How Do Affirmations Promote Health and Well-Being?
- by Jeff Staniforth
Whenever someone speaks of healing through affirmations, many eople
dismiss it as esoteric - or even nonsense - and they tend to not take
it seriously. However, there exist volumes of scientific evidence that affirmations are an effective approach to healing and the achievement
of vibrant health. They have even been shown to promote regeneration
and rejuvenation of the body.
Dr. Carl Simonton of the Cancer Counseling and Research Center in
Fortworth, Texas, reports on breakthrough studies that use self-
suggestion (a form of affirmations) in treating disease. "We think
people are now beginning to realize how much the mind and the physical
body are intertwined... We know that the same pathways that are used
to transmit negative things, like cancer growth, can also be used to
transmit positive things that can eventually restore a person to health".
How do affirmations promote health and effect healing?
Illness starts in the mind. When you change unhealthy thought patterns
and replace them with positive thinking affirmations, you also change the
energy that flows to your physical body from your etheric body,
chakras, and through your energy meridians.
Your etheric body is the human subtle energy field - one of the layers
of the aura believed to permeate all living things. Think of it as a
blueprint of what is in your cellular structure - a blueprint that
reveals your state of health (or ill health) -- and gives an
indication of conditions that often have not yet manifested in your
The spoken word, such as a power affirmation, elicits a strong
recuperative response in the etheric body - a healing energy that
permeates to the physical body, causing healing to occur. Affirmations
are powerful instruments that influence both mental and emotional
patterns, which are held in the etheric field. The more frequently a
healing affirmation is repeated throughout the day, the more effective
it is in carrying out healing.
Following are power affirmations you can use to help heal, regenerate,
and regenerate your body - and foster radiant health. As I've
mentioned in the previous issues of this newsletter, choose the
affirmations that feel appropriate to you -- those that resonate with
you, or strike an emotional chord. It is important that the words feel
comfortable to you and are in line with who you are. Feel free to
create one for your specific need by substituting other words that
have special meaning to you:
Day by day in every way I'm getting better and better.
My body now functions at maximum efficiency
My immune system is functioning perfectly
I now embrace the idea of owning a healthy body
I now choose foods that are rich in vitamins and nutrition
I now make healthy choices
Water purifies each and every cell in my body
I now have a surplus of energy
Every cell of my body is radiant
I am grateful for a body that functions in harmony
I am now strong and healthy
My body creates helpful antibodies
I accept perfect health
My immune system maintains my perfect health
I feel healthier every day
Every cell in my body is nourished
My health is my priority
I enjoy regular exercise
There are many ways to use your chosen affirmation. You can recite it
aloud to yourself repeatedly, or you may want to write it down
repeatedly. The key is to repeat it over and over again throughout the
day. Repeating your affirmation reprograms your subconscious mind to
accept these thoughts as reality, and ultimately create changes in
your life that will manifest this new inner reality.