Originally Posted by RandomJohn
I think what is going on in the "I want" versus the "I am ..." phrasing is that the former includes a hidden belief that "I don't have it right now." And so you are really trying to intend two different things: your conscious intention and your unconscious opposite of your intention.
I agree RandomJohn. I learned from the very first "Conversations with God" book by Neale Donald Walsch that "want" denotes lack. If you tell the Universe "I want..." then as you've so intended, you will continue to "want" whatever it is you are seeking--instead of receiving it. Stick to "I am" or "I commit" or even "I allow" if it's hard for your mind, for example, to get past the idea "I AM a millionaire"...just change it to "I allow myself to become a millionaire." It's a better declaration of what you seek without your subconscious throwing up a brick wall.