by Sharon Stewart
Sharon: I’ve been listening to the I AM Discourses and finding some of it hard to understand. But some things make sense. St Germain says to use the I AM to affirm what you want to see manifest: I AM the manifestation of perfect health in every organ of this body.
He said to avoid all words that pertain to limiting conditions, like “sick”, “broke,” expressing limits in someone’s character, maybe your own, maybe others’: stupid, dumb, jerk, arrogant, nasty, pompous, aloof, bitchy, self-centered, greedy… and so on. That makes sense.
Ivo: Understand these words are limiting and not surprisingly, they are all negative in nature. That is because negativity is contractive in nature therefore it limits itself. Positivity is expansive in nature and leads to new avenues. Negativity is negative and leads to stalemate and stagnation.
Ambitious, assertive, sociable, brave, clever, compassionate, creative, energetic, humourous, humble, industrious, principled, realistic, self-confident…..
Do you see how these words are expansive? When you consider these words you see opportunities for growth? When you apply these words to yourself and to others as well, you are being expansive in nature. You must apply these words to others because they are your reflection. In limiting others, you limit yourself.
You often tend to look at what is wrong with other people instead of seeing what is right about them. In so doing, you limit yourself and this is the ego to blame here.
“He is so nasty!” When you do not see the irony of your commenting on the character of that person in that way.
“She is so greedy!” When to be able to recognize the flaw in another indicates that you at some time or another, have held that same flaw. And this pertains to your past lives as well. You may very well be familiar with these traits because you have harboured them before. If not in this life, than in other lives. Yes.
So you must understand that since you grew beyond having these traits, the other that you criticize will in time as well.
By using negative descriptions of others and of yourself, you contract your energies. When you use expansive words you urge your energetic body to open up and be available, to magnetize, better possibilities.
Imagine your light body closed down and hunkered over itself, or imagine your light body expansive in nature, reaching out, voluminous and stretching itself to open itself up to possibilities.
You do this daily as your moods change. Your light body will retract when it feels threatened, oppressed, and attacked, even when the attack comes from yourself! Yes! Your light body will expand, become lighter and begin to stand in its power when you use words that are expansive, complimentary and integrous. The same happens when you harbor fearful thoughts: your light body contracts and is not available to the abundance of the world during that time.
To attack another with negative words, to cause another’s light body to contract, is to attack yourself as well. It is universal law.
To see beyond what you perceive to be flaws in another and to forgive or to see the opposite nature of what the person appears to be showing you now, is to expand both of you.
Forgiveness lifts your anger and your burdens, and it raises the frequency of the other you are forgiving, so that the likelihood of their committing the same act is reduced. Love heals. Sending love to those who you need to forgive heals both of you. That too, is universal law.
Me: Oh, this is great, Ivo! Thank you.
Ivo: My love, and to all of you, remember to use one of these words to describe yourself today and note how you feel. Repeat if necessary.
Use some of these words to describe yourself and others today.
(edited by permission)