You cannot perform in a manner inconsistent with the way you see yourself.
What are affirmations?
An affirmation is a statement that is put forward as truth and can be both positive and negative. Positive affirmations are used when consciously creating a new pattern of thought or supporting an already existing thought. Negative affirmations are usually the ones that are difficult to obliterate from our mindset because the first step is recognizing the negative way of thinking (which requires awareness) and only then can a new and positive affirmation replace it.
The idea is that the more you repeat something to yourself the more that belief shows itself within your life. An affirmation is not meant to be paragraphs long with all of the details built in. You can have many different affirmations that deal with various subject matters, all being stated as concise and positive statements. The details can be filled in as you go along.
Tips for Creating Effective Affirmations
Never use negatives within your affirmation. Focus on the positive side.
Example: Instead of “I am not fat anymore” you can say “I am becoming more fit and healthy as each day passes.” Or rather than “I will not be broke anymore” try “Money is flowing towards me at every moment”
Use brief statements that feel good to you. Long and wordy does not necessarily make a better statement.
You don’t need to say your affirmation out loud although many people who are just starting to do this find it very helpful to state it out loud.
The most important thing is that you truly believe your affirmation. Have faith and trust that the Universe is supporting all of your statements.**
**the mind and Universe does not discriminate between positive and negative, but instead puts energy towards what you give your focus and attention to
taken from Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.
And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy;
And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields.
And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief.
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquillity:
For his hand, though heavy and hard, is guided by the tender hand of the Unseen,
And the cup he brings, though it burn your lips, has been fashioned of the clay which the Potter has moistened with His own sacred tears.
The end of the world? Again?
No. The world is moving towards a shift to higher consciousness. Now is the time to become more aware. More aware of your surroundings. More aware of your feelings. More aware of your dreams.
Everything is about balance. Light and dark. Good and bad. The coming shift is no different and now is as good a time as any to notice how us humans have disrespected the Earth. It is also a perfect time to commend ourselves for making moves towards restoring the balance and showing respect for our planet. The time is now to take responsibility for all of our good deeds as well as negative aspects.
2012 and the Mayan Calendar
The two most important days of your life
are the day you are born
and the day you find out why
I've recently read a book called What I Know Now: Letters to My Younger Self edited by Ellyn Spragins. The moment I picked up the book and started reading I was entranced at all of the basic guidance that comes from each letter written to the younger self. Basic guidance that we wished we knew then but didn't. Or that someone expressed to us, but we dismissed. In a nutshell, I was inspired to write my own letter to my younger self. I want to express my gratitude to everyone involved in that book - not just because I was able to write my younger self a letter, but because the guidance also serves as a reminder to my present self.
Yes, I know some will read this and think "Um, how old are you???" And to answer that question - I'm not as young as I may appear but I am also not so old that I can't have a younger self. Everyone has a younger self, wouldn't you agree?
I am My Own Best Guide
At the moment you feel like the world has just ended and there is no point in continuing school or work. But stick with it because when you get even just a little bit older – not even five more years – you will begin to see how everything ties in to all of the pain and anger that you’re currently feeling. Don’t be so mad at the friends who tell you that “everything will be okay.” They all have your best interest in mind and even if that takes a little bit of false hope, you will be fine and everything will be okay in time – you never were very good at practicing patience. Just breathe.
As for school and work, no matter how pointless it seems right now you will see how important it was for you to experience many of those classes that you just love to skip out on. You think that you will never start your own business because it would be too much work – but believe me when I say you’re going to wish you went to those classes and while there, actually listened. It’s wonderful how you’ve found the subject that excites your mind and keeps you wanting more, but your future will blow you away. You can’t even imagine how amazing and interesting your work will be. And even better, you’re going to love it.
You’re stubbornness and restlessness will get you far and it is through them that you will find the courage to find what you love. Just breathe.
Listen to your heart and don’t dismiss even the smallest ounce of passion for any subject matter. You’ve been blessed with an enormous amount of talent and you’re going to get to use it all. The constant feeling of having your physical body being two steps behind your mind is going to propel your deepest desires and goals. In fact, you feel this way because it will be useful in your future work. And since we’re on it, that doesn’t mean you’re better than anyone else – it just means you’re going to be stubborn and unconventional and creative and still have the energy to do even more. Ironically, it will be learning how to sit still that makes all the difference.
Be proud of who you are, what you’ve done and the person that you are going to grow into. I am.
Good luck with everything and when all else fails, I trust that you’re just the person to try try and try again.
With so much future love,
A New Year is amongst us and with it, we move one step closer to raising our vibrations and consciousness.
Balance is ever so important as we approach a time when us humans will begin to become more conscious of how we respect the earth, each other and ourselves. In essence, we are becoming more aware.
It is never too late to begin your own journey of remembering who you are and where you came from.
Here are a few simple ideas to help you get the new year started off on a positive path: