As you learned in the previous article, the most effective way to change your programming is to input new programs into your computer, which is your mind. Remember that these programs are stored in your subconscious mind and they were installed through repetition and usually accompanied by strong feeling or emotion whether it was positive or negative. They are running and producing results automatically every day of our lives.
What we need to do is use the same strategy only now on purpose using the same repetition accompanied by strong feeling to install new positive programs, thereby deleting the old limiting programs and replacing them with empowering new ones that automatically take us where we desire to be in life.
Every one of us is having conversations inside our heads non-stop but most of us are not aware of it. Recall that the average person has over 60,000 thoughts per day and that over 90% of them are the same thoughts day in and day out. Since most people are repeatedly having limiting, negative or self-deprecating thoughts these are a declaration of truth or an affirmation to the subconscious mind. Since this is an unconscious process, they are not aware of what they’re thinking, when they’re thinking it, or how often they’re thinking it but it is producing the exact results they are getting in their lives at every single moment.
If we begin by using a series of powerful affirmations to remind us of who we really are and the power that we have, then decide on purpose what our self-concept or identity will be, we can transform ourselves in a very short period of time. We can go from zero to hero almost overnight. Let me share with you a series of affirmations that I began using when I was broke, in debt, frustrated and unhappy. These affirmations helped me get to a six-figure income in less than two years and then a seven-figure income in five years.
I am a child of God.* God loves me. I am an individualization of God. God made me in his image and likeness. I am an extension of Divine Mind. God is my unlimited source and supply; therefore I am wealthy and always have a Divine Surplus. Infinite Intelligence lives in me and teaches me all things and guides me into all truth, therefore I have the wisdom of God. God is for me; God is in me now, who can be against me? I can do all things through Christ (my God-self), which is my power. Everything I do prospers because I’m an extension of God and with God all things are possible!
*If you’re not comfortable with the word “God” or “Christ” you can substitute Source Energy, Divine Mind, Spirit, Universe, Infinite Intelligence or whatever you’re comfortable with.
Charles Haanel, author of the Master Key System, which is the program Bill Gates is rumored to have read before creating Microsoft, used principle-based affirmations to help his students align their minds and create positive results. He taught that thoughts and words are creative energy, which automatically correlate with their object and manifest it because thought is spiritual energy. He said that prosperity was the result of right or creative thinking and poverty was the result of negative or destructive thinking.
Haanel gave people this affirmation and told them to say it first thing every morning and last thing before going to bed at night and as many times as possible throughout the day… “I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious, prosperous and happy.” I have personally used this affirmation and it’s very powerful.
He said every negative thought or word is destructive and must not be allowed to enter your mind or be expressed in words. Every thought of weakness is opposed to strength and should be put out of mind by saying “I am strong and powerful” and every thought of disease or sickness is opposed to wholeness and perfection and should be eliminated by declaring “I am whole and perfect.” He declared that to know this law and live in harmony with it was to build prosperity on a rock-hard foundation, which nothing could destroy.
I use these affirmations to remind me of who I am and the unlimited potential that I have within me. They build my faith and give me strength to continually move forward towards my dreams because they are Universal Truth.
I will share a few more of these “Power Affirmations” with you so you can begin re-programming your subconscious to attract the positive results we all desire in our lives…
In addition to these powerful affirmations I have also, over the last 20 years, developed an exercise to reshape my identity and that of my students in order to create an empowering self-concept. I will begin teaching you this incredible technique in my next article.
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