Why do we react the way we do? What makes us who we are? Why do we fall into patterns that are not good for us? The key to our patterns of behaviour is in our feelings. But then, where do the feelings come from?
Some feelings begin to develop even before birth. We are exposed and become sensitive to our mother's experiences; we absorb even in the womb. Other feelings sink into us in early childhood, due to upbringing, and exposure to our earliest beliefs. Not only are these early feelings the most deeply ingrained, but also the hardest for us to detect. They become the basis of our character, and so determine how we react to all our other life experiences. If we have bad beliefs about ourselves, they can manifest throughout our life in terms of bad experiences.
One method that can help us effect changes in our life is the use of Affirmations. Affirmations are statements that we can tailor to our situations and circumstance. Their purpose is to help reverse some of the emotional self-sabotage to which many of us are prone. The power of these simple phrases depends on the fuel that resides within our emotions. It is the energy we give them when we begin to focus. Where affirmations are the intent, emotions are the thrust that will propel you on your journey.
Affirmations are positive statements and their effectiveness increases as we say continue to repeat them. They are there to help us focus on what it is we wish to achieve. Since our thoughts create our reality, then believing in these statements as they are said will eventually create them as true. In a nutshell, affirmations are about dissolving the blocks that bind us to old patterns that are no longer applicable.