Remember when I talked about practicing positive affirmations to replace the crappy ones we've had embedded in our brains for so long? These help disrupt negative thoughts and develop new neuropathways in the brain. We are what we think, and when we are consistently repeating negative baloney, we will continue to receive garbage in our realities.
A pioneer of positive affirmations, Louise Hay's life demonstrates the power this practice has over your mind and body. Take from it what you will, but creating a practice around this has been proven to promote healing, the same way our negative affirmations promote mental and physical deterioration.
Below are the affirmations I feel strongly about. I invite you to practice them and take note of where this takes you down the road.
I breathe in strength and release weakness.
I am exactly where I'm supposed to be at this moment in my life.
My self-investment is improving my relationship with myself everyday.
I am proud of where I am today.
I am proud of the person I have become.
I greet this version of myself each morning and look forward to the version I'll meet the next day.
I welcome my changing self and know that it is always for my greater good.
Each day brings me closer to realizing my purpose in life.
I welcome abundance into my life and am grateful for all that I receive.
I greet each obstacle as an opportunity to grow.
I am not broken; I am simply finding the best pieces to fill my whole self.
I release that which no longer serves me and make space for what is meant to find me.
I am worthy of receiving all that I desire.
I cannot control what happens; I can only control my reaction to it.
I am grateful for the experiences that have shaped me.
I am only a piece of the Masterpiece and only some of The One. I am a part of everything.
The efforts I make today are creating the me I'll meet tomorrow.
The sun will rise each day and I will rise to greet it.
All I need exists within me; I need only release it.
I choose to see each day as an opportunity to heal and grow.
You might choose to read over this list everyday(reading it out loud will work best)or pick a few to repeat over and over.
I find it helpful to practice affirmations twice a day; once in the morning and again before bed, but I find myself chanting them in the middle of the day when I feel my patience being tested.
Our brains are strong enough to create our realities, so let's feed it the proper nutrients to keep it strong and forward moving.
Let me know which affirmations are your favorite and how you feel after developing your practice!