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Affirmation cards have been proven to boost both positivity and outlook. With the ebb and flow of life it is easy to be whisked along with everyday tasks. Forgetting to take a few quiet moments to recharge and recentre yourself. Affirmation cards are great reminders of where we are and where we are going. They are little bursts of inspiration and love, designed to give you greater hope and motivation.
Using these cards can help manifest your goals. By boosting your positivity you improve your self-belief which in turn leads to greater action and increased confidence. When you are in the right mindset you can accomplish more towards what you want to achieve. And each step you take towards a goal brings the desired outcome that bit closer to you. So how do you use affirmation cards?
It is easy to pull a card from your deck, anywhere, anytime, which is great if you are time poor. However, in order to achieve a firmer mindset try making your daily draw into your own sacred practice. There are many ways to do this and how you choose to do it is entirely up to you and your own preferences.
You could choose to sit quietly, focusing on how your day will unfold while pulling a card from the deck. Or you could play some uplifting music, spread your cards over a table allowing your hand to gently hover above them until it feels right to pick up a particular card. You may even choose to pick more than one card at a time.
Once you have drawn your card, you can either pop it back into the deck. Or display it somewhere prominent for a constant nudge throughout the day. If you have an altar you may choose to display it on there. Whatever you choose, make it personal to you.
Ask your cards a question
If you are looking for an answer, then ask your cards. Begin by holding your deck, ask them what affirmation will give you the sign you need to move forward with something e.g. “what affirmation can help me with my work situation right now?” Follow this by pulling a card from your deck and reading what you are given.
Sometimes the affirmation you are given will confirm an answer you suspected. Other times you will be given something to contemplate upon, that allows your mind to see other answers that had not been present before.
A mantra for meditating
When you are ready to meditate draw a card from your deck and use this as a mantra. You can say it in your mind or out loud, this is your practice, so do it your way. By meditating with your mantra, you are clearing you mind of all other distractions and focusing solely on your affirmation. This will allow it to become embedded into your psyche and help you move forward in life.
Take your card and pin it to the edge of a mirror. Recite the affirmation out loud, while looking directly into your own eyes through the mirror. Repeat this several times, until you can feel the words in your soul and have reaffirmed the affirmation in your mind.
Decorate with your affirmation cards
If there are affirmations in your deck that resonate with you on a daily basis, then keep them out. Decorate your home, workplace or sacred space with them. Stand them on shelves, pop them in picture frames, hang them on your walls or from your ceiling. Not only will they look beautiful, but will serve as a constant reminder as to what you can achieve.
Give them as a gift
There is no rule that says an affirmation deck must be kept whole. It is a wonderful gesture to give a card as a gift to a loved one. So if there is a card that calls out to you about someone else. Or if the affirmation resounds with something a loved on is going through, then gift them the card, it was surely meant for them.
So as you can see there are many ways to use your affirmation cards. From daily draws to giving them as gifts, all of these can help you form the right mindset to move forward with your goals. Giving you self-confidence and boosting your desire to create the life you want.
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