#6 Affirmations

Look for the rainbow and never mind the rain

I am rich. I am famous. I am beautiful. I am a fraud.

Okay, endlessly repeating affirmations that you don’t really believe is not going to make you feel better. In fact, it can actually make you feel a lot worse.

The purpose of affirmations is to raise your energy vibration to a new level that opens up new possibilities. If you find yourself saying things like, “I’m so stupid. Why do I always do such dumb things? I’m not good at anything. I’m never going to have any money”, there is a big problem with that. You are talking yourself into a life of disappointments and failure.

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The Power of the Word

It’s like a big pen coming out of the sky, writing words that can change everything in an instant

Language is a fascinating creation. So much of what we say has hidden meanings or innuendos that we don’t pay attention to but that can shape our existence in ways we don’t fully appreciate.

A lot of it is almost a form of sorcery.

We go to school to learn to spell. The verb spell means to write or name letters in a correct sequence to form a word. It can also mean to forecast something bad; for instance, the new government could spell disaster to the economy.

The noun form of spell means using words to invoke a magical charm or incantation. Interesting, yes?

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Positive Expectations

We all came together in Costa Rica to become yoga teachers. We manifested the reality and I’m so glad we did!

The Secret was supposed to be the answer to all of our problems. If we just thought hard enough about what we wanted to see manifested in our lives, then we would easily attract all of our dreams.

How is that working for you?

There seems to be a new backlash now against the law of attraction, because so many of us tried manifesting and it didn’t work. When we looked out and didn’t see the new car in the driveway after a few months we figured it just wasn’t real.

Is it enough though to just visualize something that you want, repeating affirmations endlessly and the thing will magically show up?

There is something missing from how the law really works and what we were told to do.

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Just For Today

Miracles are everywhere, just open your eyes and you will see

Just for today, I am going to do everything on this list. Then I will see how I feel. Then tomorrow, it will be today again, and I will do everything on this list.

Today, I will be kind to everyone I meet and everyone I think about. I can never truly know someone else’s story, or what they have gone through. I will be kind because I can be.

Today, I will be thankful for everything that I have and everything that I am. I woke up this morning and that is enough. Everything after that is a bonus.

Today, I will find reasons to be happy. I have food in the fridge, a roof over my head, and I am free to move around as I please. For me freedom is the most important thing, and I appreciate that I live in a country where it is respected.

Today, I will leave the baggage of the past in the past. It is heavy and I don’t need to carry it with me. Everything happened the way it was supposed to, and it brought me to where I am today. For that I am truly thankful.

Today, I will say what I mean and mean what I say. I will not expect others to know what I want or need. If it is important to me, I will ask for it. Mostly though I like to do things for myself.

Today, I will treat my body like the wonderful temple that it is. I will not take it for granted and I will feed it foods that support it to do the amazing work that it does to keep me alive.

Today, I will do something nice for someone. It might just be a smile, or holding a door open, or sending a note to someone I haven’t talked to lately. I will do it because it makes me feel good, not because I expect anything in return.

Today, I will notice the miracles around me. I will watch the sun rise and set, I will appreciate the abundance of nature, and I will be thankful for being here to witness it.

Today, I will enjoy the simple act of breathing. I appreciate that when I breathe, there is always air to take in. It is a wonderful gift that I don’t think about very often, but if it were ever taken away even for a few moments I would be terrified.

Today, I will spend some time in silence. No music, no computer, no nothing. No thoughts either. Just simple quietness that doesn’t have to be anything else.

Today, I will listen to what other people are saying. I will not interrupt, nor will I spend time formulating what I am going to say while they are talking. I will give the gift of my undivided attention in every interaction I have.

Today, I will do my best. I will tackle all tasks with enthusiasm and joy, and move through the day accomplishing what needs to be done. My best is always good enough.

And finally, today, I will be the love that I want to see in the world. I can never be miserable enough to change things, but I can be happy and change myself. It is the only thing I can do.