• 33 Positive Affirmations To Embrace The True You
    Affirmations,  Self Love

    33 Positive Affirmations To Embrace The True You

    In this article, discover 33 positive affirmations to embrace the true you. Keep these affirmations in your heart and mind as you walk your authentic path and embrace your undeniable worthiness.

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    Embracing The True You

    What exactly does it mean to embrace the true you?

    Loving and embracing the true you means peeling back the layers of everything you’re not and standing in the truth of who you are. It means owning the things that make you different, knowing that these are exactly the qualities that make you perfectly, uniquely you.

    Embracing the true you means loving yourself exactly as you are in this moment, even as you continue to grow, change, evolve, and transform—not into someone else but into a fuller and deeper version of who you truly are.

    When you embrace the true you, you know that who you are, exactly as you are, is who you’re meant to be. And this person you are now is inherently worthy of all good things. You are worthy of love. Of peace. Of abundance. Of freedom. Of success. Of true, deeply felt happiness.

    And it’s knowing that nothing about you is a mistake. You were created exactly as you are because who you are is who this world needs.

    Below, you’ll find 33 positive affirmations to embrace the true you. These affirmations are meant to uplift your spirit and help you stand in the worthiness of all that you are: perfect, even in your imperfections. Whole, even as you continue to grow. Complete, even as you shed layers of your past self and step into who you truly are.

    I hope these affirmations help you to love and embrace yourself fully, exactly as you are. Because every single part of you is worthy of your love, respect, and acceptance.

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    Affirmations To Embrace The True You

    • I am enough, just as I am.
    • I am worthy, inside and out.
    • I love all parts of me equally.
    • My true self shines brightly.
    • My true self is a beautiful sight to behold.
    • My soul’s expression is beautiful and unique.
    • I choose to love myself exactly as I am.
    • I love myself fully now as I continue to grow and change.
    • I am true to myself, always.
    • I accept all of myself.
    • Who I am, exactly as I am, is truly beautiful.
    • My love for myself is bold, fierce, and unconditional.
    • I am strong in mind, body, and spirit.
    • I choose authenticity over perfection.
    • I hold space for myself and honor my needs.
    • I allow myself to do what is right for me.
    • I honor the commitments I make to myself.
    • I am learning how to fall in love with everything that I am.
    • Everything that makes me different is everything that makes me perfectly, uniquely me.
    • I am proud of my journey and how far I’ve come.
    • I am competent, capable, and strong.
    • I choose to love myself as deeply as I love others.
    • I release self-criticism and choose self-love.
    • I own my power and recognize the strength inside me.
    • I have what it takes to be successful in all that I do.
    • The world needs my unique skills and talents.
    • I embrace my own greatness.
    • I am able to live in love.
    • I stay true to my authentic self.
    • Everything I’m looking for I can find within me.
    • I am embracing all that I am and all that I’m becoming.
    • Nothing about me is a mistake.
    • I am grateful and proud that I get to be me.
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    Affirmation that says, I am enough, just as I am.
    Affirmation that says, Who I am, exactly as I am, is truly beautiful.
    Affirmation that says, I hold space for myself and honor my needs.
    Affirmation that says, I allow myself to do what is right for me.
    Affirmation that says, I honor the commitments I make to myself.
    Affirmation that says, I am proud of my journey and how far I've come.
    Affirmation that says, I am embracing all that I am and all that I'm becoming.
    Affirmation that says, I am grateful and proud that I get to be me.

    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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    How to Tap Into the Magic of the 369 Manifestation Method

    In this article, learn all about the magic of the 369 Manifestation Method: what it is, why so many people use it, and how you can complete it in six easy steps. Plus, get some bonus tips on what to do after you’ve completed all the steps!

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    What Is The 369 Manifestation Method?

    The 369 Method is a simple yet effective manifestation method that utilizes the power of journaling, affirmations, and your own energetic vibration. It’s partially based in numerology, as the numbers 3, 6, and 9 all have ties to manifestation:

    • 3: Your direct link/connection to the Universe; your ability to co-create with the Universe
    • 6: Your inner strength and power to create the life that aligns with your passion and purpose
    • 9: Your ability to release negativity, let go of the past, and move forward into the future.

    So what exactly makes this manifestation method so special? To answer this, let’s first define what manifestation is (and what it isn’t).

    What Manifestation Is

    • Manifestation is the practice of vibrating at the frequency of your dreams and desires as if you already possess them in this present moment.
    • Manifestation is a process that requires aligning with your intuition and taking inspired action.
    • Manifestation is a process of co-creation. It’s about surrendering and trusting the Universe to deliver the best possible outcome for the highest good for all. Even if your desire doesn’t come exactly as you had envisioned, you can step back and trust that this is because the Universe is delivering something even better than you can imagine.

    What Manifestation Isn’t

    • Manifestation is not simply daydreaming and creating vision boards without purpose or intention.
    • Manifestation is not about sitting back and wishing really hard that your dreams will come true without actually doing any real work. (Note that while I use the word “work” here, true manifestation will always feel good and right. It isn’t “work” in the sense of hustling and tiring yourself out all the time. It’s work based on being in alignment with the divine flow of the Universe.)
    • Manifestation is not about controlling the outcome or trying to get things to happen on your timeline. True manifestation is all about being in a state of flow with the Universe. Some things may happen quickly. Other things may take a little longer. But no matter what, the timing is always exactly right.

    The reason why the 369 Manifestation Method is so powerful is because it allows you to align with everything in the What Manifestation Is list above.

    First, it helps you to vibrate at the frequency of your desires, thus becoming a magnet for more of these positive vibrations to come to you.

    To understand this further, it helps to understand how the Law of Attraction works.

    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. So by consistently aligning with the vibration of how you want to feel, you attract more of what you desire to show up in your outer world.

    Second, by completing this practice morning, afternoon, and night, you keep it at the forefront of your mind throughout the day. This helps you to remain aligned with your intuition and identify opportunities for inspired action.

    And lastly, this is the perfect practice for co-creating with the Universe. It allows you to get clear about what you want to manifest (i.e. set an intention). Once you’ve identified what you want to manifest, you can communicate this to the Universe using your affirmation. The Universe, in turn, will guide you on the best possible path to receiving your dreams.

    So how exactly do you complete the 369 Manifestation Method? Read below for the six simple steps to follow to carry out this practice, plus get a few bonus tips that will guide you on what to do after you’ve completed all the steps.

    Pro Tip: Learn how to use manifesting oils to amplify your intentions when you’re practicing any manifestation journaling method, including the 369 Method, scripting, the 55×5 Manifestation Method, and other powerful journaling practices.

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    6 Steps To Complete The 369 Method

    Step 1: Decide What You Want To Manifest

    The very first step to complete the 369 Manifestation Method (and the first step in manifesting in general) is to decide what exactly it is you want to manifest.

    Do you want to manifest the job of your dreams? The perfect partner? A specific amount of money?

    The key here is to be specific while leaving a little wiggle room for the Universe to work its magic.

    For instance, if you want to manifest your dream job, see if you can define what exactly that job is. Do you want to become a book editor for young adult novels? Hone in on that specific vision but see if you can keep your options open when it comes to who exactly you work for and some of the other more minor details.

    After all, there may be a really great opportunity for you out there that you just don’t know about yet. Don’t limit yourself by focusing on only one specific path.

    One great way to phrase all of your desired manifestations is to ask that it comes in the energy of love and for the highest good for all. That way, you know you’ll receive the best possible outcome for yourself and for the world.

    Step 2: Turn This Into An Affirmation

    Once you know what it is that you want to manifest, it’s time to turn your desire into an affirmation.

    The key here is to create an affirmation that expresses how grateful you are to already have your desire in the present moment.

    So it’s not, “I will be so happy when I’m finally a book editor for young adult novels.” Instead, it’s, “I’m so happy and grateful that I have my dream job as a book editor for young adult novels.”

    Here are some more examples of how you might phrase your affirmation:

    • My heart is so happy and full now that I’m sharing my life with my soulmate.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    Step 3: Write Down Your Affirmation 3 Times In The Morning

    Now, take your chosen affirmation and write it down three times in the morning. Do this in one sitting, preferably soon after you wake up. As you write down your affirmation, allow yourself to feel all the positive emotions of already having your desire in the present moment.

    If you want to manifest abundance, vibrate at the frequency of pure abundance. If you want to manifest a loving, committed relationship, allow yourself to feel truly and deeply loved in this moment.

    Then, as you step into this new day, carry these positive emotions with you and be the thing you want to attract.

    Step 4: Write Down Your Affirmation 6 Times In The Afternoon

    Set aside a few minutes in the afternoon to repeat what you did in Step 3, except instead of writing your affirmation down three times, you’ll write it down six times in one sitting. If you’ve lost some of the positive vibes you had cultivated for yourself in the morning, this is your opportunity to realign.

    Once again, allow yourself to feel all of the powerful emotions of already having the thing you’ve written about in your affirmation. Carry this positive vibration with you as you continue your day.

    Step 5: Write Down Your Affirmation 9 Times In The Evening

    Shortly before bed, make some time to write down your affirmation again. This time, you’ll write it down nine times in a row in one sitting.

    Just like the previous times, give yourself permission to feel as though your dreams and desires are already yours. Feel abundant. Feel loved. Feel peaceful. Feel free. Feel all of these positive emotions deep within every cell of your being.

    Hold onto this positive vibration as you go to bed. See if you can let the positive thoughts and feelings of having your desires in the present moment be the last things you think and feel before you fall asleep. (This will allow them to sink deeper into your subconscious brain.)

    Step 6: Repeat For 21 Days

    Doing this practice for one day is powerful, but it’s all too easy to slide back into old negative thoughts and feelings. Repeat this exercise for at least 21 days in order to maximize your results.

    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 consciously remind yourself to vibrate at the frequency of love and abundance because these feelings will become ingrained within you.

    If you’d like to continue this practice a little longer, that’s totally fine. Some people like to do it for up to 33 days. Just don’t go on too much longer than that, as at some point, you’ll want to practice letting go. (See the bonus steps below for more details.)

    And finally, remember to have patience. Just because you’ve done this practice for 21 or 33 days doesn’t mean the results will come in exactly 21 or 33 days.

    One of the most important things to remember in manifestation is that you can’t control the timeline. Sometimes, what you want will come surprisingly quickly; other times, it takes a little longer.

    The key is to release the desperate feeling of wanting it now and instead trust the Universe to deliver in perfect timing.

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    Bonus Steps

    • Let Go: At some point, you’ll have to stop clutching so tightly to your desires and let go, trusting the Universe to guide you exactly where you’re meant to be. This is why I like to stop one round of the 369 manifestation method at 21 days. It may help you to visualize yourself physically letting go of your desire by imagining it as a beautiful paper lantern or balloon rising into the sky until it disappears.
    • Life As If: To “life as if” means to live this day as if all your dreams and desires have already come true. Essentially, keep vibrating at the frequency of your desires. If you want to manifest abundance, feel abundant now. If you want to manifest your dream job, dress like you already have it. Embody the person you want to be in your ideal vision of the future.
    • Take Inspired Action: And finally, take inspired action. Inspired action is action you take based on your intuition. It’s when you get a strong feeling about something and decide to follow it, even though it may not always make logical sense. It can also be when you receive a sign from the Universe, like a book falling off the shelf in front of you, and you pick up the book and receive any message it may have for you. And finally, it also means that when an opportunity presents itself and feels right, you follow it, even if you’re a little afraid. Answer the email. Send the application. Do the thing that scares you but could also lead you straight to your dreams.

    For more manifesting tips, daily affirmations, and lots of positive vibes, be sure to follow me on Pinterest and Instagram. And if you’d like to go further in your manifestation journaling practice, be sure to check out the 30-Day Manifestation Journal, available now in the online shop.

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    The 7 Best Grounding Crystals and Stones to Use Today

    In this article, discover 7 powerful grounding crystals and stones to protect your energy and help you to remain stable, centered, and balanced, no matter what’s going on in the world around you. Plus get links to stunning crystals and stones you can purchase today!

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    What Are Grounding Crystals?

    Grounding crystals and stones are a powerful source of strength, stability, and security, allowing you to ground yourself in the present moment and release negative energy that doesn’t serve your mind, body, or spirit. And because many grounding crystals are also protective stones, they also serve to shield you from any toxic energy from the outside world that tries to knock you off balance.

    They’re your ultimate friends and protectors, keeping you safe and at ease throughout your day. They’re also great for protecting you from your own anxiety and helping you to feel calm, centered, and at peace.

    In this post, I’ve listed seven powerful grounding crystals and stones for strength adn protection, no matter what’s happening in your outer world. These crystals will guard your energy and help you to stay aligned with the positive and peaceful energy you cultivate within. You’ll also find links to some of my favorite picks for beautiful grounding crystals you can purchase today.

    I’ve provided some resources for getting started below. Learn how to cleanse, program, and use your crystals to get the best results.

    Or click here to skip straight to the list of crystals and stones.

    How to Use Grounding Crystals & Stones

    Whenever you bring home a new crystal, it’s always a good idea to cleanse your crystal before you start incorporating it into your daily life. Cleansing your crystals erases any leftover energy from their previous owners, as well as any energy they may have picked up on their travels to get to you. This allows you to start with a fresh and clean slate.

    Additionally, it’s recommended to cleanse your crystals periodically, as they continue to store energy inside them day after day. Eventually, if they store too much energy, they start to lose some of their effectiveness.

    You can read my in-depth guide on how to cleanse and program your crystals to help you get started.

    One of the easiest ways to use grounding crystals is to wear them as jewelry. Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings that feature crystals at their center are not only beautiful; they’re powerful healers and protectors of your energy.

    If you’re not someone who wears a lot of jewelry, you can keep your grounding crystals in rooms or spaces that you spend a lot of time in. For instance, you might keep Black Tourmaline or Shungite at your work station to shield you from toxic energy and help you remain grounded throughout the day. You can also keep your crystals and stones in various rooms throughout your house.

    You might also choose to meditate with your crystals, use them in a crystal grid, or create a meditation table or sacred space for your crystals.

    One simple but profound exercise you can try is to find a quiet spot with your feet anchored to the earth, and as you hold your crystals, close your eyes and focus on your breathing. You might think of a specific mantra you want to repeat, such as “In this moment, I have everything I need.” I recommend trying this outside with your bare feet touching the earth, but if that’s not possible, you can do this as a visualization practice instead.

    Connecting with nature is always a powerful grounding exercise, so you might also choose to hold or wear your grounding crystals while you’re out on a walk. As you walk, see if you can focus on your breathing. Use all of your senses to notice the world around you. If you do this, I always recommend taking off your Fitbit or Apple Watch so that you’re not distracted by your step count, heart rate, or calories burned. Simply allow yourself to be in the moment and see where it takes you.

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    Grounding Crystals


    When you feel like your foundation has been shaken, Hematite is the ultimate grounding stone to pull you back to earth. Hematite will restore your steady foundation while also guiding you to release feelings of stress, worry, and insecurity.

    It’s associated with the root chakra, which is your body’s energy center for safety, security, and stability. By working with the root chakra, Hematite can help your energy within to flow freely so you can feel grounded and centered, no matter what life throws at you.

    Another bonus of Hematite is that it’s a protective stone. This means that in addition to helping you to feel grounded and balanced, it will also protect you from external negative energy that may threaten to shake your stable foundation. The ability to help you stay grounded and protected makes Hematite a powerhouse in all kinds of situations: at work or at home, while you’re driving or commuting, at the grocery store or your in-laws’ house, and everywhere in-between.

    Below are a few of my picks for powerful Hematite stones to wear or keep nearby throughout the day.


    Like Hematite, Obsidian is also a powerful grounding stone that helps you to return to your stable foundation when your mind, body, and spirit feel out of alignment.

    I also like to think of Obsidian as that best friend who doesn’t always tell you what you want to hear but rather tells you what you need to hear. If you’ve been suppressing any internal negativity, Obsidian will gently bring it to the surface to face it head-on.

    However, you don’t have to face this negativity alone. Like a trusted mentor, Obsidian will help to clear any negativity you’re feeling and guide you toward the path of light and love. And like Hematite, it’s also a powerful protective stone, protecting your energy from negative energy and darkness, both externally and from within.

    Check out some of my picks for powerful Obsidian stones below.


    Like Hematite and Obsidian, Onyx is a grounding stone that helps you to relieve stress and restore harmony within.

    But what makes Onyx stand out is its ability to guide you through fear.

    What feelings manifest in your inner world when you feel fearful? Stress? Worry? Nervousness and anxiety? However you feel, Onyx can absorb this negative energy and help you to restore confidence and self-belief. That makes this a powerful stone for any situation in which you might be out of your comfort zone.

    This can also help when you’re dealing with uncertainties or fears regarding your future. Even though the path ahead may be unknown, Onyx will support you and guide you down your path with courage and strength.

    While Onyx is primarily associated with your root chakra, it can also work with your solar plexus, third eye, and crown chakras, making this a powerful all-around stone for healing your energy within.

    Below are a few of my picks for beautiful Onyx jewelry to carry with you throughout your day.

    Smoky Quartz

    Like Onyx, Smoky Quartz is a powerful grounding stone when you’re experiencing strong feelings of fear, anxiety, stress, or unease. It gently helps you to release these negative emotions and guides you to a state of calm and clarity.

    One of the most powerful benefits of Smoky Quartz is its ability to transform feelings that don’t serve your mind, body, or spirit into more positive emotions that support your total well-being. For instance, if you’re feeling deep anxiety, Smoky Quartz can help transform anxiety into insight, allowing you to effectively work through your problems without disrupting your inner peace.

    And as an added bonus, Smoky Quartz often complements and amplifies the energy of surrounding stones. That makes it a powerful amplifier when using it in conjunction with any of the other grounding crystals on this list.

    Here are some of my picks for Smoky Quartz crystals and stones.

    Red Jasper

    Red Jasper is a grounding and stability stone that connects you to the earth and helps you to return home to yourself when you’re feeling uncertain and lost in your daily life.

    With this stone comes not only balance and stability but also fierce courage, strength, and determination. It energizes the mind, body, and spirit and helps you to regain stamina when you’ve been feeling tired and unenthusiastic about your daily life.

    One of my favorite things about Red Jasper is that while its bright red hue screams fire and energy, it’s actually a deeply nurturing stone. This is the stone you want to turn to when you need comfort and when you find yourself feeling uninspired and lacking creativity.

    It feeds positive energy back to your inner being and gives you the inspiration and endurance to create the life of your dreams.

    Here are a few of my picks for beautiful Red Jasper stones you can purchase today.

    Black Tourmaline

    Black Tourmaline is known to be a powerful protection stone. When you step outside wearing or holding a piece of Black Tourmaline, you can think of it as though you’re walking with an invisible shield protecting your entire being: mind, body, and spirit.

    Black Tourmaline will protect you from toxic energy and low vibrations that may threaten to disrupt the positivity and stability you’ve cultivated within. It’s also powerfully linked to the root chakra, your body’s energy center for stability, security, and groundedness.

    By keeping your root chakra open and activated, Black Tourmaline will help you to remain strong, steady, and confident as you walk through your day. Use Black Tourmaline as your personal bodyguard to shield your energy and help you to feel grounded and secure as you move through the world.

    Below are a few of my personal picks for powerful and protective Black Tourmaline stones.


    Shungite differs a bit from most stones you see in crystal shops in that it’s not technically a crystal. Don’t let that deter you, though. This carbon-based stone is one of the strongest healing stones you can find, used most often for physical, spiritual, and emotional protection.

    When you’re feeling heavy and worn out, use this stone to remove toxic energy and cleanse your spirit of any negativity that’s forged its way within. Shungite can also ground your energy and help you to stay focused on your tasks and goals, acting like a shield against procrastination and outer noise.

    Finally, Shungite is also popularly used for EMF (electromagnetic field) protection, so if you spend a lot of time around electronic devices, this stone can protect you from any harmful frequencies they may emit.

    Here are some of my picks for powerful Shungite stones.

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    26 Inspirational Quotes For Following Your Dreams

    Every dream you possess has been put in your heart for a reason, and you owe it to yourself to see how far your dreams can take you. In this article, discover 26 inspirational quotes for believing in, trusting, and following your dreams.

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    Following Your Dreams

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    I knew when I was seven years old that I wanted to be an author when I grew up. But the road to get there wasn’t linear. After several fiction novel manuscript rejections, I spent years on the sidelines, watching other writers succeed, immersed in limiting beliefs that I wasn’t talented enough, not good enough, and that nobody would ever want to read anything I wrote.

    I feared that if I put myself out there again, I’d keep getting rejected. I wanted so badly to be a real writer, but fear kept me from going after my dream.

    And I have so much love in my heart for that girl sitting on the sidelines. I know her fear and her pain. She wanted so badly for just one person to reach out and give her permission to enter the game. To tell her that these dreams were put in her heart for a reason and that she was worthy of living the life of her dreams.

    But one day, I realized that the person I was waiting for all along—was me.

    My entire life changed when I stopped waiting for permission from someone else to step off the sidelines and instead received it from the only person whose permission mattered: myself.

    I’m a published author now, and I get to spend my life doing what I love most. But the truth is, I was never “discovered.” Nobody offered me a helping hand and showed me the way. And there were many, many times when I wasn’t sure this would ever work after me.

    But ultimately, I knew that even if I failed, that would be better than never trying at all.

    And that’s what I want you to know, especially if you have a dream in your heart but are hesitant to step forward and follow it.

    You don’t need permission to step out into the world.

    You just need to know that you are worthy of every single dream that’s been planted in your heart.

    All it takes is one tiny moment of courage to take that first step. Then, when you step back and allow life to flow through you, you’ll see how the universe is giving you everything you need to succeed. It will lead you down the right path, one courageous step at a time.

    You have an incredible gift to offer this world. And the only permission you need to step off the sidelines and into the world is your own. And you are worthy. Unconditionally. Infinitely. Always.

    Below, you’ll find 26 inspirational quotes for believing in, trusting, and following your dreams. These are some of my favorite quotes that have given me a little extra loving push on my own journey, and I hope they can do the same for you.

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    Follow Your Dreams Quotes

    Follow Your Dreams Quote

    1. “Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.”

    Paulo Coelho

    2. “You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.”

    Deepak Chopra

    3. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”

    Paulo Coelho

    4. “Do whatever brings you to life, then. Follow your own fascinations, obsessions, and compulsions. Trust them. Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart.”

    Elizabeth Gilbert

    Follow Your Dreams Quote

    5. “The real joy in life comes from finding your true purpose and aligning it with what you do every single day.”

    Tony Robbins

    6. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.”

    Roy T. Bennett

    7. “Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.”

    John Updike

    8. “If you feel something calling you to dance or write or paint or sing, please refuse to worry about whether you’re good enough. Just do it. Be generous. Offer a gift to the world that no one else can offer: yourself.”

    Glennon Doyle

    Follow Your Dreams Quote

    9. “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.”

    Joseph Campbell

    10. “You must disobey the voice in your head that says, I’m not ready yet.”

    Marie Forleo

    11. “The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling.”

    Fabienne Fredrickson

    12. “Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.”

    Alan Cohen

    Follow Your Dreams Quote

    13. “Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.”

    Jack Canfield

    14. “Never allow waiting to become a habit. Live your dreams and take risks. Life is happening now.”

    Paulo Coelho

    15. “If you work really hard, and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.”

    Conan O’Brien

    16. “You have extraordinary treasures hidden within you. Bringing forth those treasures takes work and faith and focus and courage and hours of devotion. We simply do not have time anymore to think so small.”

    Elizabeth Gilbert

    Follow Your Dreams Quote

    17. “The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.”

    Sarah Ban Breathnach

    18. “The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.”

    Albert Einstein

    19. “Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life because you become what you believe.”

    Oprah Winfrey

    20. “You were born with everything you need to answer the call of your soul.”

    Marie Forleo

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    21. “Allow your passion to become your purpose and it will one day become your profession.”

    Gabby Bernstein

    22. “One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.”

    Paulo Coelho

    23. “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”

    Nelson Mandela

    24. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”

    Oprah Winfrey

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    25. “When we have the courage to walk into our story and own it, we get to write the ending.”

    Brene Brown

    26. “If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.”

    Michele Ruiz

    For more inspirational quotes, plus a daily dose of positive affirmations and self-love, be sure to connect with me on Instagram and Pinterest.

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    45 Sleep Affirmations For Peace, Gratitude & Manifestation

    In this article, discover 45 calming sleep affirmations for peace, gratitude, and manifestation. Download your free printable sleep affirmations to use nightly to help you cultivate a mindset of true serenity as you fall asleep.

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    How To Use Sleep Affirmations

    Positive affirmations are empowering statements designed to help you cultivate deeper self-love and self-belief. By repeating positive affirmations throughout your day, you consciously choose how to direct your energy. Instead of letting the outside world dictate how you feel, positive affirmations allow you to remain in control of your own thoughts and feelings.

    Sleep affirmations work the same way as other positive affirmations. Instead of stressing about the past or worrying about tomorrow, they allow you to harness more calming and uplifting energy in the present moment as you wind down for the day.

    And this is extremely powerful—to fall asleep with thoughts of peace, gratitude, and joy instead of stress, worry, and fear. To consciously choose to let go of anything that doesn’t serve your mind, body, and spirit. To create a beautiful inner world, helping you to manifest an outer world that becomes a reflection of what you’ve created within.

    Sleep affirmations aren’t necessarily a way to fall asleep more quickly, though they may help as they allow you to stop worrying and stressing about things that happened during the day or what might happen tomorrow.

    But what makes sleep affirmations truly powerful is that they can help reframe your subconscious mind. Before you fall asleep, you can plant seeds of hope, love, and trust within. These seeds will grow deeper and begin to sprout while you sleep. Soon, these positive thoughts and feelings will be so ingrained within you that you’ll notice yourself thinking and feeling differently during the day.

    And then you’ll see that your outside world is a reflection of your inner one. And that’s when the real magic begins to happen.

    It’s one of the simplest yet most powerful ways to begin changing your life—simply by harnessing the power of your thoughts.

    And all it takes is a few moments before bed to get started.

    Below, you’ll find 45 positive sleep affirmations divided into three categories: affirmations for peace, affirmations for gratitude, and affirmations for manifestation.

    I’ve also included resources throughout the article to help you protect your energy, cultivate more inner peace, and manifest the life you truly desire.

    And don’t forget to download and save your free PDF of these sleep affirmations below so you can continue to use them each night before you fall asleep.

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    Sleep Affirmations For Peace

    • I am calm, serene, and relaxed.
    • I inhale peace. I exhale worry.
    • My heart is grateful and my mind is at peace.
    • I surrender my stress, worry, and fear.
    • I am connected, protected, and whole.
    • I am safe, supported, and rooted in the present moment.
    • I am at peace with all that happened today.
    • I release this day and choose to focus on my inner world.
    • I surrender and trust that everything is working out for my highest good.
    • I allow peace to wash over me as I gently drift off to sleep.
    • Nothing about this moment is a mistake.
    • I peacefully let go of thoughts and emotions that do not serve me.
    • I am peaceful. I am at ease. All is really well.
    • Deep inner peace is my natural state.
    • I surrender to peace.

    Discover more gentle affirmations for peace and serenity. Plus get seven powerful practices to protect your energy from anything that doesn’t serve your mind, body, and soul.

    Sleep Affirmations For Gratitude

    • Every cell of my body is aligned with gratitude and love.
    • I am grateful for the breath that flows through my lungs.
    • I love and appreciate this moment in my life, exactly as it is right now.
    • I am truly thankful for all that I am and all that I have.
    • Today has been a gift, and I accept it with love and gratitude.
    • My heart is filled with love and gratitude for all the experiences I had today.
    • I fall asleep with gratitude filling every cell of my being.
    • I am deeply appreciative for all the miracles this day has brought to me.
    • There are so many reasons to be grateful for this day. I choose to focus on my appreciation.
    • I am grateful for my challenges and triumphs equally. All experiences help me to become a better version of myself.
    • I am grateful for the lessons I learned today.
    • I begin and end each day with a grateful heart.
    • My grateful heart is a magnet for miracles.
    • I am truly grateful for my beautiful life.
    • I release my worries and allow gratitude to be my anchor as I peacefully fall asleep.

    One of my favorite ways to end my day is with gratitude. To help you with your gratitude practice, I’ve put together a list of 500 things to be grateful for today. And you can also find even more gratitude affirmations for both starting and ending your day.

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    Sleep Affirmations For Manifestation

    • Everything I did today is leading me to a better tomorrow.
    • My life is a garden, and today, I planted the seeds for something beautiful to arise.
    • I trust that everything is always working out perfectly for me.
    • The Universe is always taking care of me.
    • I trust that the Universe is supporting me in ways I can’t even see.
    • I expect miracles to greet me when I wake up.
    • I release limits and boundaries. I embrace potential and possibilities.
    • I feel calm and at peace knowing everything I desire is coming to me in perfect timing.
    • Everything I desire is on its way to me right now.
    • I surrender, let go, and trust that tomorrow will be more beautiful than I can imagine.
    • I call in my heart’s desires as I sleep.
    • All that I need to live the life of my dreams is inside me.
    • My heart is open to receiving blessings more beautiful than I can imagine.
    • Even as I sleep, I am awakening to my true power.
    • I trust, believe, and know that my dreams are coming true.

    Manifestation Tip: In addition to reciting sleep affirmations for manifestation, take a few minutes before you fall asleep to visualize your dreams and desires. Allow yourself to feel the positive emotions of having your desires in the present moment. You might also try the pillow manifestation method to help you manifest while you sleep.

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  • How To Create A Self-Care Plan That Works For You
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    Self-Care Plan + Free Printable Self-Care Habit Tracker

    Below, learn how to create a personalized self-care plan that supports your whole self: mind, body, and soul. Plus, download your free weekly self-care habit tracker to help you remain committed and consistent with your daily self-care routine.

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    What Is A Self-Care Plan?

    Self-care refers to the combination of practices you engage in to serve and support your physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional well-being. These practices range from the small things you do each day (like brushing your teeth) to the bigger practices that nourish your mind, body, and spirit (like unplugging from social media during the weekend to focus on your innermost self).

    When you ask someone whether they practice self-care, you’ll often hear the response that they don’t have time for self-care. You may have even said this yourself a time or two.

    This is because we often associate self-care with spa days, pedicures, and those really “big” things that we consider to be luxuries.

    But self-care is intrinsically so much more.

    You practice self-care when you focus on taking deep, mindful breaths at a traffic light instead of stressing about how many seconds it’ll take for the light to turn green.

    You practice self-care when you set boundaries to protect your energy.

    You practice self-care when you meditate for ten minutes in the morning before starting your workday.

    Self-care can be practiced in many ways, big and small. And a self-care plan personalized to your specific needs can help you prioritize your self-care not just as an “every once in a while” practice but as something you do every single day.

    But first-—what exactly is a self-care plan?

    A self-care plan is a set of practices you prioritize in your daily life to take care of your mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. This is kind of like preventative care for your mind, body, and soul. Instead of waiting until your cup is completely empty before you finally let yourself focus on your own needs, you can keep your cup full each day by engaging in activities that nourish your spirit.

    Below, you’ll learn how to create a self-care plan that works for you in seven simple steps. Plus, be sure to download your free self-care habit tracker to help you stay committed and consistent in your daily self-care routine. (Click here to skip straight to your freebie!)

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    How To Create A Self-Care Plan That Works For You

    Step 1: Define What Self-Care Means To You

    The first step in building a self-care plan is to define what self-care means to you. By creating your own definition of self-care, you can focus on incorporating practices into your daily routine that fit this definition.

    We’re all different, so we likely won’t all have the exact same definition of self-care. For instance, maybe you want to focus more on the spiritual side of self-care, or maybe the spiritual aspect is less important, but mental self-care is your priority.

    To help you get started, here are a few definitions of self-care from individuals and health organizations that you can use as a foundation:

    • The World Health Organization defines self-care as “the ability of individuals, families and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and to cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a healthcare provider.”
    • The Global Self-Care Federation defines self-care as “the practice of individuals looking after their own health using the knowledge and information available to them. It is a decision-making process that empowers individuals to look after their own health efficiently and conveniently, in collaboration with health and social care professionals as needed.”
    • And I love this quote by writer Katie Reed: “Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of you.”
    • And another one I love by author Robyn Conley Downs: “Self-care: doing the things that make you feel more like yourself.”

    Craft a definition that feels authentic to you, and let this be your guiding light as you create a self-care plan personalized to your needs.

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    Step 2: Identify Your Objective

    After you’ve defined self-care for yourself, take some time to identify your purpose and objective for creating this plan.

    For instance, is there a specific problem in your life that you’re trying to solve? Do you find yourself tired and burned out by the end of the week due to never-ending tasks, chores, and to-do lists? Are you looking to support your own health and well-being for long-term, sustainable happiness?

    Identifying your objective will help you as you begin brainstorming new self-care practices you want to include in your daily routine.

    If your objective is to create a mindset of peace and calm so you won’t become overwhelmed by external demands, then you’ll know to include practices to support a calm mindset (like meditation, yoga, and breathing exercises).

    If your objective is to take care of your long-term health and well-being (kind of like preventative care for your whole self), then you know you’ll want to include self-care practices that accomplish this goal.

    Finally, identifying your objective will help you to stay on-track for those self-care activities you might not always want to do. While the majority of your self-care plan should feel really good to you (i.e. you should want to do these things because they genuinely make you happy), there may be a few things you’re not super excited about. Exercising is a big one for a lot of people.

    There may also be times when you want to practice self-care, but your mind tells you that you should be working late at night or doing something more “productive.”

    In these moments, remembering your objective—or your why—can help you realign with this important truth:

    Self-care isn’t a luxury. It’s a necessity for the long-term health of your mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being.

    Step 3: Acknowledge The Self-Care Practices You Already Regularly Do

    Self-care isn’t just about the really big things that take dedicated time and effort to complete. It’s also about the little things you do in your daily life to take care of your entire well-being: mind, body, and soul.

    Showering, brushing your teeth, and washing your face are all examples of self-care you likely already practice in your daily life. Scheduling doctor’s appointments is another example of self-care. So is making healthy food choices and getting enough sleep at night.

    You’re likely already practicing self-care in both small and big ways. If you meditate regularly, go to yoga class a couple times a week, or take a daily walk outside, you’re already dedicating time to self-care. It may not always feel like this because we often associate self-care with spa days and bubble baths, but self-care comes in all forms.

    (And some of the most important daily self-care practices you can do that don’t take any extra time or energy on your part? Speaking to yourself with kindness and compassion when no one is around. Being kind to yourself in the privacy of your own mind. Building yourself up rather than tearing yourself down.)

    Write down all the things you’re already doing to nourish your mind, body, and soul. You’re not building your self-care plan from nothing. These self-care practices you already do will be the foundation for your well-rounded, personalized routine.

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    Step 4: Write Down Any Negative Coping Mechanisms You May Have

    This one may be a little harder, but it’s important to be honest with yourself. When you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed, do you have any negative coping mechanisms that might feel good in the moment but don’t contribute to your overall health and well-being?

    Negative coping mechanisms could include drinking, eating junk food, impulsive spending, consuming social media and gossip websites, and excessively withdrawing from others.

    Write down any negative coping mechanisms you have that you’d like to release. A self-care plan isn’t just about what you add into your life but also what you’re letting go of. When you let go of what no longer serves you, you make space in your life for more of the things that do.

    As you begin thinking about what new self-care practices you want to incorporate into your life, consider the negative coping mechanisms you’ve leaned on in the past. Self-care means acknowledging these coping mechanisms (without judgment or criticism—remember, you’re only human) and understanding the root of why you lean on these things to cope with difficult situations.

    Sometimes, these negative coping mechanisms may be easy to let go of and replace. Maybe you tend to go straight to the junk food when you’re feeling stressed at work, and you can instead turn your attention to breathing exercises, meditation, nature walks, positive affirmations, and other tools to serve and support you.

    But in other scenarios, these negative coping mechanisms may be a little more difficult to let go of. It may also go beyond the coping mechanism itself—maybe it’s the root of the issue that really needs to be addressed.

    If this is the case, remember that talking to someone—whether that’s a therapist, counselor, or someone else who can help you—is also an important aspect of self-care.

    Step 5: Write Down The Self-Care Practices You Want To Add To Your Daily Routine

    Now, the fun part. What self-care practices do you want to add to your daily routine?

    To do this, it might be helpful to break it down into categories: Mental Self-Care, Physical Self-Care, Emotional Self-Care, and Spiritual Self-Care. You can also include a category for Professional Self-Care, which would include self-care practices that can support you while you’re at work.

    When you’re making your plan, try not to make it too overwhelming—and just as importantly, make it something that actually feels exciting for you. Don’t throw in things just because you think you should do them. Fill it with activities that feel good and right for you.

    Some people may love to cook and find a lot of joy in the cooking process, but if this isn’t you, don’t force it. In fact, your personal self-care plan might include ideas to decrease your time spent cooking throughout the week.

    Here are some ideas for different types of self-care practices you can include in your plan:

    Mental Self-Care

    • Practice mindfulness
    • Learn a new skill
    • Read a book rooted in personal growth
    • Unplug from social media
    • Do something creative
    • Talk to a counselor or therapist

    Emotional Self-Care

    • Journal
    • Create a gratitude list
    • Spend time in the sun
    • Have a coffee date with a friend who always lifts your spirits
    • Take a relaxing bath with candles
    • Hug someone you love
    • Watch your favorite funny TV show
    • Laugh, cry, or do a little of both

    Physical Self-Care

    • Stretch your body
    • Go on a daily walk around the neighborhood
    • Drink plenty of water
    • Get enough sleep to feel rested and energized
    • Move your body in a way that feels good to you
    • Practice good hygiene

    Spiritual Self-Care

    • Pray
    • Spend time in solitude
    • Create a sacred space in your home
    • Connect with your higher self
    • Meditate
    • Journal under the new moon (or full moon)
    • Read a book rooted in spirituality
    • Connect with a spiritual community

    And don’t forget to add in professional self-care if this is important for you. Examples of professional self-care practices include eating lunch away from your desk, taking regular breaks, using your standing desk (if you have one), setting boundaries, and using your vacation time (either for an actual vacation or for your own mental health day).

    Step 6: Schedule Your Self-Care Into Your Calendar

    After you write down what practices you want to include in your self-care plan, it’s time to commit to them. And the best way to do this is to schedule your self-care as a non-negotiable promise to yourself in your calendar.

    To start, pick out any “bigger” self-care practices that are going to take a little more time. For instance, maybe you want to start taking yourself out on a date once a week. Now go ahead and schedule these events into your calendar.

    If there’s anything additional you’ll need before you start (such as facial masks for your own at-home spa night or a good book for the reading time you have scheduled later in the week), make sure you write down and commit to purchasing these products, too.

    Then, take a look at the smaller daily activities you want to focus on. This could include practices such as meditating for ten minutes every morning, going on a daily walk, spending time in the sun, or stretching in the evenings.

    Instead of scheduling each of these things into your calendar every day (though you absolutely can if you find it helpful), you might find it beneficial to create a habit tracker for your self-care practices.

    A habit tracker is a tool that helps you track how well you’re sticking to the daily habits you’ve decided to commit to.

    After you complete a self-care practice, mark it on your habit tracker to signify that you completed it. At the end of each week or month, you’ll be able to easily see which habits you were consistent with and which ones you might need to focus on a little more.

    Note that the purpose of the habit tracker isn’t to judge or criticize yourself for what you do or don’t do. It’s simply an assessment tool that can also help keep you committed and consistent in prioritizing your self-care. (Remember: Consistency > Perfection)

    To help you get started, you can skip to the bottom of this post to download your free self-care habit tracker.

    Step 7: Reflect & Adjust Your Plan After The First Month

    Are there any self-care practices you included in your plan that you’re realizing you don’t actually enjoy? Is there something that can be tweaked or changed? Or do you want to add more of something into your plan? (For instance, increasing your daily meditation time by ten minutes or adding an extra hour of reading and relaxation time into your week.)

    Make sure you’re regularly assessing your self-care plan for what is and isn’t working. Just because you committed to something in the beginning doesn’t mean you have to continue doing it if it doesn’t feel right.

    Remember, your self-care plan is meant to serve you, not the other way around. Don’t do something just because you feel like you’re supposed to. Do it because it supports your mind, body, and soul—because it makes you feel better in the long-term, not worse.

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    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 every single time I create a new freebie like this one for the blog, I also send it to my newsletter subscribers. Additionally, I also send a printable affirmation calendar to my subscribers at the beginning of each month!

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    30 Protection Affirmations To Guard Your Energy

    Below, discover 30 powerful protection affirmations to guard your energy and help you to remain calm, centered, and peaceful, no matter what’s happening in your outer world.

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    How To Protect Your Energy

    Protecting your energy is a profound act of self-care.

    To understand the importance of protecting your energy, it helps to understand the 12 Laws of the Universe. The spiritual laws fo the universe explain exactly how energy plays a part in our daily lives.

    According to the Law of Vibration, everything and every being is in a constant state of vibration, always emitting frequencies and energies that we can’t see on the surface. So you emit your own energy, just like the device you’re reading this on also has its own energetic frequency.

    Once you understand how different types of energy feel within, you have the power to tune your energy to your desired vibrational frequency.

    So if you step back and realize you’re emitting the energy of stress or worry, you might take a deep breath and visualize how you’d like to feel. What kind of energy do you want to emit out into the world?

    If you want to replace stress with calm, you might try a breathing exercise, repeat some positive affirmations, walk outside to stand in the sunshine, and do other practices to help you tune your vibrational frequency to the calm and peaceful energy you desire.

    (Note that this doesn’t mean suppressing your stress or worry. You’re allowed to acknowledge these feelings—and especially to acknowledge the source of these feelings. But ultimately, you’re the gatekeeper of your own energy. You get to choose your own energy, no matter what’s happening in your outer world.)

    Understanding your own energy is especially important when it comes to your daily interactions with other people.

    According to the Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy, all energy in the universe is constantly fluctuating and changing from one form to another.

    Most of the time, we don’t see these changes because they’re happening at a cellular level.

    What’s important here is understanding that your vibrational frequency has the power to affect another’s, and another’s vibrational frequency can affect yours.

    So if you have an interaction with someone who’s emitting a lot of negative energy, their low energy can bring your own energy down. Alternatively, someone in a really cheery mood can lift your energy with a single positive interaction.

    Because energy can be so easily shifted and influenced, it’s important to have practices to protect your energy so you can consciously choose what you allow in and what you keep out.

    And that’s what’s most important here: knowing that you’re always in charge of your energy. Other people’s beliefs and emotions may affect you, but ultimately, you’re the one who gets to choose how you feel.

    Below, you’ll find 30 powerful protection affirmations to guard your energy and help you to remain calm, centered, and stable, no matter what’s happening in the world around you.

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    Protection Affirmations

    • I am in charge of my own energy. I choose how I feel in every moment.
    • I am the only one who gets to choose how I feel.
    • I am choosing to feel grounded, calm, peaceful, and secure.
    • I am safe and supported, rooted in this present moment.
    • I am protected, connected, and whole.
    • I am allowed to put myself first.
    • I am allowed to say no to things that do not serve my highest good.
    • I give myself permission to do what is right for me.
    • I honor the commitments I make to myself.
    • I uphold the standards I set for myself.
    • I let go of worries that drain my energy.
    • I have the power to rise above negative energy and pessimistic thinking.
    • I have the power to rise above negative emotions that do not serve my mind, body, and soul.
    • Even when the world around me feels chaotic, I remain rooted firmly to the ground.
    • When I’m feeling overwhelmed, I allow myself space to pause and breathe.
    • I vibrate powerful, abundant, peaceful energy and attract this same energy in return.
    • I am strong, steady, and grounded.
    • I am always supported and protected.
    • Every cell of my body supports my total well-being.
    • My strength is greater than any struggle.
    • I am filled with radiant energy and endless vitality.
    • I deeply appreciate my ability to remain calm and peaceful in all situations.
    • I am grateful for the abundance of strength that radiates throughout my entire body.
    • I honor my past experiences, but I do not allow them to take away from my current joy.
    • I forgive those who have harmed me in my past and peacefully detach from them.
    • I release my internal fight with the old and focus my energy on creating the new.
    • I make space for all my feelings, but I have the power to rise above anything that doesn’t serve my highest good.
    • I am choosing to show up for myself, today and every day.
    • My energy is reserved for the things, people, and experiences that truly matter to me.
    • I am inhaling peace and exhaling anything that doesn’t serve and support my total well-being.
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  • Vision Board Ideas To Visualize Your Ideal Future (With Examples)
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    Vision Board Ideas To Manifest Your Future (With Examples)

    In this article, discover the purpose of a vision board, plus get unique vision board ideas to help you start manifesting your ideal future today. (With images and examples below!)

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    What Is A Vision Board?

    A vision board is a collection of images and/or words that represent your goals and dreams. In essence, it’s a visual representation of all your goals located in one spot where you can easily see it every day.

    When you include images on your vision board, you can choose to include images that represent exactly what you want, or you can choose pictures that present an overall feeling of what you desire. (You can also include a mixture of both.)

    For instance, let’s say you want to own a house by the ocean one day. So you find an image of the perfect beachfront property and add it to your vision board. In this example, the house is a tangible thing that you desire.

    But it may not always be a concrete thing that you want. Maybe instead, your biggest goal in life is to feel a deep sense of freedom. In that scenario, you might choose to include an image that represents the feeling of freedom to you—like an open road, a field of wildflowers, or a person standing on top of a mountain with their arms stretched out wide.

    While images are typically the focal point of a vision board, you can also include words on your board that have special meaning to you. For instance, you might use words to caption your images, or you can include empowering quotes and affirmations that capture the feeling of your ideal life. You can also include written bucket lists on your vision board for extra motivation. (You’ll find examples of all of these below.)

    Finally, while it’s not common, you can choose to include just word descriptions on your vision board instead of images. One way to do this is to draw boxes on a piece of paper. (Of course, you can get more creative with it, too.) Label each box with a category, like Career, Family, and Health/Fitness. For each category, write a few sentences describing your goals.

    For example, in the Career box, you might write, “I am a successful health coach who makes a positive difference in the lives of all my clients. I coach people on how to create a healthy and sustainable lifestyle that goes beyond just fad diets; the positive changes they make last for their entire lives. I love what I do and am grateful every single day that I get to work in a job that feels fun and fulfilling.”

    In the end, there’s no wrong way to create a vision board as long as it feels right to you. The best vision boards will spark your inspiration and make you feel truly excited about the limitless possibilities for the life you’re creating for yourself.

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    What Is The Purpose Of A Vision Board?

    A vision board is used as a goal-setting tool to help you set and visualize your goals. It can also be used as a means of self-reflection.

    In your day-to-day life, it can be easy to lose yourself in deadlines, schedules, errands, and to-do lists. A vision board allows you a chance to step back and really see the big picture. It’s an opportunity to ask yourself what really matters to you and how you want your future to look.

    A vision board is also a commonly used tool in manifestation, which is the practice of consciously creating your future through the power of your own vibration. (You might know it as the Law of Attraction.) You can use your vision board as a tool to align your vibration with your desired outcome.

    For instance, let’s say that financial freedom is one of your life goals. On your vision board, you can include images that represent what it means to you to be financially free. Then, each day, you can take time to look at your vision board and immerse yourself in those images of financial freedom. When you do this, allow yourself to truly feel the positive emotions of having this financial freedom in your current reality. Feel this positive vibration in every cell of your body.

    So essentially, instead of waiting for the future to start feeling financially free, you’re letting yourself feel financially free today. By vibrating at the frequency of freedom and abundance today, you attract to you more of these experiences in your physical world.

    The same scenario would apply if you want to manifest a loving and committed partner. Instead of waiting for that person to appear in your life before you start feeling truly loved, start showing yourself the love you’re seeking. When you look at your vision board and see a picture of a couple holding hands, imagine what it will feel like to hold your future partner’s hand. Immerse yourself in this positive vibration.

    The more you practice feeling the positive emotions associated with the images on your vision board, the deeper this vibration becomes ingrained within you. You’ll begin carrying these positive emotions with you as you walk through your day and interact with the world around you.

    And this, in essence, is how you manifest: by becoming the thing that you desire today.

    This is one of my favorite ways to describe how manifestation works in just a few words:

    “What you think, you create. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you become.”

    If you’re interested in learning more about manifestation, I have tons of articles on manifesting throughout this site. And for more manifestation tools, you can also check out the digital manifestation workbook, journal, and printables in my online shop.

    Vision Board Categories

    When you create your vision board, there are likely some obvious categories you’ll want to include, such as your ideal home or your dream job. But you’re not limited to solely these categories—in fact, there are many other categories that might hold even more meaning to you.

    For instance, you might include an image that represents your spirituality and any practices that contribute to your spiritual self, such as meditation or religious services. You can also include images that represent your ideal self-care routine or how you’d like to approach your own personal growth and self-development.

    Here are some categories you can include in your vision board:

    • Career
    • Romance
    • Family
    • Health
    • Financial Wealth
    • Home
    • Vehicle
    • Lifestyle
    • Vacations
    • Fun
    • Self-Care
    • Personal Growth
    • Volunteer
    • Creativity
    • Physical
    • Emotional
    • Spiritual
    • Mental
    • Social
    • Things To Have
    • Things To Try

    Vision Board Mediums

    So how do you begin creating a vision board? Here are some ways you can get started:

    • You can go with the classic: a poster board, magazine cutouts, and some tape or glue. If you can’t find all your preferred images in magazines, you can also print images you find online.
    • You can also do the same as above but instead glue or tape your images to notebook or bullet journal pages.
    • And if you’re artistic, you might instead decide to draw your images instead.
    • For a portable vision board, you can create an album on your phone titled Vision Board or My Future. Save images to your album that represent your ideal life, and make it a point to regularly scroll through your album. You can also continue to add images whenever you find a photo that resonates with you.
    • There are also apps such as VisuApp that allow you to create your own personal digital vision board.

    Vision Board Ideas (With Examples & Images)

    Vision Board With Pictures

    Vision Board With Pictures

    One of the simplest yet most effective ways to create your vision board is to fill it with photos that represent your ideal life. In the vision board above, you quickly get a sense of the vibe the creator of this board wants to represent: vanlife, travel, health and fitness, meditation, reading, creating, and an overall sense of joy and freedom. Fill your board with photos that speak to you and resonate with your whole self: mind, body, and soul.

    Vision Board With Captions

    vision board with pictures and captions

    The vision board above includes not only pictures but also captions for each photo that sum up the essence of each image and what the owner of the board hopes to create in the year ahead. The addition of captions can add a little something special to a vision board, turning an abstract image into something a little more concrete.

    Vision Board With Affirmations

    vision board with pictures and affirmations

    Another fun and empowering way to make your vision board is to pair photos that speak to your soul with high-vibe affirmations that leave you feeling confident, empowered, and inspired. Every time you look at your vision board, repeat these affirmations and truly feel the positive vibrations connected to the words. This is the path to manifesting your dreams: knowing that everything you desire is already yours.

    Vision Board With Quotes

    One of my favorite ways to create a vision board is to pair photos with uplifting quotes that give me a little extra burst of confidence and self-belief. If you’d like some help getting started, you can find 26 inspirational quotes for following your dreams here.

    Vision Board With Goal List

    Another unique approach you can take with your vision board is to include a list of goals on your board. In the image above, the owner of the board has included a list of goals for the year ahead. You might also choose to include a list of overall life goals or bucket list items.

    Digital Vision Board

    One of the easiest ways to make a vision board is to create a Vision Board album on your phone. Save images to this album that align with the vision you have of your ideal future, and continue to add photos whenever you see something that resonates with you. You can also include uplifting quotes and affirmations here, too. (And the best part? It’s portable, so you always have your vision board within reach, no matter where you are.)

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  • How To Set Intentions With Crystals (A Complete Guide)
    Crystals,  Manifestation

    How To Set Intentions With Crystals (A Complete Guide)

    In this article, learn how to set intentions with crystals, plus get tips on how to cleanse and use your chosen crystals and gemstones. And be sure to check out the lists below to discover the best crystals for beginners as well as crystals and gemstones for manifesting your deepest dreams and most heartfelt desires.

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    Working With Crystals

    Crystals and gemstones are powerful tools when it comes to guarding your energy, cultivating unconditional self-love, and manifesting your deepest dreams and desires.

    If you’ve never used crystals before, they may seem a little intimidating at first.

    But working with crystals is actually very easy. You don’t need any special powers to obtain the benefits of using crystals and gemstones—the most important power you already possess is the power of your intention.

    Whether you want to manifest your dreams or protect your energy, you can program your intentions into your crystals and gemstones so that they can best serve your total well-being: mind, body, and soul.

    Below, you’ll first learn how to cleanse your crystals in order to get rid of any leftover energy from before they found their home with you. Then, I’ll walk you through how to set intentions with crystals. I’ll also give you tips on how to use crystals in your daily life.

    And finally, if you’re new to using crystals and gemstones, you’ll find lists at the bottom of this article with the best crystals for beginners as well as crystals to help you manifest your deepest dreams and desires.

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    Cleansing Your Crystals

    Before you set intentions with your crystals, it’s important to first take the time to cleanse your crystals. Why does this matter?

    Think of it kind of like when you go travel somewhere far away. If you flew to your destination, you’ve gone through the process of checking in and going through security at the airport. You’ve also interacted with and/or have been surrounded by the energy of hundreds, possibly even thousands, of people.

    After a full day of travel, when you get to your hotel room, you probably don’t immediately want to go out. First, you need time to shower, reset, and recharge—not just to cleanse yourself physically but to cleanse yourself mentally, emotionally, and spiritually as well.

    Crystals are like us; they, too, possess energy.

    Before your crystal reaches you, it’s likely traveled a long way and touched many hands. The energy of all the people who have come in contact with your crystal still exists within it. So like you, it needs to reset its energy in order to start with a fresh, clean slate.

    Taking the time to cleanse your crystals will purify them of the energy they’ve accumulated on their travels. This means that when you set your intentions, you’ll be starting with a clean slate.

    So how exactly do you do this? Here are some methods for cleansing your crystals:

    Water: For this method, I like to use clean, natural water like a creek, river, or stream, but it’s totally okay to use a faucet as well. Hold your stone beneath the surface or underneath the running water to cleanse. Just make sure this is safe for your chosen crystal, as you don’t want to put soft crystals like Selenite under water.

    Use Selenite or Clear Quartz: Selenite and Clear Quartz are unique in that they’re able to cleanse and purify other crystals. Lay your crystal on a piece of Selenite or Clear Quartz for at least twenty-four hours. If you can’t place your crystal on top, you can also place them side-by-side with their edges touching.

    Nature: Nature is a powerful healer, not just for humans but for crystals as well. Lay your crystals out in nature and let them experience the healing presence of the earth for a day. You can place crystals on the soil, on a tree branch, on a potted plant, among the blades of grass, in your garden, or anywhere else outside where you feel a sense of peace and harmony.

    Sun: Many crystals love the bright energy and light of the sun. Just make sure first that this is safe for your stone. Some stones, like Amethyst, shouldn’t be placed directly in the sun for too long.

    Moon: You can place your crystals outside overnight anytime, but this is especially powerful during the Full Moon when the moonlight is brightest.

    How To Set Intentions With Crystals

    To set intentions with crystals, it’s important that your mind, body, and soul are in alignment with your highest self. Don’t try to do this when you’re feeling stressed, worried, or overwhelmed. It might help to do a breathing exercise like alternate nostril breathing first.

    To start, find a quiet spot where you’ll be free from outside noise and external distractions. You may want to light candles or cleanse your space before you begin. Do what feels most comfortable for you.

    Once you’re in an energetically harmonious state, begin thinking about the intentions you want to set. It helps to come up with a couple sentences that clearly state your intention.

    For instance, if you’re using Rose Quartz, you might want to set the intention to open your heart and invite more love into your life. Your intention might be, “My heart is open, loving, and pure. I give and receive love effortlessly and unconditionally. Love finds me everywhere I look.”

    With Black Tourmaline, you might say, “I am protected from negative energy. All of the energy that flows within and around me supports my highest good and total well-being.”

    Now, to begin programming your crystal, hold your crystal within your palm and close your eyes. Visualize your intentions coming to life.

    For instance, to manifest love, visualize what it looks like when love fills your life. See yourself giving and receiving love openly and effortlessly. Feel love flowing to, through, and from you without conditions. Continue your visualization until you feel that the crystal has been programmed with your intention. (This will simply be an inner knowing.)

    Some people like to begin by raising their crystal to their lips and gently blowing on the crystal. As you breathe, internally state your intention, repeating this for several minutes.

    Using Your Crystals

    After you’ve set intentions with your crystals, you can begin to use them in your daily life. Here are some ways in which you might use your crystals:

    • Wear your crystals and gemstones as jewelry.
    • Meditate holding your crystals in your hands (or, if you’re lying down, lay them on top of you).
    • Keep them in your bedroom, office, car, and any other space where you spend a lot of time. You can also keep them in your purse or carry them around with you.
    • Create a sacred space with crystals, essential oils, candles, flowers, herbs, manifestation oils, plants, pillows, books, and any other items that feel good energetically.
    • Create a crystal grid that corresponds with the intention you’ve set.

    Additionally, as you’re using your crystals, make sure to cleanse them regularly, as they’re continually picking up energy from the outside world. Whenever you cleanse your crystals, take the time to set new intentions or reaffirm old ones.

    Selecting Crystals

    Finally, if you need help picking out crystals, I’ve listed some of the best ones to start with below. However, don’t be afraid to follow your intuition when selecting crystals and gemstones. If you walk into a crystal shop and a certain one calls to you, trust your inner knowing. My personal favorites are always the ones that call to me unexpectedly.

    Best Crystals for Beginners

    • Clear Quartz: Clarity, Manifestation, Healing, Spiritual Growth
    • Selenite: Purity, Peace, Light, Clarity, Consciousness
    • Amethyst: Peace, Spirituality, Intuition, Calmness, Wisdom
    • Rose Quartz: Love, Compassion, Peace, Friendship
    • Citrine: Joy, Abundance, Prosperity, Energy
    • Black Tourmaline: Energy Protection, Grounding

    Crystals for Manifestation

    • Manifest Abundance: Citrine, Pyrite, Clear Quartz, Tiger’s Eye
    • Manifest Love: Rose Quartz, Rhodonite, Pink Topaz, Emerald
    • Manifest Friendship: Pink Opal, Citrine
    • Manifest Health: Garnet, Bloodstone, Clear Quartz, Selenite
    • Manifest Creativity: Carnelian, Citrine, Amethyst

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  • Sacred Self-Care For The 7 Chakras (A Complete Guide)
    Chakras,  Spirituality

    Sacred Self-Care For The 7 Chakras (A Complete Guide)

    In this article, learn the importance of self-care for healing your body’s energy centers, and discover meaningful self-care practices for each of your body’s seven main chakras.

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    What Are Chakras?

    Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning “wheel” or “disk.” A commonly accepted definition for the word chakra is a wheel of energy in your body

    You can also think of it like a vortex of energy within you. This vortex isn’t an actual physical thing, though. Rather, it’s energy that you experience through feelings, sensations, and your deep inner knowing.

    So what do these vortexes, or energy centers, do?

    Within you, you hold universal life force, or prana. Ideally, your life force is always flowing effortlessly through your body. You can think of it kind of like you have your own transportation infrastructure inside you. Your life force is the vehicle moving through you.

    This vehicle travels along roads called nadis. (You have thousands of these roads, or energy channels, inside of you.)

    And these nadis meet at intersections, which are your chakras.

    So ideally, everything in your infrastructure is working perfectly. Roads are open. Intersections are unblocked. Energy flows seamlessly.

    But just like an actual road or highway, everything doesn’t always work as perfectly as we’d like. Sometimes, intersections get blocked. Roads get backed up. Cars get stuck.

    This happens when your energy gets stuck somewhere inside you. For instance, let’s start with your root chakra, also known as your first chakra, located at the base of your spine.

    The root chakra is your body’s energy center for stability, safety, strength, security, groundedness, and inner peace. Your root chakra acts as your foundation. This is where you build your strength, power, and steadiness so that the flow of energy can easily move freely throughout your entire body.

    Now, let’s say your fundamental needs like food, shelter, warmth, and safety aren’t being met. Or maybe you feel financially insecure or uncertain about potential job layoffs. When these things happen, your energy gets stuck at this energy center, unable to move freely through this intersection.

    This results in energetic imbalances, which can manifest as feelings of insecurity, anxiety, depression, disconnection, fear, worry, and restlessness.

    This is just the beginning of understanding your chakra system. If you’d like to learn more, I definitely encourage you to check out my chakra articles, which include affirmations, journal prompts, and healing practices for your seven main energy centers.

    And if you’re interested in exploring more about chakras and want to begin your own powerful journey of chakra healing, you can check out my Chakra Healing Bundle, which contains a Chakra Healing eBook, Chakra Healing Workbook, and 8-Week Chakra Healing Guide. These healing resources are designed to help you begin a profound journey into aligning with your highest self, healing your soul, and cultivating unconditional self-love.

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    Self-Care For The Chakras

    So why is self-care important for activating, opening, and healing your chakras?

    Each energy center is connected to specific emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual attributes.

    For instance, as mentioned above, the root chakra is associated with security, stability, and strength. Your sacral chakra, which is your second chakra, is associated with creativity, passion, joy, and prosperity. (You have more than seven chakras, but we tend to focus on the seven below as being your seven “main” energy centers.)

    In order to ensure your energy is flowing freely within you, it’s important to regularly check in with yourself.

    Has your creativity been stifled lately? Have you been engaging in too much work and not enough play? Is your sense of security shaken? Do you feel like you can’t speak your authentic truth? Do you feel disconnected from yourself, others, and the universe as a whole?

    By pinpointing any potential blockages within, you can make space to spend a little extra time with this part of your inner being. Self-care is a profound way to do this.

    Below, you’ll find self-care practices for each of your body’s energy centers. I’ve also included the balanced and imbalanced attributes for each of your main chakras. If you meet the balanced attributes, your energy is likely in a good place. But if you meet more of the imbalanced attributes, you may want to spend some extra time engaging in self-care practices associated with that energy center.

    Root Chakra Self-Care

    • Sanskrit Name: Muladhara (Mula: “root”; Adhara: “support” or “base”)
    • Location: Base of spine
    • Color: Red
    • Balanced Attributes: Secure, Grounded, Strong, Centered, Stable, Steady, Safe, Peaceful, Supported, All Basic Needs Are Met
    • Imbalanced Attributes: Insecure, Anxious, Depressed, Scattered, Disconnected, Restless, Fearful, Cynical, Neglected, Worried
    • Fundamental Need: Survival

    Connect to the Earth

    The root chakra is associated with the earth, and one of the most powerful self-care activities you can perform is to immerse yourself in nature and let your bare feet touch the ground.

    You might also find a quiet spot to sit outside where you can journal, meditate, or just simply be. Or if you’re a gardener, you might choose to go outside and work in your garden, allowing your bare hands to dig into the earth.

    Nature is one of the universe’s greatest healers. When you take the time to connect with the earth, you connect with your roots, your foundation, and the truest, most authentic you.

    Focus on Your Basic Needs

    When we think of self-care, we often think of pampering activities such as spa days and pedicures. But self-care is intrinsically something more. Whenever you brush your teeth, take a shower, or schedule a medical appointment, you’re practicing self-care. And taking care of your basic needs is the foundation of self-care. These needs include food, water, warmth, rest, security, and safety.

    Have you been getting enough calories? Have you gotten enough sleep? Write a list of all the things that you need in order to meet your basic, foundational needs, and regularly make sure you’re meeting your needs.

    Other Practices

    Sacral Chakra Self-Care

    • Sanskrit Name: Svadhishthana (Sva = “self”; shthana = “place”)
    • Location: Lower abdomen (below your navel)
    • Color: Orange
    • Balanced Attributes: Creative, Joyful, Playful, Prosperous, Stable, Sexual, Sensual, Passionate, Open, Energetic, Honest, Forgiving
    • Imbalanced Attributes: Lack of Creativity, Unstable, Insecure, Anxious, Scattered, Lazy, Fearful, Disconnected, Depressed, Unmotivated, Negative, Lack of Sensuality
    • Fundamental Need: Emotional flow, desire, sexuality

    Get Creative

    How often do you make space in your life for creativity that has absolutely no end goal? It’s not meant to be productive. It’s not meant to be good. And it’s definitely not meant to be perfect. It’s just pure, unrestricted, joyful creativity.

    Embracing your creative flow is one of the most beneficial practices you can do when working with your sacral chakra. Do something you feel good about that isn’t related to your job and that you don’t feel the need to be perfect when doing. Let it be both messy and beautiful.

    Spend Time In Water

    The sacral chakra’s associated element is water, and there are several powerful ways you can use water to connect with this energy center. My personal favorite practice is to take a luxurious bubble bath. When your sacral chakra is open and balanced, you have a positive relationship with your body and embrace your own divine sensuality. A warm bubble bath is the perfect way to honor your body.

    Of course, you can also find water all over nature, which is one of our greatest teachers and healers. Oceans, lakes, rivers, and streams all offer opportunities to connect with your sacral chakra. If you’re not too keen on getting in the water, that’s okay. Even sitting near the water while meditating, answering sacral chakra journal prompts, or simply sitting in silence can offer meaningful healing.

    Other Practices

    • Dance
    • Smile and genuinely compliment yourself every time you look in the mirror
    • Meditate
    • Repeat sacral chakra affirmations
    • Write a letter to your inner child encouraging yourself to play and use your divine imagination.
    • Practice yoga. Include the following poses (asanas): Pigeon, Butterfly, Frog, Cobra, Goddess Squat

    Solar Plexus Chakra Self-Care

    • Sanskrit Name: Manipura (“City of Jewels”; sometimes translated as “Lustrous Gem”)
    • Location: A couple inches above the navel/Below the chest
    • Color: Yellow
    • Balanced Attributes: Confident, Positive, Joyful, Empowered, Driven, Motivated, Collaborative, High Self-Esteem
    • Imbalanced Attributes: Lack of Confidence, Negative, Fearful, Low Energy, Indifferent, Unmotivated, Competitive, Low Self-Esteem
    • Fundamental Need: Self-worth

    Fire and Sun

    The solar plexus chakra’s element is fire, so this is the perfect time to have a (safe) bonfire with friends or enjoy some family time by the fireplace. You could also combine some time by the fire with other self-care practices, like meditating. If it’s summer and you’re not keen on starting the fireplace, another powerful practice to balance your solar plexus is to go for a walk or have a picnic in the sun. 

    Write A Self-Love List

    Write out a list of positive qualities you love about yourself, and describe why you love each of those things. For instance, “I love my smile because it lights up a room. When I smile, I notice that other people smile, too.” Focus on both your internal and external qualities. There’s no room for negativity here. Compliment yourself. Focus on the positive. Remember that you are worthy and deserving of unconditional joy and love.

    If you need more help with this, you can check out my post on how to fall in love with yourself more each day.

    Other Practices

    • Meditate
    • Repeat solar plexus affirmations
    • Practice color therapy by immersing yourself in all things yellow. Eat yellow foods such as bananas, pineapple, yellow peppers, and squash. Light yellow, lemon-scented candles. Wear yellow. Paint with the color yellow. Color therapy is helpful for working with any of your chakras, but I especially love it for working with the solar plexus chakra because yellow is such a bright, happy color.
    • Practice yoga. Include the following poses (asanas): Warrior I, Full Boat Pose, Bow Pose, Reverse Triangle Pose, Warrior III, Plank

    Heart Chakra Self-Care

    • Sanskrit Name: Anahata (“Unstruck”)
    • Location: Heart/Center of chest
    • Color: Green
    • Balanced Attributes: Loving, Loveable, Peaceful, Compassionate, Empathetic, Trustful, Open-Hearted, Serene, Understanding, Kind
    • Imbalanced Attributes: Unloved, Unlovable, Lonely, Depressed, Indifferent, Judgmental, Distrustful, Self-Isolates, Spiteful, Selfish
    • Fundamental Need: Love

    Walk in Nature

    The color of the heart chakra is green, and its element is air. Combine these attributes by taking a long, cleansing walk in nature, breathing in the fresh air. If you live near a forest or a beautiful, green meadow, this is ideal, but just taking a walk and getting some fresh air can do wonders for healing your heart chakra. You might also go to the beach on a breezy day and let the cool wind dance across your skin.

    “What Feels Like Love To Me?”

    If you’re feeling disconnected from yourself, ask yourself, “What feels like love to me?” This can vary depending on the day.

    For instance, sometimes love feels like eating your grandma’s homemade chocolate chips cookies, while other days, love feels like a big salad filled to the brim with fresh veggies. Sometimes, love feels going on a hike, and other times, love feels like staying in and cozying up on the couch with a good book.

    Ask yourself what feels like love to you and let your heart guide you to the answer.

    Other Practices

    • Meditate
    • Repeat heart chakra affirmations
    • Drive with the windows down and let the air blow against your skin
    • Practice any form of self-care that feels especially loving and nurturing to you
    • Practice yoga. Include the following poses (asanas): Camel Pose, Wheel Pose, Handstand, Fish Pose, Extended Puppy Pose, Bridge Pose, Cow Face Pose

    Throat Chakra Self-Care

    • Sanskrit Name: Vishuddha (“Especially pure” or “Purest”)
    • Location: Throat/Center of Neck
    • Color: Light Blue
    • Balanced Attributes: Communicative, Calm, Honest, Peaceful, Decisive, Expressive, Patient, Authentic, Centered, Good Listener
    • Imbalanced Attributes: Excessively Shy, Withdrawn, Dishonest, Loud, Indecisive, Inexpressive, Impatient, Disingenous, Moody, Insincere
    • Fundamental Need: Expression

    Find A Big, Open Space Outdoors

    Yep, nature again. If it’s a nice day, find a quiet spot outside where you have plenty of space. Lay on the ground and watch the sky. You could also meditate outside, sketch the scenery, or write a letter. If you hear any nature sounds, like birds chirping or a babbling creek, allow yourself to close your eyes and just listen. (Listening is as important for your throat chakra as speaking.)

    Write a Letter

    Write an open letter to somebody in your life: a current or past partner, friend, relative, boss, coworker, or even an acquaintance. What have you always wanted to say to this person but never found the courage or the right words?

    Write your truth in this letter. Allow yourself to release any negative emotions that your body may have been carrying from holding in your truth. (You don’t have to actually send this letter. Simply writing the words may be enough to release this stagnant energy.)

    Other Practices

    • Meditate
    • Repeat throat chakra affirmations
    • Sing
    • Schedule a date with your best friend and practice speaking your authentic truth while being an active, engaged listener
    • Practice yoga. Include the following poses (asanas): Cobra Pose, Fish Pose, Camel Pose, Bridge Pose, Rabbit Pose, Shoulder Stand, Seated Fold

    Third Eye Chakra Self-Care

    • Sanskrit Name: Ajna (“Beyond wisdom.” Can also be translated as “Perceive” or “Command.”)
    • Location: Center of Forehead/Between Eyebrows
    • Color: Indigo (Also associated with purple.)
    • Balanced Attributes: Intuitive, Imaginative, Insightful, Perceptive, Open-Minded, Sense of Clarity, Mentally Strong, Trusting
    • Imbalanced Attributes: Lack of Intuition, Confused, Unimaginative, Fearful, Unable to Focus, Close-Minded, Scattered, Distrusting
    • Fundamental Need: Insight and intuition

    Immerse Yourself in Light

    The third eye chakra’s element is light, so embrace opportunities to sit or walk in the sunshine. If you have a sun room or any open rooms with big windows in your home, take advantage of this space by sitting in silence, reading, or doing some crossword puzzles/logic games. You might also try sitting or meditating under the moonlight if it’s especially bright out.

    Tap Into Your Intuition

    Your intuition is that deep inner knowing that whispers inside of you. We all have one, but like a muscle, it becomes stronger when we actively work with it.

    The first step to working with your intuition is to quiet your mind and simply listen. You can’t hear what that inner voice is trying to tell you if you’re constantly immersed in noise. The quickest and most profound way to start connecting with your intuition is to let silence be a normal part of your life. If you can, see if you can step away from the outer noise and immerse yourself in silence.

    Here are some more practices that will help you tap into your intuition.

    Other Practices

    • Meditate
    • Repeat third eye chakra affirmations
    • Daydream
    • Do some logic puzzles and games that actively engage your mind
    • Practice yoga. Include the following poses (asanas): Downward Facing Dog, Child’s Pose, Extended Puppy Pose, Seated Forward Bend, Head to Knee Pose, Pyramid Pose

    Crown Chakra Self-Care

    • Sanskrit Name: Sahasrara (“Thousand-petaled”)
    • Location: Top of Head
    • Color: Violet (White is often associated with this chakra as well.)
    • Balanced Attributes: Spiritual, Enlightened, Trusting, Peaceful, Creative, Focused, Blissful, Present, Connected to Higher Power
    • Imbalanced Attributes: Cynical, Close-Minded, Lack of Faith, Frustrated with Life, Forgetful, Unfocused, Lonely, Scattered, Disconnected
    • Fundamental Need: Connection to the divine

    Communicate with the Universe

    You can call this prayer or simply speaking to the Universe. If you’re feeling low, heavy, or detached, find a safe spot where you feel comfortable being vulnerable.

    Then, speak. Surrender your heaviness. Let it out.

    If it’s more comfortable for you to write your thoughts and feelings, write it in a letter. Then, allow whatever comes forth to be, exactly as it is. Trust that the Universe is supporting you in every way possible.


    Your physical body needs food for nourishment, but your spiritual self doesn’t really need food in the same way. Unlike your other energy centers, which have associated foods that allow for healing, the crown chakra is best healed by detoxing or fasting.* This helps you to clear your mind while flushing out toxins that may be harming your body. When detoxing, focus on fresh fruits, veggies, and lots of water.

    *If you choose to detox or fast, just make sure you’re following the proper guidance of a medical professional.

    Other Practices

    • Meditate
    • Repeat crown chakra affirmations
    • Go inward. Try to find an open field or special spot that gives you lots of space to think, turn inward, and simply be. If you feel safe and comfortable enough to meditate outdoors, this would be the perfect time to meditate. If the weather allows, journaling outdoors is also another powerful practice for healing.
    • Practice yoga. Include the following poses (asanas): Lotus Pose, Corpse Pose, Tree Pose, Headstand, Fish Pose, Standing Prayer Backbend

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