Affirmations can be a key tool in bringing about change in one's life, whether it be in the form of personal change or bringing new people, things and situations into your life.
Affirmations are very powerful tools, so powerful in fact that they could seem to be magical. In fact, they are a kind of magic.
When one performs affirmations, he or she is in effect declaring out to the universe a statement or command. And although it may seem that only the person doing the affirmations is hearing the words, it is just the opposite. These words go out to the universe.
You see, affirmations work on many levels. Affirmations affect your own and other people's conscious and unconscious levels. If you affirm and it involves others, you are in a way communicating with another person's higher self. This is when things really start to happen, and results come quickly.
The power of affirmations is only limited by the person's personal conviction and belief that the affirmations are working. If the affirmations are only done half-heartedly, those are the results that will be received. But if a person believes completely in achieving the goal stated in the affirmation, then situation is almost sure to be achieved.
During a channeling session I attended I was fortunate to hear Merlin the magician speak briefly about affirmations. In his time with King Arthur he was an absolute master of affirmation. During that time affirmations were called spells or magic. His affirmations would typically end with the powerful statement........... and so shall it be!
The power behind his words going out into the universe was unforgettable. There was no doubt in his mind that the words he spoke would manifest into the desired outcome. And so it did, because he had no doubt in his mind. Your affirmations can be that powerful too.
A more modern-day example of a person successfully using affirmations is the heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali. Before he ever became heavyweight boxing champion he affirmed publicly "I AM THE GREATEST" loudly, clearly, and with conviction. He subsequently manifested that reality for himself. Furthermore, during his boxing career, he affirmed that he would knock a competitor out in a specific round. And he did! Ali used the power of affirmations with dramatic results.
Your own affirmations will change as your situations change. Keep old lists of affirmations to see how easily you were able to manifest change in your life. Keep a running list of your current affirmations on paper and update them as your situations change.
If possible, start you affirmations on a new moon. Do your affirmations for at least one month, to complete the cycle. This will bring best results.
Although the desired outcome of an affirmation may be specific, try to be a little open-minded about how the outcome is to be manifested. This gives the universe plenty of leeway to get you what you need. Once you affirm something and put your message out into the universe, let the universe respond to your affirmation in its own speed, time and manner. The universe may respond to your situation with a completely unexpected outcome to your affirmation. That's okay too.
Here are some suggestions for effective affirmations
Clearing out the old
I NOW LET GO OF WORN-OUT THINGS, WORN-OUT CONDITIONS, AND WORN-OUT RELATIONSHIPS. DIVINE ORDER IS NOW ESTABLISHED AND MAINTAINED IN ME AND MY WORLD
I LET GO AND TRUST
I FORGIVE EVERYTHING AND EVERYBODY WHO CAN POSSIBLY NEED FORGIVENESS IN MY PAST AND PRESENT. I POSITIVELY FORGIVE EVERYONE. I AM FREE, AND ALL OTHERS ARE FREE TOO. ALL THINGS ARE CLEARED UP BETWEEN US, NOW AND FOREVER.
I AM A DIVINE IDEA IN THE MIND OF GOD, AND I AM NOW GUIDED INTO MY TRUE PLACE WITH THE TRUE PEOPLE AND WITH THE TRUE PROSPERITY
I AM SURROUNDED BY DIVINE SUBSTANCE AND THIS DIVINE SUBSTANCE NOW MANIFESTS FOR ME IN RICH APPROPRIATE FORM
I TRUST THE UNIVERSAL SPIRIT OF PROSPERITY TO PROVIDE RICHLY FOR ME NOW
Catherine Ponder's book is exceptional and highly recommended. It is full of powerful, useful affirmations that anyone can use and adopt for their own unique situation.
If you decide to make use of affirmations in your life, be prepared for change. Remember what they say, be careful what you ask for, because with affirmations it can manifest quickly.
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