Affirmations continued

If doubts or contradicting thoughts arise when saying an affirmation, don’t resist them or try to stop them. That will only give them power. Just let your doubts flow through your mind and then return to your positive statements and images.

Always phrase affirmations in the present tense, not in the future. Don’t express “ I will get a wonderful job," but instead “ I have a wonderful job.” This is not lying to yourself but acknowledging. Everything is created on the mental plane before it can manifest into objective reality. It is also a way of changing how we talk to ourselves.

Don’t feel discouraged if you don’t immediately feel successful with your affirmations. Remember that most of us have years of negative though patterns to overcome, so be patient. It has taken a lifetime to create your world the way it is. With perseverance you will succeed in creating what seems like miracles in your life.

Affirmations cannot be used to control the behavior of others or cause them to do anything against their will. Its effect is to dissolve our internal barriers to natural harmony and self realization, allowing everyone to manifest in their most positive way.

When you achieve your goal, be sure to acknowledge consciously to yourself that it has been completed. Often we achieve things we have been desiring and affirming and forget to even notice we have succeeded. So give yourself some appreciation. Do something wonderful, not just a pat on the back. Be sure to thank the universe for fulling your request.

Relax, sit or lie down, close your eyes and breathe deeply. Imagine something in your life you would like to affirm. Imagine it has already happened. Picture it, sense it, feel it. Now surround your visualization with a pink bubble. Pink is the color associated with the heart. If this color vibration surrounds whatever you visualize, it will bring to you that which is in perfect affinity for you. Now let the bubble go and imagine it floating off into the hands of the universe. Release it knowing the universe will bring this or something better to you.