A positive path for spiritual living

How to Create Affirmations

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 1:34pm -- ptanji
By Brenda S. Ehret

Many years ago I began a practice of affirming prosperity in my life. For years I affirmed abundance while experiencing no change in my financial affairs. Ultimately, I came to realize that all the while I was avidly affirming prosperity, I was firmly holding the belief that there is not enough money to go around.

When we embark on the affirmation adventure, it is important to shine some light on our core beliefs. In order to actually manifest or actualize our highest good, our core beliefs must be in alignment with the affirmation. For instance, if I am affirming that I choose prosperity for myself and gladly accept all the good that comes to me, I must be willing to implicitly trust that God is my source and is indeed providing all that I desire in order to manifest prosperity in my life.

Only when I changed my mind and released my belief that “there's never enough” did I begin to experience true prosperity! The practice of affirmations comes out of a deep desire for change in our lives. When we truly are ready and willing to do what it takes to create change, we are ready to set the affirmation process into motion.

In order to do this, we use a divine law called the “law of attraction.” Basically, this law states that we attract into our lives whatever we focus our attention and energy on. Typically, an affirmation is geared toward something we want to create in our lives—a circumstance that does not currently exist. A key to creating an affirmation is to begin by claiming the condition in the present tense. For example, if I desire to create better health for myself, I might affirm: I am in perfect health. I choose to exercise daily and to eat nutritiously. It is imperative to begin the affirmation with “I.”

It can be tempting to unwittingly add a future tense to the affirmation. This sets up an unconscious belief that the desired circumstance will indeed remain forever in the future. Note, in the previous affirmation there is no “I am going to” or “I will.” Affirmations are stated in the present tense.

If daily prayer or meditation is a commitment you are willing to make, you can build an affirmation around that desire. I set aside 30 minutes daily for communion with God. Another example might be: Through daily prayer time, I deepen my spiritual life.

Once you've created the affirmation that is perfect for you, it is important to instill it in your consciousness daily. A daily walk or daily drive is an opportune time to repeat your affirmations.

If you're willing to see how affirmations can change your life, commit to practicing affirmations for a minimum of thirty days. I bring about change in my life through practicing affirmations for the next 30 days. Give it a try—you could change your life!