I’ve received many special gifts over the years from my students, and yesterday I received a particularly special one. The gift she gave me was a tiny pendant that says, “I am”. When we come to prayer position at our heart center, I often remind my students (and myself) to focus on the feeling they want to experience more of in their daily life such as, peace, joy, or calm. Then I say to add, “I am” in front of that feeling and say it as if they are already experiencing this feeling. For example, with their hands at their heart center, they would inhale then exhale, “I am peace”, “I am joy”, “I am calm”. As I reach up and touch my “I am” pendent I say to myself a new message each time. For now, “I am LOVE.”
-Sara Holliday, MFT, CPT, HHP