In my Ask KnightHawk readings I include affirmations to help the seeker improve his/her life. Some of you may want a bit more information about affirmations and how to use them with Tarot cards, so here is some information adapted from my book, Tarot Affirmations.
What are affirmations?
Affirmations are truths about yourself that you repeat until you manifest them. And as they manifest in your life, they can help you in your journey of self-empowerment, self-improvement, and spiritual enlightenment.
Typically, affirmations are positive statements that you already have some specific thing or quality that you want in your life. It is important to phrase them in the present tense because if they are in the future tense, the implicit message to your unconscious mind is that you do not have this quality now. For example, “I will be brave,” implicitly says, “… but I’m not brave right now,” and your unconscious mind will latch on to that last part
The best times to repeat affirmations are right before going to sleep and immediately upon awakening, since the separation between the conscious and unconscious is most tenuous then. And when you do this, it is important that you repeat your affirmation with conviction. Even if you don’t believe it yet, pretend you do. Act as if you do.
How are they related to Tarot cards?
Sometimes I created the affirmations in my book based upon the promise or encouragement of a card, and at other times they were based upon the advice or warnings that I saw there. In either case, they are infused with the card’s meaning. So repeating an affirmation while you visualize or meditate upon the associated Tarot card helps to “transport” it into your unconscious mind, which communicates using images and symbols just like the Tarot does.