To answer quickly, yes!!! They are for everyone! Daily Affirmations are an all day long ‘shift’ action for all to practice.
Some of us find a little humor in the parodies of Affirmations as seen on SNL or other comedy sources. I remember watching a skit when I was a kid and the guy was saying things to himself like, “I am awesome, and gosh darn it, people like me!” I’m pretty sure I’m butchering it, but it made me laugh. So, I use things like that when I need a bit of an extra smile.
But is it really a joking matter? Well, that depends on you. Let me ask you a question. If I were to sit inside your mind for a day and observe the things you say to yourself throughout the day, would I smile, or laugh, or feel good? If you were to say the same things your head says to you about you to those around you who you love, would it empower them? Would it make them happy? Would they want to be around you? If you answered no to any of the above questions, affirmations are not only important for you to start saying, please start them now!
Masaru Emoto did a study on water and the effects of human words on it a few years ago. He froze the water and then took microscopic pictures of the ice crystals appearance. What he found is that water reacted either positively or negatively to the outside stimulus which it was exposed to. For example, if someone said words of hatred, the ice crystals became jagged and ugly looking, but if he spoke words of love or positivity, the ice crystals were beautiful and symmetrical. Over and over again he showed how the words and feeling vibrations that were sent to the water effected it in a great way. Now, logically that makes me think to myself, if we are made up of mostly water, how does our body react to the thoughts, words and feelings we regularly use in our day to day life both inside and out?
Mind you, I cannot scientifically prove to anyone that my cells are reacting to the words and the feelings I am embracing, but I can tell you that once I started doing Affirmations inside my head, outside with the words I spoke and using these affirmations in a positive way, I noticed a change. I’m currently 49 years old, and I’ve been told that I look like I’m in my 30’s (or 20’s by some). When I was younger, I used to get told I looked older than I was. The only major change I made was the way I spoke to myself and those around me. Later in life I would become a Vegan, and I think that definitely had greater effects on my body – but I will refrain from giving you a Vegan speech here… you’re welcome. 🙂
So, how do I do affirmations? Simple. I speak with love to myself. I speak positive to myself. When I come across a reflection of myself, I say good things to myself. Sounds a little bit silly, but it really helps.
You see, WE ARE ALWAYS SAYING AFFIRMATIONS TO OURSELVES throughout our waking hours. It’s just that some of us say terrible affirmations to ourselves all day long. How do you think that effects us? It can create negative thought patterns and self talk which is damaging to us. If we are always talking to ourselves in our minds… why not try to switch up the messages we are giving ourselves? And for you who are thinking to yourself, well that is going to be hard, what do I do if I find myself speaking negatively? What if I can’t stop it? Well, every time you find yourself speaking bad about yourself to yourself, combat that negative statement with 3 positive statements. Whether you believe them or not. We will create positive neural connections and positive thought patterns with repetition. Just like when someone starts working out – it takes a while to get used to the new movement, but once it’s been done over and over again, it becomes second nature. Such is the positive thinking habits. Repeated over and over again, it becomes second nature to choose a good thought rather than a negative one.
Affirmations can help with every single part of your life.
Here are some of my affirmations that I use, starting with my favorite one:
- My supply is endless, immediate and inexhaustible and comes to me under Grace in perfect ways.
- I am a positive, loving human
- I am beautiful inside and out
- I am worthy of love
- I have a great sense of humor and make others laugh frequently
- I love eating healthy
- My body is healthy and happy
- I love exercising and supporting my health
- I am worthy of happiness
Make some up for yourself and feel free to create new thoughts that maybe aren’t there yet, but you would like them to be. The world is your oyster. Hey, there’s a new one:
- The world is my oyster!