What are Affirmations?
The dictionary defines #affirmations as:
…the action or process of affirming, proclaiming and or acknowledging something as true, current and evident.
A possible reframe of an affirmation is prayer. Prayer is an acknowledgement, celebration and gratitude from faith of a current state. Another reframe is meditation, which is to see something as it is from Source. Devotion, by contrast, is the celebration of a current state of the meditation or prayer.
- (KJV) James 1:5-7
- 5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
- 6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
- 7 For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord.
- (NLT) Luke 11:5-10
- 5 Then, teaching them more about prayer, he used this story: “Suppose you went to a friend’s house at midnight, wanting to borrow three loaves of bread. You say to him,
- 6 ‘A friend of mine has just arrived for a visit, and I have nothing for him to eat.’
- 7 And suppose he calls out from his bedroom, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is locked for the night, and my family and I are all in bed. I can’t help you.’
- 8 But I tell you this—though he won’t do it for friendship’s sake, if you keep knocking long enough, he will get up and give you whatever you need because of your shameless persistence.
- 9 “And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.
- 10 For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.
There is a clear foundation for the affirmation, prayer, and or meditation being founded on faith in the present, which is current, not future or past tense.
For those who practice the Buddhist faith, affirmations are not essential, rather, it is a method of balancing self with all things and Creation. During affirmations in the Buddhist faith, it is expected that visualisation accompanies meditation, affirmation, and or prayer. Essentially, a proclamation of evidence, expectation and appreciation.
Science has also identified that the things which we observe and our expectations of that which we observe tend to transform to our expected result which is why there are double-blind tests. In short, that which you think and feel intensely about most persistently becomes true around you. It makes sense that you would meditate, pray and or have affirmations about that which is most desirable for your life. Habitually conditioning your conscious mind in this way reprograms your unconscious mind, which is the key to creation.
Remember, you are not attracting anything to you. You are calling forth that which is already inside you.
Do Affirmations Work?
The art of creating, manifesting and receiving everything you want from for your life starts with your intentions and faith. Your true self is not being reflected back to you from a mirror. Your true self is not your 5-senses. You are without beginning or end and always expanding. That which designed you is inside you and all around you. There is no other; there is only You.
It is necessary to understand this for you to understand why affirmations work. The ingredients of a proper affirmation are:
- Intense emotional certainty;
Your affirmation or prayer or meditation needs to have those ingredients for it to be effective. To ask if affirmations work is similar to asking if Natural Law applies to everyone.
You can create your own affirmations. In doing so, a few simple guidelines are to keep them simple (one or two sentences). Make them a current proclamation of appreciation and sing and or smile when you are saying them. It is impossible to be angry or sad when you sing and or smile.
Visualise, with intense emotional jubilance and certainty, recite aloud, read and write them down your affirmations x4 or more times a day. This will build your conditioning and strength. While belief is not entirely necessary, it is definitely helpful. Here are some examples to get you started:
- ABUNDANCE CONTINUOUSLY FLOWS FROM AND INTO ME;
- MY BEING IS ABUNDANCE;
- I AM THE MANIFESTATION OF ALL GREATNESS;
- MY FEELINGS, THOUGHTS AND ACTIONS ARE ABUNDANCE;
- AS AN ABUNDANT BEING, I ALWAYS HAVE EVERYTHING I NEED AND WANT;
- I APPRECIATE THE ABUNDANCE THAT I AM TO MYSELF AND OTHERS;
- WHO I AM BEING MANIFESTS ABUNDANCE AT ALL TIMES;
- I AM SURROUNDED BY ABUNDANT PEOPLE AND CREATIVITY;
- MY LIFE POURS FORTH WEALTH AND FREEDOM;
- I CELEBRATE THE ABUNDANCE I AM IN LIFE FREQUENTLY;
- MY INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL COMMUNICATION IS LOVE;
- I AM ABUNDANCE AND LOVE.
- I RADIATE LOVE AND VITALITY.
- I AM LOVE EVERYDAY, ALL DAY.
- I TRUST GOD IS ALWAYS SEEKING TO BLESS ME
- I AM FAITH.
- I AM READY AND ALWAYS PRESENT.
- I AM CHERISHED & LOVED.
- ALL OF MY DESIRES ARE GROWING BIGGER AND BIGGER.
- I AM MASTERFUL AT MANIFESTING MY DESIRES ALL THE TIME RIGHT NOW.
- I CHOOSE FREEDOM IN FINANCES, HEALTH AND LOVE RIGHT NOW.
- IT IS FUN BEING ON MY JOURNEY.
- I AM FULL OF JOY AND ABUNDANCE AND ACCEPT OVERFLOWING WEALTH NOW.
- I AM ALWAYS LEARNING NEW WAYS TO GENERATE MORE WEALTH.
- I FORGIVE MYSELF AND OTHERS FOR HAVING DOUBT AND BEING OUT OF INTEGRITY.
- I HAVE MORE INTEGRITY EVERY DAY.
- IT’S BEAUTIFUL TO ALWAYS PUT MYSELF FIRST.
- THE PERFECT AVALANCHE OF PERPETUAL MONEY IS INSIDE ME AND SEEKING TO MANIFEST.
- MORE AND MORE MONEY COMES TO ME EFFORTLESSLY AND FREQUENTLY.
- MORE AND MORE MONEY IS FLOWING FROM ME NATURALLY!
- I AM THE EMBODIMENT OF FAITH WITH MY THOUGHTS, FEELINGS AND ACTIONS.
- WEALTH FLOWS INTO AND FROM MY LIFE EXPERIENCE IN EXTREME ABUNDANCE EVERY MOMENT.
Regardless of the past or current state of relationships in your family (or lack thereof), your internal language in the present is transformative. Avoid recounting unresourceful stories you made up about your family from the past and focus on Love. Forgiveness from the context of Ho’oponopono is an excellent way of clearing your connection to past unresourceful meanings you may have erected and create new nurturing bountiful opportunities.
Your health is in its current state because of your persistent thoughts, feelings and intense #emotions that have anchored and created that reality. Your transformation of abundance is already inside your DNA because you are made of Love. #Faith is not a construct of what can be perceived by your senses. Faith is an attribute of Source. When you are aligned with Source, you are able to feel your true nature which is explosive vitality and abundance.
Affirmations for your lifestyle need to be not based upon what you ‘think’ is realistic, safe or logical. Realistic is plastic and moves based upon your #belief systems. As you choose to live your life in alignment with #Source, you will dream bigger, more expansive and create opportunities that could not have been possible by staying ‘safe.’ You get to know yourself more through the interactions you have with people around you. The more conversations and connections you make, the greater your capacity to expand #possibility.
The difference between you and billionaires on the planet such as #OprahWinfrey and others is in how you focus and persistently think, feel and allow intense emotions to grow. Universal Law works the same for all of humanity and the environment we are in.
You are made of Love. Love has no beginning or end and is constantly #expanding. It is greater than a force of nature and leaves everything new and transformed in its wake. You are Love. Your Love affirmations can be a present celebration, with a knowing expectation of #growth. Love is everywhere. You do not need to seek for a partner or a relationship because you are that which you seek. It is inside you. Allow it to be in the same way an acorn does not fret about becoming a tree. It is present and content always knowing that its destiny is to thrive in whatever environment it shall be in.
Relationships affirmations are more than for connection with others or a partner. The first relationship is to self. Self is expansive and all around you. The thoughts, feelings, stories and intense emotions you decide to focus on form the quality of your #relationships. Acknowledging your divinity allows you to see ‘self’ expanded to everyone and thing you come in contact with.
Wealth is an autonomously growing, self-sustaining accumulation of things which expand the illusion of security. It also makes available more prolific opportunities in your life. Part of your purpose is to expand. You expand through the varied experiences you have throughout your life. Wealth is not merely an accumulation of money. It is everything. Because you are Love, you are also everything. Your #wealth is directly proportional to your acceptance of your divine nature and alignment with Source in how you live your life.
Affirmations are a tool or vehicle in the #manifestation process. When you ‘ask’ or pray, ensure it is in #Love and 100% certainty and celebration. You want to be #emotionally enveloped by your #celebration because the divine field does not hear your voice. It connects with your emotional frequency and direction and focus. It is not the words or your voice that matters; it is your #energy. The manifestation of your #desire happens immediately upon your alignment with Spirit. If you feel conflicted by this, you are welcome to get in contact with me to discuss the specifics of your situation and we can map it to Universal Law together.
Every thought and feeling has an energy and a #reward or consequence. You have the capacity to condition your way of being to greater #alignment with Spirit. Connect with a community who is going in the direction you desire and support ‘others’ to be the same.
Blessings, abundance and #bliss are not arriving from outside you.
They are coming from inside you.
For more specifics on steps you can take to be aligned with #Spirit in every aspect of the life you design, watch the Facebook Live webinar, #UNLIMITEDYOU every Tuesday and Thursday at AEST Brisbane 12:00 (GMT+10) on fb.com/gyestone or watch the replay anytime from fb.com/groups/lovebodies.