CREATING YOUR OWN AFFIRMATIONS
March 20, 2010 by ravenstarshealingroom
To create your own affirmations, you need to set goals and at the same time be flexible so the Universe can bring you more than you asked for.
Take a piece of paper and list all those things that make you happy and list the things that you desire to create in 2010. Start with the smaller things that have less emotional importance behind them. As you do this, also write up any fears, beliefs or doubts that you have regarding the thing or circumstance that you wish to create. Maybe you wish to stop smoking, lose weight, find a partner or make more money. Ask yourself about your beliefs regarding your body, your ability to look attractive and be healthy, your worthiness for love and companionship. Ask yourself what you really believe about money. Are you allowed to pray for these things? Are these things spiritual? When you have completed this task, get a feeling/sense of how many times you told yourself no, or that guilt or a belief in your inability came up to be heard. How many times did an inner voice tell you that your dream was not possible? Which voice did you believe, the one that says that you can do and have what you want, or did you give in to the voice of doubt?
It is your choice what you believe, be aware of your limiting beliefs, change and move beyond them, and then you will see new forms unfolding in your life.
“Perhaps you might make a claim such as, I can be a great violinist,” but when challenged you back down and say that you were only joking. But of course you were not. You do have that feeling within you, it is just that the thought form has difficulty having integrity and self-worth. It feels that what others think is more important than what you think.” Stuart Wilde
Uncovering Hidden Beliefs
Writing things down is a very powerful way of uncovering beliefs. You may choose one of several of the following topics to uncover your beliefs about: Love, God, Your Body, Money, Sexuality, Relationships, Health etc. Start at the top of the page with ‘I believe that (my body, God, love, sex etc) is …………… Keep doing this until you feel that you have nothing more to write. You will most probably be quite surprised by many of the things you have written. Read and re-read this list of beliefs and then start asking yourself which beliefs are fearful and which beliefs support you in creating what you want.
Ask yourself where certain beliefs came from and decide whether they are still serving you. Don’t judge yourself for holding any negative beliefs. Instead, congratulate your ability to change the future by changing the past.
Another very powerful exercise is making use of the non-dominant hand. If you are right handed then the non-dominant hand is the left hand and if you are left handed, the non-dominant hand is the right hand. By using your non-dominant hand to write out the answers when uncovering your hidden beliefs, you can tap into the deep inner wisdom of the inner child and you soul. This system of uncovering your inner self and it’s truths can lead to unprecedented levels of healing and harmony. To start, take you pen in you usual writing hand and write out a question such as this: Inner Self, please reveal to me my beliefs about (God, money, sex, my body etc) and tell me how I can change things so that I can create more joy in my life. Now place the pen into your non-dominant hand. Close your eyes and in a moment or two, you will feel an internal ‘click’ that will indicate that you are ready to write out the answers. Open your eyes and start to write. It may feel very awkward at first, and maybe the handwriting will be difficult to read, but you will soon be on your way to solving some of your deepest issues in life. This exercise can put you directly in touch with your Inner Child or Higher Self. For some of you, there may be an emotional release involving anger or tears. Allow that which needs to be expressed be expressed. Sometimes, the inner child can express anger that will be directed at you. Be aware that this is a time for solving inner conflicts and remember that all expressions of negativity are simply requests for more love. So love each part of yourself and be kind, gentle and patient with yourself.
Once you have identified what it is you want to have,write down any ideas you have about how to create it in your life. Think about the essence of what it is you wish to have and develop to bring these qualities into your life. If you have decided to stop smoking for example, you may be thinking about being more grounded or the ability to breathe deeper and feel your emotions without having fear of them. Practice doing these things and imagine your home being filled with the scent of flowers and being able to take in the breath of life fully, without hesitation or fear.
You may be wishing for more money. Imagine yourself doing all the things you love doing and see how your love and enthusiasm spill over and reach those that you can be of service to. See yourself being paid for doing that which you love to do and see those that you serve being enriched by your services.
Visualization is a powerful way of bringing new things and forms into your life. Once you set a goal, start a diary or journal, and visualize having what it is you want every day. Choose a time once or twice per day when you know that you will not be disturbed and visualize the thing you want. You may wish to pray or to create sacred ceremonies around your visualization, write your own song or mantra and sing it under the shower.
Visualize events flowing, see people accepting your ideas and your energy, feel in control of what is moving toward you. Feel this magic that is a part of you. Walk outside, meditate or sit and listen to your favorite music; relax in the bath or sing in the shower. In this state you will begin to look at the words you speak and if they mean what they say or if they contain only half-truths of who you are. If you’re having trouble picking affirmations for yourself, try affirming a phrase like, When I speak my voice is strong, calm and vibrant. OR My mind flows with concise and yet powerful messages whenever I will it to do so. OR I express my thoughts vividly and with enthusiasm.
In Stuart Wilde’s book “AFFIRMATIONS”, he writes..
“As you begin to see your life as a manifestation of energy, you will find that your best work is in “consciousness.” This means that as you think and feel and indicate what it is you want in thought, realty is transformed around you. Eventually you will perceive only dimensions of your own creation and these thought forms will have beauty.”
Stuart Wilde’s book not only teaches you how to write affirmations, he also explains the power of the “word” and how this ‘power of change’ affects you and others. Affirmations align your SELF with compassion, trust, self-respect and confidence. Others will see your strength and independence.
In his book Stuart Wilde writes that affirmations will also “detach you from the world, for it is basically weak. Part of this detachment is your ability to withdraw from the mind set and the feelings of society around you. Remember, the way society controls you is that it implies that you are in some way responsible to it, or that at the very least you have a duty to it. This of course is not true and the God Force does not ask you to support, or not to support anything. …….one you go beyond worrying about whether people like you or not, then you can undercut their manipulation of you and establish a feeling of total independence.”