Thoughts on Affirmation

You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. – James Lane Allen

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In every moment we are creating or altering our futures. Our lives are a product of our thoughts, our visualizations, our intentions, our emotions, our feelings, our beliefs, our attitudes, our expectations. Our lives are also the products of our spoken words and our physical actions. Added to our thoughts and actions are the programming that is feed to us from our society, our religion, our culture, our family and friends. Each and everyone one of us has the power within to change our life.

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Thoughts are the basis of all manifestation. ENERGY FOLLOW THOUGHTS or ENERGY FOLLOWS CONSCIOUSNESS.

An affirmation from Latin affirmare —n.

1. the act or an instance of affirming; state of being affirmed.

2. the assertion that something exists or is true.

3. something that is affirmed; a statement or proposition that is declared to be true.

4. confirmation or ratification of the truth or validity of a prior judgment, decision, etc.

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Affirmations are one tool that we can use to change our thought pattern. An affirmation is like planting a seed. If this seed is to grow and blossom than it needs to be tended to every day. When working with affirmations daily one may find that each day becomes more joyous than the one before it.

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Notice that I said may and not will become joyous. The reason for that is in order for manifestation, magick, prayer, or affirmation to work one must be aware of and overcome the following negative patterns.

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First is doubt or disbelief or a subconscious feeling/belief that we do not truly deserve that which we desire or that which we are affirming to. These feelings or beliefs will sabotage our efforts.

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For any one that works manifestation, magick, or affirmation, doubt will always overcome your will and intent when using these tools.

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Related to this is that we have habitual tendencies that may lead to self defeating behavior. Bottom line is you have to feel that you deserve to win.

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Another thing to consider is that existence always gives us what we need and not always what we want, therefore, winning the lottery may be what we are trying to attract to us, but the lessons one might learn from winning this is not in our highest interests, so the universe doesn’t produce what we are trying to attract to us. It has been my experience that this is truer when working magick or manifestation, than when working with affirmation and prayer.

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Here are some thoughts on affirmation that I found at various places on the web.

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Affirmations are statements of acceptance that one uses to allow the manifestation of your destiny. They are powerful and positive thoughts and statements sent out to the universe. To do positive affirmations, you need to eliminate the negativity around you. You must first believe that YOU CAN manifest your destiny. It must be a positive, powerful belief not just ‘maybe I’ll try and see if this works”. Together with Visualizations, you can create the life you want.

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An affirmation is a form of autosuggestion in which a statement of a desirable intention or condition of the world or the mind is deliberately meditated on and/or repeated in order to implant it in the mind. Many believers recommend accompanying recitations with mental visualization of a desired outcome. Affirmation could be viewed positively as a mobilization of one’s inner resources. For example, believers would consider “I Am making more room in my life for success every day” a much wiser affirmation than “I will win the lottery today!” Affirmations are always phrased in the first person and usually in a present tense (“I Am”) rather than a future tense (“I will”) in order to increase the realization of the statement for the affirmation. Affirmations are believed to be a very powerful means of reprogramming the subjective mind. They appear to be most effective when repeated in a quiet and restful state of mind and body, and when the desired outcome is vividly experienced in one’s mind and resulting emotions are felt.

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Perhaps the most often used and well-known affirmation is the word “Amen,” which can be translated simply as “so be it” or “and so it is,” affirming the truth of whatever was written or said immediately prior. While often used to conclude prayer, the word itself is neutral as to its context and exemplifies a logical affirmation more than a spiritual one.

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Gra, Dilseacht, Cairdeas — Love, Loyalty, Friendship

/|\ By Land, Sea, and Sky one hundred thousand Blessings to all who read these words!

To bring Peace, be Peaceful … A Celtic Warrior.

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