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The Affirmations of Life

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By: Jeannette Maw  – Confluence Daily is your daily news source for women in the know.

I was reflecting the other day on how well some of my favorite affirmations have served me …

From the time I was new in the coaching business affirming that “I am a brilliant coach in high demand,” to the one for amplifying financial abundance (“Holy sh*t, I make a lot of money!”) to the one I use lately that “I am the best there is and I get better at it every day.”

(Yes, that latest one feels audacious, but so did the brilliant coach in high demand version at first. It’s that willingness to claim it (and feel it) regularly that makes it so.)

I thought it was smart of me to pick such bold statements to build my life on. They have served me well, and continue to do so!

But the truth is those aren’t the only affirmations of my life.

Because those aren’t the only thoughts that get regular air time with me.

In the past I was known to overuse a couple of other affirmations that went something like:

  • “What a jerk!” (predominantly in my love life)
  • “This isn’t right.” (featuring in hired help)
  • “Uh oh.” (that one got spread everywhere)

as well as the one that continues to plague me: “f*$%ing cats.”

(I’m so well known for that one that my friend said it for me last night when I held up the broken baby succulent that Merlin had just clobbered.)

I used to inadvertently employ “What’s wrong with people?!” on a regular basis (inspired by time volunteering in animal rescue) until I realized I was manifesting some seriously messed up situations with that one.

I used to say, “It figures” regularly until I realized how that vibrational instruction was manifesting.

Now I’m more likely to say something along the lines of “Even better!” and lots and lots of “thank you”s.

If you think about the people you’re close to, you probably know their favorite affirmations, too … phrases they’re known for or sentiments that if you repeated everyone would know who you were quoting.

How about your own most-engaged affirmations?

I mean, most of us conscious creators have at least a few well-chosen, carefully worded statements designed to acclimate us to a desired outcome …

But what about the thoughts that run unchecked that might not be as helpful?

It’s the day-in day-out thoughts that form the basis for the lives we create.

One I Am statement repeated once a day can’t override hundreds of counter-thoughts throughout the day, no matter how powerful it is.

It’s worth making sure your most common thoughts aren’t holding up your manifesting party, because I suspect I’m not the only one who has a combination of well-crafted affirmations along with knee-jerk thoughts that contradict my instruction for the good life.

This is your invitation to get clear on what your top affirmations really are and replace anything that deserves an upgrade.

(Wish me luck with the cats!)


More by Jeannette:

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Jeannette Maw is the official manifesting geek and Good Vibe Coach who can’t stop talking conscious creation. The family knows her as the black sheep, friends call her a homebody, and ex-boyfriends agree she’s a crazy cat lady. She denies none of this. 



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