Affirmation Target + Function of an Affirmationnebu wrote: ↑Tue Dec 27, 2022 12:18 pmblitzkrieg, the most effective is usually to start by removing the affairs of the house than the sign itself?
general affirmation of removing negative karma and obstacles, is it good and functional? even though the focus of the cleaning is on wealth and money
No, the most effective working is that which targets the most important priority in your life. If you focus on a specific house or planet, you may fall short of fixing the largest obstacle within your life, as many problems can span multiple areas, like wealth.
Negative karma as a whole is a very broad category. You can specify that you are removing any negative karma or obstacles from a specific aspect of yourself, such as social behavior, happiness, intelligence, energy, etc. However, if you try to remove all karma from yourself at once, then this is too broad.
I get a lot of questions on affirmations and so it is important to clarify what the point of an affirmation is: The affirmation is simply a written statement to guide your intentions and program your energy with.
The key point here is not within the words itself, but in how well your intention is focused on transforming a goal. This can take some practice as you are translating what you sense in your mind onto paper with words. However, because the words themselves are not the critical part, then you can use whatever works for you, even if it violates grammar rules or includes literally nonsensical words.
The only stipulation is that whatever you have written must be used to reliably channel your intention and energy onto completing the objective that you are trying to accomplish.
Translation of Thought into Words
With the above in mind, some people should be more confident in their own abilities here. You don't necessarily need assistance to write a statement to fix what you already see in your own head (like gaining wealth or something you are unhappy about). In this case, you can already focus energy onto onto this concept or object well enough.
At the same time, affirmations do help and I understand why people may want help here. Those who have stronger Mercurial abilities are more able to analyze, process, define, and therefore write out statements which describe the energetic process for their affirmation.
From a runic perspective, while Mannaz helps with the abilities of the mind itself, Ansuz is the rune specific to communications and the act of translation (not just between languages, but between the mind and paper, or from expert to layman). We can use these energies to improve our understanding and application of occult principles.
Beyond the fault of laziness towards building affirmations, there can occur a problem as one attempts to reverse this process. In other words, what I have given you as an affirmation may mean something different to you than it does to me. My understanding of basic words like "health", "business", "organization", or "safety" could be different from how you view them.
In most cases this may not matter too much, however we can see that there is the possibility for the written affirmation to fail to communicate the full idea of the working. Therefore, it is important to practice creating your own affirmations to avoid this problem, as well as train your ability as an SS to problem-solve in this way.
If we help others though, it is important that we write a few sentences describing what we want accomplished by the working and affirmation, including defining what certain words or phrases mean. Then, a reader can more easily understand what you are attempting to convey.
Have some faith in yourself, but also take this subject seriously. For those who genuinely struggle here, apply the above solutions to improve this.
In addition, we must think about the length and detail of one's affirmation. You may ask yourself "Why not just write out every detail that you need to target with the working?" Wouldn't this resolve the problem of having to define our affirmations to other people?
When we make a death spell, should we specify that the energy "enters the victim's nose, goes down and hits the heart, takes a left--err I mean it takes a right turn and goes to the brain" and so on? No! This creates unnecessary limits by distracting from the focus on the end goal; let the energy work in an efficient way.
On a similar note, why not just make the affirmation broad so we don't have to worry about this? Why cannot we make our affirmation to just solve our problem "in all ways, totally, strongly, with grace and excellence, as quick and possible, with a cherry on top, and permanently as well?" Surely this means nothing can go wrong? Actually, the opposite is true and the working will end up accomplishing nothing as the energies get dispersed into too many directions.
If you recall what was stated above, the function of an affirmation is to guide our intention and energy. Therefore, affirmation characteristics, like length and detail, influence the quality of our focus, as well as the efficiency of the working, for better or worse.
If your written affirmation is too long, then this will clearly strain your ability to focus on what is trying to be accomplished. Without sacrificing the actual function of the working, we have to be concise with our phrasing and words. This can involve directly shortening specific phrases or rearranging the entire affirmation. This also includes eliminating unnecessary redundancies.
The affirmation needs enough words for us to focus, but not too many that we lose sight of what we actually want accomplished.
At the same time, we can compensate for a simple lack of focus by going slower, as well as pausing between affirmations to more strongly visualize our goal. We can also continue to visualize after completing our set of affirmations. All of this will continue to aid the application of your will onto the energy being manipulated.
To conclude: focus on your goal and only the essential additions to this. Don't get lost in the details itself, unless they are critical. Remember that energy will flow in the most efficient way possible. Keep the end goal clear and concise, then let the energy do the work.
It is one thing to damage your focus while manipulating energy, but it is a different problem to actually ruin the efficiency of your working based on what you want to accomplish.
To elaborate, we know that our energy is not infinite. Although it is hard for us to define our power output at one point in time, we do know that it is some finite amount which has to be used in a smart manner if we are to make good progress on our larger goals. Therefore, we have to chose how exactly we apply our finite energy either to ourselves or the world around us.
As we saw from the quoted question above, we do not want to be focusing on a specific house of our chart when the problem can exist elsewhere. While it is not necessary a bad idea to focus on a house or planet that we identify as problematic, usually we have plenty of already-known problems to fix first, which would take priority.
One way to analyze your workings includes asking questions:
-Questions based on effort:
"How much energy will this working require to solve?"
"Is it realistic for me to attempt this?"
"Is this working too specific and limited?"
-Questions based on advancement relativity:
"What do I need to solve to advance the quickest?"
"Does this address one of my weaknesses?"
-Questions based on priority of time:
"Am I wasting time by attempting this?"
“Should I work on something else?”
"What do I need to do first?"
"Is my working supported astrologically?"
Questions based on energy solution:
"Does this energy best apply to my problem?"
"Are these runes helpful or unrelated to my goal?"
"Am I generating enough energy to make a difference?"
In short, we are trying to determine the value of a certain working based upon its efficiency and its relevance to our larger goals. This can clash with simple interests or desires.
To give a more clear example, we may try to do something simple like “improve our natal Sun in a positive way”. While this is a good start, it is also important to know that our natal Sun encompasses a broad scope: including vitality, an aspect of power/wealth, confidence, relations with father figures, and acting/self expression.
It is possible for someone to have some aspects of these covered by other planets. For example, Mars can compensate for one’s health and aggression, but not for wealth. In this case, we would change the affirmation to target ambition, power within a career/organization, or confidence and self expression.
Similarly, when we study the runes, we can see that there is an overlap between some of the functions of runes, but one should be clearly better than another. For example, both Sowilo and Thurisaz can increase health or masculine behaviors, but Sowilo empowers all qualities of the soul, whereas Thurisaz is more limited to improvement of activity. Sowilo inspires confidence in all areas of life, whereas Thurisaz is limited more to the extremes of life or destruction.
To make a good decision on this, one should have a basic understanding of their natal chart and available solutions (runes, energy colors, planetary mantras, etc), as well as consult the Gods to know where they need to improve.
Once we have decided on the problem we are attempting to solve, then we pick the energy which best relates to this. After we define our objectives and solution, we develop our affirmation around the result/manifestation of this energetic process in action:
Energy being manipulated: Sowilo, Sun Square, Surya
Goal: Improve self esteem and expression.
Conditions: Needs to be permanent and needs to be positive.
Therefore, we can come up with something like:
“This energy of Sowilo has permanently improved my self esteem and self expression, in a fully positive way for me.” x8
Then, we would visualize the white-gold solar energy interacting with ourselves and upgrading it. With visualizations you can be creative as long as it makes sense to you.
For example, perhaps you visualize the energy interacting with your chest and throat, filling you with a warm feeling of confidence and also improving the ability to express your thoughts, desires, and feelings onto the world. Also notice how the energy has permanently upgraded you, as if you have leveled up in a video game. Lastly, see and feel your happiness with the result, knowing that it is positive.
Alternatively, we may understand that we have health problems, but we may not know exactly how to address this. If we simply suffer from low energy, then it is ok to do general affirmations to remove vitality problems. Yet, if we have clear problems in our body that impede our work or comfort, then it would be better to target these directly.
Knowledge of the best rune for the working is key to being efficient. Many runes will share properties with one another, but not all are necessary. Picking more runes just for the sake of it is not smart here.
In the health example, Uruz is the best rune for health as it pertains to organic patterns (health). Yet, if the problem is specific to inflammation, then Berkano or Laguz may work better here. Similarly, although both Uruz and Berkano can help with social problems, Wunjo is the most specific to this.
If we are going to do a freeing working to resolve a health problem, then we should choose Uruz, as it possess both freeing and healing properties. Then we can make something like:
“This Uruz energy has permanently healed any issues [with my organ]/[pertaining to these symptoms] in the best way for me.” x9
Hopefully this post has helped people, but please reply if you feel like something else needs discussion.
For further examples of affirmations, please view Blitzkreig [JG]: Sun Square Thread.
Thanks for reading.