I think all of us are guilty of not affirming the positive often enough. I see it daily in my clinic, how a parent will make comments such as “We always get sick this time of the year”, long before they even get sick and while the child is as healthy as a horse (By the way if you ever find out where we got “Healthy as a horse” and “Sick as a dog” let me know!)
Here is Dr Dyer’s excellent writing on his blog regarding our affirmations:
Faith is the complete reliance on the power and goodness of Spirit and the firm belief that you are always connected to this goodness. Always affirm your faith and not your doubt. When you affirm that things might not work out, that your troubles continue to mount, that your problems are insoluble, that God has not been listening, or that you are powerless in the face of so many struggles, you are affirming doubt rather than faith. The ability to know faith and affirm it allows it to manifest in your life.
In John 14:27, Jesus said, “My peace I give to you.” This is an affirmation of faith. He certainly wasn’t suggesting that peace is very difficult to have and you must struggle for it. Jesus brought peace to everyone by affirming it. Likewise, in his healing work, he didn’t imply that we haven’t been having a great deal of success lately with leprosy, but if you listen to me you have a thirty percent chance of surviving over the next five years. Instead, he declared, “You are well,” affirming faith at the highest spiritual level, and healing took place.
You too must learn to affirm your faith in the face of doubt with thoughts that things will work out, things will improve. Think, write, and say affirmations like these:
I intend to create prosperity.
I’ll do what is necessary to eradicate this problem.
I know I am not alone.
I have faith that all is for good.
I give no energy to the negative because I know all is in divine order.
I will consult with God and know that I will be guided to do what is needed.
These are all affirmations of faith, which, when practiced, will permit you to say “no” to doubt and “yes” to life.