Friday, February 29, 2008


10. The pressure of my blood is healthy and relaxed.

9. My body is in perfect balance and harmony.

8. My thoughts are positive and create a sense of well-being.

7. All will be well.

6. Only good comes to me.

5. I speak with love and am heard with love.

4. I eat food that nourishes me and makes me feel great.

3. I fall asleep easily and sleep peacefully and solidly, awakening restored and excited for the day ahead.

2. What I ask for is given to me, always, I am grateful in advance for all my needs being fully met.

1. I am happy and grateful for my perfect experiences.

I gotta tell you, dear readers, this stuff WORKS! I've never felt better in my whole entire life. Never. Better. Since I started doing this I have gone cold turkey off my meds for this, that and the other. Every time I start to panic about all I "know" can be a side-effect of such a move, I turn my thinking around and say, "I am in perfect balance and harmony in my body, mind and spirit."

** Read Lee Wolf Blum's comment below, she is TOTALLY right, and I was irresponsible in suggesting otherwise! Please, dear readers, don't go off your meds!

I feel FANTASTIC! And, look at the clock! 7:26! I just awoke from a an 8 1/2 hour SOLID sleep filled with gentle dreams!

This affirmation stuff works. Try it, you'll like it! Believing is seeing!


lo said...

I would like to order a Venti #3 and a tall of #1

shauna said...

I need to get back on my affirmations. I got out of habit awhile back and it does make a difference. Congrats, Carrie!

Lee Wolfe Blum said...

sorry...I am in disagreement here Carrie :(
Going off your meds might be fine for you, but I have met waaaay too many people who must stay on their bi-polar and other mental illnesses. (I could write a blog on what I have seen when people who need to be medicated....aren't!)

Studies of the brain show that some people must take certain chemicals synthetically b/c they don't get them naturally. I am all for positive affirmations and Dialetical Behavior Therapy (which is what these are) BUT...I don't advise going off meds for the majority of the population. For the average "I need Prozac b/c I am moody" fine...but the others we are talking DANGER WILL ROBINSON here!
Sorry for my long your your dialectical behavior therapy...don't love advising going off meds.

Anonymous said...

I bought myself a sign for my kitchen, it says" good things are going to happen". I believe.

Not enough to stop my Effexor, but enough to make me feel optimistic and hopeful.

Drama Mama said...

I smell some Louise Hay.

I recognize those affirmations - I can hear her saying them into my ear - as she did for so many years during grad school.

Thank you for this. I'm ordering up some Louise RIGHT NOW.


Jenny said...

Happy for you :-)

Michelle O'Neil said...

I read this twice.

I agree, some folks really need meds and should never go off of them, but I don't think you were "advising" anyone by writing of your experience.

Not to be all Tom Cruise, but pharmeceuticals are super hyper WAAAAYYYYYY over prescribed. Anyone can write for them. You don't have to be a mental health specialist. You can get them in one visit at the gyn office. Anyone can get them for anything. That's not how it was supposed to be.

It's a big money maker and many people would do better to look inward and face their issues.

You go Carrie. Do what you gotta do. Medicated or not you are awesome.

Feel good.


riversgrace said...

While the caution about going off meds is valid, I'm so glad that you felt 'resourced' enough to explore going off. For people who do take them for therapeutic reasons, the whole point is that the medicine give the brain(chemistry) and mind (awareness) a new ground, a new normal, a healthy range to experience. Once embodied, with proper resources, one ideally tapers off and utilizes internal awareness to 'regulate' their state. With the body memory of a new 'ground', the work then becomes using other tools to 'return' to the stable state.

I think people aren't encouraged enough and given the skills to access that new state without medication. And that would be the overuse of meds due to lack of better therapeutic options.

Deb said...

Wow! I can hardly wait to see where this path takes you. You are strong and brave and amazing. Much love to you.

Anonymous said...

Love that you are in a place where you don't feel the need for your medication anymore. I think that is such a GREAT place to be, and I am really happy for you. BUT, be careful going off the medication cold turkey, please. I know you know this, but you really are suppose to wean off. It is just not healthy for your body. Be careful!

Beautiful affirmations Carrie, just beautiful.

Retiredandcrazy said...

KISS and seize the day,love, Ann xx