When you are in the habit of watching what you say and affirming your positive intentions everyday, you’ll feel better in every way. And you will start experiencing more of what you want in your life.
Most people are unaware of how much time they spend talking about and focusing on what they don’t want. How often do you hear people say things like, “I get the flu every October,” or, “I never have enough money”? You can bet that as long as they keep saying those words and holding those thoughts, they most certainly will get the flu every October, and they most likely never will have as much money as they want.
In order to have more of what you do want in your life, you must strengthen your focus on the conditions you would like to achieve. Affirmations, which are positive intentions stated as present truths (“I am perfectly healthy.” “My income always exceeds my expenses.”), are one of the most powerful tools for training your mind to focus on what you want. And staying focused on what you want helps direct your actions and attract the circumstances that enable you to achieve your goals.
Modern quantum physics has discovered that everything in the Universe, including us, is comprised of energy that vibrates at different frequencies. These findings have validated age-old wisdom about the nature of energy and intention, which ancient Hawaiian Huna philosophy has described so well by stating, “Energy flows where attention goes.” Your attention—in the form of your thoughts and words—directs your energy, which creates the results you experience in your life. The conscious use of positive affirmations will help you direct your energy in a way that will produce the results you want.
Our subconscious mind doesn’t judge the intentions behind our words. It just hears the words that we speak consciously or unconsciously, and abides by them. Say, for example, you have a problem showing up on time for appointments. You likely tend to focus on the fact that you are “always late,” and by continually thinking or saying, “I’m always late,” you continue to reinforce this habit.
To help change this behavior, you can say the affirmation, “I am always on time,” and repeat it several times a day in order to start reprogramming your subconscious mind to adopt this new way of being. As the focus of your attention moves from always being late to always being on time, you set in motion the energy that will eventually create the result of “being on time.” And the stronger the feelings, or emotion (“e” + “motion” = “energy in motion”), backing your affirmation, the sooner you are likely to affect the change you desire.
And using the power of the spoken word through positive affirmations not only keeps you focused on what you want, it also helps put you in the same vibration as the conditions you want to attract, helping you reach your goals more rapidly. As said by Dr. Michael Beckwith, founder and leader of the renowned Agape International Spiritual Center, “State your desire as an affirmation, until it becomes a declaration.”
Food for Thought: What undesirable habits or unwanted conditions might you be perpetuating with the energy behind your words? What thoughts and words can you change in order to help produce the results you want?
To your good health—and success!