This article will discuss specific techniques for using law of attraction affirmations effectively.
Most people who have used affirmations can attest that the results that come with them are largely hit or miss – sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t.
This is a common problem and it is because most affirmations demand too radical a change in a short period of time.
Affirmations, as we know them, do not allow for gradual change. They want to get you from point A to point Z in one fell swoop, and they may fail because their demands are simply too rigid.
The secret, of course, is to take gradual steps towards the mind-state that you wish to develop.
This is done with a series of affirmations that build upon each other.
For example, the affirmations that you are using today are the next logical step from the affirmations that you used last week. They are easy for the mind to believe, and they don’t coerce any kind of mental demand from your unconscious.
So let’s get started.
Here are some proven techniques that will allow you to go from your current mind beliefs into the mind beliefs that you want to manifest:
The first thing to realize is that you have to allow yourself to actually believe that affirmations can work for you.
We know our doubts are the children of our limited beliefs. And we know that beliefs are only repeated thoughts and feelings.
So if you don’t believe that you can do something, what happens? Well, you can’t do it. It’s like the old saying goes: “Whether you believe you can or you can’t," either way you are right.
So the first affirmations I’m going to offer you are based on the word ALLOW.
The first step is to simply allow yourself to believe that law of attraction affirmations can work for you. Here are some great statements that will help you to achieve that dynamic of allowing:
"I now choose to allow myself to…."
"I am now allowing myself…"
"I am now giving myself permission to explore ways to…"
"I am now exploring ways to…"
By using language like this we reduce the strong negative reactions in our subconscious mind. We will feel less threatened by new affirmations that challenge our most guarded beliefs (whether they are conscious or unconscious).
In this way we work more with the “Law of Non-Resistance,” which is a central tenet of Bob Proctor’s “The 11 Forgotten Laws.”
The first step includes simply give yourself permission, permission to explore.
This dynamic seems to work better because you are only exploring, not necessarily committing; at least initially. When you bring this dynamic to your affirmations you will see that you relax about it and become more playful.
The next step is to add on to the affirmations as you see fit.
If you are trying to manifest money for example, you will need to eventually convince yourself that you are already rich. If you, like most people, have trouble with this notion, then you will first want to allow yourself the space to explore “having enough money to live on.”
After that, you can explore “having enough money to live on and to start saving.” After that, you can explore deeper meanings of wealth as you have defined it, and eventually you will be able to accept the affirmation of: “I am rich” or "I am abundant."
Before starting out you should also go to a quite place and do a “dry-run” of your law of attraction affirmations that you would like to use and see how they sit with your mind.
Every thought has a feeling behind it, and if we are very still we can see how certain thoughts are REALLY received by our subconscious.
When you tell yourself that you are rich do you feel some resistance within you?
Do you feel a slight discomfort, or perhaps even some sadness surrounding the notion?
If you do, you’re experiencing resistance, and your ability to use that type of affirmation will be severely hindered because of it.
When you find out what you can and cannot accept, you can customize your affirmations with some of statements above to nurse them along.
Remember, when using affirmations you have to allow yourself the space to explore. Don’t force it; just let yourself merge with them at your own pace.
Being gentle with yourself is one of the greatest things you can do to achieve spiritual realization, and it is one of the main keys to using affirmations as well.
If you bring this philosophy into your practice you will find that you CAN get to your goal, you may just have to pace yourself to do it effectively.
Good luck with using law of attraction affirmations effectively and thanks for reading!