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Affirmations are Powerful! According to Julia Cameron, author of the best selling book The Artist’s Way, “An affirmation is a positive statement of (positive) belief, and if we can become one-tenth as good at positive self-talk as we are at negative self-talk, we will notice an enormous change.” She maintains that “affirmations help us to achieve a sense of safety and hope.”


Here are a few affirmations from The Artist’s Way affirming our right to be creative.

  • I have a right to be an artist.
  • My creativity blesses others.
  • I now treat myself and my creativity more gently.
  • I now share my creativity more openly.
  • I now accept creative recovery.
  • Creativity is a blessing I accept.

Shakti Gawain, author of Reflections in the Light states the following about affirmations. “An affirmation is a strong positive statement that something is already so. To affirm means to make firm. Affirmations should feel positive, expansive, freeing, supportive and personal. Affirmations should be clear statements that convey a strong feeling. Affirmations should be short, simple and succinct. Affirmations should come from your heart, not your head. Affirmations should always be in the present tense.”

I use affirmations on a daily basis and find them to be powerful and effective. Here are two that I am currently using: I am on my right and perfect path. I am easily attracting an Abundance of  Ideal clients.

If you are interested in learning more about affirmations, please join me at the next Artist’s Way Class  starting on June 9th in St Paul. Details on my Classes page.

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12 thoughts on “Affirmations Are Powerful

  • May 24, 2014 at 7:43 am

    The Artists Way is a great book isn’t it – made a big impact on my life some time ago – and yes, I too would like an abundance of ideal clients 😉

    • May 24, 2014 at 2:40 pm

      Welcome Jocelyn! The Artist’s Way is a wonderful tool, isn’t it? I have been writing Morning Pages for 15 years. I have another class starting June 9, details on my Classes page. Would love to have you join us:)

  • May 22, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Just thinking of this affirmation idea reminds me of walking on a Sunny Road on a Beautiful Summer Day— the warmth all around is awe-inspiring! Thanks,Nancy. See you at the Artist’s Way tonight!!! Kathleen

    • May 22, 2014 at 3:22 pm

      Thanks Kathleen. What a beautiful visual: walking down a country road on a sunny summer day, lovely:)

  • May 22, 2014 at 3:46 am

    “I am easily attracting an abundance of new ideal clients” oh yes will be borrowing this one. Imagine if we spoke to ourselves positively as often as we do negatively that is an incredible thought.
    Off to ponder this, thank you

    • May 22, 2014 at 8:09 am

      Julia Cameron is a wise woman and those are her words. The affirmation is one I came up with and you are welcome to borrow it Karen and make it your own:)

  • May 21, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Sometimes a little help is all you need. “I am passing my class this quarter.” It can be tricky sometimes, though, finding affirmations that don’t sound like a lie.

    • May 22, 2014 at 8:07 am

      Thanks for your comments Scott!

  • May 21, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Affirmations are great and I use them now too. Love the Artist’s Way!

    • May 22, 2014 at 8:07 am

      Thanks for your comments Debbie. I love The Artist’s Way too, can you tell:)

  • May 21, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Excellent reminders, Nancy. I needed those today.

    • May 21, 2014 at 3:45 pm

      Thanks Naomi, reminders are good. I know I need them:)

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