Think Positive: Using Affirmations to Create Health, Wealth and
by: Laura Turner
You’ve heard the buzzwords: Attitude is everything! Change your
perspective! Have a positive outlook! But, can these words really
change our future? And if so, how?
In my childhood and adolescence, I was skeptical. If my brother
was born without being able to walk – how could my attitude or
outlook change anything?
As I got older I continued to reflect on a youth seemingly
filled with disappointments and doubts. And in talking to my
friends and family, I realized I wasn’t alone; we’ve all
experienced them. Then, I started taking a good, long look at
myself and my feelings:
I realized that my deepest feelings were the ones guiding me
forward; challenging me to reach to the depth of what I was able to
feel – happy or sad – and allowed me to explore the dimensions of
So, why do I share this with you? Through all the laughs,
disappointment and sorrow I’ve learned: We can use the power of our
feelings to build a stronger, happier, positive life. I’ve also
discovered a secret way to facilitate this process:
How Affirmations Work
How do affirmations work? They are a simple exercise that can
tap you in to this positive, creative part of yourself.
This place is free from your ego (the part of all of us that is
a leaky tire in constant need of being filled up from outside
Affirmations are different. They allow you to tap into the
secret, powerful, depths of yourself and care for your being by
affirming what is there.
Do you feel a calling toward a particular feeling you have been
having? Is there something in your life that you need and desire to
If you can use you mind's eye to creatively visualize you can
bring forward all that you desire. How? Simply by “affirming” that
it is already here.
The key to the success of an affirmation is its potential or the
potentiality of your creative thought.
The laws of the universe will respond then not to your “asking”
for what you wish – for it does not respond to begging or
supplication. The universe responds to affirming statements:
I AM BEAUTIFUL!
I AM HEALTHY!
I AM KIND AND LOVING!
Thus, it takes the ideas of creative visualization one step
further. It takes a picture from inside your head, a “thought” and
creates a statement about this thought in a “word” or verbal
Take some time to affirm what is in your heart. What do you wish
for? Choose an affirming statement to focus on and place your
attention on it:
I AM ABUNDANT!
I AM LOVED!
Applying An Affirmation
So how to make the laws of affirmation work in your life? Let’s
focus for a moment on the “word” aspect of this "thought, word and
The words “I am” are a very powerful tool. These words, once
again, exceed the ego. “I AM” tells the universe to put the wheels
of energy in motion. It tells the universe you are ready to receive
Already you can see the importance of this process. I AM
If I write this on an index card and place it in my pocket,
write it several times in my notebook, say it out loud to myself:
What happens? I manifest beauty! I feel beautiful.
Waiting The Results In Peace
Once you have affirmed and written you intentions and spoken
them, the “action” needs to come from you. Think: If I already had
the thing I wished for, what would I do?
For example: if I am beautiful – I need to ask myself: Am I
wearing beautiful clothing? Is my make-up on? Am I honoring my body
with exercise and nutrition? And if not: I need to take a long look
at how I am treating myself – If I wasn't feeling beautiful before,
perhaps treating myself better is what I need to heal.
Take a moment today to focus on what you need to heal. Then
apply the Thought – Word – Action process. I think you will find it
to be a powerful tool.
For more information on the beauty of affirmations please check
out Louise Hay’s Power Thought Cards: www.hayhouse.com
Also highly recommended is Dr. Wayne W. Dyers book “There’s a
Spiritual Solution To Every Problem.” A great read.
Remember: Affirm, take action and “wait the results in peace.”
Continue to remain open to receive and I think you will find that
that your blessings will far exceed your expectations.