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

A Sunday Love Note

Hello everyone,

How are you now a couple of weeks into the new year?  I feel really excited and ready to create new content and move into a new direction.  I’ll be sharing ways to “Love Yourself” and “How to Manifest Your Desires” to live a Sweeter Life.  So psyched!!!  🙂

And talking about self-love, here’s a little Sunday love note reminding you to –

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Go gently with yourself today.

Ask yourself how you want to feel.  What would make you feel pampered today?

Put away your to-do list and give yourself a little rest, it’s OK to do nothing sometime. 🙂

I was inspired by the lovely Sarah Jensen today, I’m doing a journaling course with her, you can find her over here.

I’d love to hear from you, how are you pampering yourself today?

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

What a Kind Word Can Do

I don’t think this will be a surprise to anyone, but giving away a kind word is free.  A positive kind word will definitely inspire an inner shift in how we feel.  Just think of how you felt the last time someone gave you a compliment out of the blue, telling you – great job…you look beautiful…I bet that felt pretty good, It most likely lit you up and put a smile on your face.  🙂

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A positive kind word can change someone’s day or even days.  So, let’s dole it out, let’s give it freely from our heart, it’s free, especially now during the holiday season when we’re all so busy rushing about trying to get it all done, and maybe feeling a bit stressed with all that is on our to do lists.  Receiving a kind word can uplift our spirit and create a sense of well-being.  Just a simple – thank you – coming from the heart can touch someone in a special way and transform their day.

And you never know, your kind word may have a ripple effect, that person now may turn around and do the same, and change someone else’s day.

So let’s do it, my kind word for you lovelies is – You are AMAZING!!!

Kindest Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2019

December is all about Being in the Moment

December is all about being in the moment.

Finding that one moment in the day that brings you joy, that slows you down for an instant, that makes you feel the wonder.  That you set aside your to do lists, stop the rushing about and just enjoy – being in the moment – Breathe…

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This is my – in the moment – today.  I opened the shade and WOW!

Every morning I’m blessed with the magnificence of these birds, I say hello my friends, and we greet the day together.  But for some reason this morning it just hit me in a special way.  I stood there staring at them, with a huge smile on my face, just watching them for a moment longer than I usually do.  And it came to me that I’m making December a month of stopping, even if it’s just for a moment, and breathing in the wonder of this amazing Universe.

Join me in making December a month of being in the moment and finding a WOW every day for yourself.  Set the intention for it and it will show itself to you.  You may also want to keep a journal of the WOW you find every day, so at the end of the month you can look at all the wonder moments you had.

I’d love to hear from you, love to know your WOW, feel free to post in the comments every day if you wish.

Have a magnificent December everyone.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2019