Why affirmations don't work without denials.

In 1896 an incredible woman by the name of Emilie Cady wrote a book called Lessons in Truth. In this book, she gives us the genie in the lamp for our affirmations!

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Why Affirmations won't work without Denials. In one of my favourite ever books, Lessons in Truth by H. Emilie Cady, which was written in 1894, Emilie gives us a set of statements which will help us to align our thinking with Truth. In aligning our thinking with the truth, we need to retrain it. In order to retrain it, we need to remind it of affirming statements that can change the course of our lives. These affirming statements are not "magic", and of themselves they have no power. They are statements with which we train our minds, allowing us to remember the Truth that there is only One Power, One Presence, That-Which-We-Sometimes-Call-God (or Divine, or Love, or Buddha or any other name you wish to call that divine presence). However, what I love about this book is that Emilie reminds us that affirmations are no good on their own without denials accompanying them. So what are denials and affirmations? Denials are statements of release: we do not deny facts or feelings or emotions, we deny that those facts, feelings, or emotions have power over us. We are not "in denial" that challenging events occur; we use release (denial) statements to remind ourselves that no matter what is happening, we are always free to choose our response to that experience. Affirmations are statements of Truth. We do not say affirmations to "make things happen". We use affirmations to help re-train ourselves into more productive thought patterns. Most of us have inherited a great deal of negative mental "programming" as we have gone about our lives. Affirmations are a basic tool which helps us to create more efficient and optimal ways of thinking. Some examples of them are as follows: Four Comprehensive Denials:

  • There is no evil.

  • There is no absence of life, substance, or intelligence anywhere.

  • Pain, sickness, poverty, old age, and death cannot master me, for they are not real.

  • There is nothing in all the universe for me to fear, for the Christ that I am is greater than that which is of the world.

Four Universal Affirmations:

  • God [Divine Mind, Oneness, Spirit] is life, love, intelligence, substance, omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence.

  • I am a unique expression of Being-ness. In each moment, I express Life, love, wisdom, power. I am Wholeness, and I am governed by Spiritual law.

  • I am Spirit, perfect, holy, harmonious. Nothing can hurt me or make me sick or afraid, for Spirit is All-Good, and Good cannot be sick or hurt or afraid. I manifest my real self through this body now.

  • Divine Will is always my greatest potential Good. When I am aligned with Divine Mind, I cannot fail.

  • And one more all-around affirmation, which is always useful in moments of choice: God in me is infinite wisdom; I know just what to do.

How do we integrate this new reality? 1. Accept that you are feeling the way you are feeling. 2. Deny that feeling/event/situation/occurrence has any power over you. 3. Affirm a new reality. So next time you are feeling not quite yourself in any way, try these denials and affirmations and let me know how you go! Until next time, never forget. YOU ARE POWERFUL. The spirit in one is the spirit in ALL. Much love, light and blessings. Rx

Until next time.

Blessings, love and light

Rachel x

Coach. Leadership Trainer. Military Warrior and Spiritual Leader. www.rachelwotten.com

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