Some people will tell you that affirmations don’t work, that’s at best it’s corny and at worst, a waste of time. But seeing as there are hundreds of books written on the subject, eventually you have to admit that there’s something to it. Otherwise, why are so many people praising the use of affirmations?
Repeating affirmations isn’t new, the practice going back at least as far as 1910 with Wallace D. Wattles’ book “The Science Of Getting Rich.” Since then there have been many teachers praising the benefits of repeating positive affirmations to create a better life. Two of my favorite authors, Florence Scovel Shinn and Catherine Ponder, use the bible as the source of many of their affirmations. These “old school” authors stressed the importance of using affirmations along with following through on divinely inspired action. As Jim Rohn has said; “Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion”.
Those teachers stressed the importance of self development and spiritual understanding, whereas new school gurus are more concerned with a quick turn around time on seeing their desires manifested. This microwave Prosperity teaching is incomplete and leaves many LOA students frustrated and feeling as if affirmations don’t work.
Affirmations DO work, the law of attraction is ALWAYS in operation. So if you’re not attracting what you desire, or if you see that you’re not heading in that direction, then it’s time to check your process. What are you doing wrong? How are you blocking yourself? And how can you adjust course to get going in the right direction?
Following a path of self development is a commitment. When you look at the ways you’ve felt shortchanged in life, you recognize that it’s generally a result of thought patterns and beliefs that are buried in your own subconscious mind. Repeating affirmations is the way to overwrite those old messages and began to change your point of attraction.
In this workshop, I talk about some LOA basics, what affirmations are and what you could be doing to sabotage your success with using them. Remember, changing thoughts and patterns isn’t difficult, but it is a process. If you’ve had the belief that “life is unfair”, and for 30 years you’ve held that belief and watched it manifest time and time again ~ then you’ve got to understand that it’s going to take more than two weeks of affirmations to overwrite those old messages. You must continue to affirm a new condition for yourself until you see that condition begin to materialize in the real world.
If you find you’ve been consistent with your practices, that you’re following through with inspired action and you’re still not seeing the results you desire, then it’s time to seek the help of a spiritual counselor, a good therapist or even a trusted friend. You may be acting out of some deeply buried belief that you’re not even aware of. Having someone outside of your situation to talk to could be the key to unlocking your potential and opening up pathways that were once closed to you.
As always I wish you love, joy, success and better living! All the best to you on your continued spiritual journey! God bless!