An Example Issue:
Welcome to another issue of The Conscious Word.
Today's Affirmation For Assurance:
I shall keep the promise that I have made to myself.
I shall never again tell myself that I am poor, sick, weak, nor unhappy.
I shall not lie to myself any more, but shall daily speak the truth to my inner Soul, telling It that It is wonderful and marvelous; that It is One with the Great Cause of all Life, Truth, Power and Action.
I shall whisper these things into my Soul until it breaks forth into songs of joy with the realization of Its Limitless possibilities.
I shall assure my Soul.
How To Effectively Practice This Affirmation:
Affirmations are positive thought-seeds that can germinate in your conscious and unconscious mind, bearing the fruit of cheerfulness, confidence, good health and vigor.
Practicing affirmations is a way of selecting a statement of truth and then placing it deep within our consciousness so that the truth contained within it, becomes internalized and genuine to us.
When we become utterly convinced of the truth of something, which means we have absolutely no doubts about it, the universe will be molded and shaped to match our conviction. The challenging part is to find a way to become convinced of something that is not yet actualized. To cultivate our faith. This is where affirmations can help.
By taking a thought or collection of thoughts and impressing them deeply upon the mind with persistence and concentration, a conviction can be cultivated. Developing our own personal convictions, especially about ourselves, and then deepening and persisting in those convictions is a major key to our health, happiness and success in life.
The process of how to practice an affirmation is simple. Affirmations are designed to be practiced with complete concentration and are not created to be practiced while performing other tasks. To get the best results, set aside time, even if only 2 or 3 minutes a day, to sit down, close your eyes, gently focus the attention at the point between the eyebrows and practice your affirmation in a quiet place without distractions. The more often you practice, the deeper will be the results.
The more calm and relaxed you are prior to beginning your practice, the more effective your practice of the affirmation will be. If you have time, take a short walk before beginning , or take few deep breaths to relax and slow down. Relax and calm the mind. Just for these few minutes, let all thoughts of the outer world and your daily responsibilities fall away.
Begin by speaking the affirmation out loud. Speak slowly and with complete awareness on the meaning of the words. As you continue to repeat the affirmation, speak more and more softly and slowly. Eventually, continue to repeat the affirmation mentally rather than vocally. If you can memorize the affirmation, then close your eyes during this practice, when it feels natural to do so.
Let the affirmation go deeper and deeper into your mind. It is essential that you try to experience the feelings you would feel if the affirmation were true. Allow the affirmation’s truth to be absorbed in your every atom. “Feeling” is the key.
The words themselves are merely a bridge from your mind to your inner self. The inner self finds its conviction through feeling the truth of the words.
At the conclusion of your practice, allow yourself at least 60 seconds, to just sit comfortably with your eyes closed, without repeating the affirmation, and just bathe yourself in the glow of well-being which you will discover. Try to absorb that glow into every cell of your body. This experience alone can be very energizing, healing and life changing.
Each day you will receive a new affirmation designed to support your improved health, prosperity, success, self-esteem, cheerfulness, positive attitude and sense of connection with God. Some are short – and some are longer, but all are created to support you in your continued growth.
Especially good times to practice are in the morning, just after waking and at night, just before going to sleep.
We hope you enjoy today's affirmation and wish you an ever increasing sense of happiness and well-being.
The Conscious Living Foundation