If you do a search on the Internet to get a definition for an affirmation, you'll come up with a lot of different “dictionaries” agreeing that an affirmation definition falls somewhere around these two terms:
1. The act of affirming that something exists or is true;
2. A statement or proposition that is declared to be true.
So, in simple terms, you are basically “affirming” or “declaring” that something is true. You do this all the time when you fill out a form with your mailing address and phone number...
You are affirming that your address and phone number are true. This is easy to do because you have a “tangible” address and phone number which already exist in this world where you live.
But, asking, “What is an Affirmation” when talking about using it to invoke the power of the Law of Attraction is quite another story.
When practicing daily positive affirmations where you are “affirming” something to be true because you want to enlist the power of the Universe to “turn it into reality” still fits into the above affirmation definition...
But, the difference here is that what you are affirming does not already exist as we know it in this world where we live.
In fact, the whole reason many people practice personal affirmations is to convince their minds that something already exists so it will materialize in this world where we live.
Now, if I've lost you there, you're not alone. This is where it gets confusing when people start out practicing daily affirmations because they are “affirming” something that doesn't already exist.
While this is one of the best law of attraction techniques, to achieve success with it, you've got to figure out how to feel the same way about the existence of whatever you are affirming...
As you feel when you are writing down your address and phone number.
It's the “belief and the feeling” that something already exists that gives all the affirmations on your list of affirmations the true power of the Universe to manifest the things that you desire.
So, now you see the difference between the feeling of having a tangible address that you are “affirming" or having to create in your mind the “feeling” of having something tangible that you are “affirming,” how do you write affirmations to do this?
When writing affirmations, the first thing to remember is to keep your affirmations positive and focused only on your desire. So, if you want to lose weight, focus on becoming thin, rather than thinking about losing weight.
Secondly, you want to tangibly create your desire somehow in this physical world...
Like painting it, or...
Sculpting it, or...
Test driving it, or...
Creating it in physical form that you can “feel” like it really does exist because it's sitting right there in front of you.
Then, when writing affirmations around this desire, have your “replica” in front of you so you feel like it already exists, and see how your mind feels comfortable “affirming” it.
You can do these techniques for any personal affirmations on your affirmation list if you remember that you are affirming the existence of something and can find ways to trick your mind into believing that they do exist.
When asking, “What is An Affirmation,” remember that it is simply affirming something that is true, whether it already exists in the world where we live (like your address), or whether it is something that you wish to create through the Law of Attraction.
To do it well, remember to keep your affirmations positive and focused on your exact desire and to find some way to create its existence in your world where you live today.
To help you find your priorities and find balance as you get started, it's a great idea to do something called a "personal development plan," so, I've written a free PD plan workbook, “How to Create Your Life.” Download my free PDF personal development - life plan workbook, which helps you create balance in your life as you move through change.
Another great way to get started off on the right foot 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.
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