Most of us are running old programs from the past that no longer serve us. You may have a critical inner voice telling you you are not good enough and holding you back from succeeding in life. You have internalised criticism from parents, teachers or siblings.
You can turn that critical voice into a supportive one by saying mantras every day. Tell yourself over and over that you are enough, you are worthy, you are good enough.
When the critical voice tries to resurface just laugh at it. Turn it into a silly cartoon voice. You will soon realise it’s not real and you don’t have to listen to it.
You can hypnotise yourself with the following words.
Just make yourself comfortable.
When you are ready, either lying or sitting with your hands uncrossed and feet not quite touching, just look up as high as you possibly can, as if you are looking into your own eyebrows and keeping your eyes glued to a real or imagined spot overhead.
I want you to breathe in and breathe out and every time you blink that is hypnosis coming upon you .
Again keep your eyeballs rolled up as if you are trying to look into your eyebrows and again breathe in, breathe out.
And just one final time breathe in, keep your eyeballs up, hold it, and this time as you exhale keeping your eyeballs up at the same time just close your eyelids right down, all the way down. And as your eyelids shut down, the muscles and nerves in and around your eyes are becoming heavy, droopy, drowsy, your eyelids are starting to feel as if they have been glued shut, sealed shut, locked tight.
You can now forget all about your eyes, and the fluttering that you feel is the first sign that you are responding and that is perfect.
Now just forget all about your eyes. Allow a drifting floating feeling to develop in your body. Just picture in your own mind 10 steps descending and just get that same looking-down feeling that you might get when you look over a balcony or down a flight of stairs.
You are looking down 10 steps, you have that looking down sensation that same feeling that you get when you look over a balcony or down a stairwell and if you drop your chin just a fraction you can feel that feeling even more.
And now you are moving on step 10 as each muscle, each nerve, turns loose, lets loose, and you go deeper. You are taking step 9 and you can see your feet, hear your feet, even feel your feet, making contact with every step as you go deeper, drift deeper, sink deeper. You take step 8, going deeper, into an awareness of yourself. You are taking step 7, drifting way down deep. You are taking step 6 and you are drifting deeper with every sound you hear. Every sound and noise and movement around you is carrying you deeper, further into hypnosis. You are taking step 5, you are halfway down. You take step 4 as every muscle, every nerve turns loose, lets loose and you go deeper. You are taking step 3, just go deeper, drift deeper, sink deeper. You are taking step 2. As you go deeper and deeper into an awareness of yourself you are taking step 1, just sleep deeply. And of course you are not going to sleep, sleep is simply a sleep of the nervous system. You are going deeper, drifting deeper, sinking deeper, so just go deeper and deeper and even deeper still.
So as you go deeper into an absolutely relaxed state, as you go deeper into an awareness of yourself I want you again to hold that perfect beautiful baby in your arms, that baby that was you.
The newborn baby, that came into the world expecting to be loved, expecting love to be available. And it is available. Every day as you look into the mirror, you give yourself your statement of truth “I am enough!”, you say it every morning, you say it every night, you say it in the shower, you think it when you clean your teeth, you write it in so many places, and every day you know you are enough. Every day you feel that you are enough. Every day you become the loving parent to yourself and every day you tell that young being you are smart enough, you are gorgeous enough, beautiful enough, handsome enough, you are intelligent enough, you matter, you matter, you belong, you are meant to be here and you have a place in the world. You are meant to be on the planet, you have always been enough, you always will be enough. And as you let that inner child in
you know “You are enough!” you know it, you resonate it and everyone around you knows it. You are not your past, you are not your childhood, you are not your body, you are not your age, your weight, you are not your salary, you are none of those things. What you are is a walking, talking expression of this statement of truth that you are saying to yourself every day “I am enough!” You say it with certainty, you say it with unshakeable unwavering conviction and confidence because it is true. You are more than enough; you always have been.
You certainly always will be and you help so many people around you to know that they too are enough. You write it on your mirror, you repeat it over and over again. You let it in, you understand that believing “I am not enough” is the root of so many issues. Saying “I am enough!” is a panacea. There is no issue for you that can’t be dramatically improved and fixed by saying “I am enough!”. Its strength is in its simplicity. Your mind accepts it, it absolutely lets it in, you let it in, you repeat it, you repeat it constantly and consistently. And you feel amazing, you understand that nothing else matters until you know you are enough. You know that you are enough and knowing, this absolute knowing that you are enough is ending so many destructive behaviours like eating too much, drinking too much, spending too much, all those old destructive behaviours that kept on thinking you are not enough, the shopping, the drinking, the eating, the buying, the hoarding, they are all going now.
You know you are enough and because of your knowing that you are enough you have everything. It is the only thing that really needs to change and because you changed that everything is changing, your relationships are better, your work is better, your relationship with yourself is better, you care for yourself more, you eat better, you exercise better, meditate, take time for you because you know you are enough.
And because you know you are enough that makes you determined to be the person you were destined to be, talented, smart, successful. You live an uncompromised life because you know you are enough. You tell your mind over and over again that you are enough and you know that your mind simply can not, does not and will not ever object to this statement of truth “I am enough!” You feel it, you say it, it is becoming who you are. It isn’t just what you do, it is who you are are. You know that you are enough.
So just let yourself go deeper. You are enough and you feel that feeling of being enough. So as you go deeper into an absolutely relaxed state you know that knowing that you are enough is so available to you. It may have been the missing part in your life, it may have been the reason why you didn’t have some of the things that you wanted. It is never because those things weren’t available, it is because you didn’t think you were enough. And now that you know that you are, everything is available to you, love, recognition, success, money, compliments, praise, everything is available to you.
So just let yourself go deeper and deeper and even deeper still. As you go deeper you know that you are enough, you know it, you believe it, you think it. And everyone around you also knows that you are enough.
So just let yourself go deeper, as you go into an absolutely relaxed state you are aware of a powerful, massive transformation taking place in you now and always. As you go deeper you remember that little baby who was so certain, so sure that they were enough. And as you remember that, your brilliant mind is reactivating, remanifesting, regenerating and recreating that same ability. You know you are enough, so as you go deeper and deeper and deeper, simply because of the fact that you tell yourself every day that you are enough, you say it with conviction, you say it repeatedly, your mind lets it in and as a direct result you develop wonderful relationships with other people, you maintain and sustain the most incredible confidence that radiates out from you and back to you. Your confidence, your level of self-worth, reassures other people. It reassures
you, you have a reassuring inner confidence that radiates from you. Your confidence is growing daily, all arising from this ability to tell yourself that you are enough. So many wonderful things are coming your way simply because of your ability to know and to accept that you are enough and have other people know it too. And you can see yourself in your imagination speaking to other people, you speak with ease, you speak with confidence, you like people, they like you. You like yourself, you know you are enough and they also know that you are enough.
You now act and react with confidence, you have a great ability to make the right decisions, people like you, you like yourself, you believe in yourself, your confidence increases every single day and your absolute awareness that you are enough allows you to recognise the very many abilities and talents that you possess. They are becoming more apparent to you and to other people too, every day. You believe in yourself, you know you are enough, you believe in your abilities to achieve success, you feel amazing, you have a huge likeability factor, people like you. Every day your inner mind motivates you, conditions you, compels you to recognise just how enough you are. And every day when you read the words “I am enough!” on your mirror when you read them on your screensaver, as you hear them in your phone alert, you know you are enough and everyone around you knows it too. You are loving and lovable, you are directing your life and your life is bringing you so many good things. You feel confident, you feel certain that you can handle any situation that you meet because you are enough, you are equal to everyone, you act and react with confidence. Every day you move on from one fantastic accomplishment to another, because you are enough. Every day you become so aware of the full powerful, permanent, all pervasive impact repeating these three words to yourself is having on you.
And every day you replace any negative belief with a new, positive, constructive one. You are enough, you always have been, you always will be. You know it, you feel it, you emanate it and every day your inner mind motivates you, conditions you, programs you, compels you to know that you are enough. Every day, you feel that incredible power emanating from your knowledge, your awareness, your certainty that you are enough. Every day you think these thoughts, you hear these words, you see these images, you completely accept these suggestions, you let them in.
You are responding superbly to these direct mental commands and as you hear these words “I am enough!” your inner mind pictures exactly what that means and then it goes ahead and creates that, for your body must react in a way that is absolutely consistent with and matches your thinking. As you say out loud the words “I am enough!” as you think and accept and believe those words “I am enough!” you act in a way that is absolutely consistent with that and you do it all the time and every time you hear these words you repeat them after me right now “I am enough!” and you say that again “I am enough!” and now you say this sentence out loud “I have always been enough!” And here is another one “I always will be enough!” and here is another one “Now that I know I am enough everyone around me knows it too” and this image of you knowing radiating an awareness knowing you are enough, this image is so clear, so real, so lifelike, it is you and it is you more so with every single moment that passes because absolutely everything is in the right place, at the right time, compelling you, conditioning you, programming you to recognise, to know you are enough. This is not even what you do, it is an integral, fundamental, effortless, permanent, powerful part of who you are. My voice goes with you, “You are enough!” so knowing it, feeling it, believing it. When you are absolutely ready to accept that, to let it in, to make yourself a living, breathing, walking, talking expression of this statement of truth, when you are ready to accept that, you can slowly, calmly, easily, effortlessly return to your full awareness, just open up your eyes, fill up your lungs, take a long, deep breath and if you ever play this recording in bed at night before sleeping you simply drift into a deep sleep, you dream the most healing, releasing, liberating dreams and you can do that any time at all including right now.
Adapted from the work of Marisa Peer.