I’m totally sure that our thoughts and feelings create our reality. I’ve experienced it so many times and successfully manifested good things (and bad things if I allow myself to dwell upon negative thoughts for too long), so these days I’m really conscious about what I think and what I focus on. I feel that most people way undervalue the power of words we say to ourselves and people around us.
Affirmations are the sentences/ideas that you repeat to yourself until they become your natural thinking and behaving patterns. It’s like a wishlist that you state to your mind again and again, until it fully accepts it as a true. And this is where the magic happens- once you believe in something you start to attract such things to your life and behave according to your new beliefs.
I knew about affirmations and tried them here and there for many years but until last year I never really gave them enough practice. The biggest change was when I read the book “The miracle morning” which suggested affirmations as one of the main parts of your morning routine. I’m always reading some personal development books and experimenting with different suggestions I find there and this time I really felt like I want to experiment with affirmations. I had a few themes I wanted to work with and chose my affirmations accordingly. For example I knew I want to become more feminine and intuitive and I was really bad at decision making. Now I feel like I already fixed the one with decision making and improved a lot on the other ones.
So how do you start using affirmations? The way I do it is this: whenever I read a book or article online and find an idea that I know I don’t fully believe or behave like that, but I would like to integrate it into my life and beliefs I write it down in my journal where I have few pages for affirmations. This way I’ve gathered a variety of different affirmations that I can afterwards read/tell to myself during my morning routine. You can also make your own affirmations when you want to create a certain changes in your belief system or behaviour.
For inspiration I will share with you some of my favorite affirmations, firstly from other people:
From “The Big Leap”:
“I expand in abundance, success & love every day as I inspire those around me to do the same”
“I’m always under direct inspiration, I make right decisions, quickly”
“Infinite Spirit, reveal to me the way, let me know if there is anything for me to do”
“Infinite Spirit, open the way for the Divine design of my life to manifest; let the genius within me now be released; let me see clearly the perfect plan”
“I have a perfect work
In a perfect way
I give a perfect service
For perfect pay”
“God is my unfailing supply and large sums of money come to me quickly, under grace, in perfect ways”
From Melissa Ambrossini:
“I have bountiful energy and vibrant health”
From Luise Hay ( these affirmations are from her book “You can heal your life”)
“I’m a Divine expression of life, I love and accept myself where I am right now”
“I’m a decisive person. I follow through and support myself with love”
“I now choose to make my life light and easy and joyful”
“I easily flow with the change. My life is Divinely guided and I’m always going in the best direction.”
“I trust the process of life. I easily ask for what I want, life supports me”
“Divine creativity flows through me”
“I trust my intuition and how it feels, and it leads me wonderfully”
Now how do you create your own affirmations? You can simply create statements that you want to believe in and which you want to be true for you. Another way to create affirmations which is supposed to be very efficient is this:
“I am committed to (precise action) so that I could (precise result) by the (precise date).”
For example: “I’m committed to running in the morning 3 times a week so that I could successfully run a marathon by the end of summer”
Though it’s often recommended and seems to be logical (there is a why and a precise, time-bound goal) but I found that for me personally this formulation is a bit too masculine and doesn’t evoke any feelings and therefore doesn’t inspire change. I need to imagine and feel the result when I’m reading the affirmation to make it work, but as everyone of us is different I wanted to include this approach, too.
Here are some of my own affirmations that I love to use:
“I allow myself to play, create and have fun”
“I’m wonderful at expressing myself, helping others and making a difference to the world”
“It’s safe for me to let my heart and inspiration lead”
“It’s safe for me to create my life exactly as I like”
Have you ever tried affirmations? What are your favorite ones? What would you like to believe and be if you could create anything?
With love & inspiration,
P.S. I want to share with you few other things this week.
A song I found and love so much (ah, those Icelandic people always have something magical) and also that there is a giveaway of a gorgeous Drop bottle (remember my post last week?) on my Instagram account until Monday! To be able to win you have to follow my account, Drop bottle account and comment under the Drop bottle picture in my IG account telling which colour of the 4 you would choose! I will announce the winner next Monday on my IG :) The give away is for Europe, USA and Australia.