In elementary school, there’s much to learn about ABC and 123
And our education continues throughout our life.
Life is all about choices.
There’s so much to select from..because there is a true smorgasbord out there. We decide what foods to eat and when, what hair style appeals to us, where we wish to live, who our family of friends is and so on. And there’s a smorgasbord inside of us as well. We may not be able to choose our every thought but we certainly are able to select what we say.
We have choices about what we say to ourselves, about ourselves and to and about other people. Words have a great deal of power. In order to be an adept artisan in our own world, it would be wise to be aware of, and fashion our words carefully to create the kind of world we desire instead of dread. It’s as easy as ABC, 123!
We can upgrade our thoughts and positively electrify our world through the use of affirmations.
You may recognize the names of these wonderful affirmation-related authors..Florence Sovel Shinn, Louise Hay, Marianne Williamson, Robert Collier, and Grace Speare, but did you know that Greek philosophers such as Aristotle and Epictetus spoke about the influence of the spoken word as well?
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle
“First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.” Epictetus
Louise L. Hay changed my life, or rather reading her book, “You Can Heal Your Life” did. (1984, Hay House)
She says much about the wisdom of approving of ourselves. “Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” She includes much in this book about how we create our own reality. “Every thought I think is creating my future”.
Night after night, I would curl up on my sofa and read her affirmations. This helped me turn my thoughts toward what I wanted instead of what I feared. The results were honestly mind-blowing.
I’ve included some great quotes about affirmations in this blog by some wonderful authors. You really can upgrade your thoughts and positively electrify your world through the use of affirmations.
Another of my absolute favorite authors is Florence Scovel Shinn. She was a pioneer in the world of affirmations. She said, “We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.” She died in 1940 but left behind a number of phenomenal books such as “The Game of Life and How to Play It”, “Your Word Is Your Wand,” and “The Power of the Spoken Word.”
Positive affirmations are simply life affirming statements. Listen to the nagging voice in the back of your mind and you will hear a caboodle of negative affirmations. The message is typically critical and discrediting.
If we turn the thoughts we think and the words we say about ourselves in a positive direction we are affirming our good and fundamentally creating it.
A powerful affirmation is written in the present tense and is always positive.
“When you think something, you think in picture. You don’t think a thought in words. You think a picture that expresses your thought. Working with this picture will produce it into your experience.” Grace Speare
“It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative.”
“Think and feel yourself there! To achieve any aim in life, you need to project the end-result. Think of the elation, the satisfaction, the joy! Carrying the ecstatic feeling will bring the desired goal into view.” Grace Speare
“Visualize this thing you want. See it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin.” Robert Collier
We can electrify our world through the use of affirmations!
Affirmations are life affirming statements and they generate transformation!
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