I worked intensely with affirmations for several years. Whether I was working with clients, in my Breath-Work classes or in my personal life affirmation was a constant tool for clearing the past and any negative mental mass. I saw and felt the positive effects of affirmations and then came a time when I perceived a limitation. I was looking for more expansion and less mind control. The mind wants to control and I wanted to give the mind less material to defend against or to prove any righteousness.
I started using questions instead of affirmation after I was introduced to the pragmatic tools of Access Consciousness.
I learned questions like "What would it take for… to show up in my life? "What is really possible here" or "Who does this belong to?
For example; Instead of using "I am abundance" try using "What would it take for more money to show up in my life? When a person embodies the energy they don't need to keep repeating it. Instead of using the affirmation "I am ____" try being the energy of what you are asking for and ask for that to show up with total ease. If you don't know how to be the energy that you would like to have ask the Universe to show you.
Here is another example; When I wake up in the morning instead of affirming that I will have a great day, I ask a question "what fun adventures will I have today?"
By asking the question, not looking for the answer, and being in wonder gives me the awareness of what can actually be possible to choose for my day to be awesome!
Gary Douglas, founder of Access Consciousness, teaches that "living as the question" and not looking for an answer opens up a whole Universe of infinite possibilities. It keeps you from jumping into conclusions and judgments which is a limitation to creating what you would like to have.
How does it get even better than that? :-)