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Prosperity’s 12 Affirmations are 12 powerful affirmations of prosperity and well-being drawn from the 10 Commandments (Exodus 20:1-17) and the book Prosperity’s 10 Commandments by Georgiana Tree West. The 11th and 12th affrimations are inspired by Jesus’ 2 great commandments found in Matthew 22:37-39. Prosperity’s first 4 affirmations help to internalize ideas that contribute to establishing a prospering relationship with the Fundamental Creative Energy of the Universe – God. In this article we will look at four affirmations, which will help you internalize ideas that aid in creating prospering relationships with other people. As you use these affirmations to create your abundant life, you will begin to establish habits of language and action that will enable you to create mutually prospering relationships with other people. Affirm these affirmations daily and you make these powerful prosperity principles a basic part of your life experience.
Four Affirmations for Prospering Relationships with Others
“I maintain my highest integrity when connecting with God and interacting with God’s agents of my wealth”. Perhaps this affirmation should be “I am faithful to God and respectful of people”. The key to success with this affirmation is to stay conscious of our relationship to God, our only Source of supply. Then we will remember that others are also connected to the God-Source. In this consciousness we create the possibility for everyone with whom we interact to bless us in some way. However, we must be open and receptive to the blessing. When we maintain our integrity and treat people with respect, we empower them and they are likely to empower us, quite possibly in unexpected ways.
“I keep my wealth circulating and creating blessings for others and for me”. The Commandment upon which this affirmation is based is “Thou Shalt Not Murder”. Habitual thoughts of poverty and limitation are murderers of prosperity. We affirm this affirmation in language and in action through our generosity, tithing and giving. In using this affirmation we are creating our experience of the unimpeded circulation of wealth and abundance.
“I only use my wealth for creative, uplifting, enlightening, joyful and life affirming purposes”. This affirmation helps us to keep our motives and uses for money pure and unadulterated. We remind ourselves that money is Love in action and we focus on the positive uses of our money as a pure expression of love. With this affirmation we exercise the power of intention. When we create a field of clear intention we take advantage of the natural processes of creation to yield the object or service for which we expended a portion of our wealth but we have the added benefit of spiritual and emotional satisfaction because others are blessed and benefited by our intentions and actions.
“I always give generous and fair compensation for value received”. This affirmation helps us practice the Law of Compensation which reminds us that when we are attempting to get something for nothing, we are actually trying to steal. However, when we are willing to give fair compensation for everything we receive, we stay in the continuous flow of prosperity.
Next Steps Take action by repeating these affirmations until they feel natural to you. You may want to craft your own version of these affirmations to really make them yours. The time and energy you invest in working with the affirmations will pay large dividends in your experience of prosperity and abundance.
It appears that everywhere you turn these days you cannot help but run into someone espousing the benefits of affirmations. Many of these people are very well intentioned, and some are simply riding what they believe to be a popular wave of excitement. The truth is affirmations do work, when you work them.
Affirmations are not a new idea. The history of the word can be traced back to the mid 1500s. Still today’s culture provides a fertile playground for their use and abuse. Affirmations are touted as the end all and be all of human aliments, discomforts and desires. The truth is much more subtle. Reciting an affirmation once or twice or posting in on your bathroom mirror simply does not cut it. Affirmations must become a part of your feelings and emotions. We must also determine just what feelings and emotions are. Feelings are the physical aspects of an event and your emotions are the mental reaction to those feelings. It follows that first we must create a feeling, something that moves our physical being and this will produce an emotional response. Here lies the true power of affirmations.
In order to manifest our desires, change our conditions or create a new reality for ourselves we must create an underlying sense of having already accomplished our desire. Many of us have heard or used the phrase “Fake it until you make it.” While this does in some sense hold true, I prefer to think in terms of “Know it as possible and Know it as SO.” Affirmations help us to know the possibilities. I do not believe we need fake anything. Faking it subtly implies the impossibility of something. We are working with a very subtle principle here so the more specific we are the better results we will experience. Knowing IT is possible leads us to feeling hopeful, expectant, accepting of our truth or greater yet to be. This is the real feeling we are after with affirmations, the Greater Yet To Be. We simply know our good is coming to us; there is really no way it could not. The Law of Attraction (LOA) spells all this out clearly we will get whatever we think about. Affirmations are a simple way to initiate the LOA and we must do so with a firm belief that our requests are already manifest in the mind of the Universe. Once we recognize our affirmations as possible in the Universe it is only a short path to recognizing these same affirmations as manifest in and as our body of affairs. Are you with me?
How many times have you heard “thoughts become things” or “what you think about you bring about”? These statements are very true, but can you simply think a thought once or twice and expect to experience a manifestation of that thought? Of course not, if this was true we would all be murders, divorced, or in jail. Our errant and wild thoughts do not become things because we give them very little energy. Our affirmations become reality when we give them energy. Where then does the energy come from? The energy in affirmations is repetition. How many times must a recite an affirmation for it to work? The answer is simple, as many times at it takes. I have always bee a proponent of “praying unceasingly” and this refers to praying until you see or experience the manifestation. Remember as soon as you affirm your truth the Universe begins moving that good into your life, if you give up affirming before you experience the good it is not that the universe failed to bring you your desire, it is that you must remain steadfast in your belief until your life matched the good you have been attracting. Repetition is therefore the key to manifesting our affirmations.
A good affirmation is short and easily to remember. This makes it a simple process to repeat 100 times a day. Try reciting “I am whole and complete with nothing missing in my life.” Now say that ten times. How long did it take? Now try repeating this affirmation ten times at ten different times a day. If it takes 1 or 2 minutes to repeat ten times you will invest ten or twenty minutes a day reciting this affirmation 100 times. It is a simple process to get to one hundred. The fun begins when you realize it need not be a verbal recitation to be effective. What if every time you used a restroom you silent repeated “I am whole and complete with nothing missing in my life”? Soon you will begin to feel this affirmation as the truth of your life. As you build the feeling you begin to believe this truth. As you begin to believe the Universe responds by bringing experiences that prove this as true of your life. As you begin to experience the proof of your affirmation you more easily accept and recognize the experiences of life as more proof of this truth. This self feeding cycle builds and builds until you no longer need remind yourself of your truth. Once you experience the manifestation of your affirmation you are open to moving into a new affirmation. Soon life becomes an amazing experience of Divine Truth operating as you life in every moment.
Will you slip and forget this truth? The obvious answer is yes you will, but you are not required to forget and repeat these reminders. The belief that you may forget your truth is one of those limiting beliefs that I believe no longer serve your Divine Life. Why not try affirming “I let go of any beliefs that no longer serve me and my evolution as a spiritual being.” The possibilities are endless and that’s the good news.
The truth of Affirmations is simply that they do work and they are the truth of your Divine Life if you use them. Many people today tell me they have tried affirmations and they did not work or that they worked for a short time and then they became too simplistic of a process. I ask you to consider if you are really working your affirmations or are you playing lip service to this powerful spiritual practice? The term spiritual practice is just that, a practice. We must continue to use the tools we have and practice them daily in order to master the skill.
I want you to know I recognize you as a Divine Emanation of Spirit, GOD, the Universe and you have the Power to express that Divinity in every moment. I suggest you practice reminding yourself of this truth by using affirmations unceasingly. Enjoy today and remember to affirm your truth until you see the manifestation and you will create the life you truly desire.
You can find more information about crafting your own affirmations or order a copy of my affirmation e-book by following this link. http://www.spiritevolving.com/Bookstore/Robert.html
Robert Brzezinski R.Sc.P. The Spiritual Evolutionist is a Professional Practitioner of Religious Science.
He currently resides in Lakewood CO.
Robert also serves as a Nationally Certified Vision Facilitator with United Centers for Spiritual Living.
He provides workshops, class, and retreat facilitation on a wide variety of Spiritual topics.
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Positive daily affirmations can help you to reprogram your mind from the negative self talk that you have had for years. For this to work effectively, you need to repeat positive statements of a desirable outcome like a mantra on a daily basis a few times per day.
Positive daily affirmations help to redirect your values, formulate goals for success or simply help you to boost your self confidence. They can be used to improve areas such as wealth, success, health, relationships or self esteem.
Here are 10 tips to writing effective Positive Daily Affirmations
1. Develop Them Yourself. Self-developed affirmations are the most effective positive daily affirmations. If you couple them with clearly defined written goals and applied faith, their power is even stronger.
2. Feel Them. The emotional dimension of each affirmation should never be overlooked. When you can additionally “feel” your affirmation, its total impact increases tremendously. For instance, if your affirmation is “I am a successful public speaker”, then visualize how it will be like to be receiving a standing ovation from a hall full of people.
3. Make Them In the Present Tense. You should state your positive daily affirmations in the present tense, that is, use “I am…” rather than “I will be…” Saying things in the present tense will program your subconscious mind to believe that what you affirm is already a fact. In other words, you have no doubt in your mind that what you desire is a given and not just a wish that may or may not happen.
4. Make Affirmations Positive. Another important tip in formulating your affirmations is to write them in the positive state. A negative statement cannot work. For instance, you should say “I am rich” rather than “I am not poor”.
5. Make Positive Daily Affirmations Short And Clear. First, because your experience will create the conditions that allow affirmations to manifest, word the affirmations carefully to make them crystal-clear. State your real, innermost desires and articulate your most expansive sense of self. Affirmations based on a narrow self-concept deliver results that fall short, cause suffering, and further diminish the sense of self.
7. Increase Your Faith. Of course, the more faith you have in them, the more effective your affirmations will be. The desires and dreams that your mind can conceive bear seeds of possibility, and possibilities ultimately become realities.
8. Say Positive Daily Affirmations With Conviction. Some experts recommend saying positive daily affirmations silently. They say that silent affirmations are more effective than spoken statements, because they entail more intensity of concentration and resonate through your entire body instead of in your surroundings. Others recommend saying them out loud, because you can also use your facial expression or hand gestures for more conviction. For whatever it is, positive daily affirmations made in a half hearted manner are not going to be as effective as the ones that you make with deliberate intention.
9. Follow Up With Actions. Lastly, you will also need to put in some actions, so that you can lay the ground for their manifestation. For instance, affirming that you will win the lottery can only be possible when you buy a ticket.
10. Remind Yourself Daily. In a hurried lifestyle with 1001 things to do, you can find it hard to remember to repeating the positive daily affirmations. Hence, put them in a visible location, like on the wall or in front of the mirror or save them in a PowerPoint slide to be used as a screensaver.
Here are some examples to help illustrate the above 10 tips:
Positive Daily Affirmations For Self Confidence
1. I am sure of my ability to do what is necessary to improve my life.
2. I feel good about the way I do my job.
3. I love myself and accept myself for who I am.
Positive Daily Affirmations For Abundance
1. All the things I want and need come to me.
2. I am an abundant person.
3. I create abundance in all that I say and do.
Positive Daily Affirmations For Success
1. I am successful.
2. Everything I do turns into success.
3. I attract positive-minded people to me; I draw all things positive to myself.
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Affirmations have been used to help adults deal with many of life’s difficulties. From improving confidence and self-esteem to helping with weight loss and smoking cessation, psychiatrists and psychologists have long known the benefit of saying positive affirmations and of reminding yourself, not only of your goals, but of what it takes to reach those goals.
There have been fewer studies on affirmations used with children, but those that have been done have noted some very positive results, especially with children with autism and Attention Deficit Disorder.
What are Affirmations?
Affirmations are simply statements you make to yourself, usually in your thoughts, though they can be said out loud, as well. Affirmations are used to remind yourself of:
• What you are trying to accomplish
• How to accomplish your goals
• That you should not be afraid
• To have confidence in yourself
Affirmations can be used in many different ways, but all of these are designed to offer words of encouragement. Affirmations can be a big help to people who have difficulty in social situations, because they can be repeated over and over during the situations that cause discomfort without others knowing.
Many people fill their heads with negative thoughts about themselves and their abilities. Affirmations are designed to replace those negative thoughts with ones that are positive and motivating.
Affirmations for Children with Special Needs
At first, you may find it difficult to get your kids to understand affirmations, and to remember to use them. But, once they begin to understand how and when to say them, children are often much better with affirmations than adults, because they don’t feel silly in using them.
Children with Autism
Autism is a neurological disorder that affects socialization and communication. It is a spectrum disorder that affects roughly 0.6 percent of the population. It is far more prevalent in males than females.
Children with autism tend to repeat phrases naturally. When you can teach an autistic child to use affirmations as their repetitive responses, they can begin to integrate the meanings of their affirmations into their daily lives.
The right affirmations can be very helpful for the social situations that tend to overwhelm autistic children. They can learn to remind themselves that “everything is ok” during situations that tend to make them feel stress.
As they get older, children with autism often face self-esteem issues, as they begin to notice that they don’t fit in with groups of their peers. In these situations, affirmations can also be used to help autistic children feel better about themselves.
With autistic children, it’s often a good idea to start with CD’s of affirmation set to music, rather than trying to “teach” your child affirmations like you would teach them the alphabet. As your child listens to affirmations that are appropriate for him, he will likely pick them up on his own.
Children with Attention Deficit Disorder
Children with Attention Deficit Disorder can use positive affirmations to help improve self-esteem, too. However, another area where affirmations can really help kids with ADD is in the area of focus.
Of course, children with ADD, often have difficulty accomplishing tasks because they easily lose concentration. By using affirmations that remind them of “why they’re where they are” or “what they are trying to accomplish,” they may be able to redirect themselves back to the task at hand when they lose focus.
When using focus affirmations with children with ADD, it is critical that the child understands and agrees with the purpose of the affirmations and how they’re being used. The child will find much more success in using affirmations if he comes up with what to say and when to say it, than if parents simply “prescribe” phrases like, “It’s time to finish my homework” to their kids.
Your therapist, psychologist or doctor can help you to determine the most appropriate times for using affirmations with your child, and the most appropriate affirmations to use. Or, you can, as mentioned above, choose affirmation CD’s for your child. If your child is receiving play or occupational therapy, the therapist can begin to incorporate them into the therapy first, to help the child become acquainted with affirmations. Then, they can be added into more areas of life.
If you find that your child responds well to affirmations in general, you will likely find many applications for them. And, as your child sees improvement in his self-esteem and success at navigating tasks or social situations, he may add more of them to his daily routines on his own. You may find it quite amazing when you see your child begin to use affirmations of his own creation to manage difficult situations. But, this simple technique has definitely had a wonderful impact on many people’s ability to improve the way they see themselves and the way they manage the tasks and situations they face each day.
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I hear of so many people using affirmations as the universal remedy for everything that ails them. They wake up in the morning and verbalize their affirmations. They go through their days verbalizing positive statements about situations and their lives. Then, they go to bed saying their affirmations like bed-time prayers.
I tried reciting affirmations for a while, but never quite understood how stating that ‘I choose to be rich’ would have any effect on my life as long as I sat in front of the television with a bag of chips. The problem was that, I wasn’t doing anything to give the affirmations a basis from which to operate. While an affirmation might have made me feel good, it certainly didn’t create the situations I needed to reach my goals.
If ‘affirmations’ are positive messages to my brain, to retrain it, and to the Universe, to let it know where you choose to be, then planned ‘actions’ provide a basis of reality on which the affirmations would function. This is where I began applying affirm-actions in my life.
— Positive Words —
For many years, affirmations have been considered the solution for many of life’s issues. Confidence, success, and power have claimed to have been gained through daily affirmations. But, many people with whom I’ve spoken say that affirmations do absolutely nothing for them. The problem lies in the fact that you must align your life such that the affirmations can ring true.
The core problem with repeating affirmations to ourselves is that, unless our conscious mind feels that the affirmations are true, it will not process the positive statements. Our conscious mind intercepts the information we are receiving, and filters unrealistic messages, or messages that contradict our belief systems, from the subconscious mind.
Have you ever repeated, as we’ve been taught, sometimes for months and even years on end, the simple sentence, ‘I choose to be wealthy’? Even though it might have made you feel good, were you actually wealthy, or did you become wealthy, at any time? For most people, the answer is ‘No’.
The reason is that your conscious mind was filtering that message as a lie. The conscious mind takes that information, wretches your ‘gut’, and echoes back, ‘Look around! Wake up!’ The good words were not even making it to the subconscious mind where it counts. As long as your conscious mind filters your affirmations as lies, then there is no amount of present tense affirming that can change what ‘you are’ into what ‘you are not.’
— Mixing Words with Actions —
To resolve this problem, you have to do two things: make a plan and change the wording of your affirmations. You not only have to have your subconscious mind involved to actively process your desires, but you also have to give your conscious mind a way to accept the ‘misconceptions’ of the affirmations. Instead of lying to yourself, make a plan and execute actions that support your affirmations. This is where affirm-actions come into play.
You must first make a solid plan that defines your vision, mission, and goals. This plan takes into consideration where you are and how to reach your vision. By making a plan and believing in the plan, you are empowering your conscious and subconscious mind with a weapon to overcome the negative feelings and beliefs that you currently have buried in your mind. This approach will open the channels of communications for your affirmations to make it into your mind.
The second part of the solution is to change the wording of your affirmations. You have to convince your conscious brain to process the misconceptions of the affirmations as truths. Since your conscious brain will filter out lies, you have to word the affirmations in such a way that it will appear as a ‘possibility.’ For instance, instead of saying ‘I choose to be wealthy’ or ‘I am wealthy,’ reword it to say ‘I will be wealthy.’ This is actually converting the ‘lie’ into a command to tell your brain where your plan is leading you.
As you can see, an affirm-action is a more assertive form of affirmation. Essentially, you are converting a baseless affirmation to one that is a possibility simply by associating it with an action. The affirmations then become factual, positive statements that ‘remind’ you of my vision and inform the universe that this is the direction you choose to go.
— What’s next? —
Positive words alone cannot change a world—your world. But, words combined with action can materialize a future of which, at one time, you could only dream.
The purpose of an affirm-action is not to try to convince yourself that you are something that you are not. It is not there to falsify your future or alter the things of the past. It is a way of using your experiences through an intelligent plan and reminding yourself why you’re working so hard along a given path to reach your vision. You are claiming your vision of the future, telling the universe that this is what you want, and going after it.
By combining actions with words, you are initiating a plan to show your conscious mind that you are indeed heading in the direction of your desires. When you begin using your affirmations, in conjunction with the actions, your desires are now making it past your conscious mind into the subconscious mind where it will be of greater use. This is where the soul can get an idea of what you’re doing and will help you get there.
Using affirmations is the most effective way to create positive change in your life, but as always, there is a right and a wrong approach: This 10 point hit-list will make sure you get them dead-on!
But before we hit the list let’s remind ourselves exactly why we need Affirmations.
Using them on a daily basis reminds us of our plans, targets and ambitions and what and where we want to be in life – Affirmations deal with the Law of Attraction, the beautiful Law of the Universe, which states like attracts like – We are actually affirming what we want which is highly effective and proven!
The Correct Ways to Use Affirmations
Take Time to Think: Write down ALL that you don’t want, this makes it far easier to list what you do want.
Passion and Positivity: Let emotions RUN WILD and think how great that ‘B-L-A-N-K’ would feel in your life (you fill in the blank)
Aim for the Sky: Think of your most wanted desires and goals that really rock your boat.
Be Positive: Always say what you do want; never what you don’t want.
Use the Present Tense: Say your affirmations as though your desired target is already yours to have and enjoy.
Be Precise, Clear and Brief: No waffle or fluff, make your affirmations hit the target.
Daily Affirmations; Say your affirmations daily without fail. Make it a daily habit as you would brushing your teeth, and set a specific time – Even better if you say your affirmations morning, lunch time and evening.
Write Affirmations Down: A very powerful and little known concept. Write them out and place them somewhere you can see them easily.
Create your Perfect Pre-Affirmations Mood: You need to feel great, happy and confident before you say your affirmations so do whatever it takes to get you feeling really good: The BETTER your mood the QUICKER the results.
Call to Action: Do something to help your Affirmations become reality; even little steps are better than nothing at all. An example would be if you are affirming that you have the longest, shiniest most beautiful hair in the street go out and buy the best hair brush you can find.
A Vital Way to Make those Affirmations Sing!
When you finalize your list of Affirmations try to start them off with the phrase ‘I am’. See why this is very important;
It Affirms you have already achieved your goal, not got it planned for the future
It is a positive and bold statement and shows self-confidence, belief and intent
It leads onto positive action
Good Example: I am a money magnet (5 words, positive declaration, clear intent)
Bad Examples: ‘I hope to be’, ‘I deserve’, ‘ I intend to’, ‘I want to be’ (Putting your faith into hope rather than positive intent/ putting your want into the future and by doing that it will always stay in the future)
Vision Board Affirmations – The Trick the Masters of ‘The Secret’ Really Like
There are many ways that people can use to get their Affirmations working if they seem stuck. You see, it’s all very well writing down a list of Affirmations and intending to say them daily and planning to put new exciting plans into action but some people simply get stuck.
Maybe they have tight time schedules, maybe they want to but something always comes up, maybe they have great intention but never get round to it or maybe they just run out of caring if the affirmations don’t seem to work.
Using a vision board helps like crazy to overcome all these problems; in fact, some of today’s greatest Lifestyle coaches and mentors actually encourage people to use vision boards for affirmations and manifesting change.
Such brilliant minds as Bob Proctor and Dr Joe Vitale; both known for their valuable input in ‘The Secret’ by Rhonda Byrne, the bestselling book on the Law of Attraction, positively recommend vision boards to help create, use and empower Affirmations.
Affirmations – the Law of Attraction and Vision Boards
Affirmations are the tools of the Law of Attraction, to attract all that you desire into your life no matter what that dream or goal maybe; but sometimes it’s harder than most people realise to get your mind into the right place, to feel the want and desire, and action the thought.
So if a vision board simplifies and eases all that then why not? If you use Affirmations to bring about desires and goals to your life and a vision board will definitely help, then use one.
After all who would argue with such visionaries as Bob Proctor and Dr Joe Vitale? They are leaders in the Law of Attraction movement – They know all about Affirmations, Manifesting and Creating Destiny.
It’s as clear as this – Affirmations bring much wanted change, empower manifestation, make desired wants possible, but sometimes they need a little push… and a vision board is that simple tool to use.
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You already have most of the knowledge in the self-improvement subject. Still, why are some people more successful than others? You might have been inspired by a book or tape in the past. Why doesn’t that motivation last longer? Even if you already know the things, why weren’t you able to apply them effectively as the time goes by? The answers to these questions are in affirmations.
Key point is you need to be constantly reminded of the positive qualities you already possess. It has been said that the repetition is the mother of skill. Affirmations provide an excellent way to accomplish that.
It’s a well known fact that our beliefs create our reality. If we think we can win, we can. Affirmations are the best way to develop our belief system.
What is Affirmation?
The Official I AM University website defines Affirmation as A positive statement that has been specifically worded for the purpose of reprogramming the subconscious mind with positive and spiritual thoughts. One of the key tools of attitudinal healing and reprogramming our subconscious mind. This is a fundamental tool given that our thoughts create our reality! (iamuniversity.org/glossary/cv_glossarylist.php)
Affirmation is also known as: Pep talk, Autosuggestion, Positive self talk, Self-suggestion, Mental programming, Positive thinking, Self-hypnosis, Psycho-cybernetics, the Alpha method.
Affirmation is the medium for influencing the subconscious mind.
How Do Affirmations Work?
You know the commercials – same advertisements are shown over and over again. They know the importance of repetition. It takes repetition for an idea to sink in our minds. You need to do the same thing with the positive qualities you are aware of, for them to be absorbed and acted upon by your subconscious.
Napoleon Hill says in Think and Grow Rich – “Here is a most significant fact – the subconscious mind takes any orders given it in a spirit of absolute FAITH, and acts upon those orders, although the orders often have to be presented over and over again, through repetition, before they are interpreted by the subconscious mind.”
Statistics show that negative news is broadcast 11 times more than good news. How can we positively influence our thinking in such a negative environment that we live in? Auto-suggestions help you stay positive even during adverse conditions.
The law of correspondence says our outer reality is a reflection of our inner reality. You attract what you are. It’s true with your financial success or any other success.
Pat Riley, Coach, Miami Heat Basketball team, 2006 NBA champions, quoted – “A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning” – When you find your purpose and commit it to your core through affirmations you can find that kind of motivation.
A coach motivates his team. Words motivate. You use the affirmations to motivate yourself.
Psychologists and scriptures affirm again and again the importance of having faith. One must have faith in self to achieve any amount of success. “… FAITH is a state of mind which may be induced, or created, by affirmation or repeated instructions to the subconscious mind, through the principle of auto-suggestion.” – says Napoleon Hill the author of classic Think and Grow Rich – “… you may CONVINCE the subconscious mind that you believe you will receive that for which you ask, and it will act upon that belief, which your subconscious mind passes back to you in the form of ‘FAITH’, followed by definite plans for procuring that which you desire.
“…. any impulse of thought which is repeatedly passed on to the subconscious mind is, finally, accepted and acted upon by the subconscious mind, which proceeds to translate that impulse into its physical equivalent, by the most practical procedure available.”
Dr. David J. Schwartz, author of Magic Of Thinking Big says – “Build your own ‘sell yourself on yourself’ commercial. Think for a moment about one of America’s most popular products, Coca Cola. Every day your eyes or ears come in contact many times the good news about ‘Coke.’ The people who make Coca Cola are continually reselling you on ‘Coke’ and for a good reason. If they stopped reselling you, chances are you’d grow luke-warm and eventually cold to ‘Coke.’ Then sales would drop.
But the Coca Cola company isn’t going to let this happen. They resell you and resell you and resell you on ‘Coke.’ “
You got to sell yourself on yourself again and again to have faith, belief and confidence and then to succeed.
Mark Fisher and Marc Allen, authors of How to Think Like a Millionaire say – “Both authors of this book have experienced wonderful results by using a simple formula or affirmation developed by a famous French pharmacist, Emile Coue. … which consisted of these words: Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.
The golden rule of self-suggestion is repetition, so this should be repeated daily – throughout the day – to have the best effect. A relaxed state, where the subconscious is most receptive to new information, is the best – though not essential. It makes the process effective much more quickly, however.”
Suppose you want to work on increasing your self-esteem. Self-esteem is a self-image at an emotional level; circumventing reason and logic, a key factor in success. You can use the following affirmations to increase your self-esteem: – “I like myself. I am a winner.” – “I am a valuable person.” – “I have abundance of good things in my life and I am thankful.” – “I am enthusiastic, energetic and full of hope and promise.” – “I am tough, bold, strong and confident.” – “Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better”
Similarly, about Goal Setting and taking action: – “I set long, medium and short term goals.” – “My dreams and goals make me look forward to each day.” – “I take an action step toward the attainment of at least one goal everyday.” – “I create an environment that enhances my focus on my dreams and goals.” – “I just write down what I want, prioritize them, and set them as goals with a date.”
Affirmations must be in first person, present tense format to be most effective. There are also secondary affirmations that positively influence our environment favorable for success. They are, such as – famous positive, motivating, empowering quotes, pictures, our own notes and jots that remind us of the inspiring things.
As Deepak Chopra says in Affluence – you do not need to consciously think about the affluent qualities, you just need to listen daily. Similarly, just complete an affirmation session everyday and subconscious will pick it up eventually and do the work.
“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” – Michelangelo
21 Days Make a Habit:
How can we develop good habits? Experts agree that after 21 days of repetition of positive actions you develop them into a habit. So, to start with, just pick only one category, repeat the affirmations and act on it. After 21 days you can move on to other categories.
We are the creatures of habit. 21 days make a habit. You can develop a good habit by working on it consistently for minimum 21 days.
“Do one thing every day that scares you.”–Eleanor Roosevelt
Why do people tend to forget? You need constant reminders. When you use it regularly, this tool can act as a reminder of positive qualities you already possess.
Studies have shown that slow (60 beats per minute) music brings the heart rate down to relaxing levels, calms the mind, and increases memory, learning abilities and effectiveness.
You must have experienced a good feeling while listening to an uplifting or melodious music. Listening to slow rhythmic music during affirmation may increase the effectiveness of affirmations though not necessary.
“It occurred to me by intuition, and music was the driving force behind that intuition. My discovery was the result of musical perception.” – Albert Einstein upon being asked about his theory of relativity.
“Music cleanses the understanding; inspires it, and lifts it into a realm which it would not reach if it were left to itself.” – Henry Ward Beecher.
Anything is accomplished taking one step at a time and that starts with the first step. As Karen Lamb quoted – “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” So, start using the Affirmations today.
One of the free online Affirmations Tool can be accessed by clicking here: Affirmations Tool
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When you first start intentionally creating your own affirmations they may seem a bit awkward and weird. In fact, you may put some undue stress on yourself thinking it has to be profound and perfect. Thankfully for most of us, affirmations do not need to be profound or perfect. They need to be a genuine message from you to you. Affirmations do not need to be shared with everybody (although it is okay if you wish to share your affirmations with somebody through conversation). Here are some tips to help you create an affirmation that will work for you.
Make your affirmation personal. An affirmation has to be something you are telling yourself that will be of benefit to you. Do not make an affirmation to deliver something to somebody else. In essence, affirmations are a gift to you that only you can give.
Be realistic with an affirmation. You can be realistic and still have goals with an affirmation. If you are a thirty year old accountant do not make an affirmation that you are going to be an astronaut on a space flight in two years. Affirmations are statements that can come true and not fantasies.
Keep your affirmation down to a few words. The reason that it is important to keep affirmations short and direct are that they need to be memorized so you can say them or think them anywhere at any time. If you need to pull out a sheet of paper to read it then you know the aspiration is too long.
Start out with an affirmation that you will get fast results from. Affirmation building is like confidence building. If you see a positive result fairly quickly you will like that, remember how it feels, and want more of it. Start out with simple things that may change a bad attitude around or something like that.
Make sure you are affirming something you do want. Setting up an affirmation for something that you kind of want to happen is like buying a puppy because you kind of thought it might be good. The result could be you ending up with something you only thought you wanted. Affirmations should always enhance your life and not create a new problem to solve.
Research affirmations to understand the look and tone of them.There is an extensive selection of books and online data that show samples of affirmations. Make sure you look at them. There is a possibility that there may even be one out there that you could use as a starting point if you are really stuck. We have a free ebook for you and a list of 101 Affirmations to get you started. Just sign up on the right side and these two ebooks are yours, as a Gift.
Commit to your affirmation goals.Do not think that you will automatically practice affirmations. Set reminders up for you to see throughout the day And place a ReflectAffirm Card on your Dashbord. It will automatically remind you of your goals. Consciously as well as subconsciously. That is how easy it is to get started with affirmations in your life.
Be excited about affirmations. You should look at the opportunity to start incorporating affirmations into your daily life as one of the best gifts you have ever given yourself. There is no negative thought or concern you should be feeling about your affirmation goals. They are designed to improve your outlook, attitude, and life.
Every person can create their own affirmations. Every person has been doing it unknowingly for their entire life. When you take on the task knowingly you can create excellent affirmations for yourself. The tips to follow are simple: make the affirmation personal, be realistic, keep the statement short, start out with affirmations that can come true quickly, create affirmations only for things that you really want, research affirmations to get a clear understanding of how they look, and commit to your affirmation goals.
And last, but definitely not least, be excited about your affirmations. They are going to really provide you with an intangible benefit by positively changing your thought patterns and outlook on your life. Suddenly that affirmation has benefited you and people that you are around every day. They will notice your new positive attitude and outlook.
Just get started and you will see results.
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Can positive affirmations speed up the Law of Attraction, allowing you to manifest your dreams, quicker than you thought possible?
Yes they can, but you need to understand how they work!
It has been a necessity as a child to develop, automatic and self rehearsed, subconscious behaviour patterns. This automatic response is essential for our survival, as we need to react quickly to situations that we face from day to day.
This subconscious ‘brain training’, gives us the instinct and ability to walk down the street, without having to employ each muscle individually by our conscious mind.
It gives us the ability to drive a car, to play an instrument, to juggle; in fact it gives us our human dexterity, our fine motor skills and allows us to multi task.
So What is an Affirmation?
An affirmation is every thought or word we say, whether to ourselves or out loud.
Some of these thoughts work with us, while other thoughts will work against us, stopping us from achieving our goals and desires.
Most people have been able to make bad use of negative beliefs or ‘Negative Self-Scripts’, and before we become positively affirming we need to learn about the effects of negativism in our lives.
What are Negative Self-Scripts
Negative Self-Scripts are ideas and beliefs about ourselves that are self-damaging, these are ideas about our own personality and ability that have we have passed to our subconscious, through bad or undesirable life experiences.
Negative Self-Scripts are negative beliefs you have about yourself, which you remind yourself daily by sprinkling your everyday conversation. Self-deprecating remarks, which influence your behaviour or beliefs.
These could include negative descriptions given to you by members of your family or peer group when you were younger, that you hold even to this day or possibly negative feedback you get from your spouse, boss, teacher, colleagues, children, parents, relatives, or others that you take personally, and incorporate into your personal belief system.
They could also be negative self-images you have of your body, looks, face, weight, colouring, hair, feet, or other parts of your body, or maybe negative assessment you or others have made of your skills, ability, knowledge, intelligence, creativity, or common sense. You have agreed with this internally and, thus, believe it true of you.
Negative Self-Scripts could include negative stories about your past behaviour, failures, or performances that you run over in your mind and influence your current conduct or maybe attitudes about the possibility of your achievement of success in your life.
Here are some other ways that Negative Self-Scripts can be shown;
Feelings of anger, resentment, hostility, rage or guilt
Negative prophecies that you or others have made about yourself, your future, your success, your relationships, your family, or your health
Ways in which you deny yourself rewards for your goodness, hard work and caring
Feelings of over-responsibility with which you burden yourself.
Dread and fear you have when facing your future; the belief that you do not have what it takes to survive or to be successful in whatever circumstances you face.
Feelings of failure you harbour about real or imagined mistakes in the past and your “assured” failures in the future.
Feelings of jealousy and inferiority.
What are Positive Affirmations?
Very simply, positive affirmations are short positive statements, designed to replace negative beliefs, with positive self-nurturing beliefs. Although the idea of the use of positive affirmation and meditation is often associated to some New Age “hocus pocus”, nothing could be farther from the truth.
These ideas are based on sound solid medical facts, and deal with the science of your mind and neural biology.
Positive affirmations are no mystery to you, in fact you have used them many times before.
Its that sentence you kept saying to yourself when you were learning to ride a bike, its your determination, do you think that you could ever have ridden down the street, if your thoughts and beliefs were, ‘I can not’.
A positive affirmations is every sentence that you have said to yourself in determination to succeed, always starting with ‘I will’ or ‘I can’.
Using Positive Affirmations
When you are writing positive affirmations it is important to structure each thought or statement as a ‘belief’. You must believe.
The bigger the gap between the perceived negative inner truth and the expressed positive affirmations, the more challenging, and possibly the more damaging, this exercise will be.
Therefore, start this exercise using small believable positive thoughts and statements and practise.
Any affirmation exercise would involve, repeating words of positive affirmations with passion and conviction and for as long as you do so, you will consistently breakdown your subconscious negative beliefs, no matter how ‘set in concrete’ they may seem.
If you are uncomfortable with positive affirmations and statements, take it down a step, listen to your emotions, far better to chip away in small steps, than fall at the foot of an ‘Everest’ of a negative, and undermine the whole process.
Similarly, if you are experiences a sense of exhilaration at an affirmation, you are responding in a way that ‘your mind knows this to be true’, it is working.
Starting this process is the first step, small steps are easier, but finishing each step is the key.
Charles Haanel, in his book The Master Key, tells us that one of the strongest positive affirmations you can use, to strengthen the will and realize your power to accomplish, is,
“I can be what I will to be.”
He tells us that,
“Every time you repeat this positive affirmation realize who and what this “I” is; try to come into a understanding of the true nature of the “I”; if you do, you will become invincible; that is, provided that your objects and purposes are constructive and are therefore in harmony with the creative principle of the Universe.”
We use the audio version of Haanel Master Key Book, in the Law-of-Attraction-Guide training programme, Unlock The Power of You,
Charles Haanel’s Law of Attraction Affirmation lessons tell us to “Hold in mind the condition desired and affirm it as an already existing fact”.
Although it is a far better exercise to write your own affirmations, by pinpointing your own negative self scripts and targeting changes that you would like to see in your life, a good source of pre-written positive affirmations can be taken from Ernest Holmes’s book The Science of Mind.
This book deals with the principles of Creation, God and the Law of Attraction and Holmes devotes a whole chapter, to the most comprehensive list of affirmations I have seen.
To read The Science of Mind, enroll at our training programme Unlock The Power of You.
If you have read Ernest Holmes list of positive affirmations, you will see that many affirmations reference God. Why?
I have written in many pages, about the connection between Spirituality and the Law of Attraction. I have also stated that one of the first self help books ever written, is the Old Testament.
To apply the Law of Attraction, we cover various methods, visualization, affirmations and meditations. We find these very same teachings in the Bible, visualizations and meditation in the form of prayer and The Bible is full of words of affirmation.
The purpose of a positive affirmation is to change your negative self-script and of course there are many ways to help your mental retraining.
Traditionally you would repeat positive affirmation, to assert your desired belief and cancel your negative undesired belief, but of course there are ways to help this process along.
The positive affirmations exercise page has some great tips on using affirmation cards.
Vision Boards are great tools and can be made quite inexpensively, you can also get Affirmation Software for your computer, which is ideal for anyone who spends a lot of time in front of the screen.
There are also Affirmation MP3 and CD’s on the market that claim to be scientifically proven to train your brain to go into the ideal mental state for focused visualization, so you can harness the full power of The Law of Attraction.
John Peace is a Law of Attraction Practitioner and advises people on applying the Law of Attraction and mastering Cause and Effect principles. He also runs an training program called ‘Unlock The Power of You’.