Affirmations: They Don’t Work…Or Do They?

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When I talk about affirmations, I get two responses:

(1) “You gotta be kidding me! That stuff is stupid; it doesn’t work!!!!”

(2) “Cool! How do I do this because I want to attract wealth and abundance!”

These responses clearly indicate to me that people don’t understand affirmations and how they work.

Let me set the record straight: 

(1) Affirmations DO work

(2) They aren’t magical


Cutting edge neurological studies are proving that repeating positive statements, holding a particular thought during meditation, prayer, and other forms of affirmations actually change firing patterns in the brain, which changes the chemistry, which then influences thought, which is the precursor to behaviors and actions, which then can lead us to create effective changes in our lives.

Okay. This is a somewhat technical explanation of how and why affirmations work. To put this in practical terms, repeated affirmations are like cleaning your brain.

Think of it like a very stubborn spot on a favorite shirt; you might have to wash it several times using a few different products in order to get the spot out.

So, too, with affirmations. If you want to change, you must do something about the habitual way in which your brain processes information. Through repeated affirmations, you “clean” your brain of the habitual ways of thinking, replacing it with the affirmation.

Keep in mind:  

(1) They aren’t magic so you won’t get instant change

(2) Working with affirmations takes time for lasting results


By the way, to learn more about the neurological basis of affirmations, read the work of Dr. Joe Dispenza.   I think you’ll find his work very interesting. Let me know what you think of it.  Thanks!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,



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