By Lori Lines
Have you ever noticed that during those times you were convinced something would go wrong, it usually did? “I’m going to mess this speech up; they’re not going to like me; I am not good enough.” On the other hand, in those times when you were convinced you couldn’t fail, things tended to go smoothly and successfully. “I can’t lose; I just know there is a connection; I have what it takes.” While we all have varying degrees of psychic knowing, these self-fulfilling prophecies have more to do with mindset than intuitive premonitions.
Negative self-talk comes in many forms. It may sound factual, “I won’t get the raise,” prudent, “If I try, I’ll fail,” or like a realistic observation, “I am all alone.” Negative self-talk hinders our healing, growth, evolution, and ascension, creating adverse outcomes for ourselves and our lives.
We all have an occasional dark cloud floating across our clear mental skies. However, it can’t rain every day! The more negative thoughts we have, the more negativity they generate, causing our minds to assume a generally somber perspective. This sea of negativity can soon swell over our heads! Contributing to feelings of helplessness, worthlessness, and hopelessness. Wait, don’t get negative about negative thoughts. The sun can rise again!
Positive Affirmations to the Rescue!
One way affirmations help is by programming the mind to have positive expectations. Studies have shown when we have positive expectations, we have more positive experiences. For example, when chronic pain sufferers believe their pain will be more manageable and tolerable, they experience less pain! Affirmations like, “I will succeed, I am talented, or people like me” can reprogram the mind to focus on the positive and foster a sense of empowerment and control over our outcomes.
When we reframe our thoughts and experiences with positive words, they not only shift our perspective and alter our experience but also change our brain chemistry, structures, and processes, making affirmation practice both a quick fix and long-term solution for keeping negative ruminations at bay.
The Magic of Words
Positive affirmations are also powerful tools for manifestation and practicing the Law of Attraction. By gradually making positive affirmations a mainstay in your self-care routine, a shift will soon take place. The focus will go from neutralizing negative thoughts to amplifying positive intentions. Once you get the hang of them, you can use positive affirmations to fast-track your career, physical conditioning, relational prosperity, and personal development!
Because affirmations profoundly affect your life, it’s essential to wield their incredible power wisely. Affirmations influence the linguistic processing centers of the brain, meaning your words are precious. To make the most of this life-changing practice, follow the 3 Ps, phrasing your words in a tone that is present, positive, and powerful.
Present – State your affirmation as a current reality because it is if you believe it. Instead of I will be successful, say, I am successful. Or, in place of, I am going to find happiness, say, I am happy and filled with joy.
Positive – Don’t focus on what you don’t want. Focus on what you do want. Instead of, I will not fail, say, I am achieving my goals. Or, in place of, I will not lack for anything, say, I have more than enough.
Powerful –Use constructive, empowering language whenever possible. Instead of, I will be abundant, say, I am abundant. Or, in place of I can find love, say, I am attracting the love I desire.
Creating life-changing affirmations is like crafting a spell. Your words are the magical ingredients needed to conjure up the best version of who you are and your best life!
There are three more special ingredients, perhaps the most essential for crafting transformative affirmations. The first two are confidence and conviction. To truly weave magic with your words, you need to genuinely believe in yourself, your ability to manifest your desires, and the Universe’s ultimately generous nature.
Remind yourself as often as necessary that you are capable and deserving and that the Universe has infinite abundance for all who dare to dream and believe.
The final ingredient? Gratitude! Gratitude turns what we have into enough. It is the secret sauce, the cornerstone, the missing puzzle piece! Be grateful for what you have, what you are attracting, and what you are yet to receive. Even rejoice in the unanswered prayers and seemingly missed opportunities because there is magic in them too.
Never forget, “a grateful heart is a magnet for miracles!”
In love and truth,
Author Lori Lines
Disclaimer: Lori is a high-level channel. The information contained on this site is intended for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis or treatment by a licensed physician. You should seek prompt medical care for any health issues and consult your doctor before using alternative medicine or making a change to your regimen.