If you’re familiar with the Law of Attraction, then you are probably also familiar with affirmations – those ‘feel good’ statements we tell ourselves over and over again until we (theoretically) believe they are true. The problem is, if those statements aren’t actually true, your subconscious mind will reject them, making it more difficult for you to manifest your intentions.
For example, if you look at yourself every day in the mirror and say, “I’m a millionaire” when you are living paycheck to paycheck on a minimum wage job, your subconscious knows that’s blarney. And because our subconscious mind makes up the majority of our thought process, it will override whatever your conscious mind may rationalize as possible.
Because of this dynamic, I have found that the most powerful way to structure affirmations is by using things you already believe to be true as your base and then expanding those statements to encompass the target you are drawing into your experience.
Let’s use love as an example. Take a piece of paper or your manifesting journal, and write at the top of a page: “I’m a great catch because…” Write at least 30 things about yourself that you earnestly believe make you an attractive partner. Your list may look something like this:
I’m a great catch because….
*I am intelligent
*I’m financially secure
*I have a great sense of humor
*I live a fun and active lifestyle
And so on.
Now, transform those statements into at least 10 affirmations that are geared toward attracting your desire. Like this:
*My intelligence is attractive to potential partners.
*My home is ready for a new partner to move in.
*[Women/Men] enjoy being around the fun environment I create.
These are statements that your subconscious is more open to receiving, because they have a basis in your present reality. Such properly framed affirmations will gradually move you closer to your goal, because they break through any subconscious blocks you may have that withhold from you the object of your desire. Think of abundance as a river. If you have erected dams, the river of abundance cannot freely flow to you. Once you deconstruct the dams, blessings flow to you effortlessly. Affirmations facilitate this process by re-directing your focus to the positive in your experience and away from the sabotaging, negative self-talk that builds dams.
Try the above experiment and read your affirmations aloud to yourself every morning in the mirror. Always conclude with a gratitude statement, such as, “Thank you for the blessings in my life now and for those that are presently on their way to me.” Finally, declare, “As I will it, so may it be,” and go forth to conquer the day! 🙂