“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe
A friend once asked me to give her my honest opinion as to whether I believed an affirmation could work in a specific situation that she was experiencing.
She said that she was feeling challenged by the desire to register for an event versus the reality of the funds that were currently in her bank account.
She went on to say that she was receiving encouragement from other people to register for the event and then say affirmations that the money she needed would manifest.
Since she knows that I do use affirmations in my life, she asked if I agreed with the advice she was receiving.
I emphatically told her ‘NO!’
I explained that there was a time in my life when I was in the exact same situation — 3 times! It took me 3 times to finally get the lesson!
My personal lesson of what to do when affirmations don’t work began when I chose to take a series of personal growth training programs. Each one cost $1000s…which I did not have to spend.
Yet, the organizers of these trainings kept encouraging me to register any way by putting the registration fees on my credit card – or ‘beg and borrow’ the money from friends and family. They said to keep a positive attitude and ‘expect miracles to occur’ and the information I would learn from the training would help me to attract the money to pay back my loans.
So, I stayed positive — and I said affirmations — and I maxed out my credit cards and I borrowed the money that my credit would not cover and I participated in the trainings. All throughout the training programs, I expected to receive miracles.
I enjoyed the experience of taking the trainings, yet I did not learn how to manifest the money I did not have. And, that did not feel good to me.
That is when I realized that affirmation alone did not work for me.
I discovered that the key to making affirmations work was to allow myself to first be in the reality of my situation…without feeling guilty or punishing myself.
In other words, I learned it was important to first acknowledge that I desired to register for a training and I did not have the funds to do so.
Once I accepted where I was in relation to where I intended to be, I realized that I was in the “seeding” stage of achieving my goal to attract the funds I required to take the training.
Exactly as if I was putting the seeds of a rose bush into the soil, I could put the seeds of my goal into my imagination so that they could grow and bloom in their own natural way.
My role in the process is to continue to take ‘actions’ — not just say ‘affirmations’ — that will feed and nourish those seeds until they fully bloom in a beautiful and perfect way.
And, that is exactly what I told my friend to do!
Again, I say affirmations alone do not work. Affirmations which inspire intentional activities do work!
Over the years, as I continued to explore and discover, I received more inspirations. I eventually created my own training program in 1998. It actually does train people in how to become “attraction masters” who transform from being searchlights into powerfully brilliant lighthouses.
My training program is called the ‘Fastest Attraction Mastery Self-Study Program’ and I recorded a short video message for you about it at
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That is my promise to you. Now, I encourage you to make a promise to yourself that — if you do not have the funds right now to purchase the ‘Fastest Attraction Mastery Self-Study Program’ – you will not buy it.
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