Start 2020 With Positive Affirmations

Hello everyone, originally my article was published in the January issue of The Inspired Guide magazine (here), and I meant to post it here on 2/1 but totally forgot.  If you haven’t already read it, hope you enjoy it, I personally love to say affirmations, they are a part of my daily ritual and a magical key in creating change.

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How good would it feel if we knew that we could have calm, joy, confidence, greater health, prosperity, abundance…whatever we can imagine for ourselves, in every area of our life. How would that change the way we live every day?     Yup I know – life would be amazing!

Well you know what?  We can, and positive affirmations are the magical key that opens the door to the path of change.

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Affirmations are love notes we give to ourselves.  We’re already doing it all the time but we’re not conscious of it.  We fill ourselves with negative self-talk that puts us down and disempowers us.  I can’t do that.  I’m not creative.  I’ll never meet anyone.  I’m not lucky. I rather have health than money.  I’m so stupid.  These are all affirmations, declarations of who we are and what we want.  With every word we’re telling the Universe this is who I am and this is what I want, and the Universe who loves us, supports everything we declare for ourselves and gives us exactly that.  So, if we want to create change in our life, we need to become conscious of the thoughts we nourish ourselves with, filling ourselves with positive loving self-talk that will heal us, elevate and empower us to live our best and highest life.  I am healthy.  Money flows to me easily and magically.  I open my heart to love.  I am worthy…

The secret to affirmations is that the more we feel and believe in what we’re saying the greater and the more powerful our words become.  We cannot say “My heart is open to love” but underneath feel that “I’m just not lucky in that department”, and then expect love.  We cannot say “I love money” but really feel afraid of money because we’re holding on to the belief that “money is evil”, and then expect money to come to us.  We need to peel away the old beliefs we’ve been carrying around with us, most likely since childhood, and begin to affirm something new and awesome for ourselves.

We are limitless beings, with endless possibilities in front of us.

Positive – good for you – affirmations can up-level our mindset, fill us with love, elevate our consciousness, change the frequency of our vibration…Positive – good for you – affirmations are the magic to living a joy filled, sweeter life.

This is not to say that we can sit on our bed, say an affirmation and whala, a million dollars falls down on us, we still need to do our part in all of this.  Our life is up to us, it unfolds into exactly what we believe it to be, it may not happen overnight, but with dedication and commitment to our self, focusing daily on thoughts that make us feel good, life has no choice but to meet us at that level.

A Google search will bring up loads of affirmations, but here are a few-

I am worthy of all that I desire.

I lack nothing, all my needs are fulfilled.

I am learning and improving every day more.

I am blessed, my life is blessed.

I am open to new possibilities.

I am happy.

I am open to receive miracles.

My body is functioning in perfect order for me.

I now have the perfect job.

I love my life.

The energy of 2020 is magnetic, not only is it a New Year but a new decade and I can’t think of anything better than to start with positive affirmations and making this the year of – YOU!!!   Happy New Year!

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2020

Supercharge Your Day with These 3 Simple Steps.

Hello, Happy New Year!!! I Hope you had a wonderful New Year, mine was a quiet evening at home watching Hallmark movies 🙂

Can you believe it?  This is not just a new year but also a new decade, WOW!  I wanted in my first 2020 blog post, to share with you the one thing that I learned from the past decade that has created magick in my every day, and that’s – the way I start my day.

You know what?  I learned that you do have a say so in how your day unfolds, and you do have a say so in how you are willing to feel.  Every day you have the choice, you can start your day in a way that will uplift you, motivate you, inspire you, support you, fill you with joy…Of course sometimes life just happens, and then you get to decide how you handle it.

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I didn’t always know this.  I used to get up and first thing turn on the TV and listen to the news while everything from the previous day and before, was playing over and over again in my head.  What someone said or did, what was on my to do list, the meeting I didn’t want to go to.  Look at emails and social media. My day was up and running from the first second in the morning.  I felt stressed, overwhelmed and upset, right from the start of the day, and my day mostly followed in that way.

My morning routine now starts very different, no news, no emails, no social media, no thinking of anything that upsets me, that’s my rule.  First thing in the morning is my precious, cherished – time for me.  I am present to me.  I give love to me.  I write in my journal and I set the tone of what I expect today.  And I learned this from Pam Grout, every morning I declare that something wonderful, magical, awesome is happening for me today.  And amazingly, every day something awesome happens.

Here are my three simple steps that will supercharge your day:

1 – Put a smile on your face as soon as you wake. A smile tricks your brain into happiness.

2 – Say three loving words to yourself. I love me.  I am great.  I am divine.  I believe in myself.  I am good.  I am courageous…Say any three words that will make you feel good.  If you can’t say three, then start with one word and go from there.

3 – Declare that you’re having an amazing day today and everything is working out perfect for you. Think of how you want to feel, and envision how the day will unfold.  If you have a meeting scheduled at work, see yourself leaving the meeting smiling and happy because everything went great.

And yes, I know I said 3, but for me journal writing is a non-negotiable super power, so I’m including it.

4 – Write it down. Writing down your intention/vision/feelings packs a lot of power.

So here you have it, my 3 simple steps I do every morning that supercharges my days.

It’s January, in a brand new year and brand new decade. Time to start something new. Make time for you.  Set the tone, place the intention, envision it, feel it, write it, and –

Supercharge your day.

I’d love to hear from you.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2020

The Secret of Affirmations

“Affirmations are the beginning point of change.” ~ Louise Hay

I wholeheartedly believe in positive affirmations being transformational.

2affirmI first learned about affirmations from Louise Hay, and to be honest at first I was afraid to say them.  Saying positive, uplifting, encouraging, or healing words to myself felt like something taboo.  I didn’t know it then but, by making that conscious decision to say them, even while I was filled with fear, taboo fear, I was beginning on a journey of healing and changing my life in ways that I couldn’t even imagine because I started to tap into the law of the universe in a positive way.

As I grow my affirmations change to support me where I am at.  I change words, I let go of words, and not a day goes by without me affirming who I am, what I am, and how I am.  To me an affirmation is a declaration that I affirm about myself.  I’m telling the universe, this is the truth of who I am, and what I want, and how I see myself.  And then I believe wholeheartedly in the magick of the affirmation I’m declaring.  This is the big secret behind every affirmation, no affirmation will work if you say it, but don’t believe in it, if you say – money flows to me easily and magically – and inwardly you believe completely the opposite, this will never work, guaranteed it will not.  And of course you have to take action here and do the work, you can’t just sit on your bed and say an affirmation and expect fire works to go off.

Affirmations have helped me to overcome challenging, self sabotaging, negative thoughts.  Realize dreams.  Change negative energy at work.  Help me heal, eliminate stress…they have been transformational.

Magick and miracles have appeared in my life because of affirmations and they can make a difference in your life too.

I’d love to hear from you.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2019

 

How to Get Yourself Out of a Funky Mood

Life happens and we all fall into the pit of – funky mood – at times.  When that happens here’s one way that you can pull yourself out when you realize that you have fallen down the pit of funky mood.

Writing

Write out a gratitude/pick me up list.

Write down ten things that you’re grateful for about yourself.  And don’t worry it doesn’t have to be perfect, there is no such thing, there is no right or wrong.  This list is for you, don’t worry about grammar, or punctuation, or what someone else will think.  And yes, let yourself be totally – selfish and self-absorbed – who cares.  This is a self-love/pick me up out of funk letter to yourself.  So, take three deep breaths, put a smile on your face and start writing –

Some examples:

I am grateful that I got my nails done.

I am grateful for my beautiful hair.

I am grateful that I am awesome.

I am grateful for my mind.

I am grateful for my breakfast.

I am grateful for my health.

I am grateful that I am safe and secure.

I am grateful that I am spectacular.

You can also write:

I am powerful.

I am strong.

I am confident.

I am precious.

No negatives allowed here and don’t limit yourself it doesn’t have to be fabulous, you’re not in competition with anyone. Find things that you can say about yourself.  I am a great baker.  I love to read magazines.  You’re just going to write out ten things that you’re grateful for, pick me ups that will uplift your spirit.  I am grateful that I lost 4 pounds.  I am grateful that I walked up the stairs…If you have more than ten write them, and if you don’t have ten, then just find five or three.

When you’re done, read your list out loud to yourself, but don’t read it like a robot, read it and let each gratitude/pick me up seep into you, embrace it, feel it to be the truth of you, give thanks for it.  Read your list again throughout the day, read it as many times as you need to, modify it if it feels good.

Writing out a gratitude/pick me up list will change your funky mood to – JOY!

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2019

How to Give Yourself a Sweeter Day

Remember you are awesome!

Embrace yourself.

Be kind to yourself.

Give yourself a break.

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You don’t need to do it all in one day.

You don’t have to be a perfectionist all the time.

You don’t have to accomplish your to do list all in one day.

You can let go a bit and allow yourself to just be.

And put your feet up.

Give yourself 30 minutes of some – me – time.

Have a cup of chi or coffee or whatever makes you say ahhhhhhhhh.

Breathe.

Do something that brings joy into your body.

Walk barefoot on the grass.

Just stare out the window.

Read a few words from your favorite book.

Doodle.

Meditate.

Dance.

Or, just do nothing at all.

Just be.

Remember – YOU ARE AWESOME!

Sweet Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2019

 

A Note From the Universe for You

Wake up every day and believe that you deserve the greatest, that you are amazing, that you can do anything you set your will to do.  That you are courageous, fierce, loving and giving and know that it’s ok to love yourself, to give to yourself, to believe and trust in yourself.

You matter.

You are worthy.

You are deserving of your own love.

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Wake up every day and declare that –

something amazing and miraculous is happening for you today.

Believe that you are a part of and one with this universal consciousness, that you have the power to draw to you and manifest what you desire and dream of.  Believe that you can, believe what you are – glorious.

Wake up every day and declare your wholeness, declare your health, declare your vision for that day, declare your intentions for that day, ask for what you want and need, know that the universal consciousness is right here with you ready, willing to give you all that you desire.

Wake up every day and believe that you are empowered, that you are enough just the way you are.  Know that you can conquer every fear because you’re stronger than that.  That fear has no power over you unless you give it that power.  There is no energy that can overpower you, unless you allow it to.

Declare that you’re in charge of your life, that you have the power to lead yourself, that

you’re awesome, loving and amazing!!!

Loving yourself, will transform your life, you will feel better, you will be able to give to others, your relationships will improve.  Your wishes will start to show up.  You’ll find magick in your days.

 Every day – – F a l l   I n   l o v e   w I t h   y o u r s e l f ! ! !

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2019