Opinion: The power of positive affirmations to change your life


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Sickness brings desperation

Over two decades ago I first began using the power of positive affirmations and faith to influence my life outcomes. At the time I was sick and needed to have heart surgery. (Desperation will force you to go seeking something). I was determined not to die as I had a brand new baby, so I hunkered down under the umbrella of faith, affirmations, and principles of positivity.

What I discovered was — Hope is really a thing with wings.

I returned home from the hospital as a changed human. For one, I had a significant spiritual encounter (you can read that here).

Two, I had many responsibilities waiting for me.

Once at home, I was not recovering as easily as I expected, with frequent calls to my doctor and bouts with arrhythmias. At the time I was one of the primary earners. As such I could not lie on my back for long, the bills were piling up. My husband was doing construction. We lived in New York; it was a cyclic job. My mother lost her job soon after I gave birth.

So at the time, no monies were coming in — we all lived together, but no one was really making money.

Coupled with the fact that I was not feeling well, the bills needed paying and I was a new mother. Something needed to be done and fast!

I refused to give up, went searching and mantras entered my life.

I spoke blessings, health, and prosperity into my life. I say them still, more than twenty years later. Mantras gave me the power to believe, to get back up, and to do what needed doing. I internalized that message and I began repeating those affirmations. I say them many times in the course of a day. Every time I remember I repeat them.

I began to believe in my trust in the power of powerful affirmations.

I can tell you that I had some spiritual experiences outside of this world. I was healed supernaturally and I became financially stable. Once I got up from that bed of affliction, my life took a turn for the better and I have never looked back.

I dug even deeper and added the power of visualization. Visualization reinforced my belief every day. I was going to regain every bit of my former glory, then some. I am living proof that faith, hope, and positive affirmations work.

I became healthy again. Soon I did not need cardiac medications anymore.

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Positive affirmations, mantras, or whatever name you choose to refer to them are a real phenomenon. Add the power of positive visualizations and you have a stellar package.

They work!

You have to believe that you will receive it, then speak it into your life. Listen to those words day in and day out, let in ooze into your subconscious at night, then speak them each day until you believe them on a soul level.

Turn off the TV, tune out the naysayers, and let the positive affirmations into your spirit when you can afford to be in a quiet space. Since I began making those affirmations more than twenty years ago, I can tell you that I have been so blessed.

Over the years I have added other affirmations to my repertoire.

Today, at the first sign of an illness, I speak life, health, and healing to my spirit. You can learn to do the same thing too. Sickness may come, it may give you a fight, it may knock you down for a moment, but you must refuse to stay down.

You can always get back on your feet.

So, find the positive affirmations that speak to you and your situation. Mull them over, study them, internalize them.

Recite them often.

And when life throws you a knock-out punch, get back up and live to fight another day.

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