Affirmations. You’ve heard the term quite often these days. Repeatedly saying phrases to make yourself feel better, yet many of us don’t quite believe in them. But words have power. Did you know that affirmations are really just training your brain to new beliefs? It’s like doing yoga to train your body to be more flexible. When you first begin you think there is no way in hell you are ever going to bend like that. You might even laugh when you can’t get your butt in the air for downward dog. Just like you might laugh when you tell yourself that you are wealthy.
Like yoga, if you continue to practice it eventually gets easier. You can do your downward dog with straight legs, instead of bent knees, and you can hold it for a minute or more. (Until you get that crazy head rush from being upside down.) When you keep speaking your affirmations, your brain absorbs the statement and begins giving you ideas about how to make the statement happen.
Maybe you have been stating “I am wealthy”. You’ll get ideas on how to increase your wealth. You’ll explore investments, open a savings account, seek a higher paying career, stop your daily Starbucks fix, whatever it means to you to be wealthy.
Affirmations should always begin with “I Am” or “I Have”, never with “I want”. The Universe hears I Want and keeps you in a state of wanting. I Am or I Have says you are already there so you will manifest it into a physical state.
You can put affirmations in a list. For example: you are looking for a home and you have specific items that are important to you. Write them all down and at the bottom of the list, write “this or something better”. Fold the list and put it in a place you remember, but won’t look at every day. Seeds grow faster if you don’t poke in the dirt. Practice your other affirmations and watch your desires manifest into reality.
Saying is believing.