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Day 137

Affirmation:

I only make choices that are beneficial to my life and support my well-being.

I only make choices that support my growth into a  more empowered and more authentic, loving human.


It is easy to get into the habit of making choices that do not serve one’s life or self.   That may be the habit of choosing an unhealthy relationship, choosing to be in situations which promote victimhood, or choosing to worry (which offers nothing positive to any experience).   Consciously choosing that which is physically, emotionally, and spiritually healthy is always the right choice, for both the self and others.  Choosing to nourish the body with the healthiest possible food is choosing well-being.  Choosing to end or avoid engaging in toxic situations is choosing to support one’s growth.  Choosing to view oneself as worthy and valuable is choosing empowerment.  Choosing to feel compassion, tolerance, understanding and acceptance is choosing authenticity.   Choosing to have a positive attitude and positive thoughts is choosing to be a more positive, loving person.   Being conscious of what one is choosing – and whether or not the consequences of those choices  support well-being – is an important part of living a joyful, healthy, authentic life of love and truth.

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365 Days of Inspiration –  Daily Affirmations and Insights for Living a Joyful Life of Empowered Consciousness

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Day 113

Affirmation:

I make mistakes, but I am perfect.

I disappoint others, but I am perfect.

I have much to learn, but I am perfect.

I fall short of my own expectations, but I am perfect.


Part of authentic living is accepting that perfection does not exist if by perfection we mean being talented, successful, or good at everything we do. Perfection does not exist if by perfection we mean being strong and victorious in every effort. Perfection does not exist if by perfection we mean never being wrong, without knowledge, or mistaken. Perfection can only exist within an individual if we define it as – how well we live ourselves.  Perfection is being ourselves honestly and with integrity.  Of course to be perfect at being ourselves we must accept that we are.

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Day 89

Affirmation:

I keep my focus in the direction of my desires.


If we desire abundance but keep seeing lack everywhere we look, we need to turn and look in a different direction.  If we desire health but our attention is only on ailing, we must change our point of view.  We cannot experience, achieve, or manifest a desire if we’re looking in the direction of what we do not want.  And since we can only see in the direction we face, we must be facing that which we desire.  If we desire harmony, we must look in the direction of harmony rather than staring at discord.  If we wish to have a life we are grateful for, we must be seeing that which we are grateful for.  If we do not like what we’re seeing, we must change our position.

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Day 76 

Affirmation:

I have enough.

I am enough.

I see abundance, plenty and potential everywhere I look.

I appreciate what I have.

I appreciate all I am.

I express gratitude daily for all that I have and all that I am.


It’s so easy to be drawn in by the lure of lack and insufficiency, our media sources drown us daily with information about what we don’t have enough of  – things like health, style, beauty, security, financial freedom and excitement.  And media very generously offers the solutions to these same shortage problems – drugs, fashion trends, makeup and cosmetic surgery,  insurance and investment options and a slick sports car with a sexy passenger.  Those same media sources also try to convince us that what we do have isn’t good enough – think bigger house, fuller breasts, whiter teeth, greener lawns, more sexual vigor and fewer gray hairs.  The outside world is constantly selling us the idea that what we have and what we are is not enough.  No wonder our attention is constantly falling on what we believe is missing or in short supply!  The truth is that we already have and are so much more than we think.

To see what we have we need to shift our perspective from one of lack and shortage to one of abundance and flow.  That shift begins by recognizing how often we put our attention on what we want more of, less of or better. While some want is born of a desire for expansion, as in, “I want to someday take a trip to Spain,” most want has a very different energy, as in , “I want a more agreeable and loving partner.” (which translates to, “I don’t have a very agreeable and loving partner.”)  And it’s the want that comes from lack that keeps us in misery.  Once we recognize our patterns of wanting and from where they derive,  we can make a switch and start thinking instead about what we have.

By shifting from constant thoughts of “I want…” to  constant thoughts of “I have…” we begin to appreciate what we  already possess and experience and how perfectly it has served us.  Thoughts of “I have…” and the gratitude they provoke are the seeds for future abundance and plenty.  When we see that same partner with grateful “I have…” eyes, we start to notice wonderful traits previously hidden by our discontent and our attitude toward them changes.  Most amazingly, as our perspective changes from want to have, the things we have and appreciate begin to transform and become the things we always wanted.

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This is actually a 3D image of a large heart set in the center of the work. See more: http://www.magiceye.com/gallery/021215s.html

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Day 19

Affirmation:

I put my attention today on that which is abundant, prosperous and joyous, thereby planting the seeds that tomorrow may bring abundance, prosperity and joy.


Sometimes it’s hard for the mind to step out of what it sees as an inevitable reality (such as a future of doom and gloom) in order to realize that there is no inevitable reality.  Tomorrow only exists in the mind and it is being created by the seeds that our thoughts, feelings, and beliefs are planting today.  To stop the process of creating a future we don’t want to experience, we must begin by imagining the future we want today.   We cannot plant turnip seeds if we want daisies to bloom tomorrow.

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Day 232

Affirmation:

Today I intend to smile at everyone, everywhere I go.

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It’s a good day to *SMILE* !  If for no other reason than we all feel better when we smile and we all like feeling GOOD!   Smile at strangers instead of looking away.   Smile at someone you don’t get along with–and leave ‘em wondering!   Smile at your own face in the mirror!   Smile because you are YOU and because you CAN!   Just by smiling you’ll affect the energy around you and people will respond.  They may find themselves feeling better too – they might even smile back!   Don’t feel like smiling?  Force it.  Fake it.  It might just stick 🙂

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Day 231

Affirmation:

In moments of stillness I become at-one with all Creation.

Today I will practice deliberate stillness of mind and body.

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The infinity of The ALL is found in the pause of no-thing-ness and that pause can be deliberately experienced with a bit conscious intention. Consider making the effort to *STOP* several times throughout the day today to quiet your mind into silence, to relax your body into non-action, and to be fully present in that  moment of Life thru stillness.  Attempt to experience this brief “pause” each time you move from one activity to the next in your daily routine.

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Day 230

Affirmation:

I am blessed with abundant love in my life.

I am never alone or without love.

I am loved by forces unseen at all times.

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There are times when we all feel alone in the world or without the love and support of one true friend. Perhaps those experiences happen so as to inspire us to look beyond the obvious and visible. Even if stranded on an island in the middle of an infinite sea, one is not alone or without love. Each of us was given, upon our birth, one True Friend on the planet on whom we could always depend. This one person would be with us our entire lives, know everything about us and still love us unconditionally. This one person would stand with us even when we treated them terribly. This one person is our very own self and no person can love us more than we love ourselves.

We are each of us also blessed with love and support beyond this world. The Divine, that unexplainable formless Presence, is an infinite Source of True Love and Friendship. Whether we look within our hearts or to the Heavens, Divine Love is always with us, guiding, nurturing, supporting and loving us unconditionally all the hours of our lives. Be it Divine or Self, love is ours and always with us even when we feel terribly alone.

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Day 103

Affirmation:

I am empowered, but not controlling.

I am strong, but gentle.

I am confident, but never arrogant.

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It can be a fine line between being strong, confident, capable, and self-assured, and being domineering, arrogant, controlling,  and overpowering.   The first set of qualities are representative of a self-empowered and heart-centered person.  The second set of qualities describe a power-needing and ego-centered person.   It can be easy to move across the line that separates the two. 

Anytime that something causes one to feel threatened or unsafe, the ego seeks to move into its self-preservation role.  When it does, a transition from empowered to needing power occurs.  Sometimes the line is crossed when a person who is finding their sense-of-self for the first time overcompensates, inadvertently finding themselves feeling arrogant, rather than empowered.  With conscious attention to one’s actions, thoughts, and intentions, being firmly grounded in empowerment is possible.  Over time, the heart-centered place will become a comfortable lifestyle and habit, such that even the slightest dip into the lower energies of the ego will be quickly noticed and changes made accordingly.   

Remember, empowered is NEVER overpowering. 

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Day 90

Affirmation:

I set aside time to recall beautiful days gone by, but I LIVE in the moment that is now.

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There is only this moment, the present, the now.  Everything that was, no longer is.   It can be fun to reminisce and recall cherished memories, but when the past dominates the thoughts, life is being missed.  Life can only be LIVED in the present moment.  New memories can only be created in the here and now.  Every time thoughts are placed in the past, the moment that is here and now is lost forever, and a chance to make a new memory is gone.  What is no longer NOW was a stepping stone of experience leading right up to this moment, which can be lived or lost.  How many moments do we want to lose by holding on to what was, reliving what was done, or dreaming of what could have been?  Today I intend to catch myself leaving the here and now to venture back in time.

 

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Day 7

Affirmation:

Today I intend to smile at everyone everywhere I go.

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It’s a good day to *SMILE* ! If for no other reason than I feel better when I smile and I like feeling GOOD!  I’ll smile at strangers instead of looking away. I’ll smile at someone I don’t get along with–and leave ’em wondering! I’ll smile at my own face in the mirror! I’ll smile because I’m ME, because I am Loved by the Divine, because I CAN! By smiling I’ll change the energy around me and people will respond, they may feel better — they might even smile back!

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Day 6

Affirmation:

Today I will practice stillness

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In moments of stillness I become at-one with all Creation.   Today I will make the effort to *STOP* several times during the day to quiet my mind into silence, to relax my body into non-action, and be fully present in that moment of Life thru stillness.   I will try to remember to experience this “pause” each time I move from one activity to the next in the daily routine.   The infinity of The ALL is found in the pause of no-thing-ness.

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Day 5

Affirmation:

I am blessed with abundant love in my life.

I am never alone or without love.

I am loved by forces unseen at all times.

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There are times when we all feel alone in the world or without the love and support of one true friend.  Perhaps those experiences happen so as to inspire us to look beyond the obvious and visible.    Even if stranded on an island in the middle of an infinite sea, I am not alone or without love.   Each of us was given, upon our birth, one True Friend on the planet on whom we could always depend.  This one person would be with us our entire lives, know everything about us and still love us unconditionally.  This one person would stand with us even when we treated them terribly.  This one person is our very own self and no person can love us more than we love ourselves.  We are each of us also blessed with love and support beyond this world.  The Divine, that unexplainable formless Presence, is an infinite Source of True Love and Friendship.  Whether we look within our hearts or to the Heavens, Divine Love is always with us, guiding, nurturing, supporting  and loving us unconditionally all the hours of our lives.  Be it Divine or Self, love is ours and always with us.

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Day 4

Affirmation:

I live in abundant health and vitality.

I am strong and energetic.

I can see my body, its organs, tissues and cells, bathed in Divine and healing Light at all times.

I feel my body daily rejuvenated.

My body is a vehicle of Divine creation and I treat it with honour and respect.

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Whether I am in perfect health at this moment or not makes no difference.  What is important is that my attention be on what I desire, my preferred state.   By continually affirming health, healing, and strength I am channeling the energy of  Divine perfection to every part of my body, via the unlimited power of my own consciousness.    Serving my body well with my actions is also essential.   Intervention and good care are vital and my choices should reflect and promote my preferred state.  

When my mind and it’s assertion of health are working in harmony with deliberate action to promote the same, I am creating the ideal circumstances for the attainment of my preferred state.

(The following was created as a daily meditation.  For more information on this movie and how to use it most effectively, please go to:  http://elizabethsayle.info/Prayer_of_Health_Affirmation.aspx )

 © Mosaic World Spirit & Elizabeth Sayle 2009

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