Yesterday, right in the middle of my busy day, spirit tapped me on the shoulder. I had intended to listen to Louise Hay’s audio as soon as it was released – her Subliminal Affirmations to Heal You
is part of the initial group of offerings from the 2018 Hay House World Summit. Louise has been on my mind lately, and as I sat at my desk, I felt her presence in the room. Without even thinking about it, I clicked on the link and within moments, I was listening to Louise’s lovely voice. As the soothing music and healing affirmations washed over me, I felt my soul expand. I often say that your words and thoughts have power, and I could certainly feel the healing energy as I listened.
Here are a few of Louise’s statements that resonated particularly with me at that moment:
“I approve of myself, exactly as I am right now.”
“I am open and receptive to my highest good and greatest joy.”
“I am worthy of my own love.”
“I have a strong reason for healing and for living.”
And my very favorite…
“All is well with my world.”
How do affirmations work?
Affirmations are much more than just pleasant words. They are statements designed to reprogram your thinking in a positive way. In order for an affirmation to weave it’s magic, it must be positive, and spoken or read repeatedly as a statement of truth. An affirmation never includes phrases like “I’m working toward,” “I need to” or “I hope to,” instead it puts you right where you want to be, right now.
Dress for the job you want!
Career coaches tell their clients to dress for the job you aspire to. Dressing like a manager or executive makes other people view you that way – and most of all, allows you to see yourself as capable, confident and professional. Positive affirmations work the same way! You create your reality with definitive statements like “I radiate love, and it’s reflected back at me.” “My body is healthy and full of energy.” When you find an affirmation that resonates with you, activate positive change by repeating it often. Write it down, say it to yourself throughout the day, even use it as a screen saver on your phone.
My own personal affirmation, and one that I most often share with my students goes like this:
Healthy am I,
Happy am I,
Holy am I,
And so it is.
For me, this affirmation sums everything up! It’s been my personal mantra for years, and I have versions of it in needlework, calligraphy, and watercolors around my home. It reminds me that without changing a thing, I am a divine, loving being with everything I truly need – health and happiness!
Affirmations take the place of negative self-talk.
Another thing I love about affirmations is that they fill up the headspace you might have used in less positive ways. If you meditate or have ever tried to, you know how many thoughts buzz around in your head without your even realizing it. We humans have between 12,000 and 60,000 thoughts a day – and research shows that about 80% of those thoughts are negative! Adding positive thoughts in a language that the brain understands will shift your thought trend, reducing the flow of critical and judgmental self-talk.
I’m so glad that I took a few moments yesterday to tune into the wisdom of the late Louise Hay. While I was on the World Summit website, I saw so many other fascinating and life-changing interviews that will be coming soon – including my own interview – where I teach you how to Supercharge Your Psychic Abilities! I look forward to hearing from you on Facebook. I hope you’ll let me know what you think of it, and while you’re there, please share your favorite affirmation!