An affirmation, or statement of intent, can be a powerful law of attraction tool when it is used to move you vibrationally to a better feeling place.

Limiting beliefs and negative self-talk can be overcome when you redirect them with positive affirmations, which voluntarily reaches the subconscious mind and influences it with your new beliefs and positive self-talk.

Affirmations are simple to use and can be used any time, anywhere, by anyone.

Keep these tips in mind when using affirmations:

  • Be positive - focus on what you want, and not what you don't want. For example, instead of saying "I don't want to feel anxious anymore" you would say "I feel calm and confident". One of my favorite affirmations to say is "I am confident in myself and my abilities." It is simple, positive and to the point.
  • Use the present tense - state your affirmations as if it is a fact and you have already received it. Saying "I will be confident..." keeps your goal in the future. Saying "I am confident..." states that you have it now.
  • Be personal - Use the word "I" in your statements - "I am confident", "I am intelligent", "I am creative."
  • Be specific - general affirmations will work but be more specific if you are dealing with a particular issue. "I share my thoughts and opinions confidently" might be more effective than "I am confident."
  • Feel the affirmation - the point of affirmations is to move energy. Affirmations combined with emotion have a much more powerful impact on moving you vibrationally. Positive words mixed with emotion or feeling will get results, unemotional words have no influence. Say your affirmations with desire, conviction, attention and interest.
  • Be creative - repeating the same affirmations over and over again loses power over time because they tend to lose their momentum. A mixed series of statements is more effective. Think of a variety of ways to say them so you feel it, each one lifting you a little higher. Let your affirmations be free flowing with a steady flow of ideas. Have a positive conversation with yourself.
  • Have faith - everything you are wanting is already yours - your Source has already achieved it. You simply have to believe and allow what you are affirming. Use your affirmations to become a vibrational match to all that you already are.

    Once you get the momentum going, keep reaching for more. With a bit of practice, positive thinking will become natural for you. Your affirmations can move you in the direction of your Vortex and hold you there. Enjoy!

  • Author's Bio: 

    Christa Smith is certified as an EFT Practitioner, Spiritual Healing Coach, and in Soul Communication. "I believe...we are spiritual beings having a physical experience. We have the freedom of choice, to do, be or have anything we desire. Freedom, abundance and joy is our birth right. I believe our path in life is to follow our bliss! My mission... is to assist you on the road to freedom." If you want to learn how to live life deliberately rather than by default visit her website at