Access teaches some great affirmation types to say also that I'm sharing which may be useful:
At first glance, most people think you are crazy if you say the first one, but its kind of putting you in a place of least resistance, but expectance that even during bad things something better can happen and it invites the universe to particpate in bringing more.
Ah, will definitely work on that.
Well you can work on it or just have fun with it and experiment and see what happens instead.
My statements do not compare things to what could have been?
They are statements of acceptance and also invitation to greater possibilities.
Yeah, but I would be saying it out of lack.
Yes but even so you will be inviting change in through the words you are using. Whilst lack isn't a great space to be in to create, even if you are creating from lack here you are still creating something better and greater and inviting possibilities which in turn leads from the lack to creating and feeling good which is the ultimate goal after all.
Jesse, stand back and look at your above comments. You are visualizing how things could have been worse and feeling kind of lucky they were not. This is still a negative perception of the events. Can you identify a situation that happened where you felt really bad, but now think of it again. Think of it as if it happened to someone else. Can you see anything positive in that situation? Even if it's a small seemingly insignificant thing?
Some people are saying some of those statements may conjure negative thoughts, but the *only* important thing here is which statements provide relief for you. If those statements, in a certain context, provide emotional relief for you, then clearly it's a good step.
and yes, sometimes negative statements do provide relief.
Astro, what is relief? If the comment makes you feel a little better, is a little better good or is it a little less bad? I'm just saying grab the bull by the horns and turn it around. We have the ability to greatly improve our lives, we should not settle. LOA, we attract the same energy we put out..Put out strong positive energy when ever possible.
Just to add a little more to the explanation. I'm not saying any other approaches are wrong, I just have this extreme passion to act when I feel the passion. For many years I set back and waited for the good to come to me and I did get some good things but it was just OK. After reading the Secret, I tried adding manifestation to my meditation. I then learned to reach out when I was inspired. The more I did, the more energy I got back. It's wasn't work, it wasn't drudgery, it was like a self charging battery. The more I did, the more I wanted to do and the more ideas just kept flowing into my brain.
This is my way and I do push it in hopes others can feel this passion too.
Relief is an improvement of your vibrational standpoint. I sound like Abe fanboy, but they do talk about this a lot, and it does have merit. Its utility stems from the fact that making a giant vibrational or emotional leap from a negative state to a happy state is difficult, while making one incrementally is easier. So, for example, it could involve making negative statements that make you feel better, then gradually easing into positive statements. But if you can confidently focus on your passion, or positivity, then by all means can skip the 'training wheels' :D