Monday, June 3, 2013


     Affirmations are said to be wonderful tools to help raise your vibration and help keep you focused on what you want to bring into your life.  Years ago I was working with a personal training client who was a smart intelligent woman with a Masters degree in counseling and a wonderful career as a life coach. Both of us were in the business of motivating clients to reach their goals and one day our conversation turned to affirmations.  Her experience was that they did not work.  I personally was new to using affirmations as a tool and just assumed they worked because the books I read were full of testimonials of their success and I had never heard of them not working.  As I pondered my client’s statement, I realized that I had not experienced much success with affirmations either and my client’s statement raised a good question, why is it that they work for some and not for others?  I was at a loss, I had no idea why affirmations may not work for everyone, that part of the concept was not discussed in the books.

                The answer to this question of why affirmations work for some people and not for others came to me sometime later while reading Ask and It Is Given by Abraham-Hicks.  They explained that the most affective affirmations are the ones that do not stretch your beliefs or imagination too much and hold a vibration that is a bit above your own.  If you use an affirmation that deep down you believe is not true or will not happen, it will not happen and if you use an affirmation that you think is possible, even though it may be a stretch, it will happen.  If your current vibration is much lower than the vibration of your affirmation, it is too far of a jump for your mind, body, emotions and spirit to make.  If you are vibrating at a 0 and the affirmation you choose to use vibrates at 60 you will not have success in jumping past all the other intervals to get to 60. Going from 0 to 60 in just a few seconds may work for automobiles, but we need to take it a bit slower and build up our faith and belief in ourselves and the universe.  For example, let’s say you affirm that a million dollars will appear on your door step, but there is a part of you that cannot conceive this happening and so your vibration does not match the want or desire; the million dollars will not appear.  On the other hand if you ask that you receive checks in the mail or enough money to cover a current bill that affirmation may be a closer match to your vibration and belief and so it will happen.  Know that you can certainly move through the vibrational intervals quickly, but you still need to move through the intervals, you can’t skip them.  Does that mean that you can never wish, dream, or manifest something big?  No!  It means that you will manifest what you believe and as your belief or faith in the universe to provide for you increases, so will your vibration, your dreams, your wishes, and your desires. As a result, your affirmations ability also increases to provide an appropriate vibration to help you focus on your goals and draw them to you. 

                Affirmations are wonderful tools to help raise your vibration and help keep you focused on what you want to bring into your life.  Build your way up the vibrational affirmation ladder, step by step and watch the miracles unfold in your life!

     Thanks for stopping by Meaningful Living Now and allowing me to share my ideas, thoughts, and musings with you.  Please feel free to leave a comment or question.

In love and light,