By John Assaraf
An affirmation is a definitive statement that something is so. It’s a way of declaring and making firm a belief you have and a vision you hold. When you create very specific, clear statements-affirmations-the universe responds with precision, giving you all you need to manifest what you desire. Then it is up to you to take daily action to move toward what you want.
One of the most important things you can do is to read or listen to your affirmations repeatedly, every day.
Every time you read or listen to an affirmation, it becomes a stronger force in your life. Ideally, do it at least twice a day-morning and night. I find myself repeating my affirmations throughout the day, repeating them over and over. After doing them every day, you will have most of them memorized.
Realize affirmations are self-fulfilling prophecies. We may not always be aware of it, but we all create and repeat affirmations constantly. The problem is, we typically don’t pay attention to exactly what those affirmations are saying. Often we go through the day giving ourselves all sorts of confusing, contradictory, or even negative messages. We may project confidence to the world around us, while our inner dialogue says things like… I hope this works. I am so nervous about this. I hope I don’t blow it. What a lousy day I am having.
If we say, This is never going to work… then chances are excellent it never will. Affirmations are self fulfilling prophecies. Make sure you are crafting the affirmations you want, in order to reinforce exactly the outcomes you want. Affirmations are more than the expression of beliefs, they also create beliefs. Affirmations come first and change the neural pathways in your brain over time. Affirmations produce that new belief.
Get into the feelings and emotions of your affirmations. You have to really get into your affirmations on a cellular level. Get into the feelings, emotions and associations you have with these words. Feel so jazzed up about what you are saying that you feel like it is already there. When you are able to really get into that feeling place, this is when the new neural connections are created. You are creating a vibration (a signal) that is being sent out to the universe that matches up with what you wish to have, create and do. We now know that our outside world is a reflection of out internal programming, always, without fail. It is essential to remember emotions, clarity and feelings are the key ingredients to creating effective affirmations that will produce results in your world.
Laminate your affirmations. Have your affirmations laminated. Make a couple of copies for home, work, your car and next to your bed. Obviously you do not want to be reading and driving but you can have them there at stoplights or while you wait for the car to warm up. It is part of the repetition. And remember: Repetition is the mother of learning.
Use technology to bombard your unconscious brain with the declarations of the world you want to create. Technology has given us all sorts of wonderful tools we can use.
Audio: Play your affirmations while you are jogging or working out, cleaning house-anytime you would ordinarily listen to music.
Subliminal Audio and Video: You can play subliminal audio and video recordings to yourself throughout the day. One great advantage of subliminal audio recordings is that they play messages directly to your unconscious, and don’t distract your conscious focus from whatever you’re engaged in at the time, so you can play these even when you’re busy at other tasks.
Subliminal Software: There is software available that will play your affirmations to you by flashing them almost invisibly on your computer screen. Your conscious mind will not be aware of these messages, but like audio subliminals, they will play directly to your unconscious brain, so you can have them broadcasting to you on your computer screen, while you’re busy at work, focusing on other tasks.
When we have absolute clarity about what it is we wish to create, the Law of Attraction does its part with providing you with all you need to create what you want. Remember the universe does not distinguish between negative and positive. This is why it is crucial to change your whole way of thinking, speaking and acting to be more in alignment with the positive outcomes you want to create.
When you really believe it, you will see it.
John Assaraf is a spiritual entrepreneur and teacher with an insatiable passion for brain research, quantum physics and helping others. He has authored New York Times bestselling books on the topic including “The Answer,” “Having it All,” and The Vision Board kit. He was also a featured teacher in the movie and book “The Secret.”