Positive Affirmation Process
This Positive Affirmation Process will help you learn how to create effective positive thinking phrases to support you in focusing on and fulfilling your goals and desires.
The Affirmation Process:
1. Identify what you want to affirm and manifest
The first step to creating a positive affirmation statement is to determine which goal or desire you want to focus on.
Most affirmations start with “I” and in Creating Money, Sanaya Roman & Duane Packer explain that the “I” “refers to all of who you are: your greater self (also called your higher self, your soul, the part of you that is connected to the God-force or the God-within, or the deeper part of your being) as well as the ego and personality selves.
Affirmations are more powerful when all the parts of you are aligned and working together for a common goal.” You can align the desires of your personality with the desires of your soul by determining the essence that is embedded in the heart of your desire.
2. Clearly State what you want to create or manifest
Once you are clear about what you want to manifest, the second step to this affirmation process is to clearly state it by creating a positive affirmation that is clear, precise and easy to understand. As Gregg Braden writes in the Isaiah Effect; “As a rule of thumb, the less cluttered the affirmation, the clearer the effect. When you are clear about what you want, your energy is more focused and therefore more powerful.” In Creating Money, Sanaya Roman & Duane Packer explain that; “When you have a clear intention to have something, you generate energy that is focused like a laser beam to go out and get what you want. If you intend to have something, you will.”
3. Word your affirmations to make them believable
An important part of the affirmation process and the key to making positive affirmations work for you in any area of your life is to create a statement that feels believable to you. As Sanaya Roman & Duane Packer point out in Creating Money, “Use only those affirmations that feel appropriate to you. It is important that the words feel comfortable to you and are aligned with who you are.” They also state that “the power of affirmations is increased when the statements feel comfortable and meaningful.”
It is important to be aligned mentally and emotionally with our affirmations. If we are say an affirmation but feel that what we are saying is not possible, we are contradicting ourselves and sending mixed messages to the universe. Therefore our affirmations will be weakened and less effective. So how do you know if your positive affirmations resonate? By the way you FEEL!! Effective Affirmations FEEL GOOD! If saying your affirmations makes you FEEL good then you are on the right track!
So, if you’re positive affirmation does not feel good when you say it or think about it, then work on changing the wording until it does feel good. For instance, if someone is very ill and they affirm “I am in perfect health” that statement may be too much of a stretch for them to believe at that moment. If Perfect Health is what they want, they could say, “I am willing to learn how I can manifest perfect health.” It would be of value for that person to reflect upon what “perfect health” means to them and to identify what they imagine their life to be like once they are in perfect health. As they focus on and affirm perfect health, inspired ideas and actions will come forth to assist them towards improving their health. For example, they may receive guidance towards some alternative healing modalities that they begin to incorporate into their life which helps them to feel better. From this point their positive affirmation could move into “I am manifesting perfect health.” Then as they continue to follow their guidance on how to heal and they take the appropriate actions towards healing, hopefully they will reach a point where they can affirm “I am in perfect health!”
4. Keep Your Positive Affirmations in Present Tense
Louise Hay points out the importance of always saying your affirmations in the present tense. For example, typical affirmations would start: “I have…....” or “I am………” which is affirming the present tense. If you say, “I am going to……” or “I will have………..” then your thought stays out there in the future.
For example, rather than saying, “I am going to meet the man/woman of my dreams” say, “I am now attracting the man/woman of my dreams” and feel how good it feels to meet this person! Instead of saying, “I will have a career that I love someday” say, “I have a career that I love!” and focus on the aspects of what you like in your current career or the qualities that you do want in a career that may not be present in your current position. Or, if you are in a job that you really don’t like and affirming that you have a career that you love just does not feel true and is therefore a contradiction, you could change the wording to, “A career that I love is manifesting for me now!”
Note: Focusing on what you do have rather than what you don’t have is an important part of the affirmation process because it increases your vibration (so that you feel good) and keeps you moving in the direction of manifesting your desires. Focusing on what you do have attracts more of what you want to you and the reverse is also true - focusing on what you don’t have brings you more of what you don’t want.
5. Launch your affirmations forth with thought AND emotion
The first 4 steps of this affirmation process showed you how to create a Positive Affirmation. Steps 5 & 6 will take you into the process of manifesting what you are affirming. An important ingredient in manifesting your affirmations is: Don’t just say or think about your affirmations…FEEL them! In Creating Money, Sanya and Roman write: “The emotions behind your thoughts determine the speed at which you manifest. If you truly want something, it will come much more rapidly than if you are lukewarm about wanting it. Generate excitement about having what you want. Make it so real in your imagination that you can almost touch it, see it, or feel the feelings you will have when it comes to you. Think of it frequently and with intensity, and also be willing to detach and let it come in whatever way is best.” Spend some time each day when you are feeling good, to focus on your affirmation with positive thought and emotion.
6. Take Action by recognizing, trusting and following Divine Guidance
This final step to this affirmation process acknowledges that while we focus on our affirmations with positive thought and emotion, our desires may manifest “out of the blue”. However, there will be times when we receive divine guidance that prompts us to take specific actions. Trust your intuition and follow thru on inspired ideas as they come to you. Following this Guidance is an important part of the Affirmation Process as it will lead you towards and to your heart’s desires.
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