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

Black Mom's Guide to Calm

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.

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10 Affirmations for Your Heart Chakra

Black Mom's Guide to Calm

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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10 Affirmations for Your Solar Plexus Chakra

Black Mom's Guide to Calm

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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13 Mantras from Black Women to Start Your Day

 

Black Girl's Guide to Calm

It’s March, and it’s Women’s History Month! To celebrate, I wanted to share a few quotes that you can use as mantras from Black women. These are great for when you wake up in the morning to set the tone for your day or when you need a little motivation and encouragement.

  1. “I am different. I am an original. And like everyone else, I am here to take up space in the universe. I do so with pride.” – Shonda Rhimes
  2. “Even if it makes others uncomfortable, I will love who I am.” – Janelle Monae
  3. “Fuck fear.” – Akilah Richards
  4. “Don’t allow other people to define what success is for you.” Tara Pringle Jefferson
  5. Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” – Oprah
  6. “There is no happiness on a layaway plan.” – Abiola Abrams
  7. “You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” – Maya Angelou
  8. “Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own.” – Michelle Obama
  9. “Bring your best to the moment.” – Angela Bassett
  10. “Follow your heart. It will take you where you need to be.” – Erykah Badu
  11. “I believe in me more than anything in this world.” – Wilma Rudolph
  12. “Do what makes you happy in your personal and professional journey.” – Mahisha Dellinger
  13. “Start moving and the inspiration will come.” – Valorie Burton

Do you know of any quotes from Black women that should be added? Let us know by leaving a comment! : )

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Mantras for Meditation (and daily life)

 

Black Girl's Guide to Calm

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!