In their e-Book, Affirmations – Words of Power, authors Remez and Dorina Sasson tell us that, “Affirmations provide a bridge between the conscious mind and the sub-conscious mind, which is the control room of the mind and body. The subconscious mind is responsible for all of the involuntary functions of the body such as the heartbeat, bloodstream, respiration, the immune system, metabolism, and self-healing. Affirmations pass from the conscious mind to the sub-conscious mind, which takes the affirmations as commands to heal the body.”
Based on my experience as a Clinical Hypnotherapist working with the “mechanics” of the subconscious mind, here are some suggestions for the optimum use of affirmations. If you additionally integrate visualizations (strong mental picture) of yourself as healthy, vital, and energetic … all the better!
Use Positive Statements
Use expressions such as “I am healthy.” or “My [ ] is healthy and functions perfectly.” Avoid stating what you wish to overcome in your affirmation. Rather, express your desired outcome—the ideal state: “I enjoy full health.”
Use Present Tense
For example: “I am healthy,” “I am healed,” “I feel great,” and “I am full of energy.”
My Personal Daily Affirmations Include
The energy of Divine Love fills my heart, directs my thoughts, and organizes my affairs.
The healing energy of Divine Love flows throughout my body, mind and spirit.
My body is vital, healthy, and strong.
I lovingly forgive and release everything in the past.
I choose to fill my world with joy.
A Favorite Client Example
I’m open to the possibility that a miracle will occur for me by morning . . . it’s not that I’m searching for the miracle; rather it is searching for me.
I typically end my affirmations with: “Thank you, and so it is.”
Do you use affirmations? If yes, please share a few of your favorites.
“Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”
– Laurie Buchanan
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