An Affirmation that Got Me out of the Worst Situations

Today I want to share with you a very powerful affirmation which has gotten me out of some rather unpleasant circumstances.

According to many who teach affirmations, it's not a good one, but I can tell you from my own experience -- it works!

Just to make sure we fully understand each other, I should define what I mean by "affirmation". An affirmation is a statement which refocuses our mind with the intention of altering the experiences we have in our lives.

A classic affirmation may be something like: "Every day, in every way, my life is getting better and better."

This is the famous affirmation taught by Emile Coue in the classic book, "Self Mastery Through Conscious Autosuggestion." (By the way, this book may be found in the Research Library offered as a bonus with all PowerKeys Publishing memberships.)

The principle behind affirmations is that by repeating the statement over and over again, our minds start to believe it, and from there, the power of belief starts to direct the course of events in our lives to produce the essence of the statement in our experience.

Traditionally, affirmations are supposed to be phrased in the present tense (happening, or existing now), and positive (stating the desired condition directly, rather than through the use of 'not').

Many years ago, when I was just starting to learn these principles, I had many negative conditions in my life. When things seemed to be at their worst, and I could not see any way to cope, I repeated the following affirmation over and over.

"Things are not as bad as I think they are."

It may seem strange that I didn't use an affirmation that said something more like "My life is a glorious picture of perfection. Everything happens exactly as I want it to."

After all, that would seem to fit the standard definition of what an affirmation is supposed to be, right?

Maybe, but it wouldn't have worked.

Here's why. To be effective, an affirmation must be believable!

If you try repeating an affirmation that makes your stomach turn because you know it's absolutely not true, then the only thing you're doing is reinforcing the belief that things are bad.

And that's not what you want.

Even though that little affirmation doesn't measure up to traditional standards, it works because it was something I could believe. I could believe that I didn't have an accurate idea of what really existed in the world around me.

And admitting that I didn't know everything opened the door for my inner mind (and the Power of the Universe) to show me a better side of the world.

Each time I felt so low that the only thing I could focus my mind upon was the idea that I was wrong, I would spend a few minutes repeating this strange little affirmation to myself.

A few minutes was all it took, because I started to feel better, and I could believe that there were better things happening, or at least they COULD happen.

And that was enough to get the ball rolling in the right direction. The very next day, I would always find a bit of "good luck" coming my way, making the sun shine brighter, and easing my way down Life's highway.

Hopefully, things aren't that bad in your life. But if they are, or if you know something who thinks things are that bad, I suggest using this affirmation:

"Things are not as bad as I think they are."

As surely as the sun rises the next day, so will your spirits.

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