A very powerful tool for arousing superconscious conviction is affirmation.”Strong conscious affirmations,” Paramahansaji said, “react on the body and mind through the medium of the subconsciousness. Still stronger affirmations reach not only the subconscious, but also the superconscious mind– the magic storehouse of miraculous powers.” Our Guru used to lead groups in the use of affirmations during his public talks and services, instructing his students as follows:
Choose your affirmation and repeat all of it, first loudly, then softly and more slowly, until your voice becomes a whisper. Then gradually affirm it mentally only, without moving the tongue or the lips, until you feel that you have attained deep, unbroken concentration— not unconsciousness, but a profound continuity of uninterrupted thought. If you continue with your mental affirmation, and go still deeper, you will feel a sense of increasing joy and peace. During the state of deep concentration, your affirmation will merge with the subconscious stream, to come back later reinforced with power to influence your conscious mind through the law of habit.
The Master explained further that when an affirmation reaches our superconscious mind, a current life energy is released, which actually changes the Psychophysiological patterns of habit in the brain:
During the time that you experience ever increasing peace, your affirmation goes deeper, in to the superconscious realm, to return later laden with unlimited power to influence your conscious mind and also to fulfill your desires. Doubt not and you shall witness the miracle of this scientific faith.
By Swami Ramananda Giri
Condensation of a talk given at the 1987 Self- Realization Fellowship convocation, LosAngels
“In Scientific healing affirmations, Metaphysical Meditations, and the Yogada Satsanga Lessons, Paramahansa Yogananda provides hundreds of affirmations for Healing, Self improvement, and deepening one’s awareness of the Divine.”