AFFIRMATIONS … A BASIC TOOL
A handout for parents to use for themselves and their children
Affirmations are statements we make about our being and our lives. The word affirmation means: something validated, made firm. An affirmation is a desire stated in present-tense terms as if it is already manifesting in our lives. With affirmations we can reprogram our minds as if we are filling a glass of dark, cloudy water, drop by drop, with clear water.
⦁ Make them personal: I AM… I KNOW… I LET… GOD WITHIN ME IS…
⦁ Make them short: One sentence, if possible, for easy memorizing.
⦁ Write them in the present tense. RIGHT NOW, TODAY, IN THIS MOMENT.
⦁ Never use the past or future tense.
⦁ Make the vocabulary personal to YOU: Use your own manner or speaking.
⦁ Be specific but do not “outline”. State WHAT but not HOW.
⦁ Use words that touch you at the feeling level.
Working with Affirmations
⦁ Place them everywhere you are likely to look.
⦁ Write each 10 to 20 times.
⦁ Say them aloud as many times a day as you can; be enthusiastic.
⦁ Record them and play them to yourself throughout the day.
⦁ If the words don’t ‘feel right’ to you, restate them until they do.