Think highly of yourself
Very often, your biggest limitations are the limitations you put on yourself. What you expect has a profound effect on what you actually get.
If you think of yourself as too old, too inexperienced, uninformed, dull or ordinary, those negative expectations influence the way you live. When you think of yourself as creative, passionate, interesting, valuable, unique and genuine, those positive expectations will be expressed in your life.
Thinking highly of yourself doesn’t mean you have to be arrogant or elitist. When you truly think highly of yourself, you’ll end up living your life so as to genuinely prove those thoughts accurate.
You can be held back by your expectations, or encouraged forward by your expectations. Make the choice to be encouraged, inspired, motivated and compelled by the positive things you expect of yourself.
Sure, there are many difficult challenges you’ll face in living a fulfilled, successful life. Don’t add your own negative expectations to those challenges.
Instead, expect the best of yourself in every moment and in every situation. And ride those expectations forward to a life of true fulfillment.
— Ralph Marston
The Daily Motivator
Charms Against Rivals
By Migene Gonzales-Wippler
An Indian incantation used by a woman against a rival.
There are a very large number of these spells. They follow, in general, the established pattern of identifying the invocant with some supernatural power. After reciting the statement that he (or she) is thus super-endowed with magickal force, the spirit is called upon to exercise its good offices in favour of the operator. Some charms involved the digging up of a plant with suitable incantations. This spell is used by a woman against a rival, to ensure that she does not get married.
This woman’s power, her good fortune, her advantages, have all come to me. She no longer has them. She will, like the mountains, sit in her parents’ house (she will not be married).
O Yana, great King, this woman will be there for thee, and for none other. She will have to remain in the household of her mother, her father or her brother!
She will keep the house for none other than thee, King Yana; to thee I have presented her! She will remain with her family until she has no hair left!
O woman, thy fortune is covered, concealed by me, as within a deep box. This is done in the name of Asita and Kasyapa and of Gaya. It shall remain hidden!