Here’s an excerpt from my book “Manifesting Mastery: The 7 Principles to Living the Life of YOUR Dreams” with passion and much of what I teach in my workshops on affirmations and how to co-create with many of your innate vibrational forms of energy! Enjoy!
Affirmations are defined as a declaration that something is true. It is a practice of positive thinking and a form of prayer that focuses on a positive outcome as if it has already happened or the desire has already manifested into form.
Gratitude: Is another way of manifesting your affirmations. Being grateful and saying “thank you” or by making a gratitude list of everything you are grateful for can be done by thoughts, written and/or spoken. The secret is to be very specific about your affirmations and it is imperative to “feel” it as though it has already happened. Remember like energy attracts like energy!
Spoken: Speaking out loud, singing or chanting your affirmations is very powerful in manifesting them into reality. Sing in the shower, while you are getting ready for work, doing chores, in your car; anywhere you can think of and do them often. You will immediately draw a smile to your face and your heart. Your voice carries a significant vibration that emanates out into the Universe, and that vibration is your attraction.
Written: Writing your desires and making a list of your Gratitude in a journal, making a note of them and either placing them in a special “God Box or Prayer Box” or by releasing them out into the Universe by burning them in a protected fire container such as a BBQ pit, outside fire pit, a fireplace, etc. You can also draw, paint, color and doodle them. The intention is to be “creatively expressive” as ultimately that is one of your core essence of Be-ing.
Thoughts: Are just thinking of them and there are many techniques such as visualizing them in your minds eye (which is your third eye chakra), meditation which is connecting with your higher-self in a deep relaxed state of Be-ing; or by making a treasure map and including visual pictures of your desires that you can reference often. Remember energy flows wherever your focus is so be sure to always think about what you desire and want versus what you do not want! Again, your thoughts are vibrational energy and what you are thinking about carries a significant vibration that emanates out into the Universe and that vibration is your attraction.
Visualization: Is a technique in which you are seeing the desire as if has already happened. For example, say you are affirming for “the perfect home and one that you can easily afford.” Some people say they can’t visualize however, if you are able to close your eyes and describe to someone your bedroom including the color of your curtains and bedding decor and the placement of your bed, dresser and the closet. You could describe the plants or a water fountain you may have in there. That is the same thing as visualizing so if you are wanting to visualize for “the perfect home and one that you could easily afford” begin to see the rooms in the house such as the bedrooms, the kitchen, and the bathrooms. See the items in each room and the decor and furnishings you picked out. How many levels does it have? Is it brick, stone, wood, or siding? See the flower gardens you’ve planted and the herb, fruit and vegetable gardens. Do you have a swimming pool or is it on a lake or have an ocean view. Do you have acreage or is it in a subdivision or the city? Think about what your true hearts desire is and begin there to see it in your mind’s eye or your “third eye” which is located between your eyebrows. When you are doing this begin to feel how awesome it feels to live there and know that it is yours; and it is perfect and one that you can easily afford. Don’t worry about “how” it will come about as at this point it is just seeing it. Leave the how up to the Universe, your Angels and Guides.
Another fun way is to make a “Treasure Map” or “Vision Board” of your affirmations. This would include cutting out pictures from a magazine, or words and placing them on a poster board or something you can hangup a collage of all your desires on. You need to place in a spot that you will see often throughout the day.
Feeling: Is the most important action in seeing your affirmations into fruition. Feeling that whatever you are wanting as if it has already happened; and emanating that vibration from you heart chakra which is located in the chest area out into the Universe. This helps with the “allowing” to receive it too occur. Feel it in the Now with all of your senses: Touch, Smell, See, Hear, Taste knowing that you are a 6th sensory Spiritual Be-ing and have the power to drawn it into fruition now! Not tomorrow or next year or even someday but right now in this very moment.
You can even Act them out by pretending. For example, while you are driving to work; visualize the vehicle of your dreams as the one you are currently driving today! Every time you get in it just visualize that it’s the one of your dreams. It’s a lot of fun! You can even go out and test drive the car of your dreams. Absorb the way it feels, smells, rides, etc. in order to really enhance your ability to feel it while your Inner-Child plays. Each time you see the car of your dreams just affirm … I can have that if I choose, there’s my car or I will take one of those in this color please. Really get into it and don’t forget the whooo hooo! Remember it’s all about emitting the vibration as like energy attracts like energy.
The purpose is to be creative with your affirmations and have fun with them!
Always follow-up “with this or something better!” By saying this after you’ve stated your affirmations you will not limit the Universe in bringing about your desires and even better than you could have imagined them.
Happy Creating and Enjoy!
Dr. Stacey A. Maxwell
I always say that’s my car whenever I see a corvette driving down the street. I will have one one day. This I know. Thinking, writing, visualizing, but especially FEELING when I do my affirmations let’s me know that they will come true. Of the 100 that desires I wrote out and turned into affirmations, I could probably ex off at least ten big things already. One of the biggest is a right relationship with my daughter. I don’t know exactly how this even happened, but I have my daughter back again.
Thank you for these amazing ways to co-create our lives. This is a great reminder of how to implement in ones life. Today, I will SING!
Working with you Dr. Maxwell, in the Mind, Body, Spirit Program has been beyond life changing, I am forever grateful that I crossed your path.
Kefi, Ai-Chieh Huang
Affirmation is kind of re-writing one’s program.
We can create our new life because we are given the free-will
There’s always choices we can make.
We are born to be prosperity and brilliance.
We can make it true as what we should be from God’s will.
Thank you for your mentoring Dr. Maxwell, with great love!
Love you! dear Dr. Maxwell ~
This is fabulous! Thank you for the amazing reminders! Encouraging different platforms with the affirmations is important. One way may not always resonate and changing them up is a wonderful way to discover what resonates each day.
Just like in yoga poses … do what feels good today. You may be able to stretch further today, or be tighter on one side. Do not pressure or judge yourself, continue on.
Today spoken affirmations may resonate more than written. Let’s sing our song today!
Affirmations creates a wonderful space to align yourself with the universe.
I still look back my very first vision book that I created over a decade ago. I am still manifesting those desires, in God’s timing.
Thank you for this wonderful information that I am able to implement into my cherished life!
I loved creating my vision board and it is something I look at everyday. It is a nice project to do with the kids in the new year. We can see how far we have come and what changes we have made and accomplished over the year.
Love affirmations, they are life transformational … just as you are Dr. Maxwell.
I do affirmations regularly. They connect me to my dreams and keep me aware of my steps in getting there. Thank you, Dr. Maxwell!
Dr. Maxwell, I really enjoyed this article on manifesting what we desire. I do many of these and I have even begun to sing some of my affirmations! Thank you!
I LOVE this! I especially, LOVE your eBook, and taking your Mind, Body, Spirit Program, with the greater depths you go into on energy! It’s amazing how the many different forms of energy are expressed vibrationally with respects to your thoughts, words and movement. Knowing my core essence of Being is energy, and using the principles here and the others in your program, has enabled me to understand and use it, so much more effectively just as I would use my legs for walking!
This has made a HUGE positive difference in how I approach everything now, since EVERYTHING is ENERGY!! Thank you so much!!