Daily Affirmations: Surrender

Today’s affirmation is a re-minder today from Marianne Williamson’s Illuminata, that I always find to be helpful in times of stress…

“Dear God,
I surrender to You my striving.
I let go all need to effort or to struggle.
I relax deeply into things exactly as they are.
I accept life, that it might move through me with grace.
Amen.”
– Marianne Williamson: Illuminata

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Namaste… Pamela

Daily Affirmations: Abundance

In these uncertain economic times, so many people, including myself, struggle daily to get by. It is easy to fall into the trap of concern. It can be difficult to pull up out of that trap. When I find myself slipping into worry-mode, feeling alone, like the boat anchored beyond the dock, I take the time to re-align my thinking and recognize the abundance around me.

Dories at the Dock

Dories at the Dock

“Today, I re-mind myself that I have everything that I need. I breathe deep and release all fears of financial concerns, money and prosperity. I acknowledge that I am abundant in all areas of my life.”

Namaste… Pamela

Daily Affirmations: Sound Life

This affirmation from Julia Cameron really spoke to me today… Namaste… Pamela

Cat Tails

Cat Tails

“We often speak of desiring “sound” lives without realizing how telling that phrase is. By focusing on the sound of my life, I can alter and improve my life. What is the tone of my voice? What is the tone of my environment? As I focus on the “pitch” of my life, I can create harmony. My voice, the music I choose, even the tone of my prayers – all these factors contribute to my life’s being “sound”.”

“Today, I live gently and harmoniously. Today, I voice praise, gratitude and healing.” – Julia Cameron – Transitions: Prayers and Declarations for a Changing Life

Daily Affirmations: Tenacity

A few years ago an old friend from high school told me that he always admired me because I had “tenacity.” It was a great compliment that has stuck with me ever since. Tenacity is what drives us forward everyday…

Cloudy Sky at Sandy Point

Cloudy Sky at Sandy Point

“I bless the steely temper of my will. The steel of my resolve graces me with tenacity, blesses me with endurance, and assures me of success. My will is a potent force which carries me in the direction of good. As I set my will on worthy objectives and goals, as I focus my will and act in accordance with its desires, I find myself moving effectively and powerfully in the world. My will is rooted in divine guidance and expressed as right action. My will is a sword that cuts away difficulties and defends the values I cherish. I bless my will for its very willingness to bless me.” – Julia Cameron – Blessings: Prayers and Declarations for a Heartful Life

Daily Affirmations: Contentment

“From the very core of our being we desire contentment. For harmony each individual’s identity must be respected.” – The Dalai Lama

Peonies and Flox at Maudslay

Peonies and Flox at Maudslay

Today, I re-mind myself that my contentment is not contingent on others in my life and the world. And, I reaffirm my commitment to acceptance of all people who touch my life.

Namaste… Pamela