The whats, whys and hows of Positive Affirmations Answered ~ The Power of Positive Affirmations (part two)

The whats, whys and hows of Positive Affirmations Answered ~ The Power of Positive Affirmations (part two)“The Universe and the light of the stars come through me”. -Rumi

In this second part of “The Power of Positive Affirmations” Series, we are going to dig a little deeper and see What truly are Positive Affirmations, How to make your own positive affirmations and How they can be used to create success and inner wellbeing. I will also share some of my favorite affirmations here with you.

I was initially introduced to the idea of a Positive Affirmation just by chance. After completing my Reiki masters and Silva Mind control courses I began reading a lot of Deepak Chopra. I was only 18 then and in one of his books he spoke of Affirmations and in the praises the name Louise Hay of “You can Heal Your Life” came up. I was obviously intrigued and began reading some of her work. To say I was in ‘awe!’ is putting it mildly. I loved her work and still do. Even though I might have two Masters degrees and One Doctorate…what she shares is truly LIGHT. No amount of degrees can give you that insight. Its then that I started using and experimenting with Positive Affirmations only to realize I was affirming myself all my life…

What are Positive Affirmations really?

Very simply, they are positive statements or sentences, you say to yourself to subtly heal your negative beliefs and create positive success.

On any given day, in any given moment, we are swimming in a sea of affirmations. We walk out of our house in the morning thinking, “This is a great day” (positive affirmation) or “Such bad weather, I hate it.” (negative affirmation).  “I cant do it.” (negative affirmation) or “I can do it” (positive affirmation).

Positive affirmation is positive self-talk. Making use of affirmations changes the way you think, feel and behave. You become what you say to yourself most of the time. Your affirmations must be positive and in the present tense. When you make an affirmation to yourself, you are confirming the truth of the statement. By saying it repeatedly to yourself, you are making a direct impact on your subconscious mind which eventually accepts it as a command and implements it.

Again, and the importance of this simply cannot be overstated; everyone constantly creates their own realities whatever that may be. Positive affirmations help to create a positive reality. They are an integral part of being a Positive thinker.

How to make your own Positive Affirmations everyday

Creating your very own positive affirmations is pretty simple. Think about each area of your life one by one and write down a few positive statements summing up how you would like this area of your life to be. Please make sure that the statements are in the present tense and are positive, focusing on what you DO want rather than what you DON’T want.

Let me illustrate this with a few examples about how you can change negative thoughts to positive affirmations:

Negative thought: “I will never get a promotion in this job”
Positive Affirmation: “I am so pleased with my excellent job promotion”

Negative thought: “I will always be short of money”
Positive Affirmation: “I have all the money I really need”

Negative thought: “my relationship will never improve and become a happy one”
Positive Affirmation: “my relationship has never been better or happier”

Positive affirmations must always be stated in the present tense, and most importantly charged with as much feeling, positive Energy and emotion as possible, as if the result has already manifested into your life as an absolute reality; a fact that you should have absolutely no doubt in your Mind. You should intensely feel the joy, happiness and all other emotions involved, which will generate the corresponding positive vibrations in you and around you.

Here are some examples of positive affirmations:

  • I have all that I want.
  • I have a healthy body and a happy mind.
  • I have plenty of energy.
  • My mind is calm and relaxed.
  • I have an enjoyable and fulfilling job.
  • Money flows easily and naturally into my life.
  • I radiate love and happiness.
  • I have a happy, loving relationship with my partner.
  • I am successful in all that I do.
  • I AM happy.

Its best to write your own in accordance to your situation.

The right way to Use Positive Affirmations for health, happiness and success

The more often an affirmation is repeated, consciously or otherwise, the more quickly and effectively it will manifest into your observable, individual, experiential reality.

An excellent time to repeat affirmations, with as much sincerity and emotion as possible, is just before drifting off to sleep at night, and just after waking in the morning before arising. At these times your conscious Mind is most in communication with your subconscious Mind and therefore the inner causal spheres of Energy.

Repeat the affirmation throughout the day, write down the affirmation on notepaper and place copies of your affirmation around your home, repeating the affirmation frequently, and whenever you are reminded to do so. If you make use of a personal computer for long periods of time, it is a very good and effective idea to have a copy of your affirmation on your PC desktop utilizing some appropriate software. You might not always notice the affirmation, but it will still be integrated into your subconscious Mind where it can begin its effect.

Positively Affirm with Love

Affirm with love, faith, feeling and interest, and feel and believe that your desire has already been fulfilled. This kind of thinking will accelerate its fulfillment.

It is natural for the mind to bring up doubts and negative thoughts, especially if your current environment and situation are very different from what you want to achieve. Persevere, and do not let your negative thoughts and doubts conquer you.

In the next(part three) article in this “The Power of Positive Affirmations” series I’ll share with you different difficult situations I was in and how “Positive Affirmations” helped me come out of them and heal PLUS some surprise guests 😉 Stay tuned!

What are your thoughts on this Positive Affirmations article? Do you have any favorite affirmations and how do you use them in your life?

With Immense Love & Gratitude,
Counseling Psychologist/ Spiritual Counselor
Motivational Speaker/Naturopath
Holistic Healer/Writer

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18 thoughts on “The whats, whys and hows of Positive Affirmations Answered ~ The Power of Positive Affirmations (part two)

  1. Zeenat,

    I love Louise Hay’s book “You Can Heal Your Life”..using the techniques in it allowed me to step out of chaos and abuse into this life of presence and possibility. I use affirmations daily to enhance, enrich, amplify…I use them with myself, others, and World..and I find life truly is as *magical* as we allow it to be (something I couldn’t fathom for myself when I was in the midst of chaos). Thank you for sharing such an important message; thank you for all that you reflect!

    1. Darling Joy,
      I love your affirmations…and I love that you radiate that loving positive energy in every interaction. You do live the magical life 🙂 I love how we both have been using affirmations especially in our most trying times….soul sister eh 😉
      Thank you for your loving comment here.
      Much Love~

    1. Hi Brad,
      So happy that your awesome words kicked off this affirmations series. Your post inspired me to turn this into a series 🙂 Thank you for inspiring me!
      Much Love~

  2. I am a 100% believer, Zeenat. Fabulous post. It definitely helps to think positive and have faith in oneself. Only sometimes, it gets hard to ignore our inner critics and the outer ones, too! Thank you – have a super day!

    1. Dearest Vidya,
      I agree…it can get hard to think positive when everything around us is going bad…. that’s why in these trying times my use of positive affirmations helps immensely.
      So glad you liked this post! Thank you for your wonderful comment here.
      Much Love~

  3. I am a 100% believer, Zeenat. Fabulous post. It definitely helps to think positive and have faith in oneself. Only sometimes, it gets hard to ignore our inner critics and the outer ones, too! Thank you – have a super day!
    (Not sure if my comment went through the first time)

  4. swatcat

    Thank u for this beautiful the idea of affirmations n m gonna use them…saying an affirmation with belief is important…i now can see n i will try it 😀 thank u once again

    1. Hi Swatcat!
      Do try them and let me know how it goes. Once you begin using them…you’ll be amazed at how awesome you will start feeling.
      Thank you for your loving comment here.
      Much Love~

  5. swarna

    Great post Zeenat………….long time back i read about affirmations was written by Joseph Murphy “The power of your subconscious Mind” i believe to be very helpful and important. I started using them……… and also made it part of my routine work.

    1. Hi Swarna,
      How amazing that you use affirmations as part of your routine. Do share which ones you use..
      Glad you liked this post and thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.
      Much Love~

      1. swarna

        Whenever i feel gloomy, upset or depressed i often keep repeating the following affirmation
        “With the help of the infinitive healing powers and the subconscious mind within me, my whole being is filled with peace, love, harmony, kind, joy, happiness, courage, confidence, wisdom, knowledge, education, strength, power, wealth, good health, longevity of life, prosperity n success”.

        And i wish the same for each and every living being in the universe.

  6. I used positive affirmations yesterday to help recover from an illness, and I believe it worked! The power of positive beliefs! Just thinking about the power of positive affirmations brings a certain feeling of warmth and strength! I love it! Great post Zeenat! 🙂

    1. Hi Victor,
      Ohh..I love warm and fuzzy too! Affirmations have an amazing healing effect on the mind and body.
      So glad youre a fellow Affirmations junkie 😉
      Much Love~

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  8. Hi Zeenat,
    I’m into affirmations too and liked this post every much. I’m looking forward to reading what you intend to share more re: affirmations you used in troubled times.

    My experience is that what’s believable is achievable. I can start with an affirmation and then use creative visualization. When I do that whatever I affirm becomes more powerful.

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