Contributor: Mollie Player
After losing my first child (her name was Jane, and you can read her story here), David and I were eager to get pregnant again. We knew we were ready, and thankfully, even though things hadn’t worked out the way we’d hoped the first time, we were both confident that this time, things would be different.
Well, as it turns out, we were right.
The last two times I got pregnant, it took a mere three months to conceive. This time, it took just two. Our new baby is due within a year of giving birth to Jane, just as we had hoped it would be.
Of course, my affirmations may have had something to do with this. Several times from January through February when we conceived, I wrote this statement in my journal:
I will get pregnant soon and give birth to a healthy, happy baby.
I didn’t stress myself out about getting pregnant. I didn’t worry about it at all. I just wrote my affirmation and let the universe respond accordingly.
I recommend this course of action entirely.
Update: Nine months later, I had my wonderful, healthy son Xavier, who has changed my life in innumerable and awesome ways.
Inspiration from the other side.
You’ve been on the spiritual path for a good while now. You’ve read the books. Maybe even met a guru or two. Sometimes, though, you need a different kind of inspiration. Inspiration from someone who knows how hard this inner peace stuff really is.
More Stuff to Read:
Some Spiritual Practices Actually Work. It’s Amazing.
There are hundreds of spiritual techniques for overcoming depression and increasing inner peace. Only one blog talks about whether or not they work. With ratings. (Take that, God.)
- My Favorite Spiritual Practices for Overcoming Depression
- Depression Success Stories and Spiritual Practice Success Stories
I Suspect Inner Peace Is Just a Myth. Here Are Interviews With People Who Disagree.
Some people are such show-offs. But that doesn’t mean they’re not worth listening to.
There’s a Book for That, Too
It’s a great time to get suddenly awesome. So many teachers. So many books.
- Best Spiritual-But-Not-Religious Books for Overcoming Depression
- Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday