The Aloha Spirit of Hawaii – The Affirmation Spot for Thursday April 17, 2008

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Today’s featured affirmation is:

“Today I am one day closer to my dream vacation in Hawaii.” (repeats 4 times)

“Today you are one day closer to your dream vacation in Hawaii.” (repeats 4 times)

Hear an audio mp3 version of this affirmation right now.


My wife and I leave for our long-anticipated return trip to Hawaii tomorrow. Blogs may be a little sparse for the next ten days although it is my plan to blog a couple of times on the trip.


Hopefully, I will have some great experiences and maybe some pictures to share.
We are doing the island-hopping tour aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Pride of America. It’s a slightly smaller ship than the former  Pride of Hawaii (our ship last year), but still large, elegant, and beautiful looking ship.

The seven-day cruise aboard a Free Style NCL ship is definitely the way to see the islands. You travel at night and arrive in your new port each morning. There are a wide array of excursions that allow you to experience many aspects of the islands.

One of the things April and I loved so much about Hawaii is the Aloha Spirit. I found two really good descriptions of the in-depth meaning of Aloha – beyond just love, hello, and goodbye.

What is the Aloha Spirit?

The Aloha Spirit

May your day and your life be filled with Aloha!

Be peaceful Be positive Be prosperous!

Ray

 

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About Ray Davis

Ray Davis is an author and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. His latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening trilogy - speculative fiction series focusing the issues of humanity's past and future. The series is heavily influenced by the science fiction genre. Book 1 - Revelation - is now available - http://www.AATrilogy.com. Ray has written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential. In 2007, Ray founded The Affirmation Spot - a website offering downloadable mp3 motivational tools and affirmations. http://www.theaffirmationspot.com. Ray began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. His thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, he has melded these ideas into his own philosophy on self-development. He has written and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve his own life and has a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. In 2010 he authored an eBook titled The Power to Be You: 417 Original Daily Thoughts for Personal Empowerment. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Louisburg, KS with his wife, April, two grown stepkids, and his black lab, Mia.
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7 Responses to The Aloha Spirit of Hawaii – The Affirmation Spot for Thursday April 17, 2008

  1. Scott D says:

    Ray,
    I’m curious about the wording of your affirmation. You state that “you are closer” but that would imply that you never actually get there. But you obviously did get there 🙂 Any comments on that? Because in my experiences,
    affirmations can be tricky. You need to word them very specifically in order to help your manifestation cause! Otherwise you could be inadvertently sabotaging your efforts. I babble on and on about this here- http://scottdblog.typepad.com/scott_desgrosseilliers/2008/01/affirmations.html

  2. Ray Davis says:

    Hey, Scott

    Great question. You bring up a very important point. I’m happy to address it.

    This affirmation is not for me, but for someone who is aspiring to take a trip like that, but can’t see how they ever will right now. It builds a little belief in the right direction.

    The efficacy of a particular affirmation depends on where the person is on the journey towards the goal. The focus on the wording of the affirmation, while important, is less so than the mindset of the person using it.

    My background is in (secondary and corporate adult) education. You have to focus on the learner. In my 18 years of writing and recording affirmations, I’ve found that affirmations are most effective when they are aligned with the current belief level of the person involved.

    While affirmation orthodoxy does focus squarely on the wording of affirmations, the differing levels and needs of different people are not taken into account.

    This is an affirmation paradigm I am working hard to change. The idea that affirmations must be unquestionably positive and stated as if it has already happened is nice, but also the reason many people think affirmations are delusional and not helpful. That’s what creates the cognitive dissonance with affirmations and causes them to fail.

    There are a lot of people out there who think the possibility of taking a trip to Hawaii or Paris or Australia is impossible financially or for other reasons. They need an affirmation that starts allowing them to believe it is possible.

    I know because I had a few low years in my life where I would have never believed I would be where I am.

    This particular affirmation is for that work-a-day person who has a dream of going somewhere like that, but needs to see themselves moving in that direction (thoughts and actions). It’s an “aspirational” affirmation rather than a “present state” affirmation.

    Or, it could be for a person who is planning such a trip and wants to use the affirmation as a kind of mental reminder – a touchstone – of what they are working towards as they deal with their 16 hour day today.

    A for instance – on my website I have an affirmation that says “I am a Broadway caliber dancer.” I wouldn’t recommend it to someone who is 13 and just started dancing. It would be for someone who is really going for that Broadway career and needs the positive mental to get over the top.

    For the person just starting out, I’d have an affirmation like “I’m on my way (or closer) to becoming a Broadway caliber dancer.” That helps to overcome the cognitive dissonance so many people experience with affirmations.

    Based on my experience, I firmly believe that the affirmation paradigm needs to change. If it is to be a tool used by a broader spectrum of the population as it should be.

    I am working to change this paradigm. Ther is, in my opinion, a lot of bad information out there about affirmations – how they can and should be used and how they should be worded. Some of it, unfortunately, comes from some highly respected sources.

    I understand where you are coming from and I think your article is excellent. I just don’t see how we divorce the affirmation from the level of person using it.

    I hope that makes some sense. I’m giving these things a lot of thought as I grow my site and really taking counsel of my own experiences with affirmtions. I plan to offer affirmations at different levels for people in different places – something sadly missing in most affirmations.

    I appreciate your well-considered comment and I really like your blog. Keep it up!

    Ray

  3. Marie says:

    I just joined facebook today and found you there. We love Hawaii too…….so much so that we just got 2 condos there. We live on the Outer Banks of North Carolina part of the year, and in Hawaii the other part of the year. It is a wonderful place
    Come see our website……….and also find us on facebook…..
    http://alohafamilyproperties.webs.com/

  4. Ray Davis says:

    Marie,

    Thank you for the message. It’s a pleasure to meet you. I’m envious. My wife and I love the ocean. We’re a little partial to the Pacific, but we’ve certainly enjoyed our trips to the Atlantic coast as well.

    We thoroughly enjoyed our second trip to Hawaii. Our goal is to move there eventually. Until then, we will have to get our Aloha in small one-week doses.

    Your condos are beautiful!

    Ray

  5. Anonymous says:

    Thanks Ray. I hope to come back here often to visit your site. It’s a good spot!! Marie

  6. Ray Davis says:

    Marie,

    Thank you so much for the comment. If I add to someone’s day or make them think, I’m happy.

    Aloha,

    Ray

  7. Marie Satz says:

    I’ve enjoyed reading your posts on twitter. Please keep it up. You are an inspiration to us all.

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