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Affirmations For God

Chances are if you have ever taken a yoga, meditation or Breathwork class or if you have worked with a therapist or coach, you have been guided to use affirmations. Affirmations are short, powerful phrases. To affirm is to say something positively. So an affirmation is firmly declaring a positive thought and stating it as a truth.


When I was involved with New Age beliefs and the teachings of Law of Attraction, affirmations were a huge part of my life. I used them for myself and taught them to my clients. However, since leaving these ideas, I have come to realize how heavy they can be.


Affirmations are "I" statements. For example, "I create my reality". "I am powerful". "I manifest anything". All this to say, it is up to you and only you to create your life. Every thought you think, word you say and action you do is all creating your life. Talk about pressure, right?!


These very ideas are huge reasons why I left the new age teachings. I started to realize how much I was harming myself and those I loved the most by being so self focused. I felt I was living a lie. I was pretending to be happy, living in high vibes and love and light, when really, I was miserable. I didn't feel like I was getting anywhere and the pressure to succeed was growing increasingly unbearable.


Luckily, this is when I was saved. I finally dropped the idea that it is me and only me who creates my life and realized that it is actually God who creates our life. It is God who performs the miracles, God who loves us so unconditionally, God who allows us to be prosperous. Everything we have in our life is because God gave it to us. He is always there, working in our lives but when we feel we are in complete control, he backs off to let us. But he rejoices when we realize how much we need him and he is back with arms wide open, ready to direct us.


All this to say, I am not against affirmations, I think they are incredibly powerful. But the power is only real when we speak the affirmations with and to God. "God creates my reality". "I am powerful because of God". "God is always one step ahead of me, allowing all his plans for me to be made manifest".


If you feel called to bring this into practice, please click the link to enjoy a yin yoga practice with affirmations for God.


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