I’m really excited about today’s post, as it is something that I practice daily in my personal life and have seen how it works. I’m certainly not the first person to be sharing this information, but even for people who already practice, reading things a second or third time always reminds us to keep this practice as a prominent part of our lives. I wanted to talk about affirmations: why we make them, how we make them, and why it works. As always, I hope you enjoy and get something positive out of this information. 🙂
For thousands of years, peoplehave known and written about the power of the mind to create reality. The mind is the key to everything: to attaining control over your life, to drawing in everything and anything you desire, and to finding inner peace. If you are reading this information for the first time, that may sound crazy or “too easy”. But that’s only because we have been conditioned to feel that we don’t deserve certain things in this life, or that some things just happen to certain people maybe by random luck or coincidence. But truly, nothing just happens. Everything that comes into your life, good or bad, happens because you pulled it in with your thoughts. As soon as we become conscious of this fact, we hold a very special tool for changing our lives for the better, and achieving all of our desires.
If you are hearing this information for the first time, a great place to start is with the book or documentary “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne. It really breaks things down for beginners and provides great information regarding the “proof” of how this concept works. I personally like the documentary- it’s worth your time.
As the documentary and book reference, this information has actually been available to us for a very long time. It has been written about by intelligent people for many years. So why, then, has it remained a “secret?” Because our perception of the way our lives will go has been shaped by external sources: TV, our parents, our cultures etc. As a result, we have set certain limitations for ourselves, and since our mind controls our reality, these limitations remain in place and prevent us from experiencing positive change.
So, how do we reverse this pattern and start drawing in what we want to our lives?
Through making/ saying/ writing AFFIRMATIONS.
What is an affirmation? An affirmation is a short, powerful statement, written as a declaration of something that is already true. For example, “I am a success in everything I do” or “I feel happy and healthy.” The important thing about making affirmations is to phrase them as something that you already have obtained or is already true. It is less effective to say “I want more money in my life” and more effective to say “I am making so much money.” The attitude of already having what you desire, increases the statement’s power.
There are a couple ways to “deliver” an affirmation. I personally like to say them aloud or think them. Some people like to write them down, or write them down and then burn them. I feel that the fastest and easiest way to practice is to just say and think them, and it’s something you can do all day long. I like to say them before I go to bed. Now that I have done it for so many years, it is a habit, and I remember to say them automatically at that time of the day.
There are no rules for making up affirmations- and no number of how many you can say. You can say anything you want to draw in. If you feel you have a hard time making them up yourself you can look online and even google “money affirmations” for example, and use what you find. Once you get more comfortable with them, you will be able to express whatever you want in the form of an affirmation by yourself. Also, there is nothing too small or silly to ask for. Lately, my skin has been breaking out a bit, so I have added “my skin is clear and beautiful” to my affirmations. There are no rules or limitations on what you can ask for.
>>Very important to keep in mind: Do you ever have a bad day where you just feel everything is going wrong and things seem to keep spiraling downward out of your control? Well, that is also a result of affirmations and is an instance of “proof” of this concept that can be a lot easier to see, since we often tend to go toward the negative in our thoughts. The “universe” does not distinguish between your negative and positive desires, it simply gives you what you have asked for and what you have been focusing your attention on. So when you are half way through your day thinking or even saying “this is a bad day/ everything is going wrong/ I’m in such a bad mood today” the universe is responding and bringing you more of what you are asking for. More things go wrong, and more negative instances arise. It does take a little while to train yourself into recognizing when you are going toward the negative and need to turn it around. When I find myself in a situation like that I stop myself and say “My day is turning around now, I attract only positive people and circumstances.” You will see how this little, easy shift will totally stop the spiral and turn things around. And try not to just say the words and then go back into the negative/worry thoughts. Say it, and release the worries and associated emotions.
When you say your affirmations, try not to just say the words. Try to feel the feelings as well. What would it actually feel like to lose 20 lbs or meet the right person? Feel and say your wishes for added power.
There’s no scientific explanation for why making affirmations work- you can experience it for yourself and understand. But the universe/spirit/God whatever you believe in is alive and responding to your thoughts and vibrations. If you say and emit feelings of happiness, you will draw in circumstances that provide you with that happiness. Nobody wants you to be unhappy or suffering, but they can’t bring you what you want if you don’t ask for it and have the attitude that you already possess it.
If you’re a newbie, give your affirmations some time. Don’t say them for one day and expect results the next day. Sometimes things take a little time to line up for you, so keep positive and keep saying them.
Experiment a little if you are skeptical. Focus on one thing, maybe a smaller thing for several days in a row. See what happens. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Sometimes the biggest battle is fighting against your own limitations on your life that you have set in place for years, and reversing that can take time. But it will happen.
Keep positive 🙂