What you think, you believe, and what you believe you become, that is the basis of affirmations. Affirmations are essentially any word or phrase that is repeated to create inner transformation and reprogramming. Although affirmations are similar to mantras, they are used in slightly different ways and have a different purpose. By incorporating affirmations into your life, you can begin to transform your thinking and manifest your goals and desires on a deeper level. You can use an affirmation on your own, but the best way to incorporate affirmations into your life is through guided meditations led by a voice artist. See below to learn more about how you can use these powerful tools for inner transformation.
What are Affirmations?
An affirmation is essentially any sentence or phrase that has a particular value or purpose behind it. An affirmation can be used in any area of your life that you want to create change in. Affirmations are commonly used to manifest financial abundance, love, health, happiness, inner healing, and overall transformation. Affirmations are generally positive statements that focus on transformation and inner reprogramming.
Although affirmations have been in use in various forms for centuries, they only recently became popular in the 20th century through the book The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. This book essentially describes the law of attraction, which is the belief that the thoughts we have can cause direct changes in our lives. Essentially, what we think, we become. By using affirmations in your daily life, you can actually begin to reprogram your brain and transform negative thoughts into positive thoughts, thereby manifesting greater positivity in your life.
Affirmations are also commonly used in the psychological technique called neurolinguistic programming (NLP). Neurolinguistic programming is a psychotherapeutic technique developed in the 1970s which uses a combination of neurological processes, language, and behavioral patterns to reprogram the brain. This technique has many different aspects and practices that it involves, but it generally incorporates the use of affirmations for inner transformation and healing.
Although affirmations can be used as a mantra and vice versa, they carry some distinct differences in their purpose and in how they are used. The primary purpose of a mantra is to focus the mind on a particular sound or meaning and go deeper into meditative states. Whereas an affirmation is used to manifest a particular goal or belief in your life. Mantras are often repeated many times to achieve their purpose whereas affirmations are not repeated as much and are used more as a reminder rather than a meditative tool. However, mantras and affirmations deeply overlap, and you would be hard-pressed to distinguish them at times. To gain the most benefit from affirmations, it is best to listen to a recording made by voice artist or voice talent that can use multiple affirmations and deepen the relaxing and transformative inner effects of this practice.
The Benefits of Affirmations
Since mantras and affirmations carry many of the same qualities and are used in similar ways, they also share many of the same benefits. However, affirmations carry some additional unique benefits in how they can reprogram your mind for inner transformation.
The clearest benefit of affirmations is that they can be used to reduce stress and anxiety. But on a deeper level, the primary benefits of affirmations are how they can be used to reprogram the brain and cause transformation. Research has shown that daily affirmations can lead to behavioral change leading to living a healthier life, increased resiliency, improved academic performance, and an opening to change. The main benefits of affirmations come from how they can help switch your brain from a negative mindset into a positive mindset. The applications of this shift can be profoundly transformational in your entire life if used correctly. Although you can certainly use affirmations on your own, the best way to use an affirmation is by listening to a recording made by a voice artist or voice talent who can guide you through the practice.
How Can You Use Affirmations?
The first and most important step to use an affirmation is to choose the right affirmation. Each affirmation has a different purpose and effect on your life depending on its goal. If you want to create financial abundance in your life, then you must choose an affirmation related to money. But if you want to manifest health and wellness in your life, then you must choose an affirmation related to that topic. Affirmations only work on the specific topic that they are related to. Some common affirmations to get you started are, “I respect and love myself”, “I have great joy in my life”, “I can achieve anything I want in life”, and “I am open to receiving money and abundance in my life”.
Once you have selected your affirmation, then you must focus your mind on that affirmation, repeating it to yourself either in meditation, in front of a mirror, or throughout your day. It is best to set aside a designated time every day to repeat your affirmations to yourself mentally at least 3 to 5 times with great focus and concentration. You can use only one affirmation, or you can use many, but just make sure that as you repeat them you focus on the meaning of each word with full concentration and sincerity. Affirmations can also be used in combination with other meditation practices, like visualizations.
The most effective way to incorporate affirmations into your daily life is through a recording guided by a professional voice talent or voice artist. Using a voice artist to record your affirmations can give a greater depth to your practice and can help you remember more than one and use them in different ways. Voice talents also use the power of tone and sound to further deepen the effects of affirmations on reprogramming your mind.
Affirmations have numerous benefits and can be a profound tool to use in your life to further you on your path towards inner transformation and reprogramming. So, try incorporating affirmations into your life and contact Angela Ohlfest, a trained voice artist, to get your affirmations recorded by a professional and gain even more benefits of this transformative practice today!