The sublime and magnetic art of positive affirmations
Our subconscious mind has more power than we are aware of. Acknowledging what it can do to control several aspects of our lives would help transform the things we want to.
Thoughts are not only made from our conscious perception but are, in most cases, conceived in our unconscious or subconscious mind. Therefore, we need to be mindful of what we mentally consume in our daily life to maneuver our thoughts and actions.
Our experiences of events are constantly in tune with our thoughts, shaped by extraneous factors and how we perceive them internally.
Since we cannot change everything in the physical world to best suit our needs, it turns out that we need to change our mental perception of the stimuli to achieve our goals.
It does not make life a losing game. Instead, you will notice that the adoption of constantly engaging in positive thoughts benefits you greatly. These positive thoughts can be best fueled by indulging in writing affirmations.
Subliminal affirmations shape your mental perception and uplift your chances of positive experiences in life. The best part is that you can write the affirmative statements by yourself.
You may want to write them for yourself or your friends who you want to help in increasing their self-esteem and positive perception of themselves and life in general. To make the most out of these affirmations, you need to first understand the meaning of subliminal affirmations and their working process.
With this in mind, here are ten essential tips to write affirmations to empower you to anticipate transformation in different aspects of your life.
1. Understand what subliminal affirmations are and how they work
As the name ‘sublime’ and ‘affirmation’ suggest, subliminal affirmations are positive messages that bypass our consciousness and appeal directly to our subconscious mind.
These positive affirmations hide beneath a meditation music track or an audio file (whichever you prefer) as a means of “triggering” the messages into our subconscious. Some use binaural beats or sound wave frequencies to up their effects.
Subliminal messages fall below the Absolute Threshold Level (ATL) of our consciousness. But our subconscious or unaware part of the mind can get hold of them and, in due course of time, manifest the chosen subliminal messages into reality in one way or the other.
Subliminal affirmations are a powerful source in redesigning or reprogramming our thought process. It is so because, unlike the conscious mind, the subconscious works automatically and is also responsible for the habit-making (auto-pilot) mechanism in us.
It is hence essential to refill our subconscious minds with positive statements so that what we project out in the real world is also positive and effective.
Little knowledge is dangerous. Therefore, it is fundamental to know well what subliminal affirmations are, how they work, and their cause and effects before you begin to write.
If you feel uncertain and want to know more about it, research more about the definitions and scientific workings of the sublime and subliminal affirmations so that you can control things more confidently.
2. Identify what it is you want to achieve
For writing subliminal affirmations, you need to recognize your goal first. It can be anything you want to achieve, change or develop. Your affirmations can be about both material and non-material things. They may range from aiming for financial gain to personal and spiritual development.
You may even want to excel in the overall aspect of life. Identifying your goal would bring clarity and, hence, would make it easier to write affirmations about it, respectively.
You can go from general to a more narrowed down bundle of phrases. In other words, keeping a broadly termed goal is good, but touching the specific areas of that goal is better.
For example, for personality development, you may say, I am a compassionate person, which is good. But it is great when you touch on the specifics like:-
I am a good listener; I am aware of my surroundings; I can recognize the feelings of others around me.
Being specific also helps to avoid complications that may hinder your otherwise what has to be a smooth process of belief.
For example, if you want a promotion at your job, you may write affirmations about getting a promotion.
But you are not clear of what you desire out of that promotion-
whether it is about financial abundance, higher social status, a chance to enjoy more leisure time than before, or a sense of overall transformation.
When you are writing, try analyzing them in this way to gain clarity and stronger vibration.
3. Maintain a journal for better organization and clearer vision
When you maintain a journal, you can often organize your thoughts better than not. Having a journal for this specific purpose and keeping it handy would help you jot down your ideas immediately before they slip away from your mind.
You can elaborate more on your ideas and be transparent about your thoughts to yourself with a handy personal journal. It helps in clarity since you can get hold of the vision from a birds-eye point of view.
Not only those, but you are also able to track your progress- the changes you achieved, the things you want to improve on.
Being precise helps in furthering your manifestation energy. Moreover, with a journal you already have your affirmations ready whenever you need them.
4. Maintain a semantically positive undertone while writing
It is one of the utmost essential tips for writing a subliminal affirmation.
A semantically positive undertone in a sentence here means that you should avoid the phrases that say about what is ‘not’, and instead write clearly what it ‘is’ that you want.
It is so because it is the sublime we are dealing with. Subliminal messages appeal directly to our subconscious minds. Unlike our conscious mind, our subconscious mind does not perceive a right or wrong or yes or no in a phrase. For it, there simply is.
For instance, when you are told not to think about a yellow star emoji for 5 minutes straight, all you do is think about a yellow star emoji even though you try hard not to.
The subconscious does not pay heed to the ‘not’ but instead captures the words of the subject matter. If you are not careful, you may fall into the risk of negative affirmations, creating negative thought patterns.
To make this essential point, here are a few examples.
(Instead of writing)
- I am not anxious
- I am not hated
- I do not fall into temptations
- I am not short of money
(try writing their positive statements)
- I am calm and in control
- I am worthy and loved by people around me
- I am stronger than my temptations
- I am financially abundant
When you understand the power of a word, you can masterfully use it to your full advantage and avoid a negative thought filling in your mind.
5. Write in the present tense
When you are writing, write the affirmations in the present tense instead of in the future tense as it helps to make believe that you are already ‘in’ the process of your development.
They are more effective affirmations when they are written in the present tense as if you have already achieved them. The daily affirmations of such phrases trick our unconscious mind to believe that they are the truth so that we start to project them out.
Another essential thing to note is to write the positive affirmation in the first person.
Here are a few examples of what may and may not be as effective.
(Instead of writing)
- I will be strong
- I am going to be successful
- I will try to do my best
- I am strong
- I am successful
- I am at my best in everything I do.
6. Focus on quality over quantity
You may wonder about how many affirmations you can focus on at a moment. Remember to take baby steps while you are writing the affirmations. Do not jump into everything at once.
There may be many affirmations you may want to write about right away. But rather than that, doing it slowly and steadily (one day at a time) would add to your plus point.
Focus on one goal at a time and keep your affirmations short.
For example, if you want to focus on your personality development or self-discovery, write a few powerful affirmations about it.
Then give them time and work on it with a focus instead of jumping into another set of affirmations right away.
Too many affirmations at once may hinder your qualitative focus on one and seize the opportunity to achieve your goal as efficiently as you could have.
With these baby steps you take, you will also develop the quality of persistence and perseverance.
7. Write feasible affirmations
If there is a myth about subliminal affirmations, it would have to be that they work like a magic spell.
If you write an other-worldly, impossible statement and wait for it to come into reality, then I will suggest you do not hold your breath.
For example, you cannot say I need wings to fly, and expect them to become literal. But, if you want to fly and experience the sky, you may as well write about being able to engage in the adventure of skydiving or paragliding.
These types of affirmations are more practical, tenable, and time utilizing.
Subliminal affirmations work practically just like any other goals. They need to be attainable, feasible, and need repetition in practice.
They should be practically achievable and in a short period.
You have to repeat them, give time and be able to believe.
8. Take inspiration from outside sources
The best thing about subliminal affirmations is that you can write them by yourself according to the designs that fit your needs best.
But sometimes, you may be confused and lack motivation due to some factors in life. At that time, it is not wrong to seek help from external sources.
You may take inspiration or help from bloggers, articles, motivational speakers, or any other domains on the internet. There are professional speakers of subliminal affirmations whose inspiration you can seek.
There are affirmations for different and specific purposes for example-
career goals, financial gains, stability in relationships, character development, healing low self-esteem- that you can take and alter according to your needs.
You may even ask your friends and family who may be able to help you in gathering your thoughts.
Sometimes, help from outside makes the work easier for you, no matter how much you think you alone can help yourself.
9. See beyond the box- your affirmations and routines
A significant thing about writing the affirmations is that you are free to be as creative as you can- in writing them and making the routine to follow these affirmations.
Seeing beyond the box here means that you may take inspiration from other sources but do not have to write an exact copy of them and follow their practice as it is.
You have the liberty to alter the affirmations if needed and fix your routine to recite or listen to these positive affirmations.
You can take inspiration (as mentioned in the preceding tip) but do not accept the limiting beliefs and restrict yourself from thinking beyond and creatively executing your dreams and manifestations.
10. Seek professional help when you feel confused or lost
When we are thinking of seeking help from subliminal affirmations, it means that we need some kind of change in life.
The reasons that we are looking for a transformation or development may vary depending on each of us. They may be subtle or severe. They may be something we can solve ourselves or something we cannot.
Sometimes, you may require professional guidance more than anything out there on google or what your friends have to say. And sometimes, you may fail to realize it.
But when you engage in these affirmations and still feel that the change you want is not there, you should seek professional help.
11. Trust the process
Last but not least, take the required baby steps and trust the process.
When you put your faith consistently in the workings of these affirmations, you send a stronger vibration that attracts the possibility of their reality more and more.
But as I mentioned before, these subliminal affirmations are not an instant success with a cast of a magic spell. When you aim for something, you also need to work for it by doing the required.
Instead of reciting or listening to the subliminal audio all day and doing nothing else, actively participate in sowing the soil.
Subliminal affirmations are a step in the process of transformation and not the transformation itself. Also, believing in yourself is substantial. The power of a belief system permeates throughout.
With the help of your conscious mind’s belief and convincing power, the subconscious tends to adapt to the affirmations, to bring them into reality with all its might.
Subliminal affirmations are a powerful tool to manifest your dreams into reality.
- If you comprehend the power of words and subliminal messages, you can control your thoughts and perception. Understanding how subliminal affirmations work and what our subconscious can do empowers us with confidence.
- To write clear and effective subliminal affirmations, you need to recognize your goals first.
- Identify what it is that you want to achieve, change or develop and to do that. A journal kept handy may help organize your thoughts and ideas better.
- When you write an affirmation, make sure that you avoid using grammatically negative words like No and Not. Instead, use positive phrases and be direct.
- It is also much more helpful when you focus on a few affirmations, one day at a time. Do not overindulge in too many goals at once, and write feasible/practical affirmations.
- Find out the aspect which you want to emphasize on and take inspiration, if needed, from online, personal, or professional sources.
- Break from the inhibition that you might think is restricting your personal development and take the liberty to think outside the box. Create your affirmations and fix a routine according to what suits you the best.
- Essentially, remember to believe in yourself and trust the process of the subliminal affirmations.
- Maintain a high frequency in your vibrations.
- Radiate that energy in you, and your subconscious will do the job by transcending the sublime positive statements into reality.
It is time to expect transformation and things falling into place with some inspiration and self-mastery!