Dawn's Stories
Dawn's Story about Affirmations

Crystal: I overheard a person in the restaurant talk about affirmations. Do you know what affirmations are?

Dawn: Yes, I use affirmations all the time. They are little sayings that encourage me and help me tell myself something more positive than what I was telling myself before. I call them words of wisdom.

Crystal: Like what? Give me an example.

Dawn: Sure, I use to tell myself that I was hopeless. That I could not heal myself, that only the doctors could do my healing. With this attitude they WERE the only ones who could help me.

Crystal: Uh huh

Dawn: Then I found in little sentence in a magazine I was reading that said "You have the power within to heal your self". I thought about it. (pause) This made a lot of sense to me. So I wrote it down and told myself over and over again. It was like my prayer. Then I wrote it on real bright paper and put it everywhere I went, like in my car, on the bathroom mirror, on the refrigerator, every where I looked. When I saw it, it reminded me to tell myself this over and over.

Crystal: Oh, I see, so when you tell your self over and over it becomes a part of you and what you believe!

Dawn: That's right! Now I do things differently. I not only work with the doctors but I help too by using my own special healing power and what I know is right for me. I am doing MUCH better now. I truly DO have the power within to heal myself.

Crystal: I like that idea. I think I'm going to try it.

Which of the following is an example of a personal message that you think you'd like to use?

  1. I am an important member of my family
  2. I am a well woman and teacher to my children
  3. Just do it!
  4. I accept myself. I like who I am.
  5. Never give up!
  6. Other

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