Affirmations are anything that we think or say. Unfortunately, most of what we say and hear others say is negative. We hear ourselves saying, ” how we hate this job.” or we don’t want this or that in our lives.
If we want to change something by manifesting it into our lives, we must state what we do want. We must ” make firm” or affirm that we are willing to see ourselves from this new vantage point. Just as Dr. Wayne Dyer says, ” Change your thoughts and therefore change your life.”
Consider the words that we say and the thoughts that we think like planting a seed. First the seed germinates, then it sprouts roots , then it pokes up from the dirt, it takes time to go from a seed to a full grown plant. The same is true for affirmations. Be patient with yourself as the changes begin to take place.
What you say is what you get in our life.
What area of your life are you looking to change?
Affirmations can assist you in transforming that part of your life. In case you are unfamiliar with the effective use of these powerful positive declarations. Affirmations are to be stated consistently—in present tense as though they already exist and should be said with feelings. An example would be if you state that the perfect job is coming your way. It keeps that perfect job in the future, without ever arriving. State instead that. ” I have a fabulous new job, making $______ a year and working less than before while enjoying it more while having fun each day.”Think how it will feel to have this desire already be true and then ” feel” that good feeling while saying your affirmations. Some people enjoy doing ” mirror work.” This simply means you look yourself in the mirror while repeating your positive phrases.
We must become aware of our thoughts and words. If it is true that “thoughts create,” what are you sending out most of the time? Keep track of your inventory of thoughts and words so that you can realize your dreams.
Dr. Patricia Crane said in her book,” Ordering from the Cosmic Kitchen stated,
“In this moment, I choose to believe that I deserve a wonderful life. I lovingly notice any limiting thoughts and gently weed them from my inner garden. I choose positive, nurturing, thought patterns for myself.”
Crane compares knowing what we want in life to knowing what we want in a restaurant. You are handed a menu and have to decide what you want in order to tell the waitress. The same holds true in life, you must begin to tell the Universe all that you want. We do that with every thought we think and word that we say—so we are sometimes choosing by default. Why not consciously affirm that which we want in all areas of our life?
- Ordering From the Cosmic Kitchen by Patricia D. Crane, an easy and whimsical approach about a serious concept of creating our own lives.
- Affirmations by Stuart Wilde, a small book with big ideas.
- Keys to Living the Law of Attraction by Jack Canfield, this book makes the universal law of attraction easy to understand and tells how to apply it to change things in your own life.