Monday, September 6, 2010

The Power of Affirmations

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7

I have been practicing affirmations off and on for the last 20 years. They inspire me and motivate me for a while. When the movie The Secret came out, I got a new boost. Ah, I have to add some emotions, and then visualize the outcome I want.

The problem with affirmations is that you get this back talk in your mind, saying: yah, you are not going to do it, you have never done that, you can’t do that, etc. In other word your brain doesn’t believe these positive statements. That argument in my mind always bothered me and in the end, I discontinued the affirmations because I got tired of the opposition of my mind.

What are affirmations? They are positive statements and/or words which we repeat over and over in order to overwrite our subconscious mind.

Why do we need affirmations? Our subconscious mind has been programmed all of our lives with beliefs, opinions, statements by parents, teachers and just about anybody. Every thought, every feeling and everything in between has been recorded to the very detail. When we go along with these beliefs and opinions, there is no disturbance.

But watch out when you come with a positive statement like: I am powerful, I am rich, I am worthy, etc. Your ego stands at the door of your subconscious mind and will tell you right away, NO, that is not so. By the law of attraction, anything positive is first rejected because most of the programming we received is negative. The affirmation may work for you, if you are very persistent and repeat these positive words over and over for a very long time. Most people don’t have the tenacity to keep up with it.

I was therefore very inspired when I heard a message by a guy named Noah St. John who figured out a way of how to go around the resistance of the subconscious mind. I listened to an interview with him, and he suggested, to start your affirmations with questions like: Why am I so blessed; why am I so rich; why am I so peaceful? Instead of calling them affirmations he calls them afformations. Try it, asking these kind of questions, and you’ll always get a positive answer. Noah explains that the mind is a goal seeking essence of our humanness and will look for the answer. In fact, these kind of questions go straight to the subconscious mind, kind of finding a back door to where the ego doesn’t pay attention. The subconscious mind has unlimited resources and gets activated by asking the right kind of questions. It even goes deeper and accesses the total universal knowledge.

The power of the subconscious mind cannot be accessed by confronting the ego. Obviously when you hit the ego head-on, all positive self-talk or affirmations will be rejected. The conscious mind will reason with you and not accept any of your new mind-set at first. I have read many different approaches of accessing your subconscious mind like listening to subliminal recordings, working with the pendulum, doing muscle testing through PsychKhypnosis, dream interpretations, meditation, or the relaxation method.

It is crucial for us to find a way to access our subconscious mind power, so far, we only use 10%.
Only 10%!!!
Can you imagine what would happen if you could access the remaining 90%?  -- The results would be incredible.

Years ago I read a book called The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Dr. Joseph Murphy. I must have read it 3-4 times since and every time I get really excited about the content and the possibilities it promises. I hope and pray that through the new questioning method of the afformations I can explore a whole new world. How about it?

Find some more interesting links to afformations:
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Paula said...

I love your blog!

Have a nice time!

RaySolution said...

Thanks, Paula, may God bless you.

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