Positive Affirmations to Remember During Stressful Times and How to Use them

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“Our thoughts are creative. This is the most important law of nature that we need to know…thoughts are like drops of water-they accumulate. As we continue to rethink the same thoughts over a period of time, they become puddles, ponds, lakes or oceans. If they’re positive, we can float on the oceans of life.“~ Louise Hay

Be it giving an important presentation at work, to meeting new people, to attending a gathering by yourself, to new life situations, to making big changes, to taking major decisions, to going through trauma etc…there are limitless situations that can be impacted by our own negative thoughts.

Even people who have not been diagnosed with an anxiety or panic disorder can easily get distracted by negativity and fears that can lead to a downward spiral of emotions.

For the purpose of truly moving forward and for true healing, it is important to shift negativity with rational and calming positivity. I say rational and calming because we are not going to lie to ourselves and simply say, “I am fine” when clearly we don’t feel that way. The positive way to say it would be, “I am doing my best to be fine.”

This is where the wonderful benefits of Positive Affirmations come into play. I’ve written about the How to affirm and Rewrite the Mind a few weeks back, in which I talk about the science behind using these positive affirmations as well as how to word them for optimal benefits. Go read that when you get a chance.

In today’s article I would like to simplify that further to the practical ways in which you can use these affirmations to ease stress and anxiety. I usually formulate these affirmation articles about a few times a year, so that the readers who are having trouble with making their own affirmations can ease into the process.

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6 Positive Qualities that Beautify Your Soul

“Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.”  ~ Veronica Shoffstall

What does it mean to have a beautiful soul?

What makes a beautiful soul?

Why do we *need* to make efforts to beautify this soul? 

What are the core qualities you must hone in order to achive this beautiful soul?

Let’s explore this indepth.

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Simplicity, A tool for Spiritual Growth

“Simplicity is a state of mind.” ~ Charles Wagner

Over the past few years my focus has been on Simplicity. Specifically simplifying all areas of my life. 

During this period of simplification I couldnt help but think that the chase after a wealthy life style is a rather complicated affair: the standards keep shifting, and the worries are many. 

That’s why Spiritual mystics speak so often of ‘detachment’. By taking our focus off of getting stuff, we have more of ourselves available to focus on learning to love rightly, or taking time to be face-to-face with those in need, or learning , or learning how to depend on the Divine. You can’t be spiritually in tune and chase wealth; most of the time, the paths go in opposite directions.

From the time I started learning about spirituality and the Divine, I was often faced with situations where I needed to make choices. Choices between Needs and Wants.

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