• 35 Empowering Affirmations for Self Belief
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    35 Empowering Affirmations For Self-Belief

    In this article, discover 35 empowering affirmations for self-belief and self-confidence. Use these affirmations to guide you in your journey and help you to embrace your undeniable and infinite worthiness.

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    What Are Affirmations?

    Chances are, even if you’ve never practiced using positive affirmations, you’ve encountered them in some form of media – maybe when you were scrolling through your Instagram or Pinterest feeds or reading a book dedicated to self-development and personal growth.

    The word “affirmation” gets used frequently in popular media, so it’s important to take a moment to break it down and truly understand what it means.

    So then – what exactly is an affirmation?

    An affirmation is any type of declarative statement that you say or think and are essentially affirming to be true.

    So if you state, “This traffic is making me miserable,” or “This person is driving me crazy,” those are declarations that you’re affirming to be true, even if you don’t actually want to be miserable or crazy.

    Most of the time, though, when we talk about affirmations, we’re referring to positive affirmations.

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

    Affirmations can be used proactively or reactively. You might have a list of positive affirmations that you repeat while you get ready in the morning to set the foundation for a good day.

    You might also use affirmations when you’re starting to feel negative and pessimistic in order to let go of your heavy energy and realign with what matters most to you.

    However you use them, affirmations can be a powerful tool in helping you to love, embrace, and accept yourself exactly as you are right now.

    Why Use Affirmations?

    You know how eating a sugary treat lights up the reward circuits in your brain? Well, using positive affirmations activates these circuits, too, which can ultimately help in lessening pain and keeping your cool when things go wrong.

    Using positive affirmations can also decrease stress. Stress has been known to increase one’s likelihood of depression and can result in digestive issues and sleep problems, among other long-term side effects.

    Furthermore, the use of affirmations can help to increase your problem-solving abilities when under pressure.

    Personally, I use empowering affirmations because they make me feel good. They’ve also been a way for me to take back my story and become the conscious creator of my own life.

    For years, my brain’s default setting was pointed toward negativity when it came to how I viewed myself. It wasn’t that I inherently disliked myself; it’s just that I tended to believe the worst rather than the best.

    Whenever I entered a room full of people, I assumed they would all immediately shun me. I told myself the story that I was never good enough. Never pretty enough. Never outgoing enough. Instead of focusing on the positive, my mind amplified the negative (and often believed things that weren’t even true).

    I’ve known about affirmations for years, but I’d never actually opened myself up to accepting them into my life until I began meditating regularly. Actually, the oldest email in my inbox is from October 15, 2014, and it’s called, “Body Affirmations.” It’s a list of 100 affirmations that I’d copied from an article I’d found online and emailed to myself.

    Do you know how many times in the following two or three years I opened up that email?


    Despite this, every time I went to clean out my inbox, I’d see that one email sitting there at the bottom and think, “Maybe I’ll want it one day.” I think I knew deep down that I wanted to carry these affirmations with me in my life, but my brain hadn’t quite caught up to my heart yet. And that’s okay. Everything unfolds exactly as it’s supposed to, and I’m grateful for my former self for holding onto these empowering words, even though she wasn’t quite ready for them yet.

    These days, I don’t just accept affirmations into my life; I embrace them wholeheartedly.

    As I mentioned above, they’ve allowed me to take back my story. I now create my life through the thoughts I consciously choose to magnify and give a voice to.

    And because affirmations have played such a positive and important role in my journey, I want to share them with as many people as I can reach so that you can also begin to own your story and create the life that feels good to you.

    Which Affirmations Should I Use?

    The key with affirmations is that you want to find the ones that resonate with you and that you can truly believe. If you don’t believe the affirmation, then you may end up feeling worse about yourself (because subconsciously, your inner bully is saying a big fat, “Yeah right!”). We don’t want that!

    If you want to believe an affirmation but find yourself feeling blocked from truly getting there, don’t stress. View your journey like you’re climbing a ladder, and with each rung, you’re steadily getting to that feel-good place you desire.

    For instance, if body love is your goal, you may not really believe yourself if you try to affirm, “I love everything about my body.” Instead, start with, “I am open to loving my body and seeing it for all of its beauty.”

    You might also be okay with saying, “My body is deserving of love.” You could also find specific areas of your body that you do really like, such as your smile. Or you can focus on all the ways your body shows up for you, even emphasizing something as seemingly simple as the fact that it keeps you alive.

    Find the words that allow you to really feel good, and keep your focus on the positive emotions associated with these empowering words as you climb up that ladder.

    With any of the affirmations below, if it doesn’t feel right, feel free to modify it so that it feels good for you. Focus on the ones that resonate with you the most. You will always know whether something is right for you by the way it feels.

    35 Empowering Affirmations for Self-Belief

    • I am worthy.
    • I am whole.
    • I am enough, just as I am.
    • I am resilient.
    • I am courageous.
    • I am strong in mind, body, and spirit.
    • I deserve to be loved.
    • I deserve to live the life of my dreams.
    • I fully embrace and love who I am, even as I continue to evolve.
    • I am worthy of respect and acceptance from myself and others.
    • I am in charge of my life and the only one who can dictate my path.
    • I am competent, capable, and strong.
    • I believe in myself and my ability to succeed.
    • I have what it takes to be successful in all that I do.
    • I have the strength and resourcefulness to handle anything that comes my way.
    • I achieve my goals. I overcome my challenges. I live with passion.
    • I release the storylines holding me back. I can do anything.
    • All that I need to live the life of my dreams is inside of me.
    • Everything I’m looking for I can find within me.
    • There is no limit to what I can achieve.
    • My strength is greater than any struggle.
    • I confidently and fearlessly believe in myself.
    • My mindset is always geared toward positivity and success.
    • I define success on my own terms.
    • Success begins with mindset, and I always choose to think positively.
    • I can accomplish anything I focus on.
    • I am the only one who can determine my self-worth.
    • I have the power to make an impact on the world.
    • I have the power to change my story.
    • I can do hard things.
    • I fully accept myself as I am.
    • I am perfect, whole, and complete.
    • My presence is delightful to others.
    • My life is filled with magic.
    • My very existence makes this world a better place.
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    What are your favorite affirmations for self-belief and self-confidence? Do you have a favorite way to incorporate affirmations into your life throughout the day? Share your tips and experiences in the comment box below!

    And 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 Love Yourself More Each Day
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    How To Love Yourself More Each Day

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

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    What Is Self-Love?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    But first, it starts within.

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

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

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

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

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

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    How To Love Yourself More Each Day

    Practice Self-Compassion

    Self-compassion means to be kind, loving, and gentle to yourself, even through your perceived failures, mistakes, and shortcomings. Kristin Neff, pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, says, “Instead of mercilessly judging and criticizing yourself for various inadequacies or shortcomings, self-compassion means you are kind and understanding when confronted with personal failings – after all, who ever said you were supposed to be perfect?”

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

    Who ever said you were supposed to be perfect?

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

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

    So how do you begin this journey?

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

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

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

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

    Make A Self-Love Gratitude List

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

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

    How often do you allow yourself to simply appreciate you?

    What about yourself do you love?

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

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

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

    Create A Soulful Self-Care Routine

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

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

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

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

    And then, giving it to yourself.

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

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

    It’s a chance to renew. Reenergize. Realign with the truest and deepest you.

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

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

    Embrace Your Inner Creative

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Practice Mindfulness

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Take Social Media Breaks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Set Loving Boundaries

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Connect With Your Inner Self

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

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

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

    But what about you?

    Where do you fall on this list?

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

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

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

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

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

    Show yourself that you are seen.

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

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

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

    It starts with mindfulness.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    This is how you grow.

    What practices do you recommend for how to love yourself more each day? Share your tips and experiences in the comment box below.

    And 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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  • 8 Best Self-Love Workbooks (For 2022)
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    8 Best Self-Love Workbooks (For 2022)

    Below, discover eight of the best self-love workbooks for 2022. Plus, learn about Authentic You, our exclusive self-love workbook delivery service where you’ll get a new workbook delivered straight to your inbox every month.

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    Your Self-Love Journey

    Cultivating deep and profound self-love is a journey that never really has a beginning or an end.

    And it certainly isn’t a linear path, either.

    There may be days, weeks, even months when you feel really positive and accepting of yourself – when you know, undoubtedly, that you love yourself deeply. That you’re worthy, deserving, and more than enough. That there’s no one else you’d rather be.

    And then, one day, something happens. Maybe someone says something negative that sticks with you. Or maybe it’s something you say to yourself. And during these times, you may be a little harder on yourself. You might wish you could change certain aspects of yourself. You might have a hard time accepting who you are.

    And I want you to know, it’s okay.

    It’s okay to not always be your highest, best self. It’s okay to have days, weeks, even months that are harder than others.

    What’s truly important is that you keep practicing self-compassion. Keep giving yourself extra grace. Keep honoring your needs, even if it means you have to step away from the outer world and go inward for a while.

    And when you can, find resources that can provide you with meaningful guidance and support.

    Below, you’ll find eight of the best self-love workbooks to help you cultivate self-love, self-respect, and self-acceptance. All of these workbooks offer profound guidance, exercises, and reflection prompts to help you connect with your innermost self. And none of these workbooks are a one-time thing. Even after you’ve completed a workbook, you can continue to come back to it again and again to guide your journey.

    And you’ll also learn about Authentic You, our personal development and self-love workbook subscription service where you’ll get a new workbook delivered straight to your inbox every month. Each workbook has been carefully and thoughtfully designed to help you connect with each part of yourself: mind, body, and soul.

    Best Self-Love Workbooks

    Self-Love Workbook for Women

    Megan Logan’s Self-Love Workbook for Women is everything you could possibly want in a complete, practical, and well-rounded workbook. It’s filled with exercises and activities to help you embrace your whole self, cultivate self-compassion, improve your self-esteem, and discover the true you. Additionally, it includes quotes, affirmations, and inspiring messages that will leave you feeling positive and empowered. What I really love about this workbook is that it isn’t just a one-and-done thing. You can continue to come back to the pages in this workbook to create a wholehearted, empowered relationship with yourself for life.

    The Self-Love Workbook

    Dr. Shainna Ali’s The Self-Love Workbook is another empowering workbook that guides you through recognizing your inherent self-worth and cultivating a positive mindset. If you’re an avid journaler or someone willing to practice deep self-reflection, you’ll especially love this book. It’s filled with journaling prompts and reflection questions designed to deepen your relationship with your inner self. I also love that it’s organized into sections, including Self-Love, Self-Awareness, Self-Kindness, Self-Respect, and more. This is a well-crafted, well-organized workbook that makes for a perfect gift to yourself or a loved one.

    Confidence and Self-Love Workbook for Women

    Roberta Sanders’ Confidence and Self-Love Workbook for Women is all about helping you embrace you. From building self-esteem and self-confidence to helping you navigate feelings of worry, overwhelm, and anxiety, this workbook is filled with empowering tools to guide you on a meaningful journey of self-discovery. Note that what’s presented here isn’t a quick fix, but if you lean into the tools and guidance you’re given, you’ll take a worthwhile journey that will help you for your entire life.

    Let That Sh*t Go

    If you like a little humor thrown into your personal development journey, Monica Sweeney’s Let That Sh*t Go is the workbook for you. While technically marketed as a journal, it’s so much more than what you’d expect in a typical journal. It’s filled with meaningful messages tied in with a little cathartic profanity, practical activities, and even some coloring pages for those days when you just want to relax and let go.

    The 5-Minute Self-Care Journal for Women

    Judith Belmont’s The 5-Minute Self-Care Journal for Women is the perfect option for anyone who wants to work on their relationship with themselves but doesn’t have a ton of time for a long daily journaling routine. In this workbook, you’ll find 150 five-minute prompts, a short practice for you to do each day, and a daily affirmation – all of which are designed to help you connect to and embrace your whole self: mind, body, and soul.

    The Gift of Self-Love

    I adore Mary Jelkovsky’s The Gift of Self-Love workbook. If I was to describe one workbook on this list as being “the one you didn’t know you needed,” it’s this one. In addition to being filled with meaningful exercises designed to help you get in touch with your inner self and release the pressure to people please, it also holds a lot of truly heartfelt messages, personal stories, advice, and research. There’s no fluff here. The Gift of Self-Love is truly the gift that keeps on giving.

    Mental Health Journal for Men

    Dr. Ryan Howes’ Mental Health Journal for Men is filled with practical exercises, journal prompts, and opportunities for meaningful self-reflection. This workbook is powerful and free of fluffy words and activities. Here, you’ll find truly thoughtful and compassionate guidance to help men prioritize their mental health and total well-being. This workbook gives men permission to focus on themselves in a safe, judgment-free way.

    The Self-Love Workbook for Teens

    I included Dr. Shainna Ali’s The Self-Love Workbook above, but I also wanted to include The Self-Love Workbook for Teens, as this is a really great and profound option for the teenager in your life. It’s filled with interactive activities, reflective exercise, journaling prompts, and practical advice to help teens conquer self-doubt and develop a healthy mindset that will stick with them for life.

    Authentic You: Self-Love Workbook Subscription Service

    Authentic You: Self-Love Workbook Subscription Service

    Looking for something a little different to guide you on your personal development and self-love journey?

    Be sure to check out Authentic You, a monthly workbook subscription service dedicated to helping you connect with your truest, most authentic self.

    Every 30 days from the time you sign up, you’ll receive an exclusive workbook straight to your inbox filled with exercises and practices designed to help you foster your personal development as you learn to embrace every part of your divine self. You’ll also find affirmations, journal prompts, and guidance to help you love and honor each and every part of you: mind, body, and soul.

    Each unique workbook has a different focus, so you’ll never get bored. Topics include Connecting With Your Intuition, Aligning With Your Higher Self, Releasing Limiting Beliefs, Setting Goals, Protecting Your Energy, Creating Self-Promises, and so much more.

    Learn more about Authentic You and sign up today here.

    Do you have any favorite self-love workbooks or journals? Share your favorites in the comment box below!

    And for more self-love resources, be sure to connect with me on Instagram, where I post daily affirmation stories every morning. And don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest, where I’m pinning positive affirmations and empowering quotes every single day.

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  • 30 Profound Journal Prompts For Spiritual Growth
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    30 Profound Journal Prompts For Spiritual Growth

    In this article, discover 30 thoughtful journal prompts for spiritual growth to help you connect deeper to both your true self and to the higher power in your life. Plus, download your free printable journal prompts below!

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    Spiritual Growth

    Growing up, I never would’ve considered myself a spiritual person.

    I think I always mostly believed in a higher power, but I always considered this higher power to exist outside of myself. To be completely honest, I often imagined this higher power to be this enormous being who was watching me from the sky, judging and criticizing my every thought and action.

    I believed this higher power had extraordinary expectations for me to be perfect, and I was already so hard on myself all the time – bearing the weight of all those expectations felt like carrying a mountain on my shoulders. In my mind, no matter what I did, it’d never be enough.

    So it became much easier for me to pretend this higher being didn’t exist at all.

    It was just me and myself, I decided. I’d have to figure things out on my own. And that was okay. I didn’t need anyone else. I remember when I was younger, I once asked my mom if she thought I was a leader or a follower.

    “Neither,” she responded. “You don’t feel the need to lead, but you don’t follow either. You’re just your own person.”

    I loved this identity. My own person. Even though I don’t think it was what she meant, I took it to mean that I didn’t need other people at all. Even when things were difficult, I could always make it on my own.

    It took many years of lessons and hardship to realize that trying to be a solely independent person who never relied on anyone else for anything wasn’t really the path I wanted to be on. That I truly and deeply loved people. That I needed them.

    And that I needed something greater than me to believe in. That I needed a higher power: God, the Universe, Source, Love, All That Is – whatever name feels best to you.

    My life changed in the most extraordinary ways when I released my grip on the reins and surrendered control to the Universe. When I began to lean into divine flow. When I trusted the pull of my heart guiding me forward, even when it didn’t make sense.

    And this relationship is still growing. Still expanding. It transforms every day. The more I surrender, let go, and trust, the more miraculous my life becomes. I was so worried about control for so long, yet it was releasing this control that brought me the true peace I’d been searching for my entire life.

    Below, you’ll find 30 journal prompts for spiritual growth to help you on your own spiritual journey. These questions focus both on your relationship with your true self as well as your relationship with a higher power. You can also download your copy of these free printable journal prompts at the bottom of this post.

    Before you begin responding to any of these journal prompts, I want you to make a promise to yourself to be kind and compassionate with yourself no matter what comes up. Allow yourself the grace of imperfection. Embrace your past, as every experience you’ve encountered has brought you here today.

    And also, what I believed when I was little? About a higher power sitting in the sky watching and criticizing your every move? It isn’t true. We all have different, unique relationships with the Universe, but for all of us, this is true:

    The Universe has never criticized or condemned you. The Universe has never judged you for your thoughts or actions. The Universe is love. The Universe knows only love. And the Universe only feels perfect, unconditional love for you.

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    Journal Prompts For Spiritual Growth

    • Who is my true self?
    • What do I love most about my true self?
    • Do I ever hide my true self out of fear of being judged or criticized?
    • The next time I’m tempted to hide my true self, what can I tell myself to confidently stand in who I am and embrace myself fully?
    • What has my spiritual journey looked like up to this point in my life?
    • What does “spirituality” mean to me?
    • What does it mean to me to be a spiritual person? What about my spiritual self am I still learning and discovering?
    • When and/or where do I feel most connected to my spiritual self?
    • What is my relationship with a higher power?
    • How does a higher power show up in my daily life?
    • How would I like a higher power to show up in my life? Can I ask this higher power to show up for me in this way?
    • In what ways does the Universe (or God) speak to me? How do I speak back to the Universe?
    • When I communicate with the Universe, do I feel heard?
    • Do I feel like the higher power in my life criticizes me or loves me without condition? How does this higher power feel about me?
    • What is my soul’s purpose? Do I feel connected to my purpose? If not, what steps can I take to discover my soul’s purpose?
    • When do I feel most at peace?
    • How can I cultivate deeper feelings of inner peace in my daily life, even when the outer world feels heavy and overwhelming?
    • What miracles have I experienced in my life? What do these miracles mean to me?
    • How has the Universe guided me throughout my life through the use of signs, synchronicities, and my own intuition?
    • Am I currently receiving any spiritual guidance about my path? What is this guidance telling me is the next right step?
    • Am I able to surrender to spiritual guidance, or is it sometimes difficult for me to give up control? What do I fear will happen if I release control and surrender?
    • What does it mean to me to surrender?
    • What are some things I’m worrying about right now? How can I turn over these worries to a higher power?
    • Do I ever feel lost or alone in my life? Am I able to turn to a higher power during these times? If this is difficult, what makes it hard to do?
    • Has there ever been a time in my life when my prayers weren’t answered (or it seemed as though they weren’t answered), and this actually worked out positively for me?
    • What are some examples of past experiences when the Universe gave me exactly what I needed at exactly the right time?
    • How does spiritual growth require change and transformation? Is this easy or hard for me?
    • The Law of Rhythm states that everything comes in cycles, and nothing stays in one state forever. We can see this in the changing of seasons and the cycles of the moon. What cycles appear in my own life? How can understanding that everything is part of a greater cycle help me to cultivate deeper feelings of inner peace?
    • Did I have any childhood experiences that negatively affected my belief, attitude, or relationship toward God, the Universe, and/or the concept of spirituality? Have I been able to heal from these experiences, or is there still healing to be done?
    • What self-care practices can I do for myself to nourish my spiritual self? How can I take care of my mind, body, and spirit?

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    What does spiritual growth look like to you? Share your stories and experiences in the comment box below.

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

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  • 30 Day Self-Care Challenge (Free Printable)
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    30 Day Self-Care Challenge (Free Printable)

    Download your free 30-day self-care challenge and challenge tracker below, plus get tips for how to approach each activity to best serve your total well-being: mind, body, and soul.

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    What Is Self-Care?

    Self-care refers to the combination of practices you engage in to serve and support your physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional well-being. When you stick to a sleep schedule, brush your teeth, schedule medical checkups, eat healthy foods, and take walks around your neighborhood, you’re practicing daily self-care.

    But self-care also goes a little deeper. Self-care means making space in your life for silence. Connecting with the innermost you. Asking your soul what it needs. And then, giving yourself that thing.

    And at an even deeper level, it means noticing the trending direction of your thoughts. Are you speaking to yourself with kindness? Do you constantly criticize yourself? Are your inner dialogues loving and compassionate or condescending and judgmental toward yourself?

    And when you notice that you’re being hard on yourself, you then have the option to choose differently – to be a little gentler, a little kinder. A little more understanding. (This is directly tied to mindfulness.)

    Self-care is a deeply personal practice. What looks and feels like self-care to you might not align with someone else’s definition of self-care. And that’s okay. What’s important is defining what self-care means to you – and then, prioritizing it not as an option but as an essential aspect of your health and well-being.

    To help you with this, I’ve created a 30-day self-care challenge filled with practices that you can personalize to your own needs. In many ways, this is also a self-love challenge. This challenge is designed to help cultivate a mindset of deep care, kindness, and compassion.

    As you begin your self-care challenge, I want you to remember that this is your challenge. So if there’s anything on this list that doesn’t resonate with what feels right to you, feel free to change it to something that feels better. You’re also empowered to define what each activity means to you. Below, I provide you with suggestions for how to approach each self-care practice, but if you have different ideas, please do what feels best to you.

    Don’t worry so much about being perfect. Rather, focus on what feels good and right to you.

    You can download your free 30-day self-care challenge and challenge tracker below. And if you complete this challenge, I’d love to hear about your experiences. Feel free to leave a comment in the comment box at the bottom of this article, tag me on social media, or send a note through the contact form.

    I hope you find value in this challenge and that it serves and supports your total well-being: mind, body, and soul.

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    30-Day Self-Care Challenge

    Below, you’ll find some suggestions for how to approach each of the activities in this challenge. But remember, this is your self-care challenge. So if you have a different idea for how you want to proceed, or if you want to replace one of the challenge tasks altogether, go for it!

    And don’t forget to download your free 30-day self-care challenge here. 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, 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.)

    Start A Gratitude Journal

    You can use a notebook, journal, or even your preferred notes app on your phone. Write down 3 things you’re grateful for. Then, for the rest of the challenge, keep writing 3 things you feel grateful for every day. If you need help, check out my list of 500 things to be grateful for today.

    Write Down 10 Things You Love About Yourself

    This one can also be done in a notebook, journal, or digital document. Pick 10 things you really love about yourself and write them down. These can be physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual qualities – anything you want. If you’d like, you can add a “why” statement to each list item, diving deeper into why each of these things make you so incredible and unique. (Don’t hold back here!)

    Recite 1 Positive Affirmation Every Hour

    A positive affirmation is an uplifting statement designed to boost your confidence and self-belief. I have thousands of positive affirmations across this website, which you can find here. Recite at least one positive affirmation to yourself every hour today. If it helps, you can set phone reminders or write these affirmations on post-it notes.

    Set Phone Reminders With Uplifting Words

    Set phone notifications to go off throughout the day filled with words to uplift, inspire, and motivate you. You can be your own biggest cheerleader here, reminding yourself that you’ve got this, you’re worthy, you’re incredible, you’re more than enough – whatever you most need to hear throughout the day. Fill the screen with positive, loving words. You can also write affirmations or your favorite quotes here if you’d like.

    Compliment Yourself & Others Throughout The Day

    How often do you tell yourself what a good job you’re doing? How often do you spend time simply being proud of yourself? How often do you look in the mirror and smile into your own eyes? Compliment yourself throughout the day. Then, spread these good vibes and compliment the people you interact with. Make someone’s day today!

    Journal & Reflect On The Past Year

    In the busyness of daily life, we can often forget to spend time reflecting on how far we’ve come. Take some time today to reflect. Journal your thoughts and feelings. If you encountered difficult moments, make sure to honor your own resilience and strength. Acknowledge both the good and the bad. Be kind, honest, compassionate, and authentic.

    Do Something That Makes You Happy

    This one’s pretty broad. Simply do something that makes you happy! Does buying yourself a special coffee make you happy? Does reading a good book or watching your favorite movie make you happy? Does time spent in nature make you happy? You’re not limited to doing just one thing. If you can, you might try to do one thing that makes you happy in the morning, one things that makes you happy in the afternoon, and one thing that makes you happy in the evening.

    Follow A Guided Meditation

    If you already meditate, this one should be pretty straightforward. Don’t meditate? That’s okay! I personally use the Insight Timer app for guided meditations. There, you’ll find thousands of free meditations you can listen to. See if you can find one that appeals to you. You don’t have to sit in a special posture or try to clear your mind of thoughts. Just sit comfortably, close your eyes, and listen.

    Express Your Creativity

    Draw. Paint. Write. Play with chalk. Make paper snowflakes. Color in an adult coloring book. Or a children’s one. Whatever feels good to you.

    Spend Time In Nature

    This can be as simple as going out for a walk around your neighborhood. You might also go out on a hike in the foothills or spend some time near a lake or the ocean. Whatever you do, see if you can unplug for a bit. Notice the moment using all of your senses. Inhale peace. Exhale anything that doesn’t serve your mind, body, and soul.

    Cook A Special Meal For Yourself

    You can cook your favorite breakfast, lunch, or dinner. (Or all three!) You might also try cooking one of your favorite recipes from childhood. And if cooking sounds more like self-torture than self-care, order out from your favorite takeout spot!

    Practice Yoga Or Do Some Light Stretching

    If you don’t feel super comfortable with yoga but are willing to try, there are tons of great yoga routines for beginners on YouTube. You can also find a light stretching routine to try out!

    Write A Letter To Your Younger Self

    I’d definitely recommend doing this practice when you have some uninterrupted time to yourself. You can grab a notebook, lined paper, stationary, or open up a blank digital document. Visualize yourself at a certain age, whether it’s when you were 8, 11, 16 – whatever feels right to you. What do you want to say to this version of you? Is there something you think they really needed to hear? Write these things down. There’s a good chance your present-day self needs to hear these things, too.

    Read A Book You Genuinely Enjoy

    Do you have a favorite feel-good fiction book? Is non-fiction more your thing? Is there a new book you’ve been dying to read? Make time for some reading today. I’d recommend reading at least for an hour, but this is completely up to you.

    Spoil Yourself – You Choose How

    What does spoiling yourself mean to you? For some, spoiling themselves means buying a special coffee or meal. For others, spoiling themselves looks like candles and bubble baths. Try to find at least one way to spoil yourself today. (But it’s completely okay to pick more than one thing! Encouraged, even.)

    Try An Artistic Endeavor

    You don’t have to be a poet to write poetry, and you don’t have to be a painter to paint. Even if you’re a creative person already, see if you can try something you wouldn’t normally do. Don’t judge your work. Just have fun with it.

    Make A Music Playlist Of Old & New Favorites

    See if you can remember your favorite songs from childhood. Add in some of your current favorites. Fill your ears with sounds you love.

    Write Down 10 Self-Promises

    A self-promise is a commitment you’re willing to make to yourself about your life and your future. For help here, you can check out my article, 100 Wholehearted Promises To Make To Yourself Today.

    Write Down & Release 1 Limiting Belief

    A limiting belief is a deep-seated belief that holds you back from realizing your limitless potential and living the life that you know you’re truly meant to live. It’s the thing that’s preventing you from moving forward. Your fears. Your worries. Your doubts about your own potential. Take some time to identify what beliefs you carry that aren’t serving you. Write at least one down. Then, create a new, reframed belief. So if your limiting belief is that you don’t have what it takes to succeed in your chosen career path, you can create a new belief that you’re more than capable of succeeding and thriving.

    You can learn more about limiting beliefs (and how to release them) here.

    Unplug For At Least 2 Hours

    What makes you feel good when you’re not on your phone or devices? Do that thing.

    Brainstorm Ways You Can Destress Your Life

    What are the biggest stressors in your life? Write them down. Then, write down some ways you can remove some of your daily stress. Ideas include going to bed on a set schedule, meditating first thing in the morning, meal prepping at the beginning of the week, organizing your office, decluttering your email inbox, and anything else that might remove a little bit of the daily stress you often experience.

    Write A Letter To Your Future Self

    Choose a specific age in the future: one year from now, five years from now, ten years from now – whatever feels best to you. Sit down and write a letter to this version of you. You can write about what’s happening in your life right now and share some funny or heartfelt stories that will make your future self smile. You can write about your hopes and dreams. You can write your favorite quotes and/or something you heard recently that’s especially meaningful to you. When you’re done, place your letter in an envelope, address it to yourself with a date on the front, and stash it somewhere for safekeeping.

    Write Down Your Goals For The Next Year

    I’d recommend writing down five to ten big and small goals. Then, pick a goal and write an action plan for it. What’s the next step you need to take to achieve this goal? You can write next steps and action plans for as many goals as you’d like.

    Treat Yourself – You Choose How

    This one’s just like the spoil yourself day – you get to define what treating yourself means to you. Maybe it means a spa day. Maybe it means treating yourself to a couple hours of uninterrupted you time. Maybe it’s buying your favorite dessert from a bakery or going to the bookstore and picking out some books. Whatever it is, just make sure it feels special and good to you.

    Make Space For Fun & Play

    What’s fun to you? What feels like play to you? Engage in activities that make you feel good. Play video games. Have a crafting day. Build a blanket fort. Create your own Lego masterpiece. Go to the beach. Dance like no one’s watching. Connect with your inner child and let yourself come alive in pure, unadulterated joy.

    Connect To The Earth & Nature

    My favorite way to connect to the earth is to stand with my bare feet against the dirt and close my eyes. You can also do this while watching the night sky. Gardening is also a profound way to connect to the earth. What can you do today to connect to the trees, sun, stars, ocean, wind, and all parts of nature?

    Compliment Yourself When You Look In The Mirror

    Every time you look in the mirror, look yourself in the eyes and say either internally or aloud something really kind to yourself. Offer yourself sincere compliments. Speak with loving kindness.

    Declutter Your Social Media Accounts

    Go through your most-used social media accounts and unfollow/unfriend anyone who may cause you to feel negative energy within. Keep the ones that uplift your spirit, inspire your dreams, and/or make you laugh. If they feel like positive energy, keep them on your list. If they feel like negative energy, send them love and gently distance yourself from them.

    Try 1 Thing You’ve Never Done Before

    It’s easy to get in a rut in your daily life, so this is a chance to do something new. It doesn’t have to be a really big thing like skydiving or traveling to a new country. Maybe there’s a restaurant you’ve never tried or a dish you’ve never cooked. Maybe there’s a crafting activity that’s been hanging out on your Pinterest boards for a while that you’ve been meaning to get to. Maybe there’s a park you’ve never been to that you can go visit. This can be as big or as small of an activity as you want.

    Repeat Your Favorite Activity From The Challenge

    This is the equivalent of the free space in bingo. What activity did you really love doing over the past 30 days? Do it again! You can also repeat multiple activities if you want. For instance, you can recite positive affirmations once per hour throughout the day while also making time in the evening to read a good book.

    If you complete the 30-day self-care challenge, be sure to share your experience in the comment box below!

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

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  • 8 Best Astrology Books (For Beginners & Advanced)

    8 Best Astrology Books (For Beginners & Advanced)

    In this article, discover eight of the best astrology books for both beginners and intermediate astrologers looking to expand their knowledge of Sun signs, Moon signs, Ascending signs, and more.

    Disclaimer: This post contains Amazon links. As an Amazon associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. If you purchase a product using my link, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can read my full disclosure policy here.

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    What Is Astrology?

    Astrology is the study of how distant objects in the cosmos (such as the sun and the moon) can influence our human lives, including how they shape our personalities and impact our behaviors.

    In essence, it’s the study of the relationship between the cosmos and the earth – or how cosmic events can affect and influence earthly objects and events.

    The sun, moon, and each planet have an important role to play in astrology. And by understanding the role they play in your own life, you can begin putting the pieces together of your own identity, sense of self, life focus, and more.

    Of course, this is just a very general, basic definition, and to expand your knowledge, it’s important to look to the experts for a deeper understanding. Below, I’ve collected eight of the best astrology books for beginners and intermediate astrologers alike. These books offer profound insight into your birth chart and your own relationship to wealth, career, love, and more.

    I’ve also offered some details about each book, including which are best for beginners and which are better for more experienced astrologers, so you can find the astrology book that best suits your needs.

    Best Astrology Books

    The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need

    A book with the title The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need better deliver, and luckily, this one does. Joanna Martine Woolfolk’s comprehensive guide offers detailed information on Sun signs, Moon signs, Ascending signs, and more. Additionally, you’ll learn about each sign in extensive detail, including compatibility between the signs as well as insight into one’s emotional needs and deep motivations. This is a great book for beginners looking to dive in and expand their knowledge of astrology.

    The Stars Within You: A Modern Guide To Astrology

    The first thing you’ll notice about Juliana McCarthy’s The Stars Within You is its gorgeous illustrations (done by Alejandro Cardenas). Once you start exploring the pages deeper, you’ll find a profound roadmap to discovering the inner you. This book is a great resource for learning how to read your own birth chart, in turn deepening your self-awareness and providing you with the missing link to a life of true fulfillment.

    Tarot and Astrology: Enhance Your Readings With the Wisdom of the Zodiac

    I love Corrine Keller’s Tarot and Astrology because it offers a different perspective to the standard astrology book. If you’re looking for just an astrology book, I’d recommend going for one of the others on this list. But if you’re interested in learning about the link between the worlds of tarot and astrology, you won’t be disappointed with this book. You’ll learn how each card in the tarot deck relates to astrology and receive all the information you need to give meaningful and profound readings to yourself and others.

    Parkers’ Astrology: The Definitive Guide to Using Astrology in Every Aspect of Your Life

    Julia and Derek Parker’s Parker’s Astrology is for the person who already knows the basics of astrology and wants an intermediate/next-level guide to help expand your knowledge. At 496 pages, this is a big book, filled with beautiful illustrations, practical information, explanations, guidance, and more. If you’re an aspiring astrologer or someone who is eager to learn as much about astrology as you possibly can, you’ll definitely want this one on your bookshelf.

    Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Astrology: The Easy Way to Learn Astrology

    Despite its title, Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Astrology is actually best suited for someone who already has a fundamental grasp of the basics and is looking to deepen their understanding of astrology. Author and astrologer Kris Brandt provides all the essentials of astrology while focusing on three essential areas of your life: love, career, and money. This is a super detailed guidebook (you might think of it kind of like a college textbook) that provides you with practical techniques for improving all aspects of your life.

    Astrology: Using the Wisdom of the Stars in Your Everyday Life

    Astrology: Using the Wisdom of the Stars in Your Everyday Life is a fun, colorful, reference-style book that offers detailed information without ever feeling overwhelming. If you wanted to place an astrology book on your coffee table and share it with friends, this is the one you’d want to choose. It’s beautiful, well-organized, concise, and offers great information for beginners who are curious to learn more about the world of astrology.

    My First Zodiac Book

    Okay, so clearly this one isn’t for adults, but I wanted to add this one to the list for any astrologers or aspiring astrologers who have little ones in their lives. My First Zodiac Book, written by Nicole Sagesse and illustrated by Jana Walther, is an adorable and beautifully illustrated intro to astrology for kids. It offers an introduction to the zodiac signs, planets, and elements as well as new vocabulary words and beautiful illustrations to delight children and adults alike.

    The Astrology of You and Me: How to Understand and Improve Every Relationship in Your Life

    Gary Goldschneider’s The Astrology of You and Me offers a detailed look into how each sign of the zodiac acts in different relationships in their lives. Specifically, it hones in on your relationships in the areas of work, love, and friends and family. Not only how will you gain deeper insight into how you act in various relationships in your life, but it will also help you to better understand your friends, coworkers, and family members (as long as you know their sun sign). This one’s a great option if you’re looking for something a little different than the typical astrology guidebook.

    Do you have any favorite astrology books? Share your favorite books, blogs, and other resources in the comment box below!

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    Manifestation,  Self Love,  Spirituality

    How To Connect With Your Higher Self

    Discover how to connect with your higher self using powerful practices you can incorporate into your daily routine. Plus, get questions to help you connect deeper with your higher self, and discover the connection between your higher self and manifestation.

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    Your Highest Self

    Take a moment to pause. Breathe deeply. Ground yourself in this present moment. 

    Now ask yourself: who am I?  

    Start to paint a picture of yourself in your mind’s eye. See yourself, exactly as you are in this moment right now. 

    Now, slowly begin to shed the layers of anything you’re carrying that doesn’t actually belong to you.

    Remove your fears. Remove the daily stress and worries you carry. Remove the pain you’ve suffered as a result of external experiences. Remove everything that’s weighed you down, kept you small, and made you believe that you’re somehow lesser than you truly are.

    The person you see when you remove the layers of pain, shame, stress, fear, worry, distrust, and suffering is your highest, most authentic self.

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    Who Is Your Higher Self?

    Hold this vision of your higher self in your mind’s eye for a little longer. See this version of you stepping into your daily life. How does your higher self look? How do they talk to other people? How do they interact with the world? Do they choose faith over fear? Do they believe they are worthy and deserving of manifesting their dreams? Do they offer love willingly? And do they receive love with an open heart?

    Your higher self is your essential self. At the core of your essential self is the following:

    • The essential self is untouched by external circumstances. No matter what happens around you, this deepest part of you is unchanged because it is the very essence of who you are.
    • This part of you exists beyond your body and physical appearance.
    • This deepest part of you is what you might refer to as your soul. It is eternal, measureless, and infinite.
    • Nothing outside of yourself can shake or disrupt your essential self. This part of you is free from fears, worries, and limiting beliefs.

    If you stripped everything else away, this part of you would remain: the real and true you.

    Now, here’s what a lot of us get wrong when it comes to our higher selves: we mistakenly believe that the highest self is something we must become. We strive to be better. To be someone worthy of the Universe’s infinite love. To become more than we believe ourselves to be.

    But your higher self isn’t something you become. Your highest self is who you already are.

    You don’t have to strive to become this person because this person is already you

    And this is important. Striving is the antithesis of manifestation because ingrained in it is the belief that you don’t already possess this thing. But you do. Everything you’re looking for already exists within you. Manifestation occurs when you stop living from the outside in and instead begin to live from the inside out.

    So it’s never about striving to become your highest self. It’s about knowing you already are this person. Your highest self exists within you. And as you begin to remove the layers of fears, distrust, and self-doubt that have prevented you from connecting with the real and true you, it will become easier to align with your highest, essential self each and every day.

    How To Connect With Your Higher Self

    To begin connecting with your higher self, it’s important to first go within and uncover the real, true, infinite you. Below, you’ll find some questions to ask yourself to connect deeper with this part of you. (You might find it helpful to journal your answers.)

    • Who am I without my fears?
    • Who am I without my stress?
    • Who am I without the worries that keep me up at night?
    • Who am I without the external circumstances that I’ve defined myself by?
    • Who am I when I’m doing what I love most in the world?
    • Who am I when my heart is on fire with joy and passion?
    • Who am I when I act from a place of love?
    • Who am I when I feel connected to myself, other people, and the Universe?
    • Who am I when I feel connected to something deeper and more profound than my daily external experiences?
    • Who am I when I feel connected to my purpose?
    • Who am I when I close my eyes and picture the truest, most authentic me?

    Once you have a clear understanding of who your essential self is, you can make it a daily practice to connect with this deepest part of you. To do this, it’s important to take some time each day – even if it’s just for a minute or two – to step away from the external noise and go within. Take a deep breath and remember who you are.

    Below, you’ll find a list of practices to help you connect with your higher self each and every day.

    Meet Your Higher Self In Meditation

    Meditation allows you to step away from the outside world for a bit and meet yourself exactly where you are. It isn’t about being perfect. It isn’t even about clearing your mind. It’s simply about being, exactly as you are. Meditation is a natural bridge to connecting with your higher self. It allows you to gently shed the layers of everything you’re not to return to who you are. Infinite. Divine. Measureless. Whole.

    One powerful practice is to consciously meet your higher self in meditation. To do this, envision that you’re somewhere you feel completely safe and at ease. You might imagine that you’re in a meadow, near the ocean, or somewhere else in nature that feels like home to you. As you’re walking along a path, you see someone in the distance. You approach closer until they’re in full view; it’s your higher self. Imagine what your higher self looks like and how they carry themselves. See them greeting you with so much love and compassion. If you have any questions you’d like to ask your higher self, ask them now. Listen to what they have to say. Remember that your higher self is connected to the light and energy of the entire universe, so trust their responses. This is divine guidance speaking directly to you.

    Create A Higher Self Morning Routine

    How would your higher self greet the new day? Your morning routine can set the foundation for the entire day ahead. When you begin your mornings as your higher self, you’re more likely to continue to connect with this truest and deepest part of you throughout the day. Instead of rushing through your mornings to get out the door, practice mindfulness as you step into the first hour of this new day. You might meditate, journal, recite positive affirmations, stretch, practice yoga, go for a jog, read a chapter out of a personal growth book, or do something else that feels fulfilling for you.

    As you begin each day, remember that you are in control of your mindset. You’re in control of your emotions. You’re in control of how you perceive this new day.

    Recite Positive Affirmations Aligned With Your Higher Self

    Positive affirmations are encouraging, uplifting statements designed to boost your confidence and self-belief. The classic intro to any positive affirmation is two simple yet powerful words: I am.

    You have the power to end that sentence in any way that feels right to you. I am worthy. I am powerful. I am brilliant. I am open-hearted. I am brave. I am extraordinary. I am infinite.

    Recite positive affirmations that resonate deeply with you. Carry these empowering words with you throughout your day. Repeat them frequently. Write them on post-it notes. Create phone reminders that pop up at random times during the day affirming your undeniable worthiness.

    The more you repeat these positive affirmations, the deeper they become ingrained into your subconscious mind. Keep repeating them over and over again. Affirm what feels true and real and good to you.

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    Release Limiting Beliefs

    A limiting belief is a deep-seated belief that holds you back from realizing your true potential and living the life that you desire. Limiting beliefs aren’t a natural part of your essence and being; they weren’t a part of you when you were born onto this earth. They’re a result of your lived experiences. And most of the time, you’ll find that your limiting beliefs are rooted in fear: fear of rejection, fear of abandonment, fear of not having what it takes, fear that there isn’t room for you to succeed, fear of being seen for your true self, fear of failure, and even fear of success.

    Limiting beliefs keep you from aligning with your true self and stepping into the life that’s waiting for you beyond your worries and fears.

    Identifying your limiting beliefs requires meaningful self-reflection. What fears are you hiding behind? What’s stopping you from being your truest, most authentic you? Once you’ve identified your limiting beliefs, you can consciously choose to create new, reframed beliefs. Ask yourself, what beliefs would my higher self hold? For instance, if you have a limiting belief that you’re not smart or talented enough to make it in a certain field, your reframed belief might be that you are more than capable of succeeding and thriving (and that the Universe put this dream into your heart for a reason, so you can release your worries and choose to trust).

    Be Your Higher Self

    Embody your highest self in how you interact with friends and strangers throughout the day. In every situation you encounter, ask yourself, what would my higher self do? How would my higher self react? What choices would my higher self make? Would my higher self be critical or compassionate? Would my higher self worry about the future or trust that everything will work out? If your higher self is endlessly kind, loving, and compassionate, then give love, kindness, and compassion freely, just as your higher self would.

    Live In This Present Moment

    You have a past, and you have a future, but you don’t live in either of those spaces. You live here, right now. You’re breathing in this moment. Your heart is beating in this moment. Your power is here, right now, in this present moment. And this is where your higher self lives. Your higher self isn’t reliving the past or worrying about the future. Your higher self knows that the best thing you can do for your future is to love this moment right now. To find gratitude in this moment. To discover the miracles that this moment can offer when you open your eyes to uncover them.

    So keep coming back to the present moment. It’s okay to think about the future. It’s also okay to think about the past – to wonder, even, what would’ve happened if you had made different choices.

    The key is to not dwell in those spaces.

    Keep coming back to this moment right now. Keep breathing. Keep being. Keep noticing. You’ll be surprised by how much you discover about yourself and the world around you when you simply pay attention.

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    Your Higher Self & Manifestation

    So how can aligning with your higher self help you to manifest your dreams? Let’s consider what it looks like when you’re out of alignment with your highest self versus when you’re in alignment with this essential part of you. (See the table below.)

    Out of AlignmentIn Alignment
    Held back by limiting beliefsFree from limiting beliefs
    Buried under self-criticismLifted by self-compassion
    Trusts only what you can seeTrusts what you feel deep within
    Easily shaken by external circumstancesGrounded, centered, and trusting, no matter what happens in the external world
    Feels disconnected from the outer world (and often feels disconnected from self)Connected to yourself, other people, and the Universe as a whole
    Weighed down by negative thoughts and feelings (fear, worry, stress, anger, distrust, disconnection, scarcity, lack of faith)Natural state is positive vibrations (love, gratitude, joy, peace, community, compassion, hope, faith, freedom, abundance, empowerment)
    Often views life through a mindset of lack and scarcity (because you measure your abundance by what you see outside of yourself)Views life with an abundance mindset. Knows that infinite abundance is available to all. Also knows that abundance doesn’t start outside of you; it begins within.

    Simply put, the more you align with your higher self, the easier manifestation becomes. Not only does it become easier to vibrate at the frequency of your desires, but you’re more patient, trusting, and at peace with all that’s happening in your life. You honor your inner knowing and are guided by faith over fear. You create a life of true abundance not from the outside in but from the inside out.

    Once you can tap into this essential state and consistently align with the abundance within, you’ll see it manifest in all different forms outside of you. 

    To be clear, you can manifest things in the short-term without consistently aligning with your highest self, as long as you consistently align with the positive emotions of what you want. But long-term manifestation without the highest self isn’t sustainable. It will constantly feel like you’re striving to become something rather than simply being. The work you do now to consistently align with your higher self will ultimately make your long-term journey more joyful, peaceful, and simply easier. It will become less about doing and more about being

    The importance of aligning with your highest self goes beyond manifesting for the future. It’s about knowing your worthiness right now. And you are worthy and deserving of living a life that feels good to you. To wake up each morning in alignment with the real and true you. To experience feelings of joy, love, peace, abundance, and freedom as your permanent, natural state. 

    And you deserve to know that you are worthy of receiving your dreams just because you’re you. You don’t have to do more. You don’t have to be more. You don’t have to achieve more. You get to receive because who you are, exactly as you are, is always enough.

    That’s what your higher self gives you.

    Less striving. More receiving.

    Your Greatest Teacher

    Have you ever searched for answers outside yourself when you knew the right answer deep within the whole time?

    One final note I want to make about your higher self is that this part of you is often your greatest teacher. If you’re seeking answers outside of yourself and having a difficult time, allow yourself to pause. Take a step back. Close your eyes, and picture your higher self. Ask your higher self the questions that are weighing on your mind. (You might try this practice in meditation, if it feels right.)

    While the Universe will provide you with signs and synchronicities to deliver messages, ultimately, the most profound messages come from the eternal, infinite part of you that exists within. This is the life force of the Universe flowing inside you. You may not quite trust it yet because you’ve been taught to trust your logic and reason over this deep inner knowing. But the eternal energy flowing within you is your greatest guide and greatest teacher. As you learn to trust it, answers will come more easily, and you’ll be able to tap into your intuition to lead you to your next step.

    Start practicing coming to your highest self when you have questions about your life path. Have patience if the answers don’t come to you right away. Sometimes, you might ask a question, and then an answer will come to you in the middle of the afternoon several days later.

    And if an answer comes that doesn’t seem logical, don’t immediately dismiss it. Explore this answer with gentle curiosity. Your mind will likely immediately try to find all the reasons why it must be wrong, so allow yourself to flip your perspective and look for the reasons it might be right.

    How do you connect with your higher self? Share your tips and experiences in the comment box below!

    And 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 Your Intuition
    Manifestation,  Mindfulness,  Self Love

    How To Tap Into Your Intuition (A Complete Guide)

    Below, learn how to tap into your intuition, plus discover what your intuition should feel like, how your intuition relates to manifestation, and what to do if you don’t like what your intuition is telling you.

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    What Is Your Intuition?

    In many ways, your intuition is the least glamorous thing about you. It isn’t showy. It doesn’t like to be the center of attention. It’s so subtle, in fact, that many people question whether theirs works. 

    Right away, I’m here to tell you that you do have one, and it does work. You’ve probably even encountered it recently. 

    We all possess a deep inner knowing softly whispering inside of us; we just don’t always listen to it because our cognitive minds are so busy worrying, stressing, second guessing, developing worst-case scenarios, and overthinking. The second your intuition nudges you to do something out of the norm, your logical brain says, “Hold up, but what about all these 1,291 things that can go wrong?”

    And sometimes, you actually hear your intuition loud and clear, but you don’t want to listen to it. 

    • Your intuition may tell you it’s time to break up with your partner, but you’re terrified of change and don’t want to cause another person pain.
    • Your intuition may tell you not to accept that perfect job with the great pay, but how could you turn down that money?
    • Or your intuition may tell you that you need some more time to yourself before you dive into another relationship, but you really hate being alone.

    This is one of the most frequently asked topics in manifestation, so I’m going to dive right in and cover a lot here today. Let’s explore how to tap into your intuition, what your intuition should feel like, the relationship between intuition and manifestation, and what to do if you don’t like what your intuition is telling you.

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    How To Tap Into Your Intuition

    Below, find six practices to help you tap into your intuition, plus a few additional exercises you can try. (There’s a lot of information here, but consistently following these practices will strengthen your connection with your intuition and help you tap into this deep inner knowing with ease. The first two practices are especially important.)

    Quiet Your Mind

    The first step to take to start connecting with your intuition? 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 have a daily meditation practice already, you may already be benefitting from these regular encounters with silence and stillness. And if you don’t have a meditation practice, that’s okay. I know meditation may seem overwhelming at first. This is partially due to the myth that meditation requires you to have no thoughts. This is one of the biggest misconceptions about meditation and why many people believe meditation isn’t for them. But if you listen to just about any meditation teacher, they’ll tell you the same thing: meditation is not about clearing your mind of thoughts. If it was, I’m not sure any of us, not even the most advanced meditators, would ever succeed. The last thing we want to do is suppress or evade our own thoughts.

    At its heart, meditation (especially practices rooted in mindfulness) is about non-judgmental observation, conscious awareness, and gently rooting yourself in the present moment. It’s a chance to step away from the external noise and come home to yourself for a little while. And this is where your intuition shines: in the quiet places where you can simply be.

    The paradox of using meditation to connect with your intuition is that you’re not actively going to try connecting with your intuition during your meditation. If you sit in silence and try to force something to come forward, you’re likely going to put excess pressure on yourself; in turn, this often causes frustration and anxiety. The key is patience. Sit in stillness for ten minutes today. Then, sit in stillness for ten minutes tomorrow. Day after day, keep sitting in stillness for ten minutes at a time. Don’t try to force anything. It will come on its own. All of the mental clutter will start to clear up, and your intuition will come forward.

    Practice Mindfulness

    One of the biggest barriers to connecting with your intuition is being anywhere but where you are right now. What do I mean by this? As you go about your day, it’s easy to get lost in thoughts about the past or future. You might find yourself replaying yesterday’s events or worrying about the days ahead. When this happens, your mind becomes so busy with troublesome thoughts, you lose your connection with that quiet voice within. Mindfulness is the key to returning to this moment right now and getting in touch with your inner knowing.

    First, let’s take a step back and talk about mindfulness itself. What is it, and why is it so important? Mindfulness is non-judgmental, conscious awareness in the present moment. This means being aware of what’s happening within and around you in this moment. How does your body feel? Are you experiencing any anxiety or tension? What can you perceive with your five senses?

    The key here is not to judge anything you notice. Don’t label any of it as right or wrong. Just notice.

    So why is mindfulness important when it comes to connecting to your intuition? Mindfulness allows you to become aware of what’s happening within and around you in this present moment. Remember, your intuition isn’t flashy. Every once in a while, it might scream at you, like when it knows you might be walking into a dangerous situation. But for most of the daily stuff, it tends to be quiet and unassuming. You can’t always expect it to speak up louder; instead, you must allow yourself to become quieter so you can hear it. 

    Mindfulness quiets the noise of your worries, fears, judgments, and daily stresses so you can hear what’s really going on in the deepest parts within.

    If mindfulness is new for you, you can check out this article for some helpful exercises you can try to start practicing mindfulness throughout your day.

    Truly, I can’t emphasize enough how important mindfulness is in connecting to your intuition. It may feel like this is a slow process, but I promise, if you consistently practice mindfulness techniques for a month straight, you will begin noticing shifts within yourself. This is the bridge to connecting to that quiet voice within: being consciously aware of what’s happening inside you in this present moment, without judging what’s going on. Simply listening. Breathing. Being.

    Cultivate Calm

    I’ll keep this one short: clarity comes with calm. People aren’t known to make good choices when they’re feeling stressed, worried, angry, or depressed. In fact, this has been backed by research: we make better intuitive decisions when we’re in a good mood than when we’re in a bad mood. 

    Connecting with your intuition requires you to first do the two things I mentioned above: quiet your mind and practice mindfulness. Mindfulness will allow you to recognize when you’re experiencing a low vibration. By recognizing your own low vibration, you can choose not to make any big decisions at that moment.

    Conversely, it will help to bring clarity when you’re experiencing a positive vibration. This is when the magic happens. When you’re experiencing a sense of calm and inner peace, that’s when you’re in greatest alignment with your inner knowing.

    Start consciously working with your intuition during moments when you’re feeling really good. I started with walks around my neighborhood. During these walks, I always felt calm, grounded, and connected to my higher self. So I started asking my intuition to guide me when I should turn and where I should walk next. Most of the time, nothing really happened. And that’s completely okay! Sometimes, when you work with your intuition, nothing will actually seem to happen around you. This is normal. Just because nothing happens around you doesn’t mean you’re doing anything wrong. Keep practicing in these moments. This is preparing you to trust your intuition for those bigger moments when something does happen.

    Practice Picking Up Signals From People Around You

    Think of the people you spend the most time with: family, friends, coworkers. How often have you taken one look at a person you’re close with and known that something was wrong? What about those times when it’s less obvious? Someone may seem fine on the surface, but a feeling deep within tells you that something’s off. They seem distant. Distracted. Heavy.

    Start approaching your daily interactions with the intention to pick up on any underlying feelings that may be going on beneath the surface. When you begin your interaction, ask yourself, “What do I feel from this person right now?” See if you can name that underlying feeling. As you continue to practice this, it will become easier to tap into that feeling within. In time, this will expand into other areas of your life. Not only will you be able to connect with your intuition when interacting with other people, but you’ll feel those subtle hunches when it comes to your own life path.

    Take Days Off

    This directly correlates with what we’ve discussed in some of the different points above: make space for stillness, step back from the noise, and give your soul a chance to take a deep sigh of relief. If you’re currently immersed in a cycle of feeling stressed and busy all the time, you’re going to have a difficult time connecting with your inner knowing. See if you can plan days throughout your month where you don’t have anything on the to-do list. Do things that make you feel calm and at ease. Again, you don’t have to actively try to make your intuition come forward. Let it come to you.

    (And to add to this, spending time in nature and taking social media breaks will also help you escape all the outer noise and connect to your inner self. You’ll often hear about these practices when it comes to self-care and taking care of your mental and emotional health, but they have the added benefit of also helping you develop and strengthen your intuition.)

    Connect With Your Body

    You’ll experience your intuition in goosebumps, shivers, chest pressure, and inner aches. You’ll also experience it in more subtle feelings and hunches. The better connected you are with your body, the more you’ll be able to pick up on subtle changes happening inside you. Yoga and meditation are two practices you can use to connect with your body. You can also practice simply standing with your two feet on the ground, closing your eyes, and connecting with how you feel.

    Connection also comes just by paying attention. Step back throughout your day and ask, “How does my body feel right now?” Answer without judgment. The more you practice this, the easier it will become to pick up on any understated shifts that happen within.

    A Few More Practices

    In the long-term, mindfulness and meditation are the two practices that will have the most profound effect on how you connect with your intuition. However, if you want to start working with your intuition more closely right away, there are plenty of other meaningful practices you can try today. Here are a few examples:

    • One of my favorite things to do is go into a store that has crystals and gemstones and let my intuition guide me to pick out a new gemstone for myself. (The small ones are often as inexpensive as $1, so this doesn’t have to cost a lot of money.) Once I pick out my stone, I’ll take it home and read about the spiritual meaning of that gemstone. Then, I’ll think about why my intuition may have led me to that stone. Is it because of the spiritual meaning, or does it simply have a feeling of positive energy? There’s no right or wrong answer here. It’s just a fun and easy practice for developing your intuition, plus you get a new crystal or gemstone from it! You also don’t exclusively have to do this practice with crystals. Pick something you like that makes you feel good, like flowers, books, jewelry, or candles.
    • Working with oracle cards is also a great way to develop your intuition. Pick a card, and before you consult a guidebook, let your inner knowing interpret the meaning of the card.
    • You might also start keeping a dream journal. Try to write what you remember about your dream shortly after you wake up. (The sooner, the better.) Consider if your intuition was trying to tell you something within your dream. You might also see if your intuition can help you uncover any deeper meanings or symbolism in the dream itself. 
    • A pendulum is another great tool for developing your intuition. It’s most often used to gain insight and clarity when there are areas of uncertainty in your life. Anytime you have a question and are looking for help or advice, you can use a pendulum to receive guidance from a higher power. If you’re interested in learning more about how you can use a pendulum to strengthen your intuition, this article explains what a pendulum is and how it’s used.

    What Does Your Intuition Feel Like?

    Your intuition can be so subtle, it’s often difficult to describe what it feels like. For a situation in which you might be putting yourself in danger, the feeling will be more obvious. Your heart will race, your palms will get sweaty, and that voice within will yell at you to turn around and find safety. Sometimes, your breath may quicken, and you’ll get shivers down your spine. When you encounter these experiences, don’t question these feelings. And especially don’t question whether you’re overreacting. Err on the side of caution. Trust what you feel.

    Most situations in life aren’t like this, though – especially when it comes to intuitive nudges you have about your own life path. Your intuition usually doesn’t speak in shouts but in whispers. And often, it’s less of a feeling and more of a knowing. You’ll experience a sudden understanding: clarity that just comes to you, often unexpectedly. If something is off (maybe with a relationship or a business deal), there will be a part of you that just knows.

    Your intuition comes from your heart’s consciousness, which isn’t always as easy to grasp as the logic and reason of your mind’s consciousness. Thus, you may try to talk your way out of whatever it is that you’re feeling. You may keep trying to reason with yourself and follow your logical mind. And it’s okay; most of us have done this at some point in our lives. We’ve been taught to trust logic and reason over intuition and inner knowing. And that’s what can make following your intuition feel kind of scary – because it requires you to alter your mindset. It’s less about thinking your way forward and more about feeling your way forward.

    Here are a few of the ways in which you might experience your intuition:

    • An unexplainable “knowing”
    • A feeling of “rightness”
    • Clarity
    • Ease
    • Hunches
    • A quiet voice within
    • A recurring thought
    • Goosebumps
    • Shivers
    • Racing heart
    • An inner ache
    • Pressure in your chest
    • Physical discomfort
    • Emotional discomfort

    Your Intuition & Manifestation

    So what role does your intuition play in manifestation?

    First, let’s consider how manifestation works:

    • You set an intention based on the authentic, deeply felt dreams that have been placed in your heart.
    • You communicate this intention to the Universe. Your positive vibrations are one way of communicating this intention, as by vibrating at the frequency of your desires, you express that you’re ready to receive more of this good-feeling thing.
    • The Universe works behind the scenes to set everything in motion. It communicates back to you in the form of messages, synchronicities, and most importantly, your own intuition. Being in the vibration of what you desire allows you to receive these signs and inner nudges with clarity. (In contrast, being in a state of stress, worry, and anger will cause you to miss these signs and feelings.)
    • Then, you take inspired action based on the communication the Universe has given you. This leads you on the path straight to your dreams and desires.

    The art of manifestation is the art of learning how to communicate with the Universe. You communicate every single day through your vibration. The Universe communicates back to you through your own intuition. 

    So if you’ve set an intention, that means signs, synchronicities, and inner nudges are going to come. Your job now is to listen and take inspired action. Once you do this, you’ll receive your next nudge forward. As you follow this path, you’ll be in divine flow with the Universe, and your manifestations will start to come alive.

    I know this might sound like a long process, but I promise, it’s not. Depending on the specific dream, some things could come in months, weeks, days – even hours. 

    The key is to not worry when it will come. And in time, you won’t. Just keep following your intuition, and you’ll come to realize the journey is just as beautiful as the destination.

    What If You Don’t Like What Your Intuition Is Telling You?

    So let’s say you’re trying to manifest something, but your intuition is telling you to do the very opposite of what you think you should be doing. Often, when you want something, it’s because you imagine that outcome will make you feel a certain way.

    • You may want to manifest a perfect partner, even though your intuition is telling you to take some time to be single, because you imagine the partner will make you feel loved.
    • You dream of getting a prestigious position for a certain well-known company, even though your inner knowing says it’s not as perfect as it seems, because you imagine you’ll finally feel successful and worthy of your parents’ approval.
    • Or you want to manifest the money to have that cosmetic surgery, even though you’re unsure about it, because you imagine it’ll make you feel beautiful and empowered.

    There’s nothing wrong with wanting these things for yourself. Nothing. It only becomes negative when it goes against your intuition. This is when I urge you to step back and re-evaluate your overall goal. Take some time to pause. You can meditate, journal, or take a day off to spend time in nature. Set the intention to understand your desires and what you really want. Allow yourself to shift your vision. 

    Instead of going after that perfect partner, job, or appearance, set an intention to encompass the feelings of being loved, successful, worthy, beautiful, and empowered (or however you imagine this external thing will make you feel). Focus on those feelings, and allow your intuition to guide you forward on your path. Trust that your inner knowing always has the right answers, and believe that the Universe will always take you where you want to go. It may mean that your perfect partner isn’t supposed to come into your life right now, but you find that you feel so loved anyway, you’re okay waiting.

    There’s a lot more to be said about intuition, but for now, I’ll leave you with this: Trust your inner knowing. Even if it doesn’t make sense today, it will with time. If you’re feeling lost, instead of searching for external answers to guide your path, sit in the quiet of your own mind for a little while, and you will find you already know everything you need to take the next step.

    What’s your relationship with your intuition? How do you most often experience it, and how has it guided you throughout your life journey? Share your experiences and tips for tapping into your intuition in the comment box below!

    And 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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    Mindfulness,  Self Love

    500 Things To Be Grateful For Today

    In this article, discover 500 things to be grateful for today. For easy reading, these 500 list items have been divided into 15 categories. Use this list to help you develop your own gratitude practice and remind you that while life may not be perfect, there’s still a lot of really wonderful things in this world to feel grateful for.

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    Finding Gratitude

    Embracing gratitude is the practice of expressing sincere appreciation for your daily miracles. But these daily miracles aren’t necessarily “really big” things. Often, it’s the normal, everyday experiences of our lives that provide us with the biggest reasons to express our gratitude:

    Having a safe, warm home to live in. Being loved and appreciated by family friends. Possessing a strong heart and healthy lungs. Your first sip of coffee in the morning. The ability to open your eyes and greet a brand new day.

    Every morning, I write down at least three things I’m grateful for that day. However, in this practice, I find myself often writing down the same things week after week. And while there’s nothing wrong with this, I wanted to see if I could come up with a longer list of people, places, things, and experiences to feel truly grateful for.

    Below, you’ll find 500 things to be grateful for today. I’ve separated these list items into subtopics such as Body, People & Relationships, Past Experiences, and Nature. However, you’ll find that many of these list items can fit under multiple categories.

    Whether you have an ongoing gratitude practice or are starting a new one, I hope that this list of 500 things to be grateful for today helps you to view your life from a perspective of true abundance: seeing it for all that you have rather than all that you lack. Not all list items will apply to you, and that’s okay. They may help you to spur new thoughts and ideas about things you feel grateful for in your life. Because while 500 things to be grateful for may seem like a lot, it’s actually just barely skimming the surface of all there is in this world to appreciate. (For instance, after I finished the list, I realized I didn’t include very much about your job and career.)

    No matter what’s going on in your life, I hope you remember that expressing gratitude doesn’t mean you have to ignore the bad things or suppress any frustration you may feel in this moment. Rather, it’s an opportunity to take a deep breath and acknowledge that even when life isn’t perfect, there’s still a lot of really beautiful things in this world to feel grateful for.

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    500 Things To Be Grateful For Today


    • Healthy lungs for breathing
    • A strong heart
    • Eyes that give you vision to see the world
    • Ears to hear music and laughter
    • A nose to smell flowers and freshly baked cookies
    • A tongue (and taste buds!) to taste your favorite foods
    • Lips to kiss your partner, your children, or your pets
    • A functioning brain for thinking, problem-solving, and all-around living
    • Healthy legs for walking, running, and dancing
    • Arms for hugging the people you love
    • Hands and fingers that allow you write, draw, and hold a hot cup of coffee
    • An immune system that keeps you healthy
    • A liver that removes harmful toxins
    • Muscles that help you to move, lift, speak, and enjoy life to the fullest
    • Strong bones to help you stand, move, and experience the world
    • Resilient, self-repairing skin that shields and protects you
    • Those scars you have that are proof of a life fully lived


    • Your skills and talents
    • Your kindness
    • Your compassion
    • Your strength
    • Your courage
    • Your resilience
    • The challenges you’ve faced with your own courage and strength
    • Your ability to see the world through the eyes of love and appreciation
    • How far you’ve come
    • Your endless capacity to love
    • Your ability to persevere, even when life feels hard
    • Your generous heart
    • Your integrity
    • Your intelligence
    • Your creativity
    • Your problem-solving skills
    • Your deepest, most heartfelt dreams
    • Your passions
    • Your humor
    • Your unending hope


    • Sunsets and sunrises
    • Dreamy blue skies
    • Fluffy white clouds
    • The breeze against your skin on a warm day
    • The endless beauty of the ocean
    • That glorious mountain in the distance (or the one you’ve climbed)
    • The trees that stay rooted to the ground, no matter how hard the wind blows
    • The changing of the leaves from lovely green to spectacular reds, oranges, and yellows
    • A peaceful lake, river, or creek
    • The warm sand beneath your bare feet
    • The brightness of the full moon
    • A sky full of stars on a clear night
    • Beautiful, majestic wild animals
    • The soft whisper of the snow as it blankets the earth
    • That one place you can always find peace, no matter how heavy life feels
    • Birds chirping outside your window
    • The smell of freshly cut grass
    • Wildflowers
    • Lavender fields

    People & Relationships

    • Your mother
    • Your father
    • Your siblings
    • Your children
    • Your partner
    • Your grandparents
    • Your stepmother
    • Your stepfather
    • An adult who helped raise you
    • Your aunts and uncles
    • Your cousins
    • Your nieces and nephews
    • Your in-laws
    • Your first best friend
    • Your high school best friends
    • Your college best friends
    • Your current best friends
    • Your boss
    • Your coworkers
    • Your neighbors
    • Your community
    • Your first love
    • Your past and present mentors
    • Your coaches
    • Your mentors
    • Your classmates
    • Your religious leaders
    • Kind strangers
    • A teacher who made a difference
    • The cashier who knows you by name
    • Your mail deliverer
    • Your doctor and nurses
    • Your work best friend
    • Your roommates
    • Your hairdresser
    • Your therapist
    • Someone you barely knew who said something that sticks with you to this day
    • Someone who makes you feel safe
    • Someone who always makes you laugh
    • Someone you can be your true self with
    • Someone who has seen you through your highs and lows and still loves you, no matter what
    • Someone who makes you believe in the goodness of people


    • That song that always makes you want to dance
    • That song that touches your heart every single time you hear it
    • That song that reminds you of a special memory
    • Your favorite band
    • Your favorite singer
    • Music, in general (and its healing power)
    • Your favorite movie
    • A movie scene that always makes you laugh
    • A movie quote you love
    • The best acting you’ve ever watched
    • That TV show you can rewatch 100 times without ever getting tired of it
    • A nostalgic video game
    • Your favorite podcast
    • Your favorite content creator
    • Your favorite writer
    • Your favorite book series
    • Lord of the Rings Marathons
    • Harry Potter Marathons
    • Watching Home Alone every December
    • Anything with Keanu Reeves
    • Going to a concert
    • Going to a show
    • Going to a sports game
    • Watching the Super Bowl for the game
    • Watching the Super Bowl for the commercials
    • Watching the Super Bowl for the snacks
    • Watching the Super Bowl for the people you get to spend time with

    Past Experiences

    • Past experiences you’re really proud of
    • Past experiences that made you stronger
    • Past experiences that helped you to grow
    • Past experiences that brought you joy
    • Past experiences that made you laugh so hard you cried
    • Past experiences that showed you the beauty of being alive
    • Past experiences that led you to where you are today
    • Past experiences that you wouldn’t take back, even if they didn’t lead where you wanted them to
    • Past experiences that showed you that you’re so much braver and stronger than you realized
    • The smallest moments that made the biggest difference in your life
    • Past experiences that brought you peace
    • Past experiences that showed you the power of forgiveness
    • Past experiences that surprised you in the best way
    • Past experiences that helped you to learn from your mistakes
    • Past experiences that helped you to break out of a rut
    • Past experiences that made you shake and tremble with nerves – but you got through them
    • Past experiences that allowed you to feel truly alive
    • Past experiences that showed you the meaning of true love
    • Past experiences that helped you to connect to yourself
    • Past experiences that helped you to connect to others
    • Past experiences that helped you to connect to the universe as a whole


    • Your home
    • Your car
    • Your phone
    • Your laptop
    • Your tablet
    • Your video game consoles
    • Your television
    • Your bed
    • Your blankets
    • Your pillows
    • Your toothbrush
    • Your toothpaste
    • Your body-cleansing products
    • Your lotion and moisturizer
    • Your hairbrush
    • Your makeup
    • Your kitchen table
    • Your coffee maker
    • Your favorite coffee mug
    • Your plates and bowls
    • Your eating utensils
    • Your kitchen sink
    • The food in your pantry
    • Your microwave
    • Your stove
    • Your refrigerator
    • Your toaster
    • Your air fryer
    • Your Instant Pot
    • Your pots and pans
    • Your baking sheets
    • Your oven mitts
    • Your dishwasher
    • Your garbage cans
    • Your couch
    • Your desk
    • Your clothes
    • Your washer and dryer
    • Your security system
    • The locks on your doors
    • Your Smart Home devices
    • The roof on your house
    • Your furnace
    • Your wall decorations
    • Your fitness tracker
    • Your headphones or AirPods
    • Your shoe collection
    • Your hair dryer
    • Your hair straightener
    • Your curling irons
    • Your vacuum
    • Your windows
    • Your curtains
    • Your blinds
    • Your light fixtures
    • Your gardening equipment
    • Your lawn tools
    • Your toys and games

    Food & Drink

    • Water
    • Coffee
    • Tea
    • Smoothies
    • Chocolate
    • Spicy snacks
    • Pancakes & waffles
    • Pumpkin pie
    • Pizza
    • Tacos
    • Pasta
    • Seafood
    • Sushi
    • Fresh vegetables
    • Tropical fruit
    • Organic foods
    • Gluten-free foods
    • Sour candy
    • Hard candies
    • Gummy bears
    • The combination of peanut butter and chocolate
    • Mint chocolate chip ice cream
    • Cookie dough
    • Lemon-flavored sweets
    • Chocolate-covered strawberries
    • Burgers (Vegetarian ones, too!)
    • Crispy fries
    • Your favorite meal
    • Your favorite treat
    • Comfort food on heavy days
    • Warm soup when it’s cold outside
    • Soft, warm, freshly baked bread
    • That one meal from your favorite restaurant
    • Home-cooked meals
    • Home-baked desserts
    • Sparkling water
    • Sparkling cider
    • Your favorite soda
    • Orange juice
    • Freshly squeezed lemonade

    Animals & Insects

    • Cats and kittens
    • Dogs and puppies
    • Horses
    • Rabbits
    • Squirrels
    • Deer
    • Cattle
    • Pigs
    • Chickens
    • Hummingbirds
    • Ladybugs
    • Butterflies
    • Eagles
    • Giraffes
    • Zebras
    • All. The. Animals. (I could make a list of just 500 animals, so I’m going to stop myself here!)

    The Little Things

    • Seasonal candles
    • Fuzzy socks
    • Stretchy leggings
    • Slippers
    • Crystals & gemstones
    • Essential oils
    • Affirmation cards
    • Motivational quotes
    • Souvenirs from past vacations
    • Old journals and diaries
    • Polaroid cameras
    • Plants
    • Freshly cut flowers
    • Succulents
    • Mala beads
    • Old pictures
    • Bookshelves filled with classic literature
    • A meaningful piece of jewelry
    • The soft glow of a Himalayan salt lamp
    • The scent of your favorite body wash
    • Bubble bath
    • Throw pillows
    • Coffee dates with your best friend
    • A kind smile from a stranger
    • Board game nights with friends and family
    • The feel of freshly washed sheets against your bare legs
    • A rainy day spent inside snuggled on the couch
    • Deep conversations with people you connect with on a soul level
    • Wearing a new outfit that makes you feel really good
    • Getting a meme or gif that makes you laugh
    • Crying it all out
    • Finding money you didn’t know you had
    • The scent of chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven
    • Ridiculous dancing with friends
    • The moment your favorite song starts playing on the radio
    • Your favorite family traditions
    • Buying from a small, family-run business
    • Winning something unexpectedly
    • Running into someone you love while you’re out in public
    • Comfy pajamas
    • Girls’ nights
    • Guys’ nights
    • A feel-good book
    • Sleepovers with your best friends
    • Three-day weekends
    • Creating a playlist of your favorite songs
    • The first sip of coffee in the morning
    • A warm shower
    • Outdoor lunch breaks on a perfect-temperature day
    • A peaceful moment to yourself before the day starts
    • Rewatching your favorite holiday movie for the 500th time
    • Beach days
    • Lake days
    • Cabin days
    • Snow days
    • Summer nights with friends
    • The fresh scent of the post-rain air in the spring
    • The touch of the sun’s rays against your skin in the summer
    • The autumn colors and crisp coolness of the air
    • Snowy winters spent indoors next to the fireplace
    • Getting dressed up for no reason at all
    • Giggling with your best friend over inside jokes
    • Taking a vacation day to stay in and do nothing
    • Taking a nap in the middle of the day
    • Dinner parties with friends
    • Having breakfast for dinner
    • Having cold pizza for breakfast
    • A goodnight kiss
    • A kiss on the forehead
    • Your favorite childhood toy
    • A beautiful ending
    • A new beginning
    • Moving into a new home
    • Doing a cartwheel
    • Talking to your mom on the phone
    • Cuddling with the person you love most in this world
    • Receiving an unexpected gift
    • Giving a gift to someone when they don’t expect it


    • The first time you saw the ocean
    • The first time you travelled by plane
    • The first time you touched snow
    • The first time you held your crush’s hand
    • Your first kiss
    • The first time you drove a car
    • The first car you owned
    • The first time you ran 5K
    • The first time you ran 10K
    • The first time you achieved something you never thought you would
    • The first time you meditated, even though you were quite certain you were doing it wrong
    • Your first job
    • Your first paycheck
    • Your first promotion
    • The first time you fell in love
    • The first house you bought

    Modern Conveniences

    • Food delivery services
    • Grocery delivery services
    • Curbside pickup
    • Wireless internet
    • GPS
    • Fast food
    • Drive-thrus
    • Online shopping
    • Zoom
    • Spotify
    • Meditation apps
    • Google Calendar
    • Netflix
    • Hulu
    • Amazon Prime
    • HBO Max
    • Cell phone cameras
    • UPS
    • Fed-Ex
    • Same Day Delivery
    • Two-Day Shipping
    • Overnight Shipping
    • Indoor plumbing
    • Electricity
    • Water heaters
    • Curbside garbage service

    Activities & Experiences

    • Meditating
    • Practicing yoga
    • Camping
    • Hiking
    • Jogging
    • Biking
    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Painting
    • Drawing
    • Crafting
    • Cooking
    • Dancing
    • Singing
    • Baking
    • Gardening
    • Exercising
    • Roller blading
    • Ice skating
    • Skateboarding
    • Skiing
    • Sledding
    • Snowboarding
    • Snowball fights
    • Building a snowman
    • Going on a picnic
    • Art in the park
    • Roasting marshmallows over a campfire
    • Running through the sprinklers on a warm day
    • Swimming in the ocean
    • Swimming in the lake
    • Swimming in a pool
    • Paddleboarding
    • Spending a day at the theme park
    • Riding a roller coaster
    • Road trips
    • Stargazing
    • Daydreaming
    • Journaling
    • Traveling somewhere new for the first time
    • Working in a job you love
    • Going to a museum
    • Golfing
    • Mini-golfing
    • Working from home
    • Re-reading your favorite book
    • Watching the city lights from a viewpoint high above it all
    • Celebrating a birthday
    • Dressing up for Halloween
    • Staying up until midnight on New Year’s Eve
    • Sharing a New Year’s kiss with someone you love
    • Going to a high school reunion
    • Watching a waterfall
    • Traveling the world
    • Walking on the beach
    • Falling in love
    • Learning how to love yourself
    • Speaking your truth, even when your voice shakes
    • Standing up for yourself
    • Standing up for someone else

    Places In Your Community

    • The gym
    • The grocery store
    • Restaurants
    • Clothing stores
    • Schools
    • The building you work in
    • Hospitals
    • Urgent care clinics
    • Fire stations
    • Recycling centers
    • Hair salons
    • Spas
    • Parks
    • Nail salons
    • The yoga studio
    • The art studio
    • The art museum
    • Your local bookstore
    • Your local game store
    • The family-owned corner store that’s been there forever
    • Coffee shops
    • Bakeries
    • Bagel shops
    • Your favorite pizza place
    • Home decor stores
    • Locally-owned businesses
    • Shoe stores
    • Candy stores
    • Donut shops
    • Ice cream shops
    • The Farmer’s Market
    • Plant and garden centers
    • Hardware stores
    • The bike park
    • The skateboard park
    • The airport
    • Gas stations
    • Hotels
    • Waterparks
    • Toy stores
    • Libraries
    • Office supply stores
    • Vet clinics
    • Daycare facilities
    • Sporting goods stores

    Growing Up

    • Your education
    • Having your own bedroom
    • Eating home-cooked meals
    • Wearing new clothes to school
    • Wearing brand new shoes on the first day of school
    • Having coats and warm clothing that fit you
    • Having parents who worked to keep you warm, fed, and safe
    • Having parents who made you feel unconditionally loved
    • Getting what you asked for on your birthday & holiday lists
    • Going on vacations with your family
    • Having adults in your life who cared about your well-being
    • Being in an environment in which your imagination was encouraged
    • Being told you can do and be anything you want
    • Never having to guess where your next meal will come from
    • Being allowed to just be a kid

    What things are you most grateful for in your life? Share some of the items on your personal gratitude list below!

    And 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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    33 Profound Spiritual Healing Quotes To Guide Your Path

    In this article, discover 33 beautiful and profound spiritual healing quotes to guide your path, help you embrace your inner divinity, and gently bring you back home to yourself when you’re feeling lost. Let these quotes comfort, uplift, and light your way forward as you heal, nourish, and grow.

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    Spiritual Healing

    Spiritual healing is a process of letting go of everything you aren’t in order to embrace what you are. It’s a path that leads you to uncovering the divinity that exists within yourself. And it’s a journey rooted in connection: connection with others, with love, with the universe, and with your own soul.

    For each of us, spiritual healing is a journey that brings us back home to ourselves when we’re lost. It’s often a process of releasing, embracing, expanding, transforming, and sometimes just being.

    And it’s a reminder that you are your own greatest healer. You are your greatest guide. The answers you seek are always within.

    Below, discover 33 profound spiritual healing quotes to guide your path. These quotes are meant to help you love both the darkness and light within and gently lead you back home to yourself. Some may resonate more than others in this moment. That’s completely okay. For now, take what you need. In the future, when you’re in a different place in your spiritual journey, you might come back and see if a different quote resonates and reveals something new for you.

    And if you’re feeling spiritually lost, know that it’s okay. Sometimes, being lost isn’t such a bad thing. The best thing you can do for yourself in this moment is to ask, “What does my soul need right now?”

    Then, whatever the answer is, go there. Give yourself what you need. Lean into love.

    Spiritual Healing Quotes

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    1. “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”


    2. “Pay attention to your patterns. The ways you learned to survive may not be the ways you want to continue to live. Heal and shift.”

    Dr. Thema Bryant Davis

    3. “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”


    4. “The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.”

    Caroline Myss

    5. “If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”

    Amit Ray

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    6. “Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from.”

    Elizabeth Kübler-Ross

    7. “That’s life: starting over, one breath at a time.”

    Sharon Salzberg

    8. “Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.”

    Eckhart Tolle

    9. “You have to grow from inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.”

    Swami Vivekananda

    10. “When you connect to the silence within you, that is when you can make sense of the disturbance going on around you.”

    Stephen Richards

    11. “I think 99 times and find nothing. I stop thinking, swim in silence and the truth comes to me.”

    Albert Einstein

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    12. “Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”

    Carl Jung

    13. “We spend a lot of time judging ourselves harshly for feelings that we had no role in summoning. The only thing you can control is how you handle it.”

    Dan Harris

    14. “You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it is better to listen to what it has to say.”

    Paulo Coelho

    15. “Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.”


    16. Compassion is even more powerful than courage. Sure, with courage you can conquer a world – but only with compassion can you heal and build it.

    Rasheed Ogunlaru

    17. “Pure awareness transcends thinking. It allows you to step outside the chattering negative self-talk and your reactive impulses and emotions. It allows you to look at the world once again with open eyes. And when you do so, a sense of wonder and quiet contentment begins to reappear in your life.”

    Mark Williams

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    18. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”

    Jack Kornfield

    19. “These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.”


    20. “Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.”

    Hermann Hesse

    21. “You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”

    Louise Hay

    22. “Spiritual healing occurs as we begin to consciously reconnect with our essential being – the wise, loving, powerful, creative entity that we are at our core.”

    Shakti Gawain

    23. “New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.”

    Lao Tzu

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    24. “Awakening is not changing who you are, but discarding who you are not.”

    Deepak Chopra

    25. “As soon as I allow the Universe to replace my fear-based beliefs with new perceptions, I receive a miracle.”

    Gabby Bernstein

    26. “The mind defines, decides, doubts and divides – only the heart truly binds.”

    Rasheed Ogunlaru

    27. “Awakening is about liberating yourself from the prison that is the world of the mind and daring to be here as all that you are.”

    Leonard Jacobson

    28. With everything that has happened to you, you can feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.”

    Wayne Dyer

    29. “The use of love is to heal. When it flows without effort from the depth of the self, love creates health.”

    Deepak Chopra

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    30. “Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you – all of the expectations, all of the beliefs – and becoming who you are.”

    Rachel Naomi Remen

    31. “Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.”

    don Miguel Ruiz

    32. “It is always the false that makes you suffer, the false desires and fears, the false values and ideas, the false relationships between people. Abandon the false and you are free of pain; truth makes happy, truth liberates.”

    Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

    33. “The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life.”

    Marianne Williamson

    Do you have any favorite spiritual healing quotes? Share your favorites in the comment box below! And 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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