Affirmations – Awesome or not so much?

I’m a big fan of personal growth stuff but have stepped away a little bit because well, too much can be, well, TOO MUCH.

It began to make me feel like I was trying to convince myself I was something I wasn’t. And that got annoying and was just not working for me.

BUT…

I do know that the mind is something that needs to be minded.

I have swam in the pool of negative thought for way too long and truly resonated with the idea of training your brain to think positively.

Books like ‘The Power of Intention’ by Wayne Dyer made a big impact on me and still do.

But I think the whole affirmation movement got a little too corny and b.s.-y for me.

YET…

I recently watched this sermon given by Joel Osteen (via Oprah’s website) and loved it.

http://www.oprah.com/oprahs-lifeclass/Pastor-Joel-Osteens-Full-Sermon-on-The-Power-of-I-Am-Video_1

AND THEN…

I just read this from Danielle Laporte and loved it too – especially the beginning quote from Pema Chodron. I was so so happy to read that someone else felt as I did and that you didn’t have to buy into the idea of affirmations as a way to ‘fake it til you make it.’

http://www.daniellelaporte.com/inspiration-spirituality-articles/affirmations-mess-you-up/

So somewhere in between, I create my own ‘affirmations’ that feel right for me and that are words and phrases that I can lean into and begin to make my own and feel like me.

Ones like:

I have lots of fun.

I have lots of freedom in my life.

I am heading in the direction of some serious awesome shit.

The ‘job’ I will do will be of great benefit to many and allow the above three affirmations to come to life.

I am a freakin’ ROCK STAR!! Well, more like…I am a stay-at-home-mom who likes to sing in the car. 🙂

What about you?

What do you think?

Affirmations – yay or nay?

Thanks for letting me know!

Love,

Adrienne

And P.S. I am doing FREE Angel Card Readings on Thursday, November 29th at 11am on blogtalkradio.com! Please join me then and call in with any questions or if you need any guidance! Here is the link with all the info and number to call in: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/adriennemartin/2012/11/29/free-angel-card-readings

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2 thoughts on “Affirmations – Awesome or not so much?”

  1. Hmmm. My most important affirmation for this week is: “I will eat an entire sweet potato pie and NOT gain any weight”…. this may not work, but yes, the pie will be eaten. I ain’t playin’.

    1. I believe it will work! Ask and it is given (even if what is given is pie!!!) 🙂 My affirmation for this week is: What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Is that an affirmation or more like a mantra? Regardless I am sayin’ it over and over. As well as drinking lots of wine. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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