What is an affirmation?

You may have seen quotes or the word "affirmation" used on social media, but do you know what it means or how to affirm to aid your life? Well, it is your lucky day. I am going to explore this with you.


The word "affirm" according to the English dictionary, is to state something is true. When this is applied to the spiritual life, an affirmation is a statement of truth which one longs to absorb into their lives.


Affirmations are practical and dynamic - not wishful thinking. One of the reasons they work is because they're based on higher truths which, perhaps we have yet to realise on a conscious level. It is said that repetition and corresponding mental visualisation formed when saying affirmations help them to shift the subconscious mind.


Affirmation should ideally be repeated in a quiet space with concentration. The repetition allows one to change patterns, habits, and attitudes over which you would typically have little control of. It is an excellent time to start using affirmations when one has realised a series of recurring tendencies that have been negatively impacting their life.


Instructions for using affirmations

An affirmation should be repeated with deep attention the process needs to be done as the following: first, say it loudly, then in your normal tone of voice, whisper, silently say it, by doing this you're carrying its meaning into the subconscious.


Lastly, it should be said in a way to draw it to the superconscious. This is done by repeating it while you're concentrating at the point between the eyebrows, the seat of divine consciousness in the body, also known as the third eye.


Examples of affirmations


Positive affirmations:


  • I am in charge of how I feel, and today, I am choosing happiness.

  • My past is not a reflection of my future.

  • I am smart enough to make my own decisions.

  • I am in control of how I react to others.

  • I choose peace.


Self-love affirmations:

  • I am worthy of love.

  • I approve of myself and love myself deeply.

  • My body is healthy, and I am grateful.

  • I deserve to have joy in my life.