In Part 1 of this article, we talked about how we have affirmed everything that has shown up in our lives thus far, whether consciously or unconsciously. Simply by giving our attention to a thing, it grows. We have the option to choose what part of our circumstances to focus our attentions on and it is in our best interest to choose wisely!
Now, let’s get to how to create effective affirmations in the direction that you choose. I know that there are many wonderful and worthy things and ideas that you want to affirm in your life, but since money is a common one for many people, let’s use money affirmations as an example. Once you have the hang of it, substitute your own desires.
First, you want to create an affirmation that solely focuses on what you DO want with no mention of what you do NOT want. Affirmations like, “I am debt free” or “I have enough money to pay all of my bills” bring up the imagery of lack. Repeating such affirmations would hold you in that position or vibration of lack.
Next, make sure your affirmation is in the present tense, as if whatever you are affirming is true right now. Use phrases like “I am” or “I have” but NOT phrases like “I want” or “I hope” or “I will”.
Keep your affirmation simple so that it is easy to remember at all times.
Affirmations like, “I am a money magnet” or “Money flows to me abundantly” fit the first 3 steps perfectly.
Now, it is time to use your creative juices—your imagination. Your imagination is what makes the magic happen and it is where your power to bring words on paper to life!
Paint the picture of what life would actually look like if your affirmation were true. What would life look like if you had the type of money that you desire? What experiences would you have? What kind of homes and automobiles would you have? What toys and gifts would surround you? What people or charities would you support? How would you feel? Envision all of these things in your mind and write them down. It may be a paragraph, or it may be several pages long, but give it as much detail as you can. And give it as much feeling as you can while you are writing it out.
Finally, when you repeat your simple affirmation (“I am a money magnet”) throughout the day, envision yourself living the life that you wrote out. Really see yourself enjoying all of the aspects of actually being a money magnet. FEEL how it feels to really be a money magnet. It is almost like you are becoming an actor because while you are repeating your affirmation, this experience should be so real to you that you feel that you can actually touch it. Again, this is the major key point—you must be able to see and FEEL it. And the feeling should feel really, really good!
Practice being in this space. The more often you reside in this space, the more you will believe it, and the quicker it will show up in the physical world. So, all throughout your day everyday, take a moment here and there and practice living, feeling like, and being that money magnet!