Why Affirmations Don’t Work

If you understand law of attraction, you know that thoughts create things and like attracts like.

The concept of affirmations is that repeating a positive statement will eventually allow you to cross over into belief of the statement and create the desired outcome.  Sounds plausible, right?  

The problem with this is that when we state something that we know is untrue we attract more thoughts that bring us down.  

For instance, many people struggle with making more money.  So if we create the affirmation, “I am rich.” and we are not currently living that reality it can actually undermine our efforts.

In fact, if we are struggling financially and have great angst around this subject, then there are many more thoughts that pop up to the contrary.

Abraham-Hicks says that every subject has two sides.  The having of something and the not having of it.  That is very clear with money and why so many people struggle with it.

So you go through a litany of things about not having money and continue down the path of then feeling bad about not having it and how is seemingly out of reach.  This creates many more bad feelings about the subject of money and the feeling is what is most important in law of attraction.


So now you end up worse off than before you first recited the affirmation.  I learned a very important word track from Michael Losier, author of “The Law Of Attraction Book”.  He said to use the phrase, “I’m in the process…”  I’m in the process of creating more money and abundance in my life is a much more positive way to start creating the desired outcome.

Your mind doesn’t “argue” with you.  If you’re taking the actions, then you are “in the process”.  It has helped me so much to pivot on issues that before were really tough to break free from.

So what are you “In the process” of creating in your life?  Let me know in the comments or connect with me on Facebook!

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6 Replies to “Why Affirmations Don’t Work”

  1. Wow, that’s a powerful concept – Leverage affirmations in a way that you mind can accept so that you don’t end up repelling what you want. Love it 🙂

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