Yes! Affirmations work! That’s our short answer to this very big question. Angela Hoogeveen joins Geneva Robins in this episode to share their experiences with how affirmations have worked in their lives to move forward, lift fear, and decrease pain of all kinds.

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If you only use an affirmation once or twice, it’s not as likely to turn the tide of negative thinking. Affirmations work best when you repeat them frequently until you experience relief. That relief might be in your mind and emotions at first, but sometimes, it will shift the energy and biochemical state in your body so much that your body is able to heal.

All is well in my world.
Everything is working out for my Highest Good.
Out of this situation, only Good will come.
I am Safe.

~ Louise Hay ~

Resources for your Affirmation Work

We share a couple of fantastic resources in this episode. Our first and go-to affirmation resource is You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay. This is a fantastic read and is one book that we recommend be on everyone’s bookshelf. Louise Hay is a pioneer of affirmation work and guides you through how to apply affirmative thinking in every corner of your life. We love it so much it is a textbook for our Reiki Courses.

If you’re interested in the science behind why affirmations have an effect on the body, a wonderful resource is The Molecules of Emotion by Candace Pert. This book discusses how Dr. Pert was part of a team that discovered the endorphin receptor and goes on to share how information chemicals are linked to emotional states.

We also discuss how the Affirmation Ladder process in The Secret Art of Happiness by Geneva Robins can help you work with affirmations in tiny little steps rather than hopping straight to a strongly positive statement. You can get to that positive mindset in small statements that ease you forward just a little bit at a time.

Another great resource is tapping or EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), where you tap gently on acupressure points while repeating statements that start with what you are currently feeling and thinking and move your way to more and more positive statements. The app The Tapping Solution is wonderful for decreasing anxiety and creating a sense of calm.

We use affirmations all the time in our Reiki sessions. Reiki is a powerful way of accessing a deep meditative state. When you are in that state, affirmations can go right into your subconscious to promote well-being on all levels.

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