Today’s Affirmation for February 20th
Everyday, and in every way, I continue to improve my way.
”Positive energy is a must for success” is my thrust.
I plan what is ahead of me, using my time wisely, following through to improve my soul. I follow through to achieve success and my goals.
~from David Witt
Words of Wisdom
by Madisyn Taylor
Our minds accept as truth the critical statements we tell ourselves, but it can also accept our positive affirmations.
The words we speak and think hold great sway over the kind of life that we create for ourselves. Many people live their lives plagued by negative thoughts and never even realize this. They tell themselves and others that they are doomed to fail, not good enough, or not worthy of love, yet they are amazed when their reality starts reflecting these words. Just as the subconscious mind accepts as truth the critical statements we tell ourselves, however, it is also equipped to instantly accept the veracity of our affirmations.
Affirmations are statements chosen and spoken consciously. Once they enter our realm of consciousness, they also enter our subconscious mind where they have the power to change our lives. The affirmations you create should be specific, not too long, worded positively, formed in complete sentences, and spoken in the present tense as if what you are affirming is already true. It is a good idea to repeat your affirmations daily. You may want to tell yourself that you deserve to be happy or that you are in control of your destiny. Or, you may want to focus on a particular goal, such as attracting new friends. Rather than telling yourself you want to be well-liked, say, “I am well-liked.” Your subconscious mind will pick up on these positive messages, and you will begin to live your life as if what you are affirming already has happened. Soon, your reality will begin to reflect your affirmations. If you find that you are thwarting yourself with negative thinking, try repeating your affirmations several times a day. Write your affirmations down and say them aloud or in your mind. Allow your conviction to grow stronger each time you say your affirmations, and your negativity will be overridden by your motivation and positive thoughts.
Affirmations are a powerful tool for creating our desired reality. We consciously and subconsciously invite opportunity into our lives when we say affirmations. Trust in the power of your affirmations, and you will very quickly create what you have already stated to be true.
Today’s Affirmation for Sunday, August 12
”I resolve to speak and act with a pure mind. When I do, happiness follows as my shadow.”
Today’s Thought for Sunday, August 12
Do not assume that only those lives marked by grand achievements or spectacular heroics have value. An ordinary life, striving for virtue and wisdom, is an achievement in itself.
Today’s Meditation for Sunday, August 12
Listen for the Bells
According to myth Celtic shamans used sacred branches hung with silver bells to open doors between the material and spirit worlds. Close your eyes and imagine hearing the music of the silver bells. Approaching the sound you see a gateway formed by two blossoming trees. Passing through, you find yourself in another world. Ahead of you the guardian of the gateway is tending a cauldron over a fire. The guardian fills a chalice with liquid from the cauldron and hands it to you. The spicy drink replenishes your strength. The guardian tells you to return whenever you need to, reminding you to listen for the silver bells. You pass back through the gateway and open your eyes. You feel full of life and energy.
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Today’s Affirmation for Friday, June 15th
“Like a tree I stand, reaching for the light, gaining strength from the darkness at my roots. My body is twisted by the storms of life, yet in my uniqueness I am beautiful.”
Today’s Affirmation for Thursday, April 26
I rest in tranquillity and divine grace. In this moment, I am calm, happy and fulfilled.
Today’s Thought for Thursday, April 26
“Keep te peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.”
Thomas A. Kempis (c. 1380 – 1471)
Today’s Meditation for Thursday, April 26
The Lake Of Calm
Visualize a beautiful mountain lake, its surface smooth as glass. Feel a breeze come up, sending ripples across the water. Then, as the breeze dies, watch the ripples subside and the water become calm. Throughout the day, whenever a disturbance ruffles the surface of your mood, recall the image of the lake; feel the ripples of emotion settle into calm.
Today’s Affirmation for Monday, April 16th
I am determined to live the full breadth of life’s road as well as its length. There may be important things nestling in the hedgerows or lying neglected on the verge.
Today’s Thought for Monday, April 16th
Once we have found the true path, destiny unfolds before us like a red carpet.
Today’s Meditation for Monday, April 16th
Looking Both Ways
Janus, the Roman God of thresholds, provides an appropriate focus for reflection when you are embarking upon a new phase in your life. He is often depicted with two faces – one of a child looking forward into the future and one of a bearded old man looking back into the past. Visualize yourself standing in a doorway, on the threshold of your new venture. Standing beside you is Janus. Looking behind you, survey your past and ask the old face of Janus to recount the most important lessons you have gathered from your previous experiences. Then look forward and ask the young face of Janus for some positive energy for the future. Encouraged by his hopefulness, set out on your journey.
Today’s Affirmation for Saturday, April 14th
I take into my heart the gentle rhythms of nature performing its perennial dance of time.
Today’s Thought for Saturday, April 14th
“Healthy feet can hear the very heart of the Holy Earth.”
Chief Sitting Bull (1831 – 90)
Today’s Meditation for Saturday, April 14th
Reconnect With Nature
Time spent in nature is healing. It grounds us in our bodies and reaffirms our felt connection with the world around us. Spend time in green spaces as often as you can, whether in garden, parks or open countryside. Engage each of your senses in the experience of being at one with nature. Notice the shapes and hues of the flowers, hear the singing of the birds, smell the earthy scents of the ground and the fragrance of flowers.
We can also reconnect to nature using the imagination. Close your eyes and visualize a meadow on a sunny afternoon. Notice different species of plants, birds, animals and insects. Watch the interactions between these species, and then focus on individual organisms, sensing the pace and rhythm of their lives. Finish by watching the grass grow, allowing your consciousness to resonate at the same pace.
Today’s Affirmation for April 12th
The energy of the universe flows through me, maintaining my well-being. I release energy in ways that are healing for myself and the Earth.
Today’s Thought for April 12th
“Renew yourself completely each day, do it again, and again, and again, forever again.”
Today’s Meditation for April 12th
The Sleep Mudra
Practicing the shakti mudra before bedtime will help you to wind down and relax. Sitting comfortably, tuck you thumbs into your palms, curl your index and middle fingers around them and bring your hands together so that the tops of your little and ring fingers touch. Close your eyes, bring your attention inward and allow your breathing and thought to slow down. Hold this mudra for five to ten minutes.