How to Use Affirmations on Mind Chatter:
Words are things: All thought is an affirmation - not just the spoken word.
Affirmations are a powerful tool for manifesting our desires or making deep psychological changes to our personality. The subconscious mind is open to any suggestion and will manifest whatever we tell it. In fact, it cannot tell the difference between reality and suggestions, so it processes suggestions (or affirmations) as being real, and goes about initiating magical processes that actualize those affirmations.
The Four Principles of Affirmations
- Concentration :
Becoming aware of your thoughts is the first step. Sometimes thoughts are cloaked in "feelings" and these also need to be recognized in order to stop the negative process.
- Meditation :
After "awareness" has stopped the negative process, attunement with the "truth" can be established. (The "truth" usually being the complete opposite (180 degrees) of the negative thoughts or feelings.) The "truth" is we are Divine, and any negative self-talk or suggestion is clearly false, and requires a change of perspective to correct. Reach for the truth!
- Visualization :
Now every time you catch yourself dwelling on negative thought begin to replace the negative thought or feeling with your affirmation. Say it to yourself silently and "feel" the truth.
- Adoration :
Bring it into your day to day activities. Say it to yourself out loud. Say it into a mirror, "You are gorgeous!"
For most affirmations, what is required is to analyze the negative thought or situation to find its' absolute opposite. This might take some work such as with quitting smoking you need to say "I don't smoke!" Or with loosing weight, "I'm not hungry, my sustenance is spiritual food". Truth is always spiritual and unless you spiritualize it with the light (reason) of truth it has no power.
- Where is the power?
The power is in the words. Words are a vibration that manifest and hold together forms. The Logos is the Word and we are co-creators - how you mediate between the world of thought and the world of form is measured by how "more than human" you can become.
- Where is the Inspiration?
The inspiration is the creative muse, a level of consciousness known as imagination. Imagination is a level of higher mind - beyond mind chatter, clear - beyond ego. You can access your creative power only if you go clear, no ego. The only way to go clear is to be inspired. Most humans are so jaded we have lost our ability to be awestruck, to be inspired, to be lifted up out of our misery.
- Where is the demonstration?
(Swedenborg says that god does not answer prayers for anything but for spiritual things, like patience, understanding, forgiveness, etc.) Therefore a demonstration can not be seen by anyone but you. The demonstration cannot be the goal, but the prayer for strength to overcome will be answered. Faith is the demonstration.
The power is within. The power is brought to awareness through inspiration. The inspiration causes a demonstration of faith. With faith we are not afraid to act - and all our actions are successful - whether we win or lose.