Read the following quote from :

"Every
thought you think and every word you say is an affirmation for your
future."

Now think about. Really think about it. If each of
us spent one entire day noticing our thoughts and words, chances are
we’d be a little concerned about the future we’re creating. For most
people, negative thinking and talking is a way of life. But not
anymore, thanks to Louise Hay.

Louise has just published a new
book called, Experience
Your Good Now: Learning to Use Affirmations
.
It contains everything you need to know – and I mean everything –
about developing an affirmation practice, so I won’t go into details
here. She’s the master of this process and I suggest you buy the book,
study it from cover to cover, and listen to the CD (that comes with the
book) every night for a minimum of thirty days. When you do, you’ll
discover the following benefits and so much more…

* Starting and
finishing your day with affirmations sets up a tone of self-care that
permeates every area of your life.

* You train your mind to look
for what’s good and you end up drawing more good toward you.

* You
feel better emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

* You stay
focused on the specific areas of your life that most need your attention
and they improve.

* You begin to see evidence that your thoughts
really do have power.

* You develop an unbendable faith in the
power of your thoughts to direct the course of your life. As a result,
you no longer feel like a victim to outside forces. You remember who’s
in the ’s seat.

* You become much nicer to be around ☺.

Two
years ago I stepped up my commitment to use affirmations by spending my
mornings writing, reading, and imagining them coming to life. It’s
made an enormous difference in the quality of each day and I know it
will for you, too. So, to help you get started, here are a few of my
favorites…

My life is a constant stream of miracles.

Abundance
flows into my life in surprising and miraculous ways every day.

I
love my home and my home loves me.

I enjoy a
passionate, loving, kind, and co-creative relationship with the people
who matter most.

I feel God’s presence in my life
every moment of every day.

Now it’s your turn. Check out
Louise’s book, here.
It’s the best ten dollars you’ll spend ☺.

Take
Action Challenge

Start by creating five specific affirmations
that either affirm what you want more of in your life or what you want
less of. Then, write, read, and repeat them throughout the day. 

This
week’s video is a beautiful example of affirmations in action! We need
to teach every child how to do this. You can find the video here.
Thanks to Andrea for sending it to us!

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