“I am…” and the words that follow are the most powerful thoughts or words we can have.

“I am” statements are like mini promises to ourselves that gain momentum and take over. They move us in the direction of the statement. Being conscious of them is essential for attracting the health, joy and progress we desire while moving us away from the negative and what we do not desire in our lives.

Recognizing the Patterns

First, notice the words you choose and the inner dialogue with yourself. Is it uplifting and positive? Or does it echo what you don’t want? While it takes effort to have constant recognition of what you are putting after your “I am” statements, it’s in this work that you can begin your shift.

If you find yourself stuck in less than ideal patterns, gentle shifts can be something like…

  • I am tired so I give myself an earlier bedtime or I am tired so I will lay down and rest.
  • I am frustrated so I determine if I’m reacting from my highest.
  • I am depressed so I will take a walk and move my body (or talk to someone.)
  • I am angry so I will write down why or clear the air with the person I am angry with.
  • I am always sick so I will do________ each day to lovingly support my body.

Try noticing your I am statements throughout the day. When do you use them? Are they internal or do you say them out loud to yourself or others? When we say them in the presence of others, they will often be echoed and reinforced by those you’re talking to.

Rising Up

“I am” statements to help shift to a higher self-

  • I am compassionate with myself.
  • I am grateful I get to go to work.
  • I am thankful my body moves me in the ways that it does.
  • I am strong.
  • I am healthy.
  • I am loved.
  • I am abundant with….
  • I am loving to myself and others.
  • I am kind to myself.
  • I am thankful for…
  • I am constantly attracting…

As you move through the next hour, this day and this week, notice what you are putting after your “I am…” statements. In each one, you are reinforcing your reality.

Spend a few minutes setting your positive “I am” intentions that reflect your desires each morning in your mind, out loud and in writing. See how quickly the negative and unhelpful ones dissipate.

What are your favorite “I am” statements?