Affirmations; what they are and why they're important!

Whether you would like to believe it or not, research has shown that hope and despair are self-fulfilling prophecies. "You are what you think" has never stood so true in life and has never been more important for your own mental well-being. Life is neither negative or positive, but simply your interpretation of it. Our minds are the coffee filter before the brew hits the pot. However, we cannot rely solely on our thoughts; we must translate them into words, then put them into action and manifest our own destinies, which is why choosing our words wisely and surrounding ourselves with those who cultivate a positive and enriching experience for us is incredibly important.

Thus affirmations are born. What are they? The word "affirmation" comes from the Latin affirmare, originally meaning “to make steady, strengthen.” They are statements that verbally affirm our dreams and ambitions. They instantaneously empower us. They give us a deep sense of reassurance, and most importantly, they make our wishful words a reality. Affirmations help purify our thoughts and restructure the dynamic of our brains so that we truly begin to think nothing is impossible.

Affirmations are proven methods of self-improvement because of their ability to rewire our brains. Much like exercise, they raise the level of feel-good hormones and push our brains to form new clusters of “positive thought” neurons. In the sequence of thought-speech-action, affirmations play an integral role by breaking patterns of negative thoughts, negative speech, and, in turn, negative actions.

The art of the spoken word is critical in crafting our futures. Being very spiritual, it is my firm belief that we influence the universe word by word. If we dictate to it our wishes, it will respond. When we utter a sound, we emit a sound wave into the universe. This sound wave pierces through the air and becomes a real object. It, therefore, exists in our world, intangible and invisible. No words are empty words, as every syllable we speak engages energy towards or against us. If you constantly say “I can’t,” the energy of your words will repel the universal force against you. But if you say “I can!” the universe will endow you with the abilities to do just that. So speak away; relinquish your fears and purge your anger, predict your own future and live up to your potential with the 12 affirmations that will change your life:

1.) I am the architect of my life; I build its foundation and choose its contents.

2.) Today, I am brimming with energy and overflowing with joy.

3.) My body is healthy; my mind is brilliant; my soul is tranquil.

4.) I am superior to negative thoughts and low actions.

5.) I have been given endless talents which I begin to utilize today.

6.) I forgive those who have harmed me in my past and peacefully detach from them.

7.) A river of compassion washes away my anger and replaces it with love.

8.) I am guided in my every step by Spirit who leads me towards what I must know and do.

9.) (If you’re married) My marriage is becoming stronger, deeper, and more stable each day.

10.) I possess the qualities needed to be extremely successful.

11.) (For business owners) My business is growing, expanding, and thriving.

12.) My life is just beginning.

Utilize these or create your own combination based on your own personal dreams, ambitions or desires. Don't be afraid to yell these out with conviction. Believe it! Conceive it! MAKE IT A GREAT DAY. LET'S GO