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    What is the Art of Allowing? (A Complete Guide)

    In this post, discover the meaning of the Art of Allowing, plus get tips and journal prompts to help you surrender your worries and trust the Universe to guide you in the direction of your dreams and desires.

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    What is the Art of Allowing?

    The Art of Allowing is a key component in manifestation, which is the practice of visualizing your dreams and desires and vibrating at the frequency of your desires as if they’ve already come true. By becoming the embodiment of all your deepest desires, you attract more of this positive energy to you. (For instance, when you allow yourself to feel truly loved and cherished right now, you attract even more love into your life.)

    Generally, when you read or listen to someone speak about manifestation, it’s in a very active sense. The word “manifest” itself is an action word. It seems to require continually doing. You visualize your desires, set an intention, listen to your intuition, take inspired action, and continually cultivate more and more self-belief.

    But this only tells half the story. Manifestation isn’t only about doing; it’s also about being.

    Or, rather, allowing.

    According to Abraham Hicks, the Art of Allowing is “the conscious, gentle guiding of your thoughts in the general direction of the things that you desire.”

    To demonstrate this, imagine that you’re on a boat floating down a river. When you’re effortlessly floating downstream, you’re moving in the flow of all your dreams and desires. You might set aside your paddles, lay down, and let the Universe carry you, trusting that it’s taking you exactly where you want to go.

    It seems simple enough, but often, we do the exact opposite: we pick up the oars and start furiously trying to paddle upstream, convinced we know the right path. Not only does this take us in the opposite direction of our desires, but it causes us to exert a lot more energy (and most of it isn’t positive).

    The Art of Allowing is the practice of moving in flow with the Universe. It’s understanding that manifestation and the Law of Attraction isn’t 100% doing all the time. When you’re in alignment with the universal flow, you realize that your most important work of all is to feel good. You’re able to let go of control and surrender your path to the Universe. You focus on cultivating such a beautiful world within, your positive energy spreads outside of you.

    This is the Art of Allowing: to let the positive energy of all your dreams and desires become the center of your world. You leave the when, what, where, and how to the Universe and focus solely on cultivating positive thoughts and positive emotions that support your entire well-being.

    When you’re able to do this consistently each day, something kind of magical will begin to unfold in your outer world.

    Want to learn how to practice the Art of Allowing? Keep reading to learn how to know if you’re moving with the flow of the Universe and how to cultivate a mindset of allowing.

    How to Know If You’re Allowing

    Have you ever had a moment where you feel really good about the path you’re on but then inner worries start to kick in? Maybe you think it’s too good to be true. Or maybe you start to think that you’re not truly worthy of your dreams. Many of us unintentionally self-sabotage, believing that it’s just not possible for good things to happen to us.

    Something has to go wrong, right?

    I’ve experienced this many times in my own journey. I’ll experience success and feel really good about my success . . . and then soon after, my inner worries and insecurities start to kick in. Here are some common thoughts I’ve had when this happens:

    • Am I really worthy of all these good things?
    • Something bad has to happen, right?
    • I shouldn’t be so confident. As soon as I’m too confident, the Universe will knock me back down again.

    Have you ever had these types of thoughts? These negative thoughts are essentially our way of sabotaging ourselves from allowing more good things to flow in.

    It’s not just our own internal fears and limiting beliefs that stop us from allowing, though. When we let external situations influence our internal worlds, we also block ourselves from receiving what we desire.

    For instance, someone cuts you off in traffic. Or someone is rude to you at the grocery store. Maybe your boss was a jerk today or your partner’s bad mood has started to affect your own.

    When you let these external situations stir up negative feelings such as anger and frustration within, you’re only causing yourself to suffer in the long run. Your power lies in your ability to experience a range of negative external situations but to not let them influence your own emotional state.

    How to Practice the Art of Allowing

    In theory, it seems like practicing the Art of Allowing should be really easy. It simply requires you to allow in the things you really want in your life. And to do that, the first step is to feel all of the things you already want to feel in your life: joyful, peaceful, free, abundant, loved.

    All of it sounds simple enough.

    But the truth is, this practice isn’t always easy. Especially not at first. There’s a good chance that you have decades of lived experience that directly counteracts the Art of Allowing.

    So that’s why I want to start with this:

    If you notice yourself having trouble releasing your worries and simply allowing, don’t criticize yourself. Don’t judge or condemn yourself.

    One affirmation that I really like in these moments is, “I’m doing the best I can, and my best is enough.”

    To help make the Art of Allowing a little easier, here are some practices you can utilize in your daily life:

    Connect With Your Inner Self

    The first step to practicing the Art of Allowing is to understand your own relationship with allowing in your daily life. Do you easily allow things in, or do you always have to be in control of every situation? Do you trust the Universe to support you? How much time do you spend doing versus time spent being?

    Once you understand your own relationship with allowing, you’re better able to begin surrendering control. While you can internally reflect upon the questions I posed above, I always find journaling to be a profound practice when I need to connect with my deepest self. To start, find a quiet spot where you won’t be interrupted. See if you can dedicate at least 15 to 20 minutes to this practice. As you journal, enact a “no self-criticism” rule. This means that even if uncomfortable truths arise, you don’t judge yourself for what you uncover.

    Rather, acknowledge your truths with love and compassion. Remember that this journey of personal growth isn’t easy, and give yourself some credit for the courage it takes to go on this journey. If you’re not happy with the way you’ve reacted to situations in the past, you can recognize this while also asserting that you’re ready to start telling a new story now.

    Below, you’ll find some journal prompts to help you uncover your own relationship with the Art of Allowing.

    Journal Prompts for the Art of Allowing

    • Do I trust my path or do I have a hard time releasing control? What makes this hard or easy for me?
    • What does it mean to me to surrender to a higher power? Is this easy or hard for me?
    • What are three ways I can practice surrendering in my daily life?
    • What evidence do I see in my life that the Universe is always looking out for me? What are some visible and non-visible signs of the Universe’s love?
    • How can I use this evidence to cultivate more trust and allowing?
    • When it comes to my big goals and dreams, how much time do I spend doing? How much do I practice simply allowing?
    • What does allowing mean to me?
    • How does allowing feel to me?
    • Describe a day as your highest, most authentic self walking through life simply allowing. What does this day look like?

    Use Positive Affirmations

    Positive affirmations are present-tense statements that are designed to uplift and encourage while boosting self-belief and supporting your overall well-being. Most positive affirmations support the practice of allowing, as they help to align you with the feel-good state of your dreams and desires. Depending on the situation, you can use specific affirmations that will help you in the moment. For instance, if you’re experiencing anxiety, you can repeat some gentle affirmations for anxiety.

    To learn more about how to use positive affirmations to get the most out of them, I encourage you to read my blog post, How to Use Affirmations (So They Actually Work).

    Below, I’ve linked to a few blog posts that will help to lift your vibrations and align you with the feelings of faith, joy, and inner peace:

    Meditate

    Whenever you feel misaligned, meditation is a powerful practice for gently guiding you back home to yourself. It allows you to let go, surrender control, and open yourself up to receive whatever is for your highest good. Meditation is truly the ultimate practice for being and allowing.

    Consider this quote from Abraham Hicks:

    • “By deliberately focusing upon good-feeling thoughts, you allow your physical cells to return to their natural balance. Breathing deeply is the key, softly hearing our words and allowing gentle alignment with the Energy of your Source.”

    And this one:

    • “There is no better way of stopping the momentum of something unwanted, and to allow the momentum of something wanted, than to meditate – other than getting a full night’s sleep.”

    If you’re new to meditating, Mindful has a great meditation guide for beginners. I also encourage you to check out the InsightTimer app, which is my personal go-to app for meditation.

    Align With Your Highest Self

    Your highest self is your essential self; it’s the eternal part of you that’s untouched by human experiences. This is the truest, most authentic part of you.

    When you think about the Art of Allowing, consider how your highest self would respond to various situations. How does your highest self approach your goals and dreams? Does your highest self trust your path? How does your highest self respond in the face of not knowing what’s going to happen next?

    It takes practice, but intentionally choosing to align with your highest self is one of the most powerful practices you can do to allow your deepest desires to manifest in your life. (And if you stray from your highest self? That’s okay. Don’t criticize or judge yourself. Respond with love and compassion, and remember that in every moment, you have the opportunity to realign with the true you.)

    Below are some questions to consider when thinking about your highest self. You can answer these questions internally or reflect upon them in your journal.

    • Who is my highest self? How do I align with my highest self in my daily life?
    • Is my highest self able to trust, allow, and just be?
    • How does my highest self approach each day? How does my highest self react to negative energy? How does my highest self walk through life?
    • Do I regularly consult with my highest self when responding to situations and making decisions? If not, how can I begin to include my highest self in my life’s journey?
    • When I’m aligned with my highest self, how do I feel?

    Abraham Hicks Quotes on the Art of Allowing

    • “The Art of Allowing, is wanting so much to feel good, that whether you are perusing the past or the present, or the future, you’re deliberately looking for the best-feeling thought that you can find.”
    • “The Art of Allowing says, ‘I’ve created it. It’s coming to me. It wants me. I want it. I will find a path to allow it. And the path of allowing what I want is the path of happiness, and joy, and feeling good.'”
    • “No matter what it is, if you really want it, and if you get out of the way of it, it will happen. It must be. It is Law. It can be no other way. It’s the way this Universe is established. If you want it and you relax, it will happen.”
    • “The Art of Allowing is caring so much about how I feel that I am unwilling to go to those uncomfortable places like: defending, justifying, rationalizing or trying to figure out why.”

    One Final Note

    One last aspect about the Art of Allowing that’s important to mention is that this practice also means allowing others to live their lives without trying to control them. You may think you know the best path for them, but you can’t force anything on another person. They must discover their own path, which may be drastically different from what you want for them.

    You can be a beacon of love and compassion. You can be a guiding light when they ask for advice. You can be a positive example of what it means to walk your own path in love and faith.

    But you can’t push them in a certain direction.

    The Art of Allowing means giving others the freedom to follow their own inner knowing, learn from their own experiences, and grow at their own pace.

    And truly, when you’re aligned with the flow of the Universe, you won’t want this anyway. Once you fully allow, there is no need to control. You’ll be able to let go and trust that the Universe is taking care of the highest good for yourself and others.


    For uplifting affirmations and inspiring messages, 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.

    And if you’re looking for more manifestation resources, be sure to check out the Dreams, Goals & Manifestation Printables and The Ultimate Manifestation Workbook, available now in my online shop.

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    33 Journal Prompts for Goal Setting & Future Planning

    Below, discover 33 profound journal prompts for goal setting, planning your future, and taking the first steps toward creating the life you desire. You are worthy. You are capable. And you already have what it takes. It’s time to step into your power to achieve all of your most heartfelt goals (and more).

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    Setting Goals

    Most of us have short-term and long-term goals for our lives. These goals might include positive career movement, financial success, living in the place you’ve always dreamed of, and/or having a healthy, long-term relationship.

    But how often do you take the time to write your goals down? It’s easy to lose sight of your goals in the midst of your daily life. When dealing with external demands, thinking about your long-term goals sometimes seems less urgent.

    But it shouldn’t be.

    Your goals matter. Every dream, desire, passion, and objective that’s been placed inside you has been put there for a reason. And you owe it to yourself to follow it as far as it will take you.

    Below, you’ll find 33 journal prompts for goal setting and future planning. I’ve also included some tips on how to use these journal prompts as well as resources throughout the article to help you with achieving your goals. Let these journal prompts and resources guide you in creating a life that fulfills your heart and supports your mind, body, and spirit.

    Manifestation Workbook & Printables

    Looking for help to get you started with reaching your goals? I’ve created several resources that include goal-setting activities and powerful manifestation exercises.

    The Dreams, Goals & Manifestation Printables are a PDF file filled with 153 content pages that are completely dedicated to helping you manifest your dream life. While you can use this as a workbook, it’s more of a combination between a workbook and a yearly planner in which you get to control the order of the pages and how you want it to look. With these printables, you’ll find multiple calendars, worksheet pages, and goal-setting tools that you can use over and over again, not just month after month but year after year

    For a smaller version of these printables in workbook format, check out The Ultimate Manifestation Workbook.

    How to Use These Journal Prompts

    • To start, find a quiet spot where you won’t be interrupted. Allow yourself to truly connect with your inner self. It doesn’t matter if it’s morning, afternoon, or evening; what matters is that you’re able to devote this time to you. See if you can dedicate at least ten to twenty minutes solely to journaling.
    • You can answer just one question at a time or several in a single journaling session. It will just depend on the type of question and what kinds of answers it reveals within. (Just don’t rush it!)
    • If you find yourself straying from the question a little, that’s okay. You might be on the verge of discovering something within yourself you hadn’t realized before.
    • Finally, enact a “no self-criticism” rule while you’re journaling. Let’s say that as you write, you realize that you haven’t been making any positive movement toward your goals in the past six months. Don’t judge yourself here. Instead, choose to show yourself compassion, and acknowledge the fact that you’re making progress now.

    Journal Prompts for Goal Setting

    • What are three short-term goals that I have? What can I do to ensure I meet my short-term goals?
    • What are three long-term goals that I have? How can I ensure I meet my long-term goals?
    • Is there anything that scares me about my goals?
    • Why is it worth it to me to push past my fears to achieve my goals?
    • If I could be doing anything with my life right now, what would I be doing?
    • What’s stopping me from doing the things I truly want to do?
    • What unique skills, talents, and qualities do I possess that make me qualified to do what I want to do?
    • What are my top five priorities in my life right now?
    • Are my current life priorities aligned with my goals?
    • What would I need in order for my priorities and goals to be in alignment? How can I give myself what I need?
    • What goal can I achieve in the next year?
    • What steps do I need to take to achieve this goal?
    • What goal can I achieve in the next five years?
    • What steps do I need to take to achieve my five-year goal(s)?
    • What goals do I have for the next month?
    • How can I manage and prioritize my time to meet my monthly goals?
    • What’s one small step I can take each day for the next seven days to help me meet my monthly goals?
    • Where do I see myself in one year?
    • Where do I see myself in five years?
    • Where do I see myself in ten years?
    • If I created a vision board right now, what would be on it?
    • What holds me back from living the life I imagine?
    • How can I cultivate more self-confidence and self-belief?
    • Which of my goals mean the most to me?
    • Why does this goal mean so much to me?
    • How can I ensure I reach this goal?
    • Are there any goals I once had that no longer align with my vision of my life?
    • Is it okay to release a goal that no longer aligns with what I want?
    • In my ideal future, where would I live? What would I be doing? Who would I spend my time with?
    • Is my ideal future possible? Why or why not?
    • What do I need in order to achieve my ideal future, and how can I give myself what I need?
    • Why is it worth it for me to always pursue my goals?
    • What gives me confidence? How can I tap into my inner confidence to take the leap to achieving all my goals and dreams?

    For manifesting tips, daily affirmations, and lots of positive vibes, be sure to follow me on Pinterest and Instagram! And don’t forget to check out the Dreams, Goals & Manifestation Printables and The Ultimate Manifestation Workbook, available now in my online shop!

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    50 Affirmations for Social Anxiety & Fear of Social Events

    Below, you’ll find 50 calming affirmations for social anxiety and fear of social events. Repeat these affirmations before and during social events to help you walk through all social situations with dignity, strength, and grace.

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    What is Social Anxiety?

    My social anxiety started in elementary school, before I knew what anxiety was or why I felt these uncomfortable feelings within. All I knew was that I felt different from other kids.

    While other kids cheered for lunch and recess, those were my two least favorite parts of the school day.

    Why?

    Because I couldn’t hide behind schoolwork or a book. I had to actually be present with the other kids; I had to be seen.

    And this absolutely terrified me.

    Have you ever experienced these kinds of feelings?

    Social anxiety is an extreme fear of social situations. You might experience a fear of being judged by others or worry that you’ll be humiliated. You may be afraid of saying the wrong thing, or that you won’t know what to say at all. This fear can often be all-consuming, leading you to feel anxious for days leading up to a social event.

    One of your greatest tools when you experience social anxiety is self-compassion.

    Self-compassion allows you to see your anxiety in a loving light. Instead of criticizing yourself for having these thoughts and feelings, you’re able to send love to your anxiety. Self-compassion is understanding that nothing about you is wrong; nothing about you is a mistake.

    Even when you experience fear and anxiety, you are still worthy, whole, and complete.

    Below are 50 calming affirmations for social anxiety. Use these affirmations before and during a social event to help you remain grounded, centered, stable, and secure. These affirmations are meant to give you courage and strength as you walk into a social situation, knowing you are courageous, strong, and more than enough.

    At the bottom of this post, I’ve linked to a few resources for anyone experiencing chronic, overwhelming social anxiety.

    And here are a few more posts filled with tools to help you with anxiety:

    Affirmations for Social Anxiety

    • I am welcome here.
    • My presence is delightful to others.
    • I bring light to those around me.
    • I choose peace over worry.
    • I choose authenticity over perfection.
    • It is safe for me to be my authentic self.
    • I am strong, capable, and resilient.
    • I am far stronger than I realize.
    • I am worthy, inside and out.
    • I am enough, just as I am.
    • I have the courage to be seen.
    • I feel calm, centered, and grounded.
    • I am competent, capable, and strong.
    • I am proud of myself for showing up.
    • I have the power to overcome my doubts, worries, and fears.
    • I own my power and recognize the strength inside me.
    • My confidence grows each and every day.
    • It’s okay for me to feel anxious. I respond to my anxiety with love and compassion.
    • I am always embraced and welcomed when I enter a room.
    • I am free to be my true and authentic self at all times.
    • I seek connection, not validation. I am always worthy, and I validate myself.
    • I am loved for my authenticity, not for the illusion of perfection.
    • I have the courage to step forward, even when I’m afraid.
    • I am equipped with all the tools I need to walk through this experience with dignity and grace.
    • I am capable to handle anything that comes my way.
    • I am in charge of my own energy. I’m the only one who chooses how I feel.
    • I choose to feel calm, grounded, peaceful, and secure.
    • I rise above my insecurities.
    • When I’m feeling overwhelmed, I give myself permission to step away and breathe.
    • I have the power to control my emotions.
    • I choose to think positive thoughts.
    • I bring light to those around me.
    • I am worthy of beautiful friendships and lasting relationships.
    • I am aligned with the energy of love.
    • The more love I give, the more I receive.
    • I am grateful for all the love I receive from others.
    • I am surrounded by love.
    • Whatever happens, this experience is an opportunity for joy, growth, or both.
    • I’m not alone in how I’m feeling.
    • It’s right for me to feel this way.
    • I can do hard things.
    • Social situations aren’t always easy, and I give myself love and grace in this moment.
    • I am so grateful for my courageous heart for stepping outside my comfort zone.
    • All experiences shape me to be a stronger and braver version of myself.
    • I am tuned into the vibration of joy, confidence, and positivity.
    • Every single part of me is worthy of being loved and accepted.
    • I choose courage over fear and peace over perfection.
    • I am my true self, and there’s nobody else I’d rather be.
    • I am capable, strong, worthy, and always enough.
    • I am safe. I am protected. I am loved.
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    Social Anxiety Resources


    For more uplifting affirmations and inspiring messages, 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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    How to Release Limiting Beliefs (and Create New Beliefs)

    In this post, learn how to release limiting beliefs using several powerful practices. These practices will not only help you release limiting beliefs, but they’ll allow you to make space to create new, empowering beliefs that will serve you as you step into a new chapter, filled with limitless possibilities.

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    What is a Limiting Belief?

    A limiting belief is a deep-seated belief that holds you back from realizing your true potential and living the life that you know you’re truly meant to live.

    Limiting beliefs can come in many forms. Here are a few examples:

    • There are already thousands of wellness coaches out there. I don’t have anything special to offer to stand out from the crowd. I’ll never be able to compete.
    • I’ll get back on the dating scene someday, but nobody’s going to love me the way I am now. First, I need to lose twenty pounds. My physical self has to be in peak shape to be loved.
    • Only really lucky people get to have that kind of success. I’ll never make it.

    Do any of these sound familiar? Or have you experienced similar types of thoughts that have held you back from taking the next step personally or professionally?

    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 of being seen for your true self, fear of failure, and even fear of success.

    But know this: you are not your fears.

    And you have the power to rise above your limiting beliefs and fears. What held you back yesterday doesn’t have to continue to hold you back today.

    Below, you’ll discover how to release limiting beliefs using several powerful practices. You can use one or two of these practices, or you can try them all and see how they feel for you.

    Even more, these practices don’t just help you release limiting beliefs; they allow you to create new, empowering beliefs that will guide you in your journey forward, into a life filled with limitless possibilities.

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    How to Release Limiting Beliefs

    Make a Reframed Beliefs List

    One of my favorite ways to release limiting beliefs is to make a list of new, reframed beliefs.

    To do this, you can use a sheet of paper or pull up a blank document on your computer. Make a table with two columns.

    Title the first column, Old Limiting Beliefs. Title the second column, New Reframed Beliefs. You can also use the titles, Limiting Beliefs I’m Releasing and Empowering Beliefs I’m Embracing.

    Under the Limiting Beliefs column, write down all of the limiting beliefs that have held you back. Maybe there’s just one or two really big ones, or there may be several you want to write down.

    Now, what’s the opposite of those limiting beliefs you just wrote down?

    In the next column, turn every limiting belief into a new, positive, empowering belief. Essentially, you’re writing a powerful affirmation here. If your belief is that you’re not good enough, affirm that you are good enough. Write what feels good to you!

    Repeat these new reframed beliefs as often as you need to. You might decide to look at them every morning and recite your empowering beliefs aloud.

    Here’s an example of how your list might look:

    Old Limiting BeliefsNew Reframed Beliefs
    I’m not talented enough to make it. Why even bother?I have what it takes to succeed and thrive. I’m more than enough!
    Nobody will want to date someone like me. I shouldn’t even try.I have so many amazing qualities to offer. There’s someone out there looking for exactly someone like me.

    Burn Your Limiting Beliefs List

    One practice that might be cathartic for you is to take the limiting beliefs list you wrote above and burn it. Let this be a representation of you letting go of your limiting beliefs and making space for something new in your life.

    If you do this, I do recommend still finding a way to turn those limiting beliefs into empowering beliefs. After you burn your limiting beliefs, you can make a list of positive affirmations that represent your new beliefs. Instead of focusing on the negative energy of your old beliefs, focus on the fresh energy of your new beliefs. Let this new energy carry you forward into your next chapter.

    Visualize Releasing Your Limiting Beliefs

    Another one of my favorite practices for releasing limiting beliefs is to envision myself throwing my limiting beliefs off a cliff and watching them disappear.

    To do this, find a quiet, safe spot where you won’t be interrupted. Close your eyes. Imagine you’re standing at the edge of a cliff. Below is a deep chasm; you can’t see the bottom. Now, invite your limiting beliefs to come forward. See them with non-judgmental awareness. This means not letting the negative energy associated with these limiting beliefs to cause negative feelings within.

    You might even send a little love to your limiting beliefs and acknowledge the ways in which they tried to serve you. For instance, you might say, “I recognize that you were trying to protect me from getting my heart broken, but I no longer need your service anymore.”

    Then, release these old beliefs into the chasm below. Watch them until they disappear. Feel yourself getting lighter without the weight of these fears pressing down on you.

    Now you have space to create new, positive beliefs. Create your new beliefs in love, kindness, and courage, knowing you have the strength to step into the life you were always meant to live.

    Journal Your Feelings

    Instead of making a list, it might help you to explore your limiting beliefs in journaling.

    Journaling allows you the time and space to explore the limiting beliefs that have been holding you back. It also allows you to gently probe these beliefs and ask, “Is it true?”

    For instance, you might discover that the belief that you’re not talented enough has been holding you back from pursuing your dreams. But once you start writing about it, you realize that you’ve just been using this fear to stay small. Even more, you realize that it absolutely is not true. You are talented enough. And you have what it takes to succeed.

    Explore your limiting beliefs with love and compassion through journaling. And in your writing, you can release these beliefs and create new beliefs that support your mind, body, and spirit.

    Here’s a few questions to ask yourself as you journal:

    • What’s stopping me from taking the next step to pursuing my dreams?
    • What fears do I possess?
    • What beliefs am I clinging onto?
    • If these limiting beliefs didn’t exist, what would I do?
    • Are these limiting beliefs actually true?
    • What new, empowering beliefs am I creating today?

    Express Gratitude for Your Limiting Beliefs

    One way to overcome your limiting beliefs is to make them a little less intimidating. And you do this by recognizing that limiting beliefs aren’t 100% bad, scary things.

    You possess these limiting beliefs for a reason. Most likely, they were protecting you from something. Take some time to explore how these limiting beliefs may have been trying to serve you. You can write this in a journal, create a list, or simply think about your answers.

    Then, thank these limiting beliefs for the ways in which they served you. Afterwards, you can use any of the practices on this list to release them, or you can simply say, “I’m ready to release you now.” Feel the space around you open up as you prepare to create new beliefs that are more in line with the life you want to live.

    Next Steps

    So you’ve released your limiting beliefs; what comes next?

    In the beginning, you may fall back into old thought patterns that don’t reflect where you want to go with your life. When this happens, don’t judge or criticize yourself. Rather, react with love and a whole lot of self-compassion.

    It helps to have positive affirmations on-hand that lift your vibrations and help you to feel confident and empowered. Choose some of your favorite affirmations and save them to your phone (or print them out). Make sure to look at them every day to keep your mindset focused on empowerment and positivity. To help you get started, I’ve linked to some of my favorite positive affirmations below.

    If you find yourself falling back into old, limiting beliefs, you can repeat any of the practices on this list. Remember that it took you years to cultivate these beliefs, so it may take some time to release them. And that’s okay! In time, you’ll find that your old beliefs are slipping further and further away from your mindset, until you no longer fall back to them anymore.


    Have you tried any of the practices on this list? Do you have any favorite practices for releasing limiting beliefs? Share your stories in the comment box below!

    And for positive affirmations, self-love tools, manifestation inspiration, and spiritual resources, be sure to follow me on Pinterest and Instagram!


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    40 Positive Affirmations for Insecurity and Self-Doubt

    Below, discover 40 positive affirmations for insecurity and self-doubt. Let these gentle and empowering affirmations lift your spirits and remind you that in every situation, you are always worthy, no matter what.

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    Understanding Your Insecurities

    Body insecurities. Relationship insecurities. Career insecurities. Insecurities about how you’re perceived in social situations. Insecurities about your own talents and abilities.

    These are just a few of the insecurities you may experience in your daily life.

    Overcoming your insecurities isn’t about suppressing them or pretending they don’t exist. Rather, it’s about going within and gently probing your insecurities and self-doubt with loving awareness. Where do these insecurities stem from? What past experiences led you to having these thoughts and feelings?

    And the greatest question of all: are they true?

    Because that’s your greatest weapon of all in the fight against your insecurities: the ability to recognize that not all of your thoughts and fears about yourself are true.

    You may never get rid of insecure thoughts completely, but you have the ability to recognize when you’re having such a thought and ask yourself, “Is it true?”

    For instance, you might have some insecurities about how you’ll be perceived in an upcoming social situation. Or you might have a job review coming up, and you worry that your boss might think you’re not performing up to standard. But when you have those thoughts, you can step back and ask if that’s really true. You know you’ve been going above and beyond. You know you’ve exceeded every task you’ve been given. And you know that you have shown up and proven yourself, time and time again.

    That’s when you can take a step back and say, “I recognize this thought as a product of self-doubt and insecurities, but I choose to lovingly release it, because I know it isn’t true.”

    Below, you’ll find 40 positive affirmations for insecurity and self-doubt. Some affirmations are universal, while others address specific types of insecurities, such as body insecurities.

    For more empowering affirmations to lift you up and guide you when you’re feeling the weight of your insecurities bearing down on you, I’ve added links to additional affirmations below.

    And for tips on how to use affirmations to get the most out of them, I encourage you to check out my post, How to Use Affirmations (So They Actually Work).

    Positive Affirmations for Insecurity & Self-Doubt

    • I am not my thoughts.
    • I am not my fears.
    • I rise above my insecurities.
    • I have the courage to be seen.
    • It is safe for me to be my authentic self.
    • I show compassion for myself in all situations.
    • I am always embraced and welcomed when I enter a room.
    • I am welcome here.
    • I bring light to those around me.
    • I do not have to be perfect. I just have to show up.
    • I am surrounded by uplifting, supportive people who believe in me.
    • I am able to ask for and accept help when I need it.
    • My contributions are meaningful, valued, and rewarded.
    • I am proud of myself for showing up.
    • All experiences I encounter shape me to be the highest version of myself.
    • I am safe and supported, rooted in the present moment.
    • I am safe. I am protected. I am loved.
    • I may make mistakes, but I am not my mistakes.
    • Mistakes do not define me.
    • All of my problems have solutions.
    • I choose courage over fear and peace over perfection.
    • I release doubt and welcome faith.
    • In the face of fear and uncertainty, I choose gratitude and trust.
    • I release my internal fight with the old and focus my energy on creating the new.
    • My strength is greater than any struggle.
    • I can do hard things.
    • I feel safe in my body.
    • My body always takes care of me.
    • My body is my home, and I choose to build it up instead of tearing it down.
    • I release self-criticism and choose self-love.
    • I release all doubts and insecurities about myself.
    • I am allowed to take up space.
    • No matter what, I am always worthy of love and respect.
    • I speak to myself with loving kindness.
    • I am worthy, inside and out.
    • I am enough, just as I am.
    • I choose to love myself exactly as I am.
    • I am radiant. I am stunning. I am beautiful.
    • I find love everywhere I look.
    • I love myself fully. I am always worthy. I matter.
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    30 Gentle and Calming Journal Prompts for Anxiety

    Below, discover 30 gentle and calming journal prompts for anxiety designed to help you gently probe your anxiety with love, compassion, and kindness. Find a quiet place where you can connect with your inner self and allow yourself to align with the emotions of peace, tranquility, and calmness within.

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    Experiencing Anxiety

    What does anxiety feel like to you?

    For some, anxiety is most often experienced physically. Your chest may start to feel tight and hot. Your stomach might feel like it’s flipping over itself. Or maybe there’s tension in your head that just won’t go away.

    For others, anxiety might be experienced emotionally or mentally. A stream of steady, anxious thoughts might keep you up at night, or your anxiety may cause you to feel sad, angry, or overall pessimistic.

    And still, you might experience a little bit of all of it: physical, mental, and emotional symptoms. While it can be tempting to want to suppress your inner anxiety or label it as “bad,” it can be a healing exercise to go within to understand the source of your anxiety, how it feels in your body, and what practices help you when anxiety takes over.

    Below, you’ll find 30 gentle and calming journal prompts for anxiety. These journal prompts are meant to help you to gently probe your anxiety with kindness, compassion, and love. I encourage you to give yourself time and space to answer these prompts in a safe place where you’re free of outside distractions. Let yourself truly connect to your inner self. You might find it helpful to light some candles or play some soft music while you write.

    Note that these journal prompts are not meant to replace talking to a healthcare professional. For further anxiety resources, I encourage you to check out this article from Everyday Health. It includes a list of organizations that can provide valuable information about anxiety, resources for BIPOC communities, information about financial assistance, and more.

    Journal Prompts for Anxiety

    • What does anxiety feel like to me?
    • Where in my body do I experience anxiety the most?
    • In what types of situations do I most often experience anxiety?
    • Are there specific triggers that make me feel anxious or overwhelmed?
    • Is there anything I’m feeling anxious about right now?
    • For anything I feel anxious about right now, what can I do for myself to alleviate my anxiety?
    • What practices have helped me in the past when I feel anxiety setting in?
    • When my anxiety feels overbearing, what can I do to show myself kindness and compassion?
    • What can I do to support myself when I know I’m entering a situation in which I might feel anxious, overwhelmed, or stressed?
    • What do I need from the Universe when I feel worried or anxious? How can the Universe support me?
    • What do I need from my loved ones when I feel worried or anxious? How can my loved ones support me?
    • What has my anxiety taught me about the world?
    • What has my anxiety taught me about myself?
    • In what ways is anxiety not a weakness?
    • What negative thoughts do I most often experience?
    • Why do I think I have these negative thoughts?
    • Can I turn any of these negative thoughts into positive thoughts?
    • Where do I feel the safest? What about this environment makes me feel safe?
    • With whom do I feel the safest? What about this person (or people) makes me feel safe?
    • Describe what it feels like to feel safe, supported, and protected.
    • How can I carry the feelings of being safe, supported, and protected into my everyday world?
    • Write ten calming affirmations that bring peace and serenity within. Save these affirmations to your phone, or write them on a piece of paper you can carry with you throughout your day.
    • What do I feel grateful for about my life right now?
    • What do I love most about myself?
    • What makes my soul truly beautiful?
    • What superpower do I have that makes a positive difference in other people’s lives?
    • What hardships have I experienced that have made me stronger? How did I show courage, strength, and resilience while experiencing these hardships?
    • What self-care practices can I do for myself to nourish my whole self? How can I take care of my mind, body, and spirit?
    • How can I show myself unconditional love in my daily life?
    • When do I feel happiest? What brings me true joy? How can I incorporate more joy into my daily life?

    Self-Care Practices for Anxiety

    Below are some of my favorite self-care practices that I find helpful for alleviating anxiety. If you want to find out more about any of these practices, you can click the links below to learn more.

    • Breathing Exercises: Breathing exercises can help calm the mind and reduce stress and anxiety. You can read more about my personal favorite breathing exercise, alternate nostril breathing, here.
    • I use crystals and gemstones daily, whether I hold them in meditation or wear them as jewelry. Here are 9 of the best crystals and stones for anxiety.
    • Meditation: Learn about the science-backed health benefits of meditation here. If you’re new to meditation, here are 7 types of meditation practices for beginners. Finally, learn about how to start a meditation journal in this post.
    • Mindfulness has allowed me to become more aware of my thoughts and understand them with non-judgmental awareness. Learn more about mindfulness here, and to get started with cultivating mindfulness in your daily life, here are 10 ways you can start cultivating mindfulness today.
    • Finally, you can also learn about 7 practices to protect your energy here.

    For more inspiration, be sure to follow me on Pinterest, where I have boards for Journal Prompts, Self-Love, Gratitude, Manifestation, Mindfulness, and more. And for a daily dose of self-love and empowering beliefs, don’t forget to connect with me on Instagram.


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    50 Abundance Affirmations to Create a Limitless Life

    In this post, discover 50 powerful abundance affirmations to embrace your limitlessness and create a life of pure joy, peace, love, and prosperity. Let these affirmations light up every cell of your being and remind you that you are always worthy of true, infinite abundance.

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    What is Abundance?

    For financial abundance affirmations, check out 50 Money Affirmations to Manifest Limitless Abundance.

    What is abundance?

    For most of my life, I associated abundance with something that existed outside of myself. A life of pure abundance meant I’d have more than enough external “things” to survive and thrive.

    An abundance of food meant I’d have more than enough food to feed my family. An abundance of space to live in meant I’d have more than enough space for myself and my loved ones to live. And an abundance of money meant having more than enough money to live comfortably and financially support others.

    Even an abundance of the intangible things seemingly resulted from the tangible. The intangible includes an abundance of happiness, freedom, peace, creativity, and love.

    An abundance of happiness, I believed, would come when I worked in the career of my dreams and had everything I ever wanted.

    And an abundance of freedom would come when I had enough money to live the life I desired.

    And an abundance of love would come when I met someone who loved me unconditionally and when I had a large community of people to love me at all times.

    What I’ve learned in my journey is this:

    I had it backwards all along.

    Abundance isn’t something that purely exists outside of me; abundance exists within.

    And this is true for you, too.

    You are deeply connected to an eternally abundant Universe. True freedom comes by understanding that the abundance you see exists within.

    You don’t gain freedom through gaining financial affluence from external forces. You become free when you realize you have all the affluence you’re looking for inside you. And when you’re able to cultivate a feeling of true affluence and prosperity within, you’ll start seeing more of it in your outside world.

    This is true for every intangible and tangible thing you’ve ever desired. You already possess the power to have everything you’ve ever dreamed of and more. When you cultivate true joy, love, peace, passion, purpose, and freedom inside yourself, you’ll see these things reflected back to you in your outside world.

    Below, you’l find 50 abundance affirmations to embrace your limitlessness and create the truly abundant life you’ve always desired. As you repeat these affirmations, let them light up every cell of your being. Know that you are always worthy. You are infinitely powerful. You possess everything you need to create the most beautiful life you can imagine.

    Abundance Affirmations

    • I am aligned with the energy of pure abundance.
    • I am connected to the endless abundance of the Universe.
    • I build my life on the foundation of joy, abundance, and unconditional love.
    • My life is bursting with joy, love, and prosperity.
    • My heart is awakened to a world filled with limitless abundance.
    • Everywhere I look, I see hope, abundance, and new opportunities.
    • I release limits and boundaries. I embrace potential and possibilities.
    • My mind is free of limiting beliefs and open to the flow of everlasting abundance.
    • I make space for love, abundance, and prosperity to flow to and through me.
    • I effortlessly attract a limitless abundance of joy, love, peace, and prosperity.
    • I live in a world filled with infinite love, and that love continually flows to and through me.
    • Every cell in my body vibrates with love and abundance.
    • All the good I put out, I gain back tenfold.
    • I create everflowing abundance through joy, gratitude, and self-love.
    • My positive attitude, unwavering trust, and fearless self-belief brings me unending success.
    • I am able to freely accept abundance into my life.
    • I allow the flow of abundance to move effortlessly through me.
    • I surrender control and allow abundance to flow into my life in unexpected ways.
    • Abundance is my true nature.
    • Abundance is my essence, my foundation, and my being.
    • I am open to the flow of abundance in all areas of my life.
    • I am open to attracting even more abundance into my life.
    • Everything I need to create infinite abundance is within me.
    • I am clearing space for a new chapter, filled with incredible experiences and limitless abundance.
    • I am constantly attracting the flow of abundance.
    • I choose abundance, and abundance chooses me.
    • I am aligned with the energy of abundance.
    • Abundant energy flows freely to and through me.
    • My abundance cannot take away from another’s, and another’s abundance cannot take away from my own.
    • There is more than enough abundance to go around.
    • I am rich in health, wealth, peace, and prosperity.
    • The energy of abundance flows to and through me at all times.
    • I am vibrating positive, loving, abundant energy, and I attract this same energy in return.
    • I am aligned with the highest frequency of abundance.
    • I am deserving of all the wonderful abundance coming my way.
    • I am grateful for the infinite prosperity that overflows into my life.
    • I am open to receiving everything I could ever dream of and more.
    • I am tuned into passion, positivity, and prosperity.
    • The path ahead of me is filled with an abundance of love, joy, passion, and peace.
    • I am connected to an endless source of innovation, inspiration, and creativity.
    • I have access to a limitless source of health, happiness, and love.
    • I focus my vision on creating a life of passion, prosperity, and purpose.
    • I believe in miracles, magic, and limitless possibilities.
    • I am worthy of infinite abundance.
    • I am worthy of abundance in all areas of my life.
    • I find true freedom when I look within for the abundance I seek.
    • I am grateful for the infinite abundance that continually flows into my life.
    • I am thankful to live a truly abundant life.
    • I open my heart to receiving a lifetime of pure abundance.
    • am abundance.
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    How to Ask the Universe for a Sign (A Complete Guide)

    Are you looking for loving guidance from the Universe? In this post, learn how to ask the Universe for a sign, plus get examples of common signs and synchronicities you might experience in your external world.

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    Speaking to the Universe

    How often do you pause in the middle of the day to simply talk to the Universe?

    For a long time, the idea of speaking to the Universe felt like a strange, foreign idea to me. Even as I grew deeper in my spiritual journey, I had learned how to accept and receive love from the Universe, and I had found a way to communicate with a higher power through visualization, but rarely did I actually speak out loud to the Universe.

    When I did finally start speaking to the Universe, it was usually when I was at my lowest and was looking for some kind of guidance. But in time, I started talking to the Universe more often throughout my day, and now, it’s rare that I don’t speak aloud to a higher power at least once a day.

    Sometimes, I pause to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for all that I have.

    Other times, I might ask for guidance when I’m in the midst of uncertainty.

    And often, I just speak without needing or expecting an immediate answer. For instance, a couple months ago, I was experiencing a period in which I was feeling lost and uninspired. I felt like I didn’t have the words to share to help people; I wasn’t sure if I had anything meaningful or of value to offer the world.

    So I laid down on the couch and started talking to the Universe:

    “I feel like something has been missing this week. I feel like I don’t have the right words to help people right now. I’ve been feeling off. And I realize that’s okay. I don’t have to label that as good or bad. It just is. Maybe if I stop labeling it as bad, I’ll see that in some ways, this experience is a gift.”

    I paused after I finished speaking and almost laughed at the irony of it all; in 20 seconds of slowing down and speaking to the Universe, I’d found words more profound and meaningful than in a week of struggling to find inspiration outside myself.

    In any moment, you can choose to slow down, step back, and communicate with the Universe. Below, I’ll discuss the ways you can ask the Universe for a sign as well as some of the ways you know the Universe is speaking back to you.

    How to Ask the Universe for a Sign

    How to Ask the Universe for a Sign

    Speaking to the Universe and asking for a sign is a deeply personal experience. Ultimately, the best way to ask for a sign is to do what feels best to you, regardless of what someone else does or doesn’t do.

    Below, I discuss two ways to ask the Universe for a sign. The first way is to ask for a specific sign. For instance, you might ask to see a butterfly sometime during the day to show you that you’re on the right path. The second way is to ask for any sign and trust your intuition to recognize the sign when it comes.

    Neither way is better or worse than the other; it’s simply about what feels best for you.

    No matter which way you choose to ask for a sign, remember that this practice isn’t about getting the answer you want; it’s about getting the answer you need. As Gabrielle Bernstein writes, “Asking for a sign means that you’re willing to collaborate with the Universe. It means that you’re committed to releasing structure and control to instead be led by a power greater than you. “

    That means accepting that the sign you receive may not be what you were hoping for. This can be difficult at first, especially when you’re in the thick of your emotions, but I can tell you this from my experience: every single time I haven’t gotten what I wanted, it’s because the Universe was leading me somewhere better.

    Every. Single. Time.

    So the best thing you can do for yourself is to release your attachment to the outcome and simply trust the Universe to guide you exactly where you’re meant to be.

    How to Ask for a Sign: Asking for a Specific Sign

    The first way to ask for a sign is to ask for a specific sign. As I mentioned above, this might mean asking to see a butterfly or another animal or creature during the day. You can ask to see something completely random that you don’t normally see, like an origami swan or a white feather.

    It doesn’t matter what you ask for as long as it feels right to you.

    The key to this practice is to not manipulate the outcome. For instance, don’t ask to see the numbers “111” and then stare at the clock until it’s 1:11. Or if you know there’s going to be rain, don’t ask to see a rainbow and then stand outside, staring at the sky the entire evening. Because chances are, even if you do see it, it won’t feel as meaningful as if the sign had come naturally.

    So how exactly do you start the process of asking for a specific sign?

    Choose a time and place when you feel safe, comfortable, and undistracted. If it feels right, you can close your eyes. Take a deep breath. You might choose to put your hand on your heart or to extend your hands in front of you with your palms facing the sky. Again, this is all about what feels best for you.

    Then, speak out loud your request:

    “Dear Universe, if I’m on the right path, please send me a white feather sometime in the next 24 hours.”

    You can also ask about a more specific situation:

    “Dear Universe, if I’m meant to take the job, please send me a seashell in the next 24 hours.”

    After you’ve asked, the key is to let go. Don’t obsess over whether you’ll see your sign, and as I said above, don’t manipulate the outcome.

    Trust your path, and trust your inner knowing to guide you.

    How to Ask for a Sign: Asking for a General Sign

    Whenever I ask for a sign, I usually take the path of asking for a more general sign and trusting my intuition to recognize the sign when it comes.

    The steps I wrote above are the same, except in this instance, I might say something like, “Dear Universe, please send me a clear, loving sign of alignment that I’m on the right path.” Or, “Dear Universe, please send a gentle, clear, loving sign in the next 24 hours that I’m meant to accept the job offer.”

    You can phrase this however you’d like. I always like to use adjectives like clear, loving, and gentle, and I might also add in a request that the sign brings harm to no one. You can play around with this and do what feels best for you.

    What to Do After You’ve Asked for a Sign

    So after you’ve asked for a sign from the Universe, what do you do?

    First, open your heart and your mind. Allow whatever comes forth to be, exactly as it is. Trust that whether or not you get your sign, it’ll be okay. The Universe is supporting you in every way possible.

    As you walk through your day, let go of any obsession over seeing the sign and simply walk forward in faith and trust. If I’ve asked for a sign and want to let go of my preoccupation with seeing the sign, I’ll choose to find things in my world to be grateful for. Gratitude becomes my anchor that keeps me grounded, centered, and at peace.

    And no matter what, whether or not the sign comes, I always say a little thank you to the Universe after. This is how I recognize that the Universe has my back – always.

    Common Signs and Synchronicities

    If you’ve asked for a more general sign from the Universe, you might wonder how exactly you’ll know when your sign comes. Below, you can find some common signs and synchronicities you might experience. For more, be sure to check out my blog post on signs and synchronicities here.

    Numbers

    Is there a certain number that has a special meaning to you? Seeing that number somewhere in your external world could be the sign you’ve been waiting for. You might also see a certain number sequence over and over again. If you see a specific number sequence that doesn’t have a particular meaning to you, I encourage you to look up the spiritual meaning of that number. For instance, “222” is often associated with sitting in faith and trusting that everything is working out for you. A number sequence could be the Universe’s way of communicating with you.

    Objects

    An object might be a toy, letter, article of clothing, picture, piece of jewelry, or anything that holds meaning to you. Did you have a favorite childhood book that you haven’t seen in years, and suddenly it’s in front of you in the used bookstore? This might be your sign. Or, if a book literally falls off a shelf in front of you (I’ve actually heard of this happening to someone, and the book completely changed her life), take this as your sign and receive the guidance the Universe is offering you.

    Symbols

    Feathers, trees, flowers, shapes, and mountains are just a few of symbols that might show up for you. For instance, if yellow tulips have a special meaning for you, seeing or receiving a yellow tulip could be the sign you’ve been waiting for.

    Songs

    A song title appears on your Spotify playlist that seems to be written just for you. An old song that reminds you of a certain friend comes on the radio. You hear a lyric of a song that speaks straight to your heart. Don’t write these moments off. Let them speak to you.

    Animals

    Does a certain animal show up for you in different places and times? It doesn’t have to be the actual physical presence of the animal. It could be a picture or a wood carving of the animal, or the image of the animal could randomly appear in your mind. (This has happened to me with eagles.)

    What to Do After You’ve Received Your Sign

    Did you receive the sign you were looking for?

    If you asked about a specific situation, such as whether you should accept a job offer, and you received a sign that indicates you should, then this is the time to take inspired action and accept the job.

    If you asked about a more general situation, such as whether you’re on the right path, and you’ve received a sign that you are, then keep going with what you’re doing. Walk forward in faith, trusting that everything is working out for you, just as it’s meant to.

    And if you didn’t receive the sign you were looking for? Know that it’s okay. This does not mean the Universe is ignoring you. Truthfully, every single time I haven’t received the answer I wanted, my inner knowing already knew the answer. And there lies your greatest power: your intuition.

    Because it’s very likely that your intuition already knows the right next step. Your intuition may have already known whether or not you’d receive the sign before you even asked.

    Your intuition is one of the ways the Universe speaks to you.

    Trust it to guide you forward.


    Have you ever asked for a sign from the Universe? What practices feel best to you when it comes to asking for a sign? And what signs and synchronicities have shown up in your life? Share your story in the comment box below!

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    Chakra Affirmations: 70 Affirmations for Your 7 Chakras

    In this post, discover 70 powerful chakra affirmations for your 7 main chakras. You’ll get 10 of my go-to affirmations for each of the body’s main energy centers, plus you can download images to your phone or device to save for later!

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    Your 7 Main Chakras

    Before we dive into chakra affirmations, let’s first break down what exactly a chakra is and why it’s important.

    Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning “wheel” or “disk.” A commonly accepted definition for the word chakra is a wheel of energy in your body. This wheel of energy isn’t something you physically see, but rather you experience it through feelings, sensations, and your own inner knowing.

    When talking about chakras, we typically focus on the seven main ones in your body: Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, Third Eye, and Crown. However, your body actually has 114 energy centers in your body, and some people believe there to be more.

    So what exactly do these energy centers do? Through your body, your life force, or prana, flows. Ideally, your life force is always flowing freely throughout your energy system, but sometimes, it might get stuck, causing one or more of your chakras to become underactive or overactive.

    One of the most profound ways to heal an imbalanced chakra is to incorporate powerful affirmations into your daily routine. Chakra affirmations allow you to realign with your highest and truest self: the person you are when you strip away external stresses, experiences, and circumstances. This is the real you: the part of you that is eternal, limitless, and infinite.

    Below, you’ll find 70 total affirmations for your 7 main chakras (10 for each of your energy centers). You’ll also find images that you can save to any of your devices if you want to come back to these affirmations again and again. I also provide you with some suggestions for how to use chakra affirmations to get the most out of them.

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

    How to Use Chakra Affirmations

    • Meditation: You can choose to connect with one or all of your chakras during a single meditation. For instance, if you’re connecting with the root chakra, envision it as a bright red glowing orb at the base of your spine. As you breathe in, see the orb getting bigger. As you breathe out, see it growing brighter. As you do this, recite grounding root chakra affirmations. To connect with each of your chakras in a single meditation, start at the root chakra and recite one or two affirmations. Then, move to the sacral chakra and continue to work upwards along your spine.
    • Mirror Work: Stand in front of the mirror and look yourself in the eyes. Take a deep breath and focus on one chakra at a time. You can look at the physical location of the chakra in the mirror, but also try to connect to it within. Recite the chakra affirmations that your soul needs most in this moment.
    • Post-Its: Leave post-it notes in visible places that you’ll see throughout the day. On each post-it note, write a chakra affirmation that resonates with you. Whenever you see the post-it note, recite the affirmation either silently or out loud, feeling the positive words in every cell of your being. For an added bonus, you can use post-its that correlate with the color of each chakra.
    • Color Therapy: Color therapy is the act of immersing yourself in the color associated with that chakra. One way to use color therapy and affirmations in conjunction is to make it a game. For instance, if you’re working with your heart chakra, as you go about your day, pay attention to the world around you. Whenever you see something green in your external world, recite a heart chakra affirmation either silently or aloud. You can do this with one or multiple chakras at a time.

    Chakra Affirmations

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    Root Chakra Affirmations

    • I am safe and secure.
    • I am rooted in this present moment.
    • I am strong, steady, and grounded.
    • I have access to all the resources I need to survive and thrive.
    • I am equipped with all the tools I need to succeed.
    • Everything I need comes to me at exactly the right place and time.
    • I vibrate powerful, abundant, peaceful energy and attract this same energy in return.
    • Deep inner peace is my natural state.
    • Even when the world around me feels chaotic, I remain rooted firmly to the ground.
    • All my needs are always met.

    For more affirmations, check out my post, 35 Root Chakra Affirmations to Remain Strong, Steady, and Grounded.

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    Sacral Chakra Affirmations

    • I am creative, passionate, and inspired. 
    • I feel joyful, energetic, and alive.
    • My emotions flow freely in a balanced and healthy way.
    • Endless prosperity flows to and through me.
    • I find new ways to express my creativity.
    • It is right for me to choose joy, fun, and play in my daily life.
    • I deeply respect and honor my sacred body.
    • My body is a masterpiece.
    • I listen to my sacred body and give it what it needs.
    • I am worthy and deserving of respect from myself and others.

    For more sacral chakra affirmations, check out my post, 35 Sacral Chakra Affirmations to Live a Passionate, Fun, Create Life.

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    Solar Plexus Chakra Affirmations

    • I am strong, powerful, and confident.
    • I can achieve anything I set my mind to.
    • I am motivated, persistent, and successful.
    • I am aligned with my purpose.
    • I have the confidence and power to take big leaps.
    • I hold the key to my own happiness.
    • My soul is radiant, my body is strong, and my mind is brilliant.
    • I am fearless in the pursuit of what sets my soul on fire.
    • I have the courage and confidence to accept my dreams as reality.
    • I am enough. I have always been enough. I will always be enough.

    For more empowering affirmations, check out my post, 35 Solar Plexus Chakra Affirmations for Confidence, Motivation, and Positivity.

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    Heart Chakra Affirmations

    • I am loved, loving, and lovable.
    • I am patient, peaceful, and calm.
    • I choose to be kind to myself and love myself unconditionally.
    • I am aligned with the highest frequency of love.
    • I am a beacon of love and compassion.
    • I am kind, generous, and compassionate.
    • I lovingly nurture my mind, body, and spirit.
    • I am a loving and powerful force in the world.
    • I honor my heart. I honor my loving energy. I honor who I am.
    • am love.

    For more heart chakra affirmations, check out 40 Heart Chakra Affirmations for Serenity, Compassion, and Unconditional Love.

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    Throat Chakra Affirmations

    • I am able to calmly and effectively speak my truth.
    • I live an honest, authentic, wholehearted life. 
    • I express myself clearly and openly.
    • I speak with calm, clarity, and confidence.
    • I add value to every conversation I participate in.
    • My insight is welcome, needed, and valuable.
    • I am empowered to speak my truth.
    • I am a good listener and give others my undivided attention when they speak.
    • I value the words of others.
    • I remain true to myself in all that I say and do.

    For more affirmations, check out 35 Throat Chakra Affirmations for Speaking Your Truth.

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    Third Eye Chakra Affirmations

    • I see and think clearly. 
    • My mind is strong, open, and clear. 
    • I trust my intuition to guide me in making good decisions.
    • My inner knowing always knows the way.
    • I follow my intuition and know that nothing is put before me that I can’t handle.
    • All that I seek I can find within me.
    • I am insightful, intuitive, and imaginative.
    • My imagination is vast, expansive, and endless.
    • I trust the signs and synchronicities that show up in my daily life.
    • I honor my inner knowing and trust my path.

    For more third eye chakra affirmations, check out my post, 40 Third Eye Chakra Affirmations for Wisdom, Clarity, and Insight.

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    Crown Chakra Affirmations

    • I am a spiritual being in a human body.
    • I honor the sacred divinity that exists within me.
    • My body is a beautiful home for my radiant soul.
    • I am divinely protected, inspired, and guided by the Universe.
    • I surrender to the loving will of the Universe.
    • I am aligned with my soul’s purpose and truth
    • Eternal peace flows to and through me.
    • I release the need to control my life and surrender to a higher power.
    • Even when the world is immersed in darkness, I walk forward in faith, love, and light.
    • I am love. I am light. I am connected to all.

    For more affirmations, check out 35 Crown Chakra Affirmations for Connecting to Your Highest Self.


    What are your favorite ways to use chakra affirmations? Are there any chakra affirmations that especially resonate with you? Leave your comments in the box below!

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    30 Gabby Bernstein Quotes for Faith, Trust & Love

    In this post, discover 30 beautiful Gabby Bernstein quotes to uplift your spirit, connect you to your highest self, and help you to surrender to the loving guidance of the Universe. Plus, download quote images to your phone or device to save or share!

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    Who is Gabby Bernstein?

    Gabrielle Bernstein is a motivational speaker, spiritual leader, podcast host, and #1 New York Times bestselling author of multiple books, including The Universe Has Your Back, Spirit Junkie, and Super Attractor. Her books primarily focus on topics such as spirituality, manifestation, and cultivating unconditional self-love, and her work is often inspired by the text, A Course in Miracles, which she also teaches from.

    One aspect of her work that makes it so appealing is her ability to write in such a way that it feels as though she’s speaking directly to the reader. She’s developed a close relationship with her fans and community, so much so that it feels odd to refer to her formally here as “Bernstein” or even “Gabrielle.” To most of her audience, she’s just Gabby, a name she uses in her hour-long Instagram Live shows as well as her Dear Gabby podcast, which was launched in Spring 2021.

    One aspect of Gabby’s work that first drew me to her is her focus on the concept of surrender. One of her most well-known affirmations is, “When I think I’ve surrendered, I surrender more.” I find myself coming back to these words often throughout each day as I’ve learned how to let go of how I think my life should look and trust that the Universe gives me exactly what I need.

    Below, you’ll find 30 of my favorite Gabby Bernstein quotes for faith, trust, and love. I originally was going to title this post, “30 Gabby Bernstein Quotes to Uplift and Inspire,” but something didn’t feel right about that title. It isn’t that her words don’t uplift and inspire; they do. It’s simply that some of these quotes feel more like a calming, soulful sigh of relief. They uplift, but they also ground you to the present moment and connect you to your true self.

    So I hope these Gabby Bernstein quotes uplift and inspire, but I hope they also connect you to the vibration of love, faith, peace, and self-compassion as you surrender your worries and trust the Universe to deliver exactly what you need in this moment.

    And if you want to learn more about Gabby Bernstein, you can find more about her courses and writings at gabbybernstein.com.

    Gabby Bernstein Quotes

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    1. “I am love. Everything in me and outside of me is love. Today I choose to repeat this, believe this, and commit to this. I am love. Anything else I have chosen to believe is false evidence appearing real. What I choose to see as real today is love and only love. I am love.”
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    2. “The key to serenity is trusting that the universe has your back.”

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    3. “Faith it til you make it.”

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    4. “I’m beginning to accept that the less I do, the more I will succeed – because the less I do, the better I feel.”

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    5. “The more time I devote to feeling good, the easier my life becomes.”

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    6. “True abundance is an inside job.”

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    7. “True abundance isn’t based on our net worth, it’s based on our self-worth.”

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    8. “I let go of my need to control and allow the Universe to do her thing.”

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    9. “If we want to live a miraculous life, we must raise the volume on the loving voice within us and turn down the volume of our fear.”

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    10. “When you loosen your grip and let Spirit lead the way, your life will become a happy dream.”

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    11. “The simple intention to surrender control is all you need to experience miracles.”

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    12. “I learned that real happiness doesn’t come from getting but from giving.”

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    13. “Praying is the time to ask and meditating is the time to listen.”

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    14. “Get naked with your truth, offering the world your greatest gift: your authentic self.”

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    15. “Much of our anxiety and stress comes when we’re focused on fear and disconnected from the voice of our inner guide.”

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

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    17. “Trust that your wounds are exactly as the Universe planned. They were divinely placed in your life in the perfect order so that you could show up for them with love and remember the light within.”

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    18. “Whenever you notice your thoughts detour into attack mode, say out loud or to yourself: Happiness is a choice I make.”

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    19. “When you begin to dance with the energy of the Universe, your life flows naturally, incredible synchronicity presents itself, creative solutions abound, and you experience freedom.”

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    20. “When you see others who have what you want, celebrate it! Let their success mirror back to you what you’re ready to receive.”

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    21. “I recognize that I have chosen wrongly. I forgive this thought, and I choose again. I choose love.”

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    22. “Rejection is often the universe leading us in a different direction. See rejection as guidance rather than loss.”

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    23. “When I think I’ve surrendered, I surrender more.”

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    24. “Being in union with the Universe is like an awesome dance where you trust your partner so much that you just surrender to the beat of the music.”

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    25. “Be kind and loving toward others while creating clear boundaries that protect your good-feeling emotions. You can choose how you perceive your world. You are the dreamer of your dream.”

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    26. “Say out loud or silently, ‘I forgive this thought, and I choose to believe in love instead.'”

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    27. “How will you know when you’re ready to share your visions with the world? You will develop a strong sense of connection and certainty around your desire, and that’s when you know it’s time to share.”

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    28. “Today I no longer need to change the world around me. I just need to change the way I see it.”

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    29. “Each day when you wake up, say: ‘What miracles would you have me perform today?’ Then listen.”

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    30. “My definition of God is: the ever-present essence of love.”


    What are some of your favorite Gabby Bernstein quotes? Let me know your favorites in the comment box below!

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