I was always one to not pay much attention to all I’ve read about affirmations seeing them as merely lip service and not of much value in my life. Louise Hay writes a lot about affirmations and is a firm believer in them as are many other teachers and writers.

Recently, I attended the I Can Do It Toronto Conference and had the great pleasure to listen to several of the many great teachers that were presenting throughout the weekend. And there was one thread that seemed to weave through every one of those talks – affirmations.

A few days later the idea of affirmations came up again somewhere else. Following what I’ve learned, I sat up and took notice of the frequency with which this subject had appeared in my life.

So I thought I’d give it a try, especially since there were some things I was working through and I thought it a good opportunity to put it to the test. Pretty presumptuous of me to be putting God and the universe to the test but what the heck, it had been testing me for years!

I began with two simple affirmations that I could remember and I started repeating them whenever I remembered throughout the day. Then I added a few more and before long I had a nice little list of affirmations that would pass through my head on a regular basis becoming a regular litany for me.

And then things started to happen, doors began opening and better yet, I started to feel unstuck and more motivated. Who knew?

Every word we speak is an affirmation. If we say, “No one is calling me”, “I never seem to have enough money”, or “I’ll never find a man or woman to spend my life with” then that is the idea that we are putting out to the universe. We are affirming that we are not good enough, are in lack or not worthy.

Since we were children we have been using affirmations to build our belief system. If our parents told us we were bad little girls or boys because we got angry or didn’t follow the rules. If the things we did never felt good enough or even if they talked about never having enough money, these were all affirmations that we chose to believe.

So if we are believing these affirmations that have been rattling around in our heads for years, then why can’t we change the affirmations to something positive that will help us to have the life we desire.

Instead of attaching to the thought “No one is calling me” change it to “The calls are coming in every day.” Instead of “I’ll never find a man or woman to spend my life with,” try, “The perfect partner for me is coming into my life.” And instead of “I never seem to have enough money,” use “I have more than enough money to enjoy my life.” If you find yourself thinking something unkind about another person, change it to something positive that you like about them. Remember that everything we say is an affirmation.

Write your affirmations every morning, say them whenever you remember during the day, use them in meditation, or whenever you find yourself attaching to negative affirmations.

Notice the change in not only how you look at life but how life is changing for you.

Be inspired, feel peace and live the life you desire.

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Author's Bio: 

Bettina Goodwin is a Certified Life Coach, Reiki Practitioner, speaker and facilitator who has experience working with children, teens and adults in a wide variety of personal, family and relationship issues. Her background and training of four years of personal growth work, training and certification followed by case studies give her the tools necessary to delve into the core issues that are causing concern for her clients.