Imagine this... You are finally free from the 9-5 "rat race", free from debt, free from stress, free from constant anxiety, and, best of all, free to do what you want, when you want. Sounds pretty nice, doesn't it!? That is what I like to call financial freedom! (Let the magical trumpeting sounds from the heavens play!)
In my new book #ActuallyICan: The Art of Affirming Yourself to Greatness, I wrote a whole chapter of affirmations specifically designed to help people cultivate more wealth because, well, money is kinda important.
Today I'm sharing with you some of my favorite affirmations from the "Show Me the Money!" chapter and they are in order by how you feel right now. Because blindly affirming things is hardly effective. But affirming statements that you can really get behind and believe in, now that's where it gets good! Shall we?
1. Money flows effortlessly into my life.
This is an affirmation for when you are already feeling good about money. Because if you say or think it, and it feels bad, or like a lie, then it's actually going to hurt more than help you because it will create resistance! (Read more about feeling like a liar while affirming here.) So use this when you're feeling great, like the world is yours, because it is. :)
When you can confidently affirm that money flows easily into your life, the Universe will agree with you (like it always does) and make that your reality. On the other hand, if you're constantly noticing and complaining about how hard it is to make money and how money doesn't "grow on trees" (even though it kinda does since it's made out of paper fibers...), that will be your reality. Whatever you focus on expands. So focus on abundance, not lack there of!
2. I tap into my receptive mode and receive abundance with grace and gratitude.
This affirmation is perfect for when you're feeling hopeful about your financial situation. Because it's about being receptive starting NOW, which anyone can do. The other important part about it is an attitude of gratitude. When you're grateful for what you already have, the universe is more inclined to give you more to be thankful for. (Hint: One of the best ways to train your brain into gratitude is to start a gratitude journal.)
Think of it like this, if you gave a birthday present to an ungrateful friend last year, are you gonna go through the trouble and effort to give them one this year? Probably not. Nobody likes giving to ungrateful people, for the simple reason that it's no fun. Make if fun for the Universe to provide for you. Every time you get your paycheck in the mail throw a little party in your mind! Whenever you have enough money to pay your bills, be happy that you do. The Universe loves that shit.
3. I am ready to start living an abundant life by first practicing an abundant mindset.
This affirmation is perfect for when you feel like your attitude needs to change in order to change your surroundings, which if you're reading this, it probably does. If you've been feeling annoyed about your finances, but you're ready for a change, this one is for you.
Are you noticing the trend yet? You have to have a mindset of abundance in order to receive abundance. An abundant mind says things like, "There's always more money where that came from..." when you pay your bills. An abundant mind says, "Just because I have more, doesn't mean everyone else has less. There is an infinite amount of money to go around...", even when they have more than others. Money is no limited resource people! Time to stop acting like it is.
4. Today, I choose to see the glass as half full, instead of half empty.
This affirmation is perfect for when you're frustrated with your finances, and you're only ready to take a small step in the right direction. Because it starts with "Today", it's a little less intimidating than some affirmations because anyone (cough-cough-including-you) can do something for just one day! This helps instill confidence and release some resistance within you. And then it's followed by "I choose", an empowering statement where you take back your power by making a conscious choice for yourself and your life!
The most important part about this affirmation is the action of dedicating yourself to a new perception, even if it's just for one day. Seeing the glass as half full involves actions like this: Instead of complaining about what you don't have, give thanks for what you do have. Instead of focusing on how what you want hasn't come yet, focus on how it's on its way to you. Instead of seeing your financial situation as a permanent curse, think of it as an opportunity to accumulate more wealth! (After all, you can only go up from here!)
5. I let go of my desperate need for money and instead give thanks for the things money can't buy.
This last affirmation is for when you feel like you've hit rock bottom and you're desperate for a way out. You're overwhelmed with doubt and fear. This is the time to surrender.
Newsflash: You can't manifest the good stuff from a place of neediness and lack. Read all about it here!
When you're in this energetic space, it's not easy to take positive action, that's why this affirmation is all about letting go and taking your focus away from the money. Since you have such a bad taste in your mouth about money at this point, it's best to think about something (anything) else so you can feel better (aka release resistance)!
You know how you get discouraged when you want something so bad for such a long time and it doesn't come, that eventually you just give up on the idea of it and move on with your life? AND THEN as soon as you forget about it, it finally shows up?! That's because when you give up, you surrender and release all the resistance you held about that topic, which allowed it to finally happen for you. That's the magic of letting go.
If you're ready to change your financial situation around, it's time to start practicing these affirmations as often as feels good. (In case you're new at affirmations, here's a video with 6 fun ways to incorporate affirmations into your daily life.) If you're starting from rock bottom, work your way up this list from end (affirmations #5) to beginning (affirmation #1). This list, just like my book, is designed to help you raise your vibration, aka feel better, one step at a time.
If you're digging these affirmations there are plenty more where that came from in #ActuallyICan: The Art of Affirming Yourself to Greatness! Not only is there a whole chapter on affirmations for cultivating wealth, but there are affirmations for all areas of your life (like health, relationships, self-love, you-name-it). It's an amazing tool for upgrading your life.
If you're working on improving your financial situation you will also want to read the three part blog post series I wrote about 9 Things That are Killing Your Ability to Attract Wealth, so you can nip those wealth-killing habits in the butt and get the money ball rolling!