Affirmations are small but key positive messages to the self. They are used as reminders, helping to keep positive messages at the forefront of our consciousness. Not only is it important to regularly think these affirmations, it is a great idea to leave them lying around the place, where you will occasionally notice them. Some are very powerfully reinforced by looking at yourself in the mirror as you speak them.
Affirmations are a very powerful tool in supporting positive thinking and are very effective in changing life patterns and perspectives. I have produced 2 Affirmation CDs
The benefit of positive thinking is medically well established. Affirmations allow you to consciously harness the power of positive thinking and direct it to specific areas of your life that need attention or where you want to bring about change. The great news is that affirmations really work and can transform your life!
Affirmations and positive thinking are very powerful tools that can bring about healing and change. But BEWARE, negative thoughts are just as powerful and can be very self-destructive. Whilst we have no real control over the world and certain aspects of our lives, we do have control over the way we interpret and react to it. If you suspect you may have a lot of negative thoughts running through your mind subconsciously then it is worth doing some clearing work whilst dropping new positive affirmations in, this can be done on a weekend workshop, with a practitioner or by using techniques such as non-dominant hand work and guided meditations.
“The thoughts we think and the words we speak create our experiences”
You experience your interpretation as an internal dialogue. Thoughts, judgements and feelings are ceaselessly swirling through your mind. Thoughts like: “I like this”; “I don’t like that”; “I am afraid of this”; “I am unsure about him/her”. This internal dialogue is not random, it is generated from a deep level by your beliefs and assumptions which have been formed and accumulated from the time you were born. It is worth remembering that a lot of these assumptions and beliefs were formulated as a child and have never been re-examined and therefore may be highly inappropriate to you as an adult or just simply wrong. When someone’s interpretation changes, a change subsequently takes place in their reality. Thus we can make big changes in our lives by changing our thinking.
“When your interpretation changes, so does your reality”
Making Changes in our Thinking
Awareness - Firstly, it helps to become aware of your thoughts and meditation can help us in the process of getting back in touch with ourselves. Just stopping and taking a second to think about why we are reacting to something or someone can also help us to get back in touch with what is really going on inside. Alternatively, we can just accept that our thoughts, whilst probably helping us in the past, may not be serving us now and just choose to re-programme ourselves with positive thoughts that heal and nourish us. The process of doing the new affirmations will start to release the old negative messages whether or not we are aware what they are.
List of Example Affirmations (by topic)
Pick your own Affirmation, from our
Heartfelt – Affirmations to Release the Past a wonderful releasing CD.