Special Note: A New Series of articles on Positive Affirmations begins today!! To kick the series off in full swing, I share with you a lovely Guest article on the subject from Brad Volz! Enjoy his words and show him some love in the comments darlings :).
“Be Impeccable with Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love” – Don Miguel
I’ve been experimenting with the power of affirmations and they haven’t worked very well for me. I find that when I use affirmations like “I feel happy” I create inner conflict unless I’m already feeling happy.
The teaching of affirmations is based on the power of words to impact and influence our lives.
The subtleties of language are important as to whether affirmations empower us or set up an inner conflict that may keep us struggling. When I say “I am happy” but I don’t feel happy, I am not in alignment with the words. I don’t feel them or believe them in this moment. Statements like “I choose happiness, I am willing to be happy, or I am intending happiness” work better for me. Then I have accepted my feelings, while being willing to change and move toward my goal. In this way, I am in alignment and integrity with my whole being.
Affirmations are more powerful when:
- We make a clear choice.
- We commit.
- We feel and believe the words.
- We are aligned with both the language and the goal.
- We take action on our affirmation or goal.
First, we must be clear about what we want to achieve; the stated object, feeling or goal. In this case, I want happiness, so I must choose happiness.
Choice is one of our most powerful gifts. By choosing happiness, we set the direction for our life.
Instead of simply proclaiming “I am happy”, I suggest that we become happy when we take action on our choice. With commitment, we must choose happiness, over and over, with our thoughts, words and actions. Then we are holistically aligned with our intention to be happy.
Here is my tip for the day: ACT!
Take action on your dreams goals and intentions. You will feel better as a result of taking action toward your goals. Affirmations come naturally and easily when you are aligned with your intentions.
- Affirm with empowering language. This sets the goal.
- Commit to make your choice come into expression.
- Take action to align your life with your goals, dreams and intentions. Action is your commitment made visible.
You will feel better by affirming your choice with action.
About the author:
Brad is a muse and freelance writer at Writing To Freedom. He enjoys the creative expression of blogging as a way to share our journeys. His intent is to connect, inspire and help others to live more fully.
What do YOU Think? Brad and I would love to hear your thoughts on this topic. Have you used affirmations to feel better?
In Part Two of “The Power of Positive Affirmations” Series, I’ll share how positive affirmations really work for health, happiness and success….plus some of my own personal favorite affirmations will be revealed :) Click Here to subscribe, so that you never miss another Positive Provocations article.
With Immense Love & Gratitude,
Counseling Psychologist/ Spiritual Counselor
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