Affirmations

Written by Christy Whitman August 10, 2013
Proud parents

Affirmations are powerful. Unfortunately for many adults, they don’t end up working for us, though, because we don’t evoke the feelings behind what we are saying. Or, we are repeating something that does not feel right for us. If we are overweight and look in the mirror and say, “I am fit,” it will evoke more resistance and doubt, which will only create more of what we don’t want.

Affirmations for children, on the other hand, work exceptionally well, and in fact, affirmations create their reality and shape them into who they’ll become.

Children are like sponges, and everything that is said about them or that they say about themselves will become their truth and their reality. Since affirmations are so vitally important to their growth, let’s talk more about them so that you can use them with your kids. And who knows…you may even find them working for you, too! 🙂

Affirmations offer a powerful way to create changes in your life. Affirmations are positive statements that help focus your awareness on your power and ability to create what you want. They are stated in the present tense, such as “I have unlimited abundance.” Since your thoughts and feelings create your reality, as you say these positive statements to yourself, you can begin to create them in your life.

Most affirmations when using them for yourself start with “I” or “I am.”

Too often people say “I am…..” and follow it with a negative statement. It is important to catch yourself if you find yourself doing this, and change what you say about yourself and your life to reflect a more positive reality.

As you say affirmations, feel the power of the “I” within you to create the reality you want. The words themselves do not have power; repeating them over and over will not create the reality you want. It is the energy and conviction that makes them work.

Imagine feeling the power, love, and wisdom of the innermost part of your being—your soul and spirit—as you say each affirmation.

Use only those affirmations that feel appropriate to you.It is important that the words feel comfortable to you and are aligned with who you are. Feel free to substitute other words that have a special meaning to you, for the power is increased when the statements are meaningful and feel comfortable. I also encourage you to make up your own affirmations.  As you say the affirmation, feel it, sense it, and picture it being true in your life.

There are several ways to use affirmations. You can say them aloud to yourself, and then move on, or say another affirmation. You may want to print out or write down your affirmation, and say it to yourself with meaning and feeling as you do.

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