Yogi Bhajan shared many mantras and affirmations, one of which was, "I am the light of my soul. I am beautiful. I am bountiful. I am bliss. I am, I am."
You don't need to be a yogi to use mantra and affirmation. Employ this powerful ancient tool to assist you with continued success with your detox, holiday commitments and all you wish to be and create in the new year.
Whether conquering a goal, creating a fresh new start, facing a fear or maintaining a calm, clear body and mind, affirmations assist in keeping your focus on what's important. Choose 1 affirmation that resonates deep within to be the foundation of your ongoing practice, your theme song; for the month, the year or a particular task at hand.
I choose love in each moment.
I create my life.
I welcome abundance.
I steer my ship and navigate the waters of emotion.
I am whole.
I am a powerful woman/man on this planet.
I am vibrant, radiant and healthy.
I am an infinite source of creativity and love.
I am the master of my destiny.
I am fluid, flexible, strong and beautiful.
I create a life of abundance for myself and others.
I am a blessing to others as I am abundantly blessed.
Or create your own from the words that bring you the greatest inspiration and invoke the most powerful response.
Start with "I" then add a powerful word like "am" or "choose", or a poetic word like "welcome" or "exude" and follow it up with your main focus or desire, the antidote to your suffering or situation. Keep it phrased in the positive. If pain has limited your activities try, "I move with ease and grace".
Write it down and begin each day with your affirmation. Tack it to the fridge, the mirror or your computer screen and repeat it throughout the day. Employ it silently when you find strain in your day or speak it out loud to yourself in the mirror. Use it during your breath work and meditation, inhale "I am" and exhale "whole."
The more you use it, the more completely you'll adopt it. When you come up against resistance in your life, get out your juicy journal and craft a custom affirmation to lift you up and over the hurdle. Use it frequently and powerfully. Your very own super power. "I am awesome".
Congratulations on completing the 12 days of detox; body, mind and spirit. I hope you enjoyed the variety of methods presented and that they served you well during your detox and continue to serve you through your year ahead.
Please let me know what you tried, what you struggled with, what you celebrated and how you did. I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and happy holidays. Continue with your visualizations, meditations, breath work, yoga and any other techniques you found helpful or challenging. Stay with it. As Yogi Bhajan said, "Keep up and you will be kept up."
To the most vibrant you, cheers!