21 Affirmations for 2021

Black Mom's Guide to Calm

A new year is here, making it a great time to start (or continue) being intentional about what we’re calling into our lives because as I’m sure you know (or have heard), our words have power. And although we can’t control everything that happens to/around us or even what thoughts pop into our heads, we can control the words we speak to ourselves (which is super important) and the thoughts we choose to focus on.

If you’ve been around these parts for even a little while, you know how much I love affirmations. They help me:

  • Tap into my inner peace, especially when life is overwhelming.
  • Remember who TF I am.
  • Create a more positive mindset that serves me and my life.

Since it’s the start of a new year, I wanted to share 21 affirmations you can use for more calm, harmony and self-love:

  1. I am in the flow of life.
  2. I trust the magic of divine timing.
  3. Everything is happening for me.
  4. Life is conspiring in my favor
  5. I can (and do) choose peace.
  6. I can handle life’s challenges.
  7. I am so f*cking worthy and more than enough.
  8. I remember who TF I am: amazing, talented, gifted, loveable and all-around badass.
  9. I am manifesting a beautiful life.
  10. I make my peace a priority.
  11. I prioritize myself and my needs.
  12. I love myself just as I am now.
  13. I love being authentically me.
  14. I am always loved and supported by Spirit, my ancestors and my Higher Self.
  15. I call all of my power back to me and stand in it always.
  16. I am my ancestors’ wildest dreams.
  17. Everything is always working out for me.
  18. I allow my best to be good enough every day.
  19. I take inspired action, focus on what I can control and let Spirit handle the rest.
  20. I am confident in who I am and what I offer in any scenario.
  21. I deserve to take care of me — mind, body and spirit.

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10 Affirmations For Your Third Eye Chakra

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Chakras refer to the wheels of energy throughout our bodies in yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda. There are seven main chakras that align the spine, starting at the base and through the crown of your head. Because they affect our psychological, emotional, and spiritual states of being, it’s important that the chakras stay open, fluid, and aligned.

Located in the center of your forehead, our third eye chakra relates to our sixth sense, inner knowing and intuition.

When your third eye is unbalanced/unhealed, you might experience:

  • Not trusting yourself.
  • Lack of clarity.
  • Trouble setting goals or having a vision for your future.

When it’s healed and balanced, you:

  • Have a connection with your Higher Self.
  • Listen to and trust your intuition.
  • Are in touch with your inner wisdom.

Associated color: indigo.

Crystals to use: labradorite, lapis lazuli, rainbow fluorite, sodalite, dumortierite.

Affirmations are a great way to heal and balance your chakras. Here are 10 for your third eye:

  1. I listen to and trust my intuition.
  2. I am connected to my Higher Self.
  3. I trust myself and the decisions I make.
  4. I am able to create amazing intentions for my future.
  5. All the answers I need are within me.
  6. I visualize and create my best life.
  7. I see and accept the truth for what it is.
  8. I am open to and trust my life’s purpose.
  9. My thoughts are clear.
  10. I am wise.

Have any questions about these affirmations and/or want to let me know your thoughts about this post. Comment below, or contact me here.

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Affirmation of the Week – December 13th

Here is your weekly affirmation for the week of 12/13/2020 to remind and inspire you to find calm in the chaos of your life!

This week’s focus is breathing in calm and inner peace and breathing out stress and worry. Enjoy!

10 Affirmations for Your Throat Chakra

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Chakras refer to the wheels of energy throughout our bodies in yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda. There are seven main chakras that align the spine, starting at the base and through the crown of your head. Because they affect our psychological, emotional, and spiritual states of being, it’s important that the chakras stay open, fluid, and aligned.

Located at the center of your throat, the throat chakra relates to our self-expression, communication, speaking our truth and listening.

When your throat chakra is unbalanced/unhealed, you might experience:

  • Issues with expressing yourself authentically.
  • Difficulty speaking your mind/your truth.
  • Challenges around communicating your feelings.

When it’s healed and balanced, you likely experience:

  • The ability to speak your truth with ease.
  • Expression of your authentic self.
  • The ability to listen to others.

Associated color: blue

Crystals to use: lapis lazuli, sodalite, amazonite,  aquamarine.

Affirmations are a great way to heal and balance your chakras. Here are 10 to use for your throat:

  1. I speak my truth with ease.
  2. I express myself easily and authentically.
  3. I love being my authentic self.
  4. I’m open, clear and honest when I communicate.
  5. I listen to others.
  6. It is okay for me to express my wants and needs.
  7. I use my words to create my world.
  8. I speak clearly, confidently and effectively.
  9. I live my truth.
  10. My voice matters.

Have any questions about these affirmations and/or want to let me know your thoughts about this post. Comment below, or contact me here.

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10 Affirmations for Your Heart Chakra

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Chakras refer to the wheels of energy throughout our bodies in yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda. There are seven main chakras that align the spine, starting at the base and through the crown of your head. Because they affect our psychological, emotional, and spiritual states of being, it’s important that the chakras stay open, fluid, and aligned.

Located in the middle of your chest, the heart chakra relates to love of all kinds, our connection to our emotional self, forgiveness, compassion and harmony in our lives.

When your heart chakra is unbalanced/unhealed, you might experience:

  • jealousy
  • bitterness
  • being judgmental towards self and others
  • lack of self-love

When your heart chakra is healed and balanced, you’ll experience:

  • love of self and others
  • self-compassion
  • joy
  • gratitude

Associated color: green.

Crystals to use: rose quartz, green aventurine, jade, emerald, malachite

Affirmations are one way to heal and balance your chakras. Here are 10 for your heart:

  1. My heart is open to receive love of all kinds.
  2. I love myself fully, deeply and unconditionally.
  3. I am worthy of love.
  4. I show love to myself and others.
  5. I choose to forgive myself.
  6. My heart is open.
  7. I love and accept myself just as I am.
  8. I am grateful for all I have.
  9. My heart overflows with joy.
  10. I choose love over fear.

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Mantra of the Week: 11/16/20

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The past couple of weeks have been a lesson for me in trusting in Divine timing. And I can admit: At times, it’s been a challenge for me. I’ve been feeling like things are moving slowly, and I’ve been a little discouraged. Thankfully, Spirit keeps sending me these little reminders. One thing I’ve had to realize/remember that just like the Earth has seasons, our lives do, too. And to have more peace, joy and harmony in my life, I have to embrace whatever season I’m in as if I chose it. There’s something to learn from every experience, whether “good” or “bad.” (I’m using quotes because, in my opinion, it’s a matter of perception).

Spirit has also reminded me to:⠀

* Stop looking at other people.⠀
* Focus on my purpose and mission.⠀
* Keep the faith and be grateful in the here and now.⠀
* Trust MY own beautiful journey. ⠀

I encourage you to trust the journey you’re on, and trust Divine Timing knowing that Spirit/your Higher Power has your back. Always, in all ways.

10 Affirmations for Your Solar Plexus Chakra

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Chakras refer to the wheels of energy throughout our bodies in yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda. There are seven main chakras that align the spine, starting at the base and through the crown of your head. Because they affect our psychological, emotional, and spiritual states of being, it’s important that the chakras stay open, fluid, and aligned.

Located a few inches above your navel, the solar plexus relates to your personal power, self-worth, self-esteem, will power and confidence.

When your solar plexus is unbalanced/unhealed, you might experience:

  • low self-esteem, low self-worth
  • lack of trust in yourself
  • lack of confidence
  • being aggressive/controlling

When your solar plexus is healed and balanced, you’ll likely experience:

  • personal power
  • confidence
  • joy
  • motivation

Associated color: yellow.

Crystals to use: citrine, pyrite, tiger’s eye, yellow aventurine, yellow jade.

One way to heal your chakras is through affirmations. Here are 10 to use for your solar plexus:

  1. I fully own and stand in my power.
  2. I am confident in who I am.
  3. I am so f*ckin’ worthy.
  4. My joy matters so I choose joy.
  5. I love being authentically me.
  6. I am courageous and resilient.
  7. I am creating an amazing life for myself.
  8. I allow myself to shine.
  9. I am successful in my own right.
  10. I can choose what’s best for my life

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10 Affirmations for Your Sacral Chakra

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Chakras refer to the wheels of energy throughout our bodies in yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda. There are seven main chakras that align the spine, starting at the base and through the crown of your head. Because they affect our psychological, emotional, and spiritual states of being, it’s important that the chakras stay open, fluid, and aligned.

Located in the pelvis/reproductive area, the sacral chakra connects to our feelings, emotions, sexuality, sensuality and creativity.

When your sacral chakra unbalanced/unhealed, you might experience:

  • shame around your body and sexuality.
  • creative blocks.
  • resistance to change.
  • being out of alignment with your emotions.

When it’s balanced and healed, you:

  • are in tune with your emotions.
  • are more flexible, patient and in the flow.
  • allow yourself to experience pleasure.
  • are more sensual and creative.

Associated color: orange.

Crystals to use: carnelian, peach moonstone, orange calcite, sunstone.

One way to heal your chakras is through affirmations. Here are 10 to use for your sacral:

  1. I embrace life with passion.
  2. I allow myself to experience pleasure.
  3. Creativity flows through me.
  4. I am co-creator with the Divine.
  5. I allow myself to feel all of my emotions.
  6. I enjoy my sensuality and sexuality.
  7. I love life, and life loves me.
  8. I deserve for life to feel good.
  9. I own my feminine magic.
  10. I am free to be who I am and enjoy my life.

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5 Days to More Calm: Affirmations

Black Mom's Guide to Calm

What you think and say to and about yourself has a huge impact on how you feel and the way you live your life. This is why using affirmations is so important! If you want to have more inner peace, joy, harmony, abundance (just to name a few), you have to focus on and speak life about what you want.

One definition of affirmations is “simple, positive statements declaring specific goals in their completed states.” (Jack Canfield)

I’ve been writing down positive quotes since I was in high school, and I think I first heard the word “affirmation” when I was in college or right after. I’ve been using them consistently for 10+ years, and they have improved my life — and me — greatly.

What are benefits of using affirmations? They:

  • Allow you to become more aware of your thoughts so you can focus on the ones that serve you.
  • Help you form a more positive, productive mindset.
  • Improve the quality of your life.
  • Assist in creating the positive changes you need to make in yourself and your life.

Ways to get started with using affirmations:

  • Find ones you like on Google or Pinterest (even create a board) and check out the Find Your Calm Affirmation Cards.
  • Write your own (see below) or ones you find, and put them on index cards or on sticky notes around your home.
  • Record them and listen to them in the morning or at night.
  • Use them as mantras while meditating.

A few tips for writing your own:

  • Think about/focus on what you want (not what you don’t want).
  • Write them positively (for example, “I experience calm,” not “I’m not stressed.”).
  • Start with “I am” or “I have.” If you have trouble really believing what you’re saying, you can say something like, “I choose to believe …” or “I believe it’s possible…”
  • Keep them short (so you can remember them more easily when you need to).

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Mantras for Meditation (and daily life)

 

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When meditating, you can focus on your breath, the space between your thoughts, observe your thoughts, or you can focus on a word, or an affirmation/mantra.

A mantra is a “sound, word, or phrase that is repeated by someone who is praying or meditating.” (Merriam-Webster.com). And according to Chopra.com, the word mantra has two parts: man, the root of the Sanskrit word for mind; and tra, the root of the word instrument. So, “a mantra is therefore an instrument  of the mind, a powerful sound or vibration that you can use to enter a deep state of meditation.”

While there are several Sanskrit mantras you can use (like om, for example), I mainly like to use personal ones when I meditate, depending on what I need at the moment. Here are five I use that you can, too:

 

1, I am calm and centered. When I’m feeling stressed and overwhelmed or if I need to focus, this is my go-to.

2. I am open to receive. This is for the times I want to create a feeling of abundance.

3. Breathe in courage, exhale fear. When I’m feeling anxious or a little fearful about something, I use this one.

4. Prosperity flows to me; prosperity flows through me. Another one for when I want to feel abundant.

5. The peace of God shines through me. This is another one I use for when I need more calm in my life.

Do you have another mantra you use when you meditate? Share below by leaving a comment!