Work affirmations

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It might be because the holidays are close but I’ve seemed to have lost my enthusiasm for my job which I actually love a lot. So today’s affirmations are aimed at getting my mojo back.

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l love that I help people every day in my job in a meaningful way.

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I’m great at what I do.

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I’m respected for what I do.

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I’ve an abundant source of money
coming to me in my work.

You don’t have a soul. You ARE a soul.

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It doesn’t matter who said it (generally C. S. Lewis gets the credit though many disagree) but this quote has changed my entire attitude:

 You don’t have a soul. You are a soul; you have a body.

The world around us gives extreme attention to body, looks and appearance and somehow it doesn’t feel right. It feels like we’re just staying busy instead of doing what’s right, what matters, what’s important. And that quote showed me a way what “that” is.

This morning I faced again how little conscious attention I give to eating. I just wanna get it over with, usually occupying my mind with something else in the meantime: watching a show, reading a book or even just having a conversation – all socially acceptable but takes the consciousness away from the process of eating, drinking or breathing. These affirmations are to help me to get that back, to be in that moment, to unite my soul and body in that moment. 

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I give thanks for being able to fuel my body.

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I bless everything that I eat or drink. I bless my breathing regularly.

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I stay alert during eating, it’s an important part of the day.

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I give conscious intent to food/drink/air to fuel my body the best possible way.

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I give thanks for eating/drinking/breathing for it allows my body and soul exist together in perfect harmony.

Hope to follow these 5 steps regularly today, wish me luck 🙂

Have a great day all!
Love,
Andrea

I’m a writer

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Never before felt the need this strongly to explain to you that these affirmations are true in my core (sometimes very deep) but they can be hidden under a pile of rocks still, made of self doubt & negative voices & bad critiques & non-confidence. But today I’m looking at what’s under that pile, strengthening it so it can share those rocks off and come out to play.

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I’m a great writer.

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I’m always full of brilliant ideas.

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l finish my writing projects.

Let’s go! Have a great day everyone.
Love, Andrea

Affirming my Christmas spirit

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Since my parents got divorced when I was 6, the holidays were always awkward. Slowly I’ve found myself to be a true Scrooge. But this year l decided: fuck Scrooge, I’m gonna try something new & enjoy the holidays for a change. So there it goes,  my Christmas affirmations.

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I’m enjoying the Christmas spirit of celebrating love in the universe.

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I’m putting that joy into cards & decorations.

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My perfect Christmas tree is everything I wanted.

Connected to the Sun

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I sleep awfully long hours. Always have. And always used to say that I love it that way. Truth is, my dreams are pretty amazing. I live more in them than awake. But as much as I love them, I’ve got some living to do here, awake as well. So my affirmations today are centered around the sun.

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I’m always awake when the sun’s awake.
No more sleeping until noon business ☺

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My energy level rises steeply with the sun.
It’s the highest when the sun is up.

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I need only 5 hours of sleep for maximum energy.
No more 15 hours in dreamland.

I’m lighting my candle today to release these affirmations to the universe.

Through the flames of this candle

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I believe we are all connected through invisible vibrations, abundant energy. I believe we can all learn how to live in the most harmonious connection with the universe. I believe that sending out intentions and positive thoughts affect other people.

Today I learnt that a special friend is in hospital, waiting for a surgery to treat her skin cancer. So I lit my candle for her and for everyone in need of healing energy this morning. Here it goes:

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My affirmation for the day:
My candle magic works. The healing spell I’ve sent will be received.

A shining star

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Some mornings it’s about cancelling out the negative thoughts. Today it’s the fear of being judged badly because of how I look. I keep hiding from people because I’m afraid I’d see it in their eyes what I see in the mirror every day: fat, ugly, worthless. Our world is all about the looks. Even musicians are all about the looks & that’s really sad. But l know my soul is perfect & beautiful so I’m gonna focus on that instead of my fears & insecurities.

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I’m a shining star when I’m connected to my soul.

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I’ve all the love I need from the universe.

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I’m strong & beautiful.

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I love myself unconditionally

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Sometimes all it takes is to start the day with saying “good morning”. Good morning world, good morning universe, good morning love.

And in that moment I realise that hey, that’s me. I’m my love.

I don’t love myself because I keep or don’t keep my routines or because I’m intelligent or because my eyes sparkle when I’m excited – I love myself for existing.  Maybe I loved myself before existing, that’s hard to say. But I’m glad I’ve discovered this feeling today.

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I LOVE MYSELF UNCONDITIONALLY.

I FOCUS ON THE BEAUTY IN ME AND AROUND ME.

I BELIEVE IN MY ABILITIES.

“Someone out there, sending out flares”

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“Someone out there, sending out flares”

From the first snippet The Script released from their  new album No Sound Without Silence, Flares has been my absolute favourite. Listening to it, you won’t be surprised. It has that sad melancholy that’s so characteristic of me but it also gives that sense of hope that keeps me out of the dark dip.

It really is amazing how much it means to know I am not alone. I have my own battles and own joys but I can share them. There are people out there (and this surprises me every time) who want to be there for me. Sometimes they are people from social media (#TheScriptFamily is the loveliest bunch of people I’ve ever seen), sometimes they’re people I’ve already met (you know who you are), sometimes it’s a song and sometimes they’re those faceless giants behind books.

Just as I was contemplating the question of whether I’m using my time here on Earth for good or just wasting it, I find this passage in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451:

When I was a boy my grandfather died, and he was a sculptor. He was also a very kind man who had a lot of love to give the world, and he helped clean up the slum in our town; and he made toys for us and he did a million things in his lifetime; he was always busy with his hands. And when he died, I sud­denly realized I wasn’t crying for him at all, but for all the things he did. I cried because he would never do them again, he would never carve another piece of wood or help us raise doves and pigeons in the back yard or play the violin the way he did, or tell us jokes the way he did. He was part of us and when he died, all the actions stopped dead and there was no one to do them just the way he did. He was individual. He was an important man. I’ve never gotten over his death. Often I think, what wonderful carvings never came to birth because he died. How many jokes are missing from the world, and how many homing pigeons untouched by his hands. He shaped the world. He did things to the world. The world was bankrupted of ten million fine actions the night he passed on.”

Montag walked in silence. “Millie, Millie,” he whispered. “Millie.”

“What?”

“My wife, my wife. Poor Millie, poor, poor Millie. I can’t remember anything. I think of her hands but I don’t see them doing anything at all. They just hang there at her sides or they lie there on her lap or there’s a cigarette in them, but that’s all.”

Montag turned and glanced back.

“What did you give to the city, Montag?

– Ashes.

What did the others give to each other?

– Nothingness.

Granger stood looking back with Montag. “Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there. It doesn’t matter what you do, he said, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that’s like you after you take your hands away. The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touch­ing, he said. The lawn-cutter might just as well not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime.”

Will there be someone saying this when I’m gone?

He shaped the world. He did things to the world. The world was bankrupted of ten million fine actions the night he passed on.

What have I done to earn that? What can I do to deserve it? Where is my garden, where is my place in it and how to find it?

I don’t have the answers. But the point is that these questions don’t scare me any more.

Because there’s “someone out there, sending out flares”. For me.

Wish the same to you all.

Love,

Andrea

Mother Earth – the name is not a coincidence

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“I’ve often thought of the forest as a living cathedral, but this might diminish what it truly is. If I have understood Koyukon teachings, the forest is not merely an expression or representation of sacredness, nor a place to invoke the sacred; the forest is sacredness itself. Nature is not merely created by God; nature is God. Whoever moves within the forest can partake directly of sacredness, experience sacredness with his entire body, breathe sacredness and contain it within himself, drink the sacred water as a living communion, bury his feet in sacredness, touch the living branch and feel the sacredness, open his eyes and witness the burning beauty of sacredness”
Richard Nelson, The Island Within

Embracing that sacred force of mother nature is the best weapon against sadness.

The road ahead

The road ahead