I’ve had an aversion to affirmations in the past. I felt they were fluff and nonsense. But that was when I was very much into controlling things from a logical network of cause and effect based on the physical universe laws (I must have been trying to channel my inner “Spock”)
Well, it’s now been about 3 years of regular affirmations in my world and I’m here to pleasantly report great success.
But here’s what I’ve learned to make them most effective and for affirmations to work fast!
First, you cannot be saying “I am happy, healthy and whole” while you are chowing on potato chips binge watching reruns of the good wife and dishes in the sink that need to be washed.
Instead try washing the dishes while you say, “I am happy, healthy and whole” after having ditched the chips and unplugged the boob tube (pick your latest device).
Guess what, it works, you will feel more happy, more healthy and more whole! (Personal experience example here)
Second, affirmations are not going to replace taking the action – whether it be learning to use a new device (I tried affirmation only with “mastering my smart phone” and it didn’t work – I had to actually read the manual, use the phone, try out the new apps and get some help from an expert on advanced ideas.) or becoming more successful or creating a loving relationship.
Thirdly, if you have a feeling that is incongruent with your words, that’s misalignment and you’ll get no real results.
Think of how a dog responds – it’s the emotion/the feeling that the dog responds to.
So if we get our words, our feelings and our actions in alignment – this is the magically trifecta. It works.
I’ve had miracle after miracle happen in my life, (literal miracles) from getting aligned with the thinking, feeling and will (actions), some near instantaneous to other’s taking about a year.
Things that if I had just focused on the action and making things go right by sheer will – maybe could have happened but would have taken years likely.
So, this week – let’s focus on 1 area/topic and get 100% in alignment with your thought/word, emotion/feeling, will/action.
Let me know how it goes!