The Power of Affirmations

Affirmations can be a powerful tool to help you change your mood, state of mind, and manifest the change you desire in your life. But they work best if you can first identify the unwholesome belief that is opposing them. If these suggestions are still not helping, seeing a professional therapist will help you uncover what is buried deep in your unconscious, and/or start a mindfulness meditation practice. Mindfulness meditation is a very effective method to help you uncover your unconscious thought patterns. It allows you to categorise them, identifying what is wholesome or negative and afflicted. Mindfulness is not about change; rather, it’s about the power and ability to accept first what is, then to transmute towards what is possible. Try it and see how your life can improve.
– Psychology Today UK

Affirmations are positive, present tense statements said with confidence about a perceived truth. They have the power to program your mind into believing the stated concept.  However, with everything in life it takes practice, an open mind and a willingness to change.

Affirmations have helped millions of people make significant changes in their lives.  I am one of those people!

As I embark on a new and exciting chapter of my life, last weekend I decided to tidy up my computer files and came across two significant things; a vision board I created in 2007 and a poem I wrote in 2012.

I was in absolute awe when I rediscovered them. It proved to me once again that guided by my intuition, I have been clearly defining my hopes and dreams over many years, thereby deliberately creating my reality.  Now in 2020, my past intentions have come to fruition – incredible!

Vision-Board
Helen Edwards Vision Board – 31st May 2007

The office worker

As I sit in my pen
I’m getting out but don’t know when
Dare I dream another life?
Whilst here I must resolve this strife!

As I sit and wonder why
Will I fully live before I die?
Is this really it for me?
9 to 5 and cups of tea!

If only I could escape mundane
Branch out a bit, perhaps retrain
Around in circles in my mind
How to dodge this awful bind?

If only I could reach the edge
Jump off some exciting ledge
Into realms of all possibility
Where wishes become my reality.

The world would be a happy place
Peace and security for the human race
I can play my finest part
Live my life with all my heart.

Yes, that would be a sunny day
When my creative child comes out to play
Spring and summer will never end
Every stranger is my friend.

Oh, how I long to have this now
I hope in time that I learn how
To never lose my faith and hope
Always have the strength to cope.

No matter how long I endure
I know my dreams will come true
I will keep trying and never stop
I promise to never give up!

Around the corner comes the day
Where I find the right part to play
This endless wait will all make sense
No longer will I be so tense!

Oh, look it’s 5 o’clock, home is where I now must trot!

– Helen Edwards Poem – 29th October 2012


Lightbulb moment:  I know inwardly what is right for me!

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Useful resource: How to Use Affirmations To Change Your Life – Louise Hay

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