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In Life-Changing Affirmations, you'll find a spiritual practice that can be done in just minutes a day -- in the shower, on the way to work, while watching a child's soccer game -- and change your life. The 30-day plan promotes a deeper awareness of five key spiritual qualities -- love, intuition, inner wisdom, forgiveness, and service. Each daily affirmation and short meditation focuses on a specific spiritual state such as grace, power, or creativity.



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Overview

In Life-Changing Affirmations, you'll find a spiritual practice that can be done in just minutes a day -- in the shower, on the way to work, while watching a child's soccer game -- and change your life. The 30-day plan promotes a deeper awareness of five key spiritual qualities -- love, intuition, inner wisdom, forgiveness, and service. Each daily affirmation and short meditation focuses on a specific spiritual state such as grace, power, or creativity.



"As God created the universe the seed of creation was planted in me.
I open my seed of creativity, inviting new ways of living to flow forth.
In this moment, I create heaven on earth in me."


Following the program brings about changes in the way we handle daily stresses and problems. On days 1 through 5, learn to fuel change. On days 6 through 11, focus on developing an intuitive spiritual practice. The affirmations and meditations for days 12 through 18 help access inner wisdom and the strength to look deeper into our life issues. On days 19 through 24, use the tools of forgiveness. And, on days 25 through 30, focus on using your spiritual energy to serve yourself and others.



*A 30-day practice that can be done in minutes anywhere -- and repeated at will.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609257552
  • Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
  • Publication date: 6/14/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,356,223
  • File size: 789 KB

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Life-Changing Affirmations

A 30-Day Plan for Spiritual Transformation


By VICKY THOMPSON

Red Wheel/Weiser, LLC

Copyright © 2005 Vicky Thompson
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-60925-755-2



CHAPTER 1

Using Love As the Power for change


Each spiritual journey begins with a step forward—the moment when you realize that there's more to life than you've been living. Using love as the power for change, you open to the ever-present grace, power, creativity, and acceptance within. Focus on love as you explore the possibility of being more than you are in this moment.


Day 1: Grace

AFFIRMATION

When the river flows, grace is here.
When the bird soars, grace is here.
When the sun shines, grace is here.
When I forgive, grace is here.
When I love, grace is here.
When I remember, grace is here.
God's grace smoothes my way.
Grace becomes the road of my journey.
The grace of God becomes me.


MEDITATIONAL PRAYER

Visualize a rainbow of colors streaming down from the heavens, wrapping you in the grace of God as you say the following prayer:

Dear God, I hold your grace within me. I call upon grace to mend hearts I have hurt, to let go of sorrows and regrets, to illuminate my path with truth, and to bless others I have known and will meet upon my journey. Amen.


Day 2: Power

AFFIRMATION

The power and strength of God are my own hand.
When I reach out to touch the hand of God, I touch my own.
When I look to God for guidance, I look within.
When I hold compassion for others, I hold myself in esteem.
I am the power of the heavens.
I am the power of the wind.
I am the power of God.
I flow freely and fully.


MEDITATIONAL PRAYER

See yourself standing on a mountaintop. The sun shines brightly, illuminating you and creating a golden glow around your body. This golden light surges through your body, filling you with the power of God as you say the following prayer:

Dear God, I hold your wisdom, power, and strength. Let your ways be known to me. I accept your power and grace to live a deeper life of communion with you, and my brothers and sisters. Amen.


Day 3: Creativity

AFFIRMATION

As God created the universe, the seed of creation was planted in me.
I nurture this energy of creation, allowing it to change my heart.
I acknowledge behavior that does not serve me well.
I open my seed of creativity, inviting new ways of living to flow forth.
In this moment, I create heaven on Earth in me.


MEDITATIONAL PRAYER

See yourself dipping a paintbrush into a can of rich orange paint. As you sweep the brush across the canvas of your life, see it painting over experiences that you want to release. As the old events and behaviors are swept away, see new ways of living take form on the canvas. See yourself living the life God intends for you, as you say the following prayer:

Dear God, I hold your blessed power of creation. Show me how to find new ways of living that reflect the great love you hold for me. Through dreams, friends, and other messengers, illuminate my path through the power of your creative grace. Amen.


Day 4: Acceptance

AFFIRMATION

I accept my divine path in life.
I accept the power and presence of Spirit to guide me on my path.
I accept the inner mastery of others to follow their own divine plan.
I accept the divinity within all things.
I honor myself, others, nature, and God.


MEDITATIONAL PRAYER

See the heavens open above you. A great angel appears through the clouds, descending slowly to fully embrace you in a loving hug. A feeling of total acceptance fills your being as you say the following prayer:

Dear God, you accept me fully, just as I am. You see the greatness dwelling within me. I accept your divine plan for me. I accept my inner divinity, allowing it to touch all hearts I meet. I accept and allow this inner grace to smooth the road of my journey. Amen.


Day 5: Love

AFFIRMATION

I am the love of the world.
I am the light of the world.
When I stand in the light, the darkness fades and my true heart is revealed.
I choose love and light to guide me.
I choose hope and peace for you, my friend.
Love is the provider, the teacher, the lover, the friend, the gardener of my
soul.
Love is the heart of my soul.
I love you as I love myself.


MEDITATIONAL PRAYER

See a pink light flow down from the heavens and envelop your body. Like a warm, loving embrace, this love melts into your body. You feel like a child, held in the loving arms of God. Love becomes you, and in this safe place, all experiences that were not loving begin to gently flow away from your being. The pink light wraps around these experiences and gently pulls them from your body, returning them to the heavens. Loving pink light continues to flow through you as you say the following prayer:

Dear God, let love become me. Let me remember my heart of love, and let it touch all whom I meet. I am blessed by the love I have always held within. I am love. Amen.

CHAPTER 2

Developing an Intuitive Spiritual Practice


Developing an intuitive spiritual practice requires discernment. Using your intuition, you learn how to listen to your inner voice of wisdom and let go of limiting painful thoughts. This step can be exhilarating as you tap into a newfound awareness of the presence of angels all around you, the messengers between heaven and Earth. Focus on the love of God, letting this strength guide you to a deeper understanding of your spiritual intuition.


Day 6: Practice

AFFIRMATION

I am committed to my spiritual growth.
Like a stream rushing after the rain, I open my heart to the practical graces of God.
I accept the will of my higher spirit-self as my own.
I accept divine guidance for creating my own spiritual path.
I accept patience for releasing the past and focusing on the present.
Like nourishing honey overflowing a cup, I let the life-nectar of God flow abundantly through me.
I am committed to practicing a Spirit-driven life.


MEDITATIONAL PRAYER

Open your arms to the heavens and visualize rain gently falling upon your body, washing away pain and fears, and filling you with the grace of God, as you say the following prayer:

Dear God, I live my life in concert with the divine power, unity, and grace that you always provide. Through your strength, I walk a practical path to my inner heart of wisdom in every moment. I remember my spiritual power and allow it to shine forth through a practice that guides my choices, actions, thoughts, and feelings. Amen.


Day 7: Discernment

AFFIRMATION

I see the physical world, but I look deeper.
I hear words spoken, but I listen deeper.
I feel the impact of actions, but I sense deeper.
I know many things about life, but I discern deeper.
I am an observer of life, noticing patterns, choices, and paths.
I am a participant of life, living in the heart of the moment.
I am a discerner of life, perceiving the underlying love empowering all moments.
I look for love, allowing it to guide my way.


MEDITATIONAL PRAYER

Visualize a brilliant white dove flying across the star-filled night sky. The dove looks so clear and bright that sometimes it blends into the stars, making it hard for you to see it. Imagine that the dove is the light of pure love, making it instantly visible to your discerning eyes as you say the following prayer:

Dear God, let your light illuminate my path. I understand the world more clearly through your eyes. I see the heart of love in others and all creations on Earth when I remember that I am the pureness of love. Amen.


Day 8: Vision

AFFIRMATION

I see clearly through the haze of doubt and confusion.
I see images of God, visions of heavenly worlds beyond this earthly world.
In this light, I see the true vision of life.
I am light eternal.
I am love eternal.
I see through the lens of love, opening my inner vision in all moments.
I see as God sees.


MEDITATIONAL PRAYER

See indigo light stream quickly down from the heavens, surrounding your body like a chrysalis. This powerful light expands and fills the world around you until the entire Earth is one great indigo-colored ball. In this light, you see the divine world coexisting with the earthly world. You see powerful angels guiding and protecting your friends and loved ones. You see energy emanating from all living things, like rays from the sun. You see yourself as a powerful stream of light as you say the following prayer:

Dear God, I see the world as it truly exists through the power and wonder of your grace. I accept my inner vision, my eyes of God. Let me see others as you see me. Let me look deeper, understanding that love is always present in every moment. Amen.


Day 9: Knowing

AFFIRMATION

The flame of knowledge lives within me.
In a flash of light, I know all.
In the light of inspiration, I remember my God-given wisdom.
I willingly allow this inner wisdom to light my way.
I access these kernels of insight to guide me in every moment.
I know the truth of my existence.
I am love.


MEDITATIONAL PRAYER

Visualize a wise old teacher sitting on a bench in a beautiful garden. As you sit at the feet of the master, you look up to see your own face staring back at you. You become the master teacher, allowing this eternal wisdom to flow into your conscious awareness as you say the following prayer:

Dear God, I am your light of eternal wisdom. I look to you for guidance, knowing that I am dipping into the well of universal knowledge. Through your power, I allow inner wisdom to flow freely and fully into my mind and heart, forever changing my view of the world and my place in it. Amen.


Day 10: Hearing

AFFIRMATION

As I hear the birds singing, the voices of angels harmonize joyfully.
As I listen to the wind, the whispers of God speak softly.
As I talk with friends, the laughter of Spirit rings truly.
I listen for the voice of God to guide me.
That still, small voice within is my own.


MEDITATIONAL PRAYER

Sense the world of sound around you. Listen to the ever-present sound of nature, the flow of life's traffic outside your window, and the underlying silence of existence. See the source of all sound as the loving light of God, empowering the universe, as you say the following prayer:

Dear God, I hear you clearly. I listen for your wisdom through the words of friends, through the gentle sounds of nature soothing my soul, and through those wondrous moments when I hear your truth speaking through my own voice of wisdom. I listen quietly for this inner wisdom, giving great attention and care to the ever-present voice of truth within. Amen.


Day 11: Feeling

AFFIRMATION

Spirit is with me every moment of the day.
When I feel happy, I am embraced by God's love.
When I feel sad, I sense the presence of angels around me.
When I feel angry, 1 am aware of Spirit's truth within me.
When I feel joy, I experience heaven on Earth.
Spirit touches my heart, guiding me through life.


MEDITATIONAL PRAYER

Feel the presence of God in the room. Sense a gentle hand caressing your back, soothing your wounds. Feel a warmth within your belly growing, filling your entire body with love as you say the following prayer:

Dear God, I feel your presence within and around me always. I open my heart to you, letting your light become my own. Amen.

CHAPTER 3

Accessing Inner Wisdom and Strength


The blessings of a spiritual journey are the fruits of faith: wisdom, inspiration, hope, and abundance. These powerful spiritual states give you strength to face the truth of your life and live as a powerful agent of spiritual change. Life loses its uncertainty when you step forward with confidence on your spiritual path. Focus on opening your heart completely to the wisdom of your inner self.


Day 12: Wisdom

AFFIRMATION

I am the light and truth of God.
I am the wisdom of the universe.
I hold this great energy within me now.
Like an ancient book of knowledge, I open my pages for all to see.
I let this wisdom flow freely and fully from my being.
I follow my inner wisdom in every moment.
I am the light and truth of God.


MEDITATIONAL PRAYER

In your mind's eye, see yourself sitting at a table in an old castle. The candles burn brightly beside you as you study the book of your existence. In this sacred place, you know what is in the book even before you read its pages. You feel as if you are remembering your favorite play, knowing all of the lines, and the twists and turns in the story. You smile as the wisdom of life energizes your heart and sheds light upon your spiritual path. You feel as if you are embracing eternal truth as you say the following prayer:

Dear God, I hold your wisdom within. I am the brilliant light of your love, illuminating my every choice, action, thought, and feeling. I am wisdom. Amen.


Day 13: Inspiration

AFFIRMATION

The heavenly muse of God touches my heart.
I am inspired to live life more deeply and fully in the light.
Through this spiritual inspiration, I see the juice of life flowing in every moment.
This rich energy, ripe with possibilities, nourishes my chosen path.
With great ease and simplicity, I lead a Spirit-driven life.


MEDITATIONAL PRAYER

See yourself lying on the grass in a flower-filled meadow. Sunlight dapples the ground, and you can smell the heady fragrance of spring blooms. Losing all sense of separation between your body and the earth, you merge with the energy of creation. You are the flowers, you are the grass blades, you are the sunlight. You become the juice of creation, the power of light and growth, as you say the following prayer:

Dear God, I am the flowing river of creativity. I am inspired by your creations. I recognize this creative energy within, allowing it to provide power for my own journey through life. Amen.


Day 14: Faith

AFFIRMATION

In faith, God, I remember you.
When I lift my eyes to see your face, God, faith shines brightly in the darkness.
When I open my heart to your love, God, faith holds the door for me to step through.
When I walk beside you, God, faith lights my way.
Faith is love without vision.
Faith exists without knowledge or understanding.
Faith simply says, Yes, because you are, God.


MEDITATIONAL PRAYER

See yourself walking down a dark hallway. At the end of the corridor, you see a small pinpoint of light. With great purpose, you keep walking toward the light. As you near this illumined point, you realize that you've been following the light streaming through the keyhole of a door. You open the door, stepping into the brilliant sunlight of a heavenly garden. You feel as if you've never left this divine place, as you say the following prayer:

Dear God, my faith in the unseen workings of the divine world is unshakable. I know that you are watching over my every step and that angels are guiding me through each moment of my day. I live with grace, empowered by the faith of love. Amen.


Day 15: Hope

AFFIRMATION

Hope enters the world, riding on the wings of peace.
All hope is born of love and peace.
When I hope for peace, I hold great possibilities within me.
Like a seed hungering for water, hope waits eternally for the flame of God to ignite its power.
I hope for all things, for all things are possible.
I hope for peace, faith, love, and tranquility for all. Hope is all.


MEDITATIONAL PRAYER

Feeling a tingling sensation in your heart, you remember a moment from childhood when you felt great anticipation for an upcoming event. You remember how a simple outing could fill you with great hope and joy. Let this feeling grow now within your heart, imbuing you with the power of hope as you say the following prayer:

Dear God, this love, this eternal hope, flows within me, enriching my life and the lives of others. I am hope in action, igniting a flame of divine desire in the hearts of all I meet. I let your hope change my view of the world. Amen.
(Continues...)


Excerpted from Life-Changing Affirmations by VICKY THOMPSON. Copyright © 2005 Vicky Thompson. Excerpted by permission of Red Wheel/Weiser, LLC.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction          

STEP 1 Using Love As the Power for Change          

Day 1: Grace          

Day 2: Power          

Day 3: Creativity          

Day 4: Acceptance          

Day 5: Love          

STEP 2 Developing an Intuitive Spiritual Practice          

Day 6: Practice          

Day 7: Discernment          

Day 8: Vision          

Day 9: Knowing          

Day 10: Hearing          

Day 11: Feeling          

STEP 3 Accessing Inner Wisdom and Strength          

Day 12: Wisdom          

Day 13: Inspiration          

Day 14: Faith          

Day 15: Hope          

Day 16: Truth          

Day 17: Strength          

Day 18: Abundance          

STEP 4 Using the Tools of Forgiveness          

Day 19: Vitality          

Day 20: Passion          

Day 21: Unity          

Day 22: Generosity          

Day 23: Compassion          

Day 24: Forgiveness          

STEP 5 Serving the Self and Others          

Day 25: Devotion          

Day 26: Service          

Day 27: Peace          

Day 28: Tranquility          

Day 29: Gratitude          

Day 30: Joy          

Counting Your Spiritual Blessings          


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