1. As used in Self-Hypnosis, these are positive assertions of that which is desired as if it is already realized. This is vital to the involvement of the sub-conscious mind.
Suggested reading: Self-Hypnosis for a Better Life by William W. Hewitt (Llewellyn Publications)
Self-Empowerment Through Self-Hypnosis by Carl Llewellyn Weschcke and Joe H. Slate (Llewellyn Publications)
2. An affirmation should be carefully planned, and written in very concise form. When spoken, aloud or silently, believe it and feel it – adding emotion to give it energy. An affirmation is communication with the subconscious, stating your particular goals. The most effective use of affirmations is to change your “Belief System” (which see) that filters incoming information.
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Stephanie Woodfield, author of Celtic Lore & Spellcraft of the Dark Goddess, Dark Goddess Craft, and the new Priestess of the Morrigan.
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