Written by Susan Shumsky, DD
“I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.” — William Ernest Henley
The first step to self mastery is self-authority, which means realizing you are the captain of your own ship of destiny. When you take mastery over your life, knowing you create your future through your thoughts, words, and deeds, then no one and nothing can dissuade you from your divine plan and purpose. You walk the royal highway to glory.
Self-authority means you are in control. Yet, at the same time, you are led by a higher force that guides you. As you walk the straight path toward your goals, a brilliant light illumines the way. You are not seduced by crooked byways and detours leading you astray. You walk patiently, step by step, with full confidence and faith, knowing you are on the highest road.
The Jungle of Habits, Patterns, and Belief Systems
Many people are weakened by the influences of others. They wander away from their divine purpose into dark, dank jungles of ignorance and delusion. Negative messages from parents, teachers, clergy, peers, the media, and other manipulative powers hold sway and weigh them down. Trapped in a web of confusion and fear, they have bought into prevailing attitudes shared by the collective human mind. Habits, conditions, patterns, and belief systems hold them in bondage.
Many get lost in that jungle and never find their way out. But you can find the open doorway out of the shadows and into the light of wisdom.
Let us begin with the foundation affirmation of this book — an affirmation recommended as the staple in everyone’s healing medicine cabinet.
1. Self-Authority Affirmation
The Self-Authority Affirmation is the most important, potent prayer in this book. It can transform your life instantaneously. With daily use, you can gain tremendous self-empowerment and confidence. This affirmation closes your energy field to lower levels of mind, and opens you to the spiritual world. Therefore, you are no longer subject to “environ-mental static” — negative vibrations and thought-forms around you.
With this affirmation, you can heal “Psychic Sponge Syndrome” — oversensitivity to the mental atmosphere. Psychic sponges absorb the vibrations around them as a sponge absorbs water. They tend to take on the ills of negative people in their proximity. Lower vibrations of heavy environments weaken them. Their life energy is sucked dry by psychic vampires all day. After a day’s work in a dense, destructive atmosphere, psychic sponges feel drained and exhausted.
This affirmation can help you revive and restore your energy. Use it whenever you feel weak, afraid, powerless, off-kilter, or intimidated. It is recommended before you leave your home, before meditation, and before sleep. Use it whenever you need protection, self-empowerment, and confidence, such as entering a crowded area, before meeting an authority figure, before and after meeting clients or business associates, and before tests, interviews, auditions, or meetings. When you feel drained by people or situations, or you feel an invasive or overshadowing energy, use this prayer, in or out of meditation.
I AM in control.
2. Divine Safety and Security
You are always safe in the arms of God’s love. All that is needed is to affirm that security and protection in your life.
I AM always protected by divine love.
3. Pillar of Light Visualization
Visualization can help you create a powerful sphere of divine protection. Many people imagine a sphere, bubble, or column of light surrounding and protecting them. Here is a way to visualize divine protection, increase energy and charisma, and feel lighter and lifted.
Close your eyes and imagine a beauteous sphere of protective divine light of whatever color (white, gold, violet, pink, or another color) above your head. Then see a ray of that light streaming down through the midline of your body, all the way from the top of your head to the tips of your toes. Visualize this light ray vibrating and radiating from your energy centers, filling your entire energy field.
This beauteous light fills your energy field with divine love, invincibility, joy, and fulfillment. Feel this divine light vibrating and radiating within and around you. This light now expands beyond the boundaries of your energy field to create a pillar of divine light, which brings you strength, power, and energy. You are divinely protected by the light of your being.
(Editor's Note: The above affirmations are from Chapter One of the book and are the three affirmations we selected of the 18 affirmations or treatments in that chapter.)
This article was adapted with permission from the book:
Instant Healing: Gain Inner Strength, Empower Yourself, and Create Your Destiny -- by Susan Shumsky.
In a world of chaos, uncertainty, and malaise, can we reverse the downward spiral of turmoil and frustration? Instant Healing provides a powerfully positive solution. By using simple prayers and affirmations, you can experience immediate healing, comfort, and solace. You can gain self-empowerment, inner strength, wellness, and abundance beyond your dreams. The field-proven, non-denominational, universal methods of spiritual healing in this book have changed the lives of millions of people worldwide.
About the Author
Dr. Susan Shumsky is the award-winning author of seven other books -- Ascension, How to Hear the Voice of God, Exploring Meditation, Exploring Auras, Exploring Chakras, Divine Revelation, and Miracle Prayer. She is a foremost spirituality expert, pioneer in the consciousness field, and highly acclaimed speaker. Susan Shumsky has practiced spiritual disciplines for 45 years with enlightened masters in secluded areas, including the Himalayas and the Alps. For 22 years, her mentor was Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, guru of the Beatles and Deepak Chopra. She served on Maharishi's personal staff for seven years. She is the founder of Divine Revelation®, a technology for contacting the divine presence, hearing and testing the inner voice, and receiving clear divine guidance.