Positive affirmations. We often use them as a way to get us closer to what we want or to potentially overcome self-sabotaging thought patterns. Most of us have heard of them and have an idea about how they might be helpful, but, really, how can just repeating words every day that state life ‘as we want it to be’ really work for us? That’s a great question! Let’s take on an open mind and try a few. Right here and now state the below affirmations aloud.
I have an abundance of energy
I am surrounded by uplifting people
I live with passion and purpose
I am at peace and one with everything
All good things are coming to me today
I believe in my skills and abilities
I am worthy of love and joy
I am free to be myself
I am grateful to be alive
So, how do you feel?
It’s likely after reading these statements aloud you may be feeling a bit more ‘lifted’ in your energy because you’ve raised your vibration by raising your emotions. Although some of you may not have felt anything at all. Some of you may have even fell a bit lower in your vibrational/emotional state due to feeling doubt around such aspirational phrases. Interesting how words can have so much power, isn’t it?!
The important thing is to understand where the power is actually coming from because it’s not just the words alone. Emotion stands for Energy in Motion – E-Motion. Energy is vibration, it’s a frequency that can be felt and even scientifically measured. Your emotions ARE energy.
When we talk about using affirmations it’s important that we realize what we are using them for so that we may get the benefit we’re desiring. The purpose of affirmations is to FEEL the statements and to FEEL the meaning in the words. We might apply this tool for a number of different reasons. Perhaps it’s improved performance in our golf game or for a greater quality of life. For me, I enjoy using affirmations because they support me in working towards mastery of my internal environment and more importantly, they help me maintain a higher vibration that allows me to positively affect other people for the better. Everyone’s reasoning is unique and there are no right or wrongs in that. Although what remains is that for affirmations to work, we must feel them right here and now as truth.
Just remember that it’s all about the feeling, the emotion is what makes the difference. So, as you sit with your chosen affirmations and repeat them aloud or silently to yourself, be sure to take some time with each one and really get into the emotion of what it would be like if it were real right now. In the beginning you may struggle and the emotions may not seem to come right away, that’s when we need to be sure to stay disciplined. Keep at it, keep practicing, tuning into your body (your heart and gut centers specifically), and feeling the emotion for each one of your affirmations. One day you will begin to feel your affirmations more fully and viscerally. Then you may discover how you can strengthen your ability to make the emotions behind the words grow within you and begin realizing the benefit and true power of affirmations.
Remember, simply repeating your affirmations won’t give you power, but feeling your affirmations will!