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101 Days Of The Journey of the heart – Positive affirmations – #2

Today I am exploring the bucket list for my soul.

What’s on your bucket list?

Start with the mundane and then bring in the magical.

The 101 days process is…

  • Watch and get an affirmation
  • Reflect on the affirmation
  • Use it during the day
  • Turn it into a question
  • Answer the question
  • Look for insights
  • Start the gratitude journaling process
  • Say what you are grateful for
  • Look for the challenge and lessons
  • Look for the gift
  • Say what you appreciate about this learning
  • Look for insights

Who is with me?

You can follow my daily random affirmations or sign up to 101 days and get a daily email.

Let’s make the next 101 days count and then celebrate.

101 Days Of The Journey of the heart – Positive affirmations – #1

When I recorded this it was 101 days to my birthday. 101 is an important number to me.

When I came to Spain I spent 101 days talking into my phone about how I felt. This was my personal growth program.

Eventually, I deleted them all – just as I burn journals – I needed to let the energy go.

Then I created 101 days of being me which is an email course and the quotes and affirmations went into a little book of positive affirmations to get you through the day. 2020 has been an odd year, in case you hadn’t noticed.

So, I’m making a promise to me that the next 101 days count.

The 101 days process is…

  • Watch and get an affirmation
  • Reflect on the affirmation
  • Use it during the day
  • Turn it into a question
  • Answer the question
  • Look for insights
  • Start the gratitude journaling process
  • Say what you are grateful for
  • Look for the challenge and lessons
  • Look for the gift
  • Say what you appreciate about this learning
  • Look for insights

Who is with me?

You can follow my daily random affirmations or sign up to 101 days and get a daily email.

Let’s make the next 101 days count and then have a big online party…

Days of Gratitude – Failure, feedback and being fabulous

What happens to you when you see or hear something about you which screams FAILURE? Or makes you recall feelings of failure?

What is your first reaction?

Mine is a tightness in my chest, in my heart and I feel my body, especially my shoulders and neck aching – as if I have the weight of the world on my shoulders. And then the thoughts come.

  • “How *bleep* dare they!”
  • “Who the *bleep* do they think they are!”
  • “Right I am going to tell them what I think.”
  • “No one will speak to me again when they see how useless I am.”
  • “I am a failure, I might as well give up.”
  • And on and on and on and on…

It’s like a never-ending mantra which is actually doing you a favour.

Hear me out…

When the words come, explore them.

I do this by sitting quietly and first connecting my heart to the heart of Mother Earth, and breathing gently in and out. Then connecting my heart to the heart of consciousness, and breathing gently in and out.

Then I bring to mind the event and experience and muse, allowing my mind to wander.

Finally I write in my journal.

I might ask a question ‘what if I didn’t give up, who would I be?’

The sins of the teacher visited on the children

In the playground, the teacher touched my father’s arm and said: “I am sorry but she will never go to university.” I wasn’t sure at the time what that was, but I knew that wherever we were being channelled I wasn’t good enough or clever enough to go there.

The playground swirled around me and my head throbbed, I can still recall the blur whipping around me. In that instance, that teacher had condemned and labelled me a FAILURE.

Not long after, my year ran a competition, I don’t remember what the point of it was, but there were 50 questions that we had to answer, some we knew and some required that you use your initiative, undertake research or ask your mum and dad.

Something in me said I will win this and I did.

But getting on stage to receive my prize of a packet of felt pens was not a success, I felt that everyone was looking at the girl who wasn’t going to university and thinking, she must have cheated.

At 16 I was expelled, I was bored, classes were too slow, and why would anyone want to spend time helping a disruptive child? Just before getting expelled one teacher took me under her wing and I adored her, she really made a difference, but it was too late and not long after I was out on my ear.

I lurched from crap job to crap job and ended up in the civil service, mind-numbing work, and people whose job title dictated who they would talk to and how.

I hated it.

And there, in the midst of it all was Mrs Glover, she saw a spark and set me free. I was allowed to go to college to study, and I loved to learn again.

Later in my 30’s, I went to university, and I got an MBA.

But you see that wasn’t good enough and I just kept on taking courses and always hard ones, I had to prove that I could and I was not a FAILURE.

In 2009 I took my last two courses, at the same time – ILM level 7 executive coaching and mentoring certificate and an NLP practitioners certificate – I passed – of course, I did, I worked hard…

And then I saw two more masters courses that I fancied one in therapeutic writing and one in business psychology and these I thought would make me more successful.

I don’t know what stopped me, perhaps it was the FEEDBACK I was getting from my peers, customers and friends, perhaps I had stopped for a moment and smelt the coffee, perhaps I was starting to believe in me?

I’ll tell you now, recognizing my gifts has taken years… But it has to start somewhere.

What do you do when you get feedback?

I am always grateful for the lesson and the feedback. These are gifts.

Gratitude will shift you to a higher frequency, and you will attract much better things. – Rhonda Byrne

Day 8 Gratitude will shift you to a higher frequency, and you will attract much better things. – Rhonda Byrne

What do you hear when you get verbal feedback from a client? Or read a testimonial?

I can tell you what happens with me. I smile and sometimes cry. I stare at the words and think – that’s me.

What I always do is to say thank you. I put my hands on my heart and feel into the appreciation.

If you have 15 minutes to spare, here is a video about gratitude.

Take a moment to think again about how you feel about feedback and testimonials.

I loved the course. It’s the perfect blend of inspiration and challenge. The units are well thought out to stimulate healing and growth. The meditations are both beautiful and powerful. Dale’s energy and compassion shine through throughout so that you know you are held and heard in a truly safe space. I have emerged, changed and empowered.

Did you hear (or read), wow what you did there was amazing.

Or

Did you hear, blaaaaar  – fail, failure, doomed?

How we give and receive feedback is so important, and I am going to stick my neck out and tell you that how you receive feedback, is vital to your personal growth.

It is, of course, your responsibility to choose your response, to ask what does this really mean to me, and how can I learn from this?

If the feedback was not so great, same questions and…

What needs to change (or not) or to simply acknowledge that someone else didn’t like what you did, in their opinion.

I know it takes a brave person to suck it in, let it settle and to then see the learning to be gained and that this is an opportunity.

When someone slated an early book of mine, out in the open, on the internet for all to see.  At that moment I wanted to die, runaway, join a circus, change my name, anything but to be reading their sarcastic rude comments, and in the next moment I smiled, yes I smiled. I said it doesn’t matter why and what they said what matters now is what I do with it.

The book was course material that I put together to give my students – and print on demand was an easy way to get copies and so I put it out there, changed it a few times and forgot about it. Life got in the way. I know foolish, but hey, we all do stuff that comes back to bite us on the bum.

I have learnt from this, of course, I have and I want to thank everyone who has ever given me feedback, positive and negative because you have helped me to:

  • Become who I am
  • Feel comfortable with mistakes
  • Accept that being imperfect is ok
  • Learn my craft better
  • Help my clients in ways I could never have dreamt of because I can put my hand on my heart and say ‘yes me too, been there done that and got the T-shirt’

Hold this in your heart, turn hearing FAILURE into FEEDBACK and you will feel FABULOUS.

It can be a hard path putting your hurt aside, but when you do and look for the lessons, you will see the gifts and you will know just how fabulous you are.

With love, enjoy being fabulous.

Today think of the gratitude you feel when you consider what you have learned through apparent failure (which is only feedback).

Grab your journal take just 3 minutes to write 3 things that you are grateful for which the tough lessons have taught you. If you watched the video, you will see that there is a bit more to gratitude journaling than just saying I am grateful for…

Journal Gratitude and Being Fabulous Prompts

When you get your journal out bring these to mind and write about what you feel grateful for:

  1. What has been the biggest thing you have learned about an apparent failure?
  2. If you could go back what would you tell yourself?
  3. How will you use this learning going forward?
  4. What are you most grateful for in this learning?

Grab yourself a copy of The Little Book Of Gratitude Journaling Prompts and keep it by your bed for inspiration.

The Little Book of Gratitude Journaling Prompts
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Gratitude And The Perfect Day Exercise

What I love about a perfect day exercise is that you can do it any time. As a long term journaler, I believe in the power of the pen and the power of envisioning what you want through expressing my desires on paper. One of the keys to a perfect day is to write it as if it were already true and to then imagine often.

Gratitude prompt for a perfect day

Dog alert at minute 3…

In this video, I take a gratitude prompt from the little book of Gratitude Journaling Prompts.

The way to work with this book is there’s a prompt on every page, and basically what we do is we just let our intuition guide us to the prompt that we want.

“Tomorrow, I will be most grateful for.”

“Being open to gratitude and envisioning your perfect day will help you to step into a brighter tomorrow.”

Your perfect day

Give yourself permission to let your imagination go wild with this one. Make it as far out and as wonderful as your wildest dreams.

Your unconscious mind doesn’t know the difference between reality and imagination if they are both fuelled by an emotional response, so it’s important to fully engage with the sights, smells, tastes, sounds and feel of the situation you are imagining, because reality involves all the senses.

Getting fully involved in the imagining with this exercise will open up your creativity, and you’ll be surprised at the things you will learn about yourself.

And, once you set out a clear description of your perfect day, and focus on it repeatedly, your unconscious mind will do everything it can to balance out the reality it sees with the reality it has been shown.

When I write about my perfect day I like to have meditated and journaled so that whatever needs to come out can and I am a clean slate and an open channel for what I need to express.

I place my trust in what needs to be written rather than forcing it. This quote comes to mind as I consider my perfect day.

With the best will in the world, these things don’t always come off, because not everything we want is what we need. And, of course, stuff happens that takes us off course. However, by writing about your day and allowing your imagination to play and be creative you are opening up to opportunities that you may otherwise miss in your busy life.

Steps

  1. Affirm, meditate and ground
  2. Answer the questions
  3. Write a story, bring it alive
  4. Keep envisioning it and read it often

Affirm your perfect day

Today I am enjoying envisioning my perfect day

Perfect day questions

It’s important to answer them in the present tense, as if you are currently experiencing them and to be as accurate and detailed as you can. Really let your imagination run away with you but try to keep an element of realism.

  • How does your perfect day start?
  • Who are you with?
  • What can you see, hear and feel?
  • What happens next?
  • Where are you going?
  • What will happen when you get there?
  • What do you want to create?
  • Who will enjoy what you create?
  • What are you working on?
  • How does that fill your heart?
  • How does it fit with your goals, desires and intentions?
  • What is the best thing about your perfect day?
  • How does it end?
  • How do you feel as the day draws to an end?

Write your story

Write about your perfect day. Write it as if it were already here. When you have written it, leave it for a day to reflect. It is important that you bring this activity alive and make your experience of your perfect day as rich as possible.

You could start something like this:

“I live in a beautiful traditional house in Scotland, with green fields and hills around me, in the distance I can see the sea. I am woken every day at 5:30 am by the sounds of birds in the garden and the light streaming through my bedroom window…”

And carry on from there.

I promise you, if you get really involved in your story it will write itself.

Write this in a notebook or journal that carries meaning for you, or write it on paper, put the story in an envelope and ask a friend to send it to you on a random day in the future. 

Ideally,  you should write this by hand but if you wrote in on a computer at least make sure to print it out and sign it!

Set your perfect day in stone

By now, the story of your perfect day should be “carved in stone” in your subconscious. You should be able to pretty much recall the story at will. But we’re going to take it one step further.

  1. Create a scene in your mind of an imaginary movie theatre. Imagine yourself walking in and sitting down in the centre of the front row. 
  2. Put the very beginning of your new story on the screen in the form of a freeze-frame. 
  3. Run the story as a movie all the way to the end, as you remain in the front row, watching yourself on the screen. 
  4. At the end of the movie, freeze the frame again. 
  5. Turn up the colours, the brightness and the sounds and then imagine yourself walking into the movie on the screen. 
  6. Fully absorb yourself into the “you” on the screen.

Enjoy your perfect and I wonder when it will become your reality…

5 Fabulous Reasons To Cultivate Self-love

Self-love some of the backstory…

Once upon a time, I felt such shame, guilt and self-hatred for the things that happened in my life and the hand I perceived I was dealt with. I have found myself caught up in my stories. Isolation was my default stance. When I couldn’t bear things any longer I would hide. I used to hide from my ‘truth’ and in doing I ended up not loving me.

What I have come to realise that my crappy life is a fabulous gift. Writing has been and continues to be my saviour. Through writing, I have learned that I have a right to love.

The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.”  C.G. Jung

Not just writing if I am honest – pure bloody-mindedness as well.

When I was expelled from school, I called my dad at work, expecting the usual telling off. The sting of his words, ‘are you mental or what?’ wrenched my heart. I held back the tears and swallowed hard; he simply put the phone down on me. No one talked or looked at me that week, while I, slightly unconcerned, relished my newfound freedom. A few days later I found myself on a farm with the Moonies. More on this in another blog.

Then I entered the world of work.

Every day I dragged myself out of bed to go work, I wanted more from my life, but I was caught in a limbo land where I couldn’t move. I was trapped, caught in the spider’s web and watching horrified as life passed me by. Don’t get me wrong I have had some wonderful jobs, but I was never fulfilled. I wore the suits and did the stuff and on the inside, I was dying.

I thought that relationships would save me…

What I failed to realise was that it gets easier to deal with things, not that life would get easier. Blinkered and unaware of the tougher times to come I lived in a weird smog. My desire to learn, heal and grow and my knowledge of how to look at things didn’t desert me, but somehow I stranded myself on a loveless Island with strange bedfellows. (not all at the same time…)

One day in what I thought was the sanctity of a boring marriage, the one where I thought was safe, I was delivered a hellish wake-up call.

I relocated my life but not my self-hatred.

Then, slowly I learned about self-love

I don’t know what the turning point was, I think I just decided that something had to give and hating myself was a waste of time.

During this period I came face to face with my demons. I wrote and wrote thousands of words for a book called Journey To Self-Love, that is still not published – but oh boy was it cathartic.

And it saved me. Once again writing saved me.

In writing that book I learned a few things:

  • One, don’t look for the key, the key will find you.
  • Two, the same for love, don’t look for it. Just be it.
  • Three, I have to open my heart to receive love.
  • Four, constant giving of love is all very well, but it doesn’t mean that you will get love and respect back.
  • Five, listen, watch, hear the signs and symbols for they are messages for you. We are always being guided.
  • Six, faith and trust can be hard taskmasters.
  • Seven, loving yourself is awesome and makes such a difference to your life.
  • Eight. Get dogs, they teach you about unconditional love and give great licks when you cry…

The Heart is a gateway

The heart is the gateway to you and your connection with the world. If I hadn’t learned to love me first and create a strong, vibrant connection at my heart first, then I know that the rest of my healing could not take place. Nor would it continue.

The heart chakra which is what we are working on when we think about self-love. This chakra stands for love and the right to love and be loved.

This chakra is about love, self-love, compassion, forgiveness, understanding, generosity, empathy, kindness and connections to other’s hearts. When the heart chakra is healthy, you feel the love flowing through your life, you will think about how you give and receive love.

5 fabulous reasons to cultivate self-love

You learn that self-love is not selfish

It sounds rather narcissistic to say that you love yourself. If you are a preening prancing horse then maybe it’s not so cool. However, the conscious evolved kind of love where you honour and respect who you are is a wonderful place to be. Through this, you start to see that you have value.

It lets you be who you are

I’ve always been a bit quirky or as I was once described a wild child. I’m quite fond of the funny memories that my mum shares. I love to relish the silliness of being just who we want to be. For me, that includes singing to my doggies – they do like it, I’m sure. Dancing with them and generally feeling good about just being rather than trying to please others. When you love you, you can just BE.

Your essence shines through

This is my essence as well as my values. I’m essentially a free spirit (my essence) who dislikes rules and adores freedom (a value). Intuitive and demanding fair play and justice. When you love yourself, it is easier to stand by your values and live your life as essentially you. That is, like above, not being afraid of being seen as you and walking your path, your way.

Acceptance and no judgement

This has to be one of the hardest things to do. Accept and do not judge yourself or others. However, it is one of the most satisfying and for me the funniest ones to do. When I catch myself about to judge me, I eat my words, sing it away, make myself laugh and then quickly reframe. Of course, there is always room for expansion and transformation.

You can stand tall around bullies

Where once you may have had weak boundaries now you hold your head high and let the behaviour of manipulators and bullies pass you by. It becomes easier to say no, without making excuses. And when people try to emotionally blackmail you, you’ll find that it’s stuffed in the trash can as their stuff.

We’ll look at more reasons another day. For now, understand that cultivating self-love is one of the keys to inner peace and contentment.

What about you? What has loving you given you? If you don’t have it, what is the one thing you can do today to start this process and practice?

Let me share one last thing – I ask myself this question, do I love myself enough to…?

From here I know I can make good, conscious decisions.

How Do You Receive Grace?

In book club, on Friday we asked the question – what does Grace mean to you? With a cross-section of people you can expect that we all have a different way of viewing this word. For me it means this:

It’s a gift we get when our prayers are answered. I feel like I am in a safe space, being hugged and supported. I also think of elegance, kindness and compassion. It also makes me think about surrendering in a gentle and humble way.

It seems that we can all find some words, but that there isn’t a definitive answer, which I love. Perhaps because Grace is a feeling? A feeling of being loved?

A phrase comes to mind when I think of something happening to another – there, but for the Grace of God go I. This conjures up feelings of being thankful and blessed.

I’m sure for many the song Amazing Grace will come to mind. For me it’s Neil Diamond – Pretty Amazing Grace

How do you receive grace?

When I asked this question of me, the only things that came were that I needed stillness, acceptance, no judgement and an open heart. I wonder how you do? I think it must be different for all of us.

I think that until you know what it means for you, it will remain difficult to know how you receive it.

How others define Grace

These are the definitions from friends – what would you add?

Mm, as an ex ballet dancer, Grace means how beautifully a body can express feelings without words in the dance, and alternatively great thankfulness.

Good question. To me, the words Grace and love are interchangeable. I think of it as a feeling of complete tranquility and calm, and knowing that you are not alone, and you are part of something wonderful. This morning, I was cuddling Luna, and all of a sudden, I felt a fusion of our energies. I was able to communicate with her, soul to soul, and assure her of my love and support always. To me, that was a true state of Grace. I still feel the vibes from it a couple of hours later.

For me, it’s the word that describes a sacred connection.

Grace would mean prayers, but I’m not very religious, so to me it means style classy elegant genteel and kind

To me, as a Christian, it is the free and unmerited will of God, e.g. in blessings and the promise of salvation.

Contentment.

To me, it means serenity and elegance.

The state of “realizing” we are connected to and in flow with the divine-sacred-whole-authentic-spiritual-beyond physical. For me all this is encompassed in my understanding of the word God, to sacred.

To some/many Grace is tied to Christianity. I don’t know about that. I know I can see something in nature and feel gratitude and remember in a flash that I am always living in a state of Grace. I think we all are but that often we forget. We get caught in the busyness of the physical world, stuck in mental or emotional stress and in physical pain.

When in a state of Grace, we move with serenity and elegance. We are able to say the words others need to heal, we are able to be present.

Grace, to me, means utter acceptance, calm and a clear feeling of being utterly loved and yes, great thankfulness.

A space to be love.

I love the question, Dale! Also the word. For me, surrender to what is (in a positive way), elegance; shades of authenticity and being one’s best self from a soul perspective; beauty, harmony, being in alignment; the opposite of ‘crass’ (could not think of a word); calm. At peace with oneself.

For me, it is a reflection of love, compassion, and kindness.

The vehicle for receiving.

Grace. I have always loved the word, the name and the experience. In a state of Grace, circumstances disappear, and I experience a limitless, totally loving support- often in the most surprising ways.

Grâce (and I love the fact that my autocorrect just put a hat on it) is a moment of the divine. Nothing to do with religion for me. It means ‘thanks to’ in French, and that’s the deep feeling. Gratitude. Being one with all that is. Release.

Peace.

When you peel away all the extra layers of stuff and what’s left is acceptance, truth and beauty. That, for me, is Grace.

For me, Grace means serenity, respect, peace, harmony, compassion, gratitude, acceptance and authenticity.

How do you receive Grace? Good question… I sometimes do ask to receive the strength and Grace to get through something, so I guess I have received it in the form of an energetic power from a source higher than myself.

Questions for your journal

  • What does Grace mean to you?
  • Where does Grace show up in your life?
  • Think of three gifts that you feel have been given from Grace and consider the impact these have made on your life
  • How can you be more open to Grace?

And that’s it a day to ponder what Grace is and how you receive it.

What Does The Heart Chakra Want You To Know?

I wonder how often we ask the heart what it has to say to us?

It’s something I do most days as I work through my chakras and balance my system before starting my day. And it is usually something I do before I start to journal in the evening.

Connecting to the heart chakra

The exercise in this video invites you to get grounded and centred and to then put pen to paper to ask your heart what it wants to say to you.

In just 10 minutes you will be amazed at what comes up.

In this video, I share what I have written to my heart, from my heart. The very act of reading aloud enables you to connect your heart to your throat chakra – the chakra that is about voice, communication and speaking your truth, among other things.

This is where the magic lies.

By speaking aloud and from the heart you will hear the energy of your words.

Think of the throat as the gateway to your imagination and intuition and if that is blocked, then how can you communicate with them?

What if the thoughts that are being processed at the crown chakra cannot be expressed at the throat?

Imagine what unexpressed thoughts (as well as emotions)  can do to your mind and body and how that might manifest in disease.

In the opposite direction lies your heart chakra, the gateway to self-love and love for others and the gateway to your spiritual and physical self.

Any words you are stuffing words down pushes them back towards the heart and onwards through the solar plexus and to the sacral.

What if your inner child has never been able to express themselves, think of how you might be either silent or speak in only harmful ways.

The power of expression is not just about words, consider how you may love to sing, but have been told you have a terrible voice or that your art is dreadful, how does that make you feel? Angry, unheard, unseen, small, unworthy, dull or uninteresting?

When we are unable to express ourselves we often feel unsafe and ungrounded.

This exercise will help you to balance and align all of your chakras and you will come to not only know yourself better, but you will also find your voice,

I’d love to know how this went for you.

Do you love to journal? The little book of journaling prompts for the heart, is perfect for keeping by your bedside.

The Little Book of Journaling Prompts For The Heart

PS: This exercise is from my book Writing To Heal – Navigating Life Through The Chakras. Sign up for the checklist below and I’ll let you know when it is being published.

101 Positive Affirmations To See You Through The Day – Day #4

It’s day four of positive affirmations to see you through the day.

For as long as I can remember I have been reading. These days I am no longer lost in Enid Blytons world of adventures with the Secret Seven or The Famous Five. Today I read or listen to more spiritual and personal development books.

I love to learn and so I seek out books that I need in the moment. Today I started to listen to Ask Your Guides by Sonia Choquette. Her style is easy and her stories engaging.

While I was walking I found myself nodding and agreeing and I already know that I will be doing all of the exercises and I’ll learn how to connect with my guides in a more natural and intuitive way.

I’m excited. Books should light you up. Books should inspire you and delight you. At least that’s what I want from them.

So often I have tried to read a book which has been full of promise only to find that I am not engaged.

What is delightful about Sonia’s books is that you can hear her wonderful personality in them and she is so funny. At least I am amused by her tales of derring-do. I feel that I am in her lounge and we are having a girly chat,

My day four quote resonates powerfully with me. I believe that if I didn’t read I would have missed out on some powerful learning.

I am so grateful for everyone who puts faith in their words and publishes so that we can enjoy their wisdom and be inspired to become our best selves.

Books and stories have the power to change the world. Every book I read, whether I dip in or devour to the end has a message for me. What I also learn from books is not only how to be a better human but how to be a better writer.

101 Positive Affirmations To See You Through The Day

Knowledge is power, keep reading and learning

Do you read every day? You might read blogs or books; it doesn’t really matter as long as reading is a part of your life.

You can learn a lot about you and life. I read a lot of non-fiction and keep a journal by my side to reflect on the text or questions posed.

I also glean a life lesson from non-fiction. At the end of a piece of fiction and pause – what did I learn from the protagonist’s adventure?

Today I am

Today I am knowledge.

Contemplate on what knowledge the last thing you read gave to you. What will you do with that knowledge? Knowledge, especially self knowledge is freedom, how free to you feel when you let go or use your knowledge wisely?

When I think about Ask Your Guides, I know that this will help me to live a more spirit led life. Already with just chapter one under my belt, I feel open and excited about making more spiritual connections. The first chapter fills me full of confidence that miracles are about to happen, which will soon become every day things.

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101 Positive Affirmations To See You Through The Day – Day #3

It’s day three of positive affirmations to see you through the day.

I adore this day three quote because it’s when I go into chaos I know the good stuff is coming.

Yesterday I was working on my vision, mission and brand values and for some reason I was going around and around in circles. It probably didn’t help that I woke up in the early hours and was unable to get back to sleep.

However, this morning clarity started to creep in gently like the early morning sun sneaking through the shutters.

What I find works for me is to get it all out, to explore and be curious. And once I have got it all out to let it go and wait for the connections and aha’s.

Chaos is the beginning of wisdom

101 Positive Affirmations To See You Through The Day

So, what about you? Are you curious and open or have you lost your curiosity? Maybe you haven’t, and maybe you have.

I notice that often when in the depths of despair, the mind clouds, and it seems that there is no way out of the grunge.

In these moments, breathe, go for a walk, journal and most importantly open your mind to the curiosities that come.

Today I am

Today I am open and curious.

Stop for a moment, and consider what is bugging you. Breathe into it. Write one word, any word that comes up and around it five more and then journal on what comes up for you.

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101 Positive Affirmations To See You Through The Day – Day #1

It’s day one of positive affirmations to see you through the day.

We are moving into what is called phase 1 where I live which means we can move around our region, but not inter region. Some businesses will open as will some bars.

I’m remaining at home with the dogs. My choice. I feel like I need more time away from the madness and while I do not know the truth, I choose to consciously control how I feel and what I do.

I’m lucky two people have offered to do my shopping today, which will tide me over to Thursday when I have planned to don mask and gloves and set out for essentials.

Early this morning, I awoke from a disconcerting dream. My bladder wouldn’t let me ponder the dream. That’s something I do find hard to control.

I sat wondering what the day will bring and what I have to accept that I cannot change or control. What do I need to let go of? What can I just let flow?

I certainly can’t change the past and why would I? It’s what brought me here and made me who and what I am.

Every twist and turn in the road was meant to be and even the really awful stuff has given me a gift.

Yet, here in my present moment there I things I want to change. I want to go and meet my friends for cake and tea and to sit by the sea – but not yet. Currently, I cannot control worldwide events and actually I may never be able to control worldwide events.

What I can do is to let go, tune into my heart and let my wisdom lead the way.

Nothing as they say is forever. This too will pass.

What I get from this despite my discombobulation is a feeling of peace that comes from letting the feelings come, observing and letting them go.

101 Positive Affirmations To See You Through The Day – Day #1

My day one quote reminds me that the heart knows best.

101 Positive Affirmations To See You Through The Day

When I let go of what I cannot control and make conscious heart-led decisions my wisdom leads the way

There are many things that you simply can’t change. The past, for example, is long gone. We cannot undo things that happened and the choices that we have made, but we can change how we feel about them and the lessons learned. We can also make conscious decisions about the things presented to us now.

My positive affirmation for today reminds me to make conscious decisions.

Today I am

Today I can distinguish between what I can control and what I can’t, and I make conscious decisions.

Today let go and ask what can you say yes to instead?

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