A positive approach

“Do not say a little in many words

but a great deal in a few.”

 Pythagoras (Greek philosopher and mathematician, BC 580-500)


Positive affirmations are another way to stay healthy!! 

I allow myself to open up.

I feel at peace.
I love and appreciate myself as I am.
Its okay for me to have fun and enjoy myself.
All things are working together for good in my life.

I love and care for my body.
I exercise.
I am getting better every day.
I am healing old wounds.
I let go of unnecessary emotional pain.
I say no when I want to.

I ask for help when I need it.
I am resilient.
I handle conflict and tension with grace

I nurture myself.
I learn from my mistakes.
I put my worries in perspective.

I am a friend to myself.
I am worthy.
I choose what I want.
I am open minded.

I have a positive attitude filled with happyness.
I live in the present moment.
I encourage myself.
I look for solutions.

I am centered and balanced.
I can change.
I am creative.

I forgive myself.
I let go of resentment.

I value myself.
I nurture my spirit..
I express my feelings with respect

I love myself.

I am grateful.

I am kind and gentle.
I choose that which I enjoy.

I accept myself.
I find beauty everywhere.
I accept responsibility for my life.

I remain calm in stressful situations
I look forward to opportunities
I take action when something is important to me.
I accomplish my goals.

I allow my body to relax when at rest.
I nurture myself.

I love myself.

 

The list of positive affirmations can be put in audio and listened to at night when you go to sleep.  You can hear more about this method on youtube here or use one of the methods below.  Its recommended to have background music of Baroque (Largo) or other soothing music.

I've recorded an .mp3 of the positive affirmation list on the previous chapter. I play the mp3 using VLC media player (a great shareware media player by the way) and loop it.  I have a couple versions  so I usually pick several to loop through.  I then get on the internet and run Pandora.  I have a radio station of Zen Breakfast with Ulrich Schnauss and Calm Meditations added on.  I personally think its important for the music to be soothing for you.   With VLC looping my voice and Pandora playing in the background I go to sleep.   I love that the music is always changing versus listening to something canned.  After a while Pandora will stop but I'm asleep by then.  It took me a while to embrace this concept, but I'm glad that did. The first night that I did this I felt a little queasy the next day.  I could feel that my mind had different ideas than the positive affirmations so was struggling with them.  My old way of thinking was making me sick to my stomach.  Since then I have had moments where I feel positive, free, and at complete ease.  I've been doing a lot of internal work and the audio helped me breakthrough to another level.


List of Music 

 

Baroque Largo List:

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
6 Concerti after Vivaldi.
Concerto for Harpsichord in C Major / C minor / F Major, BWV 976 / 975 / 978.
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056.
Concerto for Flute and Strings in G Major, BWV 1056.
Suite for Orchestra No. 3, BWV 1068. --- "Air".

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
Concerti Grossi, Opus 5. --- Concerti 7, 8, 9, and 10.
12 Concerti Grossi, Opus 6.

George Frederick Handel or Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)
12 Concerti Grossi, Opus 6.
Concerto Grosso Nr. 1 in B flat Major, Opus 3.
Music for the Royal Fireworks. -- Concerti No. 1 and 3.

Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
Canon in D Major.

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Concerto in G Major for Viola and String Orchestra.

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
6 Flute Concerti, Opus 10.
Flute Concerto Nr. 4 in G Major.
The Four Seasons. -"Winter".
Concerto in C Major for Mandolin, Strings, and Harpsichord.
Concerto in D Major for Guitar and Strings.
Concerto in D minor for Viola d'amore, Strings, and Harpsichord.

 

Details of creating your own mp3 digitally.

Digitally record your voice saying the list of postive affirmations on the previous chapter pausing about two full seconds between statements.  Its best to repeat each statement 3 times. It should take about 17 minutes if you read each line three times, about 5:30 minutes if read just once.  

Equipment for creating: Windows computer w/microphone, internet access

Equipment for playing: mp3 player or Windows computer w/speaker

Software: Windows Sound Recorder, VLC media player, mp3trim.exe, ITune

Internet site: Pandora

Windows Sound Recorder: Windows Sound Recorder records .wav files from any source on your computer and can be found under Accessories and Entertainment. The Windows Sound Recorder has a 60 second window to record but you can bypass this limit and record longer.  Recording 60 seconds blank, save it, and then using the insert command to insert it into the Windows Sound Recorder until you have enough time. If you have a microphone for your computer you can use the Windows Sound Recorder to record your voice.  If it doesn't work, you will have to use an alternative like a digital recorder or Iphone.

Windows Sound Recorder can also be used to record your computer's audio output so you can record output from Pandora and VLC media player as they play simultaneously.

ITunes: ITunes can be used to convert .wav files into .mp3 files.

VLC media player: The VLC media player is shareware which can play .mp3 files in a loop.  It has a playlist as well.  More than one VLC media player can be run at a time.

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