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How to Love and Accept Yourself. Creating and Using an "I Am" Poster

This lesson is a part of an audio course How to Love and Accept Yourself by Linda Bjork

One tool that can help you begin to believe the truth of your own inherent value, it's called an "I am" poster. An "I am" poster is simply a picture with an outline of a person that is filled with positive words like: loveable, kind, articulate, healthy, smart, worthy, calm, happy, loved, valued, appreciated, inspired, brave, safe, authentic, beautiful, strong, skilled, confident, joyful, positive, successful, and so on. You can easily create your own "I am" poster, but if you would like to use one that is ready-made, I invite you to visit the hope for healing website which has several different I am poster options that you can download for free. Simply go to hope for healing, and You can find them under the tab labeled "free stuff" or simply type "I am poster" in the search bar.

An "I am" poster helps reawaken the truth that our value is intrinsic. Our true value comes from the inside, rather than from external sources like appearance, wealth, or popularity.

So how do you use an "I am" poster? It's pretty easy; you just spend time looking at it. Spend two minutes each morning and again each evening looking at it and reading it, while listening to inspiring instrumental music. As you read it, you'll be saying things like, "I am loveable, I am kind, I am healthy, I am smart, I am worthy, I am calm, I am happy, I am loved, I am valued, I am appreciated, I am brave, I am safe, I am strong, I am, confident, I am joyful, I am successful," and so on.

The combination of the visual images and words in the "I am" poster engages both hemispheres of the brain and facilitates improvements in reprogramming our patterns of thinking. Adding background music takes it to a whole new level.

Choose background music as the orchestral film music played in the background of your favorite movie. This music is commonly known as "epic music." Just do a quick search on YouTube, and you'll have numerous playlist choices available in an instant.

The soothing power of music is well established. Different kinds of music can produce different kinds of emotions, and we can use that to our advantage as well. Some music lets you know that the hero is about to do something brave and amazing, and other music lets you know that everything is peaceful and going to turn out okay. Either of these might be just what you need. Perhaps you need a boost of confidence and power, or perhaps you're in need of a calming reassurance that these new ideas are safe and that everything is going to be okay.

In the next lesson, we'll be talking about the power of repetition.

In closing I'd like to share a quote by Lacey Ramburger, she says, "At the end of the day darling, you are enough. You always have been. It may have taken you a while to see that and to finally reach this place, but you have always been enough."

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Linda Bjork