This meditation calls in your power by using repetitive powerful, positive affirmations. It helps retrain our brain to shift from a place of self-criticism to self-acceptance.

‘I Am’ meditation

Sit in a comfortable position – either cross-legged or with legs straight. Sit on the edge of a firm pillow to support your lower back. Ensure all distractions are turned off. Set a timer for six-ten or more minutes.

For the first minute, focus on your breath. Count your inhalations and exhalations. Try to increase the length of your inhalations and exhalations to slow your breathing down.

Now that your awareness is focused on your breath, start the following meditation.

Choose words that fill you up and raise your vibration, starting each sentence with ‘I am,’ and repeat until the timer sounds. If you run out of words, start over with the words you began with and repeat. Once the timer sounds, take a deep inhalation, hold for a count of three, slowly exhale, and hold out for a count of three. Rub your hands together in front of your heart center. Give gratitude for this meditation and to yourself for showing up.

Examples of words you could use for the meditation: Love, Peace, Light, Truth, Abundance, Passion, Joy, Purpose, God, Power, Inspiration, Motivation, Health, Wealth, Happiness, Prosperous, Energetic, Inspired, Powerful, Unstoppable, Spiritual, Blissful, Beautiful, Bountiful.

You can use adjectives or nouns or both. Simply state, ‘I am…’ and fill in the blank with what you desire to draw into your life as well as who you desire to be.

Examples:

I am powerful. I am passionate. I am peaceful. I am power. I am passion. I am peace. I am love. I am energy. I am healthy. I am happy. I am wealthy. I am prosperous. I am abundant. I am purposeful. I am prosperity. I am energetic. I am limitless.

Keep going. You can keep adding new words or repeat the words that resonate with you the most. The key is to use powerful, positive affirmations. This is who you really are and you are claiming it.

Find a time of day where you can sit uninterrupted for six-ten minutes. Set a goal to complete this meditation for three days in a row, then two more days, then two more. After a week, aim for another week. Keep going until you find that it sticks and becomes a permanent part of your routine. Aim to make it a non-negotiable activity each day.

Notice how you feel afterward. Notice how you feel throughout the day. Notice if anything feels different. Congratulate yourself for completing the meditation and for prioritizing your mental and spiritual health and your mindset.

Remember, you become what you believe so choose to believe what supports you in being the highest version of you.