The Escalator Effect
We’ve used this technique for years. You’ll notice a wonderful difference in your overall perspective on spirituality, your human personality, your Higher Self, and your relationship to your God Essence. It’s one of the ways you affirm and confirm your identity with your True Nature. And it’s an important declaration to make because it is sensed at a cellular level.
Before we share the practice, we invite you to view a very brief YouTube:
After watching the video, reflect on these questions:
- How is this a metaphor for your experience with spiritual practices?
- Where have you been “stuck?”
- In what ways could you see the characters on the escalator representing attitudes you (or others you’ve observed) have experienced?
- How about the repairman? What does he represent, from a spiritual perspective?
Now, let’s get to the spiritual practice! Here’s how it works:
The practice begins with a one-sentence “Escalator Affirmation.” Gradually you will drop off part of the sentence, creating a different version of the statement (similar to the way a step disappears in front of you on an escalator.) Say each line of the ‘escalator’ out loud — with a pause between each line. The pause can be as long as you like; however, for ease in continuity and impact, we suggest no more than a 30 second pause. Be aware and mindful of what you are feeling as you use the pause to allow the statement to permeate your entire Being. Notice the different impacts with each different affirmation.
Here are a couple we use; however, you can create your own escalators. We suggest you use a one liner for the first line so you can keep the length of the affirmation manageable.
Here’s an eightfold affirmation escalator:
Be still and know that I am God expressing in human form as me.
Be still and know that I am God expressing in human form.
Be still and know that I am God expressing.
Be still and know that I am God.
Be still and know that I am.
Be still and know.
Here’s a fourfold escalator:
I am one with the Field of Infinite Potential.
I am one with the Field.
I am one.
© Bil and Cher Holton