AFFIRMATION - a positive statement of being affirming or asserting something in order to help manifest it in the physical world (NAD)
Affirmations have to be positive. Our subconscious mind, which has no sense of reason or humor, is like a one way street where only one direction is possible.
It is positive minded, hence only positive affirmations seem to work. If a negative word is used in affirmations, it does not seem to have any effect. It is as if the subconscious mind cannot "see" the negative word. Thus, if the affirmation is "I am not poor", it is registered as "I am poor".
The wording of the affirmations should also be done carefully. If you are tired of the house in which you are living, then saying I hate this house may not get you a new house. Even if you do manage to get a new house, very soon you will start hating the new house too because that's what you have been affirming! If you want a new house, one of the positive affirmations will be I am now living in a beautiful, large, luxurious house which satisfies all my needs.
Affirmations are nothing but self talk. It's better not to talk about the negatives in our life. Talking will simply anchor them deeper. The same goes for the blame game that most of us like to play. We ourselves are responsible for all the wrong things in our life. As long as we refuse to accept responsibility for the same, we cannot change. Positive affirmations is the way to change our thinking.
If you think you are a habitual negative thinker, you may have to work harder than others. One tip is that read your affirmations at least a hundred times in front of a mirror BOTH in the morning immediately after you get up and at night just before you go to sleep. If you can also find time somewhere in the afternoon, so much the better.
Finally, to round it off, keep on repeating the affirmation in your mind as you close your eyes, preparing to sleep. This results in your subconscious mind working on your affirmation when you are asleep.
Another important tip about affirmations is patience. Your negative thinking pattern has developed over many years. It will take time to unlearn all the negative thoughts. Give affirmations a try for at least six months.
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