This is using our thoughts, words and emotions to establish a positive state of mind and body: For example in regard to wholeness and healing, abundance, guidance or peace. We pray from the perspective of wholeness instead of illness, abundance instead of lack. We pray not to fix a problem but realise the solution. We pray from the perspective of Truth in the Mind of God, where only our good is known. As we speak positive words we allow ourselves to feel the truth of them at the same time.
For example: The life/love/guidance/abundance/peace of God is now established in my body, mind and heart. Thank you, God.
Affirmation follows our release – for before we can claim something good and new, we have to release what is in the way of our experience of this. We say in Unity, I let go and let God be God in me. Or, I release and let go of any doubt, fear or concern for God as good is blessing me now. Now we have made space to experience our good in new and positive ways. Once we have released and let go of our fear, doubt or concern we always follow with an affirmation, replacing the old with the new.