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

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

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.