DAILY SPIRITUAL NUGGETS: 30 Days of Faith, Hope, Prayer, and Gratitude – Day 2 “The Affirmative”
Today’s Body Connection: During your physical practice, what is it that you hope to achieve? What are your desires? What is the intention? In other words, how would you like to feel after your workout? We must constantly check in with our self; self-exploration is the key when transforming the body-temple. It is our hopes and desires that will carry us from point A to point B, and we must keep the faith that transformation is possible and that our goals are achievable. Hope is the answer when your current condition looks unchangeable. We must keep that little spark of light at the forefront of every session. No matter what your weight-loss goal is — five, ten, or even 15 pounds — stay with it; you can do it!
Meditative Thought: Most people believe in God, a Universal force that governs our existence. Prayer is a way to access and commune with that energy. I used to pray to a God outside myself, asking and beseeching a gray, old father figure for the desires of my heart. Now I understand that God is within each and every being. I am one with this all-powerful force. I pray with an understanding that I am one with the source of life. I use a form of praying called, “Affirmative Prayer.” Instead of begging for something, affirmative prayer states the truth of life. Affirmative prayer declares our unification with God. I believe we have everything we need. Affirmative prayer is a tool to anchor that belief. It is no longer whom I am praying to, it is where I am praying from. I am praying from a place of knowing that I am Love, Joy, Abundance, Wholeness, Peace, Order, Balance, Gratitude, Oneness, and Compassion. Affirmative prayer is a prayer field anchored by the universe, immersed in God.
Today’s Action Plan: Today, during your prayer time, practice affirmative prayer. Speak the truth of who you are. Say, “I am Abundance, Love, Joy, Grace, Compassion, Creativity, Wholeness, and Prosperity.” Take the time to journal your feelings and the vibration affirmative prayer gives you.
Affirmation: Just for this moment… just for this breath, my life is the life of God and I am one with all Divine qualities. And so I let it be. Amen
Skip Jennings, ALSP, CPT
Licensed Spiritual Counselor/Personal Fitness Trainer/Transformation Coach
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