Affirmations & manifestations are a huge part of my life over all, but immensely so in my everyday life, in my morning routine. So what are affirmations anyway? Is it all mumbo jumbo or is it legit? Personally, I think it’s as legit as you make it, as your belief allows it.
According to Success Consciousness, “Affirmations are sentences aimed to affect the conscious and the subconscious mind. The words composing the affirmation, automatically and involuntarily, bring up related mental images into the mind, which could inspire, energize and motivate. Repeating affirmations, and the resultant mental images, affect the subconscious mind, which in turn, influences the behavior, habits, actions and reactions.”
Knowing this, I think of Buddha saying “What you think, you become” & I can easily relate it to practicing affirmations. Our thoughts & words mold our mind & the world around us, so I’m always very aware of my thoughts & the words I speak into existence. Even if you don’t literally verbally say what your thinking out loud to the world, your negative or ill thoughts will still shape your mind & ultimately affect your actions & how you conduct your life. The mind is powerful, isn’t it?! Hence the cliche, “mind over matter”. So with all this new knowledge about how powerful our thoughts & words are, how can we map & mold our thoughts daily? Through affirmations.
Essentially, affirmations motivate us, keep us focused, change the way we think, behave, & feel. Thoughts become things, so think good thoughts! Even more so, think about what you want to become, & say it, everyday to yourself & you’ll see a shift in that direction happen in time. Affirmations give power & life to manifest what you think & what you say. When I do my affirmations, I feel a shift change emotionally & spiritually, sometimes even in energy! Doing daily affirmations just puts my mind in the right head space, it brings me release, clarity, direction, peace, & motivation. I only speak & affirm, what I want to manifest into real life.
How I usually start my affirmations, if you don’t know where to begin, is thinking to myself, “what do I feel I’m lacking or what to accomplish?” I immediately affirm those things because I know I need them & I want to bring them to fruition. Example: if I’m tired or weary, the affirmation I would write to combat my lack of energy is- “I am full of life, energy, light, & excitement. I am alert & filled with motivation & determination to accomplish all my tasks today” BOOM, you just spoke life over your weariness & are calling in energy into your mind, body, & spirit! You know what they say, “if you believe it, you can achieve it!”. So when you write or say your affirmations, believe whole heartedly the work you are doing to train & mold your mind, is truly meaningful & will benefit you in the long run. I feel a huge sense of release when I do my affirmations & especially when I focus them towards what I feel I’m lacking. I feel like I vented out all of my insecurities & short comings, & fed them healthy feelings & thoughts. Immediately what I felt I was lacking, I feel empowered to become & have!
Some will say their affirmations while others will write them, & some do both! Neither is better than another & both are extremely powerful, it’s really up to your personal preference! Some people just leave post it’s with a positive affirmation on their mirror or vanity for them to read or see every morning when getting ready. Some may just look themselves in the mirror & speak it over themselves without having to read it from anywhere. My personal style of affirmations every morning, is writing them in my devotional book, where I also keep my morning prayers & gratitude. I like to keep all the good energy & high vibrations all in one space. I also love writing & am someone who loves written word, I feel that when I write things down it really embeds it in my mind & just makes it that more real & alive in the physical realm, forever to stay on that piece of paper. So every morning I will put on my favorite worship song, pull out my devotional book, write down a prayer & then write out affirmations for the day. I like to think of affirmations like seeds we plant in the mind, doing them daily, waters the seeds, & over time they begin to grow & change the way we think & how we show up in everyday life.
If you don’t know where to start with your affirmations, here are a few of my favorite affirmations that I feel anyone can say & use in their daily life:
I am a light & love to all I encounter.
I am slow to anger & rich in kindness.
I am not late or early, but right on time in my journey.
I am equipped & empowered for everything that comes my way today.
I am lacking nothing & full of limitless potential & capabilities.
I am divinely protected & guided at all times.
I am rich & abundant in favor, happiness, blessings, success, & wholeness.
You can find these affirmations & more daily affirmations from me on my Instagram Story & Story highlight labeled “Affirmations”.