The 5 steps to affirmative prayer are adapted from the traditional Unity teaching of Hypatia Hasbrook in the Handbook of Positive Prayer and also from Paul Hasselbeck in Heart Centered Metaphysics.
The 5 steps are:
- Relaxation / God Is
- Concentration / I AM
- Focus / The Situation Is
- Realization and Denial
- Thanksgiving and Release
In a quiet place, settle your body and mind into the knowing that God is. Relax your body with breath. Scan your body internally with your mind. Invite your personal image of Love to be present. Connect your thoughts and sensation to the highest realization of this present moment. Become a noticing observer. The Bible says, be still and know that I Am God.
Concentration/ I AM
The I AM sensation can now be present. Setting an intention for your thoughts to stream in the direction of goodness. Repeat affirmation thoughts in this step: Affirming with idea, imagery and language I Am present with God. I AM Wisdom in the presence of God.
In the quiet focus of this moment, I know that every situation is in the Divine ocean of eternal Goodness. What appears disconnected is connected. What appears out of harmony is in harmony. What looks like lack is an illusion, there is only abundance in the field of I AM. Illness and pain cannot affect the Soul. In the field of Silent Truth we are Divinely Inspired to move out of fear and into peace.
Realization and Denial
In this stage, I AM in Truth. I have denied that there is anything but the Truth. I have moved beyond my active busy mind, and deny that there is any power except the power of God’s Love.
Love is all Powerful. Inspiration is Spirit and I am Inspired. All the good set forth in my intention is flowing easily to me because I AM good.
Thanksgiving and Release
In my view, Holy Spirit, the limitless field of potential, does respond to thoughts and does respond to intention. This quote of Charles Fillmore, “Prayer is not supplication, prayer is jubilant thanksgiving”. Be thankful for this time in prayer, Have gratitude for this life, gratitude for your parents and your ancestry. For this life I AM enthusiastic! Living enthusiastic joy, the Universe (One Verse) responds in manifestation and amplification, bringing 10 times more good than requested!
Now I release this prayer and move about my day. Amen!