Why Affirmations Don’t Work

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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!

Money Meditation – Getting Into the Vortex

I have learned so much reading Abraham-Hicks books, as well as listening to their tapes and watching their videos.

Here is an amazing Money Meditation that is reflective of much of their work in Money and the Law of Attraction and The Vortex.  I highly recommend reading both.


It’s all about growing your belief and relaxing into the realization that all you are wanting to attract is right outside your door. It’s a matter of a subtle shift or a tipping of the scales, if you will.  From there, you start to build on the belief as the abundance starts to show up in your experience.  I love this quote from Abraham that I heard so long ago, “The easier it gets, the easier it gets.”  It’s so profound and true.  All the very best to you my friends!

5 Steps to Programming Yourself for Success

I love this quote from Abraham-Hicks:

Whatever you’re thinking about is literally like planning a future event. When you’re worrying, you are planning. When you’re appreciating you are planning…What are you planning?

—Abraham

Excerpted from the workshop: Silver Spring, MD on April 19, 1997

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A teacher I had many years ago, Frederic Lehrman said “Worry is a prayer for something you don’t want.”

I would go on to say that you can only be flowing energy one way or another.  You may have an event happen that will cause an emotion, but you then get to choose how far to go down that rabbit hole with it.  And it is a choice.

If you’ve made it a habit to let emotions rule, then it will take some work to start to direct them, but it is possible.

On the other side, you have gratitude.  When you are in deep appreciation and gratitude, it’s a huge beacon to the universe that you love what you are appreciating and so the universe delivers more to be grateful for.

The person that has taught me the most about this is a wonderful friend of mine who is The Gratitude Girl, Elizabeth Hartigan.  She offers an amazing guided gratitude journal to focus on this awesome practice.  You can find out more at http://TheGratitudeGirl.com and on her Facebook fan page at https://www.facebook.com/TheGratitudeGirl

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So when you understand that your thoughts create emotions which then create manifestations or outcomes, it sure makes you want to pay attention to what you’re thinking about, huh?!

And further, you can program yourself to regularly think more empowering thoughts as an ongoing process in your life.  You can do this in several ways.

First are books.  It’s amazing what can happen as you read on a regular basis.  I’m talking about life enriching books, not frothy novels.  I choose to read vs. listen on tape because to fully assimilate many of these new ideas, you may need to “chew” on them a bit.  Meaning, you stop and think a concept over.  Maybe reread it a couple of times.  That is tough to do when you’re just listening.  You are a full participant in what is being communicated if you are reading.

Secondly, where audio does have a place is personal development audio.  I work with a company that has hundreds of hours of calls that were recorded on many subjects regarding personal development.  There are also many you can download from amazon, the library or many other outlets.  They are great to listen to when you’re exercising, sitting quietly or driving so that you can focus on what is being said.

Third, you can subscribe to newsletters that offer daily sustenance emails in the personal development or spiritual vein.  I subscribe to Abraham-Hicks, Tony Robbins, Brian Tracy, Cynthia Kersey, Daily Om and The Universe at Tut to name a few.

Fourth, you can watch videos for free on YouTube or subscribe to any author or speaker you feel drawn to for their videos.  For instance, Abraham-Hicks has a YouTube channel where you can access many of their videos.  Just about any speaker you can think of has videos you can watch.

Fifth, you can like or subscribe to fan pages and groups on Facebook that are dedicated to personal development and/or spirituality.  Much like Elizabeth Hartigan’s page cited above, there are many Facebook pages that post content to help uplift you and program your mind for positivity and success.

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So, you’re going to be thinking thoughts all day anyway.  Doesn’t it make sense to direct them for your utmost benefit?  I think so!!  All the Best my friends!