Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Mirror exercise

sand mirror - espejo de arenaImage by Xavier Fargas via Flickr
Mirror, that I see/
Help me become the person/
I was born to be/
We begin this year with an exercise for those that are seriously looking for a change in the coming year. We often look past the very power that we have resting in us.  To be able to manifest our greatness we have to develop and walk ourselves through a process. On this Gye-Nyame Journey we will begin using the "Player's Pyramid" (book will be available later this year. I will be giving out samples of it soon to get feed back). The first step of the pyramid is Imani. So we need to develop faith in ourselves first and foremost.
My suggestion is that each morning for at least the next 30 days that we use our morning habits to help build up the power of Imani in ourselves. You can cut and paste the affirmation that I will share and print it out. I suggest that we hang it on the bathroom mirror and recite it as we brush our teeth. You can develop your own, I am just producing a framework for our practice. The beginning of personal power comes first by developing systems that empower us. I'm suggesting connecting your systems to habits you already have. For example brushing your teeth. Think about it, we face ourselves in the mirror everyday, but we may not even acknowledge how good we look, how healthy we are, and etc. Lets take this time to build our power as well as build faith in our own power.
For those that don't know what Imani means I wrote a short blog on it (Jan. 3rd). In short Imani is a principle in the Nguzo Saba (7 principles of Kwanzaa). This system is easily adapted for the use of SelfMastery™. Imani is the 7th principle and it stands for faith. Not just faith in beings, things and people around us, but faith in who we are and our destiny. This is what I called a focused faith in the "Great Spirit" that is in us, and around us. When we grasp this concept of faith we have achieved the first step to unleashing a miraculous power that will change our lives forever.
So when you rise I suggest while you are brushing your teeth or doing your hair you recite an affirmation, your personal mantra that you can reflect on during the day and draw energy from in the rough times. Here is an example of something you can recite to yourself:

You are growing everyday, and your power shines through
as you prepare for this great day that has been prepared for you
today you will become WISER, and you will learn something new.
you are BEAUTIFUL
and your beauty spills out into the world and blesses everyone around
you are HEALTHY
and it shows in your face and the way you walk
today is YOUR DAY
as your challenges will be stepping stones to your greatness

Just a sample, tweak it for your personal life. Remember to say "you" when in the mirror. I have found that it is a little more impactful for this exercise.

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