Sunday, June 26, 2011

Where Do Affirmations Come From?

You are your consciousness. Your consciousness and Consciousness are one. You are Consciousness. Your voice is the voice of your consciousness. Your voice is the voice of Consciousness. When you use your voice, Consciousness is taking its rightful dominion. Use the voice of Consciousness to dictate to subconsciousness exactly what Consciousness wants for your life. These vocal directions are affirmations. Awareness of this simple process in the miracle of humanity.

But where do affirmations come from? This is an important question. In much the same manner as described in "How We Know Stuff," affirmations arise from being. If you give them a try, you'll find that you can't just pick any affirmation you want. You may get that affirmation down on paper and you might be able to say it a few times. But each time you do, it won't sit well with you. You'll find yourself pondering that affirmation, scrutinizing it, until finally you modify it or reject it as not in line with your being, with who you are.

This is the process of "thinking of the person you intend to become," as Napoleon Hill puts it in his "Self-Confidence Formula." By doing this, you will create in your mind "a clear mental picture of that person."

Interestingly, many people find that setting a monetary goal ($1 million dollars, for example) is unworthy of them. I felt this way myself originally. But this is just conditioning. The subconscious motivation behind this notion is that wealth is an either/or choice: either you have money or you have peace or joy or a great family life. Either you have money or you get to do what you love. Making this subconscious thought conscious, however, reveals its fallacious nature. There are plenty of examples out there of people who are prosperous who also do what they love, who also have great family lives, who also have personal peace.

Make all of these things pieces of your grand affirmation. And check out the Self-Confidence Formula again. Even a monetary goal brings good things in its train: "I will eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness and cynicism, because I know that a negative view toward others can never bring me success."

Be sure to make prosperity part of the clear mental picture of the person you intend to become. Prosperity is good. A prosperous person is impacting his or her world in a positive way, through beauty and charity.

The benefit of such a process is clear, isn't it? It's a far cry from what you do now, is it not? You're not thinking of the person you intend to become at all, are you, visualizing that person. You're remembering the person you've always been and how that's probably never going to change, so best just stay within those limits.

Use this process. Write out all the attributes of the person you wish to become--how much money you want, how much peace, a successful relationship, what you wish to be the greatest of all time at doing. Scrutinize them, organize them, harmonize them, get them to a manageable number. Maybe you can do as well as Muhammad Ali did, boiling them down to one simple phrase that works for you: "I am the greatest of all time!"

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