Affirmations and the Power of Words
I remember first learning about affirmations and the power of the words we speak to ourselves (and to others).
I remember thinking there is no way I about to stand in front of the mirror saying how much I love myself .
Never going to happen because the truth is I didn’t love myself and it just felt weird.
But the way our brains work is like this……..
We have to re-wire the old beliefs in order to abolish those beliefs we have carried around with us all of our lives.
That were probably given to us when we were about 18 months old.
Affirmations have helped thousands of people make significant changes in their lives.
Once you get over the voice telling you that you ridiculous affirmations can be one of the easiest changes you can make.
Something you can incorporate in to your daily routine to make a big difference in your life.
An affirmation can work because it has the ability to program your mind into believing something that you didn’t before.
The mind cant tell the difference between what is real or what is not real so it is easy to override those thoughts if you know how to.
The issue though is that there are both positive and negative types of affirmations.
I’m sure many of us can remember as a child being told by a teacher or parent that we didn’t have the ability to do something.
We were too fat, stupid etc.
These statements can stay with us in the conscious or unconscious mind for our whole lives and can trick us in to believing the statement is true even if it isn’t.
If you have read my back story then you know how these statements shaped my life growing up and beyond.
If a belief is deeply rooted in our unconscious mind then it has the ability to override a positive affirmation even if we aren’t aware of it.
This is the perfect example of a negative affirmation and one that we are trying to avoid.
A powerful tool
Affirmations can be a powerful tool to help you to change your mood, your state of mind and to help you manifest any change that you want to bring in to your life.
They work best if you can uncover the negative belief that is opposing them.
For example is you believe your are unworthy of being part of a loving relationship then you could try saying “I am surrounded by love everywhere I go, I am worthy”
I try and say a daily affirmation every night before I go to sleep and it really does help me to overcome the negative voices in my head and see the future with hope.
Say them out loud, in your mind or write them daily onto a piece of paper.
Say them 3 times, for 3 rounds, every single day and watch what happens.
Below are some of my absolute favourites:
I am worthy
Worthiness or feeling worthy is the key to manifesting your dreams and desires.
The more you can feel as if you are enough (because you are) then the more likely you will attract what you want.
I am grateful
The energy of gratitude and appreciation is magnetic (I’ve written a blog post about gratitude here)
When you declare to the Universe that you are grateful then you magnify your frequency and anything becomes possible.
I am ready
One of the biggest forms of self-sabotage is convincing yourself that you’re not ready.
Sometimes you wait so long because you feel the time is not right, that you never actually do anything.
Affirm to yourself that you are ready and be willing to let the Universe help you be ready.