Did you know that in 2021, one of the most popular Google searches worldwide was ‘Affirmations’?
It makes you wonder why, doesn’t it?
Affirmations can be used to motivate yourself, encourage positive change in your life, or boost your self-esteem. And yes, there is genuine theory, evidence, and a fair amount of neuroscience behind this practice. If you’re looking to form better mental health habits, this is a great, and free, place to start!
Today’s affirmations are inspired by Marcus Aurelius and his great classic: ‘Meditations’.
Intuitively choose a number between 1 and 9, and see which affirmation and Young Living essential oil is choosing you today.
1. On mornings.
Each morning when you wake, take a few deep breaths,
snuggle your body a little deeper into your bed
and invite your heart to be grateful.
Give thanks for your life and strength.
Give thanks for your food and the joy of living.
Give thanks for another opportunity to grow and to learn.
Today is a good day.
Oil Blend: Joy
2. On gratitude.
Being grateful means recognising what we have, for what it is.
It’s about appreciating the small things,
and admiring the struggle it takes to simply be human.
True gratitude unlocks the fullness of life,
and turns all that we have into enough and more.
Oil Blend: Gratitude
3. On self-reflection.
Today I recognise that, like everyone,
I have things about myself that I want to change.
And that’s okay. I understand that criticising other people
for the insecurities I see in myself won’t make me feel any better.
It takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving...
I’m not perfect, and neither are they.
Oil Blend: Forgiveness
4. On meditation.
Sometimes we feel that we are far from inner peace.
We believe that it’s a long way away from where we are in our lives,
and we need to go on a difficult journey or some sort of pilgrimage to find it.
Let go of that belief. Stop striving, and you will start to see the calm
you’re looking for, right here and now.
For there is no place more quiet and more peaceful,
than the depths of your own soul.
Oil Blend: Present Time
5. On acceptance.
Some people believe that ‘holding on’
and ‘hanging in there’ are signs of great inner strength.
I believe there are times when it takes much more strength
and courage to know when to let go, and then simply to do it.
Oil Blend: Valor
6. On time.
Time is like a river made up of the events of our lives;
sparkling, bursting, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.
When it tires of one journey, it forges a new way.
Allow yourself to flow effortlessly and peacefully with life.
Release expectations, and let your mind be free.
Oil Blend: Acceptance
7. On fulfilling your potential.
Magic is real. We all start out knowing it…
born with whirlwinds and forest fires and comets in our hearts.
Each of our tasks in this lifetime is designed to unearth the magic
that resides within us, and figure out how best to share it with the world.
Oil Blend: Highest Potential
8. On things we can't control.
Instead of troubling your Soul about things you can’t control,
try asking yourself.. Did I offer peace today?
Did I bring a smile to someone’s face?
Did I say words of healing?
Did I let go of my anger and resentment?
Did I forgive? Did I love?
Oil Blend: Believe
9. On kindness.
It’s easy to feel like we can’t make a difference.
The world has so many big problems,
and they often seem impossible to solve.
But we all have something to contribute –
be it knowledge, capacity, money, time, compassion.
And together, we have everything we need to create a better world.
Oil Blend: Transformation