I keep a little notebook of affirmations handy and at times carry it around with me to remind myself of the thoughts to which I want to give my attention. (Thoughts are things! Choose the good ones!~~Mike Dooley)
The vibration of the words we speak with and to our children have a huge influence on their self-esteem, well-being, and self-actualization. The frequency of words we choose impacts the self-talk we and our kids have with ourselves.
The benefit of this is many-fold. I am immersing myself in the vibrations I want to manifest and the words which I want to voice when speaking to my kids are on the tip of my tongue. "I am the love and beauty of life in full expression!" "We are prosperous!" "It is safe to love and to be loved!"
It is easy to intellectually acknowledge the power of words. We've heard it so often: speak positive, uplifting words to ourselves and others (our sons and daughters). Sometimes, though, we may forget or dismiss this truth and unconsciously slip into speech patterns that disable ourselves and others.. However, if we pay attention to our sixth sense, we'll clearly feel which words don't feel so good and pay closer attention to our self-talk and the words we speak with and to our children. (Conscious speech is a very challenging, but rewarding, spiritual practice!)
The Course In Miracles workbook gives me a daily dose of peace of mind. As I write this, I am reminded of yesterday's--"The stillness of the peace of God is mine." Being a homeschooling mom of a teen and a tween while trying to work at the same time, let me tell you, I had more than a few opportunities to practice sinking into the stillness from 'aaargh!'
Here are some nuggets from my little notebook that have been and are good for me and my kids...
Everything is coming to me easily and effortlessly.
I am a radiant being, filled with light and love.
My life is blossoming in total perfection.
I have everything I need to enjoy my here and now.
I am the master of my life.
Everything I need is already within me.
Perfect wisdom is in my heart.
I love and appreciate myself just as I am.
I accept all my feelings as part of myself.
The more I love myself, the more love I have to give to others.
I now give and receive love freely.
I am now attracting loving, satisfying, happy relationships into my life.
My relationship with _____ is growing happier and more fulfilling every day.
I always communicate clearly and effectively.
For even more affirmations, go here - the soul of your family will do the happy dance! (I think my kids would cringe... affectionately, of course, if they saw what I just wrote!!)
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