“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
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