The Law of Attraction: Using Affirmations that work
I laughed when I first heard the notion of repeating mantras over and over. It reminded me of the skit on Saturday Night Live. Stewart Smaley would sit in front of a mirror and say:
I'm Good Enough
I'm Smart Enough
And Dog Gone it, People like me.
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As funny as it may sound, it works! Repeating affirmations has amazing power in the sub-conscious mind. An affirmation is a positive, goal-oriented statement spoken with conviction to yourself in the first person. Alexander Lockhart wrote in Positive Charges, "Affirmations are based on the way you would like things to be. They are stated as if the goal or desire has already been achieved. The use of positive affirmations means developing a habit of replacing negative messages with positive reinforcements. As these positive messages become part of your subconscious, they will soon be brought into your reality." Alexander gives great guidelines for using affirmations to have them be effective:
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1. They must be personal. For example, use the "I am", "I do", and "I will" statements.
2. They must be positive. Affirmations must be positive statements and should affirm what you are moving toward, not away from.
3. They must be in the present tense. Don't use words like "someday" or "soon".
4. They must be specific. For example, instead of saying, "I will make a lot of money" say, "I make _____ amount of dollars per year."
5. They must be believable. You must believe in yourself and your abilities. Don't set your aim so high that you can't imagine or accept what you want to accomplish.
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Create your own mantra or affirmation that is personal to you. Use the guidelines that Alexander Lockhart explained to make your own dreams a reality. Be open to the experience and see how the affirmations work in your life. When we are open to new experiences and do what other successful people have done that have gone before us, we will experience the same results. Many of the successful leaders work with affirmations such as Terry Cole-Whittaker, Tony Robbins, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Marianne Williamson, and Deepak Chopra.
I work with the mantra "God is My Source and Supply" on a daily basis. Just that one mantra has changed my life. I don't look for other people, places, or things to be my supply. I truly believe that my supply comes from the unlimited and infinite Spirit. I am now aware that no one organization is the source of my money. For if I was to lose my job, there would be another one available to me, because my supply comes from God. I learned that first hand. My supply of love does not come from my husband; he is an avenue that God works through.
Some affirmations that I have worked into my daily life that have made a significant difference:
I, do not take what other people say, do, feel, or
By not taking things personally, I increase my
I am safe and secure in my world.
I deserve joy.
One word of caution in creating affirmations, if the affirmations are not believable then your mind will reject them. For example, if you are in debt and you then start using an affirmation, “I am a millionaire” your mind may say “Yeah right” and completely reject the affirmation. This will create doubt in your space, and doubt is a lower level vibration. Based on The Law of Attraction, you will create more negative things in your life and your dreams will not be realized. Doubt will prevent your dreams from manifesting. It is important to make it believable to you. Start first with “I am financially free” or “I have $30,000 in the bank”. As you hit that goal and it comes to fruition, then create another affirmation to get you to your next goal.
As a Certified Law of Attraction Coach and bestselling author, Christy Whitman is the leading authority on The Law of Attraction. She has helped hundreds of clients all over the world attract their ideal relationships, money, success, promotions, dream homes, and their ideal bodies. For a free downloadable special report on the Law of Attraction, as well as other Universal Laws, visit www.7essentiallaws.com