The Danger of Negative “I AM’s”

I AM two words

How many times have you seen this image?  If you engage in any of the numerous spiritual social media pages, I’m sure you’ve seen it countless times.  The words are full of truth and power and they should not be taken lightly.

“I AM” statements tap into your limitless power and creativity as you were fashioned to co-create with God, the mighty “I AM.” But I challenge you to stop and think about how many times you use these same two words to say what you ARE NOT or negative I AM statements: I’m frustrated, I’m angry, I’m tired, I’m sick.

If you believe that you have the creative power to change your perspective, your energy, your outcome with I AM statements, then realize you also have the ability to devastate, destroy and perpetuate negativity when you declare negative I AMs.  I don’t mean to say that you are not allowed to be frustrated, angry, tired or sick.  I am saying that if you speak it, if you breathe life into the negativity it will linger if not grow.

When negative energy or feelings come into your life, choose to stay focused on the positive; I am calm, I am at peace, I am healed, I am rested.  It may not quell the feelings right away, but it does not give more energy to the negativity.  And when you are fighting with your teenage daughter (cough, cough) it may be particularly challenging to stay in that positive, happy place.  TRY ANYWAY!  My new personal favorite at the moment is “I AM a calm, patient mother.”    Now if I could just get the crabby teenage daughter to try “I AM a drama-free, happy 14-year-old” we could really see some miracles happen.

Blessings (and patience),


About Goddess Arriving

Welcome to Goddess Arriving! I'm a 52 year old mother of three budding goddesses, grad student, runner and seeker of all things spiritual. This blog is my "white space" to speak my truth and explore ways to live well and age with grace and wisdom.

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