Affirmations are statements that are consciously repeated ‘quietly in your mind’ or ‘say it out loud to help challenge and overcome negative thoughts and/or reframe the unconscious mind. The article today will highlight the importance and power of positive affirmations.
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According to the National Science Foundation, an average person has about 12.000 to 60.000 thoughts a day of which 80% were negative and 95% were repetitive thoughts from the day before.
The use of positive affirmations will help break that negative pattern by realigning and grounding us and I am very confident that if you start using affirmations on a daily basis, you will see lots of positive changes in your life and a mental shift in the things you focus/pay attention to.
Positive affirmations should be able to describe an event or situation that we want to happen in our lives. We should remember to pay attention to our feelings when we repeat these affirmations because positive thinking in our mind is an important element that has great power over what happens to us in our lives.
What is the science behind positive affirmations?
The theory is that when one starts saying positive affirmations to themselves, though they may not be true, with repetition they embed into the subconscious mind and eventually they become believable to the person. This belief helps make them a reality. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy and becomes true. Over time, the negative beliefs fade and get replaced with positive thoughts. This helps to boost confidence, build positivity, pursue ambition, and achieve goals.
The development of self-affirmation theory has led to several neuroscientific studies to investigate whether there are any changes in the brain following positive self-affirmation. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning showed certain neural pathways were increased in a part of the brain called the ventromedial prefrontal cortex when people practiced positive self-affirmation. This is the part of the brain involved in positive valuation and self-related information processing.
Manifesting Success and Abundance:
If you would’ve told me a year ago that I would believe in myself and love myself the way I do, I wouldn’t have believed you. Like, at all.
But the more I speak positive, empowering affirmations, the more I realize they work.
They help set the path for all the good things in my life. Because like attracts like.
The more we focus on the positive, the more positive things will come into our lives.
Controlling the unconscious mind
It is not easy to control our unconscious mind because the thoughts or ideas that are there are not within reach of our “conscious” mind.
Repeating an affirmation several times a day or daily requires absolute concentration on those thoughts for them to become a reality. Many people who continually have negative thoughts are unaware of these patterns because they are constantly faced with undesirable events in their lives.
Replacing negative thoughts in our minds is like weeding our garden and cleaning it of any kind of weeds. We must eliminate the weeds from our garden for it to flourish hence the negative thoughts should first be uprooted and replaced so that we can attract the positive into our lives through positive affirmations.
Affirmations and visualisations
Affirmations are a lot like creating a visualization board with a clear picture in our minds of what we hope to attract into our lives. The constant repetition of these statements leads us to conviction and confidence in what we want to change.
The words that we pronounce and repeat often lead our unconscious to convince itself that they are a reality.
In the same way, visualizations, or mental pictures will help us to attract our goals. Our unconscious mind has no sense of humor. Everything we suggest, think and imagine, is exactly what is believed.
Visualizing an event is one way to reach that goal. Visualizations are nothing other than a strong desire to achieve certain situations we want to attract ourselves. The repetition of these mental images makes the unconscious mind accept them, and that allows them to occur.
Our brain is compared to the hard drive of the computer
Daily affirmations work like the commands we enter a computer. Insert these affirmations into your brain daily, repeatedly, regularly, constantly, and immediately see positive changes in your life. To achieve better health, a better love life, a more financially prosperous life, and many other goals, you must suggest to your brain daily that this is what you want in your life.
I will give you some examples of positive affirmations in the next section below.
Some examples of positive affirmations
Other examples are:
- At this moment, I accept happy events into my life and for my loved ones.
- The physical and emotional aspects of my life are in absolute balance.
- My family and I have an optimal life.
The fertile field of our mind
Our mind can be compared to a sowing field. When we plant the seeds of positive thinking, we cannot expect that seed to bear fruit the next day. It takes time for the little plant to grow. We must water it daily and fertilize it so that the seed bears fruit. This is how the power of positive affirmations work.
We will not see the changes immediately, but if we repeat them daily, our repetition is the rain and the compost that waters our mental field so that in a short time, we reap an abundant harvest of positive events in our lives.
Give it a try, record your affirmations, write them down, and repeat them daily. Like someone who takes a medicine prescribed by the doctor at times necessary for our physical body to heal from some of the ailments that affect our health.
How and when to make the claims
Affirmations can be done silently, out loud, sung, or recited. The more frequently they are repeated, the more positive your realities will be. Positive affirmations are always made in the present, never in the future.
It is important to create them as if they already exist.
Example: If you are at work now, repeat to yourself several times “I have a wonderful job, well paid and with many benefits.” If you want beautiful, happy homes for your family, repeat, “I am sitting at a long table, surrounded by my children, their partners, and my grandchildren, and I am very happy.”
Never include negative words in your statements. Do not say, for example, “I won’t get sick again.” Change those words to “I’m absolutely healthy.” Try, practice, write these affirmations and then record them in your mind and meditate on them all day every time you remember, and you will see great events coming into your present and future life.
Hope this post on the power of positive affirmations was useful. The comments section below is all yours to give us examples of some of your most loved affirmations. Thanks for reading and see you in the next post.
There you have it! 75 empowering affirmations for success and abundance!
Try saying at least 5 of these to yourself every morning and night. Really embrace the words and feel their power.
After two weeks of using positive, empowering affirmations daily, see how you feel! See how much more you accomplish!