Words of Affirmation for Healing and Wellness

By Val Silver

Speaking words of affirmation to yourself and others on a daily basis is a lovely, effective way to support your healing and bring life to your goals. 

Proverbs 23:7 says, "As a man thinks in his heart, so he is."  The way you talk to yourself and what you say make you who you are and influence your thoughts, beliefs, feelings and actions. 

What are Affirmations?

Affirmations are a tool or method that helps you influence and reprogram your subconscious mind so it works with you to attract and manifest what you want.  As you meditate and reflect on positive sayings, your thoughts, beliefs, and self-talk will naturally begin to shift to what is possible and positive.  

When your subconscious mind accepts your words of affirmation as truth, it aligns with your conscious mind and even the universe to bring what you desire to pass. Medical folks call this the placebo effect. Spiritual people call it a miracle.

Examples of Healing Affirmations

Words of affirmation support your personal evolution and wellness. When you encourage yourself with positive words on a regular basis, you inspire yourself to heal and honor your process.

Affirming words on the healing power of Spirit, Yogananda quote

Feel free to use these statements or modify them as you see fit:

  • My body moves freely and easily.
  • I eat five servings of vegetables and fruit every day. I drink five glasses of pure fresh water today and every day.
  • My (organ/s-name) are healthy and function perfectly according to the divine intelligence that designed them/it.
  • I feel joy and gratitude to be alive and full of life today and everyday.
  • Everyday, in every way, I am better and better and better.
  • The healing power of love infuses my body, mind, and spirit.
positive sayings and affirmation, true love lights my life

Healing Affirmation Prayer

Words of affirmation can take the form of a prayer for healing. 

The following "scientific prayer" affirms your partnership with Spirit/Divine Universal Energy and taps you into the high vibration of expressing words of gratitude - a powerful combination.

I love my healthy wonderful mind and body. I thank my mind and body for taking care of me every day, in every way. I feel the deepest gratitude for the way my mind and body heals and renews itself every day. I relax and open myself fully to the healing power of the divine universal energy (God, Spirit...) that sustains me. It provides me with an abundance of assistance from within myself and through the wisdom of others. I listen and trust my intuition as it leads me in caring for my mind and body in the best possible ways. I rest in the knowing that life is good. I am at peace. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

This video titled, "I Start My Day With Love, Positive Affirmations" shares words of affirmation along with a lovely song that will have you singing throughout the day. What a powerful way to raise your vibration, engage your whole brain, and heal your spirit. Start your day with this beautiful affirming prayer of gratitude.

"I am so blessed, I am so blessed, I am so grateful for all that I have..."

Many card decks with words of affirmation about mental, spiritual, and physical wellness are available. You could choose one card to focus on per day or per week, whatever works best for you. Say the affirmation first thing in the morning, anytime you want during the day, and right before going to sleep. Really focus on the words, feel them, and let them sink in. 

Affirming Words to Heal Specific Conditions

Louise Hay made the use of specific healing affirmations popular in her bestselling book, Heal Your Body.  

After years of observing and working with clients, Louise observed a correlation between mental causes and physical illness. She paired specific healing affirmations with specific conditions in order to help shift to a positive, mentally supportive state.

For example, coughing is a desire to bark at the world in order to be seen and heard. The corresponding words of affirmation are: I am noticed and appreciated in the most positive ways. I am loved.

If you have trouble with your back and feel a lack of emotional support you can say," I know that Life always supports me."

It is definitely worth your time and effort to explore possible mental and emotional contributors behind your physical conditions and craft a daily positive affirmation that will help you heal and achieve your life goals.

Tips for Using Words of Affirmation

  • Write your own life or healing affirmations. Tap into your mind body connection through hypnosis or meditation. Observe what your inner wisdom brings up. It may have just the right daily affirmation for you.
  • Use positive, present tense words that clearly describe what you desire. Your subconscious ignores words such as 'no' or 'not.  Do not worry that affirmations are lies to yourself.  You are stating what you desire as if you already are receiving it. Think of it as giving my mind instructions. 
  • Attune to your inner talk. Listen to what you tell yourself when you repeat your daily affirmation. Attend to negative tail-enders. No matter how fleeting, you can be sure that this is the truth your subconscious hears, believes and reinforces. 
  • If negative self talk follows your positive affirmation, revise your words to something you can believe. For example: If saying, "I am vibrantly healthy" is too big of a stretch, try, " I am creating vibrant health". 
  • You may enjoy this twist. Ask questions instead of making statements. Ask "Why am I vibrantly healthy?" or "Why does my body release weight easily?" The idea behind afformations is that your subconscious mind loves questions and will set itself to finding the answer or solution. Do not consciously try to answer them. Asking questions reduces resistance from the subconscious. Play with this technique and see how you like it. 
  • Focus on your positive affirmation or afformation as you repeat it at least three times. Say it slowly, hypnotically, with belief and positive emotion and deep feeling. And/Or...Sing your daily affirmation and/or tap it in using EFT tapping.
  • Your daily affirmation can be one positive, meaningful word, a short phrase, or a longer prayer. 
  • Place written copies of your words of affirmation in strategic places such as your car, office and around your house. Place visual reminders near your bed  and say them with feeling and belief before sleep and right after waking. Relocate them occasionally so you notice them.
  • Add more 'umph' to your daily affirmation by combining it with afformations and visualization.  The more you bring in emotion and vivid imagining with affirmations, the faster and more likely the subconscious is to accept the new program. 
  • Background recordings of positive sayings and subliminal affirmations may appeal to you as a way to listen to verbal messages on an ongoing basis.
  • Have fun with your positive sayings and words of affirmation. Infuse them with high vibration, belief, and energy.

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Words of Affirmation page updated 01/2021

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