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Being In Process: Shifting Affirmations to Be In Your Truth

Being In Process: Shifting Affirmations to Be In Your Truth (Week In Review)

In The Law Of Attraction, Michael Losier’s says that once you have identified your desire, the next step is to give your desire attention.  

He says, “The Law of Attraction brings you more of whatever you give your attention, energy and focus to.” He also says that each of us has a vibrational bubble surrounding us, and that captured in this bubble are all the vibrations we are continually sending out. Because The Law Of Attraction sends back to us whatever is inside this vibrational bubble, we want our desire – and all positive thoughts that focus on our desire – to be the only vibrations present. 

Affirmations are often seen as a way to encourage a positive outlook; a visualization to foster a sense of confidence in having something you desire. 

But Losier raises a very good point. 

What if your affirmation is simply not true?….. yet.

If, in your meditation or visualization process, you repeat certain words to yourself…

“I am happy”

“I love my body”

“I am successful”

with the intention that by saying these words, you heighten your confidence to achieve these things, you are also opening yourself up to the potential of negativity. 

Anytime we speak, we have a reaction based on how our words make us feel, whether that is shown or kept secret inside us. We all know this. When we say something we know isn’t quite true, we feel something not so right inside. 

What if, at this time of your life, you simply do not love your body. What if you, realistically, aren’t the image of success you would like? Well then, when you say these words, you will inadvertently create a negative vibration within you because the words will elicit a feeling of doubt

“But that’s not true…. I’m not happy right now.”

“But that’s not true…. I don’t love my body right now.”

“But that’s not true…. I’m not yet as successful as I would like to be.”

We can imagine all we want – and I think keeping that desire as a strong visual in our minds is very positive and important –  but when we state something that is simply not true for us, we send a negative vibration through our bodies because the statement activates doubt within us. 

The key to using affirmations, as Losier says, is that they MUST BE TRUE FOR US. If they are true – really really true for us –then it will make us feel good. 

So basically – it’s okay!! It’s okay to not use these glimmering shiny affirmations of “I love my body” “I am successful” etc. etc if they aren’t true for us because that’s simply not where we are. Instead, what if we used the words, “I am in the process of….”

When we are working toward something, we are in the process of getting what we want. Saying this statement, therefore, is speaking your truth, and as a result, the statement feels good. It feels good to know we are actively working toward something! When it feels good inside you, you are sending out a positive vibration. The Law of Attraction can then respond and bring you more of this exact same thing.

It could feel like you are stepping down off a pedestal by changing your words to these. But it also feels a lot lighter, with a lot less pressure, and a whole lot more grace. 

I am in the process of a lot of things. Achieving my dream. Achieving a healthy weight. Garnering a self love in which I feel confident and proud of taking care of myself and my body. Figuring out what matters most to me and learning to appreciate more breathe, more relaxation and more grace.

Last week I…

Took myself out for a window seat lunch

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I am in the process of learning that I am deserving of taking myself out; that I deserve to spend money on myself

 

I had an acting lesson, went to film class, worked on my script, went to a script reading for my upcoming film, and prepped and got myself to a theatre audition.

I had a last minute accompaniment coaching which cost far, far more money than I was expecting. I felt (and still do feel) really upset about it. But, I’ve been able to let it go and instead try to feel proud of myself for putting my goals and work first. Even if it uses all my money. 

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I am in the process of doing all I can, collecting all the resources and all the experiences, in order to achieve my dream 

 

I enjoyed moments of undistracted, unplugged silence 

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A breathe of lake air before my lesson

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A quiet coffee before work

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An afternoon sunspot

 

I am in the process of learning to find solace in small, quiet moments 

I am in the process of learning to be okay with being with myself 

 

I had three friends over to my house where I served up snacks and homemade apple/ginger/lemon cider whisky cocktails. I met up with an old classmate for a coffee and saw a play together. I had a date night with Dan where we ate tuna melts and watched, “Call Me By Your Name.” 

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I am in the process of trying to garner more friendships in my life

I am in the process of learning that time with others and relationships are more important than other things 

 

I had a morning of journaling and drawing and a morning in which I did a restorative yoga video. went to two yoga classes – one of which was an 1.5 hour Feelosophy class which was a mix of restorative yoga and MASSAGE THERAPY

 

I am in the process of learning that my body, like my inner child, has a voice

I am in the process of trying to choose breathe and gentle movement over tensing and over working myself

I am in the process of learning to love my body more and more and listen to its needs

 

I also did a good chunk of undistracted journalling and reading 

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I am in the process of attracting all the strength, courage and readiness to love myself, my body, and feel proud of being my true self 

 

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I am in the process of gaining the courage to see my body change

I am in the process of doing all I can to achieve my dream

I am in the process of learning to embrace and love giving my body more nourishment 

I am in the process of learning to feel strong at the thought of doing what’s right for me

 

We are all, always, in process. Have grace for yourself. Have grace for being in this process. Have grace for the lessons, the learnings, the mistakes, the regrets, the uncertainties, the confusions, the letting gos and the moving forwards that we all experience each and every day. I am not there yet. I am in process. 

Linking up with Meg for The Week In Review

Tell me,

What are you in process of?

 

 

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27 COMMENTS

  1. Alyssa | 29th Jan 18

    I love the “I am in the process of” statements. These are always so powerful for me and help me manifest what I want to see in my life.
    I am in the process of decluttering my brain of the constant thoughts that come in.
    I am in the process of having faith in my abilities.
    I am in the process of tuning into my body to see what I need.

    • Cora | 30th Jan 18

      I think its powerful because it also brings in compassion. With compassion and self love, we are able to tune into our true selves and therefore we are much more aligned with our goals and motivations. <3 to you.

  2. Emily Swanson | 29th Jan 18

    I love the reminder of being ‘in process of’; I would say, ‘I’m in the process of learning God’s great love for a sinner like me. I’m in the process of seeing His mercy every day and the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross that I didn’t deserve.’

    I LOVE that you got to find some quiet lake air, that you are learning the beauty and gift of friendship, that you got to get some quiet coffee moments this week, and found some quiet time for solace.
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    • Cora | 30th Jan 18

      Those quiet moments of solace are extremely grounding for my soul. They let me get back in tune with who I am, and with compassion. With compassion we are more aligned with our goals and what we want.

  3. Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets | 29th Jan 18

    I like this so much and can easily apply it to my own life. What wonderful advice.

    I am in the process of learning from others. 🙂

    I love the date nights, the finding peace in small things and the moments of solitude along with the socializing.

    Happy Monday and thanks for linking up.
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    • Cora | 30th Jan 18

      As we all are 🙂

  4. Naomi @ Naomi Why: Roots | 29th Jan 18

    This rings so true. I remember a few years ago trying to practice using positive affirmations and feeling like they weren’t really jiving with me. Reading this now, I realize it was because they weren’t true for me at that time. I love the “I am in the process of” statements. Right now, I’m in the process of learning how to be a more relaxed person. I’m also in the process of learning to not want to be everything for everyone.
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    • Cora | 30th Jan 18

      Yes!! Great!! It’s wonderful to be able to look back and realize those things… why they didn’t feel quite right. I hope this frame of wording can help you in your journey toward increasing self care and living the life you want for yourself

  5. Kaylee | 29th Jan 18

    Yay for taking your self out! And for a mighty fine looking piece of avocado toast. Score on the window seat! Natural light is the best.

    I love that idea of being in the process of something. As you said, using affirmations that aren’t true for my present selves fills me with a sense of cognitive dissonance; it doesn’t sit right.
    I am in the process of…
    – Discovering who I authentically am
    – & learning to love who that is
    – Trusting the future
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    • Cora | 30th Jan 18

      Yes exactly! Cognitive dissonance! It’s amazing the separation we can feel when something we are telling ourselves just isn’t quite right.

      Learning to love who that authentic person is…… That is where I am I process as well. <3

  6. Kat | 29th Jan 18

    I am in the process of learning. Not just learning about life but learning about myself, in so many different ways, every single day. I’ve learned that I have a LOT left to learn about myself and that thought alone freaks me out.

    • Cora | 30th Jan 18

      Does it help to know…. we are all, constantly, learning? It doesn’t end. But if we reverse that fear, how exciting is it to have a life where we are continually learning something? It would be a boring shame to become stagnant, no?

  7. Hannah | 29th Jan 18

    I just realize how rarely (if ever?) I’ve said “I am in the process of…” because I would always phrase the concept as “I am working on…” or similar. Like, I can’t just be, I have to be working. Huh.

    • Cora | 30th Jan 18

      Whoooo. Interesting. I’d be so curious to hear how you felt if you started changing the word “working” to “in process.” Keep me updated….

  8. Jamie@TheMomGene | 29th Jan 18

    This is EXACTLY why I have trouble with affirmations. They feel false to me half the time…the same reason I can’t journal well. But I like your idea of saying truths and hopes so much better. At least it’s honest! P.S. I love all your date nights with Dan. It makes me crave some with a Jody.

    • Cora | 30th Jan 18

      Maybe they are hard because we find it hard to state the real honest truth? Thats where the work of bringing compassion in comes to play. Hard though sometimes.

      Date nights. Amazing how they can be SO necessary even when you live with the person…

  9. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table | 29th Jan 18

    I love the affirmations. I don’t do enough of it and I really need it right now. It reminded me of something my dad used to do. He’d get ready for a big meeting or party, look in the mirror, and say “Damn Hall, you’re good looking.” Who does that?! HAHAHA!

    • Cora | 30th Jan 18

      We ALL NEED TO DO THIS. Way, way more. 🙂

  10. Joyce @ The Hungry Caterpillar | 29th Jan 18

    I love this idea–that an affirmation of being in process can be more gratifying than saying, “I am.” I am a mess is what I am, but working toward things, and I hope in a productive way.
    What did you think of Call Me By Your Name? My friend and saw it and both liked it, but we felt weird about the age difference. 17 and 24 seems iffy.
    Glad you had moments of joy in the midst of your frustration.
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    • Cora | 30th Jan 18

      :). Oh the beauty of being our own messes.

      Ummmm. Ok. Is it bad to say, I didn’t like it? :s. I thought the performances were strong and brave, and the music wonderful. But something really didn’t sit right. Im not sire exactly what and im still trying to think about it. It was curious to me that the age gap didn’t seem as focused on as the homosexuality. Dan and I were wondering….what would have been the reaction if the young boy had been a young woman?

  11. Sarah @ Bucket List Tummy | 30th Jan 18

    Tuna melts for dinner are my favorite quick to go. One thing that’s helped me feel better after spending more money than anticipated is telling myself that I’ve “invested” in myself and my future. Sometimes, when I look at it as an investment rather than a “cost,” my perspective changes. I also love how you acknowledge the process. I feel the process is so often overlooked because we so often want to be “there” (wherever there or the finish is), or be done. But the process is where we learn things. I think acknowledging that it’s okay to be in the process is such a great thing!

  12. Devon | 30th Jan 18

    WOW! WOW! WOW!! SUCH a POWERFUL post! I got chills reading it. I have been a reader of yours for awhile (or should I say fan? or is that creepy?! LOL) and I have felt a connection with everything you post but this one struck a chord with me. I have been through such a ringer over the past four months where things have just been downright awful and things were just not going the way I planned. (Key words right there) Finally over the past week, things have dramatically changed for the better! I just had to LET GO and LET GOD take over the process and BOY I’m glad I did. Through HIS process and guidance, I am finally feeling things are getting on track. But I absolutely LOVE that statement, “I am in the process of”. It means that journey never ends with a minor speed bump that we have the courage to remain strong and keep progressing forward. I wish you lots of love and luck in YOUR process! <3

  13. Ellie Pell | 30th Jan 18

    I am in the process of learning iMovie hahahaha
    Also, I really want to see Call Me By Your Name, which is not really my type of movie, but it looked SO GOOD! How was it?

  14. chasetheredgrape | 30th Jan 18

    Oooh I really like this! It’s so much more powerful than feeling bad for forcing yourself to think something is true when it really isn’t. By using the term ‘I am in the process of’ you automatically feel empowered and enthusiastic. You feel strong and confident. Who cares if it’s not present yet, all that should matter is that I am working on it… And the journey really is where the magic begins! 🙂

  15. danielle | 31st Jan 18

    deep.. this is so deep.. i have way too many thought about this but i’ll keep it short. i am in the process of becoming the best version of myself. well that’s the summary i suppose. i am in the process of trusting my partner. i am in the process of trusting that i am where i need to be. i am in the process of believing i am safe, always. i am in the process of loving myself completely.

  16. Kristy from Southern In Law | 1st Feb 18

    This is so perfect and your attitude is right what it should be. It is SO important to give yourself some grace ❤️

  17. Miss Polkadot | 1st Feb 18

    Up until now, the law of attraction was very abstract to me – and without reading the book, I think it still is – but this was really insightful. I like how “in progress” is a positive in-between. No black and white thinking but appreciating the fact that life doesn’t have to be that clear cut.
    It’s hard to answer your question about what I’m in progress of doing because I’m in a place where it feels I’m a work in progress in every part of my life. Not very successful in some, a bit better in others. I tend to be impatient about getting to wherever I want to be too fast and being frustrated by the progress but you’re making a truly good point of progress being a commitment and learning process we all need to go through and can’t rush.

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