What is spirituality?The word ‘spiritual’ comes loaded with all kinds of connotations and associations. It conjures up images of hippies worshipping trees and gurus with healing crystals. But, the fact is anyone can be spiritual. More than anything, spirituality is about your state of mind. It doesn’t necessarily mean you believe in a higher power, although it can if you want it to.
This e-book runs on the belief that there is a ‘Higher Power’ but if that is too much to digest at first, you can substitute it for yourself and your own power as an individual. Ultimately, spirituality aims to awaken your inner being and increase your self-awareness and mindfulness.
Whilst spirituality tries to detach the individual from their ego by making them aware of it and how they fuel it, the practice is nonetheless focused on the self. The goal is perpetual self-development and improvement. One way in which spirituality helps you be the best version of yourself is by teaching you the power of positive affirmations. Awaken the Truth within is an e-book designed to help people understand why positive affirmations are so transformative and to show you how to make them.
What is positive affirmation?
So, what is a positive affirmation? Also referred to as a spiritual affirmation, these are simply statements you make that you wish to manifest into being true. But, how does it work? Firstly, you need to understand that when you make these affirmations you are communicating them to the Higher Power and commanding it to fulfil your request. This might sound like a strange thing to do at first, but the power of affirmations is real and effective.
A higher power
Before you can communicate an affirmation to the Higher Power you should understand and acknowledge the relationship we all have with it. The Higher Power is not a God in the traditional sense. It is more of a concept that encompasses the energy in the universe. It is not meant to dominate and control us, but instead it should be a guiding force alongside of which we work in tandem. Once you recognise your position, you can start to form positive affirmations in your mind. Make sure you search deep within yourself for things you truly want to manifest before you communicate them to the Higher Power.
In order to make your positive affirmation, you need to say out loud exactly what you want to achieve. For example if you wish for more peace in your life you need to say “I am totally at peace”. If your heart is set on making your work or school assignment the best it can be then you should recite “I will complete this assignment to the best of my ability”. There is no limit on how many times you should repeat your affirmation. In fact, the more you do it, the better as it is more likely to take root and grow with repetition.
You might feel silly at first when you start saying these things out loud. That’s normal. What is important is to persevere and place your confidence in the Higher Power. However, remember that the Higher Power cannot do things for you, it merely gives you the energy you need to accomplish the things you want to do. Work in tandem with the universe and enjoy the positive change it can make in your life.