Welcome to Day Four of the 30 Days of Forgiveness.
Hello, My Dear.
I recently read a lovely article by Louise Hay on forgiveness, and it was filled with positive affirmations that were designed to support your forgiveness practice.
What a treat!
As I say this, I can hear the naysayers touting claims that affirmations do not work. While I can’t claim they are foolproof, I personally have experienced tremendous value from using them, and I encourage you to try this simple act of self-kindness to nurture your soul.
Regarding positive affirmations, I have two confessions:
1. I personally only use affirmations that create a sense of peace inside me when I say them.
Saying things over and over again that I don’t believe is true is not really using affirmations properly in my book. I tend to research the affirmations Louise uses because they are gentle and full of self compassion. I also love her so much that I can hear her voice in my head when I read her writing.
2. I’m absolutely terrible at coming up with affirmations.
As much as I love to profess how powerful affirmations are, I have a really hard time creating them. I think it’s because I tend toward negative self talk and speaking positively to myself has not consistently been role modeled.
This is another reason I love Louise. I can feel the effects of her soothing voice, her kind words, her gentle presence, and her affect slowly is becoming the way I treat myself. As I incorporate affirmations that bring me inner peace, I slowly realize a better way to treat myself and others.
Five Simple Rules To Create Positive Affirmations:
- Make them positive.
- Use present tense—speaking as if you already have your desire/s.
- Be authentic.
- Word it in a way that lights you up inside.
- Stretch your beliefs but not so much that it’s completely unbelievable.
Today’s Call To Action:
Come up with three positive affirming statements that will help you nurture your own forgiveness practice. You can make them up, ask a friend, find them online, or any combination. Remember that your statements do not need to make sense to anyone else.
❤ The best affirmations are declarations that light you up from the inside out. ❤
Once you find at least three that feel good, share them in the comments section below.
PLEASE NOTE: If you’re unfamiliar with how to share your affirmations, scroll down to the bottom of this page to the place that says “Leave A Reply“, add your affirmative statements in the box, add your details, and then press “Post Comment“. Viola!
Alright, dear one. This is a loving and supportive group, so don’t be shy! The reason I ask that you to share your statements publicly is so we can help one another get ideas and build a bridge of connection with all the lovely people taking this series.
Again, post your statements below (and scroll down to find mine, as well).
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Today’s Feature Image: “Hearts” by John Morgan on Flickr