This blog is an excerpt from my new e-book “The 7 Things That Made Me Genuinely & Irreversibly Happy: And How They Can Do The Same For You”. This chapter is taken from Part 4: Metaphysical Affirmations & Holistic Healing. The book is out now and can be previewed for free and purchased for $9.99 at Smashwords.com. Or $9.84 at Amazon.com.
So what do you do if you haven’t got a copy of a good affirmations book and can’t find anything you like online? The next step is to create one yourself! Whether it is for healing your body or effecting change in your life, every affirmation should be made up of four basic elements. These are:
* A connection to the divine or universal. This part creates a link between our thoughts as an individual and our belonging to a greater universal whole. If you are religious you can use you relevant deity or god. If this kind of thing sticks in your throat as hippy trippy or you are an atheist you can use a connection to nature, or the infinite random power of the universe. Examples might include: – I am a divine expression of life. – I am a divine creating of the universe. – I am one with god. – I am the embodiment of divine spirits. * Correcting the negative thought pattern. The second part of your affirmation is designed to reverse the negative beliefs causing the problem. Be sure to focus on the positive rather than the negative. Do not write “I will stop being so stupid and close minded”, rather write something like “I freely take in new ideas. I open my mind and trust the process of life to bring only good to me”. This is fairly straight forward, in order to create this second line of your affirmation you simply need to ask yourself what pattern you are trying to create a change in and use the exact opposite wording and intent in order to counteract the old messages. More examples include: - If you want to reduce stress – There is time, space and energy for everything I need to do. - If you want to improve body image – I am a divine expression of life, I am beautiful, I am loved. - If you want to change fearful, sad or angry patters – I trust the process of life to bring only good to me, I now create a life filled with joy and love. - If you want to accept and attract change and love into your life – I am open to new ideas. I openly welcome and accept love and affection into my life. * A call to action. The third part of your affirmation should evoke a sense of action and purpose in order to put the statement into practice, and begin affecting the change you desire. A few examples might include: – I adapt to the new with ease. – I look forward to the future with joy and anticipation. – I am open to and accepting of the changes I desire. * Cementing the affirmation. The fourth and final part of the affirmation creation process is to create and anchor in the present and give it extra weight. We do this by adding a short affirmative statement such as “And so it is”. A few more examples would include: – Amen. – And so it is. – And so it be. So for the sake of bedding in this exercise in affirmation creation let’s go through the steps and make an affirmation for ourselves right now using the steps outlined above. This will give you a better idea of how to use this process to create affirmations tailored to your own personal needs. Let’s use the example of someone who feels unloved, ugly, worthless and lonely. Many physical ailments, especially skin problems, can manifest from this kind of belief system, then of course there are the emotional and social costs of feeling this way. First we need our connection to the divine, to god if you will, or to nature. Given that the issue we are working on is related to our outward appearance “I am a divine expression of life/god/nature” seems like a good place to start. Onto the second part. We want to counteract the negative and untrue nature of the current thought processes which are “I am ugly, I am unlovable, I am worthless, I am lonely”, so we’ll need to replace those “I am’s” with ones such as “I am beautiful and worthy of all the love and affection I need”. Now in step three we want to add a sense of action, or urgency to the affirmation, a good sentence might be “I now open up and embrace the love and change I desire”. Finally we will add a short line to cement the affirmation and put it into action, a simple “Amen” or “And so it is”. I’m not a religious person, and so for me Amen does not carry the same weight and authority that it might for someone else, so for the sake of this example we will use “And so it is”. Great, we’ve just made an affirmation! Let’s see what it looks like all finished:
“I am a divine expression of life. I am beautiful and worthy of all the love and affection I need. I now open up and embrace the love and change I desire. And so it is.”
And there you have it, a personalized affirmation built from scratch using a few simple rules. Once you have your affirmation the next step is how to practice it and to incorporate it into your life so that it can have an effect significant enough to cause a change. Of course if you say the affirmation once and then forget about it, your old habitual thought process will still be the dominant force. Without a reasonable effort over a reasonable period of time it’s unlikely you’ll see the improvements you are looking for. You will get out of affirmations what you put in. Let’s take a look now at how you can get the most out of your affirmations once you have found or created them. Have you had success using affirmations? Have you ever tried creating your own before? Thanks for reading! Rohan. If you enjoyed this excerpt from “The 7 Things That Made Me Genuinely & Irreversibly Happy: And How They Can Do The Same For You” the full e-book can be previewed for free and purchased for $9.99 at Smashwords.com. Or $9.84 at Amazon.com.
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