Let Your Affirmations Be More Than Just Words

Affirmations are a powerful tool for putting your mind on your side. However, if they’re used without passion, purpose, or repetition, they can just become powerless, meaningless words.

In fact, done right, they are powerful oaths to yourself and the universe that clearly set your intention, put energy behind your actions, and put the power of belief to work for you.

Here are six tips to make sure your affirmations stay sharp and empowering.

  • Use words that have meaning and power to you.
  • Always use the present tense when creating affirmations.
  • Focus on three to five affirmation topics at a time. More affirmations are fine when you’re listening to them and they supportive same goals.
  • Affirmations are working when your affirmations come into your mind as an answer to the limiting thoughts you’re trying to replace.
  • Use affirmations you’re bought into. Try incremental and aspirational affirmations as appropriate to your belief level.
  • Change affirmations if they become stale or stop resonating with you.

Follow these simple guidelines and affirmations can become a workhorse in your personal development, recovery, or big dreams.

Wherever you are on your journey today, remember you are awesome!

Ray

Why Affirmation Repetition Matters

Most people involved in a personal spiritual journey or personal development get the value of affirmations. What’s often not understood is why repetition is so important to shifting your paradigms.

Our conscious and subconscious minds are both constantly filtering information about the world around us. We often use that power of the conscious mind to our benefit. It helps us find our friend in a crowd of faces or pick the best bananas at the store.

However, the subconscious mind filters without your control. It will show you the world IT expects or seeks. It’s filtering your world all day every day. It’s filtering it based on its dominant thought or mindset. If it chooses to see the negative, the obstacles, and all the problems in the world, that’s the world it presents to you.

The problem is, for the vast majority of people, that negative vision is what you’ll get unless you intervene. You see, for most the human species’ existence, identifying danger was the constant concern of the subconscious mind. That’s why it continues to be the default setting.

You may say or listen to an affirmation a few times and you’re conscious mind says, “I’ve got it.” That’s great, but your subconscious mind does not yet. If you want to change that subconscious filter, you must bombard your subconscious constantly with thoughts of your choosing to help shift its paradigm to begin showing you hope, opportunity, and the positives in the world.

One only need look at today’s headlines to see what happens when we don’t shift this process. Everywhere what divides us, limits us, prevents us from being more is the dominant thought of the popular culture.

That’s because it’s the dominant thought of an untrained collective human subconscious.

Retraining that collective subconscious is done one person at at time by feeding it with more positive thoughts, images, and ideas to help it begin selecting a better paradigm and eventually a better world for us all to live in.

Just in case no one else has reminded you today, You ARE awesome!

Ray

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Affirmations: Repetition and Belief I and II

Affirmations are a powerful tool to effect change, transform our thoughts and behavior, and generally enjoy a better life. I receive more questions on how to make them work than any other topic. Today I am posting links to a two-part article I wrote a while back discussing the role both repetition and belief have in successfully using affirmations.

Affirmations: Repetition and Belief Part I
Affirmations: Repetition and Belief Part II

Many have found these two articles helpful in understanding affirmations and using them in their lives.

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Ray Davis is the founder of The Affirmation Spot. He’s spent more than 25 years studying personal development and especially writing, recording, and using affirmations to achieve his goals. His eBook – The Power to Be You – offers 416 life-changing and original quotes, ideas, and affirmations to take you to new levels of achievement and reflection.

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