"Why Do Some
Affirmations *Work* - and Others Don't?" By Jeff Staniforth
By definition, an affirmation is a statement repeated time and again either
verbally or mentally -- or written down. The words of the affirmation
statement - in themselves -when spoken, thought of, or written *without* a
pictorial (visualized) or emotional connection -- make a very weak
Affirmations, when worded correctly -- and when emotionally charged - are
able to tap into the unlimited creative power of your subconscious mind, and
manifest your desires.
Affirmations are not all created equal. Some are, of course, better
than others. There are *power affirmations* that have been proven
again and again to work - and I'll reveal some of them in a moment.
When you examine the structure of these power affirmations, you, too, can
learn how to create your own powerful affirmations for your specific
Consider the following:
"I am what I choose to be."
"All my needs are met instantaneously."
"I love and accept myself exactly as I am."
"_____________ comes to me easily and effortlessly."
(Fill in the blank with what you desire.)
"I am now perfectly healthy in body, mind and spirit."
"I now create my wonderful, ideal life."
What do the above power affirmations have in common?
1) They're stated in the present tense.
An affirmation is more effective when stated in the present tense. For
example; "I now have a wonderful job." Avoid affirming something in the
future tense, e.g. "I am going to have a wonderful job" or the results will
always be waiting to happen.
2) They express a positive statement.
Affirmations need to be stated in the most positive terms possible.
Avoid negative statements. Affirm what you do want, rather than what
you don't want. For example: "I am no longer sick." This is a negative
statement. Instead, affirm: "I am now perfectly healthy in body,
mind and spirit." This statement is much more powerful as it is positive and
reinforces your desired goal and doesn't confuse your subconscious mind with
the mention of the undesirable condition.
3) They're short and specific.
Short affirmations are easy to say, and have a far greater impact at the
subconscious level than those which are long and wordy. Keeping them
specific and to the point adds power as the idea is uncluttered by
The mechanics that make affirmations powerful are:
Repetition The importance of repetition cannot be overemphasized. It
imprints the affirmation into your subconscious mind.
Emotions Get involved, be passionate, and use your emotions. Think
carefully about the meaning of the words as you repeat them rather than just
writing, typing or saying them.
Persistence Practicing affirmations with persistence achieves results much
sooner than practicing them periodically. Successive sessions will
have a compounding effect.
Belief You don't necessarily have to believe your affirmation initially,
in order for it to work. Belief will grow with your forthcoming
successes. What you do need is the ability to *feel* what it would be like
when the desire you're affirming is fulfilled, or your need met. Every time
that you have a need -- and that need is met -- a certain "feeling" is
produced in you. You need to evoke that same feeling when you state
your affirmation. In other words, you need to feel with every fiber of your
being that what you desire has already happened. Without this feeling,
your affirmation is powerless.
Impress Yourself Personalize your affirmations. They must *resonate* with you --
feel right for you. The stronger your connection with the affirmation, the
deeper the impression it makes on your mind, and the sooner you will
experience positive results.
So there you have it - the simple formula for creating affirmations that
work. Based on the above, you can easily create your own affirmations
to manifest any desire or need you have in life.
TIP: Although the practice of
affirmations is easy, some people find it challenging to repeat the
affirmations continuously while maintaining the highly charged emotional
state necessary in making affirmations work.
DID YOU KNOW...
you can use your computer to make the affirmation process effortless - and
that you can automate those challenging aspects (such as maintaining
highly charged emotions), and thereby, manifest your desires more quickly?
"How Can I Use
to Attract Money and Material Possessions?"
By Jeff Staniforth
So you desire to gain material things in life? Affirmations are usually
effective in this respect - maybe even more so than with other desires
because material desires often come with stronger emotional attachments.
You'll recall that in my previous article,
"Why Do Some Affirmations *Work*
- and Others Don't?" (Above) I emphasized that affirmations that are emotionally
charged are the ones most likely to work. So when you are emotionally
connected to your desire for material things, you can use the power of
affirmations to see how quickly your need is manifested!
Power Affirmations for Attracting Money: If your desire is to have an abundance of money to fill your needs, practice
this affirmation: "I always have an abundance of money to meet all my
needs." Repeat it several times, then stop affirming. Be silent while
knowing, visualizing, and feeling how it is to already have the amount of
money you desire. Feel as though it has already happened, and that all your
needs are more than satisfied. While in this state, hold yourself open to
all the ways and means by which you will have money flow into your life to
meet your every need.
Following are other power affirmations for abundant supply. Choose the
affirmations that feel appropriate to you --those that resonate with you, or
strike an emotional chord. It is important that the words feel comfortable
to you and are in line with who you are. Feel free to create one for your
specific need by substituting other words that have special meaning to you:
Affirmations of Abundant Supply:
I am now open to receive.
Life is easy, I have an abundance of whatever I need.
I now have surplus, all my needs are being met.
I have unlimited abundance.
I now give and receive freely.
This is a rich universe and there is plenty for all of us.
I now live in a rich and loving universe.
Money comes to me easily and effortlessly.
I am always supplied with whatever I need.
I move forward with an expectancy of my greatest good.
I look for and receive a bountiful supply.
My greatest good is coming to me NOW.
The last affirmation was a turning point for me personally.
I've since created about 20 variations of this affirmation, and created a
screen saver I call "My Ideal Relationship With Money". And, for a limited
time only, I am giving this "Invest in your future" screen saver away for
Free when you purchase the Sculptor3 program. For details, go to
TIP: How to Maintain the
Emotional Charge of Your Affirmations
Most people who practice affirmations experience the challenge of
maintaining the emotional charge of their affirmations. That's because
although the power of thought is amazingly strong, it remains strong for a
short period of time. Its quality changes and tends to diminish with each
For example: Suppose you recite an affirmation such as: "All my needs are
met instantaneously." The affirmation produces a feeling, and you understand
and connect with the affirmation at a certain level. But when you continue
repeating the affirmation, "All my needs are met instantaneously," again and
again, the thought seldom maintains the same level of emotion previously
achieved. With each repetition, you tend to lose the mental picture of what
the words mean, and they start to have less meaning.
Affirmations that are meaningless fail to reach deep enough to touch the
limitless powers of your subconscious mind.
To prevent this from happening, I've developed the software program called
Sculptor3, which combines affirmations
with 7 of the best results-amplifying technologies that are tested and
proven to increase the power and speed of manifestation. Discover how to tap
into the power of computerization to take the power of your affirmations to
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