How to Use Positive Affirmations:
Live the Experience,
Attract What You Want

You may be wondering how to use positive affirmations , now that you have gone through the positive affirmation page and the examples of affirmations page.

Have you ever said an affirmation over and over and wondered why it’s not quite working?


Have you ever wondered how to use positive affirmations more effectively?


Maybe something was just missing when you say your affirmation.  Something is a little off, and you just can’t quite figure out what.

You might be wondering if this is really going to work.

Here, you will discover what could get in the way of your affirmations “bringing” what you want to you.

Let’s address something I forgot to address earlier...

How to Use Positive Affirmations:  Making Them Believable for You

When you are learning how to use positive affirmations, create affirmations in a way that is believable for you.  If an affirmation like, “I am a millionaire” is not believable for you or seems like something that is just too hard to create any time soon, it won’t work.

Fears and doubts will come up.

Instead, start with something that is believable for you.  You can create something that is believable that is a little bit of a stretch for you.  For some people that could look like.  “I am netting an additional $500 a month.”

Wear the energy of different amounts of money.  You can start with $500 and see how that feels.  Get comfortable with it.  Revel in it. 

Then, you could try on the energy of $1000.  Work your way up until you can say, “I am now a millionaire” and honestly believe it.

Thoughts and Words Have Energy

If you have never considered this before – what you think and say has a particular energy.  This may seem like a strange concept. 

Let’s say that someone just had an angry argument with another person.   You walk into the room.  Did you feel the charge in the room still there after the two people left?

Now, what about two people who are having a peaceful conversation where they create a project that they both love.  After the people left and you entered the room, what was it like?

If you had neither of those experiences, imagine yourself in both situations. 

There is an energy behind words.

The energy behind the words of affirmation can have a positive impact beyond what you realize.  They can even impact your health and your prosperity. 

Seems strange doesn’t it?  To gain a better understanding of trying on the different energies of money or how thoughts and words have energy to attract what you want, check out the page on auric fields.

How to Use Positive Affirmations:  The Power of Affirmations

Let’s get to the good stuff.  Let us look at how to use positive affirmations in a way that works for you.

Here are a couple of basic tips:

Speak or write your affirmations either when you first wake up or before you go to bed.  These are the best times to have the greatest impact on your subconscious mind.

Make sure you can be in a quiet place without distraction for about 10-15 min.  Allow yourself to relax.  Allow yourself to become completely present.

Speak your affirmation with conviction and passion.  If you say your affirmation just to get through the exercise, it will not be effective.  Putting your heart into you affirmation is much more effective and much more rewarding.

Repeat them something like 10 times a day over a 21 day period.  Or you can spend 5-10 minutes repeating them.  Doing them in the mirror is better than just thinking them. 

You can also write them down 10 times a day over a 21 day period.  Writing affirmations down will help them be imprinted in your mind.

The more you repeat these affirmations, the more they become a part of your new pattern that will affect your subconscious.

Now as a word of warning.  Sometimes when you start to work on one area of life with an affirmation – that area will start to shape and form as you desire.  While that is happening, some other area of your life may pop up that isn’t working so hot. 

This is normal.  I remember working on my career.  Once I started making inroads, I had to deal with a family situation.  You are a whole person.  So, when one area starts working, you will see other areas of your life that are not working as well as you would like them to...

How to Use Positive Affirmations with Visualization

Let us take a look at how to use positive affirmations with visualization and emotion.  Why would you want to do that?

Visualization and feeling the emotion you would feel during the expected situation can make the affirmation even more powerful.  You will manifest the desired object or situation with greater speed and clarity. 

You can also repeat words of affirmation and then visualize the situation.  Look at the details of the situation – What is happening, what is your experience?  How do you feel?  Visualize the experience in as much detail as possible. 

What to Do if You Slip Back into Old Ways of Thinking

Now, if you only use a positive affirmation for a few minutes and then think negatively the rest of the day, it will take longer for you to manifest what you want.  No worries though.

You can play with how long you can stay with positive thought coupled with positive emotion.

If you do notice that you are in the midst of negative thought and emotion, don’t resist it.  Don’t add or subtract anything from your experience.  Just let it be there.  You are NOT your thoughts. 

As you let the emotions and thoughts be there, they will disappear.  It is a very cool thing.

Then, you can focus on, “What is the next state of emotion I would like to experience?”

Focusing on the next state of emotion you want to experience is a little easier than trying to control your thoughts.  Your thoughts will always be there.  Taking yourself to the next emotional level will help you focus on what you want.

It’s a little tip or tool that I learned from Esther Hicks, author of “The Law of Attraction.” 

Remember, one positive emotion and thought will negate the effect of at least 100 negative emotions and thoughts.

How Fast You See Results

Results depend on time, focus, the power of emotion, speaking the affirmation with conviction, and trusting yourself.

You have to be committed and focused for an affirmation to be effective. – You have to be willing to do the work.

At the same time, you really cannot be stuck on what the end result should look like.  The recommendation is to release being driven to having the end result look a certain way.  Relax, and have fun!

Remember to keep playing with affirmations and practicing them.  As you play, you learn how to use positive affirmations more and more effectively.  You begin to see what works by trying it out.  Then, you develop your own personal style. 

What are Some Other Affirmations?

Here are some more affirmations you can play with.  I am including affirmations for healing as well as prosperity affirmations…

Affirmations For Healing from “You Can Heal Your Life” by Louise Hay:

I love and approve of myself.  I see myself and what I do with eyes of love.  I am safe.

I bring joy back to the center of my heart.  I express love to all.

I create a new life with rules that totally support me.

I relax into the flow of life and let life provide all that I need easily and comfortably.  Life is for me.

Prosperity Affirmations from “Creating Money” by Sanaya Roman and “The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity” by Catherine Ponder:

People value and honor my work

I release anything that is not for my higher good and ask it to release me.

All financial doors are open; all financial channels are free, and endless bounty now comes to me.

The Divine plan of my life now unfolds, step by step.  I happily recognize each phase of it, accept it in my present and future and let it show me how to make the most of my life.

DISCLAIMER:  Please be aware that the information on this website is for educational purposes only. cannot guarantee the results you will achieve by applying the principles and practices that are listed on this site.

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