We all know that we should accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative and as the old song goes, don't mess with Mr In-between! To achieve this we are instructed to affirm the positive and use our words to guide our thoughts and mental images to the positive side.
However, thinking positive can oftentimes be extremely difficult especially when we are confronted with a reality that seems to contradict everything we are trying to affirm.
An affirmation, by its very nature, is a statement of fact. When we state something as a fact but all around are witness to a reality that is a silent accusation against what we are saying it can be hard to stay positive. In fact because we are stating something that seems so far from the truth that it makes Star Wars look like a documentary we often see the opposite results from those we are trying to create through our affirmations.
Affirmations by their very nature can cause the opposite effects that the ones we are trying to manifest because they stir up so much subconscious resistance.
This is the reason they are so difficult to use effectively. An affirmation is only useful fro one thing - to stir up your subconscious programming and eliminate it!
By affirming something positive that you wish to see in your life as being an already established fact you will immediately summon your subconscious programming to the surface. Immediately the demons of the mind pop up and start contradicting what you just said.
Now left unchecked these inner demons will cause havoc and make you feel even worse than you did before you started affirming what you wanted.
However, when you address the issues that these little gremlins bring up into your consciousness you can eradicate them. Each time you eliminate even a little of this negative subconscious programming you free up your mind and make you affirmation appear more real or at least more tangible as a possible reality or goal.
The key then to thinking, and speaking, positively is to eliminate the negative subconscious programming that stops what you are affirming from being true!
To do this you can use a very effective tool such as The Sedona Method.