Affirmations have been around for years as a method of changing negative beliefs to beliefs that work for your life. If a belief is causing disharmony in your home…..what could you change it to? A classic example is when one member, thinking that he/she is ‘right’, constantly creates disharmony by believing that the house should be kept neat and tidy all the time. Is this belief/expectation worth the angst? Some individuals will hang onto this expectation at any cost! Is this belief working well for the family? If not, what could you change it to?
Here are the basic 3 steps for Affirmation Imprinting.
1. They must be personal
You are going to use the words “I” and “My” in each case. For example, a proper affirmation would be “I am confident when speaking in front of a large audience”, not “You are confident….”
2. They must be positive
You would state your affirmation like this: “I eat healthy meals each day.” A negative, and thus ineffective affirmation, would be “I don’t eat junk food.”
You see – although the subconscious is a powerful tool, it is still rather simple.
It sees what you are saying as “images” rather than words… so it can’t comprehend words like “don’t” and “can’t.”
When you say, “I don’t eat junk food,” your subconscious mind brings up an IMAGE of you and junk food, and you actually begin to reinforce the behavior that you are trying to change!
3. They must be in present time
Logically you would think to make your affirmation in the future tense, as in “I will be successful in my business.” But this isn’t the case.
When you put your statement out into the future, no “tension” is created within the subconscious mind, and therefore NO imprinting or changes will occur.
Just by changing that same affirmation to present tense, “I AM successful in my business,” you create the tension needed and your subconscious goes to work.
These three guidelines are CRUCIAL to Successful Affirmation Imprinting.
Ok, now you know how to write powerful and persuasive affirmations…
Write one, and add the word ‘because’ at the end of your affirmation.
“I am fit and healthy because………………..”
Feel the difference!
The power is in the feeling of your affirmation.