The Spine of an Affirmation

YOFA meditation cd Let's say the words are the bones.  Distinct structural supports.  They give the affirmation its shape.  They hold it up.

And then, just like the spine, there is the Intelligence that flows through the words.  Your consciousness glides through the hollow space within the words and ignites their meaning.  You fulfill the words with your experience.

Today, I am inviting you to bring your words into alignment with your inner truth so that your affirmations take hold.  To affirm means to make firm.  The bones offer that solidity.  So do the words. 

Your careful choice of words leads to mastery.  It leads to alignment.

When you choose the words for your affirmations with precision (here, "precision" means they feel just right), your whole system clicks into alignment and you resonate with the words.    Their vibration hums in your aura.  You become so true to yourself that your talents and abilities jump a notch.  It is a brilliantly worthwhile pursuit.

Try This:
When you speak your affirmations (or when you listen to the
I Am Love recordings) experience the relationship between the words and the consciousness (your consciousness) that flows through them.  Bring this delicate relationship into your awareness.  Feel the fluctuation as you gently move into and out of alignment with the words. 

YOFA meditation baby Don't be concerned about the out-of-alignment moments.  Here we are focused on cultivating sensitivity to the alignment process.  We are simply honing our skills at noticing when our "word spine" is in or out of alignment.

As you spend more and more time nurturing your awareness of the relationship between the "word-spine" of your affirmations and the consciousness that flows through them, you nourish your spirit.  Pretty soon, you will have no question about the creative power of your words. 

For more about the YOFA Affirmative Contemplation process, please visit:

To begin developing your own highly effective affirmations, join me on July 19th for the free (Yes, FREE!) YOFA Workshop by Phone.  Find out more here:

With Love and Appreciation,


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© 2006 Rebbie Straubing  All Rights Reserved

Wholeness and Relationships

Frontcoverbook1web_1 Dear Friend,

Have you gotten the book yet?

If so, turn to page 321.

The wholeness process offered in the book 101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life is particularly useful in relationships.

So often, when we experience conflict, disappointment, or betrayal in a relationship, we jump immediately to blame.

We may even attack the other verbally or physically, or if we have the power, militarily.

The YOFA Wholeness process offers a completely different option. In the moment of sitting to do this process, we take complete responsibility for our world.

We acknowledge the vibrational framework to which our reality adheres. We understand that we create our own reality.  And with that comes relief and empowerment.

In this Wholeness process we change our magnetism. Once that is accomplished, our relationships must change. It cannot be any other way.

The next time you sit to do this process, I invite you to feel the relief it offers when you unleash its healing power on the subject of a troubled relationship.

When you get whole on the subject of your relationship with that person, amazing shifts occur.  First they occur in you.  Next, they start manifesting in your actual relationship.

Free Workshop – You're Invited!

The next free, process oriented YOFA Workshops by Phone call is scheduled for July 19, 2006. You can sign up here:

Hope to "see" you there.

Love and Blessings,



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Getting Whole on a Subject

Frontcoverbook1web_3 It's how you create the most satisfying manifestations.

It's how you feel the best you can feel in your moment.

It's how your train yourself into clarity and alignment.

I'm talking about getting whole on a subject.

This has become one of my favorite phrases and if you've come to any YOFA workshops, you've probably heard it many times. 

When you get whole on a subject you enlist the power of your whole being.  That's the power that moves mountains.

Wholeness is the subject of my chapter in the new book 101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life.  In this chapter you'll learn how to do the process.  You can use this process everyday like I do, or you can keep it in your emotional emergency kit for those moments of overwhelm and upset.  It works either way.

Of course I recommend using it as an ongoing tool for discovering yourself and fine-tuning your inner alignment.  It's more fun that way.  But in a crunch, it can help you out of a tight emotional spot.

How does it work? 

How does it actually change your life?

I'll give you the secret right here. 

  • It helps you find your heart's true desire on any subject. 
  • Then it helps you train yourself into alignment with that truth on that subject. 
  • Then, as you know if you have been studying Law of Attraction, once you become such an utter and complete match to that which you desire, it must come to you.  (Check out the official Abraham-Hicks website at for everything you could possibly want to know about Law of Attraction)

As with all YOFA systems, it is almost so simple that you may want to pass it by.  I hope you'll take it with the deep intention with which it is given.  The more purely you do this process the more purely the fulfillment of your heart's desire manifests all around you.

You can learn this process by buying the book (and getting the $1500 worth of free bonus goodies) here:


By attending a free workshop by phone here:

Whether or not you decide to buy the book, I'd like to invite you to attend the free workshop.  You can participate from anywhere on the globe. It will take place live on the phone on July 19th 2006 at 8:30 PM Eastern Time.

You can find out more and sign up here:

I invite you to do both, get the book and show up at the workshop.

Hope to hear your voice on July 19th.

Love and Blessings,


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Manifesting Your Heart's Desire at


Affirmations and Penguins

penguin_1.jpg If you had been on the species creation committee in the sky, would you have created penguins?  Or would you have said, "Birds fly, they don't swim.  Therefore, no penguins allowed."

Of course you wouldn't say that!  But we do that all the time as we create our reality. 

We have a desire.  We see some reason why we think it is impossible or impractical and we tell ourselves the equivalent of, "No penguins allowed."

Here's what you can do about it.

The next time you find your spirit sinking because your desire seems impossible, create a "penguin affirmation" for yourself.   

Ask yourself:

What are the 2 things I want that seem to conflict with each other?  (They seem to cancel each other out.)

For example:

I want to be a bird and I want to fly through the water.


I want a high power job and I want to spend my days with my children.


I want to live in a sunny climate and I want to live near my family.

…You get the idea.

Now put them both in one affirmation and trust that if penguins can swim, some how or other, you can attract an unusual blend of the things you want in a way no one else has done before.

For tips on how to compose an affirmation, go to:

Here's a YOFA affirmation for today:

Every word I read awakens wisdom.

Affirming your joy,

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Manifesting Your Heart's Desire at

© 2006 Rebbie Straubing

Affirmations and Shoes

Accdcomp Dear Friends,

In the process of affirmative contemplation we choose words and phrases to dip like teabags in the water of our consciousness. 

We choose words that match the power and potency of our intention and allow them to set the dominant tone in our personal vibration. 

In this way, even if the opinions of others, the drone of the media, and the current of mass consciousness counter our intentions, we develop a beautiful and unconflicted field of light and joy around us on our chosen subject

When you try on an affirmation think about trying on a pair of shoes.

Fist of all, you notice if they are comfortable or not.  If they pinch you, or confine you, or if they are falling off and you have to work to hard to keep them on, they will not serve you for long walks on rough terrain.

You can develop the same sensitivity to words.  As you try on an affirmation, see if it caresses and supports your spirit like a great pair of shoes.

Next you’ll notice the color, the lines, and the fashion of the shoe. The shoe is saying something with its design.  So does the affirmation.  The way it is worded, the rhythm, the metaphor, the focus, the slant.  You’ve got to love your affirmation like your favorite pair of shoes.

Since we are talking about shoes today, here is a YOFA affirmation you can try on.

If it fits, I invite you to enter the affirmative contemplation process.

  • Every step I take leads to love.

If you like this affirmation, let it guide your footsteps.  Let it hum in your aura.

Until we meet again,

I wish you a happy journey,
With Love and Appreciation,


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Copyright 2006 Rebbie Straubing

Getting Started

Frontcoverbook1web Hi Friends,

Ok, it’s time to crack open the book, 101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life.  There are so many empowering resources in this book, it is really mind-boggling.  In time we’ll be looking at a number of them here and passing them through the YOFA lens.

To start out with, flip your book open to page 321. 

That’s where you’ll find my chapter. The Wholeness Process offered here can literally change your life.  And it can do it over and over again on any subject from the most “mundane” to the most “lofty.” 

In fact, when you become whole on a subject, the relative position between mundane and lofty loses its meaning.  Whole is whole.  You are completely made of what you become whole about.

So, whether you stubbed your toe and you want it to stop throbbing, or you seek spiritual enlightenment, or you want to manifest a relationship, or you need more money, by becoming whole on the subject you catapult it toward manifestation.

I hope you get a sense of how powerful this is. 

It is a key to knock-your-socks-off manifestation.  The kind that leaves you with your mouth hanging open.

If you don’t have the book yet, you can still get the outrageous bonus package when you order the book here.

I’ll be writing more about this process soon so check back here if you want to go deeper and develop more expertise with this process. 

I’ll also be offering a free workshop by phone where we’ll all do this process together.  If you want to get an announcement when that is scheduled, you can sign up for the Workshops by Phone mailing list here:

You can unsubscribe at any time and I will never give your info away.

More soon…

Love and Blessings,


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Intro to this Blog

Hello Friends,

This is a quick introduction to this YOFA Blog to help you find your way around and get what you are looking for.

  1. If you want to find out about me and what YOFA is, click on the word "About" in the sidebar.  And yes, that's me smiling away in the upper left corner of the page.
  2. I particularly like the Category list (also in the sidebar).  I'm sure this list will grow, but for now, you can find and participate in discussions about books, recordings, and other points of focus that bring us into greater alignment with our inner truth.
  3. The Affirmative Contemplation section is a meeting place for those who are working with the meditation recordings in the I Am Love collection. 
  4. The 101 Great Ways… section serves to deepen our use of the tools offered in the book.

I'll tell you more as it all evolves.


The I Am Love Recordings

Hi Affirmative Contemplation Listeners!

Thank you to all of you who write to me about how the recordings are helping you.  I deeply appreciate your feedback!

I've set up this section for you.  It's all about the I Am Love recordings on the website

No matter how you listen,

  • whether you have downloaded the recordings and burned them to disc
  • or you sit listening at your office computer with headphones
  • or you float around with the recordings on you iPod or mp3 player
  • or you bought the CD

…….this section is for you!

This is a place where you can share your experiences with these recordings.

Share what works best for you.  I'd like you to feel the sweetness of realizing that you are not alone as you engage in this process.  There is a quietly growing YOFA community of amazing people (who know they are Love) and I'd love for you all to become more aware of each other!

Feel free to post your experiences here.


Our New Book: 101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life

Dear Friends,

I want to tell you about a new book that I have the privilege to be a co-author in.

The book is titled 101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life, and it is a compilation of 101 articles with practical, solid advice on how you can finally take action and improve your life.

I am extremely excited to be a part of this, and am equally excited to be a contributing author along with Zig Ziglar, Brian Tracy, Denis Waitley and many other leading Self Improvement experts.

To get more information, go to

I've devoted a section of this blog to the book so that we can read it together, discuss it, and put it to work in our lives as a growing community.

This book was created by David Riklan, the president and founder of the #1 Self Improvement website in the world, He has tapped into the minds of the greatest experts of our time and pulled together something that will blow you away.

It's a complete collection of 101 insider secrets that can show you how to instantly and positively improve your life!

David has also bundled the book with life-enhancing tools! He calls them "bonus gifts," and he has created a package of $1,500 worth of absolutely free gifts that you get by purchasing just one copy of our book.

These bonus gifts aren't the typical items you may have seen in other campaigns. That I can guarantee!

Every single one of these gifts has enormous value and has been cleverly created to give you value beyond anything comprehensible.

David is so confident you will love it that he is backing it up with a completely solid guarantee.

Go there and take a look for yourself – and make sure you check out the bonuses. I nearly fell off my chair when I saw what he put together. You may want to be sitting down yourself, because it could knock you over…with joy!

Here's the link for you to go directly to his offer:


Rebbie Straubing


To my dear friends, near and far, old and new,

Welcome to the YOFA Blog.  Please check back frequently because I'll be posting new updates, recommendations, and offerings and I want you to get in on all of it.

And the best part is that you can add your comments, your insights, and shine your brilliant spirit into the conversation!

Hope to "see" you around here soon.

Love and Blessings,