Do you use affirmations?
If so, how? How do they work best for you?
If not, why? 🤔
I know for me depending on what I’m seeking alters how I decide to use an affirmation.
Being a Yogi, I recite intention/affirmation in my practice on my mat.
I try to live that off my mat also! It’s trying at times, with things that come up in life right? But the intention is always there😉
I find that when I am quiet and working inward on me- I write my affirmations. And rewrite. And then write it again.
I will recite it back to myself, and reflect for a moment.
This practice for me helps really seal in what I am seeking. The end goal. The change I need/want.
I can not express how much peace I found within my own self, my mind, my soul truly by practicing affirmations.
Try this one on for size one today... And see how you feel☺️
Place your hands over your heart, close your eyes and take a nice deep breath. Release the day on that exhale, just let it all go!
And say to yourself:
I am love.
I am purpose.
I was made with divine intention
As many times as you feel comfortable.
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Rituals help you to bring
Balance, Abundance & Gratitude
to your life and the lives of your loved ones.
The 🄰🅄🅃🅄🄼🄽 🄴🅀🅄🄸🄽🄾🅇 is about finding balance and manifesting abundance. This time of equal day and night is marked by the peak of harvest season, which can be interpreted as the physical harvest of food or the energetic harvest of the fruits of your spiritual labor.
A ritual is a beautiful way to manifest your intentions for the season and to give thanks to yourself, the earth, and the universe. You can even involve friends and family in this ritual as bounties and abundance are meant to be shared. Prosperity for everyone!
Each year, we experience two equinoxes and two solstices – the tipping points of each season.
In autumn and spring, there is a perfect balance between day and night.
In summer, we experience the longest day and the shortest night. Winter provides the opposite. These turning points have long been celebrated across cultures as they usher in a new season and bid adieu to the past.
This year has brought about many transitions and changes for most of us. This equinox is an ideal time to embrace the new season and all it has to offer.
🄰🅄🅃🅄🄼🄽 🄴🅀🅄🄸🄽🄾🅇 🍁
Traditionally, during the fall equinox, people enjoyed the bounty that was grown by the sun of summer between friends, families, and villages.
They shared the abundance of food and reconnected after a long and arduous harvest season.
Use these three rituals to simulate tradition. They can all be performed in one sitting.
It is recommended that you perform them within 48 hours of the fall equinox.
🍁Gather to Celebrate Over a Meal🍁
The harvesting and ripening of fruits and vegetables is energetically indicative of the energy of summer, and subsequent shedding for the fall equinox. Hosting a beautiful, mindfully prepared meal with seasonal fruits and vegetables is a powerful way to celebrate the change of season. Sharing what you have gratitude for and or have manifested since summer solstice is encouraged.
Apples are the traditional bounty of autumn. So, make hot apple cider or apple pie as a beautiful way to use what is in abundance and share it around!
The fall equinox is the perfect time to find gratitude and put your manifesting powers to work. As you share a meal with your loved ones, set intentions for what you seek to manifest this season. Affirming your intentions out loud is a powerful way to set manifestation into motion.
🍁Connect With the Earth🍁
The fall equinox invites us to honor the abundance in our lives and like the falling leaves, shed the layers of that which no longer serves us. Just like the earth, we too experience the seasons and rhythms of nature. It’s important to remain grounded during this time of transition.
Earthing is the practice of connecting with the earth by placing our feet or entire bodies on the ground. We can absorb the energy of the earth and also release anything that we are holding onto into the earth to transmute for us.
Go to a park, your backyard, wide-open nature, or anywhere that you can connect directly with the land. Meditate on receiving and releasing. Give thanks to the earth for the support, love, abundance, and life we are fortunate to experience.
🍁Take Time to Reflect🍁
As we celebrate abundance and prepare to shed, this natural rhythm will also usher us to create balance in our lives.
Make a ritual out of self-reflection during this time. This can be in the form of journaling, meditating, or even discussing with a loved one.
Have you been giving too much and not allowing yourself to receive or give to yourself?
Are there relationships in your life that drain you of energy and leave you feeling depleted?
Do you want to spend more time doing things that fill you up?
Consider these questions and sit with what comes up, allowing some space and acceptance to be present.
Write down the different areas of your life where you give and receive.
Work to strike a balance and bring more peace and an even flow of exchange. The energy of the fall equinox will assist you.
Generosity is an action, a lifestyle, a philosophy, and state of being that takes us beyond the boundaries of our individuality – beyond our egos – and connects us to the needs and wellbeing of others. It’s a practice in being human that entails much more than sharing our wealth, but rather prompts us to change the way we live so that we all have what we need to live happy, healthy, and free.
Of the yamas, or the ethical disciplines for living as prescribed by Patanjali, asteya, not stealing or misusing what doesn’t belong to us, and aparigraha, not hoarding what we don’t immediately need, are foundational to generosity.
These interrelated commandments require one to live simply, to quell cravings for material objects, and to practice faith in an eternal source. And practicing these disciplines ultimately begins with connecting to our whole, eternal nature through the combination of posture and breathwork so we can lead lives that honor our interconnectedness.
How do you practice generosity?🤔💜
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So much this💜
It is so hard to see someone struggle, knowing that the smallest change could potentially help them in the most positive way.
But... It's not our journey, right? That's their journey!
As much as we may want to grab a hand and drag them to our side of the street to walk our journey with us, (because we know it may help them😒) we shouldn't.
That my friends is sometimes the most difficult thing to do- or not do in this matter.
We can plant seeds, lend helpful suggestions- but that's it.
Ultimately, it's up to them💜
Janice Robinson, CCHC