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It’s far too easy to be negative, fearful, to isolate ourselves, or even to be angry after so many changes occurred in this past year for all of us.  But what that does to us is incredibly damaging.  Our bodies react to those negative emotions in negative ways.  We know this from our own experiences.  Fear, isolation, negativity, anger — none of those “feel” good.  We might feel justified expressing them from time to time, but they don’t lower our blood pressure, bring a deep smile that comes from the heart, or calm our breathing and put us in a beautiful, peaceful state.

So, how do we control those emotions without them controlling us?  There are many tools offered in the Master Key Experience course.  One of the tools we studied this week is the concept of putting myself in harmony with positivity AND everyone and everything.  That’s a novel approach for many.

What we do is put our focus on the positive whenever negativity comes up.  And we can use affirmations for that!  You get to choose statements, inspiration, verses that can instantly transform you into your “happy place”.  Write them down on index cards and carry them with you so that whenever the negative pops up, you can pull out your card, read it, smile, and be back in harmony with your true self.

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But there’s more to it than selfishly affirming positivity for yourself.  Haanel, in Chapter 9:25, wrote, “Not only did I affirm it for myself, but for others that I knew needed it.  I want to emphasize this point.  Whatever you desire for yourself, affirm it for others, and it will help you both.”

He created an affirmation that brought him out of a serious state of illness and encourages us to use it as well, “I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy.” (9:24).  And while we wish it for ourselves, of course, it’s important to wish that for others.

And so in this beautiful beginning of a new year, I wish you wholeness, perfection, strength, power, love, harmony and happiness.  Have a joyful 2021!

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