred;
I AM the light;
I AM the calm in the midst of life’s storms;
I AM spreading the gospel of love and acceptance;
I AM always ONLINE with God;
I AM the most cherished of God’s creatures;
I AM the vessel bearing the message;
I AM one with the message;
Remember, you are not ordinary, you are divinely unique.
You are WOW (Wonderful One-of-a-kind Woman)!
The preceding is a guest post from Juliet Ume, MBA –Strategic Interventionist, Wealth Management Consultant & Leadership-Coach at Whole Woman Network. Juliet is the author of the upcoming book: “UN-Locking Your HeArt of Leadership.” She is an avid Life Connoisseur and a passionate advocate of WomEntrepreneurship, Leadership Training, Investment & Financial Literacy for women. Her mission is simply to engage, educate and empower women, regardless of their levels of income or background, to return to ‘wholeness’ and live Healthier, Sexier, Wealthier Lives using Faith-based, Scientific and Universal (Common-Sense) principles! Follow her on Twitter: @wholewomaninc, @julietumeinc.