Affirmations are sentences of you being in conscious control of your thoughts. They are short, powerful statements. When you say them, think them or even hear them, they become the thoughts that create and inspire your reality.
Affirmations help purify our thoughts and restructure the dynamic of our brains so that we truly begin to think nothing is impossible. The word affirmation comes from the Latin affirmare, originally meaning “to make steady, strengthen.”
Affirmations do strengthen us by helping us to believe in the potential of an action we desire to manifest. When we verbally affirm our dreams and ambitions, we are instantly empowered with a deep sense of reassurance that our wishful words will become reality.
A great way to turn an affirmation into an ever more powerful tool is to construct it in the form of a question. This is called an afformation.
Afformations are a different way to bring what you want to your life. They leave more room for the subconscious mind to build on the positivity of the question posed.
Here are some examples:
“I am happy so today.” vs “Why am I so happy today?”
“I am feeling good today.” vs “Why am I feeling so good today?”
.”I am a successful woman.” vs “Why am I a successful woman?”
“I am beautiful and intelligent.” vs “Why am I so beautiful and intelligent?”
These two statements come from the same place and may even hold the same intention, but one asks your mind to generate examples, while one remains abstract. With afformations, your mind automatically begins to search for an answer to your question but the trick is to practice to allow yourself to not answer the question.
To go from where you are to where you want to be requires a shift in your mind and ultimately a change in your reality. It takes a bit of inspiration to think about what we want to create before feeling ready to see it manifestly come true in our lives.