An affirmation is anything that is thought or spoken from the heart. Creating an affirmation may sound simple, but the difficult part is calming the mind long enough so you can seek what your heart truly needs.
Each day, our physical bodies and mind experience infinite stimuli. The majority of this information is filtered directly through the subconscious, leaving a small percentage of information directly accessible to the conscious waking mind.
When we are children, our brains are sculpted to meet the collective consciousness of society, to take on their rules and way of life, including everything between manners and behaviors to judgements and stereotypes. Between all of this programming, we are never taught how to take control of the mind and to stop negative thinking.
If you have ever paused to listen to the mental chatter in your head, you may notice that it can be exhausting. This small percentage does not include the vast amount of negative emotion and trauma stored in the subconscious mind that we are not even aware of.
When we set a positive affirmation we reprogram our thought patterns and vibration to resonate with the frequency of love. By choosing a specific intention, we are communicating to the subconscious that we are in the receptive mode and ready for positive change. In this way, we are the orchestrator of our reality and we speak our dreams into existence.
To get an idea of affirmations, check out these examples:
“My grateful heart is a magnet that attracts everything I desire”
“I choose to see the good in everything”
“I declare richness and fullness for my life”
“I trust that the perfect solutions already exist and will arrive at the right time in the right way”
Affirmations can be used for protection or manifestation. It’s very beneficial to set affirmations before a meditation, yoga class, or entering an unsafe environment. Affirmations can also be used in the case of physical illness where one can command the body to heal.
The tricky thing with affirmations is that they are not a “one and done” type of deal. Once the affirmation is set, it is important to create a positive environment that nurtures and encourages your seed to grow.
The more consistent and positive you can stay with your thoughts, the faster your seed will grow. Part of this process includes awareness of the negative thoughts without judgement. On the flip side of judgement is compassion. The more compassion we surround our affirmations with, the less negativity can survive.