Welcome to Episode #89 of The Daily Interaction podcast. You’ve read my posts on affirmations, such as the only 100 affirmations that you will ever need and my take on “You Can Heal Your Life” by Louise Haye, who initially inspired me to work with affirmations.
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When I first learned about this, I was fascinated by the concept that simple phrases, affirmations to be specific, can shift your thinking and change your reality.
And I was shocked when they actually did!
But the problem is that no matter how hard you work, you have an inner critic with a fat ego that makes fun of all the affirmations you create, and sometimes the voice of that inner critic is much louder than the sound soothing logic of any affirmation. This episode, you and I are going to put that inner critic to rest, so that we can allow our affirmations to serve us.
This is a new and practical element that helps you to hear and see that inner critic. The new element is called “blurts”! Blurts and affirmations, when used together, are powerful in helping you break out of bad habits and create new paradigm shifts in your life. That is, if you are interested in making these shifts in your life and in moving to an empowering direction. If yes, come along!
In this episode, we go through the process of defining affirmations, defining blurts, and turning the blurts around to make a most positive affirmation and using this tool to win over that inner critic.
Quick definitions for Affirmations and Blurts
Affirmations: Positive present-tense statements that you repeat to yourself in a mantra form.
Blurts: Nasty clever responses that your inner critic comes up with in response to your affirmations.
The exercise that I share with you is from “The Artist’s Way at Work: The Way of the Dragon”. You write down your affirmation of choice 10 times and then you come up with the natural blurt in response to each time you wrote your affirmation. You need to listen for the blurt and hear the exact words that your inner critic uses and then write that down next to your affirmation.
When you have finished the exercise, you will be turning each blurt around to a positive statement and you need to do so not just by making a generic positive statement but in creating an exact and true response to that blurt.
The takeaway in this exercise is that you create a safe inner fortress and protecting yourself, and your dreams and your desires safe from this inner critic and that you are able to use affirmations effectively in your life.
So what are your thoughts on affirmations? Do you even believe in their power to make a difference at all? Do you ever hear your inner critic interrupt the process? Share away in the comments below!