The Power of Positive Thinking
The Law of Attraction & Positive Affirmations
The way we think creates a profound effect on the way we live our life, it can determine how we view our circumstances, and react to situations. The emotions that we put "out there" can determine what we "get back" from the universe.
Every situation has a positive and a negative, emotions and thoughts can control us, but if we're able to find a centered, balanced place within ourselves, we can harness the power of those thoughts and emotions to bring about positive life changes.
Imagine this scenario: You are having a good day, one of your co-workers is not, he or she, begins complaining and telling you how bad their morning has been and how everyone is giving them a hard time, life is so unfair, etc. They unload all of their negative thoughts and feelings on you leaving you feeling upset about something that had nothing to do with you in the first place. You now have two choices: 1. Feed into their point of view and suddenly you are now having a bad day as well. or 2. You can hear them out, smile and wish them a better day and look at the positive things you have to be grateful for and continue having a good day.
Here you will find simple, but effective ways to "create your own reality", stories about the power of positive thinking and positive affirmations a great way to begin the path to the life you want!
Law of Attraction:
Also known as visualization is simply the idea of that which we attract whatever we think about, good or bad. This has been around for years, but regained popularity when the book "The Secret" made waves in 2006. We attract experiences based on our thoughts, good or bad. When we focus our intent on any certain though we are inviting it into our lives, even though you don't want it. The more you focus on something the more powerful it becomes.Want" and "desire" consist of wanting "to focus attention, or give thought toward a subject, while at the same time experiencing positive emotion. When you give your attention to a subject and you feel only positive emotion about it as you do so, it will come very quickly into your experience," the Hicks write. Source: The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham People who speak of illnesses are often sick, those who speak of success are often successful.
To make positive changes in your life, you must see things as you'd want them to be not as they are, this is where visualizing is important. The more you "see" yourself where you want to be, the easier it will be to accomplish. Success is not a finite resource, every one can have it. It's up to you, don't focus on what you don't have or allow yourself to wallow in disappointment. Avoid television shows that deal with illness and crime, this only attracts more negativity Instead focus on getting what and where you want.
Every thought you think every word you say is an affirmation All of our self-talk or inner dialogue is a stream of affirmations, we are continually affirming subconsciously with our words and thoughts. This flow of affirmations is creating our life experience in every moment. Our beliefs are just learned thought patterns that we have developed since childhood, many of these work well for us, but others may now be working against us, they are dysfunctional and may be sabotaging us from achieving what we believe we want. Every affirmation we think or say is a reflection of our inner truth or beliefs. It is important to realize that many of these "inner truths" may not actually be true for us now or may be based on invalid or inappropriate impressions we constructed as children, which if examined as an adult can be exposed as inappropriate.
Our subconscious uses the learned behavior patterns to automatically respond and react to many everyday events in our life. This is essential to our survival, we need to be able to respond quickly to events around us which would be impossible if we had to re-examine every aspect, every time something simple happens. Our learned responses and thought patterns enable us to automatically respond to circumstances quickly and easily. However problems can surface, if at an early life stage some of the foundation beliefs on which many of the others are built were formed from a skewed perspective, maybe the strategy was appropriate for a perceived difficult circumstance at one point and time, however often such beliefs are totally inappropriate for succeeding in the "real world" as adults.
You can use Positive Affirmations, which are short positive statements targeted to a specific subconscious set of beliefs, to change, challenge, and undermine negative beliefs so that we are able to replace these with positive self-nurturing beliefs. It's a kind of "brainwashing" in which you choose which beliefs you replace. The way these statements are constructed is extremely important. It is important to remember of course that everything we say and think is an affirmation, using positive affirmation statements enables us to keep focused on our inner goals and reminds us to think consciously about our words and thoughts so that we can then modify them to reflect our positive affirmation. Here are some examples, but you can come up with your own to fit your needs.
8 Affirmations to Say Every Morning before Getting Up:
1. I am feeling healthy and strong today.
2. I have all that I need to make this a great day of my life.
3. I have all the information I need to solve any challenges that come up today.
4. I have the knowledge to make smart decisions for myself today.
5. I make the right choices all day using my inner wisdom.
6. I am happy and content with my life.
7. I am patient and calm and greet the day with ease.
8. I am filled with gratitude for another day on this earth.
The riches of the universe come to me easily.
I am blessed with prosperity.
The universe provides for all my needs.
I make great money, doing what i love.
Abundance flows into my life.
Money appears in my life unexpectedly.
Prosperity surrounds me.
Abundance flows into my life daily.
The money in my life increases every day.
I am Beautiful, Smart, and Strong.
I love and accept myself.
I deserve the best.
I am special and unique.
I am strong and independent.
I deserve love and respect.
I am worthy of love.
I deserve love.
I am capable.
I can achieve all my dreams.
I deserve happiness.
When you feel lonely & Sad:
I feel the love of those who are not physically me.
I take pleasure in my own solitude.
I am too big a gift to this world to feel self-pity and sadness.
I love and approve of myself.
When you feel terrified (without your safety being in danger):
I focus on breathing and grounding myself.
Following my intuition and my heart keeps me safe and sound.
I am making the right choices every time.
I am drawing from my inner strength and inner light.
I trust myself.
When you feel insignificant:
I am a unique child of this world.
I have every bit as much brightness to offer the world as the next person.
I matter and what I have to offer this world also matters.
I may be one in 7 billion but I am also one in 7 billion!
When you are nervous:
I trust my inner light and intuition to guide me.
Nervousness surrounding what I want to do is a good sign.
I know the situation will work out for my highest good.
Wonderful things unfold before me.
When you are angry:
The anger does not reflect who I am.
I let go of my anger so I can see clearly.
I accept responsibility if my anger has hurt anyone.
I replace my anger with understanding and compassion.
I offer a sincere apology to those affected by my anger.
When you feel hopeless and at the end of your rope:
I may not understand the good in this situation yet but it is there.
I can muster up a little more hope and courage from deep inside me.
I choose to find hopeful and optimistic ways to look at this.
I kindly ask for help and guidance if I cannot see a better way.
I refuse to give up because I haven’t tried all possible ways.
When you feel conflicted about a decision:
I know my inner self will guide me to the right decision.
I trust myself to make the best and smartest decision for me.
I receive all feedback about a decision with love but make the final call myself.
I listen with love to this inner conflict and reflect on it until I get to peace around it.
I love my family even if they do not understand me completely.
I show my family how much I love them in all the verbal and non-verbal ways I can.
There is a good reason I was paired with this perfect family.
I choose to see my family as a gift.
I grow into a better person from the hardship that I feel with my family.