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Affirmations

Affirmations:  According to Webster's dictionary affirmation means the act of affirming; something affirmed; positive declaration; assertion.

Affirmations are statements or words that have a specific desire or want in them. They can be spoken out loud or silently thought.  It's important to use affirmations that feel uplifting and that inspire you. When you find an affirmation that is right for you, you'll feel a sense of rightness in your gut.  Once you get in the grove of using affirmations, there will be a momentum that takes place and they will feel natural and good. 

I have been using affirmations daily for 16+ years.  They are so easy to do and can be repeated silently throughout the day.   Affirmations allow for more persistent creative thought.  You can also say your affirmations out loud if you prefer.  Most of my affirmations are done silently.  I just think the affirmation over and over again while brushing my teeth, taking a shower, doing housework and/or standing in line anywhere.   Anytime that works for you will do.  Repetition is the key.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Affirmations are for you and you only.  Keep your desires and affirmations secret.   Keep them to yourself until they manifest. You keep the magnetic power stronger by not telling anyone.  Telling or talking about your desires and affirmations before manifestation weakens the attracting power. This is the one time you should "not share" your information.  The bible statement that says "Go and tell no man" applies in reference to your desires and affirmations.   I never tell anyone about my affirmations, or my wants and desires for that matter, until they actually manifest into my life.  After they manifest you can shout them from the roof top!

There are (4) four kinds of affirmations to choose from:

1.  Now Affirmations.  Example:  "I am wealthy."
2. Possibility Affirmations.  Example:  "I am learning how to become wealthy."
3.  Word Affirmations.  Example:  "Wealth"
4. Solution Affirmations.  Example:  "I now make better financial decisions in reference to purchasing clothing and household items to increase my wealth."

Now Affirmations.  These are affirmations that are made and stated as if you have already received or attracted what you want or desire.  For example, if you want to be wealthy then your affirmation would be something like "I am wealthy." It is inferring that you are now wealthy.  Many of those Now Affirmations can feel very uncomfortable, especially if they are far from the "truth" at the time.  However, with persistence and repetition, they may soon become more comfortable and will seem more reachable and real.

Criteria for using Now Affirmations:

bullet You are confident with self and faith
bullet You are already using many Law of Attraction principles
bullet You are comfortable with affirmative wording

Possibility Affirmations. These are affirmations that are stated in a way that suggest the possibility of change.   They usually begin with an "I am learning how to ..... or "I am in the process of ...." or I am gradually....".  These type of affirmations are for people that feel uncomfortable when using Now Affirmations.    Now Affirmations can make many people feel that they are lying and that can lead to more negative thought and feeling.   For example, if you use a Now Affirmation like "I am healthy" when you actually feel sick and tired, then you create an uncomfortable feeling and sense of fakeness.  This disconnect can diminish the positive intent of the affirmation.  In this case, you may want to use Possibility Affirmations that suggest the possibility of change.  For example, "I am learning how to feel better."  or "I am in the process of getting well." or "I am gradually eating more fruit and vegetables so I can be healthier." 

Criteria for using Possibility Affirmations:

bulletYou are currently not comfortable with using Now Affirmations
bulletYou feel better when using words like “I am learning or I am in the process of or I am gradually…......”
bulletYou want to speak to the journey of achieving your wants and desires

Word Affirmations.  These are just one word or phrase affirmations without the "I" part. If you are still struggling with using affirmation statements then I suggest you begin with Word Affirmations. Start with just saying the word or a phrase statement that is in reference to your want or desire.  For example: If you want better health then just repeat the words "healthy and well" several times a day.  If you want more love in your life then just repeat the word "Love" or the words "loving relationship".  Again the key is repetition. 

Criteria for using Word Affirmations:

bulletThe other affirmation styles don’t fit
bulletYou want to create in a very broad area without setting boundaries
bulletYou are willing to be open to what the Universe offers

Solution Affirmations.  These are affirmations that state an action plan with a desired goal.  If you already have a desired goal and some action plan in mind then Solution  Affirmations may resonate more with you. They combine the two elements of a goal and a means of achieving that goal.  A goal is a desired future result.  An action is something that can be done in the present to achieve the desired goal.  Example:  If the goal is improved self-esteem the affirmation can be something like “I now use affirmations that express my gratitude about who I am in order to build my self worth and self-esteem.”

Criteria for using Solution Affirmations:

bulletYou have a desirable goal
bulletYou now have an idea about how you might start to achieve the goal
bulletYou want to take immediate action

Good times to repeat affirmations are:

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While getting ready for sleep

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While upon waking

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While brushing your teeth

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While taking a shower

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While doing housework

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While standing in line at the grocery store or anywhere for that matter

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While waiting for a scheduled appointment time

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While performing any mundane tasks 

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While sitting through commercial time when watching TV

Repetition is key.  The more you repeat them, the faster you can start reprogramming your subconscious thoughts.  Anytime negative thoughts enter your mind, you can

 neutralize them by replacing them with your own positive affirmations.  You can also record your affirmations on a cassette tape in your own voice and play this tape to yourself as often as possible.  Affirmations do work and can be used in all areas of life.  The key is repetition. 

If you want you can add energy to an affirmation.  You can dance it, sing it, tap it, make up a rhythm to go with it,  do anything to get the message into your brain.  You can also record your affirmations and then play them back to yourself.   The best time for this is before falling asleep and then again upon waking.  The subconscious mind responds very quickly to your own voice.  You are most relaxed and open to suggestion during these two periods of time.

The Purpose of Affirmations is

1.  To encourage more positive thought.   They allow us to transmute old negative thoughts.
2.  To create more affirming beliefs that serve you.
3.  To change your focus.  What we focus on expands. 
4. To allow for more creative ideas that will lead to inspired action. Thought responds to itself.  Ideas attract more ideas which gradually grow into physical form of the desire in mind.
 Your sustained thoughts will attract to themselves kindred ideas.  One idea attracts another idea and so on until your desires are manifested into physical form.

Remember:  Thought patterns are acquired, therefore, the mind that accepted them can reject them through replacement affirmations.  Affirmations are the first and easiest action step you can take to start attracting that which you most want or desire in life.  Affirmations repeated often help us to believe and gradually they sink into our consciousness, replacing negative thought with positive thought.  To begin your affirmation process answer this question:  What is it that I most desire at this time in my life? Once you are clear on what you want or desire then you can choose or create an affirmation that resonates with you.  Pick or create one that you feel good about and that makes sense to you.  When you find an affirmation that is right for you, you'll feel a sense of rightness in your gut.

Listed below are some examples of affirmations.  Use any or all of these or better yet create your own.  The idea is to create affirmations that you can believe and feel good about now.   I also find it very helpful to add the words "Thank you God" after each affirmation.  You can use the "source" word that you are comfortable with.  Some people use God, some use Universe, The Divine, Source, or Energy.  When you use a "thank you" at the end of your affirmations just add the source word that resonates with your beliefs.

Love and worthiness affirmations:

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I am learning how to feel more worthy and deserving of love.  (or just repeat the word love)

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I am more open to feeling that I am worthy and deserving just because I was born in this lifetime.  

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I am in the process of learning how to improve my self confidence and self-esteem.

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I am now choosing to find more things to love and accept about myself.  thank you God.

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I am in the process of learning how to attract a loving and supportive partner.

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I am loveable and worthy of all good things.

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I am a child of God and I am loved and cherished.  Thank you.

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I am deserving and worthy of abundance in all areas of my life.

Money and wealth affirmations:
 
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I am now learning how to create more wealth and abundance in my life.

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I am now becoming a money magnet. Money is starting to come my way more often. Thank you.

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I am learning to respect money and use it wisely. 

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I am grateful for all the money I now have.  I bless it and it will multiply.  Thank you.

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I am learning to respect money and be grateful for all the things I now have.

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I now bless and show gratitude for the money I now have.  Thank you.

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I am wealthy and prosperous.

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I have more money that I will ever need in my life time.

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Money comes to me in perfect ways.

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Gradually money is coming my way and I am learning to create more and more each day.

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I now allow myself to expect good and wonderful things in my life. 

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I am now making the conscious choice to expect the best. 

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I will receive all that I ask for and more.  Thank you God for all of these things and more.

Protection and Safety Affirmations:
 
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I am safe and protected no matter what form of transportation I take.  Thank you God.

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I am divinely protected today and everyday.  Thank you.

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I am a safe, competent and alert driver today and everyday.  Thank you.

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All of the drivers I encounter today and everyday are safe, competent and alert drivers.  Thank you

Health, Well Being and Fitness Affirmations:
 
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I am now in the process of eating healthier food.

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I am now practicing healthier eating habits and I am learning to move my body more.

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I am in the process of achieving my ideal weight.

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I am looking and feeling slimmer each week.

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I am working at moving my body more each day.

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I am learning how to choose healthy habits that allow for me to reach my personal goals.

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I am healthy.

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I have a healthy body, mind and spirit.

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I am slim, trim, and fit.

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I make healthy choices around food and fitness.

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I am gradually making better choices in reference to my health and well being.

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I am gradually eating more fruits and vegetables because I know they nourish my body and my mind.

Once you have chosen the affirmation that feels right to you ask and answer this question:  "What would you do differently  if you had what you were affirming?  What would that look like in your life?

IMPORTANT NOTE: Affirmations are for you and you only.  Keep your desires and affirmations secret.   Keep them to yourself until they manifest. You keep the magnetic power stronger by not telling anyone.  Telling or talking about your desires and affirmations before manifestation weakens the attracting power. This is the one time you should "not share" your information.  The bible statement that says "Go and tell no man" applies in reference to your desires and affirmations.   I never tell anyone about my affirmations, or my wants and desires for that matter, until they actually manifest into my life.  After they manifest you can shout them from the roof top!

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