Healing with CBD is becoming more and more popular as people experience and share their amazing results. While CBD is a wonderful tool even by itself, it can be infused with even more power. An affirmation is a statement meant to reprogram your subconscious mind and thereby change your beliefs, attitudes, and life experience. People use affirmations for everything from increasing self-confidence to healing from disease. As written by Ananda.org, “to ‘affirm’ is to state that something is true. When applied to the spiritual life, an affirmation is a statement of truth which one aspires to absorb into his life.” Basically, an affirmation is a statement of your intention. When you affirm something, you are attracting it into your life.
Healing with CBD and CBG can be made more effective by using affirmations and visualizations because this helps you involve the power of your mind. By unlocking the power of your mind, you actually create new neural pathways in your brain and can thereby change your subconscious programming. Your brain controls all your body’s processes — including healing, immune system, and mental health —so when you start intentionally creating new neural pathways, you can completely transform your life. Please see our blog post about visualization for a more thorough explanation.
In this article, we’re going to show you how to create the perfect affirmations for the life you want to live.
How do affirmations work?
Neural plasticity. That’s the scientific term that supports the ability to reprogram your mind. As defined by the US National Library of Medicine, “neural plasticity refers to the capacity of the nervous system to modify itself, functionally and structurally, in response to experience and injury”. This means that the nervous system restructures itself in response to what it experiences. New neural pathways in the brain are created in response to trauma, for example, which can cause post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression. Likewise, neural pathways form when we practice an art, such as music or painting, and they are strengthened by repetition.
According to this article by RN Julie Hani, “it is estimated that it takes 10,000 repetitions to master a skill and develop the associated neural pathway” and it takes about 3-6 months for a new behavior to become habit. People struggle to intentionally create new neural pathways because they often give up too soon. It is far easier to just let the circumstances of our life shape us, rather than intentionally shaping ourselves to attract the circumstances we want from life. But putting in the effort is well worth it! Imagine if you could program your body to have a strong, healthy immune system. Imagine if you could program yourself to experience glowing confidence and calmness in social situations. Think of what it would be like if you could intentionally shape your brain and body to heal disease, overcome mental illness, and feel good all the time.
I have good news. You can. You can control the neural connections in your brain — all you have to do is put in the effort.
I’ve tried affirmations and nothing happened — why is that?
Plenty of people try affirmations for a while, become discouraged, and stop. We live in a world where instant gratification is the norm; at just the touch of a button, you can fill your brain with rewards from social media, funny videos, television shows, music, and more. Grocery stores provide alcohol and sugar and stimulants in abundance, and all it takes to find some romance is a few swipes on an app. It’s no wonder that people are becoming more distracted and impatient as time goes on.
Commitment is Key
When it comes to reprogramming your mind, you have to be committed and consistent. Progress isn’t something you’ll notice right away. Neural connections can take 3-6 months to form even with consistent effort. Let’s take depression for example. In the beginning of your journey to overcome depression and program joy and happiness in its place, you’ll probably still feel depressed a lot of the time. But as time goes on and you remain committed to overcoming it, you’ll find that more and more of your time is spent happy. Eventually you’ll look back and remember depression as a thing of the past. This isn’t a quick-fix; you’re shifting the way your mind works, and that takes time.
Negativity is Easier
There’s something addictive about wallowing in negativity and defending the misery we experience. We identify with the very states we wish to be rid of, calling them my depression, my anxiety, my cancer. First, stop making a disease state part of your identity, because that only perpetuates it. Instead, regard these disease states as something separate from you that you are only temporarily experiencing. If you feel yourself getting sad and find yourself thinking “Oh no, my depression is coming back”, stop right there. Observe the feeling for what it is: “I’m feeling sad right now, so I’m going to breathe and let it pass through me”.
Instead of indulging in negative thought patterns, you have to catch them and intentionally change them. If you feel up for it, you can add your positive affirmation to the updated thought pattern. “I’m feeling sad at the moment, but I’m happier every day now.” Rather than “my cancer is getting worse,” think, “I’m feeling scared right now, but I’m getting stronger every day.”
Fill it with Emotion
Another reason that your affirmations might not be working is because you’re not putting feeling into them. When you repeat your affirmation, it is vitally important to also feel your desired outcome. In the case of depression, you must feel happiness, joy, and inner peace every time you say your affirmation. If your affirmation is about reducing pain, you must feel comfortable and grateful. Find the feeling that is associated with your affirmation and cultivate it with every repetition.
Past, Present, Future
Lastly, affirmations are not effective when they are not phrased in the present. Read on to learn how to craft your affirmations so that they actually work.
Crafting the perfect affirmations for healing with CBD
There are several methods you can use to create highly-effective affirmations that help you easily reprogram your mind. Words have immense power. They can be used to uplift or destroy. Internally, through our thoughts, words can cultivate health and vibrancy or weakness and disease. Words carry energy based on the attached associations and meanings, so it’s important that you choose words that empower you. Do away with harmful, destructive words in both your speech and in your thought patterns. Saturate your mind with positive words, beautiful imagery, and frequencies that make you stronger and stronger.
You are about to find that healing with CBD and affirmations together can bring you even more results.
Frame your affirmations with “I AM”
One popular way to phrase affirmations is with the words “I am”. “I am confident, I am healthy, I am strong.” This works well because it tells your mind that the affirmation is already true in the present. For example, if you say, “I want to be confident,” you are not really bringing the experience of confidence into your life. You are bringing the experience of wanting to be confident into your life, which is where you already are. This doesn’t get you anywhere new because it keeps you stuck in the state of wanting. When you say, “I AM confident,” and you cultivate feelings of confidence to go along with that statement, you create neural pathways in your brain that are aligned with confidence. Slowly, as you strengthen those pathways, you start to believe you are confident. Once you believe you’re confident, you act confident and feel confident.
Gratitude, gratitude, gratitude
Gratitude is another frequency that implies a goal achieved. We are naturally grateful for something when it has already happened and has given us a positive experience, such as when someone does something kind for us. When you apply gratitude to your desired outcome even before that outcome has arrived, you draw it into your life with incredible power. It tells your mind that your outcome has already happened. This helps move you in the direction of your goal and create strong neural pathways for gratitude. By practicing gratitude, you also start to notice all the things in your life that you can be grateful for instead of taking them for granted. This alone programs you to be a happier and healthier person, since gratitude itself just feels good!
Make your affirmations time-specific
Some people find that time-specific affirmations work better for them, especially if their goal is something they can’t quite perceive in the now. These are usually phrased like this: “On or before (month, day, year), I am now…” experiencing abundant, glowing health; filled with a deep inner peace and joy; waking up feeling vibrant and healthy and well in every way. You get the idea.
Connect your affirmations to CBD/CBG
Sometimes the power of the mind is not enough by itself, especially since many of us can be skeptical about it. We want affirmations and visualization to work, but do we fully believe? It can be difficult to believe even after witnessing miracles because mainstream culture doesn’t support these beliefs. When this is the case, or even if you just want an extra push, it is helpful to connect your affirmations with a tool you already know is healthful. Healthy foods are one such tool and CBD is another. Or CBG, of course. By connecting your CBD with affirmations, healing with CBD reaches a whole new level. Your healing becomes faster and allows you to achieve incredible results.
Affirmations for Healing with CBD
Here are some ready-to-use affirmations that you’re welcome to use. You can use them to help format your own affirmations or take them as-is! And of course, you can always replace “CBD” with “CBG”.
- Gratitude fills me every time I take my CBD.
- I know that CBD is helping repair and strengthen my body.
- I am healthy and strong and getting healthier every day.
- Every time I take CBD, I know that it is replenishing my endocannabinoid system and helping my body function better.
- I am healing more and more every day now.
- Accelerated healing is happening in every cell in my body.
- CBD is nourishing and rebalancing my entire body now.
- I am so thankful for this CBD that heals and strengthens my body.
- My brain is glowing with good health.
- I am joyful and optimistic and filled with inner peace.
- CBD now fills every cell in my body with glowing health.
- I am cultivating health with every breath I take.
- To help my body heal itself, I take CBD with the utmost reverence.
- Thank you, my body, for accelerated healing.
- Gratitude and inner peace characterize my every day.
- I activate the full potential of CBD by infusing it with trust and gratitude.
- The Universe sees my commitment to healing and fills me with vitality.
- CBD now helps my body function with optimal health and wellness.
- My body is strong and quickly returns to health.
- Every day, in every way, I am better and better.
- Happiness and gratitude radiate from my heart.
- Healing with CBD yields incredible results for me.
- I am amazed at how much better I feel.
- Thank you, CBD, for helping my body heal quickly and thoroughly.
A Final Word
You deserve to live the life of your dreams. You deserve glowing health, happiness, and inner peace. All of this is within your reach, especially when you combine healing with CBD and the power of your mind. Affirmations and visualizations help you retrain your mind and cultivate a healthier mental environment, which in turn leads to healthier lifestyle choices and a healthier body. If you’re in need of a good source of CBD or CBG, check out FlowerChild’s premium selection of whole-plant, full-spectrum tinctures, each crafted with your health in mind.
Go out there and create the best you that you can be!
Article by Britt Foster
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