An afformation (developed by Noah St. John) is a form of a positive affirmation, the only difference is it allows your subconscious mind to co-create and “form” your experiences by asking “why” in the form of a question versus just saying it as a statement! This helps with retraining your subconscious mind and limiting beliefs which is ultimately what drives your true beliefs and creates your current life experiences.
Sometimes when we say an affirmation our subconscious mind is not completely convinced and part of being human is to challenge a statement of fact since your underlying knowing is already in conflict with that statement of fact (based on your personal life’s experiences) and then resistance is immediately built up against it as being not true! For instance, saying “I am rich” may provoke a feeling of … whatever, yeah right, lets get back into reality because blah, blah, blah.
Whereas asking it in the form of a question enables creativity, collaboration, possibilities and a willingness to explore. It offers your subconscious mind the POWER to co-create and collaborate with YOU through the Universal possibilities and offers a willingness to being open and explores all of the Divine energy, options, guidance and with perfect timing for the highest good of all involved! Afformations FEEL non-resistant because you fully consciously and subconsciously are open to collaboration and allows for supreme creativity.
Sometimes you will receive a concrete answer and sometimes it’s more of a knowing or subtle shift in energy and awareness which drives, forms, shapes and changes your subconscious beliefs which ultimately affects your internal guidance system and current life’s experiences energetically. Afformations are collaborative therefore, evokes a win-win and that is essential in resolving conflict of any kind but especially one of desire and simultaneously feeling the fear based on your life’s experiences to date with respects to a specific topic or area!
The best time to do this is before falling asleep so that your brain can work on “how” to get you there with the most ease and speed. The subconscious mind makes up 90% of our brain, it is known as the gate keeper and never sleeps. Our conscious mind makes up the other 10% which we use cognitively everyday during our waking hours. This way the subconscious mind can take on those good feelings you are emitting by visualizing the collaborative effort with both the conscious and subconscious brain by asking “Why?” and will work on the best way to bring that experience into your existence! This allows the Higher-Self, your Guides, the Universe, Angels and God/Goddess to fill you with direction, ideas, creativity, next steps, vibrational energy, belief, etc; during your sleeping hours without the interference of doubt, disbelief and resistance.
Be sure to add in all directions of time and so it is done; this or something better! This way it affects all directions of time since you are eternal and you are exercising your power through stating and so it is done. By stating this or something better you will not limit yourself from the miracles of the Universe and are open to receive all of the gifts that the Universe has to offer!
Try the following experiment … Say the affirmation “I am rich!” and notice how you feel. Now try the afformation “Why am I rich?” and notice the difference. Which one felt better? Collaborative? Creative? Non-resistant?
Here’s Noah St. John’s four steps to using afformations:
- State what you want: a goal, desire however large or small.
- Create an empowering question that assumes that you already have the thing that you desire. (Why is it so easy and effortless for me to earn an abundant income?)
- Give yourself the question by putting the afformation into your consciousness by repeating it multiple times each day, singing it, chanting it, writing it down and carrying it with you … you kinda get the idea.
- Take action based on your new assumption from step #2. Write down whatever comes to you regardless of how silly it sounds and take actions based on those thoughts, feelings and guidance.
To use afformations to reverse limiting beliefs and negative self talk:
- Write down the limiting belief or something negative that you catch yourself repeating in your head on a regular basis.
- Write down the opposite of what is being assumed as true in step #1.
- Create an Afformation based on this new assumption using “Why?”
For example, if you feel like there’s not enough people that need your products or services a good afformation could be “Why is what I offer so valuable to others?”
I feel it’s best if you pick several afformations that’s believable to you (gauge by how it feels to you) to work with and really focus on them repeatedly for the next 30 days. Do whatever you can to get them deep into your system, deep into your psyche. It could be reading them in the morning, the evening and referring to them at key times throughout the day; and especially at night right before falling asleep. What matters most is that you get it into your system in a way that feels good to you so that you will continue to keep doing it. This step and the taking action (step 4 from above) are the most important in terms of creating a permanent change in your behavior or habit.
At the end of 30 days, take a look back and see what has changed for you. Then re-evaluate what shifts have occurred and place your focus on those areas (priorities) to work with next, this is living through child-like eyes, asking “Why?” and seeing the world as your playground and giving YOU the ability to co-create however it is that YOU DESIRE!
I have personally found that adding How, What, and Where is very helpful in certain forms of questions as well.
Happy Creating and Enjoy!
Dr. Stacey A. Maxwell-Krockenberger
Author, Speaker, Life & Business Coach
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- Why do I know if I want to change my life I first have to change my thoughts?
- Why do I choose LOVE always and release hatred and anger?
- Why do I accept this moment as if I chose it – because I did?
- Why do I now release all that no longer serve me?
“Transformational Mind, Body, Spirit Practitioner and Workshop Facilitator”
Online Certification Program by Peace Love Wings®
Dr. Stacey A. Maxwell-Krockenberger is a Doctor of Alternative Medicine, transformational speaker and teacher specializing in the human potential, personal and professional development genre. She is a licensed (Louise L. Hay, Hay House Publishing Company) Heal Your Life® Professional Life and Business Coach, Workshop Facilitator and Speaker.
Dr. Maxwell shares the indisputable knowledge and fundamentals of reaching ones grandest potential by empowering them into becoming the fullest expression that you were created to be from a metaphysical viewpoint emphasizing the energetic Universal laws and ones innate essence of Being, their spirituality.
Her website is www.PeaceLoveWings.com.