Have you ever tried an affirmation for a few days, and then find it so phony that you don’t even want to think about it anymore? It may be published by some famous author, or may have received thousands of “likes” on facebook, or retweets. But somehow it just doesn’t click for you. How come?
For an affirmation to work, the words, phrases & sentences have to have special power for you. It has to penetrate, unhindered, your brain and entire nervous system, your conscious and subconscious mind/body, just as the food you eat is absorbed into your body. If a certain word or phrase in the affirmation conjures up some doubts, wavering or contradiction, the back of your mind will be murmuring them as you repeat it. The inner conflict functions like an indigestion: the meal you eat is not breaking down properly in your stomach, or makes you feel like throwing up. The natural result: you are sick of it. No more.
Here are a few things you can do to ensure that your affirmation is fully absorbed and working:
1) treat words with utmost respect on a daily basis. Affirmation makes an impact with the power of words. If you respect that power, that power is more likely to follow your direction.
2) use words you can embrace whole-heartedly. This is to avoid any contradiction with the “back of your mind:” doubts, suspicions, distaste for some words due to your prior experience with them.
3) align your words with your actions on a daily basis. When your words are dissociated with actions, they are empty shell, or as we call them, “empty words.” When your words and actions are always together, your mind knows: words are commands; here comes one, let’s get the job done.
At Sunlight, we help our clients formulate affirmations that work magic. Check out our upcoming workshop on how to make your affirmation effective. If you are interested, contact us for more information.
Peace & Power to your words,