Another affirmation by Abraham:
Those old habits don’t have to be erased, they just become replaced by a new habit that is more in vibrational harmony with who you are and what you want.
Excerpted from the workshop in Boston, MA on Sunday, October 20th, 1996 # 484
Those old habits — each of us has one or two, or a few, and we have trouble breaking them. One of my particular bad habits was smoking, which habit I share with millions of people. I stopped smoking regularly about 7 years ago — should be all done. But just the other day, I smoked a cigarette with friends here in my building; no coughing, no choking, no burning eyes or nostrils — I slipped into that cigarette very easily.
I am not particularly proud of this, but I am also not particularly ashamed. I gave up smoking, not for my health, (including diabetes and severe arteriosclerosis,) but because my neighbor told me it made me and my place stink. She moved out last week — am I really that out of control, that I would start smoking again after so many years?
Yes. When I look at it that way, I could very easily buy a pack of smokes and walk right back into that horrible habit. If I tell myself that I HAVE to quit again, that my 7 years are gone, and I’m starting at day one, (which tactic I learned in AA, a thousand years ago,) that negativity will only discourage me. I know it works for a whole lot of people. But if I look at what Abraham says in this affirmation, I can approach this another way:
I think about how much healthier I am, for not smoking. My apartment smells better, my clothes smell better, my hair smells better. I am not spending the unfathomable amount of six dollars or more a day for that old habit.
All-in-all, I think about the positive results of not smoking, as opposed to the negative feeling of quitting, in itself an awful word to use, as it implies someone who can’t finish what they started. If I incorporate that new, more happy and hopeful attitude into my vibration, as Abraham calls it, it will draw to my life a joyful, unhurt reality, and any wish, or desire, or event that is positive will only add to that joy.
Likewise, all the negative aspects of quitting, missing cigarettes, craving them all the time, will add to my reality a negative vibration, and negative calls more negative, just as positive calls more positive. The Law of Attraction at work in my life once again.
Now, if I consider this benefit of changing old habits, I could apply this to anything: Food, Alcohol, Exercise, blood sugar control, all are ready to be affected more positively. With this new strategy in my life, I think I have massive potential. What a nice way to feel.