An affirmation is a positive statement for self-suggestion. It’s a way to reprogram the subconscious, effective when used daily over a long period.
It’s known that ancient people were aware of the benefits of such affirmations and used them. Many ancient mantras, still in use today, are based on this principle.
In our country, the concept of affirmations became known through the books of American psychologist Louise Hay. Having endured severe life challenges, including cancer, she experienced the magic of affirmations herself.
Louise Hay created her own affirmations to solve the problems she encountered in her life. Hence, her collection of affirmations addresses many aspects of life. Her accumulated knowledge and experience made her a world-renowned author in psychosomatics and positive psychology.
Louise Hay’s personal philosophy is summarized in the idea, “What we give, we receive.” She believes that people are responsible for everything in their lives because each thought and feeling creates their future. Positive thoughts lead to a joyful future, while negative thoughts lead to a corresponding life.
Hay points out that it’s senseless for people, being the source of events in their lives, to waste energy blaming others for their (perceived) unfortunate lives.
However, she suggests a solution: by changing internal negativity to positivity, one can start to see positivity in the world around them.
Thus, the main idea of her books is that everyone can change their life through their thoughts.
Next, we will present some of the main groups of ready-made affirmations by Louise Hay, which can be useful for other people.
- Louise Hay’s Affirmations
- Positive Daily Affirmations
- Affirmations for Women
- Affirmations for Loving Your Body
- Affirmations for Relationships
- Affirmations for Improving the Work Environment
- Spiritual Affirmations
- Affirmations for Developing Self-Respect
- Affirmations for ‘Magnificent Aging’
- Health Affirmations
- Forgiveness Affirmations
- Affirmations for Attracting Prosperity
- Creativity Affirmations
- Affirmations for Attracting Love
- Louise Hay’s Affirmations for a Successful Career
- Rules for Working with Affirmations
- How to Create Personal Affirmations
- Affirmations and Psychosomatics
Louise Hay’s Affirmations
Positive Daily Affirmations
- I love and am loved.
- I can do anything.
- Today is the best day of my life.
- I have everything I need to enjoy life here and now.
- I realize and feel my power.
- Luck always accompanies me.
- Everything is good, and my life gets better every day.
- I am grateful to the Universe for all the material blessings in my life.
- My life is blooming in complete harmony.
- Everything in my life happens timely and according to the best scenario.
- I am always safe, and God protects me.
Affirmations for Women
- I am a wise and beautiful woman.
- I have firmly decided to love myself and make myself happy.
- I am responsible for my life.
- My life is filled with love.
- I love and value myself.
- I like being a woman.
- I fill my life with love.
- I perceive life as a unique gift.
- I am safe, everything around me is good.
- I firmly stand on my feet.
Affirmations for Loving Your Body
- I love my body.
- My heart is centered on love.
- All my organs function perfectly.
- I look at everything with love.
- My body loves being healthy.
- I know how to take care of myself.
- Every cell of my body is loved.
- I admire my wonderful body.
- I bless the food I eat.
- My blood is vital.
Affirmations for Relationships
- My heart is open to love.
- I live in harmony with everyone.
- I bring laughter and joy everywhere I go.
- People love me, and I love people.
- I am in harmony with life.
- I always have wonderful partners.
- It’s safe to express my love.
- I am a beautiful creation of God. He loves me infinitely, and I accept this love.
- I was born to learn that love is all there is in the world.
- My kind thoughts help me create relationships full of love and support.
Affirmations for Improving the Work Environment
- I always have wonderful bosses.
- I am loved at work.
- It’s easy for me to find a job.
- I easily advance in my career.
- My income is constantly growing.
- My business develops beyond my expectations.
- I am happy to have this job.
- I always work with people who respect me and pay well.
- I have good relationships with all my colleagues, and we work in an atmosphere of mutual respect.
- I always attract the best clients and enjoy serving them.
- I am always protected by Divine Power.
- I am always guided by divine hands.
- Life/God loves me.
- I completely trust life.
- I easily let go of the past and fully trust life.
- I am free, and everyone in my past is also free.
- I am ready to move forward to new adventures waiting for me.
- Wherever I am, I am calm.
- My personal angel protects me.
- I am surrounded by love, now and forever. And it’s just so!
Affirmations for Developing Self-Respect
- I love myself.
- I am a beloved and desired child.
- My parents are proud of me.
- I am kind and loving.
- I am always healthy.
- I am smart and quick-witted.
- I am talented and creatively gifted.
- I am self-sufficient.
- I forgive myself.
- All of life belongs to me.
Affirmations for ‘Magnificent Aging’
- I am young and beautiful at any age.
- Every day of mine is meaningful.
- My entire life is a wonderful adventure.
- My family supports me, and I support my family.
- I have a whole life ahead of me.
- I often laugh: I radiate joy.
- My knowledge expands, and I rely on my wisdom.
- My later years are precious to me.
- My body is constantly renewing itself.
- I contribute to life as best as I can.
- I love every cell of my body.
- Thoughts of good are the guarantee of excellent health.
- I breathe fully and deeply. I inhale life itself. I am full of energy.
- Water is my favorite drink. I drink a lot of water to cleanse my soul and body.
- Health is my Divine right, and I can claim it.
- I love everything that helps me maintain excellent health.
- I am in harmony with the part of ‘Me’ that knows the secrets of healing.
- I am free from pain. I am fully in sync with the rhythm of life.
- I constantly seek new ways to heal my body.
- Healing is happening! I free my thoughts from problems and allow my body’s mind to heal naturally.
- My heart is open. Through forgiveness, I comprehend love.
- I give myself a gift – I free myself from the past and joyfully accept the present.
- The past is behind, it’s no longer powerful over me. The present moment creates my future.
- I have the right to my own power.
- I am ready for healing. I can forgive. All is well with me.
- I can forgive, love, be kind, gentle, and I know that life loves me.
- When I make a mistake, I realize it’s only part of the learning process.
- I can only change myself. I let others be themselves, and I love myself for who I am.
- I forgive my imperfections. I have chosen the best path in life for myself.
- I forgive everyone for old mistakes. I let them go with love.
Affirmations for Attracting Prosperity
- Any work I do is deservedly appreciated and rewarded.
- I am a magnet for money. Prosperity in any form is attracted to me.
- I live in a loving, harmonious, and rich Universe, and I am grateful for it.
- I am joyfully open to the unlimited good that surrounds us everywhere.
- Money is a mental state that supports me.
- I change my mindset: from thoughts of poverty to thoughts of abundance, and my finances reflect these changes.
- I deserve the best and accept the best now.
- I feel like a worthy person.
- The more grateful I am for financial well-being and success, the more reasons for gratitude appear in my life.
- I have unlimited choices. Opportunities are everywhere.
- I free myself from all complexes that hinder my creative expression.
- I know I can create a miracle in my life.
- I am a unique, special, creative individual.
- I think clearly and express myself easily.
- My potential is limitless.
- My talents are in demand, my unique abilities are appreciated by everyone around me.
- I am a joyful creative expression of life itself.
- I am safe, I am satisfied with everything I do.
- Ideas come to me easily, effortlessly.
- The key to creativity is the awareness that my way of thinking shapes my life experience. I apply this approach to every area of my life.
Affirmations for Attracting Love
- I want to see the world through the prism of love, I love everything I see.
- Love exists. I allow it to find me at the right moment.
- Love surrounds me, joy fills my entire world.
- My partner is the love of my life. We adore each other.
- Life principles are very simple – what I give, returns to me. Today I give love.
- I happily look in the mirror, saying, “I love you, I really love you.”
- I like my appearance, everyone loves me.
- Deep in the center of my being lies an inexhaustible source of love.
- My heart is open. I speak the language of love.
- I am surrounded by love. Everything is fine.
Louise Hay’s Affirmations for a Successful Career
- The best job is searching for me; this is the moment when we meet.
- My job allows me to reveal my talents and abilities, I am grateful for my work.
- At work, my colleagues and I celebrate each other’s successes.
- Decision-making comes easily to me. I welcome new ideas and stick to my promises.
- It’s easy for me to speak in front of others. I am confident.
- Opportunities are everywhere. I have plenty of opportunities.
- I respect my colleagues, and in turn, they respect me.
- I deserve a successful career, and I accept it now.
- My potential is inexhaustible. Only good things await me in the future.
- My job allows me to fully realize my potential. I successfully handle all my responsibilities.
Rules for Working with Affirmations
To make affirmations work, you must follow certain rules. These include believing in the affirmation, repeating it multiple times and preferably aloud, making it specific and personal, avoiding negative words, keeping it concise, accepting that some affirmations might not resonate with you, ensuring the emotion matches the words, using positive and emotive words, stating them in the present tense, and not overestimating their power without accompanying actions.
How to Create Personal Affirmations
While ready-made affirmations can be useful, creating personal affirmations becomes necessary when you feel that existing ones do not resonate with you. This is understandable as others’ affirmations were created by them for their own purposes, carrying the energy and intent of their creators.
Some points for creating affirmations include ensuring they are positive, realistic, personal, and bring joy and positive emotions when spoken.
The frequency and timing of repeating positive affirmations depend on the individual. Some may find it sufficient to repeat them in the morning, during the day, or in the evening, while others may need more frequent reinforcement.
Affirmations and Psychosomatics
Affirmations impact the subconscious through repeated reinforcement, aligning it with a specific outcome related to self-suggestion. By giving a positive directive, a person can aid their own healing from any illness. There are known cases in medicine where complete healing, even from diseases like cancer, has been achieved through affirmations. It’s noted that patients using affirmations experience milder symptoms and quicker recovery.
Regular repetition of positive affirmations throughout the day fosters a positive outlook, instills belief in one’s abilities, and helps achieve desired outcomes.
Another benefit of using affirmations is countering negative programming absorbed since childhood, which often hinders adult life. Properly chosen affirmations can help resolve this issue.
The author wishes readers love and joy in their hearts, consciousness, and most importantly, in their subconscious, as the rest will follow.