Once and for all, Do Affirmations Work, or Not?
It’s actually a bit of a coin toss unless you’re absolutely clear about the effective guidelines on how to create and utilize your affirmations.
You Can Use Affirmations for Anything
You can use affirmations to shift a mood or amp up your energy.
You can use affirmations to re-train your brain for expecting manifestations.
You can use affirmations to recast your expectations.
You can use affirmations to empower your goals.
You can use affirmations to become more magnetic to your desires.
To build confidence when creating your affirmations, please note that you must start where you are. As obvious as that may seem, the fact is wherever you are on the path of achieving your goals, you’re not there yet or you wouldn’t be affirming what you desire.
Start Where You Are
You must being where you are. Many people trample over their current low energy and want to run all the way BLISS. You must be honest about where you are. From there you can move up the energy scale quickly by taking mindful steps to higher intention and greater attraction.
Be honest with yourself about where you are emotionally. Don’t worry, you won’t be there long. In fact, you can pivot right off that point so you can begin to train your energy; mind and emotions to expect wonderful things in a few short minutes.
You Can’t Get There from Here
You can’t get to blissed out manifestation from low grade depression. Use affirmations to raise your energy. Take it a step at a time. Because the Law of Attraction matches your energy, keep reaching for a better feeling by using affirmations.
Goal: To lose 15 pounds.
Your feelings and thoughts run along these lines:
“I feel disgusted with myself. I’ve gained more weight on top of already being overweight. It’s going to be a struggle. I’ve come to rely on mid-day treats to boost my energy. I love sweet snacks. It feels like a ‘no win’ situation.”
The fact is you are vibrationally transmitting those thoughts and feelings. To deny that by slapping an Affirmation on top of that simply won’t work. The Universe speaks the language of energy, not English, German, Spanish or Swahili — but ENERGY.
Reach for A Better Feeling Thought
It is of utmost importance that you find that ‘feeling place’ with your affirmations.
Find the feeling of how you will feel when. . .
… When you fit into all the beautiful clothes in your closet.
… When you like what you see in the mirror.
… When your confidence soars.
… When you enjoy the freedom of movement in your body.
From there you can go anywhere and the Law of Attraction will support you.
I feel great. I feel free and confident in my body now.
I am loving my flexibility and freedom of movement.
I feel strong, confident, vital and attractive.
Since all there really is at any moment is the present, ALWAYS phrase your affirmation in the present tense. Avoid the present progressive or gerund form, such as “I am going to be fit and trim”. This places the event in the future. Similarly, stay away from the future tense as well such as, “I will eat healthy portions.” The future never comes – it’s always in the future. The present is all we have.
1. State your affirmations in the present tense.
2. Keep them languaged in the positive! Never use the negative form such as: “I won’t overeat today. I am no longer an emotional eater.”
3. Keep your affirmations short and sweet.
4. Create affirmations that feel good to you.
5. Always say your affirmations with joyful expectancy ‘as if’ that experience is yours NOW.
Remember, the Universe is listening in on what you’re transmitting. Take the time to tune in and notice what you’re actually transmitting. Use affirmations deliberately to move preferred thoughts and energy in. Now you’re attracting what you want!
You were meant to thrive, succeed, and experience life to its fullest. Use Law of Attraction Affirmations to move your energy, and attract and achieve your goals. Backed with positive emotion, you can achieve and attract any good thing.