How do I use affirmations?
What are they?
They are sentences stating things I want to do and accomplish.
They are in all parts of my life:
They are NOT:
“I should do this.”
“Some day I will….”
They are MUSTS.
I have a burning desire to do them.
I will not give up until they are accomplished.
Here are a few I have:
“I spend one on one time with each of my kids.”
“I have energy everyday to perform all my tasks because I get the sleep I need each night.”
“I help one person at a time as powerfully as I can.”
I like to read my affirmations before I go to bed and let them work while I sleep.
I also like to read them before my Centering Prayer sit.
I give them to God.
And do my sit.
God is my partner.
I would not have it any other way.
What is my barometer that makes an affirmation stick?
It excites me.
I have inner peace about it.
It will not harm me or others.
It is sometimes outside of my comfort zone. (That is how I grow!)
Sometimes I remove affirmations.
Other times I tweak them and make them more powerful.
I do want to emphasize an important point.
Affirmations are no good without this:
You must take action.
You must discern what actions to take each day.
Often the same daily action will lead to powerful change and transformation.
I encourage you to set affirmations.
Take daily action.
And let them rest while you sleep or take your silent sit.
Silence and Action are a powerful pair.
Use them both wisely.
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