Neville Goddard said
"it is the feeling place that creates"
What some great responses!
When I read yours, Sir Neil, I just had to reply. This is pretty much exactly the type of thing I've been doing (saying) for similar issues as Susana's! I have been experiencing extreme ups and downs/highs and lows (mostly lows!) for some time now (a lot was due to a debilitating illness I battled through, and after years of being down, I think I just have had a tough time figuring out how to get myself back up physically again.) I had been having extreme lack of motivation, little interest in much of anything and just felt lethargic a lot, run-down and pretty much melancholic. It wasn't full blown depression, either. I didn't feel fulfilled in anything, really. Got to feeling quite useless, in fact.
So, after spending the last 5+ months trying literally every herbal energy and mood supplement available (and I do mean every one of them!), without a huge help, I finally started pushing the positive affirmations even harder. Instead of just spending time saying them over and over as I first woke up, I just started trying to put them into action. In fact, it's only been this week that I've finally began to start getting some results and feel more on-track!
I decided I'd just challenge myself, no matter how low my energy was or how crappy I felt. I was going to, one way or the other find something, anything to do that gave me a sense of fulfillment and productivity. I'd been doing "enough" I guess, but no matter how much more cleaning, helping, writing, working I done, it did not seem to make me feel fulfilled or good at the end of the day. Kept feeling like something was missing, probably fun! Lol. So, this past week, I've really pushed to find any opportunity to laugh, even at the times when I felt furious or like crying. I have been more determined than ever. I guess I realized that I was going to keep staying in that same place if I didn't break out a little and FEEL. Feel fun, laughter and excitement. I desperately needed it and then once I finally felt some of those things, I decided that I was going to find ways to keep feeling them, and so far, I've done pretty good each day I've held on.
So, I like that you said those things. I think some of what we look for most is things to look forward to, feel excitement over and just fun in general. It amazes me at how easy it is to stop having fun! It's insane and I never want to do that again. Lol.
So, Susana. I am going to second what Sir Neil has said. Definitely try those affirmations. What I did was, when I'd start feeling that typical low every evening, I'd work up (some days it was hard, but I didn't stop til I felt it, and even had to push to feel it tonight!) a feeling by keeping on repeating things like "this truly, truly is an incredibly amazing life. Wow, I feel so amazing. I feel fantastic. I'm so energetic. I'm in the perfect place. This feels SO good. Man, I just love feeling good. I feel good all the time! I could do anything. I'm so full of energy I could jump up and down. I love life. Life is just so much fun. I am so ecstatic and excited for whatever fun I know will come my way today. There is so much more fun to be had today. Fun is coming my way everywhere I look! There is so much excitement, thrill and joy in my life RIGHT NOW. Gosh, life! It's just so fantastically incredible and fun. It feels so good. I have all that I want and I am so happy. In fact, I'm gleeful and giddy and energy runs through me just like blood does. I'm so blessed to be able to feel this great everyday. I always feel great. I am always positive. Positive, healthy energy courses through me and radiates from me..."
Yea, I know! It sounds really crazy and it sounds like a lot, but I actually had to go that far and use that many words to work myself into the actual good feelings some days. I found that when I used more words like "fantastically, incredible life!" I felt the good feelings quicker and more powerfully than when I just kept repeating things like" I feel so good. I'm so energetic. Life's amazing." Using more words like what I described made it more intense for me whereas the example of "I feel so good" was left me with more of a plain bland feeling.
Definitely keep going with them until you amp yourself up into good feelings. I've also added to those by using "I'm so loving, I have so much love in my life. I radiate love and kindness. I'm a pleasure to be around. I'm so much fun. People enjoy being with me. I create fun everywhere I go." I will drive it into the ground some days. Lol. But so far, it's actually working for me and I think, as I've stuck through it every day, I think I'm starting to feel more fun natured and light-hearted and happy without trying now! I mean, it had gotten to a point where my SO even mentioned that it was so rare to see me smile these days and that's the opposite of what I'd always been before. So, I had really let my fun, happy self go big time. I'm getting it back though!
For instance, one reason I feel like this whole fun, happiness is becoming easier for me is because just today, soon after waking up, I was outside laughing hard with my niece, making all kinds of fun jokes and it hit me -- wow. I'm laughing and feeling good and actually having fun and I haven't even had coffee. Normally I'm a grouch and in a bad mood when I first wake up, especially with no coffee. So, I tried to kind of hold onto that feeling all day so I would keep it going. ;)
I am sure tomorrow, fun and happiness, energy and joy will come to me with even more ease! Perhaps I won't even feel the need for coffee. ;) Hope you arrive at the place of pure joy, fun and enough energy to enjoy every bit of your life and feel good doing anything you need or want to do! It's really a blessing to actually feel like doing things. Nothing better!