Affirmation Cards

10/02/2013

We can train our brain. I know because I learned how to stop worrying. To worry is to use the creative force of our imagination destructively. This error can be corrected by recognizing that we’re thinking negatively, choosing to stop and replacing those thoughts with positive ones.

“An affirmation is everything you say and think. Every thought you think and every word you speak is an affirmation. All our self-talk is a stream of affirmations. You are using affirmations every moment whether you know it or not. You are affirming and creating your life experiences, with every word and every thought.” ~Louise L. Hay

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It sounds simple, and actually it is. Yet this simple step has powerful effects. For myself, I discovered freedom from the fear that worry creates. Thinking positively instead of negatively reduces stress and has health benefits. It’s worth giving it a go and it’s easy with positive affirmation cards. They’re a great way to help train our brain to think consistently kind and positive thoughts. Placing positive “I AM” statements around our world supports a healthy habit: the habit of thinking positively. Cards are something we can make ourselves, or we can purchase ones such as these examples by Louise Hay.

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Tape them to the side of the computer monitor, on the bathroom mirror, on the fridge, on the kitchen window, set some on the bedside table and in a stack on the coffee table, set a few in the car, tape them up in the garage. Place them anywhere you’ll see them. Move them to new places. Get creative!

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Seeing these uplifting sentences stating the positive in the present moment raises our spirits. I’ve been told that just visiting someone who has positive affirmations up around their home is uplifting. I’m not surprised. Thoughts are things so let’s choose wisely. I know this from experience for I’ve learned how to replace worry with positive expectancy and it’s so incredibly freeing that I highly recommend it!

“I vow to let go of all worries and anxieties in order to be light and free.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Louise Hay has different styles of affirmation cards to consider, such as the I CAN DO IT CARDS and the artistic POWER THOUGHT CARDS. Remember that this new habit doesn’t have to cost a cent, as we all have paper and pens. Use these examples to write your own affirmation cards.

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37 responses to Affirmation Cards

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    Jumping_Jenny_444 10/02/2013 at 3:28 am

    I was putting up positive affirmations on my mirror. I should probably get back into that habit again. 😉

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      It’s a great help to see these positive statements, and variety is a great idea. Sometimes I have them up on the mirror and sometimes I just have them in other places in my home. Moving them around keeps it fresh and new! Thanks so much for commenting. 🙂

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    This is great…Positive affirmation are life changing. I like the “I am” suggestion. It is one I use frequently. I found it also helpful when I focus on a new area of growth or change I start with “Today I choose”…to see the Spirit and goodness in each person I meet….or to see the goodness of all revealed to me in this day. This helps with starting off the transfermation. One of my favorits is “Today I choose to humble my ego to Spirit’s lead within this day. I allow my ego to embrace and accept all Spirit lays before me with ease and grace.” Humbling my ego allows me to handle the challenges as an event and not a reflection of me and without negative effect to me. Namaste, mary

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      Hello Mary! Thank you for this delightful comment. Yes I agree that starting the day by choosing affirmative statements helps with our transformation. I love your example of one of your favorites, Today I choose… And by choosing to humble our ego to follow Spirit’s lead is wonderful. Thanks again for sharing this. Blessings! Namaste. Gina

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    Hello Gina — so lovely to connect with you (and like you, I wonder — where have I been that I haven’t visited for awhile? I’ve missed your light and love on my path!)

    Louise Hay’s guidance that our thoughts are streams of affirmations makes such beautiful sense — so why fill my ‘engine’ with negativity? I wouldn’t put diesel fuel into my car, why would I put toxic thoughts into my body?

    And, I really like Mary’s suggestion of humbling her ego to allow her to handle challenges as events, not personal reflections of worth — Brilliant!

    Blessings on your day beautiful one.

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      Hello lovely Louise, sharing your name with this wise mentor who’s cards I am celebrating today! It is delightful to catch up with each other here as blogging -and life’s busyness- can at times take us away from the light-filled blogs we enjoy.

      I adore your comparison here of never putting diesel fuel into our car, so why would we put toxic thoughts into our bodies?! Excellent analogy. I like flipping that to understand that choosing positive thoughts to affirm is like nourishing ourselves with healthy spiritual fuel.

      And yes, Mary has a wonderfully wise way about her. I too really resonate with her choice to humble her ego and follow Spirit’s lead, handling situations as events rather than a personal reflection of self worth. If you are not already following her, I encourage you to click her name to visit her lovely blog at God is I am.

      With deep gratitude for you dear one! xo

  4. 

    You are right! Training your brain to be positive is a process that can be done. I lived most of my life being negative and finally I learned how to change by focusing on the positives. This can be done using positive affirmations, consciously listening to what you are saying and changing your negative self-talk to positive self-talk, surrounding yourself with positive people, places and things. Anyone can change if they really want to and work hard at it every day. I used to be 90% negative and now I’m 90% positive, so I know these things work.

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      Wow, what a wonderfully inspiring comment! Thank you for sharing that you are living proof that it can be done. I feel the same way as you, that I too used to have negative thoughts and negative habits, but I sought a better life and made changes like you’ve listed, and voila! It really does happen. Not overnight, but one thing that does happen quickly is feeling better, about myself, about my blessings, about what is actually working in my life. Focussing on these positives makes all the difference. From one person living a much happier life to another kindred spirit, I send you hugs and blessings. xo Gina

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    I am always moved and inspired by the words that fall from your genuine heart and spirit! The breath and life of your words massage my spirit always bringing my face to glow…wonderful post and message Gina. Hugs and blessings!

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      Bless your heart my kind friend!! Your comments are equally filled with genuine heart and spirit, and you always bring a happy laugh to my heart with your generous kindness. Indeed every visit to your blog fills my heart with brightness! Thank you so kindly poet Wendell. Hugs to you, Gina

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    I totally agree! If we obsess about the negative, that’s what we experience. I make it a habit to replace negative thoughts with positive affirmations. I admit, it’s a little harder when I’m going to the dentist thought, as I did today. 😉

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      😀 Oh my! I hope you’re doing well now Diana. Yes, as you may remember, I’ve had my dentist ‘issues’. Affirmations help us in every situation, especially when we have a tendency to worry or obsess. Choosing to think of ‘affirmations’ helps us to expect the best and release that old habit of worrying. It sure works for me! Thanks for commenting! 🙂

  7. 

    Gina,
    This is a beautiful post with life-affirming power. Thank you for sharing your love and light.
    Hugs,
    Cathy

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    Awesome, Gina! This was a special treat travelling with you and Louise at the same time! Here’s my fave: “To worry is to use the creative force of our imagination destructively.” SUCH a GREAT truth here. I’m so happy you’ve shifted that. What a better way to be in the world. Thank you for this inspiring, uplifting post, my inspirational friend!xo Jamie

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      Jamie, your kind support means more to me than words can express! (I’ll try though ;).) Coming from someone who inspires me as much as you do, my health coach, your appreciation of the importance of ‘shifting’ from negative to positive thinking means a lot. I’m delighted you enjoyed that line of my inspired thought. If you were here with me I’m sure we’d go for a walk as we chat, so I’m inspired to head out for a lovely twilight walk on this warm evening. Hugs to you my dear friend, Gina xo

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    Gina, I have noticed that when I couple “thought affirmations” with reallllllly deep periods of meditation and also everyday mindfulness of my breath, I am telling you – my nervous system settles and I am more able to SEE when a “not so helpful thought” comes in (see it as a wave) and I don’t have to react to it. I can just tend to it with gentleness. I can remember that I’m the ocean. Lately I am needing these affirmations around the house! You just made me think about doing this for the kiddos, too. Love you, girl! Love, Lisa

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      Hello dear Lisa, thank you for sharing this lovely example of how integrating affirmations with our everyday practices of meditating and mindfulness helps really bring it home. I too love how the more steps I take, the easier it gets to allow the ‘not so helpful’ thoughts to continue along, to not stick if you will. Just flow on past without our energy or emotion. Instead we can choose to pour loving emotion into the thoughts that nurture us and our onward spiritual growth. Love to you always my friend! xo Gina

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    Recent events in my life have guided me to use this amazing tool of positive thought Gina, and what surprises me in the process, is seeing how clearly cut the path for negative thought is vs. the obstacles the positive thoughts have to hurdle to reach my brain! I am still a work in progress, and I do place the affirmations within my sight line, and am looking forward to the day when the negative nellies are tripping and floundering to make their way to the front because the positive pollys are blocking the road. 🙂

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      Rhonda, your humor is a delight! Yes let’s cheer on the time when those positive pollys easily block any negative nellies. This is another example when ‘practice makes perfect’ because as we repeat and memorize positive statements, the easier the pathway becomes for finding and using these positive thoughts. It soon becomes second nature, even if they feel false or fake at first. Don’t ya just love good habits? And how we can train ourselves how to start them? Yay! Hugs to you my wise and witty friend 🙂 xo Gina

  11. 

    This is a beautiful and powerful post Gina…
    thank you for sharing …:-)
    Namaste
    Sriram

  12. 

    Thanks Gina, as always your posts are so thought provoking and helpful. I love the idea of affirmations around us as little reminders of good news or good ‘food’ for our minds and souls.
    When I read your posts I feel like you are having a friendly conversation with me – so lovely:)

    Lucy 🙂

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      Lucy! Such a delightful comment. Thank you for this big smile you’ve brought to my face. How MUCH would I love to sit and enjoy a friendly conversation with you, dear heart. Thank you for that heart warming compliment. I also adore your posts, as you know. 😀 Warmest hugs, Gina

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    Louise Hay was the one woman that turned my whole life around about 15 years ago and I never looked back since. Such powerful tools, Gina 🙂 Thank you for having taken the time to visit my site even if it was such a problem for you. I really appreciate it xo

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      Yes I am in that same happy category, as a happy discoverer of her many years ago and how she changed my life. It’s wonderful to have you come over for a visit, and I wish my computer could load your blog faster (before failing and timing out) because you share so many delightful posts that I am sad to miss. I just wanted you to know that is the ONLY reason why you’re not seeing me all over your blog with Likes and Comments. I will continue to check back to see if the timeframe speeds up. Hugs to you! xo Gina

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    Dear Gina~ You’re so right ! Memorizing powerful truths, i.e. my own grandma’s maxims, can change the path we’re on; a brighter light can light our feet and, we are definitely renewed and retrace our errors so to rectify & avoid the same stumbling block. Thank you dear for your dew drops of direction ! Blessings friend ~ Faithfully Debbie

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      Dearest Debbie – Thank you so much for this delightful comment! Your kind wisdom means so much to me and I hope you will forgive my tardy reply, caused only by my being away for a bit (and then having it get overlooked in my catching-up this morning). Yes affirmations (such as your grandma’s maxims) indeed help brighten and re-direct our footsteps to the best and highest direction. You have worded it so beautifully here, being the poetic soul that you are! I love how we are ‘definitely renewed and retrace our errors so to rectify & avoid the same stumbling block.’ How eloquently put. Thank you again dear heart. Blessings to you today and always, your friend Gina

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    My 20-something daughter has an affirmation board in her room. She sticks positive fortune cookie fortunes, achievements, cards thanking her for good work she has done for someone, and anything else like that she gets. She has her awards and certificates framed and hung around it, too. Her computer desk sits below it all. It makes a very big difference for her to have these reminders in sight.

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      What a delightful example of surrounding ourselves with positive words and images! Good for her, and good for you for obviously helping guide your now-20-someting daughter to know such things will remind her of positive things and encourage positive thoughts. Thank you for sharing this wonderful comment. Hugs, Gina

  16. 

    You bring to mind a study a Japanese scientist did on the effect of words upon water. He placed a variety of written words like LOVE, HATE just above bowls of water and photographed their crystals a few days later. He presented literal proof that even water reacts – and strongly. Water that “took in” the energy of beautiful words were I read once that the whole cosmos emits frequency. All matter transmits energy. So it hit me that it is in the literal sense that we sometimes get on the same wavelength with someone. I buy it. That I connect with another bc our frequencies are compatible. Music…is sound waves. And how it stirs the soul!

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      Thank you for sharing this delightful comment. I too enjoy the amazing insights from the work of Dr. Masaru Emoto. Our emotions can change water molecules, so therefore it stands to reason that our thoughts and emotions powerfully change us as well. I like your point here, that the ‘whole cosmos emits frequency’. So it is very important to be around people who ‘get’ us, others who are on the same frequency as we are. Or as you shared here, others who’s frequency is compatible with our frequency. Powerful stuff! Thanks again for your always welcomed visit and comment.

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    Hooray! Why am I not surprised that you already have Louise Hay’s affirmation cards? Good for you. And I love your point of how neuroscience has now proven the effectiveness of affirmations! What more proof do we need? Also, my friend, apologies for being away for a bit (again!) as I am rather shocked you sent this comment so long ago and I’m just back and signing on now. Sheesh, how I long to create the consistent space to blog on a regular basis! Please accept my heartfelt HUGS xo Gina

  18. 

    Thank you for another delightful and enlightening post, Gina. I love affirmations and focusing on positive and inspiring ones have helped me to transform my life in many wonderful ways.
    Big hugs,
    Russ

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      Thank YOU Russ, for another kind and supportive comment :). Yes I too use positive affirmations, and I wanted to share this post to help encourage their use. Big hugs back! Gina