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By definition, an affirmation is a statement that is regularly repeated to stress its message. Affirmations can be verbally or mentally repeated - or read from a written copy.

The words of an affirmation statement by themselves - when spoken, thought of, or read without a visualized (pictorial) result or a strong emotional connection, are weak affirmations.

Affirmations, when worded correctly and connected with emotionally charged feelings are able to tap into the positive power of your subconscious mind and support the results you desire.

Not all affirmations are created equal. Some are better than others. Your best affirmations are Power Affirmations.


Here is the way to construct Your Power Affirmations


1) Power Affirmations are stated in the present tense.

Power Affirmations are more effective when stated in the present tense.

For example: " I am clean and sober today."


Avoid affirming something in the future tense. For example “I am going to be clean and sober today” is affirming that you are waiting to become clean and sober.


2) Power Affirmations express a positive statement.


Affirmations need to be stated in the most positive terms possible. For example: "I am now completely abstinent" is a powerful affirmation. This statement is powerful because it is positive and reinforces your desired goal and doesn't confuse your subconscious mind with any mention of the undesirable condition.


Avoid negative statements.  Affirm what you want, not what you don't want. For example: "I am no longer using drugs" is a negative statement. It introduces the result you are eliminating.  


3) They're short and specific.


Power Affirmations are simple to say and stress one positive point. This simplicity has a greater impact on your subconscious awareness. For example: “I am honest with myself and others” is brief, in the present tense, and stresses a single positive characteristic.


Affirmations that are long and wordy loose your focus. Keeping them specific and brief adds power. There is no chance for confusion.



How To Use Power Affirmations


1) Repetition


The importance of repetition cannot be overemphasized. It imprints the affirmation into your subconscious mind. Each exposure deepens the effect.


2) Emotional Linking


Visualize the end result like a clear snapshot picture in your mind.  Be passionate about what you see. Keep the image in your mind until you feel the matching emotion as clearly as the picture. Then, think carefully about the meaning of the words as you repeat them. The power is in the combination of image, feeling and easily understood result.


3) Persistence


Repeating affirmations regularly creates results much faster than repeating them occasionally.  

The effects of your sessions keep building on each other and have a compounding effect.


4) Belief

Initially, unshakable faith in your affirmation isn’t necessary in order for it to work. Your belief will grow with your emerging success. What is needed at first is the ability to feel what you will be feeling when your affirmation is fulfilled. Every time that you have a need, and your need is met, a certain "sensation" is produced in you. You need to bring up that same sensation when you state your affirmation.

Another way of explaining this: Let yourself feel with every fiber of your being, that what you picture has already happened. Lock onto that feeling. This is the power your unconscious taps into as it helps to shape your future.


5) Immerse Yourself


Personalize your affirmations. They must be your personal affirmation. Your affirmation captures your spirit. It feels right for you. The stronger your connection with your affirmation, the deeper the impression it makes on your mind.


There we go. You now have simple, straight to the point instructions for creating your own Power Affirmations.


Although the practice of creating and repeating affirmations is easy, it is challenging to repeat the affirmations consistently while experiencing the highly charged emotional state necessary for Power Affirmations.


Your Three Steps


Start with the snapshot of you achieving your affirmation - picture it.


Tap into the feelings that accompany your achievement - feel it.


Repeat the affirmation deliberately while you keep the image and feeling in your mind - combine feelings and mental picture.


Because you are not already affirmed, you will not automatically begin your affirmations. Set a time each day, every day, to focus on your Power Affirmations.


It becomes automatic after you do it enough to see and feel the changes that occur - just as you pictured it.


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