In the last article, What Are Effective Affirmations? We discussed the power of words, the power of expressing expectations, formulating the emotional experience that comes with it, even though your reality says otherwise.
Powerful affirmations are only the beginning; it is more important to know how to create positive affirmations for affirmative action. So what is an affirmation?
Here’s an example of a valuable lesson. One of my doctor’s from my personal cancer journey taught me how to visualize and state a positive occurrence rather than a negative one. In Wisconsin, where I live some of the time, there are deer that like to cross the road and expressways just as we prefer to travel on them rather than the rough terrain of the forest. Consequently, the two frequently collide
causing serious damage to the vehicle, and many times nasty injury and death to the human. The deer, of course, always ends up dead, either at the time of collision or slowly due to its injuries.
So, his question to me to get me to realize the impact of an affirmative thought or statement was, “When you’re driving in the country you want to avoid hitting the deer, right?” “Yes.” “So what do you pray for to avoid hitting a deer?” I thought for a moment then said, “I don’t want to hit a deer.” Alright, I thought, I’m game what’s the punch line? This doctor always had a joke or riddle to make his patients laugh.
He proceeded to explain that the subconscious and the universe only recognizes a positive thought or audio statement. Therefore, when don’t is removed from the sentence the affirmation is now “I want to hit a deer!” Just as don’t is a negative, so is the visual concept of what we are currently describing. “To change that, what are the positive, pleasant, loving, and enjoyable visual of where you WANT the deer to be?”, he asked.
Think hard. The answer: formulate words stating the exact ideal without any don’t, can’t or won’t type of words to create the visual scenes in your mind and from your mouth of exactly what needs to be. In this case, I love how the deer is soundly sleeping in its cozy and warm nest of leaves and soft branches safely hidden away in the forest. The road and my car are left out of the picture I firmly create in my mind and from my mouth in my prayer.
How effective is this method: a few months ago, near dusk, I was driving home. Stopped for gas, and I remember thinking to myself, “I’m glad that I’m taking Hwy. 67 south to home instead of taking another route that is more wooded and populated with deer so I won’t hit a deer.” I overlooked correcting what I had just told myself and the visual created in my mind. Thirty minutes later just as I cleared the crest of a hill as I left the city stood a deer in my lane starring at me in the headlights. We both thought we’re going to hit one another. As it scrambled to get out of the way, and as I pressed hard to brake the van, our destiny was fulfilled. BAMMM!! The deer complied with my affirmation and lost its life. The van only needed a new grill. My first time ever in 45 years of driving all over the country! All because I forgot to correct my thoughts.
Know exactly what you want!
Author, Speaker and Personal Private Secretary to Spokeswoman to Queen Kanelechi special contributor to KarenLangston.com
Personal Private Secretary-Spokeswoman for Queen Esther Kamah, Queen of Africa
Stage 4 Cancer Survivor
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