Yes, beautiful. Just this start looks to me like we have the opportunity to do something really powerful here.
I agree with all that's been said along the lines of how powerful (that word again!) subtle nuances can be.
Lil Chris, may I use your phrasing to suggest something which one might consider as a next step along the line of positive phrasing?
Hoping it is OK with you, and just as an example...
You've changed "I would like to invite into my life the means/ability to heal my physical body. Make it so... to..
"I AM inviting into my life the means/ability to heal my physical body. And so it is"
Now what would happen if you went further to say something along the lines of:
"I AM using powerful means and abilities to heal my physical body every day"
I agree with what I understand Annie has said. To paraphrase--if I articulate something which implies I don't have it, then I am straight out saying that I don't have it. This tends to inadvertently attract "not having it" (I don't want to "not have it") at the same time as I think I'm concentrating on what I do want.
Also putting things into the active and present day form.. now you are USING powerful means, not just inviting them and you are using them EVERY DAY, not just someday when they come around.
Does this make sense? Thanks for all your thoughts
PS I agree Adam that having a ritual has both the advantages and disadvantages you mention, for sure! I guess the right sort of introductory ritual is working for me because I also meditate and it seems a lot like a meditation to me. So that keeps my mind from wandering. It's kinda like a good song to me. Knowing oneself though is key, so that might just be for me.