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Hi there, it’s me again! It has been one crazy week, but right now I’m sitting in the sun by the river, sipping on hemp milk matcha, watching the leaves fall, and am feeling inspired to touch basis with you about a topic that changed my life.
A few days ago, I turned 21 years old! I went out with my boyfriend, some family, and a few friends. Twenty first birthdays are well known to be hectic for most, and I think that would have to be an understatement regarding my experience. Let’s just say I’m glad to be home and have a fresh start before I begin knocking out some goals. As I ease back into daily responsibilities, I am having to utilize some of the more effective methods to gain my focus back.
I feel inclined to share with you one of the most powerful tools I’ve come across throughout my spiritual journey. It is the power of language, otherwise known as affirmations.
I discovered affirmations before I really knew of their potential. Whenever I went to my grandparent’s house as a kid, I would find sticky notes all over the fridge, on bathroom mirrors, and so on. Written in my grandma’s perfect handwriting would entail a powerful statement as simple as “I am loved”.
At the time, I didn’t understand the concept to its fullest capacity, yet I still followed my grandma’s footsteps and found myself writing similar affirmations in my journal. All I knew was that it made me feel good.
No matter your religion or spirituality, implementing affirmations into your life can be an extremely powerful practice that will develop a noticeable change in your physical reality.
In the bible, Proverbs 23:7 says “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he”.
Albert Einstein quoted “your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions”.
The Buddha proclaimed “All that we are is the result of we have thought”.
When you use affirmations, you are affirming yourself of the power you have in this world, and are providing yourself with the proper energy to manifest miracles in your life.
If you have ever gone through a rough patch where everything seemed to have been working against you, you might remember some of the thought processes that came about. You might have told yourself that you don’t deserve happiness, or that the world is a dark place. You might have affirmed whatever pain you were going through by reminding yourself and others how bad it was. At the time, you may or may not have noticed how these thoughts were renewing the negative energy and creating more problems.
For instance, I have found that when I attach myself to a negative situation(because I’m human too), I might start thinking about it in depth while I mindlessly clean the house, and before you know it, I stub my toe really hard and it becomes the cherry on top of my problems. This is an example of how negative thoughts can quickly manifest into a physical problem.
The beautiful thing is that it works the same way with positive thinking and speaking. When you choose to promote empowering and loving words, you are developing an energy within your heart and mind that is reflected in your outer world.
I’d have to say that the largest miracles in my life are a result of thinking and speaking affirmations. When I decided that I wanted to live in the tropics for awhile, I continuously told myself that I am capable of anything I set my heart to, and before I knew it, I was laying under palm trees in the white sand and thanking the Universe.
Even today, as I am working to expand my brand so that I can positively influence the world and have a career that I’m passionate about, I have to remind myself everyday that I have infinite creative energy and compassion to share with the world. My own words have become my highest source of motivation.
An important aspect of affirmations is that they are always said in present tense. Instead of saying “I will become healthy and happy”, you will say “I am healthy and happy”. Saying it in present tense allows you to really feel out what it’s like to live out your words. The feeling you have while saying it might be the most effective part of executing your goal.
Here are a few affirmations I have been using recently. I encourage you to say them out loud, or in your head, and really feel what it’s like for them to be true:
I have a healthy body, tranquil mind, and a vibrant soul.
I create happiness by appreciating the little things in life.
I am enough.
My job brings me financial abundance.
My positive attitude, confidence and hard work naturally draws in new opportunities.
I radiate success.
Life is full of love and I find it wherever I go.
I utilize my creative energy to positively impact others lives.
I don’t entertain negativity in any shape or form, I simply let it go.
My relationship is divine and my partner and I are perfectly matched.
I know that massive actions cures anything.
I am a fearless explorer and feel as though I’m always on vacation. <<< one of my favorites!
You can also create affirmations that focus on what you want to manifest in your life. Just remember to always say them in present tense, and to only use positive and empowering words.
There are many ways to implement affirmations in your life, and I believe the more creative ways you use them, the more power they hold in your life. A few ideas are:
- Writing them on sticky notes and placing them around the house(like my grandma does)
- Putting them in your car
- Writing an affirmation on paper five times a day
- Saying them to yourself in the mirror 10 times
- Closing your eyes and meditating on the feeling your affirmation brings
- Bringing them into the context of conversations with others
- Empowering others with your favorite affirmations~ It feels just as good if not better
- Create a drawing including your affirmation and color it in
- Whatever works best for you 🙂
I genuinely believe that implementing affirmations in your practice will create an amazing change in your life, and I want to motivate you to start using them on a daily basis. Think deep and hard about the reality you want to live in, and turn that thought into a bold statement. If you feel willing to share, I’d love to know what your affirmations are for this week. I’ll be sure to get back to you and even send you a reminder next week of your chosen statement so that you don’t lose touch with your truth.
This week, my chosen statement is “I live in abundance”. I will incorporate this statement into my actions, my work, and my communication with others. It will create a shift within my life, and I will make sure to follow up with you on the impact it makes.
Thank you for taking the time out of your day to improve your life by using the power of your words to reach your highest potential. Our world is ultimately a reflection of our minds and as long as we continue to have thoughts of love, growth, and abundance, the world will gradually change for the better.
I hope you have a beautiful week and really look forward to hearing back from you! If you know anyone that might benefit from the power of affirmations, feel free to forward this email or send them to my website, where this letter will temporarily be available to the public. Let’s work together to change the world.
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