manifest anything you want with daily affirmations
Our thoughts are incredibly powerful. If you think about it, the only thing we have complete control over is ourselves - our minds, our actions. And that alone, is already so powerful in a sense that we get to shape what is happening around us. Reality is essentially perceptions, and by having control over how we perceive things, we essentially are able to create the reality we want to see. Each thought that we put out into the universe contributes to the world we live in and the energy at which we vibrate at.
What are affirmations?
Affirmations are positive sentences that you say to yourself repeatedly to help you shift your mindset in a positive manner. They help with rewiring your mind, filling it with new positive beliefs and perceptions. Your subconscious mind then uses these affirmations as guidelines for how you live your life, therefore they are extremely powerful. Say something to yourself long enough and it’ll become who you are, so be sure to only surround yourself with words that will lift you up. Affirmations can also be incredibly powerful for helping you manifest the things that you desire quicker. By repeating what you want in life as affirmations, you are shifting your energy to align with where you want to be in life, and in turn it will allow you to transform into the best version of yourself much quicker and easier.
Everything that we repeatedly say to ourselves out loud or in our thoughts is an affirmation. The Reticular Activating System (RAS) is a part of our brain that makes words that get repeated over time as part of our identity, positive or negative. Just like sowing seeds in a fruit garden. When we water and nurture the seeds every day, they will grow (most of them). That´s like repeating an affirmation. If you have a tomato plant seed, you plant that seed and water it. Can you expect to get apples? No, of course not. You expect to get tomatoes. That´s how our subconscious mind works. It doesn´t care if you want the seeds you plant to grow. As long as you water and nurture them (affirm repeatedly), they will grow.
How we speak to ourselves is so important, and it also greatly affects the way that we think. Because we have the power in choosing our words, it is so important to speak to ourselves in a way that will lift us up and cultivate us for the highest good of ourselves. We have the power and we should utilize that in our favor by using our words in a way that will make us feel good and attract positivity into our lives. Remember, feeling good is your job. Affirmations essentially help us to feel good and radiate positive energy, which will in turn help us attract more amazing things into our lives.
I love using affirmations in my life to help me manifest the things that I wish to achieve or to help me be the best version of myself. Affirmations help me to rewire my mind positively, it makes it easier for me to visualize that I already have what I want, and when I visualize myself at that place that I wish to be, the positive energy that is vibrating from me will help me get from where I am to where I want to be. When you constantly vibrate at the energy where you are overflowing with abundance in all areas in your life, you have to get to where you want to go, there is no other way.
It sounds crazy, right? But try it. I like to think of it this way, and it is so incredibly empowering for me. I used to be a skeptic but what harm is there? Try it and see if you feel a change in energy within you! It is said that the universe abhors a vacuum. Wherever there is a void, the universe seeks to fill it. So, when you’re constantly shifting your energy to the place you want to get to, but your physical self is not yet there, the universe will have to fill that void. That’s how you’re going to get from where you are to where you want to be, no doubt about that.
“Thoughts are not fleeting ephemera of life, here one moment and gone the next; like the sculptor with his blade, each thought you have is another change you make to yourself.
This is the magic of affirmations: affirmations engage this cognitive bias in your favor. When you do affirmations, you are teaching your brain a new way to think about the world. This changes what your brain processes on your behalf, leading you to see different things and have different thoughts, until the landscape changes so much that you get what it is you affirmed. The best affirmations are specific because it gives your brain a very clear set of guidelines on what to process for you.”
How to create powerful affirmations to change your life:
1. Be in a good mood & calm environment
Your affirmations are most powerful when they are written and said when you are radiating good energy. Release all negative energy, do some breathing exercises if you need. Make your environment as calm and cozy as you need and play some 432Hz music to raise your vibrations and begin writing down or saying your affirmations.
2. Write it in the present tense, as if you already have it
Affirmations are most powerful when they are written or said in the present tense. Use words like “I am”, and write it from a point of view that you already have what you are trying to achieve. If you use a future tense like “I am going to be successful”, a week from now your affirmation will still be “I am going to be successful” and you will find that what you want will find it difficult to get to you because it seems out of reach to you. Saying it in a future tense will make your subconscious wonder “when is it going to happen?” But on the contrary, saying it in present tense allows your mind to process the affirmation as happening right now and then.
If it is difficult, sometimes I like to imagine that in an alternate reality, there is an another version of me – I would like to call her the highest version of myself. And my highest self has already achieved all these things that I am trying to manifest, and she is just waiting for me to get there. The mindset is that I have to get there, it’s just a matter of time, but eventually I will get there. So I would draft my affirmations as something like this: “In another reality, I am ____”, but I will only write it down starting from “I am”. The beginning words “in another reality” just helps me to better visualize it, and it empowers me to know that I will get what I want.
Example: I am happy, healthy, and successful in all areas of my life.
3. It should not contain negative words
Draft your affirmations, and scan through it to make sure that there are no negative words in your sentences. If there are, try rephrasing it with positive words / from a positive point of view.
Negative: I am no longer fat
Fat is a negative word.
Positive rephrasing: I am perfect in my own way and I am confident about my body.
4. Do not write it from a place of lack
Do not write your affirmations from a perspective that you are lacking in all these things. Write it from a perspective that you already have all these things. You can’t manifest abundance if you’re writing your affirmations from feelings of lack.
5. You must believe in it
You can be as specific as you want but try not to be too specific to the extent that you feel like it is unrealistic or impossible to achieve. The most important thing is that you must believe in your affirmations. You must be able to visualize yourself being in that place as vividly as possible. Let go of all the doubts and self-sabotaging thoughts, and just let yourself immerse in the feeling of visualizing that you already have what you want.
It is extremely useful to simply repeat your affirmations as many times as you need till you truly believe in it and you feel an energetic shift in your body. Repetition helps greatly in changing your subconscious mind. Say it out loud as many times as you need, or write it down as many times as you want. There is also the 55x5 method where you write down your affirmations 55 times everyday for 5 consecutive days. Make sure to be present and not let your mind wander off when saying or writing each sentence, do not do it just for the sake of it. Say or write each sentence with true intention.
The law of attraction has three steps – ask, believe & receive.
Ask: Know what you want specifically and ask for it
Believe: Trust in the process and trust that you are a limitless being and you can manifest anything
Receive: Prepare yourself and be ready to receive what you asked for
Vivid visualization by feeling like you already have the things you asked for helps you to prepare yourself for this. Pay attention to signs and opportunities that come your way and be ready to act on them if needed.
Once you have written down your list of affirmations, you can refer to them and say it daily. You can do it in the morning before you start your day, or at night before you go to bed. Some people find it helpful to do it in front of a mirror, some people find it easier to close their eyes and read out their affirmations and visualize them with a clear mind. Repeat your affirmations as many times as you need, and then once you are done, let them go. Do not dwell on them, or wonder how they will happen. Just let them go and have faith that the universe will support you.
A side note to also be patient and trust the process. Sometimes you may feel like nothing is happening and you’re not getting anywhere near your goals. Sometimes it may be because you are not ready to possess whatever it is you want, as there are more things you need to learn or there are more things the universe needs to prepare you for in order for you to get there. But eventually, you will, I promise you that.
Affirmations help us believe in the potential of anything we want to manifest, and by doing it consistently, it constantly reassures us that our words will become our reality. Have an open mind to it and it’ll be a tool to help you achieve amazing things.