What is an Affirmation?

seedlingAn affirmation is anything you say or think.  A lot of what people normally say and think is very negative and doesn’t create good experiences.  You have to retrain your speaking and thinking into positive patterns if you want a positive life.

An affirmation opens the door.  It’s a beginning point on the path to change.  When I talk about affirmations, I mean consciously choosing words that will either help eliminate something from your life or help create something new in your life.

Every thought you think and every word you speak is an affirmation.  All of your self-talk, your internal dialogue, is a stream of affirmations.  You’re using affirmations every moment whether you know it or not.  You’re affirming and creating your life experiences with every word or thought.

  • Pay attention to your thoughts so you can begin to eliminate ones creating experiences you do not want in your life.
  • Please realize that every complaint is an affirmation of something you think you don’t want in your life.
  • Every time you get angry you are affirming that you want more anger in your life.
  • Every time you feel like a victim, you’re affirming that you want to continue to feel like a victim.

You’re not a bad person for thinking the way you do.  You’ve just never learned how to think and talk.  People throughout the world are just now beginning to learn that thoughts create experiences.  It’s time for you to wake up and begin to consciously create your life in a way that pleases and supports you.  You can do it.  I can do it.  We all can do it — we just need to learn how.  (Louise L. Hay)

In this profound book Louise Hay shows us how we can choose to be happy.  She provides insight and instructions to assist each person to make positive choices in their lives.  The topics covered include health, fear, critical thinking, addictions, work, money and prosperity, friends, love and intimacy, and aging.