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Are You New to Affirmations?

by Nancy Barry-Jansson


If you are new to affirmations, it might seem intimidating and mysterious, at first. Once you begin to understand how they work, you'll realize that they are quite simple and very effective!

What Are Affirmations?

The first thing to know is that affirmations are positive statements expressing what you desire to experience, that you read (out loud or to yourself) daily to change your thought patterns. Some generic examples of affirmations would be:

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I have time every day for what matters most to me!
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Every day I experience joy and abundance!
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I am now the ideal weight for my body, and feel great!

Personalize Your Affirmations
Generic affirmations, such as the ones above, are OK, but to really make changes in your own life you need to address the issues that are most important to you. To do that, you will want to create affirmations that are specific to your life. Most people find they need help with this process, so we are now offering individual coaching to help people laser in on their specific issues until they see results (often sooner than they expected!).

As they say, "Where your attention goes, your energy flows." This is the basic idea behind affirmations. When crafted and used properly, they are one of the most effective ways to plant the seed for improvement.

It is important to note that affirmations only work for the person who is consciously usin them, so they are not effective in changing other people, or forcing others to do anything they do not want to do. You can, however, use them to change your own attitudes and behavior. As you begin to change, you will notice that those around you are likely to choose to change, as well.

Read Them, Everyday!
You can write all the affirmations you can think of, but if you don't read them (aloud or to yourself) at *least* once each day you are wasting your time. Reading your affirmations several times a day create new mental tapes in your mind. The more you read, them, the more they come to mind (conscious and sub-conscious). So...write them out, and read them several times a day. If you need to, schedule your affirmation reading times for the first few weeks. Soon, you will remember to do them without having to schedule time.

Get Started with a Starter Pack
For beginners, we recommend the Starter Pack because it includes a beginners guide to writing and using your affirmation cards, in addition to 10 cards and the marker that will write on both sides. If you run out of cards, Refill Packs are available to order.

We invite you to read some basic suggestions in the Inspiration
section of this site. There are many good books that have been written about affirmations that go into more detail and are a great resource for the beginner. Several of these books are recommended on our Suggested Reading list page, found in the Inspiration section of this site. Sign up for the free Six Steps to Powerful Affirmations eCourse and listen to the free audios on the sign up page.

Hungry for more help? Some people find it hard to read the information above and put it into action. Some people have long-held beliefs that prevent them from seeing success with affirmations. Some people find it easier to learn when working with another person. If any of these descriptions resonate for you, consider joining our mailing list for regular updates, access to exclusive monthly calls, and insights. If you are in a hurry, you'll want to learn how mentoring creates amazing breakthroughs.
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About the Author
Nancy Barry-Jansson is a Teacher and Mentor of energy-based techniques, as well as an illustrator and the creator of AffirmingSpirit&trade Affirmation Cards, sold online through AffirmingSpirit.com. A 33+ year student of metaphysical and energy studies, Ms. Barry-Jansson specializes in mentoring professional creative women in their 30s-40s who are ready to bring a spiritual focus to their life and work while reconnecting with their true power. Through her site, AffirmingSpirit.com, Ms. Barry-Jansson offers a variety of products and services to assist you in your journey. You may contact Ms. Barry-Jansson here.

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