Sunday, 22 January 2017

Spiritual Tools/Practices



As I mentioned in my Healing Mind and Body post I don't believe it's "essential" that you have a spiritual practice but it can certainly help to have one. I'd had the idea to do this post for a while and then I read this article by Cindie Chavez which describes how I feel about it, sometimes spiritual practices vary. Check it out here: http://www.cindiechavez.com/ebb-flow-spiritual-practice/

I find that it's no good "forcing" myself to do something every day, I just do things when I feel like it. For example, a few months ago I got more into affirmations. But in the past month or so I've stopped using them as much. I thought it would be good to share some spiritual practices and tools that I use at various times. :)

Note: You might find it useful to refer to this post on the Law of Attraction aka LOA because I'm going to be referencing LOA: http://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/law-of-attraction.html



Affirmations

I briefly covered these in the basic LOA post (see above) but last September I did a more in depth post which you can read here: http://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/affirmations.html

Affirmations are a manifestation technique but they're also used for raising self esteem, loving yourself and healing. I haven't been that into them in the past but found them helpful a few months ago. I created a folder of affirmations and also wrote some down in notebooks. I haven't used them much lately but think it would be good to have another go, especially since I got Louise L. Hay's book You Can Heal Your Life for Christmas (I got it last year from the library and really liked it, so I wanted it to keep). I think she was one of the first people to use affirmations for healing.

The problem with affirmations is that if you don't actually believe them it's a bit of a struggle. E.g. if you're single and lonely it's a big jump to go from that to affirming, "I am in a wonderful relationship with a loving boyfriend" or "I have a great social life".  So it might be better to say something like, "I am willing to experience a wonderful relationship with a loving boyfriend" or, "I am open to having a great social life". Kelsey Aida has a good post on this subject which inspired me: http://kelseyaida.com/theinspirationalblog/how-to-use-affirmations

And here's a post from Sarah Prout about affirmations: http://sarahprout.com/how-to-use-affirmations-to-heal-your-life

Monday, 9 January 2017

Gratitude List

Things I'm grateful for this month:

Having a new TV- it's HD, never had an HD one before, lol.
Having a good Christmas and New Year
My Christmas presents
Leftover over Christmas chocolate!
Awakened State's Awakened Bliss Creator Challenge- I'm currently doing it.
Receiving a Louse Hay I Can Do It calendar as part of Amina Makhdoom's Joy Challenge 2017!
Bellman and Black by Diane Setterfield book
Neighbours starting again