7 Simple Secrets to CREATING and ATTRACTING Everything You Want in Life through the Power of Affirmations – by Jonathan Parker
STEP 1 – Determine, very specifically, what you want and write it
This brings focus to all you do. What you expect is what tends to manifest. If
you worry or are anxious that is your mental expectancy that something you
don’t want to happen might happen. On the other hand, you probably have
seen some people who are like a cat and always land on their feet. They seem to be blessed by a lucky star because good things seem to keep happening to them. This results from an inner belief that they deserve to be successful. We tend to become what we think about. Make a list of all that you want in your life.
STEP 2 – Put your desires into a short positive phrases or
sentences written in the present tense.
The mind cannot hold two opposing beliefs at the same time. If a person tries to do this they end up in conflict which undermines their overall goals.
Eliminate all negative words from your affirmations. For instance, you would not want to say, “I am not nervous and I don’t worry.” You don’t want to create a negative word picture for the subconscious mind to fixate on, so you would say, “I am calm, relaxed, and confident.” You wouldn’t want to say, “I am not tired all the time.” You would say, “I am energized and filled with vitality.” A general affirmation could be: “Everyday and in every way I am happy, healthy, and prosperous.” Be sure to word your desires in the present tense. You want your affirmations to be presented as if they are already accomplished facts. For example, you can utilize affirmations like the ones below to solidify a positive attitude toward yourself.
- · I am calm and relaxed.
- · I feel good about myself.
- · I respect and value myself.
- · I appreciate my body.
- · Every day I am becoming more positive and healthy.
The only exception to this rule is if you are dealing with a physical condition
such as a broken leg. In those cases you would use the progressive form of
the present tense to by-pass the mind rejecting the affirmation. So if you
were to say, “My arm is strong and healthy” your conscious mind would reject the statement as being untrue as evidenced by the fact that you are wearing a cast. So you could say, “Each day my arm is becoming more and more strong and healthy.”
Even suggestions for future events need to be worded in the present tense
such as, “Next Saturday I am automatically focused and energized as I play
Correct: I am… it is… I feel.
Incorrect: I will… It will be… I am going to…
STEP 3 – Empower & energize your affirmations by repeating
them with positive feelings.
Repetition with feeling is what embeds the positive directives into the
subconscious mind which in turn works like an autopilot to align your life with your beliefs.
One way to energize your affirmations with positive feelings is to
include words that trigger positive feelings. For example, wonderful,
powerful, radiant, exciting, beautiful, abundant, generous, vibrant, sparkling, thrilling, happy, fulfilling, etc.
Another way to put positive feelings into your affirmations is to center
yourself in your heart as you repeat them. To help you with this rest the palm of one of your hands on the center of your chest. Leave it there as you repeat your affirmations. As you do this you will notice it is easier to sense
joyfulness, beauty, peacefulness, happiness, and positive expectancy.
Here’s another big secret. By repeating your intentions in the form of
positive affirmations slowly, softly, and silently you connect with and become one with what the words and phrases represent. This deep connection with the words multiplies the effectiveness of the affirmations.
STEP 4 – Spend at least 10 uninterrupted minutes at a time
repeating your affirmations.
If you only repeat your affirmations a few times a day, you are not likely to
achieve the results you want. Of course, it is helpful to repeat your
affirmations at odd moments throughout the day, but to maximize the
effectiveness of your program you need to be focused on your affirmations for an uninterrupted minimum of ten minutes each day. If you can do it for ten minutes more than once a day so much the better.
STEP 5 – Repeat the affirmations slowly with your eyes closed
while you are in a relaxed state, at least some of the time.
When you are deeply relaxed, the subconscious is most receptive and the
door is open for you to remove old negative mental patterns and replace
them with new positive beliefs that can permanently change any area of your life affected by your beliefs.
There are two times of the day that this occurs naturally and
automatically–when you are going to sleep and when you are waking
up. For instance, you have probably noticed that when you awaken from a
deep, restful sleep and are lying in bed with your eyes closed; your mind is
quiet. You are there in bed, fully aware and awake, but your conscious brain
activity hasn’t gotten into full swing yet. It is during the times that you can
most easily access your subconscious mind.
To help you get the most out of your positive affirmations repeat them out
loud or sub-vocally. That means to form the words with your lips and tongue
even if no one hears what you are saying. It is similar to a whisper.
Formulating your intentions and desires into specific word phrases increases
the level of focus to most effectively reach the subconscious mind. Then when you repeat the statements over and over the subconscious mind will
eventually accept the new programming.
STEP 6 – Find pictures that represent what you want in your life
and put a positive affirmation on the picture.
Put it where you will see it every day, such as on your bathroom mirror or
your refrigerator. The subconscious mind responds well to symbols so pictures are a good way to embed the outcomes you want in your subconscious.
Another way to do this is to find a word or phrase which symbolizes the
feeling and content of what you want to have in your life. For instance, if you
are having trouble sleeping, some good symbols would be an image of a baby peacefully sleeping while you say to yourself, “sleep like a baby.” Another image you could use is a “peaceful lake.” These are called trigger words. If you want to lose weight, you can have a picture in mind of the weight and size that is your goal and couple it with trigger words such as “size 10,” or “slender and attractive.”
STEP 7 – After you are finished repeating your affirmations,
remain in a peaceful state, and let the affirmations integrate.
This is also a good time to bring an inquiry to mind. Speak into the stillness
and ask for clarification or elaboration on the subject of your positive
affirmation practice. Such questions as, “Is there anything important for me
to know at this time?” Then be receptive to see or hear what arises.
Periodically ask, “Is there anything else I need to know,” or “tell me more.”
Allow the insights to bubble to the surface. They may come as flashes or
glimpses. Sometimes they come as single words, sometimes as feelings, and
at other times deeper insights unfold. Use whatever arises as springboards to formulate more positive affirmations for your next session.
About Jonathan Parker
For over thirty years, Jonathan Parker has been a counselor, author, and
creator of one of the largest libraries of audio recordings for personal
enrichment and self-directed growth in the world. To date people in more
than 75 countries around the world have benefited from his audio programs,
meditation retreats, classes and workshops.