Years ago I had the good fortune of coming across a now very famous Hay House author who urged EVERYONE who contacted her to use the affirmation “I live a charmed life.”
People contacted her from all over the world to ask for her advice, either during her radio show, private group calls, or in person.
After listening to her for a while I noticed that no matter what kind of problem people would ask her about, she always gave people this affirmation to use.
Since my life sucked at the time, and I had nothing to lose, I decided to give this affirmation a try. I said it in the shower. I wrote it out in my morning pages. I said it every time I looked in a mirror. I said it whenever I remembered to say it.
At first it felt like a big joke. I mean, don’t all affirmations sound like a lie when you first start saying them? My life was anything but “charmed” at that point because I was unemployed, I was separated from my first husband, the man I loved had cut me out of his life, I had no money, and I had a young daughter to raise by myself.
However, I decided that this affirmation must have something going for it if this teacher talked about it constantly. So I persisted.
For a while nothing happened. Then, all of a sudden it seemed, stuff started happening. Stuff like:
- I won a competition to go see this teacher speak at a Hay House event in London. I couldn’t even remember entering this competition.
- I met a guy, who I identify as “list guy” in my book Where is my soul-mate?, and we started dating.
- After a while “list guy” invited me and my daughter to stay in his house while he travelled the world.
- I got 5 or 6 all-expenses paid holidays gifted to me.
- I got a first-class ticket for a trans-atlantic flight gifted to me.
I had so much good fortune that I did in fact live a “charmed life.”
Then something really interesting started happening: the people around me started being resentful of my good fortune.
They would say stuff like:
“I’ve had to work and struggle every day for 30 years for what you get handed to you on a silver platter”
“Why do YOU get to travel the world?”
“What star sign are you? Oh, you’re a scorpio, THAT explains it.”
or how’s about my favourite,
“I get my money the old-fashioned way. I WORK for my money.”
After feeling the wrath of people who supposedly cared about me I decided to pack away The Charmed Life Formula, along with all other affirmations I had learned, so all the resentment and hatred would stop. Struggle, it seemed, was the way to get people to love you.
And struggle I did. For years.
When I wanted to manifest something it either wouldn’t happen or it would take enormous amounts of effort. I spent a great deal of time wallowing in misery over my perceived misfortune, asking myself and the Universe “What did I do to deserve this kind of treatment?”
Now, you might read this story and think “Oh Louise, you’re so silly. Why did you struggle when you didn’t have to.”
And I would say, “Yup, you’re right. I didn’t have to struggle, and neither do you.”
So it is with great pleasure that I now pass The Charmed Life Formula on to you.
How to use The Charmed Life Formula in your own life:
- Every chance you get repeat to yourself – silently or out loud – “I live a charmed life.”
- Know that it may take a while to “kick in” but once it does your life will be so charmed that you will watch with wonder at what unfolds for you.
- Don’t let anyone convince you to pack this, or any other affirmation, away. Share with them your secret and let them decide for themselves if life is as unfair as they think it is.
- When you see others living a charmed life, don’t be mean to them. Give them your support and focus on creating your own charmed life.
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