Hey friends, I am really excited to chat about this topic with you today. I wanted to provide an easy-to-understand Affirmation guide to help you get started or improve upon your practice.
Affirmations along with frequency healing are basically the beginnings of my journey to spirituality. It has helped me overcome and conquer some of my most difficult demons, they have helped me reprogram behaviours and patterns, and they have helped me choose to live a happier life.
Affirmation Guide: Positive vs Negative
We are always saying affirmations, whether positive or negative, depending on our consciousness of what we are saying to ourselves.
Negative affirmations come in the way of shame, blame, guilt, and fear. How often can you recall calling yourself silly or getting upset with yourself for something you said or did – how could I, or I am so dumb, etc.
And it is completely within our DNA to have negative self-talk. Still, if we become aware of the conversations we have with ourselves and practise positive self-talk – positive affirmations.
By being consistent with positive affirmations, it will begin to re-wire your neuropathways so you can default to positive self-talk. And not only that, but when you commit to positively talking to yourself, you begin to take responsibility for your thoughts and emotions, which will allow you to be more aware of what is happening within yourself.
The best part of making this change is it will help you align your thoughts and feelings, which will help you become clear on what you want and help you manifest it into your reality.
When we get stuck in our DNA’s default to the negative, it will manifest the things that we don’t actually want.
With manifestation, it doesn’t really care about what you don’t want; it only hears the desire. So even if you are saying please no, I do want this thing. The thing is going to happen. We have to default in positive to say this is what I want. So example – if I wanted to manifest more money, I wouldn’t be saying I never have enough money. I need more. (how many of us do that though, right?) I would say I am calling in, let’s say $2,000 this month and remove any feelings I might be having towards scarcity.
Affirmation Guide: How Affirmations Work
Affirmations are positive statements that can help you to challenge and overcome self-sabotaging and negative thoughts. When you repeat them often and believe in them, you can start to make positive changes.
Some people may view this as simply wishful thinking, and you know, in the beginning, it might feel that way. But our brains are very powerful and not very well studied in the grand sense of things. If we can re-wire the neuropathways and default more towards a positive way of thinking, we have won half the battle. The other half being ego, but we will get into that topic another day.
Try looking at positive affirmations this way: many of us do repetitive exercises to improve our physical health, and affirmations are like exercises for our mind and outlook. These positive mental repetitions can reprogram our thinking patterns so that, over time, we begin to think – and act – differently.
The more you workout your positive affirmations and thought patterns, the healthier your brain and energy will become. Remember that your brain is also a muscle, and it has a lot of working parts. When we fall into depression and negative talk, or negative self-talk, it weakens the muscle.
A stronger sense of self-worth makes you more likely to improve your own well-being. So, for example, if you’re worried that you eat too much and don’t get enough exercise, using affirmations to remind yourself of your values can spur you on to change your behaviour.
And for any of my tapping friends out there, I recommend tapping while doing affirmations. This will help build the pathway even faster, and as a bonus, any affirmations that make you feel conflicted, you can tap to get to the root of the issue.
For example, if you are trying to say “I am worthy of love,” but it’s not resonating and actually making you feel negative or even physically ill, you can turn to your tapping to investigate further as to why you feel this isn’t true.
I recommend writing down affirmations that feel the most accurate to you. Or, if you are using any of my affirmation meditation videos, I suggest only repeating the ones that resonate with you until you can build up enough positivity to start introducing more affirmations that feel true.
Affirmation Guide: The Effects on the Brain
I feel I have touched base on this already, but let’s get scientific a little here today.
Our brains are basically a bunch of electrical currents, and they all have predetermined pathways. Within these pathways, there are nodes, and these nodes are our experiences that have created certain programs, behaviours, or pathways, if you will.
When we are born, these pathways are completely clear and travel perfectly. There is nothing that makes it create a new direction – the nodes. So, think of the nodes as a barricaded pathway. Some events happened in our life that changed the direction of the pathway, now creating certain behaviours or even triggers.
When the triggers are hit, these nodes bring up the excruciating memory that made the node place itself there in the first place.
By choosing to heal the body, you heal the mind, and there are many modalities that you can use, but for me, the biggest impact I had was affirmation tapping. (I will talk about tapping more in an upcoming video/blog)
Using affirmations can actually remove or heal those nodes to open up the pathways again, and you will lose the triggers of that event that the node has placed. Rewiring the neuropathways. This will boost confidence, self-esteem, release fears and anxiety, and clear space in the mind and body to clarify what you want to bring in, create, and/or manifest into your reality.
Affirmation Guide: How to do Affirmations
It’s a fairly simple process, and I have already discussed how you can do it. Depending on where you are at in your journey will determine where you should start.
Overall though, there is no real wrong way to do it. I will say this if you are truly struggling with your worth and your self-esteem, work your way up to affirmations. Some studies have actually proven that affirmations can negatively affect people who are feeling truly “blue.” Find something that will spark a little bit of joy for you. Perhaps trying a simple meditation practice first to lift your spirits may help. Or you can always reach out to me for a reiki treatment and go from there.
New – This is for my people that are brand new to healing themselves. Unless you find an affirmation meditation that you truly feel connected to, I wouldn’t start there. I would actually start by finding 5 things that you are grateful for and turn those into affirmations.
For example, your gratitude is; I am grateful for my home – affirmation; I am a stable provider.
I am grateful for my family – affirmation; I am a loved family member.
And so on.
Some experience – You’ve done some work and are more aware of yourself and your feelings than you used to be. I would recommend affirmation meditations and repeating the ones that resonate in your mind. And to create a short list of 5 that you start your day with on your own, then get into affirmation meditation.
Well-versed – This is for the well-rounded spiritual being; they’ve done lots of inner work and are pretty good with their thoughts and actions. For you guys, I would create your own list of affirmations to repeat daily and think of what you want to call in more of in your life. You can also follow any affirmation meditation that resonates with you. Be incredibly bold with your affirmations, you’ve healed a lot, and you can manifest any desire – the only limit is the limit your mind will set.
List of affirmations
You can use this list to create your affirmations; pick and choose the ones that feel good and spark joy.
You can also find all of these affirmations recorded on my YouTube channel as a meditation.
I am light
I am love
I am beautiful
I am exactly as I am meant to be
I am free of burdens.
I am free of fear
I am worthy of my dreams.
I am capable of creating my reality.
I am divine in nature.
I am the creator of my dreams.
I am the creator of my reality.
I am the saviour of my mind.
I am one with the universe.
I am free to express my deepest desires.
I am willing to see beyond limits.
I can release all that no longer serves me.
I accept divine guidance.
I am accepted completely.
I accept myself exactly as I am
I believe in myself
I acknowledge my own self-worth.
I am not my mistakes.
I find lessons in the good and the bad.
I am proud of myself.
I am successful
I deserve love
I deserve compassion
I deserve empathy
Today I choose happiness.
I honour the commitments I make to myself.
I am at peace with who I am
I am allowed to say no.
I receive what I give.
I am brave
I am bold
I am intelligent
I will be kind to myself and others.
I am grateful for all that I am
I am grateful for all that I have.
I am better today than I was yesterday.
I am expanding and growing.
I accept change
I celebrate myself
I am enough exactly as I am
I am limitless – anything is possible.
I am willing to step out of my comfort.
I am willing to rise to my purpose.
I am willing to find solutions to any problems.
I matter to myself and others.
I am important
I am grateful for each day.
I am worthy of good things.
I am a powerful person.
I find power and peace from within
I am resilient
I am supportive
I am empowered
I am needed
I am mighty
I am genuine
I speak my truth freely.
Everything I need is within me.
I am energized
I overcome challenges with ease.
I am motivated to rise.
I am calm
I am whole
I am balanced
I trust my voice
I trust my heart
I trust my mind
I have infinite possibilities.
I am inspired
I am unstoppable
I am willing to ask for what I want.
I am courageous
I am the attractor of all good things.
I embrace my emotions.
I am secure
I can show up for myself and others.
I believe in myself completely.
I support myself
I am ready to receive love.
I can change my pattern.
I choose to see peace.
My presence is my power.
I find peace when I connect to my breath.
I give more of what I want to receive.
I trust in my intuition.
I trust the process of life.
It is safe for me to love myself.
I am part of the Universal design.
I choose to live in the present.
I lovingly forgive myself.
I am filled with joy.
I am at ease
Thank you so much for being here, and if you are reading this, please know that I am cheering you on. You can do this, and you are completely worthy of living your best and happiest life – it all comes down to choice.
Until next time,
Relevate the Day