For when you are stuck in a pattern or state-of-being (particularly a long-standing one) that you'd like to change but it seems like too big an issue to do much about or you don't know where to begin.
Examples are I am... poor, overweight, unlucky, etc.
Instead of saying "I am..." say "I feel..." instead.
"I AM" Builds Identity
Every time you say "I am" you may be building your identity and how you see yourself. For you, the statement "I am" may have an unconscious air of permanence about it.
We say "I am" for a lot of things we expect will never change. For example:
But what about statements like "I am fat" and "I am poor"? When you say these statements (or the ones you have repeating in your head), do they feel sometimes like a state of permanence? Do they feel hard to change?
By shifting your wording from "I am" to "I feel" you may begin to attract a feeling of freedom and choice around the issue.
For example,"I feel mad" implies that you feel mad right now but that you may feel differently later - even seconds later.
"I am mad" represents a state of being that may seem harder to shift, even in the moment.
Repeated over time this statement may make you perceive yourself as an angry person or a person dealing with a lot of anger. You may even begin to believe you are an angry person.
Play With It
This tool is not absolute. The above is just an example of how a repeated "I am" statement can manifest in someone's life. You might say "I am" all your life and feel fine with it, you might say "I feel" all your life and feel fine, too.
But if you find yourself stuck in a state that feels unchangeable:
Once that happens you may find that inspiration knocks on your door. "I feel like calling an old friend" or "I feel like trying this new class". Then you may find a new job offer comes to you because of these things.
For me, this statement worked wonders when I changed "I am psychic" to "I feel psychic". While being psychic is a state I'd like to keep for the rest of my life, changing the wording took out a lot of unspoken pressure off of me from "BEING PSYCHIC" to simply being in the flow of the intuitive feelings and messages I was receiving.
Shifting from "I AM" to "I FEEL" can change the energy around a situation providing more freedom, more choice and more movement.
The next thing you know, simply by altering how you think and speak about these things, you may find yourself attracting a shift in how you look, where you work or how you are attracting love, easily and effortlessly.