Doing affirmations alone is like putting on a clean shirt before taking a shower!
The affirmation, alone, concept assumes that you have had a life with functional role models, and that your past was devoid of physical, sexual, or verbal abuse. It assumes that your mind is a clean slate, free of past pain, loss, and dysfunctional experiences. According to this theory you can "PILE ON" positive affirmations on top of a dysfunctional past and still create the reality you want. As I discovered, the "PILE IT ON" theory, alone, just doesn't work! In fact, the more affirmations you say that do not create the reality you want, the dirtier the slate of your mind becomes! The average person's mind is cluttered with contradictory information. This inhibits the input of positive new affirmations because of the Law of the Universe that states: "Nothing changes until IT becomes what it is!" This means that you need to see the whole truth, as it is, without judgment, regret, or shame, before affirmations will work for you! You will not create permanent positive change in your life until you learn how to clean the slate of your mind! Doing affirmations without cleaning your mind... is like putting on a clean white shirt, before taking a shower.