How to use affirmations Tip#5:
The importance of the present tense!
Affirm it in the Present tense – Make references only to what is not what was or is going to be.
If we affirm….
“I will make a million dollars by May 2020”
Our conscious the reasoning mind, tends to provide us with reasons why we cannot make 1 million dollars by 2020.
If we change the affirmation to
“I make 1 million dollars”
The conscious mind has nothing to reason or to dispute. There is no reference to the past or to the future. You are stating a fact and the subconscious, the passive mind goes about its business making the statement reality.
The subconscious mind will believe what it is given as long as we bypass the reasoning tendency of the conscious mind, by stating the affirmation in the present tense.
How to use affirmations Tip#6:
All that I am?
Begin with “I am” – Begin your affirmation with the phrase “I am” in the affirmation and your subconscious mind will believe you and make the affirmation true.
I was watching a YouTube video about 3 months ago. It was about a couple who met online and then got married and now had a baby and a house that they owned together.
The man said when he saw the woman’s photo on line, he said to his roommate. “I am going to marry that woman!” And so he did.
There is great power in “I am.” Always use the words “I am” In your affirmations, and your subconscious mind will to all it can to make the statement true.
How to use affirmations Tip#7:
The Magic key to Change Your Reality!
Embellish – I always take time when someone needs my attention – it’s fantastic that I give people attention whenever they need it
This is my favorite rule for using affirmations. When using affirmations to train your subconscious mind to attract what you want, it doesn’t have to be accurate to work, this means we can embellish our affirmations and have fun in creating them. Be careful though the Universe doesn’t understand laws as us earth bound beings do.
I once decided to create an outlandish affirmation just to see what would happen.
“Every day thousands of dollars gets deposited into my bank account”
One day I walked into the bank to withdraw some money at the machine and found that the person before me had left their bank card inside ATM and their transaction was midway. I tried to choose the best button to quit the transaction but the machine wouldn’t let me. Finally on my second attempt it released the card and I quickly brought it to the bank manager.
It’s ok to embellish when using affirmations, but just expect that you may encounter some outlandish manifestations.
How to use affirmations Tip#8:
Keep your Affirmation Positive…here’s how!
Affirm the Positive – State what you wish to be, do not state the words of what you want to avoid.
“I will no longer be fat and unattractive in 2016.”
This is not a good example of how to construct a weight loss affirmation.
When we say affirmations we always want to keep them positive and state words only of that which affirm what we want, and avoid using words that reflect or represent what we do not want.
A better affirmation for weight loss would be…
“I am slim and attractive in 2016.”
How to use affirmations Tip#9:
You cannot affirm without this
Visualize! – Affirmations are so powerful when combined with Visualization. Next time you say your affirmations, try closing your eyes, and visualize in movement and in color, your Affirmation playing out before. Visualization gives affirmations a power punch, to manifest faster and with ease! If you can’t visualize, then try imagination.
How to use affirmations Tip#10:
Why affirmations don’t work…but yours will!
Believe! – The biggest reason why Affirmations don’t work for some people is that they believe affirmations cannot help them.
This “belief” that affirmations don’t work is an affirmation in and of itself that will cause affirmations not to work.
I never used to believe in the power of affirmations, but one day I was desperate to change my circumstances. I decided to try an affirmation the next morning in the shower, just to see if it would do anything…I had an excellent day that day. I thought maybe that was just “a lucky day for me” so I tried the same affirmation the next morning again in the shower. I had a great day again!
If you want affirmations to work for you, you must believe they can – and then they will.
The affirmation that convinced me that affirmations work is available in my new eBook entitled
Keep an affirmations Journal
It is good practice when using affirmations to keep a journal of all of the ways your subconscious mind has helped you to manifest your desires.
Some affirmations are more powerful than others; and affirmations journal is a great way to take note of which affirmations manifested which results.
I keep an affirmations/manifesting journal and every now and then I enjoy reading through my manifestations just for the enjoyment of reliving my manifestations.