How an Affirmation Ritual Can Change Your Self Narrative

How you talk to yourself matters ALOT! You can literally turn yourself against yourself based on what you are saying to yourself.

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When was the last time you monitored the conversation you are having with yourself? Most are not even aware of the conversation going on in their head. Every situation in your life can be traced back to what you are telling yourself. Words are one of the most powerful forces in the universe because of their ability to reproduce.

Words have the power to reproduce

Words are seed and when you speak them, you are planting them. When seeds are planted, a germination process begins. When you continue to speak the same words, you are watering the seed. When the seed is watered, it swells, ruptures and begin to take root. As the seed (your words) receive more and more oxygen, germination kicks in and the seed undergoes division and expansion, ultimately impregnating you with a seedling (a situation or circumstance), that could be good or bad for you, depending on the nature of the seed (words). Scriptures tells us that a seed will always produce after its kind. (Genesis 1:12). Which means whatever circumstance or situation shows up in your life can be attributed to the seeds (words) you sowed into your own spirit. They can either hurt or heal you. Words never return void or empty. It's like conceiving a child, at the appointed time, you will hold in your arms that bundle of joy. Likewise, when you sow destructive seeds into your life, at the appointed time, you will hold in your arms a bundle of pain that you yourself summoned.

Affirm is not just the recital of words, to affirm is to tell with confidence and believe with conviction

Affirmations are powerful, positive statements that affirm what you believe about yourself. The key is you have to believe what you are saying. Positivity alone will not manifest anything if there is no conviction behind it. Belief in what you are telling yourself can literally transform your life and rewrite your story.

“Tell yourself something good.”

You can start by writing down all the things you love about yourself and finding a way to reframe what you don't. For instance if you are saying things like "I'm so stupid, I just keep making the same mistakes over and over again." You can reframe that statement with "I release myself from the memory of past mistakes. Instead I choose to focus on the progress I am making as a result of them."

5 Steps for Making Affirmations Work for You

The powerful technique of affirmations has helped thousands of people obtain everything they desire. Many people practice positive affirmations daily, but not everyone manages to benefit. Affirmations work a lot like visualization and setting goals. If you practice affirmations but aren't enjoying the results, then you are probably doing something wrong. Here are five simple steps for making affirmations work for you.

Step #1 – You Must Feel It

Many don't see results from their daily affirmations because they are merely doing it for the sake of doing it. They aren't associating any emotions or feelings with their affirmations. If you want your affirmations to work for you, then you have to include positive feeling words in your affirmations. When you can feel the emotions, your affirmations will become much more powerful and effective.

Step #2 – Repetition is Key

You will never achieve significant results by taking a single step. The same principle also applies to your affirmations. You have to practice them every day if you want to make them real. You can't just do it once and then forget about it. You have to repeat your affirmations every day until it becomes a habit. When your affirmations become habits, only then will you start seeing the results.

Step #3 – Turn Your Affirmations Into Your Habit

If you want to get the most out of your positive affirmations, you have to turn the practice into a habit. This means that you should repeat your statements at the same time every day. The best times to practice your affirmations is once in the morning and once before you go to sleep. Repeating your affirmations right before you go to sleep at night, it helps your subconscious mind continue to work on what you want in your life.

Step #4 – Belief That it Will Happen

Most people will do their affirmations, but they don't believe that they are going to get what they desire. If you don't believe in something, you will never put in the effort required to obtain it. You will never take action. Your beliefs define your action, and when you believe that you are going to achieve it, you will do whatever it takes to get it.

Step #5 – Commit and Take Action

If you want your affirmations to work for you, then you have to put in your commitment to achieving what you want. If you want to have a slim body, then you have to be committed to that outcome and take action by working out and eating better.

If you want your affirmations to work for you, then you have to be determined that they will. Practice your affirmations daily, with feeling and emotion, and you'll be amazed at how quickly your desires are manifested.

Here are some affirmations you can start with to begin your Affirmation Ritual:

Note: remember when you begin, your mind will not believe you, but as you consistently affirm yourself, eventually your words will take root and become a reality in your life. Be gentle with yourself. Nothing is built overnight - everything begins with as a seed but you must consistently feed the seed for it to grow.

I use my failures as a stepping stone I have the power to change my story I have the courage to say no I am good enough, no matter what I am a person of value and worth no one can make me feel inferior I am getting stronger everyday My strength is greater then any struggle that comes against me No one is wrapped like me and that is my power My confidence knows no limits I choose hope over fear I believe in myself and accept myself as I am I am now creating my life exactly as I imagine it I am at peace with who I am I am a magnet for miracles I am attracting wealth I know what I am doing, and I will be OK Calmness spreads through my thoughts and actions

Keep telling yourself something good and good will eventually show up!


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