It may come as a surprise to many when I tell you that “Positive Affirmations” are not all they are cracked up to be! Now before you go running and screaming that I am out of my mind, let me explain.
Consider the standard “Lie-Detector Test” or Polygraph Machine for a moment. Since the mouth can say anything that the brain can think the Polygraph machine is detecting the disharmony that occurs between the head brain and the heart brain.
That is right! I said “Heart Brain.” Yes, according to the latest science the heart has a brain of its own that knows the truth of virtually everything, 5-10 seconds before your Head brain can even begin to process what it is perceiving!
So while the mouth (Head brain) can say anything, truth or lie, the Heart brain cannot lie…ever!
Now let’s go back to the Positive Affirmations. What do you think the result of a Polygraph test would be when someone says a positive affirmation that they want to be true, but isn’t really true for them yet? You guessed it; the needle will squiggle on the Polygraph and register your positive affirmation as a lie!
So what? You might be saying. Well I will tell you what. The squiggle of the needle reflects the disharmony that is occurring when the head and heart do not agree. Every cell in the body malfunctions momentarily when we lie…even about something we want to be true! Every muscle in the body momentarily weakens with the untrue statement. Every organ momentarily weakens, as does every aspect of your body, mind, and spirit!
This reality is what I feel is missing in many of the great teachings. The universal truths and scripture are greatly celebrated and memorized, yet if one does not move them from simple “Head knowledge” to transformative “Heart knowledge” then irritation between the body, mind, and spirit is set up! One can speak their positive affirmations repeatedly until the cows come home, and all they are doing is wreaking havoc in their life.
Memorization of truths and powerful statements of affirmation is powerless without moving them into heart knowingness! When you move concepts from simple head knowledge to heart knowledge it becomes knowledge you own, it literally shapes you and transforms into powerful miraculous creative energy.
So when you want to stop just irritating your body, mind, and spirit with repeating positive affirmations you don’t believe, truly meditate on each affirmation without moving on to the next until you KNOW it is true in the same way you know your name, in the same way you know and recognize your own hand when you look at it as “My hand.”
Many people have heart truths such as “My name is _____ and I am a worrier…It’s who I am!” Another example is “This is my good leg and this is my bad leg!” Negative affirmations or “negative heart truths” are the snare that prevents you from moving forward towards greater maturity and prosperity on all levels.
Fully-realized, negative affirmations are just as true to you and perpetuate that which you affirm, as any fully-realized, positive affirmations!
Be transformed by the renewing of your head and heart mind. Guard your heart with all diligence for out of it comes all the issues of life! Meditate, deeply contemplate from every angle and walk your truths until you own them on the heart-level. You must get your Positive Affirmations to be really true for you; otherwise they are just words…just a lie!