“In order to use creative visualization to create what you want in life, you must be willing and able to accept the best that life has to offer you—your ‘good.’
“Strange as it may seem, many of us have difficulty accepting the possibility of having what we want in life. This usually stems from some basic feelings of unworthiness which we took on at a very early age.
“…if you find that if you have any difficulty imagining yourself in the most wonderful possible circumstances, or that you have thoughts like, ‘I could never have that’ or ‘That couldn’t possibly happen to me,’ it might be a good idea to take a look at your self-image.
“Your self-image is the way you see yourself, how you feel about yourself. It is often complex and multi-faceted…
“Affirmations and creative visualization are wonderful ways of creating a more positive and loving self-image…
“Notice when you are being mentally harsh or critical with yourself, and consciously begin being kinder and more appreciative…
“Begin to tell yourself:

“I am kind and loving, and I have a great deal to share with others.

I am talented, intelligent, and creative.

I am attractive.

I deserve the very best in life.

I have a lot to offer and everyone recognizes it.

I love the world and the world loves me.

I am willing to be happy and successful.”

“Or use whatever words seem appropriate and helpful to you.
“…In addition to improving your self-image, it is valuable to repeat affirmations about opening up to and accepting the goodness of the universe.
“For example:

“I am open to receiving the blessings of this abundant universe…

The more I receive, the more I have to give.”

~Shakti Gawain from Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life