How to Use Affirmations
Headphones or not?
Headphones are not required, however they can help you enhance the listening experience and audio stimulation. Do what you prefer. Do what gives YOU the best experience.
Eyes open or closed?
Our recommendation is eyes closed. However there is no rule to this. When your eyes are closed while listening to our affirmation audios, you will more easily go into a light to deep meditative state. This is natural and automatic. In that state your subconscious is more open and receptive to the affirmations. You can also go into a meditative state with your eyes open if you relax lying or sitting down of course. Do whatever you feel is most comfortable and effective for you, depending on if you are relaxing/meditating or doing activities that need you to focus with your eyes open.
Which position should I be in while listening?
There’s no special “affirmation position”. You can find quiet and comfortable place where you can sit or lie down, or do whatever you feel like doing.
Do I need to focus on something or think about something?
No you don´t need to focus or think of about something special. There may be and extra charge of energy to the affirmations when you allow yourself to imagine them being true for you right now.
How much time should I invest to benefit from the affirmations?
There is now right answer here. We recommend once a day for minimum 15 minutes, for 30 days in a row for max effect. However if this is not possible or you don´t want to invest this amount of time now, then just do as much as you can to the point that it feels good. Listening to affirmations should be a ritual that feels good.
When NASA trains people for missions in space – when they have to learn completely new tasks, programming this learning they have to train every day for minimum of 30 days straight. Experience shows that that neurological signals are reinforced to the point where they “stick” after 30 days. But this isn´t a rule. You can experience “evidence” of the new changes taking place already the same day as you start to listen to affirmations, sometimes you have to have patience as days and weeks can go by before you start to notice the positive change. Those who stick with it, they will reap the rewards of their perseverance.
Is it safe to listen to while sleeping?
Yes it is safe. It may sometimes impact your dreaming, since your subconscious is working on integrating the affirmations.
What if some affirmations make me feel uncomfortable?
That can be that a part of you are resisting the affirmation. Maybe it´s out of your comfort zone, even if it´s positive. Another reason can that the affirmation itself can make you feel uncomfortable – that is not a bad thing. The affirmation “I love and accept myself” can surely bring emotions of resistance to surface if the person do not believe in this affirmation. You know what? That is ok. Just let them flow by. Affirmations mixed with brainwave music, solfeggios or binaural beats is a powerful healing combination and when the mind and body connection starts to heal, that can also stir up emotions. It is perfectly natural and safe. It is a normal part of growing and developing personally and spiritually.