Thursday, April 16, 2009

How to know affirmations work

You may have read about the benefits of affirmations. You possibly have tried your own affirmations and nothing has changed. In a spate of frustration, you give up, temporarily.

So how can you tell if affirmations are working? What evidence can be found in your life?

Do you feel like you have to struggle to make ends meet? Has anybody asked you, "what's wrong with you", and you reply that you have alot on your mind? Are you in deep concern over somebody whom you care about? Do you feel like there is never enough time? What are the deep concerns that create your anxieties?

When a problem, or problems repeat themselves over and over again in your mind, you are affirming these circumstances to your subconscious mind. Your subconscious mind is an incredible faculty which delivers every consistant thought back at you. Should you worry about not having enough money, that thought becomes like a record which skips and stays in the same place. Not enough, skip, not enough, skip, not enough, skip. Without you knowing, you are doing an affirmation. Negative affirmations, which are things unwanted, are just as powerful as positive affirmations. Your subconscious mind is so very obedient, dwell on problems and it gives you reason to have problems.

Good News! When you grasp this concept it begins a new path to creating the things which you do want. The question arises, how can one think positive statements when all this stuff is happening. The answer is simple, it is merely, "you can".

Different things work for different people, so you will have to customize some things to be of the best benefit for you. Start by thinking of things you don't want. If you were able to trade away all your problems for something else, what would that something else be? Write down your ideas and repeat it to yourselves. When you write an affirmation, make it in the present moment. A statement of "I am happy with my life, and I approve of everything I do", is many times better than "I wish I was happy with my life, and I need to do better". There is much to overcome when negative affirmations are running amok. Yet by repeating your what you do want over and over to yourself, the negative begins to subside.

When you feel stuck and your positive affirmations last for several days and the negativity jumps on your back again, where can you turn? As a suggestion, Dudley and Dean Evenson have created a year of guided meditations. Every week you will receive in your email a new set of positive, life altering affirmative statements, designed to give you positive principles and ways to become your highest self. There is a perfection deep inside of you which no amount of problems can cover over, and perhaps allowing someone else to tell you this will set you on your path to personal freedom.