Affirmations, How To Create

How to Create an Effective, Positive Affirmation
Shakeenah A H Kedem, EzineArticles Basic Author

Creating a positive affirmation that will work for you and not sabotage your efforts, takes just a little bit of skill and creativity. So this article has been created to help someone be able to quickly and effectively create a phrase that will serve their highest good and work for them. For information on manifesting techniques please see pointer #4 below.

The prevalent nature of our existence here on earth has us thinking in ways that are negative and depletive. In order to succeed in life we must get to a point of awareness first of our predominant thoughts and how they may be working against us.

After this, then we need to create some thoughts that will replace the negative ones. As you “delete", “cancel” or “erase”, the undesirable thoughts, and then you want to download or upload some positive, beneficial thoughts. The key is to be persistent. I heard one teacher describe it as taking a new shiny nail and hitting it over top an old rusty, undesirable nail. You just keep hitting on it, until that new one completely knocks out the old nail and replaces it.

Keep in mind however, if the new program you run is not created in a way that your conscious mind will accept it and protect it, it is like making yourself vulnerable to catch some horrible virus that will come and create a big mess instead of allowing a new desirable habit or pattern to take over. The new program must be able to get past the conscious mind’s scrutiny, and make its way into the subconscious mind. This is where you want your positive affirmations to go.

How do we do this? We do this by adding a few words to the beginning of your affirmation, which makes it acceptable, believable, and agreeable to the conscious mind.

If you are 450 lbs., and say as your positive affirmation; “I am 145 pounds and wear a size 14”, or if you are trying to stop smoking, and simply say as your positive affirmation: “I am free of the desire to smoke cigarettes”, it will take a whole lot more time, effort, and struggles to actually convince yourself that this is true, when it simply is not. Your conscious mind will not let that non-realistic data get past it!

So, you will want to say something like: “I intend, that I am, free of the desire to smoke cigarettes, now”… or “I intend, that I am, a healthy 145 pounds and wearing a size 14, now” (as taught by the ***Intenders of the Highest Good.) Do you see how changing the wording makes a difference in the affirmations' believability? For affirmations that reflect on issues that you see and feel the total opposite of daily, you may do best by gently introducing a new truth concept into your mind’s space that is more acceptable as a truth at that time. These words will be a positive force for change.

You also can create affirmations which start out with the positive words "I Choose".  So, you will say "I choose, that I Am making x amount of dollars daily, from expected and unexpected sources, now", or "I choose exercise as a means to keep my body healthy and strong". "I choose exercise as the best deductible for my health insurance, now!"

Then you want to include affirmations that will be calling yourself to action. These action affirmations will mention what action you must take in order to manifest this goal you have set for yourself. "I choose, that I Am doing 21 sit-ups every morning" or, "I intend that I Am dance-ercising every morning, to music that makes me want to move!".

Always create affirmations that are present tense statements. Avoid words such as “to be” “will be”. Avoid words such as “need”; keep it present tense; “I intend, that I have, $300 earnings daily, from expected and unexpected sources, now”.

Avoid words with negative implications such as "don't", "not", "won't". Example: "I don't smoke anymore" is not the way to go with affirmations. Avoid these by starting the main part of the affirmation with "I AM"... two of the most powerful words in the english language when used together. These two words will automatically help you to create a positive, present tense affirmation that will serve your highest good.

Have your affirmations be as specific as possible, using emotionally descriptive terminology when possible: Instead of "I own a new car" you can say "I intend that I gratefully own a white RAV4 Electric vehicle and I am happily saving on enormous gas expenses,now!"

End with "I choose creating all of this or better" or "I intend that I Am creating all of this or better".

Summary of Creating a Positive Affirmation:

#1 Use positive words such as I AM. Avoid negating ones such as don't, won't, and not. Adding positive, descriptive, emotional words is also a powerful tool to creating affirmations.

#2 Keep the expression present tense.

#3 Include your call to action; steps you must take to make this goal a reality

#4 Spend time each day visualizing yourself at the time of accomplishing your desired outcome. Just imagine how you will feel and act as if it were already here and now. This is the most difficult step while at the same time the most important. This helps you to raise your vibration and match the vibration that you are starting to attract. Like attracts like in this case. (For more on this see this wonderful article I found: )

#5 End all sessions of affirming with "I Intend that I Am creating all of this or better".

Now that you have created some powerful affirmations for your self, you will want to repeat these to yourself three times a day, while looking in the mirror, for 21 days or more. Be sure to do them before you fall asleep; this is a very special time for affirmations to be able to sink into your subconscious mind. This is where the alternative comes in to the above method of creating your positive affirmations... consider utilizing positive affirmations that have been created already and recorded for people that are wanting to "change their minds". You can listen via headphones to some very powerful subliminal or non-subliminal, affirmation audios, every night for at least a month and watch the changes occur before your very eyes. Do a search on Youtube for "3D Affirmations" and utilize what is freely available to you. The key is always persistence and regularity.

I intend that you have success in creating and using positive affirmations, now!

By Shakeenah Kedem

after note: ***This is a link that will take you to a site that I have found helpful on my own personal journey.