The Two Most Powerful Words You Can Ever Speak
There is a benevolent hand guiding each of us in this Universe. It is constantly creating the events and forces in our lives that move us toward growth. When we examine this guiding light, we should embrace adversity and all that it can teach us. And for us to change anything adverse, we must first imagine it differently. As Wayne Dyer explains,
Everything that now exists was once imagined. So, if you want something to exist, you must first be able to imagine it.
~Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Wayne Dyer on ‘I Am’
The two most powerful words in the English language are what God spoke to Moses in the Bible, “I am.” You are God. God is someone who is deep within each of us. It’s that tiny spark you can call on at any time. Every thought that you have is really a thought of God – we are all using this one mind. Are you staying aligned with it? Learn to think like God thinks.
In an interview with Lilou Mace on Gaiam TV, Dr. Dyer was asked about the most important things we should know.
- Who we are is not really our body at all – we are grander than this physical form
- The words I Am are the most powerful words you can speak over your life
- “When you align yourself with the mind of God, you share and attract the things that you want rather than what you don’t want.” ~ Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Dyer helps us realize that each and every one of us can live an extraordinary life. We can manifest anything we want, as long as we do the work by honoring our inner divinity and living from our highest self.
Be still enough to tune into the awareness of what’s moving all these pieces in your life around. You have a secret garden within you where you can make something happen and overcome anything that’s happened in your life.
When these circumstances come up, don’t play the why game.
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Are you playing the “why me?” game? Acting like the victim in your life’s story? This is your ego at play – it never wants you to be satisfied or have the upper hand. When you are engaging in life from a place of ego, you are “Edging God Out.”
Being in the Moment
In the moment, have gratitude for all the good and also all the bad – everything that’s going on. If you’re always waiting for the perfect moment, or the better job, or the better relationship, then you are missing the present moment of now. Now is all we ever have. So what is it that’s asking to be healed in your life that you can work on beginning right this very minute?
Getting Ahead of Your Vibration
The art of manifestation is where you can get out in front of things you want and see them coming at you. This is choosing to vibrate on a disc of higher consciousness, something we all can learn to do. We have the power to choose our thoughts, moment by moment, day by day, in order to reprogram our approach to life.
When you abandon making choices, you enter the vast world of excuses.
~ Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Make the Shift
You can make the shift. Live a God-realized life. Learn to think like God thinks. Use your hands to serve with love.
~ Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
And most importantly, “Don’t die with your music still inside you.”
We’re fortunate you gave us the music of your soul before transcending this planet. Rest in peace, Dr. Wayne Dyer.
Why Having an Altar Supports Your Emotional Well-Being
Having an altar adds beauty to your home and can bring immense benefit to your emotional, spiritual, and mental well-being. Your altar is an expression of your spirit, a place to go when you need healing or inspiration, and a sacred space to help you cultivate deep presence and daily ritual. There are no set rules for how your altar should look or feel. It can be very simple or more elaborate, as long as it feels beautiful and aligned for you personally.
Although how you build your altar is personal, there are some key things that can uplift and beautify the vibe as you set forth on a regular practice of soul-care for emotional well-being. Consider your altar as a symbol — how you show up and take care of it can become a compass for how you are showing up and caring for yourself. The more you tend to your altar, the more its healing and clarifying energy swells.
Covered in sweet smells, candle flames, and sacred enchantments, my altar feels like a little campfire. It’s a familiar warm space that lights up my spirit and allows me to settle into my body as I restore my mind.
It’s where I meditate, journal, and contemplate.
It’s where I go when I feel overwhelmed or emotional.
It’s my landing pad when I need guidance or want to gather my inner resources.
The more I connect to my altar space, the more comforting and magnetic it becomes. I’ve had some of my heaviest cries and deepest prayers at my altar. I’ve been met by some of my greatest ideas or moments of clarity here, and I’ve experienced incredible stillness where my nervous system was finally able to soften.
When I regularly infuse my altar with meditations, prayers, and rituals, it swells into a deeply calming yet energized space, which helps me feel more emotionally fit. But when I ignore my altar and let it collect dust for too long, this ‘charge’ dissipates.
Do you sense the metaphor here? For me, neglecting my altar is a pretty good sign that I’ve also been neglecting my self-care needs, whether it be meditating, journaling, or working with my oracle cards. This neglect eventually finds its way into the many layers of my emotional health, both how I feel on the inside and how it is expressed on the outside.
Why Have an Altar?
There is a ceaseless rise and fall to life that can be both beautiful and overwhelming depending on the day. With this pulsing fluctuation, it’s important to have something that consistently grounds us.
Our environment impacts our energy and perspective, which in turn drives our emotions. An altar can lift the vibration of our home, bringing an element of beauty, protection, and inspiration into our space. Having a well-loved sacred nook where we can recharge our spirit and dissipate mental static is key to centering ourselves, especially amongst the many evolutions, losses, triumphs, growing pains, and teachings that we are all bound to walk through during our lifetime.
Whatever your practice may look like, having a daily moment with your altar allows you to land back home in your body, where you can feel more emotional ease rather than mentally stuck.