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  • Writer's pictureMarianne Crooch

Affirmations

Updated: Oct 16, 2022

Isn't it time we believe in ourselves and believe in magical endings?


Remember when we were little and we believed without seeing? We believed in magical beings like the Easter bunny, Santa Claus, and the tooth fairy even though we never saw them? (We tried but never could stay awake long enough.) We believed in strange but common myths, like turning our pajamas inside out so it would snow and avoided stepping on the cracks on the sidewalk because that would be bad luck. When we were young we believed with certainty and unwavering faith


Now, as adults, we have turned into 'hope' and 'faith' creatures. Instead of believing something good will happen we instead hope that it will happen. Or we use the word faith which is a softer and more forgiving term than the word believe. Faith allows us the wiggle room in case our belief doesn't materialize. This is not done intentionally. Instead it's because we are human. Over the years our life experiences have jaded us to the possibilities of potential and miracles. We may believe miracles can happen to others but not to us. In most cases we think we don't deserve it, shortchanging ourselves in life.



It's time to believe in miracles. It's time to actually believe that you can and will have that experience, material thing or transformation that you so desire. Believing before seeing is the secret to making things happen. Total and unwavering belief.



This is where affirmations can help. For those that have never heard about affirmations let me provide a quick overview.


Affirmations are positive statements that can help you challenge and overcome self-sabotaging and negative thoughts.


Affirmations can be the catalyst for believing but they can also be used to affirm your belief. Some examples are below.


I am abundant in health and wealth


I am strong and resilient


I have the power to create change


I am patient and gracious


I am enough


My life is a blessing


I am a big fan of affirmations. When done properly and consistently I have seen them make a HUGE difference in my life. They WORK!


It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen. ~ Muhammad Ali

But the struggle for me and for most people is that the negative self-talk can and will sabotage your best efforts to believe. The path of least resistance is to let the negative self-talk flourish. I get it. But to change your life, to manifest what you desire you need to affirm your beliefs, consistently and with confidence.


Affirmations are not just meant for the acquisition of material things. They can be used to help you be a better person, help you through tough times, and allow you to see the world in a better light.


Affirmations open the door. It's the beginning point on the path to change ~ Louise Hay

The key to using affirmations is to say them with confidence. Say it like you mean it. Say it like you believe it. Repeating affirmations everyday with no enthusiasm or belief will not move you forward. Say them out loud, in the shower, in front of the mirror, in the car on the way to work, whatever works for you. But do it with power and consistency.


There's even affirmation apps that you can download on your phone which will alert and remind you throughout the day. These apps include preprogrammed affirmations and some will even allow you to create your own. Setting the frequency of the affirmation reminders is also usually available.



The best part of affirmations (and the resulting miracle) is that they IMPROVE your mental health. These motivating, defining and positive proclamations switches our brain from negative self-talk to positive talk. Leading to happiness, confidence and positivity versus anger, frustration and

hopelessness.


Affirmations may sound hokey but give it a try. It is an amazing tool in your toolbox to create a better life and health.




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