Monday, December 28, 2009

Why Affirmations?

Affirmations, positive statements, declarations that things are or are becoming a certain way, are a powerful way to pray. If we can say something positive often enough, we start to believe that it is true, or at least that it could be true. Believing that something positive is likely makes us feel good. When we feel good, we are more likely to notice opportunities and to make the most of them, and as we see and seize opportunities, things in life obviously will improve.

Affirmations are not by themselves magical. Using them is part of a process that helps us feel better, and when we FEEL better things start to get better. Affirmative self-talk is part of the process of feeling better. Once we feel better, our vibrations are higher and the blessings that are a vibrational match for our energy start to show up. Affirmations are a way of raising and focusing our energy, and what we consistently focus on we will create, attract, or move toward.

Rather than begging a remote deity for favors which we actually fear will not be granted, let's acknowledge the divine presence of Life within us and use the power of our own word to direct our thoughts and feelings in positive directions. Affirmative prayer is powerful prayer because it lets us take responsibility for our own lives.

Let's affirm: I am a wonderful expression of divine Life. I am filled with peace and power, hope and happiness. I am loving and wise. My life is richly blessed. And so it is!

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