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Love Exists in All Moments

When in doubt, use this affirmation.

eyeloveyou

Decide to look for love within you and all around you.

Start by finding one thing you love.

Maybe it’s a song.

Or an exchange of words.

Or a smile.

You can find love in your darkest moments.

And I encourage you to do so.

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Five Journaling Prompts to Boost Your Self Esteem

Feeling low and like nothing is going your way?

It’s easy to go into “why me?” and “what did I do to deserve this?” and other statements that make us into victims of our circumstances.

But did you know that you are really really REALLY powerful? And the moment you choose to redirect your point of focus, the universe begins to rearrange itself just for you.

I know this is a little hard to wrap your mind around at first, but perhaps you can think of a time when you’ve experienced this.

Maybe there was something you wanted so bad and you focused on it, just knowing it would be yours and then as if by magic, it appeared.

And it was amazing.

But then there are the times it doesn’t appear and you might start doubting yourself. And so the challenge becomes trusting ourselves again even when our outer world is not showing evidence of what we’ve asked for.

They key, however, is to not allow this feeling to overtake us. We can acknowledge and release it, but holding onto it will only delay the creation process even further.

So here are 5 journaling prompts to get you back into a place of trusting yourself and speeding up the manifestation process:

I am worthy and deserving of having ___________ because…
Because of this situation, I have learned how to:
Here is a list of all the things I have created in the past:
I am most proud of myself for:
Here’s why I know what I have asked for is on its way:

 

Notice how you feel as you’re writing this. Your emotions are powerful indicators that let you know whether or not you’re on the right track. The better you feel, the closer you are to having exactly what you want.

Please leave your comments below and share a time you created exactly what you wanted. Was it a situation? An object? An amazing friendship? I’d love to hear about it!

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Write a Haiku

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Remember haikus? I always had a lot of fun writing them in school. How about you?

Today’s “JOURNAL TIME!” is simple.

Write a haiku.

A haiku has 3 lines. The first line has 5 syllables, the second has 7 and the third has 5 again.

The one in the photo (in case you’re not able to read my writing) says:

Magic awoke me.
Dreams of possibilities.
Feeling certainty.

I wrote it in my journal the other day. I felt so inspired when I woke up and so much like anything was possible.

Because it is.

This wiki will tell you everything you need to know about haikus.

I would love for you to share some in the comments box below!

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Free Bird

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Do you tend to overanalyze the sh** out of things?

Pardon my French.

I’ve found that a lot of creative people are big thinkers. Which is awesome most of the time and not so awesome other times. Awesome because it makes us unbelievable problem solvers. Not so awesome when there isn’t a problem to solve so we create one.

You know what I’m talking about?

It’s that (almost) constant need to analyze or improve or solve something. It’s the voice that won’t ever let anything just be. The same voice that we listen to and feel trapped by.

But you know it doesn’t have to be that way. I know you do.

You’ve got a choice. You know that too.

No one create your life better than you can. No one knows what you want better than you do. No one can decide how they want to feel better than you.

And every time you make that choice, that voice gets a little weaker. Your fears lose their power. You remember that you’re free.

Ah, freedom.

Like a dog with its head out the window.

Or laughing hysterically about who knows what.

Or dancing just because.

You know, the freedom to

JUST BE.

It is accessible anywhere. Anytime. You can find it. And often it will find you when you need it the most.

When you begin to activate the feeling of freedom more often, you’ll open your mind to new possibilities. Possibilities that couldn’t be discovered through analyzing. Because your thoughts won’t be coming from a place of fear and worry, they’ll be from truth and knowing. Your mind will be clearer. Your decisions will come easier.

All because you took a moment to remember that you are free.

To be happy.

To love life.

To be you.

 

JOURNAL TIME!

So hopefully this post began to trigger some amazing memories and moments where you felt absolute freedom.

Write about all the moments you can remember where you felt free.

And to go even deeper, write down and answer these questions:

What is freedom to me?
How would I describe the sensation?
What’s going on in my mind when I’m feeling free?
How does feeling free benefit me?
Who else benefits from feeling free?

Journaling sets me free. How about you? Post a comment below to share the magic that happens when you journal. 

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Creation vs. Destruction

Hoods is still alive, but the flowers he's been sleeping and peeing on are not.

Hoods is still alive, but the flowers he’s been sleeping and peeing on are not.

Some days are significantly more challenging than others.

But rest assured, those are the days that will teach you the most.

That is, if you’re choosing to look for what they might be teaching you.

There is a destructive part of you.

Call it the past.

Call it ego.

Call it fear.

Call it whatever you’d like, but decide that it doesn’t get to overpower you any longer.

You’ve made it this far because you’ve chosen.

And you keep choosing not to listen to old thoughts.

And you keep finding new ones that feel just a little better.

Because it feels good.

And it’s just the right amount of good.

Not so much that you’ll be overwhelmed with the big change.

But enough to keep you seeking.

Keep you wondering.

Keep you hungry for more.

Because you’re a creator.

No longer are you willing to listen to what the destroyer has to say.

You’ve had enough.

You’re ready.

You’re ready to change your life.

And you’re in the process of transforming it right now.

Some days its easier to forget you’ve got a choice.

Some days there isn’t a doubt in your mind.

It’s all ebb and flow.

It’s all perfect.

And we’re ALL doing our best to remember that.

JOURNAL TIME!

The past has served a great purpose in your life (in all of our lives).
Today, write about your biggest life lessons.
And how they have impacted you.
Now write down and answer the following question:
If I had one core lesson or message to share with the world, what would it be?
(Mine is “you are enough and you can do anything”)

 

 

CHYEAH!
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1 2 3 4 Years Sober (Journal Time!)

CHYEAH!

 

Yep, that’s right.

I’ve been sober for four years.

From EVERYTHING.

Not a drink.

Not a puff of the ganj.

Nada.

Chyeah!

I’m excited (if you can’t tell).

For two reasons.

That being the first.

The second,

I feel better than any drug ever made me feel.

Why?

Because I’m doing what makes me happy.

I feel in total alignment with the highest most

creative and confident part of myself.

 

When you’ve got that, you don’t need much else.

You know who you are.

You know what to do.

You’re ready.

You’re willing.

You trust.

 

And nothing can take that away from you.

It’s that simple.

 

JOURNAL TIME!

First make a list of 10 (or more) things you’ve accomplished throughout your life.
Then, write down and answer the following questions:
What qualities did I need in order to overcome these things?
What can I do today to nurture these qualities?

 

*Bonus: Give yourself (and your journal!) a big ‘ol hug and say,

“THANK YOU!”

quotes for hope
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Love, Peace and (Vegan) Chicken Grease

If you’re feeling anxious, this one’s for you.

Peace is possible.

Peace is probable.

I don’t know how,

I just believe.

I easily face my fears

and TRUST

that I know exactly what to do.