What is an Affirmation?
Affirmations are a set of words in which you are in agreement with. The dictionary definition even includes that it is considered “emotional support or encouragement” which leads us to yet another GVL truth which states that the power of words, affirmations, proves to be yet another gateway to harnessing those good feels within.
A very pivotal aspect of being human resides in the nature of beliefs and the systems in which we buy into and govern ourselves. Affirmations are closely linked with beliefs, as a belief is thought you just keep thinking to be true, whether you are consciously aware of them or not. It would stand to reason then, that affirmations are anything you say to yourself that you believe to be truthful.
To affirm is to assert. To assert is to state a belief or fact with confidence and authority. This then shoots the question out to you my fellow human, what are you asserting for yourself when you wake up and show up in your Mind and Body combo for the day?
Making Affirmations Work For You
One may think it an axiom that affirmations should only prove to work in your favour, as their very name suggests that of AGREEMENT.
Keep in MIND, however, that you or another human being you know may be in AGREEMENT and be AFFIRMING their LIMITATIONS.
There is such a simplicity in the beauty and decadence of LIFE. You only need look at the crest of gargantuan wave or a sunset that paints the vast sky an array of formidable and vibrant colours to know this.
It is the same with being human.
Simplicity is the key. Magnificence is inherent.
Very often I witness women who are keen to lose weight often speaking poorly about the state they find their bodies to be in. It is very simple for a woman to become the weight she desires.
With empowering nutritional choices, energy movement through exercise and then she must merely affirm her way there in words, thought and an emotionally charged belief of her encompassing the state of being she desires.
Aspects of yourself to be mindful of? Your thoughts, your words, your actions and the STATE OF BEING you find yourself to be in. Berating and criticizing her weight to herself or to others may seem to her like she is vocalizing her desire to be thinner, but in fact she is speaking to her limitations by doing so and perpetuating the cycle of weight fluctuations, habits and behaviours that keeps her in a recycled energy of needing to lose weight and feeling dissatisfied with her appearance.
The world merely mirrors to you your state of being with a slight delay (Quantum Mechanics Physicist -Vadim Zeland – Reality Transurfing – the Mirror Principle) so if you are harping on what’s not right – then what’s not right will keep harping on you in your experience.
“I need to lose weight” will mirror situations & behaviours from you that brings you experiences of you “needing to lose weight”
“Everyday I am the perfect weight” will mirror situations & behaviours from you that brings you experiences of you “being the perfect weight.”
Your affirmations are working for you if they state what you intend for the end result, rather than stating where lies your discontent. Choose EMPOWERMENT. You have the POWER OF THOUGHT & SELF TALK. Make it GOLDEN.
This is where BELIEFS play a role too, as we as humans are conditioned in a certain way based on the influences and nurturing we received in our formative years as little humans. Ensure you are not recycling any consistent LIMITING AFFIRMATIONS you may have heard from the adults and influences in your life. If the words and feels are not emanating a vibe of pure bliss, dignity, respect, empowerment, enjoyment & ultimately LOVE for your being, then they are not working for you.
Sounds too simple, doesn’t it? You needn’t take my word for it. If you are willing and able, do the work. Track your attention. Track your Self Talk. Track what you affirm to yourself in your daily life experience. Last but not least, track not only what you say out loud & in the presence of others, but also the inner dialogue you have when you encounter situations that impact you and your being.
Some Sample Affirmations
“Everything is always working out for me.” This is a good one – if you can manage to dial in this affirmation morning, noon and night and avoid getting pulled into emotional reactions and you may just come to find that indeed, everything starts working out for you.
“Every day I get better and better.” This is a good one too, and it is general, so you can apply it in reference to anything.
“I am so happy and grateful because I am now earning $100 000, 00 per year.” This one you can use for anything too, just start with “I am so happy and grateful…” The energy of APPRECIATION is a close contender to the good feels of LOVE energy, so applying this statement to any aspect of your life, with presence and genuine emotion will only prove to empower your daily experience.
“I approve of myself”, “I support myself” and “I trust myself” are general, simple and profoundly effective.
If your attitude is one of “this is stupid” or “this stuff doesn’t work” then of course, you are affirming that energy for you in your experience. Reaping the rewards of the power of your word is a worthy pursuit. Just like caring for your body is a simple and straightforward gig, affirmations are to your mindset, what exercise is to your body. Good vibes!
Criteria to Generate GoodVibe Affirmations
One person that has proven to be solid and impactful influence in my life is Jack Canfield. He is a super good vibe dude in terms of dialing in success and transformation for oneself. He has a solid post on the good vibes of affirmations and his criteria for creating effective affirmations rolls like this:
Just like caring for your body is a simple and straightforward gig, affirmations are to your mindset, what exercise is to your body.
Perhaps if you have not implemented positive self talk and language into your daily experience, then it might be a fun idea for you to give it a go.
The results may surprise you and yield all kinds of Good vibes!