Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
An affirmation is a positive sentence that asserts and celebrates what you want to achieve in your life. By affirming a positive outcome and believing it to be so, you draw it into your life.
How do affirmations work? Your life and experiences are shaped by how you think. Vedanta tells us that the world outside does not have a consciousness of its own. It is merely a mirror that reflects the consciousness that is functioning through our thoughts. Since the world is only a mirror, it brings you exactly what you think about, whether positive or negative. This is why it is important to know how to write an affirmation. After all, no one wants to attract painful or unhappy experiences.
Now, why write an affirmation? Why not repeat it only in your mind? When you have a specific goal, it is essential that you affirm the things that will help you achieve what you want, or anything better. Writing down an affirmation helps you gain clarity on what you really want. It takes the thoughts that are floating in your mind and puts them down on paper where you can actually see them. You can tweak the words until you are satisfied that your affirmation accurately reflects your goal. Then, you can repeat it verbally and in your mind many times throughout the day.
The 5 elements of a good affirmation
To ensure that your affirmation attracts what you truly want, it must be:
Present: Your affirmation must be a statement of what is, and not what you want in the future. So, you should say, I have found an apartment in the city; instead of, I will find an apartment in the city
Positive: Make sure that you say what you want instead of saying what you don’t want. Say, I have found a reasonably priced apartment in the city vs. I don’t want an expensive apartment.
Personal: Your affirmation should assert a positive outcome for you, and not your wishes for someone else. So, you would not say, My daughter has found a reasonably priced apartment in the city.
Visual: The more visual details you add to your affirmation, the easier it becomes to manifest in your life. I have found a reasonably priced, fully furnished apartment in the city with quiet neighbours, and a beautiful view of the water.
Emotional: This is the last, but the most powerful element of your affirmation. Adding emotions to your affirmation will get you excited about what you want. Strong, positive emotions quickly attract your dreams to you.
To make my affirmations fun to look at as well as emotionally charged, I write them with coloured markers, add exclamation marks, draw smiley faces and add ‘thank you-s’ to the universe for bringing me what I want.
Here’s what you could say:
Thank youuu Universe!! I have easily found an amazingly affordable, beautifully furnished apartment in the cityI Yay!! I have oh-so-quiet neighbours, HUGE windows with the most SPECTACULAR view of the water!! I am absolutely delighted with my new home!! (smiley face).
Affirmations for all aspects of your life
Aside from using affirmations to manifest things that you want, you can use them to attract good health, a sense of safety and well-being, building faith and for any of your other good desires. By ‘good’ I mean, desires that do not wish harm or loss to others.
For healing: I happily trust and allow the benevolent intelligence within my cells to transmute all lower vibrations to high, loving vibrations. I am thrilled with the amazing results and filled with immense gratitude and peace. Thank you!!
For safety and well-being: I am always safe and protected in the powerful and divine light of love.
Decision-making: I happily hear and heed divine guidance. It enables me to make the highest and best choices in my day, everyday!
To manifest a great day: Thank you for a wonderfully, fruitful, happy and productive day!!
For everyday guidance: Thank you God, for enabling me to easily write this useful blog post on affirmations! :)
I’m sure you get the idea. Try crafting your own affirmations using the five elements I’ve shared here. You’ll be surprised at the results!
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I have difficulty in falling to sleep and even when I go to sleep I am awake every two hours and it is very hard for me to fall back to sleep. I want to use Affirmations to help me with deep and peaceful sleep but I am having difficulty expressing my thoughts. Could you please help me.
Hello Babita, Thanks for reaching out to me. Here’s an affirmation you could use. “I glide effortlessly into a wonderfully peaceful, unbroken sleep. I wake up well rested and ready to enjoy a brand new day!” Remember, the best words to use are always your own. So, please feel free to use whatever feels right to you.
Thank you Manisha once again for helping me out. You are a God send Angel in my life always ready to help out. I have made my own Affirmations but could not have done it without your help.
You are too sweet! Thanks Babita!
I pray for a husband, but for over a decade, this seems to not be working out. I seem to do the chasing and not being chased. Sometimes I wonder if I have sabotaged myself in my own thinking and hence have delayed my time in finding a partner. Even though at 44 years, I still long for one and I do pray for him to come. Deep down inside me though still has fear that he may not come? Or will I grow old and alone? I pray for a husband who is the embodiment of happiness and generosity and humility so that I grow with him in these qualities I try to cultivate on my own. Any affirmations suggestions would be helpful, thanks so much!
Hello Sim, Thank you for your heartfelt sharing. I feel for you.
Please don’t postpone your happiness waiting for the perfect man to show up in your life. He will not complete you— you are already full and complete.
Give to yourself what you are hoping to get from your dream man. Be the ”embodiment of happiness, generosity and humility” that you want to see in him.
Wake up every morning, go to the mirror and say, “I love and accept myself. I am lovable. I am blessed. I am the embodiment of happiness, generosity and humility.” Then go out and demonstrate those qualities by generously giving love to others, spreading happiness and being humble.
The world will bring you what you put out.
Instead of standing by the wayside, waiting for perfect person to appear, make the best out of your life right now. Be happy! Your positive outlook will attract people to you.
When you feel needy and have expectations of people, they sense it and are uncomfortable with the pressure they feel. So, they stay away. Whereas, if you sincerely have no expectations or desires to get, but only want to give, you will suddenly become very attractive to others.
Thanks Manisha! But can I still put out to the Universe that I am ready for a joyful mate? Will this intent help me to attract him?
Yes, it will. But remember, you must confidently believe that this will happen. It is not wishful thinking. The universe will mirror your own convictions.
Perfect, thanks so much for your help, Manisha!
You’re welcome Sim. :) Let me know how it goes.