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Affirmations ~ November 20, 2021

Published November 20, 2021 by tindertender

Neuroplasticity happens when connections are made across the neural network in our brain. Essentially, our brain creates super-highways that it travels quickly in response to outside stimuli. Thought patterns that are repeated often create massive highways that the thought travels on. The more the thought occurs, the more it will occur.

One of the most effective ways to reprogram the mind, to reformat the consciousness, is through using affirmative statements. I share with you examples that you may find helpful should you wish to use them to assist in reformatting the thinking mind.

(Image credit: Tatiana Shepeleva/Shutterstock)

I respect my emotional boundaries.

I continuously seek to know myself, to love myself.

I show myself the same care I desire from others.

I honor my truths and dreams.

I seek the higher self in others.

I gift my care and compassion to others knowing it will return to me at another time, perhaps from a different source.

I have the ability to draw harmony into being.

I am meant to create beauty.

I will not fail. I have a safety net of support in place.

I will overcome my fear and experience a beautiful outcome.

I trust – and I succeed.

I remember that laughter is the best medicine.

I focus my will upon that which I desire. I do what needs to be done.

I relax into the moment.

I breathe and go into deep thought.

My body is a clear channel, energy freely flowing.

I put my full energy into all that I love.

I nurture growth and receive in abundance.

I overcome obstacles.

I move beyond what is known.

I take time to experience myself.

I am transitioning from one level of experience to the next.

Bring It Into Form

Published November 19, 2021 by tindertender

Beautiful dreamer, you can imagine wonderful worlds of light. You can dream up so many possibilities. Now it is time to bring those possibilities of light into the world. They need to be more than ideas. They need to live, to manifest. The world needs not only your dreams, beautiful as they are, but also your creations. Get thee to thy desk! Thy easel! Thy computer! Work, beautiful dreamer. Don’t just dream, create!

Honor yourself with a commitment to complete your inspired tasks. This will help you grow and that is a wonderful reason to commit. But, there is another reason too – you know that your inspired ideas are worth translating into practical forms so that other people can access them and experience something special too.

If you have been thinking about writing a book, painting a picture or acting on an inspiration or idea, do it. Now. Don’t dally or dither about the details or worry about how it is all going to work out. The universe loves a bold spirit. Once you take a step, it will rush toward you like an enthusiastic and chivalrous lover – opening doors, hand gently guiding your lower back – as you are moved forward. You will promptly be provided with all that is needed to take the next step.

There is sacrifice in translating the perfection of an idea into the limited physical form. Although something may be lost when turning a multi-dimensional concept of endless potential into something concrete, realize that there is much more to be gained. You must become free of this inspiration so that you can receive your next inspiration. It is already waiting for you. So, on you must go.

The information you need to translate your ideas into form will be provided according to the higher wisdom of life. It may or may not happen by traditional routes. Even if it seems unimaginable, when it is time for something to be born into form, nothing can stop it. It will happen!

Feel assured that your path of success is not going to unfolds according to the usual rules and regulations. It might happen in ways that surprise you and others, but it will happen. It is meant to be.

Mantra ::
I am energized and empowered to bring my ideas to life. I release any fear that they won’t live up to the perfection of my ideas or fantasies. I give them permission to become what they want to be, in service to life. In releasing these ideas into form, I open up to receive new ideas and inspirations. I am helped with this process through unconditional love, for the greater good. So be it.

Artwork by Autumn Skye Morrison

Sacred Rebels oracle by Alana Fairchild

Affirmations ~ November 18, 2021

Published November 18, 2021 by tindertender

Neuroplasticity happens when connections are made across the neural network in our brain. Essentially, our brain creates super-highways that it travels quickly in response to outside stimuli. Thought patterns that are repeated often create massive highways that the thought travels on. The more the thought occurs, the more it will occur.

One of the most effective ways to reprogram the mind, to reformat the consciousness, is through using affirmative statements. I share with you examples that you may find helpful should you wish to use them to assist in reformatting the thinking mind.

(Image credit: Tatiana Shepeleva/Shutterstock)

I look forward to new experiences.

I gratefully acknowledge and accept my spiritual gifts.

I accept loving sweetness.

I say yes to assistance coming my way.

I trust in myself. I do not censor myself. I let life happen through me.

A change for the better is taking place.

I will be patient.

I trust the process and learn all I can from this lesson. I have grown and changed through everything that has transpired.

I am ready for a new adventure.

I let go of what was.

I allow a new self to emerge.

This is a start of a new chapter in my life.

I rise above adversity.

I choose with my heart.

There is infinite possibility.

I connect to the greater universal whole.

I allow the experience of growth.

I free my mind for creative pursuits.

Truth spoken brings me peace. I listen for the truth beneath the words.

I let go of old wounds.

I control my emotions and am not controlled by them.

I will master myself.

Be The Bridge

Published November 17, 2021 by tindertender

Expand your consciousness to behold both worlds.

Again and again some people in the crowd wake up. They have no ground in the crowd and they emerge according to broader laws. They carry strange customs with them, and demand room for bold gestures. The future speaks ruthlessly through them.
~ Rainer Maria Rilke

It may feel that no one understands you, or what you’ve gone through, but remember the higher self in everyone you interact with is rooting for your awakening. But, will you stay awake or be lulled into sleepiness? You can’t unsee the glory that you’ve seen. You can’t unfeel the radiance you’ve felt. You can’t unlearn the higher truths now encoded within your soul. Though you may feel like a stranger in a strange land, it is up to you to stay alert and turn awakened moments into minutes, hours, days, and a way of life. This is how you become a bridge from the special world to the ordinary world, so that as many people as want to, can cross over.

Mantra ::
All that I’ve learned forms a bridge from earth to heaven and back again.

Artwork by Rassouli

The Hero’s Journey dream oracle by Kelly Sullivan Walden

Defend To The End, The Worthwhile

Published November 13, 2021 by tindertender

Beneath the illusions, pretty as they may seem, you know what is real. Beneath the lies, sweet though they may sound, you know what is worthwhile. All that is genuinely and truly essential for the heart to throb with life is worthwhile. Anything that dulls or suffocates its vibrant aliveness, must be questioned, challenged, and more than likely, cast aside, for the heart is our key to living an authentic life. What is there once that is compromised? Without its foundation of truth, we are to be forever lost in confusion, doubt and despair!

You are a sacred warrior – a defender of the heart. You have cried genuine tears of your own grief, and also the grief of the world. You have raged at injustice and oppression in your own life, and in the world. You have felt the need to protect the presence of love, for whilst it is exceptionally powerful, it can too easily be smothered under lies and fear. The sacred warrior must not heed the dangerous voices that say, “Oh, stop being so sensitive! Stop making such a big deal out of things!” Love is the biggest deal there is. What else is worth being so sensitive about? The sacred warrior is vigilant that the presence of love is not chipped away by fear, criticism, doubt or untruths. Even if others find the unflinching honesty of your feelings difficult to handle, even if those feelings are expressed with gentleness and compassion, the sacred warrior honors the task of being more faithful to love, than to anything else. This includes the fear of loss. Actually, it includes the fear of anything at all.

Honor even the smallest steps on your path. They are no less important than the more noticeable or dramatic actions on the path. One single misstep can begin a landslide of great devastation. Being vigilant with what is meaningful and what is truthful, even in the smallest and seemingly most insignificant ways, strengthens the sacred warrior and prevents darkness from gaining a stronghold from the inside. That darkness will be intelligent and sneaky. It will tell you that it doesn’t matter, that this one time you can forget what you promised, that you are just one person and that you can’t make a difference anyway. That darkness will lure you into sleepy ambivalence and dull your light, if you allow it to. The sacred warrior within will fight with love and honor to be true to what has meaning, and never, ever allow it to be cast aside – even if it seems easier in the moment. The sacred warrior finds joy and humor in life, to prevent the seriousness of the task from stifling the heart that just wants to live and be free. That joy brings strength to the warrior and an expanded, relaxed awareness that can sense the presence of fear (whether is is masked as anger, hate or doubt) and immediately respond to it with fierce compassion. The sacred warrior will not allow fear to gain a stronghold within the heart.

Stay strong and stand your ground. This might be in a big emotional journey that feels like the fight of your life. It may be in a matter that does not seem to hold much importance. Perhaps, for example, you are contemplating an idea that you feel could be something, but those around you declare it is nothing much, too impractical, too little or too much. However, what is happening or soon will be happening, is worthwhile. So, hold tight! Ask for help through the healing process below, stay true to the sacred warrior of love that you are and defend to the end all that is worthwhile.

Healing process ::
Put your hand on your heart and say, “I call upon the sacred warriors of unconditional love. I ask for your support, protection, assistance and intervention on my behalf though unconditional love, that what is truly worthwhile for the light and life of the heart be protected and preserved, within me and in the world, for the greater good. Through my own free will, so be it.”

Repeat up to three times if you wish. This can be said once or twice daily during times when you feel that you are fighting to be heard, fighting to salvage your creative ideas from the critical voices of others, or fighting for your right to simply be yourself and live your truth in the world. You can also use it for any other purpose that feels worthwhile to your heart. These declarations have power. Use that power freely and with great joy.

Artwork by Autumn Skye Morrison

Sacred Rebels oracle, by Alana Fairchild

Free From Judgement, Free To Love

Published November 13, 2021 by tindertender

Imagine a world so infused with bliss, love and wonder that you naturally and always feel as safe as a nourished, cherished baby in the arms of the universal mother. Life mothers us, with kindness, and sometimes when we need it to grow, through challenge as well. Accepting this mothering – in its gentle and fierce faces – can be difficult at times. Some are even part of her plan to help mother others so that they too can surrender fear and live more freely.

You are learning about mothering and being mothered. You might not do this in a typical way. It might be through bearing children, but it could also be through adopting children, raising children or otherwise taking care of children and loving them as if they were your own.

You might also be learning how to mother on a rather different scale, working with groups, communities, causes or purposes that need your devotion, your energy, your belief in their value, and your willingness to be the wild tigress or the supportive shoulder to lean upon, in order to bring those worthwhile groups to life.

You may also be an aspect of the universal mother on a spiritual level. Some people that do this are male, some are female. Some have children and some do not. Some are healers and some work in seemingly more ordinary professions. They have a mothering aspect in common and they love and respect life. They believe in life, are moved by compassion and are genuinly encouraging and respectful of people. Rather than taking perverse delight when someone stumbles, they want to help. They are ordinary people with an extraordinary, natural tendency to nurture life around them.

You are amongst the universal mothers special clan of nurturing spirits that help to honor life on this planet. Open yourself to receive more nurturing. You can do this for yourself. You can also choose to open up and allow others to nurture you. It might make you feel a little vulnerable at first, especially if you are not used to doing this, but you don’t have to worry. You will get used to valuing yourself enough to know that needing love and affection from another is an opportunity, not only for you to receive, but for someone else to give, which involves them being received too. If you are tired and have been taking care of everyone else, then take some time to shift the pattern and allow life to support you too. The universal mother helps the helpers so as they can keep helping. It works rather well, you see, for those that give so much to also receive abundantly.

If you have been asking life for a solution to a specific difficulty you have been having, a solution is in gestation right now. The situation is already being sorted out and the resolution will come to fruition very soon. Hold tight and wait for the imminent birth of that resolution.

If you are interested in working with children, the inner child, with art therapy for emotional healing or any sort of uninhibited creative expression that helps dislodge social conditioning and open up to more spontaneous, feeling-based existence – then yes, go ahead and do it. The universal mother is supporting you and you cannot get a more powerful ally.

You may find that you are loving, or soon will love, in a different way. You may worry about this love, given that it defies what you have known or been taught about love. Perhaps you are becoming able to love another tremendously, even though you don’t have much of a personal relationship with them. You might question if this love is real. It is real, it is just happening at a different level to the love and attachment you experience when you are involved in a personal relationship with someone. It is not more or less, it is just a different facet of love. It may be that you are opening up to love the planet and her creatures, including the animals, the ocean-dwelling life, your own body, the trees and so on, more than before. You may feel passionately purposeful about giving your time and energy to causes that protect and nurture the earth and her creatures. You are affirmed in this love too. The universal mother is operating through you to nurture life. She will support you in your work, so that you can continue to come from love and not become drained, depleted or lost in despair or fear or futility. Instead, you will be energized and expanded by your dedicated service to life.

If you are feeling lonely and in need of greater nurturing from others, stop, relax, center and settle into your body to feel your connection to life itself. The air in your lungs is the same air that moves the trees. The water in your blood is the same water that fills the oceans and is moved by the phases of the moon. The flesh of your body is the same substance as the body of the earth itself. The heat in your digestive system is the same fire and heat as that from the sun. Feel this connection, then do something nice for another without agenda. Make a donation, even just a small one, smile, say a prayer, send out a good thought or make a wish for another. That’s it. You have connected to life again and in doing so, life can connect with you. And so it shall.

Healing process ::
Place your hand over your lower belly and say the following, “I now release from my body, mind and heart any negative mothering experiences that would prevent me from receiving the healing grace, love and support of the universal mother through the natural flow of life. May I be blessed and held in her loving embrace so that I may grow into all that I am. So be it.”

Breathe in and out. As you breathe in, imagine you are drawing in the healing love of the universal mother. As you breathe out, feel your body release negative energy. You don’t need to be conscious of exactly what is being released. You might sense the release as emotion or as a sludge leaving the body and then you might not sense anything at all. Whatever happens is your own process and is just right for you. Remember, if you cannot sense it consciously something is happening at a level below conscious awareness. You can still have confidence that the process is working for you in the best way.

Relax and when you feel ready, simply place your hands on your heart and send love for a moment. Then return to your day or evening.

Artwork by Autumn Skye Morrison

Sacred Rebels oracle, by Alana Fairchild

Affirmations ~ November 12, 2021

Published November 12, 2021 by tindertender

Neuroplasticity happens when connections are made across the neural network in our brain. Essentially, our brain creates super-highways that it travels quickly in response to outside stimuli. Thought patterns that are repeated often create massive highways that the thought travels on. The more the thought occurs, the more it will occur.

One of the most effective ways to reprogram the mind, to reformat the consciousness, is through using affirmative statements. I share with you examples that you may find helpful should you wish to use them to assist in reformatting the thinking mind.

Wanderings of a Comet
J. J. Grandville, 1844

I have the ability to bring harmony and balance into my mind and body, effecting changes in my daily experience.

I dream of beauty.

Beauty soothes the soul.

I accept the inner harmony in all of creation.

I have the power to be a positive influence.

I am here to bless the earth with pure love.

I am open to receiving the thought process of others, hearing their viewpoints.

I gain stability.

I see my trust mirrored in the beautiful world around me.

I allow myself expectations of reward, it shall occur.

I stand my ground. I make my opinions heard. I will not settle for second best.

I call upon my inner warrior. I will not falter and will not be frightened, for I have the energy to protect myself.

There may be a temporary road block – I practice patience.

I use this time to create, to be inspired.

I am open to dreams and vision. I wait patiently for pieces of the dream.

Melancholy and doubt will pass, I flow with it.

I will reach fulfillment on the path that has been laid before me.

I trust – I take the first step, and then the next.

I look for signs.

I trust my inner response.

I let the Universe lead.

Listening for Truth

Published November 12, 2021 by tindertender

Truth speaks to us constantly, but not always in words. It may communicate through a feeling that is hard to put into words but brings an inexplicable sense of peace, trust and the knowledge that somehow everything is going to work out perfectly – even if there is little evidence of how it is all going to happen.

Listen for the truths beneath the words rather than the superficial message of the words themselves. This is especially true for the communications of those around you, the press, the newspapers and the mass media. You will begin to hear fear in the words and actions of those around you, even as they preach love. Listen deeper. Listen for truth.

You are hearing something that is not being said and what you are hearing is truthful. You may feel as though you are the only one that is really ready to hear or see it! Perhaps you have been working in a situation or loving in a relationship, where truth is constantly denied. We live in a world where truth is frequently avoided out of fear of what it might reveal. At the basis of such actions – consciously or not – is a deep sense of unhealed, toxic shame. If you or someone else, is fearful that the truth will expose rather than free and heal, then some personal healing is required. It is time for letting go of old wounds in favor of a greater sense of self-love and acceptance.

Love yourself enough to honor the truth, even if you feel you are the only one doing so. Truth keeps the energy of life flowing through a rebellious heart. Lies dampen the spirit of the sacred rebel. Even if those with less-awakened hearts fear the truth, you must not turn away from it. Don’t resent this state of affairs. Perhaps your job is to show the truth can be witnessed even when many want to hide from it. What others do is always their choice, but through your honorable deeds, done with integrity, you will be set free – no matter what the outcome.

You are a truth seeker. Never deny or try to quieten this down to make others comfortable. You are meant to be an agitator at times – even though you don’t have to confront people to do it. You don’t necessarily have to say a word, though sometimes you will. Often you will agitate in the most loving sense by unveiling truth simply through your knowings. Hold compassion for the truths you behold. Do not use them as knives to cut another or yourself with harshness, but as the clear insight that allows one to loosen the knots that bind, simply by knowing which thread to gently tug.

If you have been worn down and depressed by the lies, gossip, deceit or backstabbing going on around you, don’t fret. Get out in nature and spend some time communing with the infinite. Healing will come to you now. No matter how many times, in how many ways or by how many tongues untruth is spoken, you know what you know in your sacred, rebellious heart. That truth is your connection to the living truth of life itself. Don’t give up. Just open up to healing and know that the truth always, eventually, prevails.

Healing process ::
Place your hand very lightly at the front and back of your throat and say, “I now release all vows of silence I have ever made, consciously or not. I now release all lies, deceptions and painful words, spoken or unspoken, that are affecting my ability to clearly know and speak my truth. I am held in unconditional love with protection and grace. So be it.”

You have finished your healing process. You might like to say something true just to anchor it. How about, “Within me, beyond all that rises and falls, only truth remains.”

Artwork by Skye Autumn Skye Morrison

Sacred Rebels oracle, by Alana Fairchild

Affirmations ~ November 9, 2021

Published November 9, 2021 by tindertender

Neuroplasticity happens when connections are made across the neural network in our brain. Essentially, our brain creates super-highways that it travels quickly in response to outside stimuli. Thought patterns that are repeated often create massive highways that the thought travels on. The more the thought occurs, the more it will occur.

One of the most effective ways to reprogram the mind, to reformat the consciousness, is through using affirmative statements. I share with you examples that you may find helpful should you wish to use them to assist in reformatting the thinking mind.

Yggdrasill: The Mundane Tree
Finnur Magnússon, 1859

Obstacles presenting challenges are only preparation for the next stage of life.

I think about long-term happiness.

The light within me is bringing something remarkable. I continue to build the foundation. I prepare.

I am a Sacred Being.

I surrender fear.

I release rigid ideas of past patterning. I know they will be replaced my something beautiful.

I am ready for a shift.

The old way is on its way out.

I do not reject the new entering my life now.

I leave the tools I have used to navigate life. I have outgrown those methods.

I grow in power and wisdom.

I am right where I need to be.

I am vigilant against the darkness. I stay in my heart. I stay in compassion.

I do not need to prove myself.

I stay humble and centered.

I honor co-creation with like-minded people. I embrace this energy.

I stay in my integrity.

I honor what I feel.

I hear my own voice.

I call on unconditional love. I take time to experience myself. I am healing.

Affirmations ~ November 8, 2021

Published November 8, 2021 by tindertender

Neuroplasticity happens when connections are made across the neural network in our brain. Essentially, our brain creates super-highways that it travels quickly in response to outside stimuli. Thought patterns that are repeated often create massive highways that the thought travels on. The more the thought occurs, the more it will occur.

One of the most effective ways to reprogram the mind, to reformat the consciousness, is through using affirmative statements. I share with you examples that you may find helpful should you wish to use them to assist in reformatting the thinking mind.

Arm of Eve
Albrecht Dürer, 1507

A new beginning is coming.

Clarity is mine now, and I utilize good judgement.

I aim for my highest vision.

I listen to my higher self.

I concentrate on my personal powers.

I empty my mind. I am content in the here and now.

I look to the upper spiritual world for my power and direction.

I put my energy into all I love.

I have everything I need for full spiritual growth.

Negativity is being removed; protection is being offered to me now.

I seek wisdom through meditation.

I recognize myself in the eyes of others.

I receive beautiful empowerment.

I have much to offer.

In nurturing my own self-love, I am better able to offer it to others.

All self-doubt falls away. I know myself to be sacred.

I release others gifts of perception about me. I do not need to carry this weight.

I have a warrior’s heart.

I share my vision.

I utilize my feelings when making decisions. I do not wholly rely on logic.

I am illuminated and I honor it.

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