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7 Affirmations to Help Change Your Life by Sharon Taphorn
Change is inevitable. One thing we can all be certain of in life is Change. Resisting change usually leads to added stress and anxiety. Going with the flow of change usually brings you a more peaceful feeling and sometimes requires trust in the greater powers of the universe.
Angel wisdom reminds you that change is possible in every small decision you make, in the attitude in which you face your journey in life. You may be having a marvelous time, or one of the saddest times; whichever the case, the angels can surround you with more divine love than ever, and additional angels can be called upon, giving you the love and support you need to bring in the changes of your choosing.
Now is the time to go forward with resolute focus, with truth, trust and passion. Take the time to fine tune your thoughts and desires to ensure that you are creating that which you desire.
Affirmation: "I embrace change as it signifies my growth."
A Time of Positive Change
Call upon your angels to assist you in making your dreams happen in a more focused and steady flow and ask them to guide through times of transition. The Law of Attraction insures that you'll manifest whatever is in your thoughts, feelings and knowingness. So, as you dream of change, trust and believe that all things are indeed possible and the only limits you have are those you have imposed upon yourself.
Do not look back with thoughts or feelings of regret as this will keep you in that energy and stop you from seeing the results you desire. When things don't turn out the way you hoped for, it is important to look at where you thoughts were and perhaps if you were not blocking their creation, or remember you are being prepared for something even better, although you might not see that just yet. Find the gift in the experience and you are then on the path to healing and releasing it.
Change is always happening and it is a sign that you are growing and there is so much more to come.
Affirmation: "I am making long-term plans to help me create the changes that I desire. I am ready to manifest my desires into form."
Be happy and love who you are right now! Love all of your perfections and imperfections, for you are absolutely perfect just as you are to help you accomplish your purpose and your goals. You will know when you are accepting yourself because you will feel great just as you are. Your outer world is a reflection of your inner thoughts and feelings, so focus on the beauty within you. Focus upon your wonderful qualities, your hope, your kindness, your talents and the gifts that you offer. Angel guidance reminds you there is something for everyone in this magnificent Universe and you are just as deserving as anyone else in your life.
Self-acceptance is an agreement with yourself to appreciate, validate, accept and support who you are at this very moment, even those parts you'd like to eventually change. This is important...even those parts you'd eventually like to change. Yes, you can accept or at the very least, be okay with those parts of yourself you want to change some day. Use the power of affirmations to help you focus upon what you want, and when you feel the time is right for change, embrace the changes you choose and offer your thanks and gratitude for those that are leaving and all that they have brought to your expansion.
Affirmation: "I bless and appreciate every aspect of myself. I recognize and appreciate my beauty, kindness, love and compassion and also see these qualities all around me."
Things are moving forward, faster and perhaps even finer than ever before, are you ready? This is the perfect time to embark on a new project, venture or a new path, depending on where you are at and what you want. Choose carefully and look at all the options that are available to you and pick the one that feeds your emotional, mental and spiritual body. In other words, follow what feeds your soul, and your growth. Remember that happy outcomes follow positive expectations, so dream big and expect the best for yourself and others.
Your desired outcome will occur, have patience and faith and let things unfold in their natural order. You don't need to force things or be aggressive, just keep a positive attitude, take the actions you are inspired to take, and trust that it is so. Call upon your angels to help you keep strong and focused as well as to help to light your way and they will be there, even if you can't feel them, they are with you and you are never alone.
Affirmation: "I am ready for positive changes to bring about my dreams and desires in miraculous ways and I know that as I move forward, fortune is on my side."
Transform your energy to another way of being. You are ready to walk the path of light and it is time to purify and transmute any lower vibrations and ascend to a higher way of being and doing. Visualize yourself surrounded by the three-fold flame of your heart chakra as it is the seed of the divine within you. It represents love, wisdom and power and manifests in the heart of your I AM Presence. Use this flame to assist in seeing the god spark that resides within you and also in everyone. Visualize the gold flame surrounded by the pink and the blue, helping you to evolve into a higher state of being.
Use the power flame to help you run your body with the trust and goodwill of your divine intention. Use the wisdom flame to help you to nourish your mind, to help illuminate you with greater knowledge as well as the proper use of this knowledge and the immutable laws of the universe and their right use for the good of all. Use the love flame to fulfill the destiny of your soul and to help you to manifest this into form and see with compassionate eyes and an open heart. Use this sacred fire as a stepping stone to blend and become one with your higher self and burst into being within your humanness allowing you to help transform life, the universe and all that is.
Affirmation: "I am ready to walk the path of light; I ignite the flame of power, wisdom and love within me to transmute and transform any lower vibrations and ascend to a higher state of being."
Reflect upon your thoughts and feelings and the sensations they invoke within you. What do you observe about yourself and your reactions and feelings about parts of your life and the decisions you have made? Take the time to look within so that you can process through parts of your life that you do not feel good about and learn to see the gift and the lessons that they have brought to you and how you have grown since and because of them. It helps you to understand how you came to make some of the choices you have made and also to see where some of your belief systems began or how they have grown from there. It is not always an easy task and yet it allows you to put things into perspective so that you can move forward, finished with that cycle in your life.
Taking time and space for yourself allows you to recoup from some of life's challenges and to strengthen you as you prepare for the next phase of your life. Hold the thought in your heart and mind that you now know that the worst is behind you and that the best is yet to come. Ask your angels to help you to relax and feel safe with the unfolding process and know that it is an important time for you to take care of you. Still your mind and quiet your heart as your angels enfold you in their wings of love and quietly listen to the promptings of your angels inspiring and guiding you, and bless this beautiful time of reflection.
Affirmation: "As I contemplate my thoughts and feelings, I understand the root of my beliefs and how I can process the reactions and sensations and the results they have brought to my life allowing me to put things in perspective and to help me move ahead."
Signs and Symbols
The more you notice the signs, the more they seem to appear. They were always there; you either didn't notice them or dismissed them as a coincidence or even an accident. There are clues all around you to help you on your journey. You left them for yourself to remember. Your angels and guides leave them for you all also, so rejoice when you notice them. Notice any repetitious signs, as well as notice your inner feelings, for they can offer you valuable information to help you when you need it. Before you came to earth you knew there would be times you would need some assistance to help to guide the way and so you placed them there to remember. Notice the light that is before you; know it is a gift from spirit reassuring you, comforting you, offering you confidence and to empower you to charge ahead.
When you begin to take charge and write the script that is your life, you have the opportunity to choose what you desire to experience. Once you clearly decide and know that you are ready and deserving, they will rush your way on angels’ wings. Each one of you has angels, guides and Masters wanting to assist in making your journey what you want it to be. They are powerful, loving and wise spiritual teachers, and they are watching over the earth realm and guiding you into the next phase of your evolution. Spend some time with your entourage of light and you will find ideas, answers and inspirations to help to light your way.
Affirmation: "I am surrounded by signs and signals to help me find my way; As I spend time in meditation and contemplation, I gain a better understanding of my life and my divine plan and I am eager for more to come way."
Life is Change
Let your experience be your guide and know that life is always changing and right now in some very big ways. It is a successful time and so you can confidently accept the opportunities that are being offered to you as there are indeed happy times ahead. Make positive and optimistic long-range plans for yourself. There is an almost tangible magic in the air for those who are making the conscious choice to move ahead and create the life they know they have come here to experience. Trust that you are on the right path because you are and all that has been happening of late is occurring to lead you to the changes you have been dreaming about for so very long.
It is time to spread your wings and fly. Don't let others bring you down as some will try for they fear that you will leave them behind. Worry not about them, let them find their way and their own pair of wings so that when they are ready they too can you join you. Follow the steps you feel guided by your thoughts, intuition and your dreams as that is how your guides and angels communicate and let that bond grow stronger so that you will feel confidence in yourself and the choices you make. Be open to both giving and receiving and embrace these most precious moments in your growth.
Affirmation: "I am on the right path and always in the right place at the right time to make things happen for myself; I have the 'Midas touch' and it is helping me make my dreams my reality."