Affirmations are positive statements of truth. We all know truth as it resonates within us. Through our thoughts we are always creating. So let’s remember to create consciously by using affirmations.

What we focus on we create more of since energy flows from intention. Using affirmations assists us in specifically focusing our intention on consciously creating in our lives.

Using affirmations in the present tense is important such as "I am beautiful, lovable and capable."

Guidelines for Using Affirmations

The following are simple guidelines for using affirmations:

Keep the affirmation very positive - You are creating what you want. Do not focus on what you do not want. What you focus on expands. “I am in perfect health in body, mind, emotions, and spirit.” Energy follows awareness.
Make sure your affirmations are simple and to the point, not wordy and long - The subconscious mind can better absorb truth when it is fed with specific information. “I am doing what I love and living abundantly.” Keep it simple.
Get in touch with what you really want in your heart of hearts - This is your life that you are co-creating with the Divine. There is no room for what you ‘should’ want or what others expect you to manifest. Be true to yourself and think creatively.
Conclude your affirmations by stating, “or something better” - Our rational minds are limited, while our Higher Power is unlimited and expansive. Be open to even greater possibilities than you can imagine for all things are possible with God.
Repeat your affirmation at least 15 times a day - Repetition imprints the positive statement into your subconscious mind which is very powerful in manifesting your desires. So repeat your affirmations again and again each day.
Letting Go of Limiting Beliefs

As you repeat your new affirmations practice letting go of limiting beliefs. Pay attention to the old limiting thoughts or pictures that come up to the surface. These old beliefs, fears, doubts and anxiety want to be healed through your awareness and your intention to let them go.

Letting go of limiting beliefs can be done by putting them in a balloon and watch them disappear until you see a clear white space for your new affirmation.

This alchemy involves letting go of limiting beliefs so that you can manifest the gold of your new co-creation. All beliefs are limiting.

Be Passionate

Be passionate about your affirmations for your excitement lends fire and power to your desired outcome. This fiery energy helps magnetize your desires to you.

As you repeat each word be passionate and mindful of the meaning of each word. Say the affirmation slowly with intent and feel the energy embedded in each word.

As you see yourself in the life that you are affirming be passionate and excited about the new beginning that is unfolding before your very eyes.

Activate Your Internal Mind

You activate your internal mind as you consistently repeat your affirmations on a daily basis in order to achieve your desired results. Your practice is accumulative.

If you stop for a day or so, simply start again and be persistent so that you continue to activate your internal mind.

See, speak and write your affirmations to powerfully activate your internal mind in order to create in the external world. Follow these basic guidelines to affirm what you want to consciously create.

Affirmations are a powerful jewel for self discovery. Begin by using affirmations for the life that you are co-creating with Source.

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For more than 27 years I have been helping many people from all walks of life and across the world including India, China and England.

Some clients prefer to come for an Intuitive Reading in person. However, the majority of my clients call me for phone sessions. Intuition is unlimited as God is unlimited so it doesn't matter whether you are in the same room with me or in Hong Kong! My intention is the same - to serve as a channel of clarity and healing to assist you in all areas of your life. Doing this work makes me happy. I am so blessed to be able to help people and do what I love.

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At the beginning of the Intuitive Reading with each individual, I go into a meditative state and ask Spirit to allow me to be a clear and pure channel of love, healing and guidance for the client. The answer to each question flows through me in words and pictures. The information that I channel is spiritual yet practical.

I encourage all of my clients to:

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Maureen Brennan Mercier

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Author's Bio: 

Maureen Brennan Mercier has been a Metaphysician for over 27 years and has helped many people in all areas of their lives. While taking a meditation class in the summer of 1983, Maureen discovered her gift of channeling and began her spiritual journey.

Maureen's new found connection with her higher power helped her through the tragic death of her husband only weeks later.

Raising two children alone and overcoming other challenges throughout her life has given Maureen more strength, compassion and emotional intelligence. Her love of people and her great passion for life continually inspire her work.

Meditation Classes

Maureen teaches meditation classes using simple guided imagery and channels spiritual guidance for the group, which is uplifting. Each person is able to ask a personal question at the end of the meditation and receive specific spiritual guidance for their life journey. The energy during the meditation is very loving, compassionate and nurturing which is healing in itself.

Intuitive Readings & Spiritual Guidance

Intuitive Readings are based on the client's questions about relationships, career issues, emotional issues, health issues, attitudes and beliefs, loved ones who have passed on and more. Maureen goes into a meditative state where she accesses specific guidance in answer to the questions being asked. The channeled information she receives during and intuitive reading is spiritual, yet very practical. After a reading with Maureen, individuals feel more relaxed, reassured and more positive about their lives.

Reiki Training & Reiki Healing

In September 1992 Maureen received her first degree Reiki training. After years of practicing Reiki healing in small groups, workshops, centers, and retreats throughout the United States, Maureen received her second degree Reiki and Reiki Master Degree in August 1999.


Maureen is extremely grateful for the gifts of healing she has received over the years and is committed to being a channel of LOVE, GUIDANCE and HEALING. Her life's work is about assisting individuals with their healing, spiritual growth and the remembrance of who they truly are - DIVINE.