Let’s talk about affirmations, positive affirmations. Do they really work is it just a bunch of mumbo Jumbo nonsense?
I see yes positive affirmations do work. The secret is they don’t work. They don’t work by themselves. They don’t work just by saying them over and over.
They’ve got to be accompanied by as close to a100% believe as you can manage, and they’ve got to be accompanied by action.
Positive affirmations to me are like triggers, inspiration, reminders. That’s why we say the affirmation over and over. So that it can spur us on to right action.
Affirmations by themselves are not miracle workers, but combined with desire, innovation, creativity, and steady persistent action, they can be powerful allies and tools in our life skills survival kit.
Affirmations are best said in the present tense because it is what our minds and inner sense, intuitive knowing respond to.
If we make an affirmation in future tense, it’s always going to be in the future. We will always be moving towards it but never be there.
Like chasing something on a conveyor belt it’s always ahead of us and never with us. So make the affirmations in the present tense. The now. Such as, I am now making strides in my career. Your mind might think this is total nonsense, but keep at it. You might have to say that affirmation hundreds of times, but don’t give up.
You might even want to record yourself saying the affirmation & listen back to it. Another good idea to put a bit of inspirational music behind that Affirmation. And then listen to it every day as much as you can.
If your mind still tells you you’re full of nonsense, rubbish seek out affirmations that are voiced by others. They will be recorded in first person. That might be easier remind to accept. Something coming into you from the outside. ‘Surely that must be true because someone else said it about you’, your mind might think and accept the words more easily.
I have found that once I have been working with an affirmation for a while I’m spurred on to action. To think what can I do to move this affirmation along. Because as I/you are taking action now, it makes that affirmation more powerful and easier to believe that it is your now.
If your friends or colleagues or family are not amenable to what you are saying in your affirmation, then keep it to yourself. Do them secretly. Let the proof be the manifestation of your dream. You don’t need anybody’s permission to dream, to have goals, to have desires. As long as they don’t hurt anyone or impinge on anyone else’s rights.
Another good thing to do is to have a journal and to write your affirmations down. There is something very special about writing…from your mind to your hand to the paper of your journal. Of course you can always use your computer or apps as well if that works better for you.
The important is to believe, to be persistent holding onto your dream through use of affirmations, and then to follow the hunches, ideas intuition that comes to you for right action.
This may not be something that you can do alone so you can affirm as well that the right people who can help you come into your life, the right resources that you need will come to you.
But you have got to be willing to take action. It’s not just going to appear out of nowhere. We have to be willing to change, to grow, maybe even to step out of our comfort zone.
If we are quite shy it may be hard to get out and about. But we have to meet people. We have to be where the universe wants us to be to connect with those who can help us and with those whom we can help.
So yes affirmations do work but we have to work them. We have to be persistent… stubborn even.
Say them, write them, think them, hear them over and over, and then follow through on actions as we are guided.
So you tried working with affirmations? And how did it turn out?
Let’s share! Do you have any tips on how you made affirmations work for you?
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