Tag Archive 'Yes Sets'

Sep 29 2012

Don’t Pray For, Pray FROM – #96

Tom and I were playing cards recently and it was my turn to draw a card. I needed a queen of hearts, so I decided to imagine and generate the energy of what it would feel like to draw the queen of hearts: my body softened and relaxed, my breath became smooth and easy, and a Mona Lisa smile rested on my face. I then drew my card with an attitude of gratitude for it being just the card I needed…and EUREKA!  It was the queen of hearts!

This is an example of praying ‘from’ instead of praying ‘for’ what I wanted. I put myself in the vibrational energy of having, instead of wanting. The dictionary describes the word ‘wanting’ as “lacking, not existing or supplied, absent.” EFT master Carol Look said, “We don’t get what we want – we get what we vibrate.” That is the great challenge of manifesting – to BE what it is we desire.

Studies show that the most effective form of prayer is imagining and feeling the energy of what we desire as if it’s already so. Native American rainmakers don’t pray for rain, they pray rain, imagining and feeling the wet, quenching rain. Tom told me that when he first came to California he walked along the ocean shore longing to see dolphins, but didn’t see any. His yearning had an energy of lack, as if he were saying, “I want it but I can’t have it.” Recognizing this, Tom decided to shift into feeling joy and gratitude for the dolphins he knew were there, and before you could say “leaping dolphins” they appeared!

The ability to BE the energy of what we desire is not always easy to do when our hardwired, habituated early programming is running the show; it has stubborn squatter’s rights and doesn’t want to budge. No matter how much we try to imagine, vibrate, and be what we desire, our unconscious programming is vibrating more strongly. That’s why it’s important to identify this sabotaging programming and bring it into the light of awareness.

I’m aware that I have programming installed from early childhood that expects something bad to happen to me, because some bad things involving illness and physical harm did happen to me when I was a child. My childhood conclusion was, “This is an unfriendly, dangerous world. I am not safe.” This belief was reflected in a recurring childhood nightmare I had in which I was terrified by a wolf that was trying to get me. I’ve been physically clenched, tensed, and braced for danger my whole life, and, like driving a car with the emergency brake on, it’s wearing and wearying. It makes sense to me that such chronic stress would suppress my immune system, letting in the big bad wolf called cancer.

Even though I’d been working on deprogramming fear and reprogramming wellbeing for many years prior to my diagnosis, (resulting in a multitude of fabulous people and events gracing my life), fear continued to be an ongoing factor for me, a dominant vibration that attracted like energy. My cancer has been a kick in the can to do even deeper work on facing and clearing my worst fears, and increasing my focus on vibrant health of body, mind and spirit. I think this is my ‘go for it’ lifetime, and I am going for it!

Towards that end, Tom and I do a ‘praying from’ practice every morning where we describe and feel our desired day as if it were already so. Mine usually goes something like this: “Today I feel vibrantly alive. I am grateful for all the blessings in my life. My immune system is strong and healthy. I feel safe in my universe, trusting that I am loved and guided. I know that I’m right where I’m supposed to be and I love where I am.” That energy vibrates like a tuning fork throughout my day.

Another ‘praying from’ practice I do is taking an afternoon walk everyday and saying “Yes Sets”, a series of persuasive truisms that get my mind nodding in agreement, and then I piggyback on my desired belief. For instance: “I am enjoying the sun’s warm caress. My feet gratefully kiss the ground with every step. I am filled with good feeling and good energy. I love being on this planet, in this earthsuit known as Janet. I love being in this vibrant, healthy, strong body.” And so it is.

How about you? Are you ‘wanting’ something in your life, but not having it? Are you praying ‘for’ instead of ‘from’ the energy of what you desire? Remember, “We don’t get what we want – we get what we vibrate.” What are you vibrating today? What would you like to vibrate?

In Love,

Jan Jacobsen

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Nov 22 2010

The Transformative Power of ‘Yes Sets’ – Issue #63

Right now I feel really good. I am pain free for the first time in a year. I am feeling happy, peaceful and healthy. No, this isn’t me reciting pie-in-the-sky affirmations about how I want it to be…it is actually SO! Despite the doctors prediction that my cancer will inevitably grow and that basically I am toast, I’m still here and I’m feeling better all the time. Could it be that something I’m doing is working?! I’m not sure exactly what that might be since I’m doing a multitude of healing modalities (to be shared in a later newsletter). However, I am convinced that one of the most powerful things I am doing is called ‘Yes Sets’. Yes Sets have a proven track record in my life of producing miracles.

What are Yes Sets? They are a form of hypnosis which involves saying a series of persuasive truisms that get your head nodding and mind agreeing and affirming, “Yes, that’s true.” Thiså activates the agreement part of our brain. Then at the end of this series of at least three true statements, you slip in the desired, related belief. Yes Sets help set us up for new, desired possibilities, and set us free from stubborn, habitual mindsets. The reason this is important is that the mind has tremendous influence over what plays out in our bodies and in our lives. Our life and our body are like play doh, shaped and formed by our thoughts and beliefs.

A perfect example of this is the amazing, true account of “Mr. Wright” (a pseudonym), who in the mid 1950’s was dying from cancer of the lymph nodes. He had tumors the size of oranges and was weak and feverish and clearly on his way out. His doctors gave him an experimental drug called Krebiozen. Within a few days his tumors were half their size and ten days later they were almost completely gone and he was restored to good health. However, when he heard reports that the drug was a failure, his health declined and his tumors returned. His doctors decided to try an experiment. They told him those reports were wrong, that the drug actually did work at a higher dosage. This time they gave him a placebo, telling him it was a higher dose of Krebiozen, and once again his tumors vanished and he returned to good health. Alas, a few months later the AMA came out with a formal announcement that the drug was useless, and shortly thereafter Mr. Wright checked into a hospital and died of his disease.

The mind can kill us or cure us. Convincing the mind that what we want IS possible is paramount and Yes Sets are a powerful way to accomplish that. I’ll give you an example of the miraculous mind and life altering effect of using Yes Sets in my life. Most of my life I had a deeply entrenched belief that I was unlovable and would always be alone. I literally could not conceive of being loved by a man. When I finally figured out that that was simply a hard-wired habitual belief, I began using Yes Sets to change that belief.

Here is one of the Yes Sets I used that evoked an affirmative response and helped open my mind, and therefore my life, to love:

There’s plenty of blue sky for everyone.

There’s plenty of oxygen for everyone.

There’s plenty of love for everyone.

There’s plenty of love for me. (This desired belief easily slips into the series of yeses preceding it).

Another set of persuasive truisms that I used were:

I am a valuable friend with depth, humor and a commitment to authenticity and personal growth.

My friends deeply love and appreciate that about me.

I deeply love and appreciate that about myself.

There are men who would love to have a partner with those qualities.

There are men who would love to have me as a partner.

In fact, some man would be dang lucky to have me as a partner!


By using Yes Sets (and other techniques), I successfully convinced myself that I was lovable, that I deserved love and could have a lasting, loving relationship with the man of my dreams. Soon love came into my life in the form of my husband-to-be, Tom, who is a constant visual reminder to me that hardwired beliefs can be changed, and deeply desired beliefs can become reality.

Now, as I am healing from cancer, I am affirming a series of affirmative, head-nodding truisms such as:

I am daily, diligently doing powerful healing modalities.

These modalities have produced miraculous cures for many people.

Miracles happen in my life.

I am feeling stronger and healthier everyday.

I believe these modalities can produce a miraculous cure for me.

I believe that I can be completely healed!

As I dwell in these truisms I have come to believe that maybe I will be around for a while. Maybe I’m not toast after all. Maybe I will be the toast of the town! Maybe I really will be completely healed. I know that this belief rearranges my cells, my reality and my outcome. As Deepak Chopra has written, “We are the only creatures on the planet who can change our biology through our thoughts, feelings and intentions. Our cells are constantly eavesdropping on our thoughts and being changed by them.”

Do you have a hardwired belief that you would like to change? Is there something you would like to have in your life but believe it’s impossible? I highly recommend using Yes Sets to set you free from old programming and set you up for unlimited possibilities. Yes! Yes! Yes!

In Love,

Jan Jacobsen

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