The subconscious mind is man's faithful servant but one must be careful to give it the right orders. Man has ever a silent listener at his side -- his subconscious mind.
Oftentimes, when we make a statement or a declaration, we are unconsciously stating what we are willing to call forth into our physical world. Sometimes our spoken word is exactly the opposite of that which we dream and desire thereby confusing the Universe with our command. Our spoken word is our 'command'. When we speak, we are giving instructions on the invisible plane on what we want to see on the visible plane. It is the same as filling out a requisition, placing a food order, or staking a claim on a piece of property.
The purpose of affirmations is not about rattling them off as fast as you can so that maybe you will luck out and things will finally go right for you or money will just drop out of the sky. The purpose of affirmations is to train your mind to think differently and to train your mind to speak differently thereby being very clear with the Universe about what it is you desire.
The 'conscious mind' is the Sergeant and the 'subconscious mind' is the Soldier.
The Sergeant directs, commands, and orders the Soldier. Affirmations play the role of the Sergeant, so you are literally training the mind to think and react differently. When the Sergeant barks out a command, the Soldier instantly reacts to the command.
In a nutshell -- make certain you are barking out to the Universe the right orders! Read beyond the list of affirmations below for more and why it is important to recite affirmations 40 times a day for 40 days.
The Age We Live In
We live in an age of spiritual enlightenment and at the same time societal unrest. With the constant barrage of negative spoken words such as; can't, don't, won't, didn't, couldn't, shouldn't, coulda, woulda, shoulda, if only, no, maybe, I wish, and I hope, blasting the unconscious mind, it's no wonder the is that life is supposed to be difficult and laborious instead of easy and effortless.
But, the truth is: [God said,] "For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed forever." Genesis 14:15
What Do You See?
Do you see yourself filled with lack, limitation, self-doubt, fear, worry, and anxiety?
OR do you "choose" to see yourself filled with wealth, prosperity, confidence, courage, calm and patience?
Do you see yourself in a job or career that is low paying with no possibility for growth or advancement?
OR do you "choose" to see yourself in a job or career that has rewarding pay and unlimited growth?
Do you see yourself in a relationship that is full of discontent and sadness?
OR do you see yourself in a relationship that is filled with Love, romance, understanding, and kindness?
When we affirm something, we make it "firm." Since we have the ability of conscious control, then we can choose to have conscious control over our spoken word. The conscious mind "acts," and the subconscious mind "reacts." Therefore, we can train our conscious mind to act in a certain way so that our subconscious mind will react automatically. When we change our spoken word by using positive affirmations, we have also changed our thinking.
The "I AM" Presence Within
[Moses asked God,] "When I come unto the children of Israel and they ask, "What is His name? What shall I say unto them?" God said to Moses, "I AM that I AM." Tell them "I AM" hath sent you unto them." This "I AM" presence lives within all of us because we are all children of God. Since we are children of God, we are also His heir. And since we are His heir, then we are entitled to His divine abundance. And since He made and owns everything, you are entitled to receive everything.
Therefore, beginning your affirmation with "I AM" calls the conscience mind to embrace God's presence within. The repetition of an affirmation beginning with "I AM" strengthens and supports clarity.
God Doesn't Say "No," - We Do!
God wants to give us our heart's desire, only we turn Him down by not believing or having faith in what He can do for us. God doesn't say, "No." We do! We say, "No," out of disbelief, doubt, and worry.
So when your spoken word starts with "I AM," and since this is God's name, then it should appropriately be followed by a Divine statement.
i.e. I AM a Divine manifestation of God and entitled to His Divine abundance.
Affirmations state what you believe to be true and what you are consciously calling into your life. It's completely your choice and completely voluntarily.
Why do 30-day programs typically fail?
God always used 40 days as a time of transformation. It was a period of trial, probation, or a transitory period. Whenever He was making big changes, 40 was always the number of days or years necessary in order for change to occur. Jesus prayed in the desert for 40 days, the Great Flood lasted 40 days, the Israelites wandered in the desert for 40 years, Moses and Elijah both spent 40 days on top of Mt. Sinai, the Lenten season lasts 40 days, the gestation of a human being is 40 weeks and even the TV show "Survivor" lasts 40 days.
I propose the reason why many 30-day programs have such a low success rate is that they fall short of the necessary time for change to take place. They lack the additional 10 days for transformation to occur.
Say or Write Your Affirmations 40X A Day For 40 Days
When you write or say these affirmations, write them or say them at least 40X daily for 40 days. It takes 40 days to impress upon the unconscious "reacting" mind all that you desire and dream. Then it becomes automatic behavior in the conscious "acting" mind. Affirmations are the same as doing any type of repetitive exercise to change or learn a new behavior.
What if you miss a day?
If you get side-tracked and miss a day then go back to Day 1 and start over. First, call to mind what caused you to divert your attention from your affirmations, and second, be truly grateful for the awareness. Now you'll know how important it is to change your subconscious mind.
How to Say Your Affirmations
Put 40 beads, coins, or beans in a cup and when you say each affirmation, take out 1 bead, coin, or bead. In this way, you will not have to focus on counting your affirmations and you will be able to meditate on the affirmation while at the same time "feeling" it as well. It is VERY important to say the affirmation slowly with feeling. Give yourself time to let your body "feel" the affirmation. If your affirmation refers to "wealth," then "feel" the wealth. If your affirmation refers to "Love," then allow yourself to "feel" Love all around you.
"Enjoy" saying your affirmations and the Power of your spoken word.
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