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What's the point of using affirmations?

What's the point of using affirmations?

By Linda Emslie on 11 October 2016
What's the point of using affirmations?

Affirmations are more than just empty words. They are the vessel you pour your intent in: to give the Universe notice of the change you are making to your world, right now!

I had the opportunity recently to share this idea with a friend over coffee. We exchanged the usual news: work, life, family. Then my friend opened up and shared that she is going through a particularly difficult time. So we spent a bit of time talking about options, solutions and strategies to work through the particular set of challenges she’s currently facing.

One of the things I suggested was including an affirmation around a particular aspect of her world that wasn’t working for her.

She expressed some disdain at that suggestion. “What’s the point of that? It’s going to take a lot more than just repeating a positive phrase to convince me this will change any time soon.”

And so I explained that affirmations work, not by trying to convince your conscious mind that things are changing because you are repeating a mantra of some sort. Rather, their power lies in how an affirmation creates a shift from the cellular level up. Simply by changing an habitual thought from negative to positive you change the vibrations of your energy body and fuel your subconscious with the possibility of a new way of being.

"It’s going to take a lot more than just repeating a positive phrase to convince me this will change any time soon.”

Your subconscious mind will make for you whatever it believes to be true. So, rather than continually bombarding it with something negative that it will happily believe and produce for you, fill that magical receptacle with something positive so that your world can blossom and grow. You may not instantly create the outcome you desire, but you will certainly pave the way for that outcome to draw closer by creating the inner conditions that can attract that shiny, new way of being into existence.

Energy flows where intention goes. So, support your intention with an affirmation. This empowers your subconscious as well as changing the vibrations of your energy, or subtle body. By adjusting your frequency you can change what you call to you, or the world you create.

This is in essence how the law of attraction works.

So be clear about what you intend with your affirmation. Be precise with the words you choose, use positive phrasing and set your affirmation in the present tense.