In this video post, I explore the question: “What is the purpose of positive affirmations?”
First, here’s a short video on this topic that I made for the Manifesting Meetup group.
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One of the problems when you’re stuck or if you’re not happy with where you are, for any reason — if you’re not seeing the kind of results in your life that you want to have — is that your mind is not in a good place.
I can pretty much guarantee you this, no matter what your external circumstances are.
Your mind is probably stuck in some kind of negative loop. All day, your brain is feeding you up some really crappy thoughts.
Exiting the Negative Loops
Everything that I talk about in these blog posts and all of my work pretty much is how to manage your mind.
That is, how to bring your mind to a more positive place that will lead you to take “inspired action.”
The idea is to get your mind into a very positive zone. Some manifesting teachers call this being in a “high vibe.”
Being in a high vibe zone creates positive emotions and these emotions in turn inspire you to take the kind of action that you’ve got to take to get the kind of results in your life that you want.
It doesn’t matter what area of your life you want better results for. It can be related to love and relationships, or a job, or your weight, or fitness or anything. Literally anything.
Entering the High Vibe Zone with Affirmations
So, one of the ways to get into a high vibe is by using positive affirmations.
Positive affirmations, to put it simply, are positive statements that you repeat to yourself in order to encourage positive change in your life.
Here are a few examples, from my own personal practice:
And a few more:
- I have a great new job that I love
- I am rich
- I have lost 50 pounds
- I’m happy and well.
- I’m living the life!
- I have time to do all I need with passion and purpose
Positive Affirmations Have a Bad Reputation
You may have heard of affirmations in a negative way before. I think that affirmations get a bad reputation because some people have taught that you can just repeat affirmations and, poof, like magic, it comes true for you.
That’s not it…
Affirmations are not some magic incantations that you can just repeat and speak into truth.
What does happen is that by using positive affirmations and other simple practices that I teach in my free mini-guide for getting unstuck, you begin to clear out your mental space and clean up your brain.
Your thoughts turn from negative and low-vibe, to positive and high-vibe.
The positive thoughts lead to positive emotions.
Importantly, the positive emotions inspire you to take the kinds of actions you need to take to create positive change in your life.
That is the purpose of positive affirmations…
…to lead you take the actions you need to take to generate the kinds of outcomes that you dream of and long for.
Using Affirmations in a Daily Practice
I love affirmations and use them in my daily morning practice. The affirmations really help put my mind in a good space to start the day.
Here’s a picture of a card I use for my daily practice, which I call my Morning Path of Joy. I know, it’s cheesy as all get out, but I truly love it and get enormous joy and benefit from it:
I talk about how I use the affirmations in my morning practice a bit more in the video you can check out above.
I hope that helps!
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Now it’s Your Turn
I invite you to try a daily manifesting practice which includes affirmations.
And I’d love to hear from you.
What’s your favorite affirmation?
Let me know by writing a comment below.
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Liz Bigler says
I used to say something almost sarcastically…. if a friend and I were splitting the bill on something and I ended up paying a bit more and the other person didn’t have the right change, I’d say, “Don’t worry about it. I’m loaded.” (as in “rich.”) ANd then I’d laugh. And the other person would too. Obviously I wasn’t “loaded,” but it was interesting after a time of saying this line in these situations, I started realizing that the other person sometimes couldn’t tell if I was being sarcastic or…. ? And then I realized it wasn’t really sarcastic….since even though I wasn’t “loaded,” I wasn’t the opposite either. I mean I had enough money to go out for lunch and split the check with someone…so…it’s not like I was in poverty. So then I just started saying it as if it were really true. I would still sort of laugh…but in a more confident way. Not that I was filthy rich, but just that I surely didn’t need to worry about small amounts of money. Which actually WAS true. And somehow, it got me a lot less hung up about money and somehow it coincided with more abundance in the area of money. (that last step is the part I don’t really understand…whether the affirmation led to that reality or if it just made my mind accept it. What do you make of it…?
Yolanda O'Bannon says
I love your stories, Liz. So right on! If I understand the question, I think the affirmations (and manifesting in general) lead us to 1) See a lot of positive realities in our lives that we’re not aware of or focused on usually and 2) leads us to take “inspired” actions that lead to even more positive realities in our lives. xoxox