Since I am fortunate enough to have so many inspirational people in my life, I would like to post 2 stories of inspiration this month. Want to lose weight, quit smoking or get that pay raise? Well, it can just be a thought away. Allow me to introduce my sister-in-law Wendy Longsworth as my guest blogger. She has been practicing positive affirmations to attract what she wants in life for the past few years and she has seen the benefits first hand. Enjoy reading her post. I know that I did and will try to turn those negatives into positives from now on.
I Believe in Myself – The Power of Affirmations
Affirmations are positive statements that are repeated with intention and conviction about a desired outcome and/or situation. I had my ‘Aha’ moment when I heard Louise L. Hay say “…repeating positive affirmations is like planting a seed”. To me that meant I must repeat them until they take root in my subconscious mind, until I believed them. Hmmm, my ego said, so you mean to tell me if you start repeating “I am 5’8″, 110 lbs and I make $1 million a month after taxes”, everyday and all day you will eventually grow another 8 inches, drop about **lbs and become stinking rich? Well that’s the part most positive-thinking mentors forget to tell you, it has to be believable for you. But let me tell you this, weighing 110 lbs and being a millionaire is very believable to me, and that’s the part that counts.
Most people repeat negative statements about themselves and events in their lives hundreds of times a day and then wonder why they attract undesirable things. How we use words and the feelings we put behind them will determine what we attract in life. Our subconscious mind will accept whatever we tell it and eventually we begin to create situations to match our thoughts regardless if they are true or not.
Some things may appear quickly, but most required time. It all depends on the amount of time, focus, feelings and energy you devote to saying your affirmations. It is important to understand that repeating positive affirmations for a few minutes, and then thinking negatively the rest of the day, dilutes the effects of the positive words. You must refrain from thinking negative thoughts if you wish to achieve positive results.
How to Create and Use Positive Affirmations
Always try to relax before you begin your positive affirmations. Repeat your positive affirmations hundreds of times a day, why not; we can worry about something negative more times than that. Keep affirmations short so they are easy to remember and finally always use affirmations in the present tense ‘I am’ or ‘I have’. ‘I will’ is the future and never use ‘not’. Can you imagine repeating all day long “I am not fat, I am not fat”, what kind of results do think you would create with that.
I leave you with some of my favourites. Feel free to use them or combine and make up your own.
* I am healthy and strong
* Thank you for my healing
* I am filled with powerful healing energies
* I have achieved my perfect weight
* I have a good and loving relationship with my husband/wife
* I have the perfect job for me
* All things are possible
* I love myself
* I am loving and patient
* I am happy
* I believe in myself
* I am a money magnet
* I see myself as prosperous
* All my needs are met
* Free money comes easily and frequently
* My income is constantly increasing
* Only good lies before me