An affirmation is, by definition, the action or process of affirming something or being affirmed. Speech is powerful. Chances are we create negativity and frustration just by saying something negative every day. We actually use affirmations all the time, we even think them too. We can easily create sadness or defeat just by thinking and saying that it is real and happening in our lives. Its time to change that. We can reverse the training we have been taught, by others and by ourselves and actually uplift our current situation and change the pattern of our day-to-day life by using affirmations that we want and that we believe in. Affirmations are powerful because when we speak, we actually create. Science is validating what mystics have been saying for thousands of years: our thoughts and our speech actually help advise the brain on what to see and do next. We can actually re-wire our brain’s synapses connections using thought and speech. The processes of DNA repair and chiasma formation that take place following synapsis have consequences at many levels, from cell actually explains in-depth what the brain is capable of and his colleagues in the field are following suit. That’s the why. How do we use affirmations. The trick is simple and profound. Think, Visualize, Feel. Think, Visualize, Feel. As we are speaking out this short testimony, we think it, visualize it happening and feel it in our nervous system. Feeling it is a bit abstract, but over time it happens naturally. These three steps to successful affirmations are something we do already, isn’t it? When you are pissed off at someone else what does that feel like? Anger is poison coursing through your veins. What are you thinking at that moment? Fighting, cursing them out or physical violence as a type of fantasy. And what then comes out of your mouth? You start to speak out your affirmation of anger, of hate. You’re feeling, thinking and visualizing this new you. And that is powerful. Judgment now gets connected in the brain from what just happened and a pattern has been made. The electrical connections in the brain now follow that route. You see the same person, a reaction automatically occurs. Your affirmation of hate and anger was successful. Now turn that around to your advantage. Turn that energy into something that actually benefits you. Use what you already do all the time for good. Good situations and opportunities will present themselves in your life. We can believe it works because we know the above example of anger happens to us all the time. You don’t have to use anger either, think about things you do and say regularly, those are your self-fulfilling prophecies. You’re creating your own circumstance and we create how we react to those and future situations. “I am the master of my mind, body and emotions.” That’s my favorite. I feel strength, I see it in my mind and I speak it out. I am the master of my mind, body and emotions. Try it. Say it over and over. I am the master of my mind, body and emotions. See yourself crossing the finish line, lifting that last rep, getting the job, shaking hands with your mentor, resolving all past issues, befriending that person finally, approaching your future loved one. Every day, day in and day out, speak something to yourself that you want. Be creative, be realistic. Think it, feel it, say it. I know you can succeed. Take these if you don’t have any: My strength, is your strength, is our strength. I am working on myself every day. I am an observant, dynamic person. I create my own success. I do not over-react emotionally to situations anymore. I am balanced and confident. I am organized and scheduled. I make time in the day to plan for the future. I am filled with love and pure energy. I live life to the fullest, as the fullest. I am trying every day to succeed at my goals. Some days are more productive than others. That is natural. Tomorrow is another chance to do better.