Affirmation has been used by successful people for centuries. It has helped many ordinary people achieve extraordinary results in their lives. It has turned many failures into successes. It has made many miracles happen in the history of human evolution. However, the majority of people who use affirmation find that it doesn't work. Why is this the case? What are the elements that people have missed when they use affirmation techniques? I constantly ask myself these questions, and seek for the answers. The result is, no one book gives the complete answer. Some tips given in one book work for a specific situation, but not for others. Other books give other tips that work for other situations, but not for this. I have tested and filtered out the ineffective ones, and left only what I call the ultimate effective technique secrets.
The purpose of affirmation
Before I give you the effective techniques, I must make you understand the true purpose of affirmation. Simply stated, the purpose of affirmation is to pass a command from the conscious mind to the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind has the ability, in anything it accepts as true, to do whatever it takes to turn it into reality. The purpose of an affirmation is to pass a message to the subconscious mind, and to make it believe the message is true. So this brings us to the first element of an effective affirmation.
What if you are currently broke, and you want to make $100,000 per year? What if you are out of shape, and you want to make yourself attractive? I find the best and easiest way is to use the word "I choose" in your affirmation.
Instead of saying "I earn $100,000 per year," say "I choose to earn $100,000 per year."
Instead of saying "I am very attractive," say "I choose to feel that people find me attractive." Do you feel the difference?
How can we turn this to our advantage? Instead of feeling pain when spending money, what if we associate pleasure with it? Next time when you go out shopping, at the moment you take out your money or credit card, say this affirmation to yourself "I always have more than enough to spend."
See how you feel. This works because the subconscious mind sees the proof. As long as you have some money left in your pocket, this affirmation is always true, so the subconscious mind will believe it.
How about if we combine the first and second methods together and make an affirmation like this: "I choose to feel that I always have more than enough to spend." Say this at the time you spend your money. See how you feel. You don't have to repeat it thousands of times, a few times of real life proof will make your subconscious mind believe it.
Affirmations must be in the present tense. Many books mention this. However, I only agree to some extent. If you say "I have a luxury car", your mind will not believe you. The reason I include this here is that once it is combined with the first technique, it will work perfectly. Now say "I choose to have a luxury car". Your mind will do its best to bring it into reality.
Affirmations must be personal. Your subconscious mind only works for you, not for others. If you say "Ann loves me", it will not be effective, because you have no control over Ann. Now say "I choose to feel that Ann really loves me". This time you are in control, because you can control your own feelings.
The Cure: Inspired - 101 Life Changing Spiritual Affirmations (29 pages)
How we orient our mind, our thinking and our perspective in life plays a dramatic role in helping you stay healthy or whether you become vulnerable to creating an environment for dis-ease. These affirmations will connect you deeper to your spirit, allowing you to tap into your vast, limitless health capacity and radically improve your life. Created by The Cure is You.