Common Questions about Affirmations

How many orders can I give the kitchen at any one time?

Unlike a regular kitchen, the Cosmic Kitchen can handle an infinite number of orders at any one time. It doesn’t matter how many other people are putting in their orders or how many you have; it can respond to all of them. The real question is: how many do YOU feel comfortable with? You can write out as many affirmations as you want, and then just allow the Universe to act on them.

How often do I need to say or think my affirmations?

When it comes to affirmations, once is actually enough if your belief is strong enough. However, most people find that by saying their affirmations on a daily basis, they reinforce the new beliefs for themselves. Discover what is comfortable for you.

How can I check on my order to see if it’s really been prepared?

Please go back and re-read basic principle #4. The operative word here is TRUST. Have you ever gone to the kitchen in a restaurant to check on your order? (OK, so a few of you Type A’s have, but most of us are more patient than that.) Pressuring the chef in a restaurant or complaining to the waitress may speed up service, but it doesn’t work with the Cosmic Kitchen! There is a timing that is perfect for preparing and delivering your order.

Here’s another analogy: when you plant seeds in your garden, you know you need to water, fertilize, and weed around them. You don’t go pulling the seeds up every few days to check and see if they’re growing. In the same way, you want to lightly think and FEEL that your affirmations are a reality and go about your daily business with joy and trust, because you know that you are always supported by Spirit.

Can you do affirmations for others?

Sometimes. If you and another person agree on an affirmation for her/him, it’s OK. For example, your partner is looking for a new job, and you are both affirming, “______ has the perfect new job,” that’s fine. Or, you may be affirming with a friend for her vibrant health and vitality. However, you  can’t try and control others with affirmations. If you have a disagreeable boss, rather than thinking he’s found another job, affirm “I always have a good relationship with my boss.” Remember to focus on the result you want for yourself.

Why don’t orders always get fulfilled?

The Law of Attraction always fulfills your orders, even though it may not seem like it. If you don’t feel deserving of what you want or you have inconsistent feelings about what you want, the Law of Attraction will give you the order with the strongest feelings. Let’s say you are affirming for a new job paying a lot more than you’re making right now. But the order isn’t completely clear, because you’re also thinking you’ll have to work a lot harder at the new job, and you don’t want to do that. Until you get clear, the new job can’t be delivered. You could affirm “I have a fabulous new job making $_______ a year, working less than I do now, and having more fun.”

If you’re ill and getting well will mean resuming some responsibilities   you don’t want, you will continue to attract illness. If you are affirming for a relationship, but you’re actually fearful of having one, it won’t manifest.

When I was administering wellness worksite programs, I thought I would affirm to lead stress reduction programs as a consultant and make a lot of money. It never happened, for two reasons. First of all, the motivation to just “make a lot of money” doesn’t fit with my values, and second, I really wanted to share spiritual ideas and my own (limiting) thought was that I couldn’t do that in the corporate world. Now, I’m clear that I can offer spiritual principles anywhere, be of service to people wherever I give my programs, and be prosperous.

Why do some things happen that I DON’T want to happen?

If you send out a strong message, I DON’T WANT……, it’s the same as sending out a strong message I DO WANT… Try this: Don’t think about a pink elephant. The image that immediately pops into your mind is a pink elephant, right? Your unconscious mind doesn’t process the “don’t.” When you say I DON’T, the image of what you don’t want goes to the Cosmic Kitchen. Now stay calm—you don’t need to start worrying about every random thought. It’s the energy and the repetition that are important. Just pay attention to your thoughts and feelings: change the “I don’t wants…” to think about what you DO want.

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