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Empower Your Affirmations With EFT

Updated on August 1, 2013

Conscious and Unconscious Affirmations

Affirmations are very powerful statements that most us make everyday whether we are consciously aware of it or not. Each time you tell yourself that you are stupid or clumsy or have a bad memory, you are affirming or instilling a belief into your subconscious mind. These beliefs become especially strong if you previously heard them as a child; since a child's subconscious absorbs and believes everything it hears. Whatever pictures or emotions you hold in your mind whether good or bad is an affirmation you are making.

With EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) you can change the effects of this self sabotage, with a procedure called "Erase and Replace." You erase the limiting beliefs that you are unconsciously affirming and replace them with new positive beliefs, thereby consciously using affirmations to your advantage.

The keyword to an empowered affirmation is belief. Just repeating empty words that you don't believe to be true, or you don't believe you deserve, will never manifest anything in your life. Using EFT with your affirmations allows you to change the limiting beliefs that keep your dreams from coming true.

"You can do it if you believe you can."

- Napoleon Hill

3 Ways EFT Empowers Affirmations

Eliminate doubt and limiting beliefs

EFT can help to empower your affirmations in 3 very important ways.

First, by eliminating any doubt that you have concerning the positive affirmation. That little voice in you head that doesn't believe in and negates whatever you are saying.

Secondly, you can tap and say your affirmations (after clearing away the doubt of course) at each of the tapping points. Tapping the affirmations into your energy field will put them in harmony with your personal vibration.

The third way that EFT can help, is by clearing the limiting beliefs that were made by those unconscious affirmations.

" Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Energy Psychology

Re-programming the mind

Modern science suggests that it is futile to reason with the subconscious mind. Better results are achieved from re-programming the mind. Modalities that reprogram previously learned behaviors are collectively referred to as "Energy Psychology."

EFT is probably the most widely known technique in this field, and the easiest for the "lay person" to use. It is a highly effective eraser for all the negative emotions and beliefs that keep us from achieving our goals. By combining EFT with your affirmation, you can eliminate the doubt that is getting in the way of your desire and blocking the manifestation of the affirmation.

EFT allows us to erase our blocks and install our dreams.

The Promise Of Energy Psychology - What's it all about?

This groundbreaking book explains how to tap into your body's energy not only to change your health, but to change your behaviors and thought patterns as well.

The Promise of Energy Psychology: Revolutionary Tools for Dramatic Personal Change
The Promise of Energy Psychology: Revolutionary Tools for Dramatic Personal Change

Your body is comprised of energy pathways and energy centers that are in constant motion, a dynamic interplay with other energies and with your cells, organs, immune system, mood, and thoughts. If you can shift these energies, you can influence your physical health, your emotional patterns, and your state of mind.


Conscious vs. Unconscious Mind

Which one is more powerful...

Psychological Reversal is a term used to explain unconscious resistance. Many times we are unconsciously resisting the very thing that we consciously desire. This resistance is compounded by a disruption in your energy system whenever you bring your goal to mind.

If the desires of the conscious mind conflict with the programs in the subconscious...THE SUBCONSCIOUS WINS!

Bruce Lipton, author of The Biology of Belief states, "When it comes to sheer neurological processing abilities, the subconscious mind is millions of times more powerful than the conscious mind. You can repeat positive affirmations that you are loveable or that your cancer tumor will shrink, but if as a child you heard over and over that you are worthless and sickly, those messages programmed in your subconscious mind will undermine your best conscious efforts to change your life."

Simply put, if you are affirming that you deserve abundance, love, and prosperity, and a little voice in your head says "no you don't," this is unconscious resistance that needs to be released. EFT therapists call that little voice "Tail enders".

EFT is a highly effective way to erase the negative emotions and beliefs that make up these tail enders. With the skillful use of EFT, that sabotaging little voice can be neutralized and our systems re-programmed with positive beliefs.

In my own case, I replaced that annoying little voice with an angelic cheering squad, so whenever I make an affirmation I can see and hear the angels cheering and shouting encouragement!

Do Our Beliefs Effect Our Affirmations?

This is an excellent book...very enlightening as to the science behind why beliefs, not genetics effect our life.

Biology of Belief Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, and Miracles
Biology of Belief Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, and Miracles

This book is a groundbreaking work in the field of new biology, and it will forever change how you think about thinking. Through the research of Dr. Lipton and other leading-edge scientists, stunning new discoveries have been made about the interaction between your mind and body and the processes by which cells receive information. It shows that genes and DNA do not control our biology, that instead DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our thoughts. Using simple language, illustrations, humor, and everyday examples, he demonstrates how the new science of Epigenetics is revolutionizing our understanding of the link between mind and matter and the profound effects it has on our personal lives and the collective life of our species.


Tapping for Magnificence - Tapping away the Tail enders

I AM Magnificent! When stating an affirmation like this there may be many reasons why you don't believe the statement. Watch how this affirmation is tapped into your energy field while at the same time the doubts that come up (Tail enders) are released. Tap along with this video and see what tail enders come up for you.

This video shows how powerful it is to combine affirmations with EFT.

"Tail enders" Negate Affirmations - An Example Given by Gary Craig, the Founder of EFT

Let's say a 200-pound woman uses an affirmation aimed at weighing 130 pounds. She might affirm something like this...

"My normal weight is 130 pounds and that's what I weigh."

The logic here is that if she keeps repeating that affirmation she will perform a form of mental conditioning. As a result, she will begin to see herself differently and will naturally adjust her food intake and exercise habits to permanently achieve this new weight level. Properly done, there would be no will power involved. Her life habits would simply evolve to someone who behaved as a 130 pound woman. I know this can work because I did it myself. About 20 years ago I lost 30 pounds by consistently repeating an affirmation that said...

"My normal weight is 160 pounds and that's what I weigh."

But most people don't have my experience. Why? Because the affirmation they are stating is not the "true" affirmation. You see, the stated affirmation often has competition within the person's system. That competing affirmation gets tagged on at the tail end of the stated affirmation in a subtle, yet powerful, way and becomes the "true" affirmation.

For example, our 200 pound woman who says, "My normal weight is 130 pounds and that's what I weigh" is likely to have one or more "tail enders" show up at the end of her affirmation. They might go like this...

· "But if I lose the weight, people will expect me to keep it off."

· "But if I lose the weight, I will have to spend a lot of money for new clothes."

· "But if I lose the weight, men will hit on me and expect sex."

· I will know that I am not loveable if I lose weight and nobody hits on me.

· "I will never get to eat my favorite foods again."

· If I lose weight I might draw attention to myself.

· But if I lose weight my friends won't like me anymore.

· Being fat is in my genes so there is nothing I can do about it.

This is where EFT can help. Tap on the tail enders that are negating your affirmation. If you are afraid that you can't lose weight because you are genetically disposed to be fat, then this is a limiting belief that can be released with EFT. Tap on one tail ender at a time until you have released ALL the emotional intensity around it and then tap on the next one.

Learning How To Use Affirmations - Right Now!

Experience Your Good Now!: Learning to Use Affirmations
Experience Your Good Now!: Learning to Use Affirmations

In this delightful book, Louise L. Hay discusses the power and importance of affirmations and shows you how to apply them right now!

Louise explains that when you state an affirmation, you’re really saying to your subconscious mind: “I am taking responsibility. I am aware that there is something I can do to change.”

Within these pages, Louise discusses specific topics and concerns (health, fearful emotions, addictions, prosperity issues, love and intimacy, and more) and presents exercises that show you how to make beneficial changes to virtually every area of your life.


It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen."

- Claude M. Bristol

Inspiring Affirmations

By Louise Hay

I love and approve of myself I am at peace. I am calm. All is well.

I create a joyful, peaceful world to live in.

I increase my consciousness of good and good is what I now attract.

I am the very center of Life and I am totally connected in Love.

I only create joyful experiences in my life.

I move from the past into the new and fresh and vital.

I trust my inner voice. I am strong, wise and powerful.

I release all restrictions, and I am free to be me.

I express my emotions in joyous, positive ways.

I choose to allow all my experiences to be joyous and loving.

I am at peace with myself and with life.

I am grateful for life's generosity to me. I am blessed.

I am totally safe in the Universe.

I am at peace everywhere.

I trust Life.

I release the pattern in my consciousness that created this condition.

I am willing to change. I love and approve of myself.

I am at home in my body.

My life gets better every day.

I accept only thoughts that support me and make me feel good.

I lovingly allow JOY to flow freely in my life. I love me.

I love and approve of myself.

I am at peace with the process of life.

I lovingly protect myself with thoughts of joy and peace.

The past is forgiven and forgotten. I am free in this moment.

I love every part of my body; I am healthy, happy and whole.

I look for love and find it everywhere.

I now create a life I love to look at.

I am now willing to see my own beauty and magnificence.

I now choose to support myself in loving, joyous ways.

Creating Affirmations - Learn From the Affirmation Queen

This kit will give you everything you need to create the joyful, creative, and fulfilling life you desire.

You Can Heal Your Life Affirmations Kit
You Can Heal Your Life Affirmations Kit

Included in this kit, you will find:

24 affirmation cards that you can post in your home, office, car, or anywhere else you’d like to receive a boost of positive energy

150 word magnets that will give you, your friends, and family members hours of pleasure as you create positive and empowering affirmations that you can affix to the accompanying magnet easel

A CD narrated by Louise, in which she offers words of wisdom that will permeate your consciousness and fill you with hope and inspiration

A booklet in which Louise discusses the meaning and importance of affirmations and gives you exercises that will help you apply their power to your life right now!

As you use this all-encompassing kit, know that you can heal your life ... you just need the right tools to get you going!


Affirmations...Help Or Hindrance?

How do you really feel about affirmations?

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"One comes to believe whatever one repeats to oneself sufficiently often, whether the statement be true or false. It comes to be the dominating thought in one's mind."

- Robert Collier

Tap away any "tail enders" to this affirmation

Tap away any "tail enders" to this affirmation
Tap away any "tail enders" to this affirmation

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      6 years ago

      affirmations have been working since day dot,the key is persistence and repetition,you do not need to tell yourself there is something wrong with you aka eft protocol,the real truth is everybody is perfect because we are made in the perfect image of god,tapping on it's own makes you feel good because it opens up your meridians so all you need to do is affirm in the positive,anyone reading this ask yourself,your inner self if what i say is true,it will never lie to you.

    • GreenfireWiseWo profile image


      7 years ago

      Very helpful lens. Thank you.

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      7 years ago

      I love the affirmations by Louise Hay and am going to bookmark your lens. Lovely job!

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      Holley Web 

      7 years ago

      Coming to visit you and your lenses always brightens my day :)

    • ZenandChic profile image


      7 years ago

      I've been doing affirmations since I was a teenager and E.F.T. for the last few years. Blessing this very good lens! And I am lensrolling it to my Powerful Intentions lens!

    • MargoPArrowsmith profile image


      8 years ago

      Lensrolled to my EFT lenses

    • Zhana21 profile image


      8 years ago

      This is a great lens. Affirmations + EFT = a highly effective strategy.

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      8 years ago

      Excellent lens, Rhonda! I'm glad you shared it in your newsletter. I love the idea of combining EFT with affirmations to clear the blocks that come up from the subconscious.

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      9 years ago

      Awesome lens, definitely 5 stars for this lens. Oh by the way just to add on your very informative post: EFT done with deep breathing after each tapping point will automatically induce a trance.

      EFT training ; it is extremely powerful and the results are lasting.

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      9 years ago

      I have a friend who is an Iron Man competitor. I offered to help him prepare him for the event having just finished EFT training.

      I asked him to relax in his chair. He took some deep abdominal breaths and I began to do EFT for his spine. I tapped on the trauma of the injury, the frustration and rage in the body and the memory of protection as well as causing the injury and further procrastination issues. He was so amazed after our session. I can't to see how he'll rank in Iron Man.

    • ZenandChic profile image


      9 years ago

      Great video for magnificence. I tapped it out with him.

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      shevans lm 

      9 years ago

      A fantastic lens and message. So glad you have joined the group, "Why Are We Here?"

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      9 years ago

      Welcome the spiritual growth and development group.


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