Excerpt from “I Haven’t Found Myself…but I’m Still Looking” available on Amazon
Excerpt from “I Haven’t Found Myself…but I’m Still Looking” available on Amazon
This is a follow up to a post I wrote for Positively Positive. This is my response to a little backlash I received on Facebook. Find out what all the hoopla was about. And just for the record…I’m not one bit sorry for pissing a couple of people off. Their energy had little if anything to do with me. Sending them love & light. Maybe, they’ll get it now. Maybe not. Oh well…
Affirmations are a highly popular tool in the self-help world. However, affirmations alone, don’t work. Simply saying wise words without making an effort to change underlying belief and behavior isn’t personal development. It’s delusion.
And quite frankly, it’s laziness.
It’s the equivalent of taking the magic pill for weight loss without diet modification or exercise. It’s the easy way out if you aren’t truly committed to real change. Long-lasting change. Earned change.
Affirmations are meant to be used in conjunction with various techniques to instill confidence and eventually lead to meaningful transformation. Don’t get me wrong. I love affirmations when used correctly. And to prove it, below is a list of a month’s worth of them you can use for yourself.
But, do you want to learn about 19 more changes you can consider in creating purposeful change? Go to http://emeliasam.com and sign up for the newsletter and you’ll also receive the e-book “How to Create The Life You Really Want: 20 Small Strategies for Big Changes.” Or, you can just print out these 31 affirmations for your own use. Either way, you win.
Day#1 I am more than enough.
Day #2 My soul is my compass.
Day #3 I choose to live in infinite possibilities.
Day #4 Fear may be my companion but it will never be my guide.
Day #5 Doubt does not belong to me.
Day #6 My choices are chances for change.
Day #7 I experience what I radiate.
Day #8 I am where I need to be for what I need to learn.
Day #9 I live in a benevolent Universe.
Day #10 I am entitled to inner peace.
Day #11 I invite the miraculous to enter my life.
Day #12 I believe in my Divine worth.
Day #13 I honor my purpose with every conscious decision I make.
Day #14 Limitations are illusions of worry.
Day #15 My options are as wide as my vision.
Day #16 I am never alone in my honorable pursuits.
Day #17 I surrender to the magic that weaves itself into my life.
Day #18 My power is in my belief.
Day #19 I attract pure souls into my world.
Day #20 I am deserving of the visions I hold.
Day #21 Every thing I value comes to fruition.
Day #22 I am prepared to meet my destiny head on.
Day #23 My purpose is clear, worthy and attainable.
Day #24 Nothing is out of Divine reach, including me.
Day #25 I welcome truth as my ally.
Day #26 I trust my dreams to be my guides.
Day #27 I am worth the effort my dreams require.
Day #28 I am growing with every experience.
Day #29 I honor myself in all ways possible.
Day #30 My spirit is invincible.
Day #31 My ability is extraordinary and my Divine reserves are infinite.
Concentrate on one affirmation a day. But I promise you, unless you’re willing to do the necessary additional work, the life you crave will remain elusive. Don’t let it slip away. It’s waiting for you. http://emeliasam.com
Leave a comment. How have affirmations worked for you?
It’s so big that most people get overwhelmed by the very thought…so they just stop thinking about it or say things like, “I don’t know if I have one.”
However, there are three pervasive myths that keep many of us baffled. So let’s dispel them instantly.
Myth #1. Purpose must be passionate
Passion is usually thought of as all consuming. It rules your existence. It’s bold and obvious. And if you aren’t bold & obvious about it, well, then you must not be passionate.
Mother Teresa was hardly a maniac acting out her mission. Her work spoke for itself. Whispered – with impact. Point being, passion doesn’t have to be loud. It just has to be pure.
Myth #2. Purpose must be grand.
Speaking of Mother Teresa…some of us will leave a visible global impression. Most of us will quietly leave our imprints. On a spiritual level, one is not more important than the other. If what you do leads to connectedness, it’s ALL equally grand. It’s about the type of contribution, not the size of it.
Myth #3. Purpose is singular.
People are hesitant to pick the wrong thing – “I don’t know if that’s my purpose.” Here’s the thing. You can change at any given time. Following your spirit is never wrong. And the more aware you become, you may feel the need to express it differently. You may be multi-purposed and it’s perfectly ok to feel your way through things.
Ignore these three presumptions, and you will be well on your way to finding your purpose or strengthening what you already know it to be.
The world needs you. Get going!
What will you do to honor yourself today?
It’s easy to get caught up in the schedule and the well being of others. Where do you fit into that?
What do you need to do to recharge yourself to be of service elsewhere?
Stop making excuses by putting yourself behind everything else. If you value yourself, you will find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.
Where are you on your priority list? Think about it and make corrections as necessary. You’re worth it.
Act like it.
In light of the terror attacks in Boston, I felt it necessary to share. We get complacent in our bubbles of safety and the relative proximity has shaken me out of that complacency. This is something that millions around the world experience on a daily basis. It just shouldn’t be.
It’s so difficult when ugliness manifests in such a way. It’s easy to go into the tailspin of how could this happen. As a deeply sensitive individual, I cannot help but feel the weight of these events and the helplessness it promotes.
However, I believe that all madness stems from disconnection. We don’t harm that to which we feel deeply connected. It’s when the illusion of separateness enters that we see horror manifest.
And although, we can’t avoid all the craziness and tragedy that has taken place and continues to occur, we can make an effort to move towards connecting with others
That’s where our power resides. The refusal to be robbed of hope for better days. The refusal to believe that love can not heal. The awareness that each of us is part of a whole that begs for recognition of this fact.
Connection isn’t something we just share with close family and friends. Connection is woven into the life purpose of each and every one of us. It is not incidental. It’s purposeful and takes effort.
Make the effort. Please. The world depends on it.
February is undoubtedly the month of love. A couple of days before Valentine’s Day and people are getting ready for romance…and major disappointment. It’s been years since I felt the angst of another impending February 14th and no one to share it with. It has been years since I somehow felt that I was worth less if I didn’t receive some sort of acknowledgement.
And that’s not because I met the love of my life…most of my Valentine’s Days of the last decade have been spent by my damn self. And now that there is a special someone, I can verify that my interest in February 14th hasn’t changed.
Don’t get me wrong. It’s a beautiful thing to celebrate love – but it doesn’t belong to one day. Instead of the standard show of love on the designated day, I’m much more interested in sustaining a spiritual partnership that fills me consistently. I’m interested in the growth that it presents. I’m interested in the practice of love, not the imagery of it all.
This month in the 360SOUL sessions, I’ll be presenting “What’s Keeping Your Soulmate Away: 7 Reasons You’re Alone (even if you’re in a relationship).” Join me on Thursday, February 21st, 8pm EST for this free tele-seminar when we look at love from a spiritual standpoint. Really, the only standpoint that matters. Happy Valentine’s Day. <3
1. Sometimes the people closest to you will provide your hardest challenges.
2. Personal tragedy cannot stand in the way of your greatness.
3. Confidence is everything.
4. Let the kid in you out to play once in a while.
5. Don’t let external circumstances steal your power.