Alright. I know "affirmized" is not a word. But I have just created it.
I seem to be waking from my long Winter's nap - just in time for the blizzard of '12 to hit. Although any sensible hibernator would go back to sleep, I decided instead to take a couple snow days and get myself organized.
I finished a few projects, fussed about with the layout of this blog (note the new Page Tabs at the top) and am working on my Materia Medica/Materia Magicka (basically a herbal scrapbook of sorts that lists the herbs I love and their medicinal and magickal uses.)
I'm making an effort to do some yoga every day again and it's amazing how much better I feel with just a half an hour of stretching each morning. I've also gone back to my affirmation practice.
Affirmations (I'm sure you know) are statements that assert or affirm that something is true. We use these to help us break the habits of negative or destructive thoughts. It's very easy for me to slip into the "I should be.." train of thought. I should be thinner, I should be prettier, I should be more successful are all thoughts that stand in the way of my well-being. So my affirmations are things like "I am healthy and full of vitality." And "success and prosperity flow to me to enjoy and share."
There are quite a few I try to say daily. It seems silly at first, but I incorporate them into my yoga practice and say them while I'm holding a pose, or in between poses, and they make a difference in my mental state the rest of the day.
Now that I'm feeling affirmized, I think you might want to try it to! So here's the deal: I'm giving away the queen of affirmation - Louise Hay's - Power Thought Cards!
These cards have some great affirmations on them and will get you started thinking about your own too!
All you have to do to have a chance to win these happy cards, is leave a comment and make sure I have a way to get a hold of you (by your blog or email address) if you win. I'll draw the name of the winner in one week, on Thursday, January 26th.
Good luck - and happy affirming!