“I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy!”
My favorite affirmation currently. However, this week I got caught up on the word “perfect”. This week I remembered that I am not perfect; I am only human. See, I had been doing great on the Mental Diet. So great that I lost count of how many days I’d gone without a lingering negative thought…without being able to instantly apply the Law of Substitution and the Law of Dual Thought. However, this week I slipped and found myself venting.
I love this time of year- the Christmas season. However, it also brings a lot of frustration because so many get hung up on the gift giving…the materialism of gift giving. My mother is one of those people. Well, I shouldn’t really say that; I don’t want it to sound as though she is purely materialistic. I know that she means well and that she loves giving and that she wants her gifts to be “perfect”. However, in her quest for the perfect gift she loses the meaning behind giving the gift; at least, that’s how I interpret it (oops..opinion…see, not perfect). So, she’s been asking me the past several weeks what my husband and I want for Christmas. Well, so much is going on in our lives that thinking of what we want for a gift is not a high priority. We don’t have a list this year. Anything that I could even think of is either a need (like I need a washing machine) or a want (like I want a Fitbit) and I wouldn’t ask her to spend that amount on me. So, this week it came to a head. Last week I finally gave her an item or told her to just get a gift card. She opted for the item but, I didn’t have specifics about the item. She called this week when she was in the store to ask a question about the item. I didn’t have an answer and told her that she should have just gotten it and got a gift receipt so if we needed to return it, we could. That should have been that; nothing more to say or think about it. However, rather than letting it go, understanding that this is just the way she is, I later went into a 10-15 minute rant/vent to my husband over the incident. I let my old BP; my addiction take over and I fed the cells the negativity that I had been so consciously and then unconsciously releasing. It reminded me that I’m not perfect; no one is. So, why affirm, “I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, harmonious and happy!”?
There are several definitions of perfect. In looking back at the origin, the old French, parfit, translates to “finished, completed, ready. The Latin, perfectus, translates to “completed, excellent, accomplished, exquisite”. The verb form is defined as “to bring nearer to perfection; to improve; to make better”. Thus, taking these definitions, I can affirm that “I AM PERFECT!” I AM READY TO CHANGE MY THOUGHTS! I AM COMPLETE! I AM EXCELLENT! I AM ACCOMPLISHED! I AM EXQUISITE! It’s not to say that I am unblemished or without fault (the definition often thought of when one thinks “perfect”) but, that I AM IMPROVING! I AM MAKING MYSELF BETTER! I AM READY to MANIFEST my PPNs and my DMP! What a WONDERFUL affirmation!
I am only human yet, still perfect. There will be times when that OBP tries to sneak in and cause me to revert. The important thing is that I am able to recognize this and block that OBP from taking control by affirming, “I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy!”
Until next time…