Turning Affirmations into Empowering Questions
A way to engage our own powerful internal search engine we can ask ourselves questions.
The purpose of these questions is to focus on what we want and allow the answers and or evidence to present themselves.
This may happen immediatly or it may take more time.
Focusing on what we want is powerful in itself.
Questions are very effective because when we ask a question the search for the answer is automatic and inevitable.
How often do we ask ourselves questions like “Why do I feel so tired?
Why can’t I …? What’s wrong with me, why don’t I …? – – or worse
Any question we ask ourselves or others, regardless of whether ‘good’ or ‘bad’, activates the internal search engine to find an answer.
What kind of answers would you like to find? My guess is that you would like to find those answers which empower and benefit you.
What we focus on expands, regardless of whether it is a statement or a question.
Affirmations have been tauted as a way of attracting what we want.
It certainly helps when we affirm what we want, since our focus is on that instead of what we don’t want.
What if we would turn Affirmations into Questions?
This is the epiphany Noah St. John had one day in the shower. He then developed what he calls Afformations.
The difference between Affirmations and Afformations is that the first ‘makes things firm’ the latter contributes to ‘forming’ new thoughts.
“Rather than trying to force yourself to believe something that you don’t really believe, you’ll be forming new assumptions about life and your relationship to it, based on what your really want.”The Secret Code to Success by Noah St. John (page 72)
We are already using Afformations but maybe not always to our advantage.
Like in the example of the questions above we are activating our subconscious to focus on and finds the answers to something we don’t really want to manifest more of.
Afformations when used consciously can do just that.
Asking empowering question helps us to access our internal wisdom and knowledge as well as connects us to the universal database.
So, well chosen questions/afformations are using our mind effectively and they also contributes to peace of mind and feeling calmer.
“Change the questions, change the results, change your life.” (The Secret Code to Success page 72)
To help with creating questions the following may help.
The poem ‘The Elephant Child ‘ by Rudyard Kipling opens with:
I keep six honest serving-men
(They taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who.
‘Why’ is about the motive.
‘How’ is about the method.
“When you ask questions that assumes that what you want is already true, you will activate that part of your brain that will seek to make it so.
And this what will unleash your hidden power to take action and change your life.
Why does this work? Because of your brains embedded presupposition factor: when you ask a question either internally or externally, your brain is wired to search for the answer.
The point of the question is to use your mind in a new way, to focus on what you have instead of what you lack.” ( Afformations by Noah St. John page 54)
Accept the truth of your new question.
Read, write, say them, listen to recordings of them.
- Why is it so easy for me to …?
- Why am I …?
- Why did I …?
- Why do I have ….?
- Why do I love …?
- Why focuses immediately on finding the answer.
- Why am I so rich? Your mind will focus on all the things you have!
One thing I love doing is turning uplifting messages and/or suggestions from books into questions.
This post has been inspired by the books by Noah St. John The Book of Afformations: Discovering the Missing Piece to Abundant Health, Wealth, Love, and Happiness and The Secret Code of Success: 7 Hidden Steps to More Wealth and Happiness (affiliate links)
Another interesting and inspiring post about question is Empowering Questions on who you want to be by Marquita Herald.
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