Affirmations as Power
Perhaps your parents were abusive in some way and you grew up in a negative environment. Perhaps your parents were well intentioned. Either way, all parents make mistakes. As a child you were powerless to stop or control their behavior. Later on, as a teenager you began to face a whole new set of experiences as you grew into adulthood, and again, those experiences created more feelings about yourself. Perhaps something horrible happened to you as a child, as a teenager or as an adult that you had no control over. Again you were powerless to stop it. What happened to you, what was said to you, what was done to you, was not as important as how you reacted to it and how you felt about yourself as a result of it. Whether people in your life may have been trying to hurt you or may have been well intentioned, things were done and said to you that affected how you feel about yourself right now.
Affirmations give you the power to change your feelings about yourself in a very direct way.
As an adult, you have control, you have power over those people, what they said to you, and what they did to you. Affirmations give you the power to change your feelings about yourself in a very direct way. Your Father, Mother or someone you trusted said or did something to give you the message, "you are not worthy of love," and you believed them, internalized that belief, felt and continue to feel unworthy of love, but now you say "I am worthy of love," and you will feel worthy of love. Someone said or did something to give the message "your are not valuable" and you believed them and internalized that belief and felt you were not valuable, but now you say "I am valuable," and you will feel valuable. It is contradicting the negative messages that you received and affirming the positive. It is that simple. Why? Because you have practiced thinking and feeling in a certain way. You can decide to practice thinking and feeling in a new way. As an adult, you control your own thoughts and your feelings come from your thoughts. By changing your thoughts you will change your feelings.
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