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Making Affirmations Work for You

Antonia Hagens

Antonia Hagens

Affirmations. Do they work? Are they needed?
Great questions. Here is my answer to the first
question. I’ll answer the second question  tomorrow.

Do they work? YES they do!
However, it all depends on you.
What does that mean?

If you are just repeating affirmations by rote
or they are someone else’s affirmations they are
really not yours. They’re not coming from you.
Affirmations don’t need to be a big deal. They’re
just a tool to train your self-talk into a higher
vibration. How? Let’s take a look.

I bet most of your head talk is something negative.
Here’s one of mine: “There is so much work to do
that I don’t even know where to start.”
The feeling that I experience when those words
run through my head is anxiety. I feel my throat
constrict. My breathing gets shallow and I feel
a heaviness just below my ribcage. Just writing
this is bringing those sensations up for me.
How about you?

I now have a choice. I can continue to let that
mental monologue run my day or I can say,
“Stop!” Take a deep breath.  Hold it, and then
release it slowly. I then ask myself, “What is the
belief behind this thought?” For me it’s “If I don’t
get everything done I won’t be successful”.

**Do this part now. What’s your internal monologue?
What’s the belief behind that monologue for you?

Then take it one step deeper. I now ask myself,
“Ok, if I’m not successful what is the worst case scenario that
can happen?’. My worst case scenario is that I will
not be able to support my family. That we will go bankrupt.
That everything will be taken away. That my children
will be homeless. That I’m lying and that I really can’t
help anyone. That all this spiritual growth stuff is just made
up and that as a healer I can’t help people heal.
Wow – how’s that for an underlying fear?

**What is your worst case scenario?
Is it similar to mine?

Now I ask myself, “What is the best case scenario?”
My best case scenario is that everything that I or
my family needs is provided for effortlessly. That I have
a successful business healing and assisting billions
of people all over the world. That I easily assist
to create a New Reality of peace, prosperity,
health and joy for all.
Ahhhhhh. That feels good.

**Now you  describe  your best case scenario.
Write it down.

I now take my best case scenario and write
my personal affirmations from it. I love how
Marc Allen has inspired me to phase it and
here it is:

In an easy and effortless manner and in a positive
and health way I am successful beyond my wildest
dreams. I am co-creating a Universal shift in perfect
time for the highest good of all. Miracles will follow
miracles and wonders will never cease for all my
endeavours are for good.

That’s my personal affirmation.
I write that out on several cards and keep it on my desk,
on my fridge, in my purse, in the washroom,
by my bedside, etc.

**Now you describe your personal affirmation.
Here’s a little template to help you out:

In an easy and effortless manner and in a positive
and health way I am  _________ (fill in your best case scenario)
in perfect time for the highest good of all.
Miracles will follow miracles and wonders will never
cease for all my endeavours are for good.

I say it in the morning, in the evening (when my
head is racing at bedtime) and
whenever I hear that limiting belief running
in my head. As I say it  I can feel the opening
of my throat, my breathing is fuller and
that heavy feeling in my gut lightens up.
Clarity and opportunities then open up
that I had never noticed before.

Your turn. Do it now. Send in your affirmations
by entering them  in the comments section below.
I’d love to hear them and pass them on to our
Masterpiece Life family.

  • Star March 26, 2010, 5:34 PM

    My favorite affirmation is:

    Angels,Spirit Guides, Universe, I surrender all to you. Help me to find a Way to Resolve these Financial and Health Issues. Show me what is available out there to solve these issues, that is for my highest good and the good of all concerned. Thank you Universe.

  • Ange March 26, 2010, 7:45 PM

    I have great relationships and have been successful in life and work but I’ve always told myself that money is difficult to earn and I have to work really hard all the time for it so my affirmation is:
    “I am a successful person who always helps others and I deserve to earn money easily and abundantly from multiple sources of income on a regular basis.”

  • Helen March 26, 2010, 8:01 PM

    Affirmations do work. I find the most effective affirmations come from a deep belief, what I call a ‘given’. For example, tomorrow, when the sun comes up, I’m going to sit on my porch and drink my coffee. It’s a given the sun will come up, isn’t it? It’s deep withing our consciousness. The way to get a new belief in there is to ‘build’ belief. On days when you can’t get to the’best scenario’ affirmation, you may only get to ‘It’s going to be okay. Just for now, I’m going to let be what is, knowing that this situation might just change’. It seems so trite, yet after some time of building belief like this,step by small step, or in bigger steps if you like, the belief becomes deep, truly imbedded in your consciousness, making it a ‘given’.

  • Antonia March 27, 2010, 10:54 PM

    Well said Helen!

  • Antonia March 27, 2010, 10:57 PM

    Hey gorgeous,
    That a beautiful affirmation. Just remember that there is no “out there”. The angels, spirit guides and the Universe is YOU. 🙂

  • Don March 28, 2010, 9:06 AM

    Thank you Holy Spirit for another perfect day. Thank you for all the blessings I am able to give. Thank you for all the blessings I am receiving. Thank you that I am happy, healthy, holy, wealthy and wise, That I am safe, secure, and successful in all that I do. I am truly blessed!

  • Jessica March 29, 2010, 9:40 PM

    Thank you for being an inspiration! Here’s the glorious affirmation I’ve got going currently:

    I move with complete relaxation and joy, loving myself regardless of others’ approval – I know that a powerful, loving universe is always supporting me.

    Hooray!!

  • onagh April 1, 2010, 11:42 AM

    I am truly thank full for all the support of the universe to being positive in my thoughts and feelings and in my life I am grateful to be able to focus on prosperity and good health and in turn pass on the same to others around me. After all my looking down. I am now looking up to draw on all the wonderful gifts that the universe has to offer for one and all to take advantage of.
    I am truly blessed thank you!!!!