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#4845 08/29/02 02:34 AM
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I've noticed that there is some debate in the self help world especially when it comes to affirmations as to whether one should use the "you are a worthy person" as opposed to "I am a worthy person" or vice versa.I've noticed that the paraliminals use the "you" point of reference.Is there really a difference or is it just a personal choice?






#4846 08/29/02 02:51 AM
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If you are affirming to yourself, then you should say "I" however, if someone else is stating the affirmation then they say "you", and you "agree".






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In the book "Money is My Friend", by Phil Laut, he actually suggests saying affirmations three ways:

1)I am getting better and better

2)You are getting better and better

3)George is getting better and better


for reasons stated in the book:

"The purpose of using all three persons in affirmations is to make it easier to discover and change your negative ideas no matter where they came from - whether you thought them up yourself, whether someone else told them to you or whether someone else said them about you"

Hope that helps.

George






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It has been found by repeated experimentation that speaking directly to your unconscious mind in the second person (i.e. "you") is more effective than saying "I" and will give you a maximum of results with a minimum of effort.






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After reading "Refraiming" by Bandler and Grinder, it struck me that "We" could work even better.






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Greeting's toward's " Tool " and other forum member's with this topic.
Should the conscious part of me begin to recite an affirmation such as, " I am Wealthy ", the affirmation would meet conscious resistance right away, In laughter, while " You are Wealthy " leave's possibilities with less resistance.
Subliminal tape's that are purchased with another person's voice in a first person script gets the subconscious' attention but, " IT " ( internally transparent )lol,has been responding to the individual's Voice throughout it's change's in their " Life Experience ".
Something more to " Think " about, when has an individual actually used their given name to condemn themself's to equal the verse, I am a dumby at this or that.
Just the " Energy " in a Word.....






#4851 10/23/02 10:59 PM
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I was wondering how an affirmation series would look, and work, if done in V-Prime with any voice.

V-Prime is an invention of quantum pscychology that eliminates all forms of the verb "to be."






#4852 10/24/02 08:25 PM
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It's a very interesting discussion, here's a different slant by Rex Sikes on Directed Questions. Rex doesn't believe affirmations are as powerful as purposeful questions, because your mind likes puzzles, and when you pose your mind a question it will go on the hunt for the reasons or answers. For instance ask "Why is today going to be a good day?" in the morning, and your mind will search for all the reasons and will help you create a good day!

Here's the article: http://www.idea-seminars.com/articles/affirm.htm

Have a good day!
How can I?....That's it!
Grant







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