AFFIRMATIONaf-er-mey-shuh n \ ˈafərˈmāSH(ə)n \
that something exists or is true
This will be a 3 part blog. Release dates will be as follows:
Part 1 Release Date Monday, September 16th
Part 2 Release Date Monday September 23rd.
Part 3 Release Date Tuesday October 1st
“Affirmations are words that have power. They can rewire our brain by simply opening up to new thoughts and beliefs. Along with gratitude, we can become super receivers for abundance and open the path to creation.” -Quote from White Witch Grimoire’s Tarot Course under the header Manifestation and Affirmation.
I once heard if you are told something negative over and over, even if its not true, you will feel it is true from within. So if we can make a person believe negative things about themselves and life, why not try using positive things and see if we can bring a positive change to life?
I have challenged myself to 21 days of affirmations. During this time I will pick an affirmation from my Badass Affirmation Deck daily for the remaining days of September. Day one starts on Monday September 9th and my final day will be Monday September 30th. Using a Mala bracelet (as I have not yet found my perfect Mala necklace) I will do two trips around the Mala (44 times total) three times a day. That’s 132 times per day.
Let’s test the power of words.
At this moment in time I am feeling exhausted. I have a negative cloud above me. Although I have made some major life changes, I am not as happy as I thought I would be. I can have a very negative outlook on life at times and get caught in the ‘woe is me’ mindset. I feel like I am rushed in everything I do. On a scale of 1-10, I feel I’m at about 5.
Let’s see if we can change that.
Day 1 Affirmation: I let that shit go.
This weekend nothing wanted to go right. I had a birthday party planned for my brother and had to do a ton of running around the day of the party. Every task I had to do was met with some sort of resistance. The highway was closed. My dad wasn’t home. City was packed. I had myself a little cry. I was done. Although the party went as planned and it was fun, I had a negative attitude that carried all the way into today.
I need to let that shit go!
Before going into work I go around my Mala clockwise reciting my affirmation.
The morning at work is filled with phone calls with difficult people. Everyone wants to bend the rules. Everyone thinks they’re entitled to a lesser price because they are the boss’s “friend”. I’ve muttered under my breath too many times to count and given my phone the finger about 20 times. Its only 9:30am.
Gods help me!
Mid Day Recital
I’ve taken a moment to myself and repeated my affirmation twice around the Mala. A wave of happiness washed over me as I finished. I’m beginning to release everything I carried over from the weekend.
Maybe there is something to this.
After my final recital a calm wave came over me. Time by Pink Floyd came on and I was in my happy place.
Thank you Universe.
Day 2 Affirmation: I Say F.U. to any struggles, fears or regrets.
Remember to slow down. Enjoy what’s around you. Normally I feel like I’m in a rush and speed to work. Today I just went the limit and enjoyed the beauties around me. As I sang my affirmations to the Tragically Hip my mood lifted and I felt more release.
(We’re only on Day 2 and I am already feeling more positive about life. Can we imagine for a second how much things can change after 21 days?)
Today has become a little more productive. I’ve faxed off everything that needs to be faxed off. Returned all phone calls. I think tomorrow morning I will clean my desk so the cleaning lady leaves me alone. Basically I have a little more energy and drive. Is it because I have been reciting affirmations?
Day 3 Affirmation: I am a badass money magnet!
I am a money magnet! The book keeper at work came in a day early this week! I needed some extra cash and it came in. Today is good. Overall I am happy.
When I pulled this card this morning I was stoked to bring magic into this affirmation.
For those of you new to magic here’s a little tip. We have a dominant hand and a non-dominant hand. Essentially your dominant hand pushes magic into the world while your non-dominant hand absorbs. When saying my affirmations I use my Mala in my right (dominant hand) to push my magic into the words I am saying. I do this with all my magic. I project with my right and absorb with my left.
Day 4 Affirmation: I am pretty fucking awesome!
Damn straight I am!
This reminds me of when I was about 19 years old. I had this theory that if you told yourself you were awesome you would feel awesome. I have been using the power of affirmations before I even understood the power of words.
Day 5 Affirmation: I love my badass body.
I love pulling this card. It gives me a reminder I always need.
I have always struggled with how I see myself. As I recite this affirmation throughout the day I am reminded of how badass the human body is and how beautiful I am. During my final round of affirmations today I looked in the mirror at myself as I recited my affirmation and took a few minutes to admire myself. I may be overweight now, but I can change that.
I will change that.
Until I get to where I want to be I need to love myself because it isn’t anyone’s job to do that for me.
Day 6 Affirmation: I am un-fucking stoppable.
Uhm yes, yes I am. Day 2 of a bad headache. Bed ridden all day. The only time I feel good is as I recite this affirmation.
Day 7 Affirmation: I have fucking got this!
Yea, I am in pain. My head hurts. But I have the tools to ease the pain as this takes its course. Today is better than yesterday and tomorrow can be better than today. We can’t be 100% all of the time. For now I’ll sip some tea, hold an ice pack on my head and stay curled up under the blanket with some puppy snuggles.
Week 1 Reflection
Aside from this headache from hell, I am finding each day to be better than the last. I wake up feeling energized and ready for work. This is already a noticeable change from last week where I was miserable at work and tired all the time.
Seven days down. Fourteen to go. After a week I feel better than I did the week before. Can’t wait to reflect on how I’ll feel after three weeks.
Part 2 will be released September 23rd.
Peace. Love. Blessed be.
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