Congratulations, if you are reading this article then you’ve already begun creating a most magnificent blueprint for your life and you’ve probably already done a lot of work. It’s time to learn a bit about affirmations. Most likely you’ve already done a fantastic job of creating your Blue Print for Living.

What are affirmations?

Affirmations are powerful spiritual building tools. Before you begin practicing affirmations, visualize what you want. See it clearly. Then affirm that you have it.

Some will say that affirmations are claiming what is not real. That’s not really so, an affirmation is a declaration that something is true even when it does not currently exist. If you can think it and visualize it, then your subconscious mind, with proper direction, can and will create it.

In new age theory it is the practice of positive thinking. The repetition of a positive thought that impresses itself on the subconscious mind which sets in motion actions and events to bring the affirmation into manifestation.
Affirmations are statements of acceptance that one uses to create their desires.
Here’s what a couple of recognized experts have to say:

Robert Collier:
“One comes to believe whatever one repeats to oneself sufficiently often, whether the statement be true or false. It comes to be dominating thought in ones mind” and therefore has no choice but to manifest in your life.

Claude M. Bristol:
“It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.”

Let’s review three aspects of affirmation.


There are numerous fears related to starting the practice of affirming for what you want to create in your life:
Most people are afraid it won’t work
They fear other people will think they’re silly. Who are you going to tell?
A great many people are actually afraid of success. I know that sounds ridiculous; but fear of succeeding is one of the major stumbling blocks that gets in the way of success.

If you will become willing to be open and receptive while concentrating on your affirmations you will soon rid yourself of these niggling voices that whisper, “this won’t work.”

Instead train your self to listen for the still small voice within. Hear the whisper of divine inspiration. It is, after all, a desire from the super conscious Universal Mind.

Remain positive. State your affirmation in the present tense, Not future tense. You want to reinforce the thought on your subconscious mind that you have what you desire now.
Here are some techniques to assist you in making affirmations work in your life:
Come to believe in your desires.
Take time to concentrate on what you really want.
Discover your burning desire.
Open up to the thing that causes you Divine unrest.
Discipline yourself to practice daily meditation.
Listen to what your inner voice is tells you.

Jim Rohn
Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.”

Fiction and Fantasy:

Writing affirmations is most powerful, more so than repetitions in your mind. Write down your affirmation. Write it 10 times every day. Do this at the same time each day if you can.

What is true is that there is great power in writing what you want and repetition enforces upon your subconscious mind your desire.

When you hear mind chatter, over talk it. Mind chatter is mostly negative thought; try turning down it’s the volume. Diminishing it by tuning it out.

One excuse for not doing affirmations is that you have to find time and space to do affirmations. Oh no, that won’t do. Affirmations can be repeated while you are:

In the shower
In the elevator; two or three times between floors would be great.
Any where you are you can repeat your affirmation.

Romain Gary:
“Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man’s superiority to all that befalls him.”


It works. Affirmations lessen the power of negative thoughts. Positive affirmations help to silence the negative chatter that goes on in the mind. The mind cannot hold two chatters simultaneously, so give it positive food to crowd out the self put down talk.

Repetitions’ drives home to the subconscious that this is something you want it to do. The subconscious mind will create your affirmation without question or challenge.
Remember that writing your affirmation immediately replaces negative thoughts. Writing empowers the subconscious mind.

Florence Scovel Shinn:
“You will be a failure, until you impress the subconscious with the conviction you are a success. This is done my making an affirmation.”


You get a nudge, a yearning a desire or idea from the super conscious Universal Mind. You then build upon it through affirmations, written, spoken aloud or to your self. The seed is planted in the subconscious mind and it commences growing your wish into reality. Like planting seeds in rich fertile soil. An affirmation is like watering newly planted seeds. Affirmations are the garden tenders that help your desire seeds grow into reality.

Here are sample affirmations you can use. Feel free to write your own:
I am at peace with myself
I have abundant energy and knowledge to do the things in life I most want to do
I am connected with the Universal mind
I am a success
I am responsible for my growth
I am responsible for my life

Copyright © Wee Dilts 2009

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The article defines what affirmations are and dispels some of the myths regarding the use of affirmations. It discusses what is fact and what is fiction. You will also find tips and techniques for making positive life changing affirmations.

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