Affirmations are a wonderful way to imprint your subconscious mind and to let the Universe know you are in the process of rewiring your beliefs to attract your desires.
But what if you’re sending out the wrong message that will backfire in your attempts to create empowering change in your life?
What if your “affirmations” are actually sabotaging your results?
(Here’s a Facebook LIVE I did on this topic. See the show notes below…)
Remember: Your word is your wand, and the words you choose to use wield the serious power to create your own reality as you charge forward into your destined future.
In fact, there is one affirmation I’ve seen people sharing regularly on social media that you should NEVER use!
These people post it with such beautiful confidence and excitement and I literally cringe every time I read or see it.
And that is…
I AM NOW DEBT FREE!
If you’re up to your eyeballs in debt, this affirmation sends out the call to attract more debt. The word debt is a tough one to override with your feelings, so the Universe still hears the word “debt” followed by the vibrational command of “bring me more!”
The word “FREE” is another interesting element to examine because it neutralizes the command too. So the words “debt” and “free” actually cancel one another out.
Instead, an effective reframe would be:
I AM NOW LIVING IN ABUNDANCE
I AM NOW FINANCIALLY FREE
I remember when I was being crushed under the weight of a massive credit card debt back in 2009. The banks were calling my mobile phone at least three times a day and all I could tell them was the same thing:
“I’m sorry, I don’t have the money.”
I was unable to make the payments because I was on welfare and could barely feed my children. I remember going into the bank and arranging a payment plan because I was experiencing such terrible financial hardship. My chosen affirmation at the time was…you guessed it…I AM NOW DEBT FREE.
Debt, debt, debt.
Knowing that I had money to pay back was soul crushing – I was drowning in debt. My mother kept on pushing me to declare bankruptcy and I just couldn’t go through with it. (Lucky I didn’t because I wouldn’t have been able to sponsor my husband to become an Australian resident – a story for another day).
When I made the switch in my mind and my heart to use the power word of “ABUNDANCE” then the prosperity started to trickle into my reality, slowly but surely.
As I said, the words we choose to use have serious power, and especially when they are in the form of affirmations. If you consciously choose to use the words that are positive around the theme of prosperity then you will make inspired changes to the results you see starting to appear into your reality.
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