Positive affirmations are a way to raise your energetic vibrational frequency and to declare to the Universe, to the infinite potential and power within you that you are ready for abundance and all you deserve. Typically, positive affirmations are statements to help you overcome self-defeating, self-limiting, and distorted thoughts/beliefs. Visit my previous blog post, The Art of Disentangling Your Mind, to learn more about the negative effects of such thoughts and how to transform them into positive affirmations.
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It is important for the affirmation to be in the present tense as if it is already happening. It is also more effective if the statement is specific, but wide enough for the Universe and for God to help manifest your wishes.
Repeating the affirmations without actually opening your heart has little to no effect. Opening your heart means truly feeling the positive, loving energy vibrate through your entire being in the form of sensations, visual imagery, empowerment, and/or unconditional love.
The idea is to FEEL the affirmation cascading down from your mind to your heart as you feel your heart and chest expand all the way down to your feet and beyond. A helpful imagery to generate this feeling is to imagine a bright golden, white light shining above your head and down through the crown of your head to your feet carrying the affirmation through your mind, heart, body, and spirit. Explore other ways to open your heart such as deep/diaphragmatic breathing into your heart center, other types of positive imagery, gratitude, prayer, or meditation. Again, the idea is not only to think the affirmation, but to FEEL the affirmation in your entire being by opening your heart.
It is also effective to add a statement to the end of the affirmation such as: “so may it be done” or “so it is” and then release it to the Universe, to God. If you worry or ruminate about the outcome of the affirmation, then you will hinder the manifestation of the affirmation.
The end statement can be anything of your choosing just as long as it provides a sense of empowerment and self-love. The statement provides an extra exclamation point at the end of the affirmation. I found it also reminds my ego to stand down so my heart may fully expand declaring unconditional love for self which resonates unconditional love for others, like a ripple effect.
MY EXPERIENCE WITH THE SOUL HEALING PRACTICE
I’ve been working on the following affirmations: “I am worthy of abundance in every form because I am love” and “My dreams and desires will come true with balance, harmony, ease, and protection”. I noticed as I repeated these affirmations there was a part of me blocking the energy from expanding. Most likely as you may have learned through my previous blog posts, the block is due to a core belief of unworthiness. I decided to add the statement “so may it be done”.
With the aid of the golden, white light imagery, I felt the affirmation cascading through my entire being. By adding the end statement, I immediately felt a sense of empowerment and self-respect dispelling the victim role.
By taking my power back, I provided myself unconditional love and demonstrated to the Universe and to God I’m truly ready for all I deserve and more. These affirmations will in turn provide unconditional love not only for me, but for others as well. Remembering as done to me, to include what I do to myself, is done to others. Choosing to spread love and abundance rather than negativity and lack.
Thank you for another opportunity for healing, expansion, and soul elevation.
The purpose of this blog is to share with you how I integrate my professional mental health experience, personal experience, and spiritual awareness in the form of soul healing practices. By sharing my experience, it is my hope it will provide a practical example of how to interrupt and eventually resolve the cyclic energy of suffering and to elevate your soul.
These practices work best when you are ready to heal and expand. It is OK if you are not quite ready. Please be gentle and patient with yourself. You will heal and expand when you are ready. Sending you so much love, warmth, and compassion.
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The soul healing practices provided in this blog are meant as a tool to aid in healing and not for psychotherapy or social work practice requiring a contractual, professional relationship. If you need consistent therapeutic care and/or crisis intervention due to being at risk of harming yourself or others, then seek professional and/or emergency services immediately.
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