Are You Familiar With Affirmations?
So what are affirmations, and specifically powerful affirmations for manifestation purposes? More important are you attracting abundance in your life? First, so everyone is clear about the subject, let’s start with defining what an affirmation is and the importance of affirmations.
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What Are Affirmations?
An affirmation is a positive assertion or even a decree. It’s something that you are saying or thinking to cement something in your consciousness. Powerful affirmations are used as a tool to help you shift. Affirmations can be used as a statement to either reinforce and amplify a belief or to change a belief, and the general purpose is to attract more of what you want.
The broad perspective is that affirmations are interlocked with your beliefs and belief system. This is because you must believe what you are saying in order to manifest it in your life. If you don’t believe what you are saying, the affirmation is just empty words. Remember, words have power.
Affirmations To Manifest Your Desires
Here are a few examples. Let’s say you are somebody who doesn’t have much money. And you’ve been struggling with that for a long time. If you say affirmations about money, something like “I’ll always have enough money,” you might find a cognitive dissonance going on.
This is because while you say you always have enough money, do you really believe that? Or is that so far from your everyday life and personal experience that you are saying the words, but at the same time, you are really not feeling it. You really do not believe it.
So you have to find a statement that will work for you, given where you are and given your belief structure. Somebody like that might say something like, “I am worthy of abundance,” or “I have everything I need.” You have everything you need within you to create abundance.
Affirmations For Positive Thinking
And that might be the easiest step to begin creating the life you want. You have everything within you to create abundance. The key word is step. Affirmations are a way of moving into that belief system that will attract your desired outcome.
People think that it is all about affirmations for positive thinking, whereas it is positive thinking and using positive affirmations for manifesting the things you want or need. Affirmations are a step, a mechanism for shifting you from where you are to where you want to get to.
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What Kind Of Positive Affirmations Are Popular?
You can use positive affirmations for manifesting anything. There’s an old but famous book by Louise Hay called You Can Heal Your Life. It’s focused more on health. For every health condition, she has a positive affirmation about what the basis for the illness is. Then, she helps them transform the illness into a health condition.
For example, she looks at the health condition and, in a general way, determines the underlying state of this particular health issue. If you have problems with your gallbladder, her idea is that its root may be resentment. And so her affirmation would be something that helps shift that resentment, which is the underlying energy that’s led to the physical issue.
So if you are in a situation where you are resenting somebody or you are resenting a situation, and you don’t want to give that up, you could be saying the affirmation, but really, is your energy matching the affirmation?
Your energy has to match the affirmation. It can’t just be empty words. So, if you are saying, “I attract abundance,” everything in your being has to be in that positive vibration and the belief that that is the case. That’s what determines the energy you are putting out. And the energy you are putting out is what determines what the Universe reflects back at you. They can’t be empty words.
The Importance Of Affirmations And Manifestations
Affirmations can be a good tool, but it depends on you and how you use it. They are not quick bandaids for your issues. Just because you say you don’t like your life once or twice doesn’t mean it will change. They are powerful daily affirmations. You are going to say these words over and over again to change your life. You must be prepared to change and mean it.
The fundamental framework of your life is based on beliefs that resulted in you creating your life in the first place. If you don’t change those beliefs, your life probably won’t change. So, it has to go deeper than the words. It has to go into your belief system itself.
Imagine repeating a phrase repeatedly like “I gain money effortlessly, I gain money effortlessly, I gain money effortlessly.” And you could see a situation where you were saying that, and you really believe it with every fiber of your being. That’s going to work for you. But if you repeat that repeatedly but don’t believe it, there’s no matching vibration there. You will not become a money magnet.
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How To Set Affirmations
Also, the Universe likes specificity. Let’s take a classic case. Somebody who broke up with their boyfriend and wants their boyfriend to come back. And they did decide to do affirmations. They say a powerful affirmation like, “I know Johnny is in love with me, and he comes back.” So that’s very specific.
What’s very specific about it is specific to one person and what the person saying that affirmation really wants. Yet, is that really what they are looking for? They are lonely and miss Johnny. They want a loving, supportive relationship that brings them and the other person happiness.
So, if you limit it, and the affirmations are specific to Johnny, you have infinitely reduced the potential that could come to you. You may have rejected all the different ways that the universe could bring love into your life because you are saying you want Johnny. Meanwhile, Johnny has free will, and he might not want that. And so you have shot yourself in the foot by being specific in that manner. Yet the actual desire is very specific and leaves the fulfillment open to many more results, including the possibility that Johnny will return.
Short Powerful Affirmations
Referring back to the affirmation, getting money effortlessly. That can mean anything. It looks specific, and it is, but it is also a closed loop. For example, it could be answered by walking down the street, finding a penny or a dime, and picking that up. You found money effortlessly, but that is not what you meant.
So you find a penny effortlessly on the street. What did you do? Are you thankful? Do you even recognize the fulfillment of that specific affirmation? It’s working. If you are not thankful for the penny, why would you think the Universe will send you more? Your energy is not in the same vibration, and of course, you will only get a penny. Ultimately, it’s up to you.
Do Powerful Affirmations For Manifestation Work?
Affirmations do work. Success relates directly to your thoughts, beliefs, feelings, biases, and energy vibration. Again, powerful affirmations for manifestation aren’t magic. They are tools. But it is a tool that has to be used appropriately. And appropriately means they go hand in hand with self-examination.
Okay, so you are a shy person, and you want to do public speaking. So maybe you say, “I am confident and courageous” as an affirmation. So you need to really tune into feelings of confidence and courage and truly feel and believe them within yourself. Examine yourself to see if you are in alignment with that affirmation. Are you confident and courageous? Can you believe it? Do you believe it? Or are you still running off the program that you are shy and afraid of public speaking? You can’t just slap and force the affirmation on top of that. You have to shift your beliefs and your feelings. You have to become the affirmation in your energy.
Affirmations are good tools with the potential to be misunderstood and misused. And, and the reason is, in order to manifest what you want, there can be some deeper, some different self-examination that’s required.
Affirmations And Your Higher Self
The strongest way to manifest the life you want through affirmations is to connect to your higher self. To be in alignment with your higher being? What better affirmation could there be? You are in your highest vibratory state when you align with your higher self. You are authentically you. Through that energy, you can authentically create whatever is with that energy and whatever is the best for you.
The best way to connect with your higher self is through a daily meditation practice. Meditation techniques will help you shift the belief that is working directly with the out-of-alignment energy. That’s the way to make that shift within yourselves.
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Powerful Affirmations And Vision Boards
You tend to think of an affirmation as something that’s verbally stated. But a vision board is a kind of affirmation. And it’s actually a more powerful one because it’s evocative. It’s full of imagery. It’s suggestive of an energy and situation that you are seeking. So, you could say that it’s an energetic affirmation. You are making an energetic statement, and you are putting a specific energy out and asking that that energy be reflected back at you. It’s a manifestation technique.
It creates a vibrational match to your desires. Every time you look at it, you are literally talking to yourself. It starts to help you shift your energy into the feeling of what you are asking for. It makes it more tangible. Because now you’ve created a physical representation. So, in some senses, a vision board could be more powerful than an affirmation.
Because the affirmation could say you are capable of success or have a successful life. But what does that mean? The vision board would show the relationship relationship to desire. Success to you could mean a beautiful home or whatever your definition of success is. Seeing the outcome of your affirmations of what you want to bring into your life now is made more tangible.
Positive Affirmations In The Present
One of the things that is key with affirmations is to have it stated in the present tense. To say it as if you already have it and are enjoying it. That gives you the actual sensation of that thing that you desire. When you use the present tense, you are creating that feeling and energy. It is much easier for the abundant Universe to match it in your reality.
Join us on this episode of Unlocking Your Truth, Powerful Affirmations For Manifestation – Do They Work, and discover ways that powerful affirmations can change your life.
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Questions and comments from listeners during the broadcast of Powerful Affirmations For Manifestation – Do They Work:
- CK – Are vision boards a form of affirmation?
- Rosamaria – Remembering the word abundance can be vague or not entirely clear. We might end up with an abundance of toilet paper, not that would be bad at all, or an abundance of “spoons when all you need is a knife.”
- Karina – So, asking for a specific person is not the way to go?
- May – I just realized why my empowerment statements don’t work. Hahaha wrong words!!! Like “My knees are healthy and work perfectly.”
- Karina – Yes. I was using future tense verbs so wrong, lol.
- Brian – Manifestation works well when you are detached, but say someone needs money. They are in a dire situation, like facing eviction or debt or something and trying to believe they can manifest money. Yet, the reality of their empty bank account creates quite an issue trying to manifest and believe it.
- BC – I’d love to know your take, Dr. Lesley, on these communications/power/internet issues that seem widespread. People are experiencing all kinds of bizarre things going on energy-wise. I watched the needle on my gas tank rise to full while I was driving the other day. I could not explain that, and that’s the tip of the iceberg! My iPad didn’t lose any battery charge after 3 hours the other day, and it should have. It usually does!
- Rosamaria – I like the saying half of the fun is getting there. So, that helps me for that “in the meantime” phase, just remembering to laugh and have a good time.
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