Afformations ~ An introduction

Working with questions to change subconscious thought patterns.

I was first introduced to afformations shortly after I qualified in Health Kinesiology/Natural Bioenergetics. I had seen the power of affirmations in my growing practice, especially when combined with energy work & muscle testing. Louise Hay books became well thumbed and a constant go-to source for wisdom and inspiration, so when I read of afformations I was naturally curious and keen to know more.

Pink cosmos flowers with the affirmation “I now free myself from destructive fears and doubts” by Louise Hay in a pink bubble
Pink cosmos flowers with the affirmation “I now free myself from destructive fears and doubts” by Louise Hay in a pink bubble
A sunset over the sea with the afformation ‘Why do I have so many great ideas?’
A sunset over the sea with the afformation ‘Why do I have so many great ideas?’

Why are they called afformations?

The word form comes from the Latin word formare, which means “to form or give shape to”. When we ask questions of others or ourselves — whether positive or negative — we are inviting new thought patterns, which then begin to form a new framework for how we see and experience life.

Why do all Afformations start with the word ‘why’?

Afformations on Health and Wellbeing

  • Why am I so healthy?
  • Why do I take responsibility for my health?
  • Why do I take such good care of myself?
  • Why do I treat my body with love?

Afformations on Love and Intimacy

  • Why do I let myself be open to love?
  • Why am I safe to love and be loved?
  • Why is my life totally filled with Love?
  • Why are my relationships so loving and healthy?
Bee orchid with afformation “Why do I easily let go of all the relationships that don’t serve my higher purpose?”
Bee orchid with afformation “Why do I easily let go of all the relationships that don’t serve my higher purpose?”

Afformations on Relationships

  • Why do I invest my energy in people wisely?
  • Why do I have such a strong support network?
  • Why does my family seek to understand me?
  • Why do I mirror the best in others?

Afformations on Spirituality

  • Why do I give and receive in joyful abundance?
  • Why do I have so many gifts to share with the world?
  • Why is it so easy for me to be and express Who I Really Am?
  • Why do I let my true light shine through in everything I say and do?

The Afformations Method

  1. Identify what you want, and write it down.
  2. Form your desire into a question that assumes that what you want is already true. This step is the key to creating Afformations that could create change. Here we are taking what has been unconscious (hidden) and make it conscious (visible), and take what is negative (disempowering) and make it positive (empowering). Essentially, we ask ourselves “Why is [what I want] true in my life now?”
  3. Give yourself to the question. This is counterintuitive, but the point of Afformations is not to answer the questions you ask. With Afformations we are using the mind in a new way – to focus on what you have, instead of what you lack.
  4. Take new actions based on your new assumptions about life.

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