Affirmations: Do they work, or not?
Affirmations work if you do them the right way.
Affirmations are positive statements made over and over. As you repeat them they go directly into your subconscious mind where they begin to manifest as your reality.
Why do they work sometimes and not all the time?
1. You have to affirm what you want in present terms, such as “I am abundant.”
2. To create the results you want, you have to believe that what you are affirming is possible. If you don’t believe it, you will feel doubt and that will create a negative vibration, instead of a positive vibration.
3. Repeat your affirmations regularly. You can’t just say a statement a few times and expect results. You don’t go to the gym a few times and expect that you will create your ideal body. The same is true with affirmations. You have been thinking one way all your life. If you are trying to change your thinking and your beliefs on any subject, you have to make a commitment to repeat them several times a day. I suggest ten times in the am, ten times in the afternoon, and ten times at night. It only takes moments to do this and will have a profound effect.
4. When you are repeating your affirmations you need to FEEL them. If you are affirming “I am abundant.” you have to feel it in every part of your body. You can’t just say these affirmations without feeling and expect to have changes. Remember everything in the universe is energy and if you want something to shift, you need to move energy. Affirming with feeling is moving energy and when you make the inner shifts, the outer also shifts.
Start to think of the area you want to create abundance in your life.
List every reason you can think of that you may have been telling yourself why you can’t have abundance in that area. If you want to attract money, why do you think you can’t attract it.
Take each statement, and turn it into an affirmation.
Write on note cards or post-it notes your most important affirmations of abundance from your list that you created. Put them where you can see them so you are reminded to read and feel them. Say these affirmations aloud and read them as mentioned above. You especially want to work with these affirmations when you want to feel more positive about creating abundance in this area of your life.
Affirmations do work, but for them to be effective, follow the guidelines above. This is a powerful process for change.