Positive affirmations are a way to raise your energetic vibration and to declare to your sacred self, to the infinite potential and power within, that you are ready for abundance, peace and harmony, and all you deserve. Typically, positive affirmations are statements to restore an internal balance, a way to recalibrate your mind, especially if your internal state lingered a bit too long in a lower state of being such as entanglement with self-defeating, self-limiting, and distorted thoughts and beliefs. These lower vibrational thought patterns can cause havoc within you, with suffering not far behind. Although, in my opinion, all experiences are valid, the dark, the light, for soul growth and expansion, especially when these dualistic energies reintegrate into the whole, into oneness within you. Sometimes these lower energies naturally take their course and eventually return to the whole or soul’s harmony, like falling leaves from a tree, but sometimes we get attached to the suffering, leaving little to no room for its opposite to be present, not allowing our leaves to fall. Affirmations whether general or specific are a way to restore the soul’s harmony, to tip the internal scales back to balance, and return to the flow of the soul’s cycle.
If you need additional assistance in identifying lower vibrational thoughts/beliefs, as well as, higher vibrational affirmations, visit my previous blog post, The Art of Disentangling Your Mind.
SOUL HEALING PRACTICE
It is important for the affirmation to be in the present tense as if it is already happening. It is also important to choose affirmations that resonate with your soul, so you feel the energetic shift. Again, affirmations can be specific, but broad enough so you don’t unintentionally attach too tightly to the specifics which can easily tip the internal scales to a lower vibrational state of being. Examples of affirmations may include: it is safe to love and to be loved, I am free to love, it is safe to create, I am free to create, I create my best life ever, I am confident, strong, empowered, it is safe to speak my truth, I am free to speak my truth, I am the voice of sacred divine truth. Again, you can add specifics to these affirmations such as: it is safe to create, I am free to create, I create: anything specific you are creating such as a business, book, art, music, a baby, etc.
Repeating the affirmations without actually opening your heart has little to no effect. Opening your heart means truly feeling the loving energy vibrate through your entire being in the form of body sensations, visual imagery, empowerment, and/or unconditional love.
The idea is to genuinely feel the affirmation cascading down from your mind to your heart, as you feel your heart and chest expand, leading the energy 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 soul. Other ways to open your heart may include techniques such as deep/diaphragmatic breathing into your heart center, other types of positive imagery, gratitude, prayer, meditation, or memories when you felt alive, empowered, or full of joy. Again, the idea is not only to think the affirmation, but to authentically feel the affirmation in your entire being by opening your heart. It is important to experiment with the soul healing practice so it truly resonates with your soul. Don’t hesitate to change or refine it, sometimes numerous times, until it feels right for you.
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 your higher source. 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 mind to stand down so my heart may fully expand declaring unconditional love for self. If you ruminate or worry about the outcome of the affirmation, then you may hinder the manifestation of the affirmation, by slowing or detouring its progress.
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 restoring my power, I provided myself unconditional love and demonstrated to my source energy, to my sacred self, that 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 suffering 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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