Why Don’t Affirmations Alone Work?

Oct 3, 2023 | Enjoy Life, Forgiveness, Love Yourself, The Work

Affirmations alone don’t work. Why?

Because 95% of your life is run by your unconscious and subconscious mind (you know, just the parts of your brain you have absolutely NO control over).

People think affirmations “reprogram” those parts of your mind, but the truth is, your patterns and internal programming runs so deep, that no matter how many affirmations you use, if you don’t dig into your core issues and release your held emotions, nothing in your life will change.

When pit against a light-and-fluffy positive affirmation, your unconscious programming will win every time.

Thoughts like, “I’m not enough”, “I’m not lovable,”, or “My life should be different than it is,” are bullshit beliefs and misunderstandings running almost every aspect of your life—often without you even knowing. 

You might even be like one of my clients, who thought she couldn’t look at her blocks because doing so would keep her stuck and give them energy to grow stronger. 

She’d been doing affirmations for over a decade and still got her ass kicked by her internal programming. 

But what can you do instead? Lean in to Love and Truth.

Put another way: start questioning everything in your life and lean into compassion for yourself.

Your ego will HATE this. It uses your beliefs to keep you safe, even when they’re the things keeping you held in lack, limitation, and smallness. But your ego has shit consciousness and will continue to kick the can down the road until you’ve faced the same issue so many times you’ll think the Universe is out to get you. 

When you can see the beliefs for what they are, they’ll stop tripping you up. 

You’ll stop expecting a simple affirmation to change your life. 

You’ll be able to say no to the family reunion you never wanted to go to in the first place. 

And if that’s not a much sweeter way to live, I don’t know what is. 

Rita ❤️

P.S. If you’re struggling to lean into Love and Truth for yourself, join our community The Essentials. Inside, you’ll find a safe space to unpack your feelings, face them head-on so you can finally heal, and embrace a life you fricken love. This is NOT about giving your power away to me (like you might have with affirmations). This is ALL about empowering yourself. It’s time!!! 🙌💜🥳

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Rita is an Intuitive Counselor who works with bright sensitive people who are sick of struggling in their relationships and want to make the pain go away. Though her in-person and online intimate healing retreats and one-on-one sessions, she has helped thousands of people quiet the noise, move forward, and make peace with their past and their present, so that they can heal, be happier, and live a life they love.

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