for the New Year 2017
It’s the beginning of a new year
and a time when some people focus on new resolutions. They usually involve what they perceive as
positive changes they desire in their life, problems they wish to solve, “bad”
habits to break, or a statement of new goals they hope to attain. To support
the resolutions, it can be helpful to use affirmations that are focused on for
just a few minutes at a time daily or weekly throughout the period involved,
usually for the coming year.
The affirmations and resolutions
can help to program the subconscious mind by modifying consciously held beliefs
that are limiting and acting as an obstacle to the fulfillment of desires and
The following article on affirmations is a
summary of the ideas presented in the book The Nature of Personal Reality,
by Jane Roberts.
I have taken the liberty to rearrange the
order in which some of the original text appears for the purpose of clarity and
continuity, eliminating other statements on equally important ideas. A complete
discussion of the original text can be obtained by reading in full Sessions 669
and Sessions 672 through 677 in the book.
Session numbers are used in place
of page numbers due to the many editions by various publishers over the years.
Although the original publication date of the title was 1974, one would be hard
pressed to find any better discussion on the topic of affirmations. This
discussion differs from many others in that it incorporates ideas from a
worldview that may not be considered “conventional” or “mainstream”. It is
drawn from a worldview that presents a very workable and exciting view of
reality and how its events are formed.
Even as you read, if you feel
skeptical about the ideas presented, I ask that you momentarily suspend your
disbeliefs that may surface and at least try to absorb the meaning that is being
communicated and the power that you have that is being sated.
It may only be unconsciously held
fears that are preventing you from obtaining your stated resolutions. Fears
that are rooted in core beliefs that lead to dysfunctional and limiting behaviors
can be overcome. These affirmations are here to help in that process.
May all your expectations come
true and may all your expectations be the best ones for you and all concerned
that may be helpful in your journey. Intentional accomplishments that are at
someone else’s expense are never the best ones for you.
I hope you have a very fulfilling
2017 and beyond.
[The text below in quotes is taken from the
book by Jane Roberts:
The Nature of PersonalReality, Sessions
669, 672 – 677.The order of occurrence has been changed in some instances.]
“Affirmation means the loving acceptance of your own unique
individuality. It may involve denial, where you refuse to accept the visions or
dogmas of others in order to more clearly perceive and form your own visions.
Affirmation means accepting your soul as it appears in your
creature-hood. You cannot deny your creature-hood without denying your soul.
You cannot deny your soul without denying your creature-hood. Your core of
being is as a soul in chemical clothes.
Such affirmation will
lead you to your own inner discoveries, and attract from the deepest
portions of your being the particular kind of information, experience, or
perception that you need.
You as a soul are above all, a fountain of energy, creativity,
and action that shows its characteristics in life precisely through your
ever changing emotions. You cannot have a physical self without emotions
anymore than you can have a day without weather. Emotions follow beliefs. The
loving acceptance of your self will allow you to ride through beliefs as you
would through the changing characteristics of countryside. The more a belief
encourages you to use your abilities and vitality, then the more affirmative it
Physical reality springs from your imagination, which follows
the path of your beliefs.
Emotions are natural
ever-changing states of feelings, each leading into another in a free flow of
energy and activity- colorful, rich, glowing tints that bring variety to the
quality of consciousness. To refuse emotions is futile. They are one of the means
by which physically attuned consciousness knows itself. Emotions are not
destructive. One emotion is not good and another one evil. Emotions simply are.
Emotions are elements of the power of consciousness filled
with energy. You cannot affirm one emotion and deny another without setting up
barriers. You may have tried to hide what you think of as negative feelings in
the closet of your mind because you do not trust aspects of your individuality
Dogmas or systems of thought that tell you to rise above your
emotions can be misleading – even somewhat dangerous. Trusted, your
feelings will lead you to psychological and spiritual states of mystic
understanding, calm, and peacefulness. Followed, your emotions will lead you to
The normal intellect, oriented so precisely by beliefs
to the inevitability of a one-focused kind of perception, is limited. Your
brain insures your bodily survival and follows your conscious beliefs about
reality. There is always a harmonious unifying connection between your beliefs
and your activities.
A certain kind of
affirmation of self allows the brain to tune into these more spacious methods
of perception that are the natural characteristics of the mind. The kind
of affirmation involved is one of transcendence, in which for a time you affirm
your reality in flesh and at the same time state your independence from it –
and realize that both of these conditions exists simultaneously. A dual
perception takes place in which the spacious mind is activated. By “activated”
I mean that you are suddenly aware of the spacious mind’s existence.
You will not use your spacious mind until you affirm its
reality within yourself, and until you are ready to handle the additional data
which will then become consciously available to one extent, or another. The
spacious mind represents latent abilities of consciousness that can be more or
less normal functions. Just as your muscles become more resilient with use,
psychic abilities and intuitive powers do also.
Affirmation always involves the acknowledgement of your power
in the present. Denial is the surrendering of your power in the present.
Affirmation then is the acquiescence to your ability, as a spirit in flesh, to
form the physical reality of your creature-hood. Your intent, images, desires
and determination form a psychic force that is projected out ahead of you. You
send the reality of yourself from your present into what you think of as the
Affirmation does not mean sitting back and saying, “I can do nothing, it’s all in fates hands,
therefore whatever happens, happens.” Affirmation is based upon the
realization that no other consciousness is the same as your own, that your
abilities are yours and like no others.
Affirmation means saying “yes” to yourself and to the life
you lead, and to accepting your own unique person-hood. That affirmation means
that you declare your individuality. Affirmation means that you embrace the
life that is yours and flows through you. Your affirmation of yourself is one of
your greatest strengths.
Affirmation does not mean a bland wishy-washy acceptance of
anything that comes your way, regardless of your feelings about it. You do not
have to say “yes” to people, issues, or to events with which you are deeply
disturbed. You can affirm your uniqueness quite properly at times by saying
“no”. Individuality grants you the right of making decisions. This may mean
sometimes saying “yes” or “no”.
Affirmation means acceptance of your own miraculous complexity. It means
saying “yes” to you own being.
Affirmation means acquiescing to your reality as a
spirit in flesh. Within the framework of your own complexity, you have the
right to say “no” to certain situations, to express your desires, to
communicate your feelings. Affirmation is the acceptance of your individuality
in flesh. It is a spiritual, psychic, and biological necessity, and represents
your appreciation of your singular integrity.
Biologically, affirmation means health. It means you go along
with your life, understanding that you create or form your own experience,
emphasizing your ability to do so. Affirmation is the acceptance of yourself in
your present as the person that you are. Within that acceptance
you may find qualities that you wish you did not have or habits that annoy you.
Simply knowing that you form, or create your own reality
can free you from some limiting concepts that have held you back in the past.
This conscious knowledge alone will trigger intuitional responses within the
inner self, so that you will receive helpful information through dreams,
impulses, and ordinary thought patterns.
The dream world operates as a creative situation in which
probable acts are instantly materialized; laid out in actual or symbolic form.
When you ask others to interpret your dreams you are automatically putting the
fulfillment of your own potentials a step away.
When you ask another to tell you the direction of your life,
then to some extent you keep from yourself the realization that you yourself
If you affirm the basic grace of your being, then this will
automatically weaken the beliefs that you have that are contrary to the
principle that you create your reality.
When you affirm your own rightness in the universe, then you
cooperate with others easily and automatically as a part of your own nature.
You, being yourself, help others be themselves. Because you recognize your own
uniqueness you will not need to dominate others, nor cringe before them. You
will not be jealous of the talents you do not possess, and so you can
open-heartily encourage them in others. You will begin to trust yourself. You must begin to trust yourself sometime –
I suggest you do it now.
The Point of Power is in the Present …Seth
You must not expect to be “perfect”. Your ideas of perfection
mean a state of fulfillment beyond which there is no future growth, and no such state exists. Perfection is not
being, for all being is a state of becoming. This does not mean that all being
is in a state of becoming perfect, but in a state of becoming more of
You are a multidimensional personality. Trust the
miracle of your own being. Make no divisions between the physical and the
spiritual in your lifetimes, for the spiritual speaks with a physical voice and
the corporeal body is the creation of the spirit. You cannot fear your own
being and expect to travel through it, to explore it, to explore its
dimensions. First you must take the simple step of affirming your identity.
That affirmation will release those attributes that you have and open up new
avenues of experience.
Do not place the words of any guru, minister, priest, scientist,
psychologist, friend – or my words – higher than the feelings of your own
being. You can learn much from others, but the deepest knowledge must come from
Trust no person who tells you that you are evil or guilty by
reason of your nature or your physical existence, or any such dogma. Trust no
one who leads you away from the reality of yourself. Do not follow those that
tell you that you must do penance, in whatever form. Trust instead the
spontaneity of your own being and the life that is your own.
If you do not like where you are, then examine those beliefs
that you have. Bring them out into the open; there is nothing within you to
fear. Tell yourself this often:
“My Life Is Mine, and I Form It”
Create your life now, using your beliefs as an
artist uses color. You create your life through the inner power of your being,
whose source is within you and yet beyond the self that you know. Use those creative abilities with understanding