I did an emergency affirmation yesterday and it worked beautifully. It was similar to what I wrote about in this post.
The emergency in question was me on a rickety stepladder in a windstorm refilling the bird feeders.
I don’t have a great sense of balance and have been known to randomly trip over the air. It’s controllable, though, and I’ve had great results with Gingko Biloba. I can actually take my hand off the handlebars to signal a turn while biking without listing dangerously to starboard.
Being on a 37-year-old wooden stepladder with nothing to grip to steady myself while reaching up and out to grasp the birdfeeder was moderately terrifying. Having the wind come straight for me did not help.
What to do?
Positive thinking was my best hope.
I repeated “Yes I can” over and over and louder and louder as I carefully eased the feeder down. As I did I focused as much of my energy as I could spare on my feet and mentally anchored them to the step I was on.
I was wonderful. It eased my fears immediately. I felt strong and confident and anchored and balanced.
I repeated the process to re-hang the feeder. Yes I can.
Sure, I was out in a windstorm talking to myself.