What are Affirmations?

 

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Everything that we repeatedly say to ourselves out loud or in our thoughts are an affirmation. The Reticular Activating System (RAS) is a part of our brain that makes words that gets repeated over time as part of our identity, positive or negative. Just like sowing seeds in a fruitful garden. When we water and nurture the seeds every day, they will grow (most of them). That´s like repeating an affirmation. If you have a tomato plant seed…you plant that seed…water it (focus)…can you really expect to get apples? No of course not. You expect to get tomatoes. That´s how our subconscious mind work. It doesn´t care if you want the seeds you plant to grow. As long as you water and nurture them (affirm repeatedly) they will grow.

 

The Subconscious Mind

Our subconscious mind is the deeeeeeeeep part of us that takes in 40 million bits of information every second, after a filtering process in the brain we only perceive 5 – 9 bits per second. These 5 – 9 bits per second is our perception of reality. In the subconscious lies all of our past experiences, like a computer logging every millisecond.When you look at the surface of the sea you only see what your eyes can perceive, while the sea can go thousands of meters in depth. You can´t see that, but it´s still there, it´s still a part of reality. Like the conscious mind (surface) and the subconscious mind (beneath surface). The conscious mind is the logical analytical part of us, while the subconscious mind is completely illogical.

 

Why it´s important to state the affirmations in positive and present tense

Our subconscious mind don´t know the difference between past and future, all is here and now. It don´t know the difference between yes or no. It just reacts as if it truth (RAS). That is why it is so important to state the affirmation positive and as they are true right know.

“I am healthy and energetic” is state in the positive, here and now. It gets received as a command that your subconscious mind reacts to as an obedient loyal servant.

“I want to be healthy and energetic” will make your subconscious ask “when”? Do you want to be healthy and energetic within a couple of minutes? Hours? Days? Years? When? It just isn´t specific enough for the subconscious to react upon.

To state I am, you say it as it is true right now, and if you repeat it or listen to affirmations as part of a daily ritual – your brain will work its ass off to make this become true.

 

Do you need to believe in the affirmations?

No you don´t need to believe in them 100%, but if you don´t believe in them at all while listening to audios, then we would recommend you to discard them, just let them flow by. Your subconscious mind will register them. We believe that the affirmations we use in our audios are positive in every aspect and will have a positive impact on the listener, however we also understand that affirmations can trigger resistance even though they are positive.

 

Do they need to be true in my life right now?

No the affirmations you listen to or consciously repeat to yourself don´t need to be true. Many athletes, entrepreneurs, and other people who know the power of affirmations use them as part of their ritual to manifest goals – BEFORE they have manifested in the physical reality. That´s the genius thing about affirmations – they become true. That´s why it is so important to become the master of your thoughts.

 

Examples of Affirmations

I am stupid
I am forgetful
I am unimportant
I am Peaceful
I am insignificant
I am lucky
I am joyful
I am grateful
I am so sick and tired of….
I am tired of being sick.
I am angry
I am bitter
I am satisfied
I am creative
I am loving and compassionate
I am tolerant
I am patience
I am happy
I am satisfied
I am happy
I am lovable
I am smart
I am friendly
I am valuable
I am at peace
I am good enough
I am healthy
I am interesting
I am worthy
I am creative
I am generous
I am free
I am safe
I am the Universe
I am one with creation
I am a master creator
I am creating my life with my thoughts

 

What if some affirmations make me feel uncomfortable?

That can be that a part of you are resisting the affirmation. Maybe it´s out of your comfort zone, even if it´s positive. Another reason can that the affirmation itself can make you feel uncomfortable – that is not a bad thing. The affirmation “I love and accept myself” can surely bring emotions of resistance to surface if the person do not believe in this affirmation. You know what? That is ok. Just let them flow by. Affirmations mixed with brainwave music, solfeggios or binaural beats is a powerful healing combination and when the mind and body connection starts to heal, that can also stir up emotions. It is perfectly natural and safe. It is a normal part of growing and developing personally and spiritually.

 

How long before I notice positive changes?

There is now right answer here. When NASA trains people for missions in space – when they have to learn completely new tasks, programming this learning they have to train every day for minimum of 30 days straight. Experience shows that that neurological signals are reinforced to the point where they “stick” after 30 days. But this isn´t a rule. You can experience “evidence” of the new changes taking place already the same day as you start to listen to affirmations, sometimes you have to have patience as days and weeks can go by before you start to notice the positive change. Those who stick with it, they will reap the rewards of their perseverance.

You also need to be open to the signs, people and opportunities that presents themselves to you when you use affirmations in your daily rituals. This is especially important if you are using a lot of affirmations where action on your part is needed. You become a powerful magnet and the Law of Attraction is working for you, however it will require that you also take the necessary action that is required. A lot of people forget this part. ACTION! It is always required in some form for changes to take place. If you want to go down the river and are given a boat. You won´t go down that river before you take action by putting the boat in the river, jump in it and start rowing. The boat won´t go out on the river by itself. If a person are given a free ticket for a dream vacation, that person needs to plan and do what is necessary to make the vacation happen.