1. Use affirmations in a wise and smart manner.
Creating an affirmation doesn’t sound too difficult to do but using words to support abundance can be misleading. Affirmations shouldn’t be paragraphs of information and they shouldn’t require you to stretch your imagination too far to make them so. You should be creating a path of ownership.
Here’s an example: “I have a brand new car” is not as powerful as “Look at my brand new red car.” One states the existence of the car far better than the other.
Here’s another one: “I have the perfect home” is not as powerful as “Look at the pictures of our new home!”
2. See it. Hear it. Taste it. Smell it. Touch it. Know it.
Using our previous example, when you say to yourself “Look at my brand new red car” see the car in your minds eye. See the brand, the make, the details, the perfect color red…see everything about it. Is it parked in your drive way or are you traveling in it and if so where are you going? The image in your mind is key to manifesting so practice visualizing and spend a few minutes every night before falling asleep creating the image in your mind.
3. Repetition is key. Repetition is key. Repetition is key.
Repeat an affirmation until you are completely convinced that you have what you want. It’s about ownership and the more you can reinforce your visuals the better. Using the affirmation and the visual image is an important weapon in fighting thinking that can take you down an opposing path. So use it when an opposing thought pops into your head.
Example: You are driving home in traffic, really snarly, bad traffic and you are getting yourself so worked up and frustrated that your thoughts are careening out of control and toward the desire to scream, yell and strangle someone. STOP! Shift your weight in your seat, smile and start seeing that brand new home you are now living in. See how peaceful and wonderful it is to hang out there, “Look at the pictures of our new home!” Makes heading home a much more productive trip, don’t you think?
As you develop your visualization and word skills you will notice shifts in your ability to obtain what you want. If you don’t see results right away, keep at it. Most people give up far too soon and some even accomplish one desire but not the second or third and think they have failed. Not so. It may just take a reassessment and new words to get it moving in the right direction.
If you have been working with an affirmation that does not seem to be working for you, send it to me through the comments and I will rewrite it for you here.
I direct good luck toward your personal goals and hope that you benefit from this information.