So, what is an affirmation? It is a positive phrase that “affirms” or “declares” something that you want to instill into your mind. Daily affirmations are practiced consistently so these positive phrases get absorbed by your subconscious mind and you can direct your life in an intentional fashion.
The usual affirmation definition, however, leaves out the “faith and trust” element, which is why I'm writing this article.
In fact, having the belief and trust that any affirmation on your list of affirmations will come true is absolutely essential to making the kind of change you desire...
And, yes, I hear you saying right now, “But, Suzanne, I'm doing daily positive affirmations just so I can change my beliefs. Isn't that the point of doing daily affirmations?”
Well, yes it is...
And, no it's not... really.
It's more like the question, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?”
You see, when you are doing your self love affirmations, spiritual affirmations, self esteem affirmations, happiness affirmations, motivational affirmations or any other personal affirmations, you've got to “believe and trust” that the change is possible and that you've already “made the change” which you desire...
And this is where many people fall short of success with their daily positive affirmations.
If you really want to accelerate the success of your list of affirmations, then you want to include phrases such as:
I trust that I can....
I trust in the process that …
I believe this is possible.
In the case of self love affirmations, specifically, some positive phrases I like to include are:
"I trust myself to do my best."
"I trust in the process of what I am learning from my life."
"I believe that it is possible for me to love myself in better way."
"I easily forgive myself and trust my process."
"I trust myself to always act on my best behalf."
"I have compassion for myself in all that I do."
Once you start using the phrase “trust,” or if you prefer to use the term “faith,” then you must somehow find a way to instill the feeling of trust within yourself.
There are all sorts of ways to do this and you can experiment with finding a good way for you.
The important thing to remember is that you have to work on an "energetic" basis, rather than on an "intellectual" basis to invoke strong physical vibrations or "feelings" from your body.
In my Manifest Money: Build Your Energy to Manifest Money program, I offer a simple and effective exercise for instilling trust in yourself, as well as other energetic means of aligning yourself with “the Universe of your desires," whether those desires are to manifest money or to manifest other things in your life...
Including greater self love and self trust!
When you are practicing self love affirmations, self esteem affirmations or any other personal affirmations, remember to include affirmations of faith and trust so you are feeling that you already “believe” that it is possible to have a greater love for yourself and send out the vibration of “trust” to the Universe, to which it will respond quickly.
Another great way to get started off on the right foot with your affirmations is to use my How to Change Your Beliefs program that helps you "root out" the limiting beliefs that are stopping your daily affirmations from working.
Check out this list of affirmations article too...
List of Affirmations: Which Ones Are Vital Affirmations?
A list of affirmations can become very long and arduous to practice daily. The key is to make a daily affirmation list that includes short affirmations that get you....
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