I have researched this sales technique called “affirmations.” I studied many books to understand how this magic works. I learned that affirmations are short sentences that you say out loud, telling the Universe what you want. I realized that the words you say and how you say them are of the utmost importance. Louise Hay was one of the first authors that I read regarding this subject. Her books You Can Heal Your Life and Heal Your Body had a huge impact on me. I realized from her work that I was definitely on the right track. Affirmations could clear old mental thought patterns. I learned that you have to live in the present moment and that each day is a new day to a wise person. We hold the ability to change our thoughts and, as a result, change our lives. She teaches that you can replace your old thought patterns with new affirmations. This is not magic. The spoken word holds energy. This was not a new concept for me—I remembered that Jesus had talked about the power of the spoken word in the Bible.
“But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”
I began to understand that whatever you put out to the Universe is what you will receive back. It’s karma. If you speak positive words, you will receive a positive outcome. This is what the scriptures are trying to teach us. If you speak negatively, the energy of your words will bounce back to you. It is verbal karma. The same goes for your actions or, should I say, your intention. The Universe gives you exactly what you ask for, so be careful what you say to people or about your- self. Remember your words have POWER! They are full of energy. Do not say, “I will never be successful,” or you won’t be. Self-defeating words are just that.
When I realized the power of the spoken word, I started to say things like, “I sell real estate immediately and constantly, and I accept the abundance,” or “Money flows immediately and constantly to me, and I accept the wealth.” I began to say positive affirmations in the car on my way to work. I figured out that you must say your affirmations in the present tense and ask for it NOW! Always believe in your heart and soul that you will receive what you are asking for. You must know in your heart and soul that you will receive your request, and you must be able to imagine the feeling you will have once your goal is achieved. This is key. You have to believe it and feel it in order for your request to materialize.
Read the entire chapter entitled, The Energy of Affirmations and visualizations in my book; Wake Up! The Universe Is Speaking To You. available at Amazon.com and Barnes& Noble.com. Author- Nancy Yearout