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Day 254

Affirmation:

*I release all resistance to well-being.

I accept nothing less than well-being in my life.

*I release all resistance to well-being in my life.

I make choices that promote well-being in my life.

*I release all resistance to well-being in my life.

I am worthy of well-being in my life.

*I release all resistance to well-being in my life.

I welcome all that supports my well-being in my life.

*I release all resistance to well-being in my life.

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It usually happens without our awareness.  First we get comfy.  Then discomfort begins in some area of life and we ignore it,  make excuses for it, or perhaps complain about it, but take no action to end it.  After a while we become accustomed to the discomfort and it becomes our new normal.  Living in physically unsafe housing, being in a relationship that provides financial security but offers no emotional stability, remaining in a loathsome job, and continuing to make poor nutrition choices in spite of health problems, are just a few examples of how we find – and keep – ourselves in patterns of resistance to well-being.

Breaking those patterns involves recognizing them, accepting our worthiness of something more or better, and taking action in the direction of well-being.  Sounds easy.  It isn’t.  Feelings of unworthiness are often deep-rooted and may even require counseling to effectively heal.

Making change can provoke fear.  After all, the uncomfortable known can be easier to live with than any unknown, no matter how much potential for comfort it may hold.  Nevertheless, facing the challenge is worth the time, effort and inevitable tears because WE are worth the time, effort and inevitable smiles.

No matter what is holding us back, we can –  with support, determination, and courage –  make the changes that propel us out of resistance and into well-being.

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Inspiration From Amazon.com

Originally posted on 365 Days of Inspiration:

Day 156

Affirmation:

I am grateful for this gift, disguised as a problem. 

I know that I will be delivered from this gift to an even greater one, because I will accept nothing less. 

Thank you.

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A serious problem has presented itself.  It is something that, at first glance, might even feel too big to overcome.  The usual response to such a perceived threat is for the victim-mind of the ego to quickly take control.  When this happens we either feel defensive or suddenly powerless.  Powerlessness prompts feelings of panic or worry, with thoughts that begin, “How will I ever…” or “I can’t possibly…”   Defensiveness will give rise to anger, a need to attack, and thoughts that begin, “How dare they…”   While both of those responses are normal -from an ego-centered perspective- they are never in our best interest.  Responding from a healthy, empowered sense of self will always yield a better outcome.   

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(Recommended companion for this affirmation and for cultivating conscious gratitude)

Day 253
Affirmation:

We thank the Powers of Creation- the known and unknowable- that exist within each of us and in everything around us, for our existence and presence in the world today.

We give thanks for the abundance in our lives that is so often taken for granted-from the smallest, most forgettable to the gifts that sustain us.

We give thanks for connections– for people coming and going in our lives, for sharing, laughter, to support and to love. We also give thanks for the people who challenge our well being- those teachers who force us to reach inside and choose to be better than their example.

We are blessed with freedom while many are imprisoned, fullness while many hunger, peace while many know only war, and prosperity while many live in poverty.

We give thanks for all these blessings and for the Infinite Love that lights the paths of our journeys.

 

 

 

Filling Ourselves Up


(Recommended companion reading for this affirmation)

Day 252 

Affirmation:

Food is fuel for my body.

I eat when my body needs nourishment, not when my heart does.

I eat to support my physical body, not my emotional body.

 

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Sometimes when we haven’t been accepted, understood, or loved, we learn to stop asking for what we need.  We stop looking for our emotional needs to be met by the world.  We quit sharing our pain and our need for support and comfort.  We learn to rely on ourselves to meet our basic emotional needs for love, comfort, and fulfillment.  And then, sometimes, we start to eat… and eat… and eat. Food can easily become how we feed our emotional selves.

We can ask the question, “With this food, am I feeding my body or my heart?” If the answer is “heart” it’s important to determine what is REALLY needed in that moment. Comfort? Support? Reassurance? Once the truth is made conscious, we can start feeding the spiritual and emotional centers with the (self)love and (self)acceptance they are craving.

 

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Keep Life Light


(Recommended companion reading for this affirmation)

Day 251

Affirmation:

I will laugh whenever possible today

I will smile as often as I can

I will balance seriousness with silliness

Just for today I will let my burdens go

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It is all too easy to become drawn into the heavy, dark, and serious side of life when so many external forces operate within that energy. Media sources-like television, radio, and print-bombard us with worrisome, angry, hateful and fear filled images and messages. Co-workers, family members, neighbors, and others in our daily experiences often do the same. If we aren’t deliberate and conscious in our interactions and choices, we can be brought down too. But if we pay attention, we can choose actions, thoughts and feelings that keep life light. We can turn off the heavy programming and turn on the light and fanciful. We can take a break from frustrations- consciously refusing to acknowledge them for just one day. We can surround ourselves with people, places, and things that makes us smile and laugh. And we can remind ourselves that life is just to short to plod through when we can choose to skip or even fly.

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Day 250

Read along with the video, allowing yourself to believe every word you hear yourself speak.

I created this daily affirmation as an expression of empowerment and gratitude for the love in our lives. Being aware of and grateful for the love that is always surrounding us and flowing forth from us, places us in better alignment with our own highest potential.

 

Day 249

Affirmation:

I trust and accept all the good things that make their way into my experience.

I trust and accept all the love offered me.

I trust and accept that peace and happiness are my birthright.

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We’ve all experienced it– that moment when we look for the imperfection in what appears to be flawless. It’s that split-second when our wounded, frightened emotional self rises up, takes the helm, and announces, “This is too good to be true.” When that moment happens our perspective shifts from open-hearted acceptance to fear-based faithlessness. The experience can spark a witch-hunt for reasons to doubt someone’s words or distrust their actions, no matter how full of integrity they truly are. Of course what we’re really hunting for are reasons to sabotage the flow of good in our lives, either to avoid being vulnerable or to validate the belief that we aren’t worthy. Whatever the underlying reason, if we allow ourselves to proceed with sirens blaring, looking for evidence to support our negative storytelling, our hearts will close up and close off what could be the best thing to ever happen to us. We will find completely erroneous reasons to push away the very things we deeply desire and yearn for, and “too good to be true,” will become “too good to let be true for me.”

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