I’ve been thinking about the idea that affirmations are not magic spells or incantations. They are positive statements of fact to be repeatedly affirmed to yourself so that you can replace the negative thoughts you’ve got playing on endless loop. You might not even realize that the thoughts you think create the feelings you have. And the feelings you have cause the actions you take. But I bet you do know that it’s the actions you take that create the results you get.
The English language Is really interesting. And confusing. Often the phrase, “I think” is seen to lack power, to mean a lack of surety. As in, “Do you just think it or do you know it for sure?” When in actuality the thoughts we think have a lot of power. The thoughts we think and the things we say out loud create surety without our being aware of it. What we think becomes what we believe. To quote Abraham-Hicks –
Beliefs are simply thoughts we keep on thinking.
Our words have power when they are in our heads and they gain power exponentially when they come out of our mouths. What we think is what we believe and what we hear ourselves say drives the point home faster and more firmly. I marvel at the number of people who, when they become aware of a negative statement they’ve just made, say, “Oh, I don’t really mean that, it’s just a figure of speech. It’s not a big deal.” A) Then why say it? B) No, it’s not just a figure of speech. C) Yes it is a big deal. Not only do you mean it, you are making it your reality.
In Matthew 15:11, (KJV) Jesus, when challenged on the disciples’ lack of respect for dining traditions said, “Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.”
It’s as true today as it was then.
What thought would you think if you knew it would change your life?
What words would you say if you knew they would speed up the process?
I believe that you can create more positive results in your life – the results that you want for your life – by making consistent, positive changes in your thoughts, words, feelings and actions. Why wait? Right now, take a moment and affirm to yourself:
I honor my self with positive thoughts and amplify my thoughts with positive words.