The Power of Affirmations
—Part 2 of 2
by Sharon Elaine
looking for a magic wand, which will instantly give you everything you
desire? While affirmation usage is a valuable tool
to help you fine-tune your energy and mental focus, it takes varying
amounts of time to manifest your desired creations. However,
once you embrace the habit of using positive affirmations, your
thoughts become positively focused, and you are on the path to
effectively creating the life you desire.
Close your eyes for a moment and listen until a few words or phrases
come to the forefront of your mind. Don’t censor them, just
let them come. Most people are surprised at some of the
garbage which floats to the front of their mind, when they take the
time to focus there. If you allow these garbage thoughts to
continue, you will continue to create what you don’t
want. It’s a bit of a magic wand, set in reverse.
Most people are unaware of the majority of their thoughts and the power
and energy they contain. They get so used to
hearing (and ignoring) their own inner ramblings that they remain
unaware of the harm some of their repetitive thoughts cause.
These seemingly innocuous thoughts then begin to manifest as negative
experiences in physical reality. As most people don’t
remember programming their minds to carry out negative instructions,
they begin to look outside themselves for people to blame instead of
taking responsibility themselves and doing something about it.
The user of affirmations unleashes a powerful tool which helps create
positive experiences. Once your mind habitually begins to
focus on optimistic, uplifting thoughts and beliefs, what happens to
those garbage thoughts? They go to the dump, where they
Here’s a quick exercise that you can perform with any phrase of your
choosing. Today, we’ll use the following statement.
Say this sentence aloud:
always kind, loving, successful and happy.
Then quickly listen to the answer your mind gives you. Write
it down if you like. Don’t be alarmed if you hear opposing
ideas and beliefs coming from your internal chatter. Often
one will hear “no way that is true”, or “not with these fat thighs” or
some other reminder of your internal dichotomy. When you hear
such negative chatter, you are experiencing a few of your lingering
internal negative affirmations.
The question then becomes, are your thoughts representative of what you
want to be reinforcing? Is your internal voice
helping you to create what you desire? This is easy to
ascertain. Just take a look at your life.
Is there is anything you’d like to change? If so, then you’ve been
repeating negative affirmations to yourself long enough to create
unwanted experiences in your reality.
What can you gain from beginning a regular affirmation practice?
You’ll begin to master the power you have within yourself and will
naturally become a healthier, more successful and peaceful
• You’ll start to pull into your reality
your most successful and loving business and personal
• You’ll look within yourself on a more
regular basis and begin to trust yourself, and like what you
• You’ll look around you and smile at
what you helped bring into your life, with the positive focus that
affirmation usage brings.
I’m often asked if affirmations must be done as a formal practice, or
if they are also useful in normal, everyday situations. My
answer is that affirmations are helpful whenever you use
them. Many people begin and end their day with affirmations,
which is a wise practice, and yet you may certainly use affirmations in
the midst of daily situations when you need a little help.
Let me give you an example where the use of positive affirmations
altered an uncomfortable and annoying situation into a positive,
My son and I were at the movies, when a group of teenagers descended
upon the theatre, and began to be noisy and chaotic. Everyone
in the theatre attempted to ignore them. Then, groups of
people began to move to other seats in the theatre, to get away from
I started to get really irritated. At one point, I even used
my Mommy voice and yelled to them: “quiet!”, which was like poking a
hungry lion. It seemed to make them more determined to ruin
the movie for all of us. Even asking the manager to quiet
them down only worked for a moment, and then they were back at it, with
I took a moment to check inside to see what thoughts were lurking
there. Sure enough, I was thinking thoughts such as “Those
stupid kids, now the movie is ruined” “I’m going to have to
ask for my money back, what rotten luck”, and “They are making me so
I knew it was up to me to alter the course of my thoughts, my energy,
and the present moment. I took a deep breath, then
another. During the third deep breath, I began to repeat
positive affirmations to myself of what I wished to experience.
I began with “I’m so glad those kids have quieted down and are now
enjoying the movie with the rest of us”. Then onto “I
remember being a kid and how much energy that gives you, I’m glad
they’re having fun and feeling joyful and are now being more quiet”,
and most important of all “I’m in charge of my own emotions, and choose
to feel peaceful, loving and joyful right now while I enjoy the rest of
I instantly felt better, and more in control. Did the
teenagers stop making noise right away? It’s hard to say, as
I forgot to focus on them so I didn’t even notice. For you
see, it’s the focusing that holds the power. When you
continue to focus on what you don’t want, and let your thoughts run
away with negative ideas and scenarios, you are more apt to bring that
experience into your reality.
Today, try a few of these techniques when in heavy traffic, while
waiting in line at the grocery store, or when dealing with other
difficult or annoying situations.
Affirmations are easy for some to create, and difficult for
others. This is why I wrote a book of over 5,000 categorized
affirmations for those who did not wish to create their own.
I hope to meet with you again within the covers of my book, “The Book
of Affirmations”, as you continue creating the life you desire.
Some affirmations for you to use today:
Peace and happiness surrounds me in all that I do today
Today is the very best day to be happy
Money and prosperity are coming to me from all directions now
Within this moment, I am truly free
Change your mind and you change
With The Book of Affirmations
the reader can make a powerful, positive difference in their life with
only a few minutes of positive self-talk a day. We do have
power over our thoughts!
This books shows that the future
is ours to create whatever life we want for ourselves.
book Sharon Elaine has created carefully worded affirmations for almost
every possible need.
The Book of Affirmations
contains over 5,000 categorized, positive self-talk statements. NO
longer will you need to struggle to create your own affirmations. The Book of Affirmations
has done all the work for you! Each affirmation is numbered and written
in the present tense, and has been carefully worded to be positive and
to pick a number that pops into your head, then find the numbered
affirmation and see if it speaks to you. Or open the book at any point
and see which affirmations jump out at you. Or you can look up the
affirmations you want, from the category list of over 60 different
make a powerful, positive difference in your life, with only a few
minutes of positive self-talk a day. You DO have power over your
thoughts, and can change your old, limiting beliefs about yourself and
your life. The future is yours and you can create whatever life you
want for yourself. Don't wait! The time to begin is now!
your mind and you change your reality!
The Book of Affirmations
is personally recommended by Dr Deepak Chopra: "Sharon's
affirmations will undoubtedly help anyone on their spiritual journey."
most secure of us let doubts creep into our everyday lives. Sharon
Elaine has provided us with a handy source of reinforcing the positive
attitudes we work so hard to acquire. Her concise statements allow the
reader to get a quick "pick-me-up," and may even be used in meditation.”