I've recently come to realize the importance of affirmations. They help us recognize our limitless potential and allow us to channel a stream of consciousness that is both powerful and positive. How divine it is to have great things come your way simply by asking for them and allowing them to enter your life.In short: affirmations are a way to program your subconscious mind.They are you being in conscious control of your thoughts. They are short, powerful statements. By using them on a regular basis they become the thoughts that create your reality. How? It's simple really: you are what you think.

I equate affirmations to feeling a warm sensation in your chest and releasing that warmth to the Universe

.Let's be clear, this isn't looking up at the sky and saying, "Give me money!"  Although I have to admit, on occasion that method does tend to work because there really are no rules here.

But what I want to make evident with this post is that with intention you are opening yourself up to what you deserve. Affirmations allow for unconditional love and abundance to enter your life. They open the doors to endless opportunity.

I like to write out affirmations and leave them where I can see them (on my desk, on my door, on my fridge, as reminders on my phone, etc.). Each morning I choose one affirmation (or more, like I said... no rules!) and try to intentionally repeat it throughout the day.

Sometimes I'm walking to the bus stop and I proclaim the affirmation with my head held high. Sometimes I'll chant this affirmation in meditation. Sometimes I dance around my sacred space and connect with my inner Goddess - she declares these affirmations with pride and tries to remind the Ego who REALLY is in control here. Sometimes I'll repeat the affirmation in my head before a big meeting. Sometimes as I'm falling asleep I'll think of the affirmation until I drift off (I've been known to also do this with the Thelema text Liber AL: "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law" and "Love is the law, love under will." but that's a whole other blog post for another day). Anyway, what I'm getting at is that these affirmations can be repeated whenever, wherever and however you so choose. Whatever feels right, go with it.

Here's a list of affirmations that resonate with me. Feel free to use them as is, alter them or disregard them completely:

Spiritual Affirmations

❃ I am a free Spirit.
❃ I open myself up to the wisdom of the Universe.
❃ I control my ego. My ego does not control me.
❃ Each day I become more balanced and self-aware.
❃ As I grow more connected to my soul, my life’s purpose becomes clear.
❃ I am focused on the present at all times.
❃ All my dreams are now becoming reality.
❃ Every thought I have is manifesting my perfect life.
❃ I trust the Divine to guide me.
❃ Everything I do supports my greater purpose.

Love Affirmations

❥ I radiate love to those around me and in return they radiate love to me.
❥ I always speak from the heart.
❥ Love flows into my life in an endless stream.
❥ By truly loving myself, I find it easy to love all others.
❥ I accept all signs of love as genuine and unconditional.
❥ My heart grows more open and loving every day.
❥ I am attracting a perfect soul mate.
❥ I am a radiant being filled with light and love.

Self Esteem Affirmations

✓ My inner dialogue is kind and loving. My thoughts create only good experiences.
✓ I am deeply fulfilled with who I am.
✓ I accept that who I am is a reflection of what I believe.
✓ I am in control of my own thinking.
✓ Each day I become more beautiful inside and out.
✓ My high self esteem allows me to accept compliments easily and also freely compliment others.

Communication Affirmations

↠ I freely express my emotions in a calm and thoughtful manner.
↠ I actively listen to what others say without interrupting them.
↠ Because I communicate my needs, I get what I want out of life.
↠ I am always present when I communicate with others.
↠ I am interested in learning more about the people I meet.
↠ I ensure that my body language reflects the words I am speaking.

Misc Affirmations

◮ Creative energy flows through me at all times.
◮ I graciously accept the abundance of money flowing toward me.
◮ I am fully in control of all that I do.
◮ My life is sacred. I am blessed
◮ Every day I improve my ability to retain information.
◮ I go with the flow.