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Day 116

Affirmation:

Everyone I meet is my teacher.


We have something to learn from every person around us, friend and stranger alike.  Sometimes the lesson is obvious, sometimes we have to look for it, but one is always there.   A rude person can teach us courtesy; a slow person, patience.  An abusive person can teach us self-love.  A generous person may teach us charity; a compassionate person, tolerance.  A loved one can teach us impermanence.  An enemy can teach us to forgive.  The Universe is a benevolent creation, always conspiring to help us learn, grow, expand and become truer to our authentic natures.  Placing teachers in our paths insures opportunities to achieve that potential.

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Day 114

Affirmation:

I bless this day.

I bless myself and my life.

I bless those I know and their lives.

I bless those I have never met and their lives.

I bless those who suffer and are in pain.

I bless the planet and all upon her.


Anyone can offer blessings.  To bless someone is to consecrate and invoke divine care for them.  Think of it as wrapping them in a warm, safe, spiritual blanket.  The gift of blessing is one of the simplest gifts we can offer another or ourselves.  When we sincerely bless we offer healing, loving energy that is in alignment with the Divine.  Today is a good day to create a habit of blessing those we come in contact with, think of, and observe.  When we see children waiting for the bus we can bless them with joy and learning.  When we pass construction workers in the median we can bless them with safety.  When  our thoughts turn to someone in pain we can bless them with healing.  The energy of blessing is beneficial not just for humans but for the planet and all living things.  When we sincerely bless ourselves we create an energetic shift that opens our hearts and allows healing, well-being, and self-love.   In fact we cannot bless others with sincere positive loving thoughts without uplifting ourselves.

Louis Weldon Hawkins – A Prayer to God

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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.

 

emotional eating

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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 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 88

Affirmation:

When someone offers me a compliment I will accept their words with a smile and a simple “Thank you.”

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Have you ever really listened to the way most people accept a compliment?  Very often it sounds something like this- (In response to,  “Your hair looks great today.”)  “Really?  It’s sort of flat…”  or “Thanks, I got lucky, most of time it doesn’t quite do what I want it to do…”  or “Oh, it’s out of control.  I really need it cut…”     Another example is this- (In response to, “Wow, you’re really talented.”)   “Oh I don’t know…”   or  “I try but I have a long way to go…” or “Really? You think so?”    Why is it so hard for the average person to accept a compliment?  Because we don’t believe we’ve earned it.  We don’t believe we are worthy of it.  We don’t believe whatever they are saying is true because we ourselves don’t believe it.   Most compliment responses include some sort of negation, justification, denial, argument, disbelief, or a brushing it off with a joke.   A compliment is a gift and it needs to be accepted as one.   Today I will listen to how I respond to the kind words of others.  I will practice, consciously and with great effort, saying nothing more than, “Thank you.”   It will probably feel odd but I will work to get used to it!

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Day 74

Affirmation:

I do not seek validation of my worth from others.  I know I am worthy. 

I do not seek confirmation of my purpose from others.  I have my own sense of purpose.

I do not seek affirmation of my presence in the world from others. I am aware of my own presence.

I do not seek acceptance of my authentic nature from others.  I know I AM.

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Too often we look to the outside world to provide what we can only truly receive from within.  When we rely on the external to give us what we should cultivate from within, we become dependent upon that external source.  If that source is then removed, so too is some aspect of our sense of self.  For example, if I receive validation of my worth from the outer world, all is fine until that outer source of validation is gone.  Once gone, I will find myself lacking in worthiness.    What we base our sense of self on must originate internally and then be supported by the external, not the other way around.

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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 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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