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    43 Creativity Affirmations To Inspire Your Imagination

    You are a talented and prolific creator, and you deserve to life a life of infinite joy and abundant creativity. In this article, discover 43 creativity affirmations to uplift your spirit and inspire your imagination.

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    A Creative Life

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    For as long as I can remember, creativity has played a central role in my life.

    Growing up, I lived in my imagination.

    As a kid, using my imagination to create something that felt real was effortless. I never had to force new and inspired ideas to come to me; they just came when I called them.

    I didn’t view the world in terms of limits. I viewed it in terms of possibilities.

    Slowly, though, as I grew older and became an adult with real-world problems and real-world responsibilities, I began to lose touch with my imagination. While I’d still write and seek other creative outlets, my goal was never to create just for the sake of exploring the worlds that existed within me.

    For many years, I created to make something subjectively good and acceptable.

    And without fully realizing it, I had fallen victim to a number of limiting beliefs.

    Here were some of those beliefs:

    • That my creativity was limited
    • That my creativity was only worthwhile if it was subjectively good and pleasing to others
    • That “bad” creativity was not worthwhile
    • That there was a limited amount of creative ideas within me
    • That creativity was supposed to be hard
    • That there were people who were just more talented than me, and thus, their creative endeavors were more worthwhile than mine.

    While we often think that growing up makes us smarter and wiser, when it comes to creativity and using our imaginations, the opposite is often true. It’s our younger selves who hold the wisdom here.

    I know that for me, it’s my younger self who I’ve been returning to over and over again to relearn how to use my imagination and create just for the joy of it—to give myself the grace of imperfection.

    I don’t have the space here in this blog post to tell you about the journey I’ve taken to release these limiting beliefs and realign with my inner child, but I can share with you some of the lessons I’ve learned along the way:

    • You have access to an infinite abundance of inspired ideas and limitless creativity
    • Your creativity is worthwhile, no matter what others may think
    • You are a creative being, and it is right for you to create
    • You are good enough
    • Your creativity can’t and shouldn’t be compared to others
    • Spending time in your own imagination is just as productive and worthwhile as all the chores and errands written down on your to-do list.

    Below, you’ll find 43 affirmations to inspire your divine creativity. Use these affirmations when you’re in a flow state to remain open to the flow of your infinite creativity, and recite them when you’re feeling blocked to realign with your creative self.

    Additionally, I’ve included some tips that have helped me to open myself up to my inner creative and release blockages when they arise.

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    Release Perfectionism

    If you’re anything like me, if you worked on a single project until it was perfect, you’d be working on it forever.

    But there comes a time when you have to let something go and know that what you’ve done is enough.

    I’ll even take this one step further and say that not only should you release perfectionism, but there’s something kind of wonderful about embracing imperfections. There’s beauty to be found in the broken, flawed, and imperfect pieces we create.

    Don’t Edit

    Not while you’re creating, at least. If you’re in that really cool, really special flow state, editing is one of the fastest ways to break the flow. Save editing for the end. When you do this, you’ll often be surprised by what you come up with.

    Let Yourself Be Bad

    This goes hand-in-hand with don’t edit. If you only create when you know you can produce something subjectively good, you’re unconsciously building blockages for yourself. But when you embrace all the flaws and imperfections of your creation, the “bad” often leads to something kind of awesome and wonderful.

    Try Something New

    Writing is my creative outlet of choice, but sometimes, I need a break after writing for hours every single day. Letting myself paint, draw, color, and find other creative practices is like a sigh of relief for my soul. It replenishes my creative energy and never fails to produce new writing ideas I wouldn’t have thought of without these other outlets.

    Put Away Your Phone

    This is something I’ve had to learn to do, as I found that whenever I paused for a moment while I was writing, I’d instinctively reach for my phone. Now, I try to dedicate time purely to creating without any external distractions. This has vastly improved my creative flow, and I’ll admit, it’s kind of nice not to have my phone in my peripheral vision all the time.

    Heal Your Chakras

    Located in your lower abdomen, below the navel, the Sacral Chakra is your body’s energy center for creativity, joy, passion, and play. And the Third Eye Chakra, located between your eyebrows, is your body’s energy center for insight, intuition, and imagination. When these energy centers are open and balanced, you become aligned with your most creative and inspired self.

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    Creativity Affirmations

    • I am a creative being.
    • Limitless creativity is always at my fingertips.
    • I am filled with inspired ideas and unlimited creativity.
    • New and inspired ideas flow to and through me.
    • I am open to the flow of creativity.
    • I am creative, passionate, and inspired. 
    • I live a creative, vibrant, passionate life.
    • My divine creativity knows no limits.
    • I find new ways to express my creativity.
    • I am connected to an endless source of innovation, inspiration, and creativity.
    • I am insightful, intuitive, and imaginative.
    • I possess a brilliant, bold, and creative mind.
    • My imagination is vast, expansive, and endless.
    • My limitless imagination excites me.
    • I embrace creative and imaginative thinking.
    • I allow myself to dream beyond the confines of my physical reality.
    • I have unobscured access to an infinite pool of creative ideas.
    • There is no limit to what my mind can create.
    • My mind is buzzing with new and exciting ideas.
    • I am excited to create.
    • I create from a beautiful state of effortless flow.
    • My endless creativity and incredible imagination bring me so much joy.
    • I am meant to live a creative life.
    • I make space in my life to explore my creativity.
    • I possess beautiful treasures deep within to discover and explore.
    • I am destined to create great things.
    • No idea is ever too big for me to create.
    • I embrace my own greatness.
    • I am a talented and prolific creator.
    • I am worthy of creating incredible things.
    • My creativity brings me deep and infinite joy.
    • I choose to create something beautiful, just for me.
    • My creativity does not have to be productive.
    • Exploring my limitless imagination is always worthwhile.
    • I release all blockages that obscure access to my creativity.
    • I release any and all limiting beliefs about my ability to create.
    • My creativity is always inspired and never forced.
    • I create from a beautiful and joyful flow state.
    • My creative endeavors are meaningful and valued.
    • My creativity inspires others.
    • I am a powerful creator.
    • I am grateful for my vivid imagination and creative mind.
    • Anything I can imagine, I can create.

    Discover over 70 blog posts dedicated to positive affirmations here.

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    How to Create a Meditation Table (A Complete Guide)

    Are you looking to create a sacred space of your own that promotes feelings of tranquility and supports your total well-being? Discover everything you need to create your own meditation table, with over 50 links to tables and decor so you can start creating your perfect meditation table today.

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    How To Create A Meditation Table

    A meditation table is a dedicated sacred space that promotes feelings of peace, calm, and tranquility within. The table itself is usually a small flat surface (i.e. a table, desk, or bench) with space around it for you to sit, meditate, and connect to your innermost self.

    But the physical surface you choose is only half of what makes a meditation table such a profound tool for your spiritual growth.

    Just as important are the objects you choose to set on and around the table.

    I keep my meditation space pretty simple with just a meditation cushion to sit on and some of my favorite crystals and stones (Amethyst, Blue Lace Agate, Celestite, and Clear Quartz) on a small table nearby.

    However, you can add as much or as little as you want here; crystals, candles, dried flowers, books, affirmation cards, and objects that hold significant personal meaning to you are just a start.

    You can also add rugs, cushions, and other textiles to create the feeling of a complete, dedicated sacred space designed to serve and support your total well-being: mind, body, and soul.

    So really, it doesn’t matter what you choose as long as it feels good to you.

    What nourishes your soul? What feeds your spirit? What helps you connect with your truest, most authentic self?

    Think about it this way:

    You spend hours every day living externally–running errands and answering emails and completing to-do lists. Imagine that at the end of the day, you have a safe place where you can pause, breathe, and come home to yourself.

    What does this look like?

    Because that’s what this is really about. Yes, of course, this is a place to meditate. But it’s also so much more.

    You can set your daily intentions here. You can pull affirmation cards. You can write in your gratitude journal.

    Or you can just come here to take a deep breath and place your hand on your heart and breathe.

    The important thing, really, is that it’s yours. Your space to feel safe. Your space to laugh or cry or whatever you need in the moment. Your space to continually come back to yourself, over and over again.

    To help you get started, I’ve linked to items you can use to create your sacred space. I’ve also included answers to frequently asked questions regarding setting up and using meditation tables. You can use the links below to jump to the section you want to learn more about.

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    Meditation Table FAQ

    Does my meditation table have to be a certain size or shape?

    Definitely not! Your meditation table can be as big or as small as you choose. Remember, bigger doesn’t always mean better. If you have only a small corner to dedicate to your sacred space, that’s more than enough. Choose a meditation table that fits your needs; dimensions and aesthetics are completely up to you.

    What do I put on my meditation table?

    Choose items that resonate with you. This meditation table belongs solely to you, and all that matters is the feeling the items bring when you look at and/or touch them.

    You can put as much or as little on your table as you’d like; in fact, you don’t have to put anything on it at all if your soul desires a clean, empty space.

    The most important thing is to choose items that help you to connect with your innermost self and that bring a sense of peace, calm, security, love, and connection with yourself and the world around you.

    How do I set up my meditation table?

    Set up your table in a way that feels calming to you. If you like everything neat and organized, then you might set it up so it looks balanced and orderly. If you think a little messiness is kind of beautiful, then you might let your inner creative take the reins and place items wherever your heart wants them to go. You might also test out a few different setups and pay attention to how each setup makes you feel.

    Ultimately, do what makes you feel good. That’s it. Nothing else matters here.

    How do I use my meditation table?

    When you create your meditation table, take some time to set a purpose and intention for how you want to use this space. You can, of course, meditate in front of your table. You might also choose to come here in the morning to set intentions, recite affirmations, and express gratitude. When you’re seeking answers, this might be a place to look for them within. You might also like to sit at your meditation table after work to release the day and invite a sense of calm and peace into your evening.

    To create your serene meditation table, you first want to start with the foundation on which you’ll be building upon: the table itself.

    You may already have a piece of furniture in your home that would work perfectly for this function. If you’re a DIYer, this is a great opportunity to get creative as you check out local yard sales and thrift stores for the inspiring piece that speaks to you. Sand, stain, paint, or leave it perfectly imperfect: whatever feels right to you.

    If you’re looking for something beautiful and new, the links below offer an array of styles to fit every price range. Just make sure to double check the dimensions to ensure the table fits your space!

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    Items For Your Meditation Table


    There’s something special about being surrounded by books filled with beautiful words that soothe your spirit or delight your imagination. Even just setting a few books on your meditation table can fill you with serenity, inspiration, and creativity. Choose books that reach deep into your soul and speak to you. Below are a few options to get you started. For more inspiration, check out my article on the 11 best mindfulness books and journals to support your journey.

    Inward by Yung Pueblo

    Sacred Woman by Queen Afua

    Dear Universe by Sarah Prout


    If you’re a candle lover like me, then the concept of “too many candles” doesn’t exist. Candles bring a deep sense of calm, tranquility, and peace within. It’s also a powerful meditation practice to stare into the dancing flame of a candle and let it wash over your being.

    Crystals and Stones

    Another thing I’m pretty sure you can never have too many of? Beautiful crystals and healing stones. When choosing crystals and gemstones, you can either pick ones that have specific meanings, or you can simply choose ones that speak to you. If you see a crystal and feel pulled to it, trust your gut. To help you get started, check out these guides on crystals for new beginnings and crystals for manifestation.

    Affirmation Cards

    Affirmation cards are a truly powerful addition to your meditation table or sacred space. One profound practice is to sit at your table every morning, surrounded by quiet and stillness, and pick one card from your affirmation card deck. Read the affirmation, and feel the positive words in every cell of your body. You can also spend a few minutes reflecting on what the words mean to you. I love that this is a practice you can do in five minutes or less that will have a meaningful impact on your entire day.

    Below are a few of my favorite affirmation card decks to help you get started. And for more ideas on what you can do with your deck, check out my guide on how to use affirmation cards.

    Moon Decor

    This is for anyone who feels a deep connection with the moon. If you’d like, you can print out or purchase a moon calendar for the year and incorporate rituals into your routine that correlate with the moon’s phases. (For instance, setting new intentions during the New Moon.) To help you get started, you can check out this moon phase calendar from moonconnection.com.

    Meditation Materials & Decor

    Everyone’s meditation and spirituality practice looks different, so there isn’t a one-size-fits-all product here that will suit everyone. Once again, choose what calls to you.

    Spiritual Decor

    Again, everyone’s spiritual practice looks different. So once again, choose items that feel right to you. Whether that’s a Buddha figurine or a Mother Gaia statue, or something else completely, open your heart to what resonates most to you.

    Cushions, Rugs, and Textiles

    Finally, this last category is all about what’s surrounding your meditation table: meditation cushions and benches, rugs, tapestries, canopies, and anything else you fill your space with. You can turn your meditation table into a loving sacred space where you nurture your mind, body, and spirit.

    And for anyone who might be skeptical of meditation cushions: So. Was. I. And then I tried one, and within five seconds of sitting on it, I was a believer. (I own the exact Florensi meditation cushion I link to below and use it every single day.)

    Have you created your own meditation table? What items do you like to place on and around it? Share your tips for how to use a meditation table to support your mind, body, and soul in the comment box below!

    And for uplifting affirmations, chakra resources, meditation tools, self-love encouragement, and more, be sure to follow me on Pinterest and Instagram!

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    The Law Of Polarity: What It Is And Why It Matters

    In this article, learn about the Law of Polarity, one of the 12 Laws of the Universe. Plus, get journaling questions to help you understand how the Law of Polarity can offer a deeper perspective of your own life.

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    The Beauty Of Contrast

    When I lived in Hawaii for a year, one of the most surprising realizations I had was realizing that I actually kind of missed cold weather.

    Now, if you know me, you know this is a pretty big deal.

    I’m someone who has always lived for warm weather and sunshine. I’m the weird person at the summer barbecue who would rather sit in the sun than in the shade, and the temperature in my apartment is a consistent 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

    To say I don’t like the cold is an understatement. I’ve spent most of my life despising it. I was born for sunshine and summer heat, and I’ve always dreaded the coldness of winter.

    At least, until it was gone.

    During the months of continuous hot days I experienced in Hawaii, something kind of funny started to happen. I realized that I actually kind of missed those cold days when I’d get to stay in my sweats all day and snuggle up on the couch with a mug of something warm.

    I missed the gray, rainy days when I’d feel completely justified doing absolutely nothing at all.

    And I especially missed having a white, snowy Christmas, even though I always assumed Christmas in Hawaii would be a dream.

    To this day, if you ask me what I prefer, I’ll absolutely tell you I’d take bright, sunny days 98% of the time.

    But I can begrudgingly admit that some cold days aren’t so bad, and I know I’d be sad if they didn’t exist at all.

    For many reasons, the contrast of hot days and cold ones is needed, even if we prefer one over the other.

    This is the Law of Polarity.

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    What Is The Law Of Polarity?

    The Law of Polarity states that everything has an opposite, and the existence of these opposites is vital in helping us to gain a deeper perspective of our own lives.

    The example I used above shows you how this law plays out in its most basic form. While I’m clearly on Team Sun, I don’t think I’d want it to be bright and sunny all the time. There’s a reason why cold weather exists.

    Plus, rainy days are good for both the earth and the soul.

    On top of that, the existence of the cold makes me appreciate the sun even more. If all I ever knew was sun, I’d probably take it for granted and eventually get sick of it.

    One way to think about the Law of Polarity is to think of two sides of the same coin, which we typically call Heads and Tails.

    These two sides are forever inextricably linked. As long as you’re holding this coin, there will always be a Heads and a Tails. One cannot exist without the other. And when you need to make a decision and decide to flip a coin, Heads represents one possible outcome and Tails represents its opposite.

    Now, you can pretty much take anything that’s considered an opposite and view it as though they’re opposing sides of the same coin: hot vs. cold, light vs. dark, good vs. evil. All of these things are forever linked together. They’re two sides of the same coin, or opposite sides of the same pole. Because there’s duality in everything, you can’t have one without the other.

    This is the Law of Polarity at its foundation: everything in the world has an opposite. Duality exists in everything.

    And the existence of these opposites is critical to how we understand our lives and the world we live in.

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    Lessons From The Law Of Polarity

    If you had to break the Law of Polarity into its core parts, you might use words like opposites, contrast, and duality.

    Every positive has a negative. Every up has a down. And every day has a night.

    It seems like a simple-enough concept, but what can it teach you?

    Love the Good When You Have It

    Every time I get sick, I think, “I am never going to take for granted the days my body feels healthy again.”

    Actually, I think about this with all the pain I’ve experienced, especially the really big, painful experiences. Like when I crashed mountain biking a couple years ago and ended up in the ER. Or when my body broke out in hives for two weeks after a bad reaction to laundry detergent.

    “I just want my body back,” I remember thinking during both of these instances. “I’ll never take my body for granted again. I promise.”

    Moments of pain and sickness have helped me to truly appreciate my body and all that it does for me.

    And this is one of the greatest miracles of the Law of Polarity—it helps us to value and appreciate all the aspects of our lives we’d likely take for granted if we didn’t experience some kind of contrast.

    A not-so-great relationship often helps you to value and cherish a really good one more fully and deeply. Scholastic or career rejection can help you to love and feel grateful for your successes. Knowing what it’s like to have less money often helps you appreciate having more. There is purpose to all of it. There’s a gift in all of it.

    But still, it’s up to you to find the gift and embrace it for what it is. You get to choose your mindset. You can say, “The universe is always out to get me,” or you can say, “Every experience I’m given is an opportunity for gratitude and growth.”

    These two perspectives are available to you at all times. It’s just up to you to decide which way you want to lean.

    The “Negative” Has Value & Purpose, Too

    For me, this is most clearly shown in my relationship with cold weather. I despised the cold weather until I didn’t have it anymore. Then, I realized that there were things about the cold that I actually liked.

    My favorite way to think about this, though, is in terms of darkness and light.

    Symbolically, light is often used to represent a universal good, while darkness is used to represent a universal bad.

    But “good” and “bad” are just labels we bestow upon ideas and things—there is no moral good or bad when it comes to darkness and light.

    And darkness has value and purpose, just as the light does.

    Darkness is beneficial for the health of the planet as well as our own biological health.

    But it’s not just the darkness of the night that has its benefits. We all carry shadows within us, and often, we try to suppress these shadows or pretend they don’t exist.

    But if you look deeper, you’ll see that your shadows are kind of beautiful, too. Your grief, sadness, pain, and even the moments when you get angry at the universe are all evidence of a life fully lived.

    I’ve found that my inner shadows are usually my greatest teacher. When I step into my darkness, I uncover my innermost thoughts and feelings; this, in turn, helps me to grow and transform.

    When you really dig into the Law of Polarity, you see that often, it isn’t a situation of one side of the coin being “good” while the other is “bad.” Rather, both sides have meaningful value to offer the world.

    You Have To Know What You Don’t Want To Know What You Do Want

    This is one of the greatest lessons we often learn in early romantic relationships. When you first start exploring serious relationships, it’s likely you don’t have a long list of must haves and deal-breakers. This is generally a good thing. Keeping your mind and heart open to multiple possibilities allows you to discover more about yourself and what you want; you may even uncover some unexpected realizations along the way.

    It may be easy to write off the relationships that ended badly as mistakes, but nothing is truly a mistake. Every experience offers an opportunity to learn.

    For instance, maybe you had never thought a lot about political views in a relationship, but after dating someone with polar opposite political views, you’ve realized that you need to be with someone who holds similar views and attitudes. This doesn’t mean you have to agree on everything all the time, but there may be some social and political issues that are especially important to you.

    Or maybe traveling is a priority for you, and you’ve dated someone who isn’t big on traveling. You may not have known just how important this was to you until you dated this person, and now it’s something you know moving forward.

    In many situations, we have to experience what we don’t want in order to truly know what we do want.

    The first time you buy or rent a home, you’ll likely begin to notice an assortment of random “little things” that might bother you, like having only one sink in the master bathroom instead of two. And maybe this isn’t a deal-breaker, but then you start to notice that there isn’t enough storage space to keep all your things.

    Storage space, you realize, is a non-negotiable.

    So now you know that when you rent or buy your next home, you’ll absolutely be making sure that there’s plenty of storage wherever you go.

    Contrast illuminates what’s really important to you. It sheds light on what matters.

    Let the negative situations be teaching experiences to show you what you do and don’t want in your life.

    Going Deeper With The Law Of Polarity

    How can you use this knowledge of the Law of Polarity to gain a deeper understanding of your own life? And how can it help you with any current hardships you’re facing?

    To understand how the Law of Polarity is currently playing out in your life, you have to take a step back and get a wider perspective.

    Think about the different aspects of your life right now: your relationships, your career, your home, your health, your free time, and your habits.

    What’s working? What’s not working? For anything that’s not working, can you pinpoint what exactly it is? What is this experience showing you? What are you learning about yourself and your preferences?

    For anything that you feel isn’t working, don’t judge yourself. In fact, have the perspective that this is a good thing—that it’s an opportunity to learn, grow, and evolve.

    Below are some questions to help you gain an understanding of how the Law of Polarity plays a role in your life. You can journal your answers or simply think about your responses.

    • In what ways have you experienced contrast in romantic relationships? (What you do want vs. What you don’t want)
    • In what ways have you experienced contrast in your career? (What you do want vs. What you don’t want)
    • What other examples of contrast in your life have I experienced?
    • Write about a time when experiencing something you didn’t want helped you to learn what you did want.
    • Write about a time when something went wrong, and this helped you to have more appreciation for when the same thing is going right. (For example, when sickness allowed you to appreciate your healthy body more.)
    • Write about something that you’ve always labeled as bad (i.e., cold weather), but you’ve discovered there’s value and meaning to the existence of this thing.
    • What’s one aspect of my life right now you wish you could change? What is this teaching you? How can you grow through this experience?
    • What’s one aspect of your life right now that’s going really well? Has this aspect of your life always gone well? What did past experiences teach you, and how did they lead to this thing going well right now? (For instance, if you’re in a really great relationship or career right now, did you have a past relationship or job that helped you to see what you didn’t want, leading you to this relationship or career?)

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    100 Positive Affirmations for Women That Actually Work

    In this article, discover 100 positive affirmations for women divided into eight categories: Confidence, Self-Love, Saying No, Facing Adversity, Living a Joyful Life, Faith & Trust, Body & Health, and Relationships. Plus, download your free printable affirmations below.

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    What Is An Affirmation?

    An affirmation is a positive affirming statement that’s designed to boost your self-belief and support your overall well-being: mind, body, and soul.

    The standard format for reciting a positive affirmation is to begin with two simple yet powerful words:

    “I am.”

    For example, here are some commonly used I am affirmations:

    • I am worthy.
    • I am enough.
    • I am strong.
    • I am beautiful.
    • I am whole.
    • I am loved.

    While the standard “I am . . .” formula is the most popular method for creating affirmations, there are a ton of creative ways to formulate an empowering affirmation.

    For instance, here are some other ways you might start an affirmation:

    • I can . . .
    • I accept . . .
    • I believe . . .
    • My (life, heart, body, worthiness) is . . .
    • I release . . .
    • I have . . .
    • All is . . .
    • Everything is . . .
    • I feel . . .

    The best affirmations are always the ones that resonate deeply within. They shouldn’t feel like surface-level words that you’re just saying but don’t really feel are true. The words you recite should connect to the deepest part of you. They should push past the layers of armor you wear to protect yourself from hurt and pain. They should speak to the truth of who you are and cultivate a sense of profound peace within.

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    When To Use Affirmations

    One of my favorite things about affirmations is that they can be used pretty much any time and any place. For instance, you can make it a habit to recite a few empowering affirmations every morning when you roll out of bed. You can recite them in the shower, during your morning commute, while you’re working out, as you’re standing in line at the grocery store, and whenever you have a few quiet moments of peace.

    So there really is no “right” place or time to use affirmations. Find a practice that works best for you.

    In the beginning, you might need to make it a consistent habit to remind yourself to use affirmations. If you find that you’re having a hard time remembering to recite affirmations, you can set up phone reminders during the day so you don’t forget.

    Another great practice is to write empowering affirmations on post-it notes and stick them in places you’ll see throughout the day.

    I mentioned some of these above, but here’s a list of places and times when you might find it useful to use affirmations:

    • Upon waking up in the morning
    • In the shower
    • Getting ready for work
    • While driving/commuting
    • Working out
    • Taking your dog on a walk
    • Cooking dinner
    • In your daily journaling entry
    • Standing in line at the grocery store
    • Brushing your teeth
    • Settling down to sleep
    • Before (and during) a big event
    • Whenever you find yourself being overly self-critical

    I firmly believe that when it comes to any self-care practice, whether it’s using affirmations, meditating, working out, or even allowing yourself an evening of rest, it’s when we feel like we don’t have time that we usually need these things the most.

    So if you feel like you’re too busy for affirmations, see if you can take just a few moments to step back. Breathe. Then, find the words that you need most in that moment and affirm them to yourself.

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    How To Make Affirmations Work

    Affirmations aren’t difficult to use in your daily life, but there are a few key tips and tricks to making affirmations work so that you’re actually getting the most out of them. Here are some best practices for using affirmations.

    Stay In The Present Tense

    The reason “I am” statements have become the cornerstone of most affirmation practices is because they’re firmly rooted in the present tense. When you say, “I am worthy,” you’re affirming that you are worthy right now, just as you are. It’s not, “I was worthy before I got that bad grade on that test.” And it’s also not, “I will finally be worthy when I get hired for my dream job.” You are worthy right now. Always.

    Feel The Positive Emotions

    An affirmation isn’t just about the words you’re reciting. The emotions behind the words are just as important. These positive emotions shouldn’t feel superficial. The confidence and strength you feel when you say an empowering affirmation should come from a deep inner power. Whether you say the words silently or out loud, breathe them into your body and let them fill every cell of your being.

    Don’t Force It

    And to go with the bulletpoint above, an affirmation only truly works if you believe what you’re saying. The truth is, not all affirmations are going to resonate, and that’s okay. Don’t force yourself into reciting an affirmation because you feel like you’re “supposed” to. You’ll know whether the words are right for you by the way they make you feel.

    Use Modifications

    Now, there may be some affirmations you really do want to recite with confidence, but something isn’t clicking.

    Maybe you realize that deep down, you don’t really believe the words. And that’s okay.

    Think of it this process like climbing a ladder.

    Let’s use this affirmation as an example: “I am beautiful, ravishing, and radiant.”

    Maybe you try to say it, but the words don’t feel super comfortable for you. You notice doubts popping up in the back of your mind. First, don’t judge yourself. This doesn’t mean anything is wrong with you. Know that this is totally normal.

    In these situations, I like to modify the affirmations to work for me. One of my favorite modifiers is to use the phrase, “I am open to . . .” So in this situation, you might say, “I am open to seeing myself as beautiful, ravishing, and radiant.

    Use your modification for a while until you feel ready to take the next step. Maybe the next rung on the ladder is, “I am starting to see how beautiful, ravishing, and radiant I truly am.

    You can take as many steps up the ladder as you need before you reach the original affirmation. This is your journey, so you get to set the pace.

    Here are some of my favorite modifiers for affirmations:

    • “I am open to . . .”
    • “I am willing to . . .”
    • “I am learning how . . .”
    • “I am becoming . . .”

    Positive Affirmations For Women

    Are you ready for your affirmations?

    Below, you’ll find 100 positive affirmations for women, divided into eight categories: Confidence, Self-Love, Saying No, Facing Adversity, Living a Joyful Life, Faith & Trust, Body & Health, and Relationships.

    As you read through these affirmations, notice which ones resonate the most with you. You can repeat these affirmations either in your head or out loud.

    Affirmations For Confidence

    • I am competent, capable, and strong.
    • I am equipped with all the tools I need to succeed.
    • I achieve my goals. I overcome my challenges. I live with passion.
    • I release the storylines holding me back. I can do anything.
    • Every day, I become more confident, compassionate, and courageous.
    • I am worthy of being chosen.
    • I am fearless in the pursuit of what sets my soul on fire.
    • I am capable of surpassing all my expectations and achieving everything I set my mind to (and more).
    • I wake up today feeling confident, strong, and empowered.
    • I’ve come this far, and I want to see what happens when I don’t give up.
    • I am the only one who can determine my self-worth.
    • I am ready, willing, and able to have everything I want.
    • The world needs my light. I am unafraid to shine.
    • I am capable, strong, worthy, and always enough.
    • I can achieve whatever I set my mind to.
    • I can and I will.

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    Affirmations For Self-Love

    • I fully love and embrace who I am now, even as I continue to grow.
    • I am proud of who I am.
    • I release anything that doesn’t support my highest good.
    • I am fully and unconditionally loved for being exactly the person I am right now.
    • I am open to rediscovering myself for who I am now, not who I was.
    • I stay true to my authentic self. I will never abandon myself.
    • I am always deserving of love.
    • I honor my heart. I honor my energy. I honor who I am.
    • The world needs more of me, not less.
    • My love for myself is bold, fierce, and unconditional.
    • I am far stronger than I realize.
    • I choose authenticity over perfection.
    • I am a caring, compassionate, loving human being, and I am doing the best I can. And that is enough.

    Check out 75 self-love affirmations (with a free printable!) to celebrate your worthiness.

    Affirmations For Saying No

    • I am allowed to say no to things that do not serve my highest good.
    • I am allowed to say no to anything that doesn’t support my ultimate wellbeing.
    • I am allowed to say no, and I don’t have to give a reason.
    • When I say no to anything that doesn’t support my wellbeing, I’m saying yes to myself.
    • I give myself permission to do what is right for me.
    • Saying no does not make me a bad person.
    • The people who love me want me to be happy, and they will support me no matter my decision.
    • No is not a four-letter word.
    • My no deserves respect, whether or not I give a reason.

    Affirmations For Facing Adversity

    • I may stumble, but I never stay on the ground.
    • I may make mistakes, but I don’t quit.
    • All experiences I encounter shape me to be the highest version of myself.
    • I am able to find lessons in my losses.
    • I am grateful for adversity because it allows me to grow.
    • There is a benefit and an opportunity in every experience I have.
    • My strength is greater than any struggle.
    • I use failure as a stepping to success.
    • Even when something doesn’t happen how I wanted, I know I’m on the right path.
    • I choose to find hopeful and optimistic ways to look at obstacles and roadblocks.
    • All of my problems have solutions.
    • I rise in the face of adversity.
    • I am resilient.

    Affirmations For A Joyful Life

    • I hold the key to my own happiness.
    • I embrace the miracles, magic, and adventures of today.
    • Regardless of my external circumstances, I choose to cultivate happiness within.
    • Today, I allow myself to live in the moment and release any worries about the past or future.
    • I am creating the life of my dreams.
    • I am at peace with my past. I am in love with my present.
    • I stand in the joy that I cultivate from within.
    • I allow myself to dream big, knowing I am always worthy.
    • I deserve infinite joy. Infinite joy is my birthright.
    • I deserve to live a joyful, vibrant, passionate life.
    • I vibrate positive, loving, abundant energy, and I attract this same energy in return.
    • Life is beautiful. I have time. There is no rush.
    • Happiness is my birthright. I choose to be happy. I deserve to be happy.

    Affirmations For Faith & Trust

    • Love, courage, and faith are my superpowers, and they will carry me as far as I want to go.
    • I trust that everything I need comes to me at exactly the right place and time.
    • Everything is unfolding for me in perfect timing. I release worry and choose to trust.
    • I am trusting. What’s meant for me is already mine. I am exactly where I’m meant to be.
    • All that I seek I can find within me.
    • I know these dreams were put in my heart for a reason. I trust my path.
    • I trust my inner knowing in the face of uncertainty.
    • I choose faith over fear and peace over perfection.
    • I trust and believe that everything is always working out for my highest good.

    Looking for more? Discover 40 beautiful affirmations for faith, hope, and trust.

    Affirmations For Body & Health

    • I am grateful for this body and all that it is capable of.
    • No matter what, my body is always worthy of love and respect.
    • My body is my home, and I promise to always build it up and never tear it down.
    • My body is a gift.
    • I honor my body by trusting the signals that it sends me.
    • I love the strong, powerful, divine human staring back at me in the mirror.
    • I am radiant when I smile.
    • I am strong in mind, body, and spirit.
    • I feel safe in my body.
    • I make healthy choices for my body that are rooted in love.
    • I am allowed to take up space.
    • I am open to loving my body and seeing all of its beauty.
    • I am radiant. I am stunning. I am beautiful.

    Want more uplifting affirmations for your body and health? Discover 42 body-positive affirmations for total self-acceptance. Plus, get 50 positive workout affirmations to affirm your strength before, during, and after your workout.

    Affirmations For Relationships

    • I am worthy of beautiful friendships and lasting relationships.
    • I am surrounded by people who love me just as I am.
    • I find love everywhere I look.
    • My presence is delightful to others.
    • I am loved for all my flaws and imperfections.
    • I deserve a partner who loves, honors, and respects me.
    • No matter what, I always deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.
    • I am worthy of being cherished, treasured, and adored.
    • I am worthy of true and lasting love.
    • Unconditional love is my birthright.
    • I seek connection, not validation, from others.
    • I am free to be my true and authentic self in all my relationships.
    • My friendships are fun, joyful, and rooted in pure, unconditional love.
    • Love is my birthright, and I will not settle for less than I deserve.
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    Free Printable Affirmations

    Save the images below to keep them handy on your phone or laptop, or print to hang them up on your fridge or in your office.

    And if you want to download the entire PDF file of these images, just click here. This digital file is completely free for your personal use. I just ask that if you do share this file on your website or social media, you link back to this website or tag me.

    And finally, no newsletter signup is required to access this free printable. But I do definitely encourage you to sign up for my newsletter, as I send a free printable affirmation calendar to my subscribers at the beginning of each month.

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  • 12 laws of the universe
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    What are the 12 Laws of the Universe? (A Complete Guide)

    In this post, learn about the 12 Laws of the Universe and how they can help you create a life of true joy, love, freedom, and abundance.

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    What Are the 12 Laws of the Universe?

    You’ve likely heard of the Law of Attraction. The belief that like attracts like has inspired millions (judging by the over 30 million copies of The Secret that have been sold) to take control of their lives through the power of their own vibration.

    In the most basic sense, the Law of Attraction works like this: if you approach your daily life emitting feelings of joy, love, and positivity, you receive experiences in your life that mirror these emotions.

    But if you’re constantly negative and believe that nothing ever works out for you, you’ll continue to receive experiences that reflect this belief.

    Essentially, your outward world reflects your inner energy.

    Most people learn about the Law of Attraction and stop there. But this is a mistake.

    Because the Law of Attraction is only one piece of a much bigger puzzle.

    You see, the Law of Attraction is just one of just one of 12 spiritual laws that are all inextricably linked. When you live in alignment with all 12 of these laws, you feel a greater sense of purpose and are able to see how all experiences serve your highest good. These laws also guide you in creating your truest, most authentic, most abundant life.

    For instance, the Law of Attraction doesn’t really work if you’re not also taking meaningful action to create the life you want to live. You can’t just sit around wishing for good things to show at your doorstep. That’s where the Law of Inspired Action comes in. (More on this below.)

    Just as I discussed in my post on the 12 Laws of Karma, these laws aren’t mean to restrict or limit your freedom. It’s actually the very opposite. They’re meant to set you free.

    When you live in alignment with the 12 universal laws, you feel a deeper sense of empathy and compassion for others. You understand your own power in creating the fulfilling life you desire, and you’re able to feel deeper gratitude and appreciation for all that you have. You feel aligned with your purpose and are able to navigate the balance between work and rest.

    These 12 universal laws help you to create more joy, love, peace, and prosperity in your daily life.

    Below, I go in-depth on each of the 12 Laws of the Universe and how they can serve you in your daily life. As you read through these laws, I encourage you to approach them with an open heart and open mind. You might even choose to journal about each of these laws and how they connect to your own life.

    The 12 Laws of the Universe

    Law of Divine Oneness

    The Law of Divine Oneness states that everything and everyone is intrinsically connected to one another as we all come from the same source.

    You have a substantial impact on the world with every word you say, thought you think, belief you hold, and action you take. Sometimes, you’ll gain an understanding of how your words and actions affect others, and other times, you may never fully become aware of how something you said or did had a ripple effect in the universe.

    This is the foundational law of the universe, and it’s rooted in empathy and compassion. As you gain awareness of how you’re intrinsically connected to all beings, you cultivate more empathy for others. You’re able to release anger and negative feelings toward another because you inherently understand that they are no different from you. We are all one.

    Law of Vibration

    The Law of Vibration states that everything and every being is in a constant state of vibration, always emitting frequencies and energies that often aren’t seen on the surface. Everything is always in constant motion.

    Take a look around you: every object you can see is emitting a certain frequency. Some are higher frequencies and some are lower. Next time you walk outside, look up at the sky. The sun carries its own energy. So do the cars on the road. And the trees. And even the phone and wallet you’re carrying.

    Now look within. You, too, are emitting a vibrational frequency. This frequency can and often does change. And once you understand that you possess your own vibrational frequency, you realize you have the power to tune your frequency to a higher vibration.

    The vibrational frequency you emit has a profound effect on your daily experience. When you operate at a higher frequency, you invite a greater sense of purpose and fulfillment into your world.

    Law of Correspondence

    Have you ever heard of the phrase, “The universe continues to deliver to you the same lesson until you learn it”? The Law of Correspondence states that patterns continue to repeat in the universe on both grand and small scales.

    Look at recurring patterns in your own life. Do you feel like you continually have bad luck with dating? Have you tried and tried to be successful in a specific endeavor to no avail? Do you ever feel like the universe is out to get you?

    The patterns we experience are directly correlated to our inner worlds. This means that what you’re experiencing in your outer world is a mirror of your own inner world. You have the power to change your lived experiences in your outer world by changing your inner world.

    If your life has felt particularly chaotic recently, consider the ways in which you may be experiencing chaos within. To release the external chaos and invite more peace into your life, seek to cultivate peace inside you first.

    Law of Attraction

    Chances are, you may already know a bit about the Law of Attraction as this is undoubtedly the most well-known of the universal laws. The Law of Attraction states that like attracts like; the vibrations, beliefs, and emotions we put out into the world are what we receive in our lived experiences.

    If you approach your daily life emitting feelings of joy, love, and positivity, you receive experiences in your life that mirror these emotions. But if you maintain a negative attitude in which you always consider yourself the victim and claim that nothing ever works out for you, you’ll continue to receive experiences that reflect this belief.

    I do always think it’s important to note that the Law of Attraction is not an invitation to engage in toxic positivity. You do not have to force yourself to suppress negative emotions and pretend you’re happy when you’re feeling sad or disappointed or angry.

    You can feel sad sometimes but still believe in your heart that everything is working out for your highest good. You can have a bad day while also knowing that it will pass. When you experience these emotions, explore them with gentleness and compassion, and ask yourself, “What can I learn from this experience? In what ways is this experience serving my highest good?”

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    Law of Inspired Action

    The Law of Inspired Action is inextricably connected to the Law of Attraction and is often the overlooked step that may cause some to claim that the Law of Attraction “doesn’t work.”

    The Law of Inspired Action states that you must take real, actionable, inspired steps in order to achieve your goals and invite your manifestations into your life.

    But what exactly is an inspired step? An inspired step is action derived from your inner knowing. It’s when something deep within calls you to take action, even when it doesn’t make sense. Inspired action is based on surrendering to the guidance of the universe and listening to the call of your inner knowing.

    Let’s use dating as an example. You want to attract love into your life, so you choose to vibrate at the frequency of joy, love, and all the positive feelings you associate with finding the love of your life. You go out every weekend, believing this is the best way to meet someone.

    However, deep down, your inner knowing is telling you to sign up for an online dating website.

    You resist the idea because you really wanted to meet someone “the old fashioned way.” Going out every weekend is an action, but signing up for that online dating profile would be inspired action because it stems from a deep inner knowing within.

    Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy

    This one has arguably the most confusing title, so let’s break it down:

    • Perpetual: constant, everlasting, without end
    • Transmutation: the act of changing/being changed from one form into another

    The Law of Perpetual Transmutation states that energetically, everything in the universe is constantly fluctuating and changing from one form to another. Most of the time, you don’t see these changes because they’re happening at a cellular level.

    Here’s what you need to know about this law: your vibrational frequency has the power to affect another’s, and another’s vibrational frequency can affect yours. If a coworker comes to your cubicle and starts complaining, their negativity can affect your own energy. You don’t see your energy changing, but you can feel it; one moment, you were having a great day, and the next, you feel frustrated and dejected. On the other hand, your positive energy can lift up your coworker’s and help their day become a little brighter.

    The key here is understanding how another’s energy can affect your own and vice versa; once you understand this power, you can use it to protect yourself from negative energy and uplift those around you.

    Law of Cause and Effect

    This law is exactly as it sounds, and if you’re familiar with Newton’s Third Law of Motion, you’re likely already putting the pieces together. The Law of Cause and Effect states that all actions have corresponding reactions, or consequences. (The word “consequences” tends to have a negative connotation, but consequences can be positive, too).

    When you donate money to a person or organization in need with a sincere heart, this kindness will come back to you, even though you may not always see it right away. Similarly, if you lie, cheat, or steal, you will eventually feel these effects, even if not immediately.

    This law is directly tied to the Great Law, the first of the 12 Laws of Karma.

    Law of Compensation

    The Law of Compensation is often tied to the phrase, “You reap what you sow.” This can have both a positive and negative connotation, and the idea is pretty closely tied to the concepts in the Law of Attraction and the Law of Cause and Effect. (What you put out is what you receive.)

    So how does this law differ from the other laws it’s connected to?

    I like to think of it as this: compensation can come in many forms, both good and bad. And often, what may appear good on the surface can really be a negative thing, and what can appear negative on the surface can be a positive thing.

    For instance, say you’ve been trying to manifest a specific job. If you don’t get the job, you may feel like your manifestation has failed, but what if this job wasn’t as good as it seemed? The universe may be saving you from negative experiences and toxic energy tied to this job.

    Or maybe you do get the job, but you lied and deceived in order to get it. Soon, you realize that the job that you believed would change your life is changing it, but it’s for the worse rather than for the better.

    Again, this comes back to the idea that you reap what you sow. Did you lie and deceive to get that job? You may still get it, but it won’t be the glamorous and awesome position you believed it to be.

    Law of Relativity

    The Law of Relativity states that everything is neutral. When we label something as good or bad, rich or poor, or enough or not enough, it’s only because our perspective is influenced by our personal experiences and relationships.

    For instance, one person may think making $20 an hour is a huge amount because they have only made lesser amounts in the past, and they’ve adapted their lifestyle to fit their average paychecks. However, for another, $20 an hour could be a huge pay decrease because they’ve always made significantly more, and they’ve adapted their lifestyle to higher paychecks.

    For one person, an 1,800 square-foot house could be considered huge because they grew up in smaller houses, but for another, 1,800 square feet might be deemed small because they’ve always had twice the space.

    So is $20 an hour a lot or a little? Is 1,800 square feet big or small? Neither—they’re both neutral.

    The labels we put on these experiences are relative to our personal lived experiences.

    The important thing here is to remain mindful of your biases and the labels you put on different experiences. When you’re slipping into a state of feeling like you don’t have enough, you can shift your perspective and view your situation from someone who has less than you. This can help you see that you do, in fact, have plenty, allowing you to feel more gratitude and appreciation in your daily life.

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    Law of Polarity

    The Law of Polarity states that everything has an opposite, and the existence of these opposites is vital in helping us to gain a deeper perspective of our own lives.

    This law is all about embracing contrast in your life; the bad times help you to appreciate the good. A bad relationship may help you to appreciate a good one (and to know what you’re looking for moving forward). Rainy days help you appreciate the sunny ones, and too much sun can help you appreciate the rain.

    I always think of the quote, “In order to love your life, you can’t hate the experiences that shaped you.” For instance, in my own personal life, I’ve had past failures and rejections as a writer that felt really difficult at the time. However, living through these experiences has made me appreciate my successes even more. And I don’t hate that I had these experiences, because I understand that they all served my growth.

    Law of Rhythm

    The Law of Rhythm states that everything comes in cycles, and nothing stays in one state forever. This can most easily be seen in the changing of seasons. Summer eventually gives way to fall, which turns into winter, which turns into spring, and eventually, it’s summer again.

    This also manifests in ways that aren’t always as easy to see unless you step back to get a wider perspective. Are you experiencing hardships in your life? Those hardships won’t last forever. When you understand that this is just where you are in a cycle, and that this hardship isn’t a permanent state, you’re able to cultivate more calmness and peace within.

    It’s also important to pay attention to your own inner rhythm, and to flow with this rhythm instead of against it. For instance, maybe you’re feeling tired and need a break from the stress of daily life. Instead of trying to ignore these feelings, you can choose to accept your own inner rhythm, possibly by taking a social media break and instead spending time in nature.

    Law of Gender

    The Law of Gender states there are two types of energy: masculine and feminine. In order to live a fulfilling, joyful, purpose-driven life, we must achieve a balance between these two energies.

    Masculine energy is tied to hustling, achieving, and doing. Feminine energy is tied to surrendering, allowing, and just being. Neither energy is better or worse than the other. When you find a balance between the two, you’re able to live your truest, most authentic life.

    Here, it’s also important to listen to your inner rhythm. For instance, if you’ve been in hustle mode for too long, your inner being may tell you it’s time to step back for a while and allow yourself to just be.

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    Affirmations,  Self Love

    35 Saturday Affirmations To Embrace Rest & Self-Care

    In this article, discover 35 Saturday affirmations to embrace rest, relaxation, and self-care. Let these gentle and loving affirmations support your journey and remind you that you are infinitely worthy of the time you spend taking care of your mind, body, and soul.

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    Self-Care Saturdays

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    You are allowed to slow down.

    You work hard all week to finish your to-do lists while meeting deadlines and tackling unexpected challenges that arise throughout the day. You pour your energy into taking care of others. You give so much of yourself to the outer world every single day.

    Now, it’s time to let your inner being take a soulful sigh of relief.

    Maybe you don’t automatically get a break just because it’s the weekend. You may still have chores to complete, people to take care of, and errands to run. But it’s still important to remember that you, yourself, deserve your own time, care, and attention.

    You deserve to be put at the top of your priority list every once in a while.

    You deserve to be seen, heard, felt, and acknowledged.

    So even if it’s just for an hour or two, I hope you pencil in time for yourself to practice self-care. This may look different week-to-week. One week, self-care might look like a nice bubble bath and a good book. The next week, self-care might look like going out to dinner with good friends.

    To know what type of self-care would best serve you, ask yourself, “What does my soul need today?”

    Maybe it’s time to yourself. Maybe it’s time with others. Maybe it’s laughter. Maybe it’s a little extra gentle self-love and self-compassion.

    Whatever it may be, find the thing you need most and give it to yourself.

    And always remember, self-care isn’t selfish. This is a kindness for yourself and others. Because when you take care of yourself, you’re able to offer your full, authentic self to the people you love.

    Below, you’ll find 35 Saturday affirmations for rest, relaxation, and self-care. Let these affirmations remind you that you are always, always worthy of the time and attention you so willingly offer to others.

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    Saturday Affirmations

    • Today, I make space for myself and honor my needs.
    • I wake up today with a grateful heart and peaceful mind.
    • I am grateful for my strong heart, healthy mind, and radiant spirit.
    • I give myself permission to do what is right for me.
    • My mind, body, and soul are my top priorities.
    • I am allowed to put myself first.
    • I am allowed to say no to anything that doesn’t serve my highest good.
    • I let go of worries that drain my energy.
    • I make space in my life for silence.
    • Practicing self-care is the kindest thing I can do for myself and my loved ones.
    • When I serve myself first, I am better equipped to serve others.
    • Self-care is not selfish; it is a kindness for myself and others.
    • I give myself permission to rest.
    • I lovingly nurture my mind, body, and spirit.
    • I succeed and thrive when I feel rested and fulfilled.
    • Today’s rest is tomorrow’s success.
    • I embrace rest, relaxation, fun, and play.
    • I create positive habits that support my mind, body, and soul.
    • Every choice I make is based in self-care and self-love.
    • I am fueled by hope, optimism, and positivity.
    • I relax, let go, and know that everything is working out in my favor.
    • I am worthy of living a joyful, vibrant, passionate life.
    • I choose happiness, and happiness chooses me.
    • I surrender all heaviness within and allow the universe to give me what I need.
    • I deserve the same love and attention that I so willingly offer to others.
    • I take care of the future by taking care of the present moment.
    • I have the power to create profound positive change in my life.
    • I am choosing to show up for myself, today and every day.
    • All the positive energy I put out into the world, I get back tenfold.
    • I deserve to live the truest, most beautiful life I can imagine for myself.
    • I deserve true happiness each and every day.
    • I create everflowing abundance through joy, gratitude, and self-love.
    • I am allowing myself to live in the moment and release any worries about the past or future.
    • In this moment, I am exactly where I am meant to be.
    • I have everything I need to create a beautiful day today.
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    The Best 24 Shadow Work Journal Prompts For Real Healing

    In this article, discover the meaning of shadow work, plus get 24 profound shadow work journal prompts to connect to your innermost self and begin the journey of deep healing and growth.

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    What Is Shadow Work?

    We all have parts of ourselves that we keep hidden—from friends, from strangers, and even from ourselves.

    These are the aspects of our inner beings that we suppress and neglect, exiling to a deep corner hidden inside ourselves where no one can access.

    Often, we label these hidden pieces of our own inner being as wrong.

    This label may come from childhood, when you were told by an adult that something you did or said was bad. Maybe you put yourself out there, wanting to impress an adult, and they reacted in a way that you perceived as negatively. In turn, this caused you to feel shame and embarrassment.

    And no longer wanting to ever feel that depth of pain again, you locked away this part of you so that nobody would ever be able to cut you so deeply ever again.

    We go to great lengths to protect ourselves. We hide the things we deem as being unflattering. We don’t like to expose our shadows out of fear of being judged, ridiculed, and abandoned.

    But the truth is, we all have a darker side within us. We all experience anger, pain, and other feelings we label as negative.

    Shadow work is the practice of gently acknowledging and bringing these hidden parts of yourself back to the surface. Instead of viewing yourself as a hundred different puzzle pieces, some lost and hidden, you see that you’re the whole puzzle. It’s embracing your wholeness—the entirety of who you are.

    The light. The dark. The difficult and vulnerable. All of it.

    Because all parts of you are worthy of your own love and attention.

    Shadow work isn’t easy, though, and I definitely recommend preparing yourself fully before diving straight in. Scott Jeffrey offers a great guide to shadow work to learn more.

    Make sure you’re in a stable place mentally, emotionally, and spiritually before you begin working through these shadow work journal prompts.

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    Getting Started With Shadow Work Journal Prompts

    Before we get to the journal prompts, I want to make an important note on how to approach your journaling session.

    Shadow work can trigger a lot of feelings and thoughts within. And very likely, you’re going to be hard on yourself. You’ll criticize your answers. You’ll tell yourself you should somehow learn to be better.

    Before you begin answering any of these questions, make a promise to yourself to refrain from self-criticism. The path to healing isn’t paved in self-judgment but in deep and profound self-compassion.

    If it helps, you can write on the top of your paper, “I will be kind to myself today.”

    Know that this really, truly isn’t about being perfect. It’s about acknowledging all parts of yourself, including the parts that you may neglect and bury deep within. You don’t have to do anything immediately to change or heal those parts of you.

    Right now, just showing those parts of yourself that they are seen, acknowledged, and safe is enough.

    Shadow Work Journal Prompts

    • What are my pet peeves? Where do I think these pet peeves may have stemmed from?
    • What personality traits bother me? What behaviors get under my skin? Do I possess any of these personality traits or behaviors?
    • What external experiences trigger a negative reaction within me? Why do I think I react negatively to these experiences?
    • Have I ever offered my authentic self to another and been rejected? How did this make me feel?
    • What was I like as a child? Is there any aspect of my childlike self that I’ve lost touch with that I miss? What caused me to lose touch with this part of me?
    • Did I experience any embarrassing or difficult situations when I was younger that had a profound effect on me? How do I feel when I think about that experience now?
    • Do I try to hide any parts of myself from others? Why do I hide these parts of me?
    • What personality traits do I notice in others that I wish I had? How do I feel when I’m around people with these traits?
    • If I could change one part of myself, what would I change? (Now, challenge yourself to see if you can find at least one positive aspect of this part of you. Could this thing you don’t like be beneficial in any way?)
    • What’s one of my greatest weaknesses? In what ways could this weakness be a strength?
    • What emotions do I typically avoid feeling? (i.e. anger, resentment, sadness, grief) What do I think will happen if I allow myself to feel these emotions?
    • Have I ever felt wronged by someone? How has that experience affected me?
    • Think about a time when you felt wronged, betrayed, or let down. Write a letter to the person who caused these feelings.
    • Have I ever wronged, betrayed, or let down another person? Have I forgiven myself for what I did?
    • Think about a time you wronged, betrayed, or let down another person. Write a letter to yourself, forgiving yourself for this experience.
    • Think about a time you wronged, betrayed, or let down another person. Write a letter to that person, asking for their forgiveness.
    • What do I carry inside me that still needs to be healed? How can I take the first step to healing?
    • What parts of myself do I neglect, ignore, and/or suppress? Why have I neglected these parts of myself? What would happen if I showed these aspects of my inner self a little more attention?
    • Have I noticed any negative patterns that keep appearing in my life? What do I need to do to break this cycle?
    • In what ways do I ghost myself? Do I ignore my own feelings, thoughts, needs, or desires? How does it feel to ghost myself?
    • Think about some of the negative emotional reactions you’ve had over the past week. Is there a theme that ties these reactions together? If there’s one thing that particularly bothers you, is it possible that you see this bothersome thing reflected in yourself? (For instance, if narcissism triggers an especially powerful reaction in you, do you have any narcissistic tendencies that you try to hide from others?)
    • Write a letter to yourself, from Fear. What does Fear want to tell you?
    • Write a letter to yourself, from Shame. What does Shame want to tell you?
    • Write a letter to yourself, from your shadow. What does your shadow want to tell you?
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    8 Powerful Manifestation Games To Attract Your Desires

    In this article, discover 8 powerful manifestation games to attract your desires and help you manifest the life of your deepest, most heartfelt dreams.

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    What Is Manifestation?

    Manifestation—which goes hand-in-hand with the Law of Attraction—is the practice of consciously tuning your energy to the frequency of your desires, thus attracting more experiences into your life that match this energetic frequency.

    So how exactly does this work?

    Take a moment to notice how you’re feeling right now. What’s the dominant feeling in your body? Maybe you’re feeling a little bored. Maybe you’re content and at peace. Or maybe life feels a little shaky right now, and you’re feeling overwhelmed by stress and worry as a result.

    Now, imagine that you have a bubble around you. This is your energetic field. That dominant feeling you possess is also the current dominant energetic frequency of this field.

    So if you’re currently feeing content and peaceful, your energetic bubble is vibrating at the frequency of contentment and peace.

    If you’re stressed and worried, then these are the feelings taking up your energetic field.

    You may have heard the phrase, “What you put out, you get back.” This is also the foundational law (The Great Law, or Law of Cause and Effect) for the 12 Laws of Karma: The energy you put out into the world is what comes back to you, whether you’re conscious of it or not.

    This law applies to your energetic field. Let’s say you have a decent job and a nice place to live, but no matter how much you have, it’s never enough. If “never enough” (i.e. lack and scarcity) is your dominant vibration, you’ll constantly attract experiences that center around never having enough.

    But if you embody the energy of gratitude and abundance, you attract experiences that bring you even more reasons to feel grateful and abundant.

    So in manifestation, you’re consciously tuning your energetic frequency to match the vibration of what you want to attract.

    If you want to attract romantic love, you can emit the energy of love and connection, before that perfect partner has entered your life. If you want to attract financial prosperity, you can embody the energy of already being wealthy and abundant, even before you see any changes to your bank account.

    By matching your vibration to these good-feeling things, you become a magnet for the very thing you want to show up in your life.

    I have lots of articles on manifestation throughout this site, so if you want to learn more, I definitely encourage you to check them all out here. You can also find more resources to support your manifestations in my online shop.

    Below, you’ll find 8 powerful manifestation games to attract your desires. And for even more information, you can click the corresponding links in each section to read full articles on how to practice each manifesting method.

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    Manifestation Games

    Abundance Checks

    Abundance checks (or cheques) are blank checks that you can use to aid you in manifesting financial prosperity. You can find free digital abundance checks online, create your own, or use checks from your own checkbook for this practice.

    On your check, you’ll write the amount of money you want to manifest and put your own name on the payee line. You’ll also date it for either today’s date or a date in the future. On the memo line, you can write down what this money is for (i.e. “Dream home”) or why you’re receiving this money (“For being your beautiful, authentic self”).

    Finally, where is this money coming from? Sign the check from the Universe. If you’re using a free digital abundance check, the signature line may already come pre-filled.

    Once your check is filled out, know that your manifestation is done. The money is coming. You can release your worries and align with the positive feelings of having this money right now.

    Here are some ways you can use your abundance check to amplify your manifestations:

    • Store it in your wallet, and each time you see your check in there, feel all the positive emotions of having that amount of money right now.
    • Hang it up on a bulletin board and take some time to look at it each day. Visualize the experience of receiving this amount of money, and tune your energy to the frequency of pure abundance.
    • Place it in a drawer, a lockbox, or somewhere safe. Surrender your desires to the universe, and walk forward in faith and trust.

    Want to learn more? Check out my full guide to abundance checks, including free printable abundance checks you can start using today.

    Pillow Method For Manifestation

    The directions to follow for the pillow method are fairly simple and straightforward:

    Write an affirmation on a piece of paper and place that paper under your pillow for a set amount of days. Let that affirmation be the last thing you think about as you fall asleep, allowing it to sink into your subconscious brain.

    Let go, surrender control, and allow the Universe to deliver your manifestation into your physical experience.

    The affirmation you use for this practice is going to be what I call a future pacing affirmation.

    These are affirmations in which you state that what you want to manifest is already yours.

    For instance, if you want to manifest financial prosperity, you might write something like, “Financial abundance continually flows my way through multiple streams of income.” You could also write, “I am financially free with a limitless abundance of wealth and prosperity.”

    Here are the exact directions to follow. To learn more about this manifestation game and get some tips for how to make it work, be sure to check out my full article here.

    1. Decide what you want to manifest.
    2. Create a powerful future pacing affirmation rooted in your desire. Write this affirmation on a piece of paper.
    3. Place the piece of paper under your pillow.
    4. Before you fall asleep at night, visualize having your desire in the present moment, feeling all the positive emotions of having what you want to manifest.
    5. Continue for 7 to 10 days, or until it feels right to remove it.
    6. Let go. Surrender control to the Universe. Trust. Receive.

    55×5 Manifestation Method

    The 55×5 (also written as 5×55 or 555) Manifestation Method is another manifestation game that’s fairly straightforward: it simply requires you to choose an affirmation, then write down that affirmation 55 times in a row for 5 days straight.

    The affirmation you choose is going to be another future pacing affirmation, like the one I described above. Specifically, you’re going to focus on something that you want to manifest soon and phrase this affirmation as if it’s already come true.

    Here are a few examples:

    • I am so happy and grateful for the extra $1,000 I received this week!
    • I’m so grateful the sellers accepted my offer on my dream house!
    • I can’t believe I’m going on my dream vacation to Hawaii!

    So using the first example above, on the first day, you’ll write this sentence 55 times in a row (in one sitting): “I am so happy and grateful for the extra $1,000 I received this week!”

    On day two, you’ll again write that same sentence 55 times in a row in one sitting.

    Days 3, 4, and 5: same thing.

    The key here is to allow yourself to feel all the positive emotions as if your desired manifestation has already come true. So if you’re affirming that you received $1,000 this week, vibrate at the frequency of financial prosperity and abundance. See if you can carry this high vibration with you throughout your day.

    To learn more about this powerful manifesting practice, plus get examples of 55×5 manifestation affirmations you can use as well as extra tips and tricks, check out my full guide to the 55×5 Manifestation Method.

    And if you’re looking for help getting started, check out the 55×5 Manifestation Method Worksheet, which gives you the opportunity to print and handwrite your affirmations or type directly into the PDF editable document. This easy-to-use worksheet gets powerful results and is the perfect addition to your manifestation practice.

    369 Method

    The 369 Method is a simple yet effective manifestation game that utilizes the power of journaling, affirmations, and your own powerful vibration.

    To practice this manifestation method, choose an affirmation based on what you want to manifest, then write down this affirmation three times in the morning, six times in the afternoon, and nine times in the evening. The affirmation you use will be another future pacing affirmation.

    Here are a few examples of the types of affirmations you might use:

    • I feel joyful and thankful now that I’m driving my dream car!
    • My heart is filled with gratitude for the 10 new clients I signed this month.
    • I truly appreciate the extra $5,000 I received in my bank account.

    Repeat this exercise for at least 21 days in order to maximize your results.

    Again, the key here is to allow yourself to feel the positive feelings of having your desired manifestation in your life right now. So if your affirmation states that you received an extra $5,000 in your bank account this week, then allow yourself to feel the abundant energy of having this money right now. Carry this feeling with you not just when you’re writing your affirmation but throughout your entire day.

    By continuously vibrating at the frequency of your desire for 21 days, this vibration is more likely to become your vibrational set point. You’ll no longer have to strive to feel financially abundant because it’ll be part of your foundational energy.

    To learn more about the 369 method and why this manifestation game is so powerful, check out my in-depth guide.

    Manifesting With Candles

    Candles can be a powerful addition to your manifestation practice, as fire represents power and your inner light. Candles can also create a feeling of calm and inner serenity, allowing you to release negative energy and open yourself up to receiving.

    When you first start incorporating candles into your manifestation practice, it’s best to use a brand new candle specifically chosen for this purpose. You can continue to use this candle for manifesting, but try to keep it as a dedicated manifestation candle.

    Below, you’ll find the steps to follow to incorporate candles into your manifestation ritual. To learn what color of candle you should use depending on what you want to manifest, check out my article on candle colors for manifestation.

    1. Find a quiet, safe spot where you won’t be interrupted. If you have a sacred space or meditation table, this is ideal.
    2. Start with a brief meditation to create a feeling of calm within. You can either light your candle before you start meditating or right after.
    3. Start visualizing what exactly you want to manifest. See it in your mind’s eye. As you visualize, feel all the positive emotions of having this thing in the present moment.
    4. Now, you’re going to set your intention. What do you want to manifest? You might start by saying, “Dear Universe . . .” Be clear about what you want. Remember to express sincere gratitude for all that you have and all that’s on its way to you right now.
    5. Then, let it go. You might visualize your intention as a paper lantern or balloon flying higher and higher up into the sky until it disappears. This represents letting go of your desire and trusting the Universe to take care of you.

    Manifesting With Essential Oils

    When used correctly, essential oils can be another powerful addition to your manifesting practice. And the best thing is, you don’t actually have to do a lot of work when you’re using them; the essential oils will do most of the work for you.

    Your main job is to be intentional.

    So whether you’re using them in a diffuser, wearing them topically (when safe), or rubbing a little bit of oil on a dollar bill, make sure you set a clear intention when you’re working with them.

    I have a full guide to manifesting with essential oils, including different types of oils to use for manifesting money, love, or success.

    Here are some of the ways you can incorporate essential oils into fun and easy manifestation games:

    • Dab a drop of oil onto money, photos, letters, or other items associated with your manifestations. If you want to manifest success with your business, you might dab some oil onto a business card. For financial prosperity, you can drop a bit of oil onto a dollar bill and keep it in your wallet. Find a creative way to use your chosen oil with an item you associate with your desired manifestation.
    • If it’s safe to do so, you can wear the manifestation oil on your body daily, or wear it during especially important moments. You can also dab a bit on your jewelry, if you prefer.
    • You can also use essential oils and candles together to amplify your manifesting practice. Before you start the candle ritual I described above, you can rub a bit of manifesting oil at the top of the candle, pulling upward, as you visualize your desires.
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    Scripting is a practice that utilizes both journaling and visualization to envision the life you desire. In this practice, you write about your dreams and desires in story-like form, as if you already possess everything you want to manifest.

    For instance, let’s say you want to manifest your dream job.

    When you sit down to script, you’d write about your day as if you have your dream job right now, in the present moment. You might write as though you’re looking back on your day, describing all the details of a day on the job. Or you can write as though you’re experiencing it right now in this moment. (i.e. “I walk through the doors of my office and see . . .”)

    The key here is to write as if you’re already living your dreams and desires right now in this present moment. You’ve made it. You have everything you can dream of and more. There is no more waiting—it’s all here for you, and all you have to do is reach out and grab it.

    To learn more about the benefits of scripting, plus get tips and prompts to help you get started today, be sure to check out my guide to scripting. In this guide, you’ll also get a free Law of Attraction scripting template to help you write your first scripts. And if you need more inspiration, you can check out these scripting manifestation examples.

    Start Scripting Your Dream Life With The 30-Day Manifestation Journal

    Do you want to fully immerse yourself in the positive vibrations of all your dreams and desires? Check out 30 Perfect Days, a digital manifestation journal available in my online shop. Each day, you’ll discover a unique scripting prompt that will help you to live as if you already have your dreams and desires right now. Additionally, you’ll find space for daily gratitude, acknowledging the miracles that appear in your everyday world, uplifting affirmations, and more. Comes with editable text fields so you can choose to either type directly into the journal or print and hand write! Click here to learn more!

    New Moon Rituals

    The new moon offers a beautiful opportunity for a cosmic reset. This is a perfect time to check in with yourself, connect to your authentic desires, and set intentions for your life goals and vision.

    This is also a time for cleansing any old, stagnant energy that’s been building up within and releasing all that no longer serves you to make space for new beginnings.

    You can incorporate any of the manifestation games above into your new moon ritual to amplify your intentions. Additionally, here are a few of my favorite new moon rituals for manifestation:

    • Plant Seeds of Intention: Pick 3 things you want to manifest over this next moon cycle. Imagine that each intention is a seed that you’re going to plant into your life garden. Take the first seed and envision yourself gently planting it in the earth in front of you. See your intention manifesting in your reality, and feel the positive emotions associated with this dream coming true. Do the same for the second and third seeds. You can visualize this practice in meditation, or if you’d like, you can actually plant three physical seeds in your outdoor garden or indoor potted plants.
    • Write a New Moon List: Take some time to connect with your inner self and write lists of everything you want to manifest in the next month, everything you’re releasing, what you’re grateful for, the primary feelings you want to embody (joy, gratitude, etc.), and any other positive changes you want to make over the next month.
    • Take a Detox Bath: A detox bath allows you to detox your total self: mind, body, and soul. This bath is meant for spiritual and energetic cleansing. During this time, put away your phone or any other distractions. Focus solely on your own inner tranquility. Sink into relaxation and self-care. By embracing your inner peace, you release stagnant energy within and make space for new energy to come forth. Use essential oils, crystals, epsom salt, candles, and anything else that supports your mind, body, and soul.

    Get more ideas for new moon rituals here.

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    How To Manifest On Paper For Life-Changing Breakthroughs

    In this article, discover how to manifest on paper in five easy steps to experience life-changing breakthroughs. Plus, get bonus steps and more resources for manifesting love, abundance, and more.

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    What Is Manifestation?

    At its foundation, manifestation is creation.

    You are a creator. Throughout your life, you’ve been creating your reality through your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. This may be hard to see at first. After all, if you were the creator of your reality, wouldn’t you have everything you want by now?

    But it doesn’t really work like that. As the late Wayne Dyer once said, “You don’t attract what you want. You attract what you are.”

    So there may be a lot of things you really want in life: love, success, abundance. But in order to experience these things in your outer world, you first need to cultivate these feelings within you.

    This is where conscious manifestation comes in.

    Conscious manifestation is the practice of visualizing your dreams and desires and vibrating at the frequency of your desires as if they’ve already come true. This means you’re intentionally creating a beautiful inner world so that it spills into your outer world and creates something extraordinary outside of you.

    Or to break it down even further—do you really want to experience more success in your life? Then you first need to tap into the feeling of success inside of you. When you close your eyes and imagine yourself at the pinnacle of success, how does that feel? How does your heart respond? What changes happen inside your body?

    Now, can you continually tap into this feeling each day? Can you find the place inside yourself where you have no limits? Can you begin creating and living your dream life within your mind and body before it materializes outside of you?

    This is manifestation. And it isn’t always easy.

    It requires you to continually become conscious of what’s happening inside yourself and choose your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. One way to help you continually realign with your desired state of being is through playing different manifestation games. And one of the simplest activities you can try today? Manifesting on paper.

    Below, learn how to manifest on paper in five easy steps. Plus, get bonus steps and more resources to help you manifest your dreams and desires.

    And to help you develop a long-term manifestation practice that really works, be sure to check out the Dreams, Goals & Manifestation Printables, a digital resource completely dedicated to helping you manifest your dream life. With these printables, you’ll find multiple calendars, worksheet pages, goal-setting tools, and manifestation exercises that you can use over and over again, not just month after month but year after year

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    How To Manifest On Paper

    Step 1: Script Your Dream Life

    Arguably the most powerful method for manifesting on paper is the act of scripting. Scripting is the practice of writing about your dreams and desires in story-like form, as if you already possess everything you want to manifest.

    It’s kind of like writing a journal entry, except instead of writing about your current life, you write about the life you want to live as if you’re already living it.

    So if you want to manifest love, you might write about how you’re living with the love of your life in your dream home. When you do this, you’ll only write in past or present tense.

    If you’re writing in past tense, you might recount the day you met your partner. You could also write as though it’s the end of the day, and you’ve just had your first date with your perfect person.

    If you’re writing in present tense, you can write about a day in the life with your partner. You might also write as if you’ve just woken up in the morning and want to express gratitude for having this person in your life.

    If you want to see how this looks in action, you can check out some scripting examples for inspiration. I’ve also created a free Law of Attraction scripting template to help you get started.

    The key to making scripting work is to feel all the positive emotions of having your desires right now in this present moment.

    So if you’re writing about how happy you are to spend your life with this perfect person, allow yourself to feel truly joyful and grateful for all that you have. Give yourself permission to feel loved, cherished, and adored by this perfect person. Insert gratitude throughout your script, and end it by thanking the universe for delivering to you all your deepest dreams and desires.

    If you want to get started with scripting today, be sure to check out 30 Perfect Days, a digital manifestation journal available in my online shop. For each day, you receive a unique scripting prompt that will help you to live as if you already have your dreams and desires right now. Additionally, you’ll find space for daily gratitude, acknowledging the miracles that appear in your everyday world, uplifting affirmations, and more.

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    Step 2: Use The Pillow Method For Manifestation

    After you’ve completed Step 1, take the script you’ve written and place it under your pillow. Before you go to bed, visualize your desired manifestation in your mind’s eye. Imagine having this desire right now, feeling all the positive emotions of your dreams coming true. Let this be the last thing you think about before falling asleep, allowing it to sink into your subconscious brain.

    Continue this practice for about 7 to 10 days, or until it feels right to remove it.

    Step 3: Keep A Daily Gratitude Log

    There is no “secret” to making your manifestations come faster, but the closest thing to it is practicing gratitude. Gratitude is the practice of acknowledging the daily gifts and miracles you receive with sincere appreciation.

    Now, these miracles don’t have to be really big things. Even something like a perfect cup of coffee or a beautiful morning sky can be something you show true thankfulness for each day. And the fact that you get to wake up to a brand new day with your breath flowing in and out of your lungs? That, too, is a miracle.

    As you wait for your manifestations to appear in your reality, don’t sit around obsessing over when and how they’re going to come. Instead, live your life with joy and true gratitude in your heart. Express appreciation for all that you have and all that’s coming. Gratitude and love are the highest vibrations on the emotional guidance scale, and the quickest way to receive what you desire is to express thankfulness for what you already have.

    One method for expressing gratitude is by writing one to three things you’re grateful for every single day. As you write down your gratitude list, allow the feeling of sincere appreciation to spread through your body.

    Step 4: Write Down Your Signs & Synchronicities

    Every single day, you’re receiving signs from the universe.

    Sometimes, the signs are really obvious (like a book falling off a shelf right in front of you), and sometimes, they’re a little more subtle (like your own intuition leading you in a certain direction).

    As you begin your manifesting journey, you’ll also receive signs and synchronicities. Consider these signs to be messages from the universe, letting you know your manifestation is on its way.

    The signs you receive might come in the form of numbers and number patterns, coins, objects, symbols, or dreams. Start noticing and writing down the signs you discover in your daily life. This will keep you feeling motivated and encouraged, and it will also help you to relax a little more.

    Receiving a sign is like a deep, loving hug from the universe—a reminder that you are always loved and taken cared of.

    To learn how to know if a sign is from the universe, what to do after you receive a sign, and how to ask for a sign, you can check out my article on receiving messages from the universe.

    Step 5: Use Manifesting Oil To Amplify Your Manifestations

    My favorite way to amplify my manifestation practice is to use manifesting oil on my paper. Manifesting oil is a blend of essential oils, herbs, and other natural sources that are specifically created to help you manifest your desires.

    To use manifesting oil, simply add a drop of oil to your scripts, journal pages, and anything else you write down. I especially like to use it when I’m doing the pillow method (by adding the oil to the page and then placing the paper under my pillow).

    You can learn more about essential oils and oil blends for manifesting your desires here.

    Bonus Methods For Manifesting On Paper

    Manifestation Affirmations

    In addition to the practices above, use manifestation affirmations daily to amplify your intentions. You can use a blend of standard mindset affirmations, such as I am worthy, as well as future pacing affirmations, such as I am so grateful to be a successful entrepreneur making $20,000 a month.

    Write down your affirmations and use a bit of manifesting oil on your paper. Don’t forget to feel what you’re affirming within. (For instance, if you affirm that you’re a successful entrepreneur, don’t just say it—really feel it.)

    Here are some articles to help you with affirmations for manifestation:

    55×5 Manifestation Method

    To use the 55×5 Manifestation Method, choose an affirmation, then write down your chosen affirmation 55 times in a row for 5 days straight. For this practice, instead of using a mindset affirmation, use an affirmation like what I wrote above: “I am so grateful to be a successful entrepreneur making $20,000 a month.”

    If this is your chosen affirmation, you’d write those exact words 55 times in a row on Day 1, then another 55 times in a row on Day 2, and then repeat on Days 3, 4, and 5. Like with all affirmations, make sure you truly feel the words within as you write them down.

    If you want to get started on this practice today, I’ve created a simple 55×5 Manifestation Worksheet you can either print out or type into directly on your phone, tablet, or computer. (If you have some manifesting oil, you might prefer to print it out so you can use the oil on the pages.)

    369 Method

    In the 369 Method, you choose an affirmation and write it down 3 times in the morning, 6 times in the afternoon, and 9 times in the evening. Do this for 21 days in a row. As you write it down, maintain high vibrations and make sure to be consistent. I also find it helpful to say my affirmation aloud throughout the day.

    Learn more about the 369 Method here.

    Recap: How To Manifest On Paper

    • Step 1: Script your dream life
    • Step 2: Place your script underneath your pillow for approximately 7 to 10 days.
    • Step 3: Keep a daily gratitude log as you wait for your manifestation to appear.
    • Step 4: Write down the signs and synchronicities that show up in your daily life.
    • Step 5: Use manifesting oil on your paper to amplify your manifestations.
    • Bonus: Use the 55×5 Manifestation Method and 369 Method to enhance your manifestations.

    For positive affirmations, self-love tools, manifesting tips, and spiritual resources, be sure to follow me on Pinterest and Instagram. For more resources to help you manifest your dreams, be sure to check out these items in my online shop:

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    How To Love Yourself More Each Day (And Make It Last)

    In this article, learn the meaning of self-love, why it’s important, and how you can love yourself more each day. Plus, get tips on how to lean into self-love even on those days when loving yourself feels a little harder than most.

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    What Is Self-Love?

    Self-love is a state in which you treat yourself with kindness, compassion, respect, and appreciation.

    It means forgiving yourself when you make a mistake and speaking to yourself with care and kindness in the privacy of your own mind.

    It also means nurturing your personal growth and prioritizing your total well-being: mind, body, and soul.

    Self-love can sometimes get mischaracterized as selfishness, and many of us have been taught to believe that prioritizing ourselves is somehow inherently wrong. But it’s actually this belief that’s misguided.

    You see, when you practice self-love, you’re first and foremost taking care of your own energy. Metaphorically speaking, you’re filling your own cup. You’re giving yourself what you need instead of constantly searching for it from outside sources.

    And because of this, you’re able to better show up for the people in your life who matter to you. You’re able to give more of yourself to others. If someone needs to borrow from your cup, you can give easily and willingly, because you know you have the power to replenish it yourself.

    And maybe even more importantly, when you cultivate deep and unconditional self-love, your inner light glows. You become a shining light for others, unconsciously giving others permission to shine their own light, too.

    So self-love is the furthest thing from selfishness. Self-love is necessary.

    It’s how we begin lifting the vibration of the world.

    But first, it starts within.

    By cultivating deep and unconditional self-love, you emit the vibration that you are open to receiving even more love in your life. You also release that desperate feeling of always looking for validation and acceptance from outside of yourself. And because this desperate energy is no longer within you, you can more easily lean into the flow of the universe. Walking your authentic path becomes easier. The energy of the entire universe moves effortlessly through you.

    Self-love is a bridge. It takes you from a state of constantly striving and hustling to simply being, knowing, trusting, and aligning. It allows you to take risks, make mistakes, and grow, knowing that no matter the outcome, you are always deeply worthy of unconditional kindness from yourself. 

    So how do you begin to cultivate deep, profound self-love?

    Below, you’ll find eight practices for how to love yourself more each day. None of these practices require much more than your own conscious time and attention. And each practice is meant to serve your entire well-being: mind, body, and soul. You’ll also learn how to cultivate self-love on even those heavier days, when loving yourself may feel a little more difficult.

    Because no matter what, whether you’re feeling good or bad, whether you have or haven’t been your highest self, you are always worthy of unconditional love, kindness, respect, and compassion—both from others and (especially) from yourself.

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    How To Love Yourself More Each Day

    Practice Self-Compassion

    Self-compassion means to be kind, loving, and gentle to yourself, even through your perceived failures, mistakes, and shortcomings.

    Kristin Neff, pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, says, “Instead of mercilessly judging and criticizing yourself for various inadequacies or shortcomings, self-compassion means you are kind and understanding when confronted with personal failings—after all, who ever said you were supposed to be perfect?”

    And that simple question right there is the key to unlocking deep, meaningful, lifelong self-compassion.

    Who ever said you were supposed to be perfect?

    You, probably.

    I’m guessing you’re your own worst critic. You may tear yourself apart over things that nobody else even notices. And those errors and blunders you’ve made? While others have long forgotten them, you’re still carrying with you mistakes you made years ago—collecting them and storing them in a pocket of your mind where you can go back and replay them over and over again.

    It’s not going to be an overnight process to turn this mindset around. You have to intentionally choose compassion every single day, and then you have to keep choosing it, even when it isn’t easy.

    So how do you begin this journey?

    One practice that really helped me was thinking about people I love. Whenever I started to criticize myself for my own perceived shortcomings, I’d step back and ask myself whether I’d have these same thoughts about the people I love. Would I tell my best friend that she isn’t enough? What about my nieces and nephews? What about my parents, sister, brothers, cousins, and other family members?

    No. I’d never say these things about any of them. And I’d never allow another person to say any of these things about them, either. I’d fight for them without hesitation.

    So why was I saying all these hurtful things about myself? And why wasn’t I fighting for myself the way I would fight for someone I love?

    Nobody’s perfect. We’re all just human beings trying to navigate life and figure things out as we go. So give yourself grace during this journey. Know that you can be imperfect and make mistakes and still be worthy of your own love and compassion.

    Make A Self-Love Gratitude List

    You likely know what a gratitude list is: a list of people, things, and experiences in your life that you feel truly and deeply grateful for. A common practice is to write down one to three things you’re grateful for in a journal every morning.

    But how often do you write your own name on this list?

    How often do you allow yourself to simply appreciate you?

    What about yourself do you love?

    Do you love your courage? Your inner strength? Do you love the way you stand up for the people you care about? Do you love your inherent kindness? Is there a specific act you’ve done that you feel really proud of? Are you simply grateful that you get to be you?

    Start acknowledging yourself every single day by creating a gratitude list entirely devoted to you. Each day, write one or two things you really love about yourself. You might add a “because” statement to each item on the list, like “I’m really grateful that I give my smile freely to others because it lifts others up and adds a spark of joy to their day.”

    Don’t hold back here. Freely write down all the things you love about both your inner and outer self. It’s so easy to criticize yourself and feel like you “deserve” that criticism, but how often do you actually celebrate yourself? This is a profound daily practice that will go a long way to helping you cultivate deep, unconditional self-love.

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    Create A Soulful Self-Care Routine

    Chances are, you’re already practicing some form of self-care. Brushing your teeth, scheduling medical checkups, taking showers, and getting enough sleep at night are all forms of self-care.

    But for this one, I’m talking about a deeper level of self-care: self-care for the soul.

    We often associate self-care with spa days and luxurious bubble baths, and these things can definitely be part of a soulful self-care routine. But self-care is also something intrinsically more.

    Self-care means asking yourself daily, “What does my soul need?”

    And then, giving it to yourself.

    Sometimes, your soul may need silence. Sometimes, it may crave time spent in nature. Sometimes, it might need a warm cup of tea and a good book. And other times, it may just need you to speak to yourself with a little extra kindness. To meet your own gaze in the mirror and whisper a simple yet deeply needed, “I love you.”

    Self-care is an act of self-love. Whether it’s standing in the sunshine with your eyes closed for sixty seconds or packing up for a weekend getaway, you can practice self-care in both the smallest and biggest of ways. It’s a chance to nourish your soul. To feed the fading embers within so they grow back into beautiful and fierce flames dancing inside you.

    It’s a chance to renew. To reenergize. To realign with the truest and deepest you.

    And you are so worthy of giving the gift of self-care to yourself. You are deserving. Not just every once in a while but every single day.

    Every day, ask your soul what it needs. Every day, listen for the answer. And every day, make space to receive it. To have it. To give it to yourself.

    Embrace Your Inner Creative

    When we’re young, we’re encouraged to create for the sake of creating. It isn’t about creating something that someone else will deem valuable. It isn’t about being productive. It isn’t even about making something that’s going to last forever. A child can create something in pure joy, then let it go and never think about it again.

    But how often, as adults, do we create without any strings attached?

    Embracing the creativity inside you without trying to make something beautiful or perfect or valuable is a profound act of self-love. It allows you to let go and find freedom in creating something that isn’t for anyone else but yourself.

    It also allows you to fully be you—to embrace your own unique self-expression.

    And what greater act of self-love is there than to allow yourself to be you without holding back?

    Make space in your life for embracing your inner creative while you immerse yourself in an environment that feels really good. Maybe you’ll create something truly beautiful. Maybe you’ll create something you’ll forget about tomorrow. It doesn’t matter either way.

    The beautiful creation isn’t more valuable or meaningful than the one you’re going to throw away.

    It’s the act of giving yourself a chance to fully express yourself without limitations that matters.

    Practice Mindfulness

    Mindfulness is non-judgmental, conscious awareness in the present moment.

    This means being aware of your own thoughts, feelings, and surroundings in the present moment without putting labels on any of it as right or wrong. Mindfulness is sometimes referred to as the art of noticing, as it doesn’t require anything from you except to simply notice.

    And this seems really simple, but it’s actually really hard for most of us to do.

    How often do you notice your thoughts without putting labels on them? It’s so easy to tell yourself that you’re bad or wrong—to constantly and persistently criticize yourself.

    But what if, instead, you just noticed what’s happening within you without any of that judgment? And then, what if you took a step back and gently probed your thoughts with non-judgmental awareness?

    “I’m having this thought again. That’s interesting. Why am I thinking this? What’s the source of this thought?” And then: “Is it actually true?”

    Additionally, it’s common for us not to notice our thoughts at all. To simply go into autopilot mode and accept them at face value.

    But mindfulness allows us to break free from the autopilot mode.

    And when you do this, you can begin consciously shifting the narrative. And that’s where this gets really powerful for cultivating more self-love in your life.

    Because once you start noticing your thoughts, you can consciously choose to shift them. You might notice a thought you had during autopilot mode like, “I’m not worthy,” and then you can say, “Oh. I’m having that thought again. But is it true? No, it’s not true. I am worthy. I’ve always been worthy.”

    And soon, even your autopilot mode will begin to change. Instead of those persistent negative thoughts, you’ll begin having more persistent positive thoughts about yourself. And you’ll begin creating a truly deep, profound relationship with yourself based in true, authentic love and compassion.

    Take Social Media Breaks

    I’m actually pro-social media. I think what we get out of it is all a matter of how we interact with it. If given the chance, social media can be a beautiful platform for connecting with incredible souls, discovering daily positive messages, and creating a community based in love, kindness, compassion, and support. 

    But even I know we all need a break from it sometimes.

    You don’t have to go on a total social media detox (unless it feels right for you to do so). But try to schedule regular social media breaks in your calendar. You might also decide that you’ll only go on apps like Instagram and Facebook between certain hours of the day, kind of like intermittent fasting but for social media.

    Why is this important when it comes to self-love?

    For one, it’s a meaningful way to protect your energy.

    But also, the first step to tapping into your intuition and hearing the voice within is to get really quiet. You have to be able to step back from the noise of the outer world and go within. To embrace silence. We sometimes use social media as a distraction from what our hearts are trying to tell us.

    But I promise—listening to what your heart has to say is the best thing you can do for the long-term health and well-being of your mind, body, and soul.

    So every once in a while, give yourself a chance to step back. Take time away from social media and other outside distractions. Get really quiet. Breathe. And just listen.

    Set Loving Boundaries

    For many of us, this can be the most difficult one to practice. Setting boundaries isn’t easy, especially because it often leaves us feeling like we’re doing something wrong. Will I hurt someone’s feelings? What if they’re not receptive to what I tell them? What if they take it the wrong way and think it’s something against them when really, it’s about me?

    Trust me, I know how hard it is. I’ve often thought many times throughout my life that my very existence is centered around not hurting another person’s feelings. It feels like it kills a little piece of my soul every time I think I might have hurt someone.

    But I’ve learned that setting boundaries isn’t just an act of self-love; it actually helps to strengthen my relationships in the long-term.

    Setting a boundary might mean establishing your own personal space. It might mean setting non-negotiable time during the week in which you get to dedicate all your energy to yourself. It might mean establishing boundaries regarding verbal or even non-verbal communication. Whatever your boundaries are, they’re going to be specific and personal to you.

    It may feel easier at first not to verbalize your boundaries out of fear of confrontation, but holding these thoughts and feelings inside you will only build resentment and anger. It’s a detriment to both you and your relationships.

    If you have difficulty setting boundaries, here are some practices you can start with:

    1. First, write a list of all your boundaries, both in your personal and professional life.
    2. Write down what each boundary means to you. Include concrete examples.
    3. Ask yourself, if you don’t communicate this boundary, how will you feel in the long-term? Can you live with this, or would it ultimately hurt the relationship more if this isn’t done?
    4. Consider how you can communicate these boundaries in a respectful way. Often, a boundary is less about the other person and more about you. For instance, I’m an extreme introvert. I need a lot of personal time during the week to renew and recharge. When I set the boundary that I need my own time and space, I make it clear that this isn’t about the other person; it’s one of my basic, foundational, soul-level needs. It might help you to write down how you can communicate your boundaries in a kind, calm, respectful way.

    Connect With Your Innermost Self

    I was going to put this first on the list, but I decided to put it last because I think in some ways, all of the practices above require some level of self-connection.

    And that seems so simple, yet for some reason, it’s one of the hardest things for us to do.

    We get so distracted by outer noise. There’s errands to run. To-do lists to check off. People to take care of. Work obligations to complete.

    But what about you?

    Where do you fall on this list?

    And beyond that, how often do you step back from all the noise and allow yourself to go within—to connect with the truest, deepest, most authentic you?

    For some people, this happens in meditation. For others, they connect through journaling. And for some, they find connection through immersing themselves in nature and going on daily walks. (Though if you do this, I encourage you to forget about your step count and leave your music and podcasts behind.)

    Be present with yourself. Is there anything you’ve been suppressing lately? Gently allow it to come to the surface. Maybe someone said something that hurt your feelings, and you’ve been trying not to think about it. It if feels okay, see if you can go within and discover why it hurt you so badly. Are you able to let it go, or will these feelings linger unless you talk about them with that other person?

    Whatever practices you prefer for connecting with your inner self, the most important thing is to be honest. Don’t lie to yourself.

    Show your deepest feelings that they’re seen. Show your deepest hopes that they’re seen. Show your deepest beliefs that they’re seen. Show your deepest regrets that they’re seen. Show every neglected fragment of your inner being that it is seen.

    Show yourself that you are seen.

    How To Practice Self-Love When You’re Feeling Low

    You can do everything “right” and still have days when you have a harder time loving yourself fully. And that’s okay. There’s nothing wrong with having hard days.

    There are still a lot of really worthwhile practices you can try to help yourself in these situations. And maybe they won’t immediately fix everything. Maybe they won’t be the cure to all of your emotional and spiritual ailments. But they can still be truly profound and helpful if you allow yourself to lean in.

    It starts with mindfulness.

    Mindfulness on these really difficult days might look like this: “I”m not feeling my best right now, and that’s okay. I acknowledge that I’m having a hard time loving myself right now. I allow myself to have this experience without needing to fix or change anything. Right now, it just is. And that’s okay.”

    The ironic thing here is that by not trying to fix or change anything, we often do. There’s power in acknowledging your thoughts and emotions—in showing them that they’re seen.

    After you’ve recognized your thoughts and feelings as being valid, see if you can lean a little further into self-compassion. Remember Kristen Neff’s words: “Whoever said you have to be perfect?

    Can you recognize that you’re imperfect and still be kind and gentle with yourself?

    Can you recognize that you may make mistakes and still give yourself grace?

    Can you recognize that you’ve done the best you can—that you’re willing to learn and grow from these experiences—and let that be enough?

    Finally, ask yourself, “What feels like love to me?”

    Does love feel like lying on the couch watching your favorite TV show? Does it feel like going on a walk? Does it feel like eating a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie? Does it feel like calling your best friend? Does it feel like making plans for your next vacation? Does it feel like going to the gym and engaging in physical activity?

    This is, essentially, self-care. It’s asking your soul what it needs and then giving it to yourself.

    And even on the days when you’re having a hard time feeling that deep self-love, you can still practice self-care.

    This is how you love yourself more each day. This is how you connect to the truest, most authentic you. This is how you remember who you are.

    This is how you come home to yourself.

    For more resources on spirituality, meditation, manifestation, and all things self-love, be sure to connect with me on Instagram and Pinterest, where I’m posting positive affirmations and empowering messages daily.

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