Affirmations are positive words you say out loud to encourage yourself. A simple ‘I can do this’ already helps to program your subconscious. Some affirmations are more elaborate, like prayers, for example the ones used in the book A Course in Miracles. They’re about responsibility, letting go and gratitude, which makes them very powerful.
Here are four affirmations for abundance, self-confidence, inner peace, and love.
1. Take responsibility: everything that is in your life right now was manifested by you yourself.
2. Let go of everything you don’t want in your life.
3. Phrase the situation you aim for in positive words and in the present.
4. Express your gratitude for achieving the result as if that has already happened.
The simplest form of affirmation is to repeat the same phrase ten times, for example telling yourself in the mirror: ‘I am worth knowing’. A phrase like that can have a very boosting effect, but in some situations it can be too easy, like painting the wall to cover a damp spot. Sooner or later the old stain will shine through again and you’ll need a different solution.
There are other forms of affirmation that address your wish a bit more extensively and profoundly. When you emphatically take responsibility for where you are in your life right now, when you let go of what you don’t want, and when you express gratitude for what there is, you can make your affirmation very powerful.
Below are four prayers that can help you find (a sense of) abundance, self-confidence, peace and love. These prayers are inspired by Helen Schucman’s famous book A Course in Miracles. You can use them for times when you experience a lack of something, but you can also read them out to yourself once a day, as a fixed ritual. When you hold a crystal in your hand while you do it, the crystal becomes a reminder of your new mindset.
You can dedicate your prayer to a higher power. It can be God, or Buddha, or Mother Earth, the moon or nature. (Tip for atheists: dedicate it to your higher self.) In this article we will call this higher power the all-embracing universe.
There’s a reason for involving a higher power in your prayer. By putting your brain in a state of surrender, you will move away from the illusion of control. And it’s precisely the need of control that blocks the way for many of us. By letting that go you can receive what life has in store for you. Be careful when you find yourself repeating a prayer throughout the day. That way you don’t help yourself, but you feed a sense of despair: when is it going to happen…? The first few lines of the prayers are intended to help you let go of that despair. The next few lines suggest that the situation you aim for already exists in the present. As soon as you read out one of the prayers, you’ll find that this is partly true already. That’s a good start.
If you find yourself losing interest in saying prayers out loud, that’s fine. It doesn’t mean you will miss out on the result or that it won’t work. Maybe it’s already there, or maybe it means you’ve let go of your expectations. Things often start happening naturally then.
I recognize from the depths of my soul that every aspect of my life is the result of my own inner convictions. I accept the relationship troubles that have occurred in my life and trust that they were the right ones for me, even if I don’t yet understand why.
From this moment on, I distance myself from all forms of lovelessness in my life. I am prepared to let go of my desire for love. Feelings of insecurity and jealousy are no longer part of me.
I am part of a stable, peaceful, harmonious, loving and lasting relationship. This relationship is captivating and fulfilling, and it challenges me to be my best self. This relationship is unique for me, realistic, and present in the here and now. My partner sees me for who I am and loves me the way I am. I accept and appreciate every aspect of this beautiful man/woman. I am free to be myself within this relationship. We respect and trust each other one hundred percent. We are equal and our love for each other is our guiding principle in everything. Mutual openness and honesty are a natural given for us. My partner is determined to spend his/her life with me and to stay in my life, and I am as determined to do the same.
I leave the manifestation of this decision to your wisdom and love. I trust that love will come to me when and how you deem fit, and for that I give thanks.
This stone affects the heart chakra and opens the heart to love. The gentle effect of the quartz makes you receptive and boosts openness and empathy.
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I recognize from the depths of my soul that every aspect of my life is the result of my own inner convictions. I hereby distance myself from the feeling or the thought that I am less, or smaller, or less significant than others. I let go of my self-doubt. I accept every situation the way it comes in the present moment and I know that I can handle it.
My attitude in life is confident. I am strong when I need to be and gentle when I can. I am allowed to be here completely; every aspect of my body and personality is unique and valuable. I am a beautiful person both inside and out, and I get the appreciation I deserve for that. People respect and admire me. I am seen and heard and that makes me feel wonderful. I’m not afraid to use my voice and I let others know what I think. I am brave and able to deal with any situation. I know I will always find a solution for any problem or issue.
I leave the manifestation of this decision to your wisdom and love. I trust that self-confidence will come to me when and how you deem fit, and for that I give thanks.
This stone offers insight into yourself and protects you against negative outside influences. It helps you take a step back and focus your attention inward. It gives you power and faith and helps in making decisions.
I recognize from the depths of my soul that every aspect of my life is the result of my own inner convictions. I hereby distance myself from the convictions that do not serve me. I am prepared to let go of the thoughts and feelings that block my development. I accept every situation and emotion in the here and now, just as it presents itself, and I trust that it is the right one for me, even if I don’t yet understand why.
I am valuable the way I am. I enrich my life and the lives of others at every opportunity. I see how I am surrounded by the abundance of life and feel there is always enough for me and for others. Money flows towards me effortlessly and I feel good about that. For me it is a way to realize valuable and positive things. I earn my money with pleasure and can be myself in that at all times.
I leave the manifestation of this decision to your wisdom and love. I trust that abundance will come to me when and how you deem fit, and for that I give thanks.
This stone stimulates self-fulfillment and self-respect. It is warming, creates joy, energy and courage, and attracts success, prosperity and wealth.
I recognize from the depths of my soul that every aspect of my life is the result of my own inner convictions. I hereby distance myself from all sources of agitation, restlessness, struggle and commotion in my life. I let go here and now of the thoughts that encourage me to want more, faster and better. I accept that I have no control over the present and that everything is good the way it is.
I am free from stress and inner unrest. I experience a pleasant flow every day and at every moment, and that makes me feel wonderful and complete. I effortlessly accept that things sometimes go different than planned. I embrace the surprises it brings. I see that time is elastic and I do everything at a pace I enjoy, the pace that suits me best. My heart beats slowly but robustly, my thoughts flow calmly. My focus is strong and I can concentrate perfectly on anything I choose to do. I am clear about my personal boundaries, to others and to myself. I make peace with myself and with others.
I leave the manifestation of this decision to your wisdom and love. I trust that inner peace will come to me when and how you deem fit, and for that I give thanks.
This stone has a protective and purifying effect. It boosts intuition, which opens you up to growth and helps you gain more self-insight.
Text: Hanny Roskamp
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