Home / The Power of I AM

The Power of I AM

Home / The Power of I AM

The Power of I AM

I Am – The 2 Most Powerful Words You Can Say

This page is dedicated to the power of I AM. These are the two most powerful words that you can think or speak. In the Bible, these words are presented to Moses as the name of God. And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am: and he said, thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you. -Exodus 3:14.  When you say, “I AM”, you are saying the name of God. The warning to not speak God’s name in vane can now be seen in a new light.

You’ve heard the expression, “Be careful what you ask for; you might just get it.” This is something I’ve learned after many years as a psychotherapist working with teens who were anxious or depressed or had school and family problems. I’ve noticed that people tend to get what they expect. If you expect your teen to fail, they tend to fail. If you expect them to succeed, they tend to succeed, so expect the best.

Expect The Best

I encourage parents to “expect” the best from their teen and their teen will, in their own way, become the best they can be. Your expectations translate into little “I AM’s” in the mind of your teen. When you expect your teen to succeed, you tend to see the things they are doing that leads to success. When you expect your teen to fail, you tend to see the things they do that lead to failure, a self-fulfilling prophesy of expectations.

Your teen derives a lot of their initial identity through you. Your expectations can turn into “I am creative, resourceful and determined.” Or “I am stupid, dumb and useless.” You can’t do much about what your kid puts into their heads, but you can do something about what you into their heads. I say expect your teen to do the best they can. Isn’t that enough?

Your Self-Concept Becomes Your World

I am not kidding when I say “I AM” are the two most powerful words you can think or say. Your teen’s success or failure is tied directly into what they believe is true about themselves and the world. Their self-concept is what their world becomes. The key to success for you, me and your teen is to nurture your own self-concept. Everyone wants their kids to feel good about themselves and about who they are. Right? Who wouldn’t?

Today, I’m going to give you something that I have found to be very powerful. It is an excerpt from a compilation by David Allen called, ¨The Power of I Am”. I make a point of reading it to myself or saying it out loud on a regular basis. I feel great when I am finish the exercise. There may be some I AM’s that feel uncomfortable to think or say. It’s OK to skip any I AM that you are not comfortable with.

This recording is about 8 minutes long. This may seem long, but stick with it and you will feel the supercharging effects of I AM. Simply listening and thinking each I AM is powerful enough to enhance your concept of yourself several notches. But when you recite each one out loud you triple their power. When you feel the I AM; I mean really feel it as being true for you then, your self-concept skyrockets and your world immediately begins to appear different.

Feel free to download this file or add it to your mobile device so you can listen practice it several times a day. The more you do this exercise, the more you feel the validity of each I AM and the more you will see it in your world.

If you are at home, I invite you to sit back, close your eyes and feel each I AM as you repeat them after me.

I AM, I AM Love, I AM Wealth, I AM Health, I AM Spirit, I AM Power, I AM Abundance, I AM Plenty, I AM Divine Substance, I AM Strength, I AM Source Energy, I AM Genius, I AM Beauty, I AM Life, I AM Color, I AM Thankful, I AM Divine Mind, I AM Energy, I AM God, I AM Happy, I AM Fun, I AM Law, I AM Acceptance, I AM Young, I AM Strong, I AM Wise, I AM Wonderful, I AM Positive, I AM Determined, I AM Motivated, I AM Persistent, I AM Upbeat, I AM Confident, I AM Thoughtful, I AM Tolerant, I AM Integrity, I AM Confidence, I AM Divine Energy, I AM Success, I AM Intelligence, I AM The Truth, I AM Good, I AM Mind, I AM Joy, I AM One With God, I AM Perfect, I AM Peace, I AM Whole, I AM Intuition, I AM Grateful, I AM Secure, I AM Free, I AM Consciousness, I AM Awareness, I AM Insight, I AM Revelation, I AM Illumination, I AM Enlightenment, I AM Heaven, I AM Unlimited, I AM Harmony, I AM Prosperous, I AM  Magnetic, I AM Gifted, I AM Responsible, I AM Vitality, I AM Radiant Substance, I AM Divinity, I AM Light, I AM The Way, I AM Everything, I AM Alive, I AM Calm, I AM Relaxed, I AM Divinely Guided, I AM Pure, I AM Noble, I AM Awake, I AM Allowing, I AM Creative, I AM Blessed, I AM Worthy, I AM Blissful, I AM Beautiful, I AM Grace, I AM Focused, I AM Kindness, I AM Imagination, I AM Inspired, I AM Fit, I AM Vibration, I AM The Universe, I AM Master of My Destiny, I AM what I Desire to Be, I AM That I AM.

Please let me know what you think of this exercise. Share it with your friends and family. Everyone deserves to feel good about themselves.

With love and affection,

Ray

Belief is Everything

Belief is everything. For most of my life, I knew I had beliefs, but I didn´t know belief is everything. I didn´t think about my beliefs. I was too busy with my nose to the grindstone. But in 2000, following a particularly grueling therapy session with parents of an adolescent I began to ask the question, ¨What is thought? ¨ For …

Read More »

Teens in the News: DIMDD

Teens in the News-DIMDD Teens in the news are Dangerous, In Danger, Missing, Dying or Dead. This is what you find in the media regarding teens in the news. Don´t take my word for it, Google ¨Teens¨ and see what you get. I´m on a mission to shift the common perspective on teenagers that our media presents to the public. This …

Read More »

Inner Peace and Parenting Teens? Yeah, right!

Remember inner peace? Remember feeling calm and serenity? That was a long time ago. Now you have a teenager, maybe more than one. Are you craving some serenity or a moment of tranquility? If you are convinced that inner peace and parenting teens are mutually exclusive, then I’ve got great news for you. The peace train has arrived and your teen doesn’t need to do anything. ¨Yeah right!¨ …

Read More »

Imagination Beyond Limits

Imagination beyond limits is my calling, my mantra and my message to you. Everyone has an imagination, but most pay no attention to it. Imagination is everything. It´s the biggest thing in the Universe. In fact, it´s bigger than the Universe. Is there anything you cannot put into your imagination? You may say, ¨I can´t imagine this.¨ or ¨I don´t …

Read More »

Compelled to Write

Compelled to write? That’s right. I’m compelled to write. I’m compelled to write in ways that help you. How am I doing this? By writing. By exploring the limits of my imagination and encouraging you to do the same. I’m writing about personal divine experiences and asking you to share yours. I’m writing about God and spirituality, love and loss, parents and …

Read More »

How to Set Limits with Your Teen

Set Limits with Your Teen

Do you need to set limits with your teen? Do shivers run down your spine every time you think about it? Do you quietly wish and pray that you never have to set limits; that somehow your teen will suddenly start following the rules? Most parents agree,  it’s a real challenge to set limits with your teenager day in and day out, but …

Read More »

Schools Out for Summer

School’s out for summer, school’s out forever. Alice Cooper sang these words in 1972 as I, along with the crowd in Kalamazoo, MI shouted along with him, “School’s out for summer!” This song is the musical version of a thundering herd of teenagers crashing through the school’s front door and into the sunlit summer streets with the voice of freedom ringing …

Read More »

10 Critical Life Skills for Teens

These 10 critical life skills for teens represent everything you are responsible for teaching your kids. Your teen needs these skills before they leave home. There is no order of importance, but some will carry more weight than others. You and your teen decide which ones are most important to work on now. Don’t hesitate. Begin these lessons to your household today …

Read More »

Dating and Sexuality

Yes – talking with your teen about dating and sexuality IS uncomfortable. It’s uncomfortable for everyone involved, but your teen’s future ambitions and quality of life may depend upon you having some form of “The Talk” with your teen. Many parents put off these talks with their children throughout their lives. Then, suddenly, there is a teenager in the house …

Read More »

Peer Pressure

Everyone feels peer pressure. This problem is not just for teens. Everyone feels peer pressure. You feel peer pressure, I feel peer pressure. Peer pressure is built into society, all societies. If you don’t want to feel peer pressure you could become a hermit but, what would all the other hermits say? I recommend another approach to peer pressure. Peer pressure is …

Read More »

Drug and Alcohol Use and Abuse

Know the difference between teen drug or alcohol use and the abuse of drugs. Drug and alcohol use and abuse may be the biggest perceived problem for teens in the US today. The thought of your dear sweet child taking drugs sends shivers down your spine and it should. As a general rule, drugs and alcohol are equally bad for the …

Read More »

5 Steps to Ending Angry Outbursts

Angry outbursts are a problem in every household. There are families where angry outbursts are so common that it is considered normal. In these families there is no safety for anyone. There are other families where anger is never expressed. In these families the anger goes underground. Your family may fall somewhere in between. Whenever an angry outburst occurs your first impulse is to do what …

Read More »