Do Positive Affirmations Really Work?
This blog about affirmations is purely from MY experience only. I am not wanting to vouch for others – I just want to share with you my experiences about affirmations and thinking positively.
Come with me as I take you back to 2005 where my life took an ‘off track turn’ and I hit rock bottom. I don’t really want to go into exactly all that happened, but I can tell you this.
At the time it was traumatic and life changing as well. It was the most difficult times I’ve experienced in my 47 years on this great planet.
The most difficult time, yet at the same time, the best learning curves ever! To cut a long story short I had two choices.
To continue on with living the life I had been living and end up dead, or to change my mindset and actions and begin again a beautiful new life.
I chose the latter.
My First Experiences With Positive Affirmations
I remember as a school kid hearing about affirmations from a teacher on a bus excursion. At the time, they sounded like they were magical things that if you said a few words a few times, things would magically appear before me.
Ha! I was wrong… yet ins some ways, I was hearing a new way of life that is very possible.
It wasn’t until my late 30’s that I really put positive affirmations to the test. I needed to use them. I was given a diagnosis of an illness that could go one way or the other.
I was not going to be beaten here. And so, my positive thoughts and affirmations began.
Each day I would place some affirmations on my ipod and also pin them up in my room so I could see them on a daily basis. Here are some of my favorites;
- Every day in every way I’m getting better and better
- I am healthy, wealthy and wise
- I love my life
- Life brings me all that I’ve ever needed and desired
- I’m feeling great on the inside and looking great on the outside
- My life is the best it’s ever been
These were affirmations I recorded and put on my ipod. Some of them were recorded subliminally and some of them had my voice on them so I could hear them. I used a program called MINDZOOM and you can read all about that program here.
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As I was walking my dogs on the beach, I would be saying these affirmations out loud (No one was around, and even if they were, tough luck – I was on a mission!!!).
At first, I did not believe them, however as the days went by, I grew more and more passionate about the affirmations. I would even speak them out LOUDLY as I walked along the beach, and with much passion too.
I think saying affirmations with much passion and emotion makes them work wonders; as it evokes feelings in you and the feelings helped me to change and have new expectations.
Now, I must tell you here that affirmations do not simply work over night.
You must remember that years of negative programming need to be replaced with a positive mindset and a new way of thinking positively.
It took probably two years of repeating my “mantras” over and over again before I could finally say that I was back on track.
I understand that two years sounds like a long time.
But in the big scheme of things, it’s a blink of an eye. And as I told you previously, I was in no position to take the other option.
I wanted life and I wanted to live in a more fruitful, positive way. Also remember that I was changing about 30 years of negative self talk – so two years does not seem so bad after all!
So Where Did The Affirmations And Positive Thinking Lead Me?
Fast track about 7 years now… My life has unlimited abundance, my health is great, I am self employed and operate a wonderful healing site called “Relax Me Online.” All in all, I am blessed and so happy to have the life I have.
I was only just peeling off my walls the other day affirmations that I had put up 7-8 years ago. It was kind of funny taking them down, as what I was taking down was exactly how my life is today. I feel empowered, blessed and enriched beyond my wildest dreams.
Positive thinking and positive affirmations are not just some flash in the pan thing that makes no sense. Positive affirmations really do work and I hope that you can use them to change your life as well.
Trust me! Believe me, with effort, they will work and you can turn your life around for the better. It’s up to you.
Give Subliminal Affirmations A Go
If you would like to try a subliminal affirmation system that works, look no further. I love this MindZoom program and am not afraid to promote it to you… it works!!!
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- How do positive affirmations change your life? (strongholdlife.com)
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- The Power of Positive Thinking (aneternaltraveler.wordpress.com)
- You Are What You Think (beingbindas.wordpress.com)