The Power of Affirmation

The Power of Affirmation

J Douglas Bottorff

Most persons, when they first consciously set out to gain a fuller, higher knowledge of spiritual things, do so because of dissatisfaction…with their present conditions of life. Inherent in the human mind is the thought that somewhere, somehow, it ought to be able to bring to itself that which it desires and which would satisfy. This thought is but the foreshadowing of that which really is.”

—Emilie Cady

We are designed to build our world from the inside out. Many do not understand the role they play in the creative process and end up with mixed results and, as Cady points out, a lot of frustration. There is, of course, and upside to this. Frustration and dissatisfaction often provide the necessary incentive to rethink our approach to life.

Creation begins with the affirmation: “Let there be…” Job said, “You will decide on a matter, and it will be established for you, and light will shine on your ways” (Job 22:28). To “decide on a matter” is to form an affirmative state of consciousness that then serves as the basis for your desired manifestation.

Without affirmation, your desires become empty dreams that pass through your mind but never become a living part of your experience. Affirmation is not a magical key to manifestation; it is simply a necessary component.

Affirmation has other aspects that are important to employ. To affirmative decision you add your faith that the thing you desire is now coming about. Jesus taught that when you pray for something, you are to believe that it is yours already. Add to your decision and your faith the third component of a plan of action and you have a combination that will bring your desired results.

To affirm something is to throw your whole being—spirit, soul, and body—behind it. When you get all your energies in agreement, running in the same direction, you cannot fail to bring about your desired good.

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