Each day, focus the love that YOU have within on caring for, respecting and nurturing YOU!
This week practice making self love an important part of your day. Feel great about YOU and begin to actively practice loving YOU. Make a commitment to feeling and thinking that YOU are the most important person in the world today and everyday. Do this not in a selfish way but, in a loving, caring, positive and productive way. If done properly and consistently, the love and respect that YOU develop for yourself, will reflect in the love and respect that others project back to YOU.
Each day, focus the love that YOU have within on caring for, respecting and nurturing YOU!
Empowerment 365: Beginning Week# 3
Gratitude: Begin each day with thoughts and feelings of gratitude. It is very important to start your day with the feelings of gratitude and appreciation. Close your eyes and think of the things that YOU are most grateful for. Think and feel appreciation and gratitude for the gift of health.
As YOU go through your day, find as many things as YOU can to be to be grateful for.
Forgiveness: This week focus on thoughts of forgiveness. It is important to start each new day with positive thoughts and with forgiveness. Begin to leave yesterday fully in the past where it belongs. Start each day with forgiving yourself for all hurtful words, actions, activities or behaviors. Today, find something to forgive yourself for. Begin today, to forgive and let go of things, events and people from your past!
Continue to practice forgiveness each day.
What YOU do have is today, yesterday is gone and tomorrow is not promised. Begin to live your life fullly in the present.
Quiet Reflection: Sit quietly for a few moments and feel the feelings of gratitude and forgiveness. Express gratitude for the things that YOU have, your life, your sight, your hearing, your heart, your lungs and for waking with a sound mind. (Feel free to create your own list of things that YOU are grateful for). Think and feel the feelings of forgivness. Begin to feel the feeling of peacefulness and of letting go. Allow this feeling to move throughout your body. While YOU are thinking feeling and releasing, breathe, long, slow breaths. Practice quiet reflection for a few moments today and each day.
It is important to think positive thoughts each day because your thoughts create your reality.
Personal Development: Review the Empowerment Pledge
This week commit to learning the second line: I will work on my issues, concerns, hurts and pains.
Make a commitment to reviewing the personal pledge daily. Reviewing the pledge each day will help YOU to consistently focus on working on and developing yourself.
Personal Development Goal: Continue to practice putting energy, time and effort into developing your ability to forgive.
Keep this thought in your mind as YOU go through your day today.
I AM Statements: Review your list of I AM Statements. This week direct your time and attention towards the thing(s) that YOU know YOU need to work on.
I AM Working on myself, I AM Peaceful, I AM Kind, I AM Disciplined, I AM Focused, I AM Healthy, I AM Positive, I AM Great, I AM Special, I AM Unique, I AM Forgiving, I AM Loving, I AM Beautiful and I AM A Gift.
Feel free to utilize this list, add to it or create your own.
Review: This week take a few moments to monitor your thoughts and feelings, moods and emotions during the day today. Begin to think and feel as if YOU have already accomplished your goal. Sit quietly for a moment, think and feel the feelings of success and accomplishment. Carry this positive thought/feeling with YOU throughout your day today. Today, think of all of the unique, talents and gifts that YOU possess. Make I AM Loving, your dominant thought/feeling today. Remind yourself to think and feel thoughts of Self Love all day today.
The Way YOU Feel: This week direct your thoughts toward your feelings, moods and emotions. Monitor and understand what YOU are feeling and why YOU are feeling it. When YOU are experiencing a shift in your feelings, mood or emotion, quickly acknowledge that YOU are feeling the feeling, mood or emotion. Gently ask youself, why am I feeling this way? Since YOU have the ability to control your mood, begin to gently redirect yourself with positive peaceful thoughts. Begin to practice monitoring and controlling your feelings, moods and emotions throughout the day.
Today, make the way YOU feel important.
Daily Activity: Today, practice forgiveness. Direct your thoughts toward finding forgiveness within YOU. Select an action from the past that YOU would like to forgive yourself for. Find a time and space where YOU can sit quietly alone. Relax by breathing slowly and deeply for just a moment or two. Whenever you are ready, silently and gently ask yourself for forgivness. Complete this exercise with thoughts of loving yourself more, do this by thinking the thought "I love myself." Repeat this thought as much as YOU can today and everyday.
Quiet Time: Take a few moments for quiet time each day. Allow yourself to experience some form of quiet, calm silence. Find a space and time where there is no noise, where there is just YOU and relax. Take a few moments to think quiet positive thoughts of peacefulness. Take a few long deep breaths, let them out slowly and just relax.
Focus: Begin to focus your thoughts on how YOU feel and your perception of how others make YOU feel. Focus your attention on controlling the way you feel. Continue to focus your mind and thoughtson feeling positive. Focus on the growing love that YOU have for yourself even more. Focus on feelings of gratitude and forgiveness. Quiet Reflection: Practice ending each day with quiet reflection. Take this time to just relax, release and unwind. Take a few moments tonight to reflect on your day. Begin by actively practicing forgiveness. To do this, YOU must forgive yourself and others for all negative or hurtful events of the past. To have balance in your life, YOU must mentally and emotionally release events from the past and live fully in the present moment.
Breathe deeply and allow the thoughts and feelings of forgiveness to flow through your mind.
Ending Your Day
Take A Few Moments: Take a few moments to mentally and emotionally release the events of your day. Once YOU are relaxed, begin to feel feelings of gratitude and appreciation. Take a deep breath and become thankful for your life and your health.
Allow yourself to mentally and emotionally feel the calming feeling of peacefulness and tranquility.
Visualization: Visualize yourself sitting completely peaceful and relaxed. Relax your mind and allow the feeling of peacefulness to move throughout your body (from the top of your head to the bottoms of your feet). Close your eyes and slowly repeat "I am peaceful." As YOU are feeling the feelings of peaceful relaxation, breathe long, slow, deep, breaths for as long as YOU like.
Practice this relaxation technique for a few moments prior to bed each night.
Completion: After completing your quiet reflection, review your goals, take a deep breath, turn off the TV and rest...... Peacefully.....
Continue to practice building focus today, each day, everyday, one day at at time.
The Empowerment 365 Daily Practice and Review Week 2
Gratitude: Begin each day with thoughts of gratitude. It it is very important to start each day with the feeling of gratitude and appreciation.
Quiet Reflection: Sit quietly for a few moments and feel the feelings of gratitude and thankfulness. Begin to express gratitude for the things that YOU do have; your life, your sight, your hearing, your heart, your lungs and for today waking with a sound mind. (Feel free to create your own list of things that YOU are grateful for).
Allow this feeling (of gratitude) to move throughout your body. While YOU are thinking these positive thoughts and feelings, breathe, long, slow breaths. Begin to practice quiet reflection for a 5 minutes today.
Remember, your thoughts create your reality.
Personal Development: Review the Empowerment Pledge
I will work on myself.
I will work on my issues, concerns hurts and pains.
I will, with support and assistance,
strive to develop the tools necessary for me to become a better person.
I will welcome growth within myself,
by acknowledging that I am becoming better,
everyday, one day at a time.
Make a commitment to reviewing the pledge daily or create your own personal pledge. Reviewing the pledge daily will help YOU to consistently focus on working on YOU and your Personal Development goals and dreams.
Personal Development Goal: Today, I will working on myself. I will put forth the effort to work on myself and achieve my stated goals. Continue to keep this thought within your mind as YOU go through your day today.
Today, develop and review your list of I AM Statements, directing your focus and intent on the thing(s) that YOU are or would like to become.
Empowerment 365 Review:
Today, review your list of I AM Statements and continue to practice monitoring your thoughts, feelings, moods and emotions during your day today. Think and feel as if YOU have already accomplished your goal (make it real) see it as being achieveable. Carry this positive thought/feeling with YOU throughout your day today. Focus your attention on the good, unique and special things about YOU. Make at least one of your I AM Statements, your dominant thought/feeling today. If your statement is "I AM Positive" remind yourself to think and feel Positive all day today.
The Way YOU Feel: Today, feel great! Direct your thoughts toward making the way YOU feel the most important thing in your life today. Practice feeling good today, as much as YOU can, for as long as YOU can.
Today's Activity: Review your I AM Statements. Choose a statement from your list that will be your dominant thought/feeling statement for today.
Quiet Time: In your quiet time take a few minutes to relax, review goals and list of I AM Statements. Remember to feel gratitude for your life and your health.
Focus: Today, focus on your I AM Statments, love YOU more, show gratitude for the things that YOU do have and feel good about YOU.... Do these things today, each day, everyday, one day at at time.
Healing Old Wounds
A young woman sits alone sobbing, stuggles with unrelolved experiences/issues "wounds" from her past. Emotionally drained and exhausted and contemplates ending it all. Even with a great job, home, husband and children, she often feels worthless, lost and alone. Within she is full of unrelolved issues, anger, negative emotions and frustration. Although, efficient at work, an excellent mother and wife, (unconsciously) she finds ways to harm and destroy relationships with people that she loves and cares for the most (never really letting anyone get close to her). In an effort to cope, she has created masks, altered her character, shops, drinks, dabbles in soft drugs and involves herself in every organization or activity that she can find in an effort to get away from the lingering hurt, unresolved feelings of doubt, mistrust, disappointment and anger from "that past experience" that was never fully resolved or healed. As she sits alone desparate for answers, she suddenly realizes that the masks and all of her activities were not enough to ease the pain that she feels within and lives with each day.
Take time today to forgive and begin healing old wounds. We all need to heal past wounds and properly put an end to those painful experiences and events that continue to haunt us consciously and subconsciously.
Today, take a few moments to "let go" heal and properly bury an old wound from the past.
Welcome To Empowerment 365 2014
"THE YEAR OF Manifestation!"
Developing A Foundation For Personal Empowerment!
The purpose of Empowerment 365 is to provide YOU with tools for personal growth and development each day for one calendar year. We are proclaiming 2014 as the year of Manifestation! Your Empowerment begins with creating a Personal Development Goal. Sit for a moment and think of something that YOU want to work on or something that YOU want to change within your life. Become certain that YOU want to achieve this goal. Empowerment 365 is all about YOU and your individual development. I would like to wish YOU much success and look forward to hearing of the changes that will happen within your life in the coming months. With the Empowerment 365 YOU can read the Empowerment message of the day, relax and reduce stress in Marvin's Garden, submit a testimony or make comments that will motivate yourself and others along the way! Begin to become Empowered today, each day, everyday, one day at a time and watch change and growth unfold in front of your very eyes!
Good luck and best wishes,
Let's Get Started!
As YOU go through the process of Empowerment YOU practice each day learning the foundation for Personal Empowerment. The Foundation begins with goal setting and the establishment of a daily practice that will allow you to consistently do the things that will create the success that you desire. Within the Empowerment concept Personal Development means working on YOU! The task ahead, is for YOU to put forth the Effort to achieve your goals daily. How will YOU do this? By demonstrating your Ability to simply Try each day to reach your goal and by utilizing your tools for personal Empowerment!
The Process of Empowerment
1. Establish a Personal Development goal
2. Be sure that YOU really want to work on YOU
3. Be sure that YOU really want to Change
4. Make a Commitment to achieving your goal
5. Put forth Effort and review your Personal Development goals daily
6. Establish a quiet space or quiet period and surround yourself with positive people
7. Utilize the Empowerment Pledge
8. Utilize the Tools of Empowerment (Gratitude, Forgiveness, Humility, Balance, Focus and Faith)
9. Love yourself more today, each day, everyday one day at a time
Before beginning Empowerment 365, read over and become familiar with the Empowerment tools and Empowerment Pledge. The Pledge is a commitment that YOU are making to yourself. A commitment to do the things necessary to achieve your goals, the things that will allow YOU to work on and Change YOU!
I will work on myself
I will work on my issues, concerns hurts and pains
I will, with support and assistance, strive to develop the tools necessary for me to become a better person
I will welcome Change within myself by acknowledging that I am becoming better everyday, one day at a time
PEACE Life Management Program
Personal Development: To work on "YOU"
Effort: To simply TRY
Ability: Demonstration of your continuous Effort
Change: The results YOU get from the demonstration of your Ability to do
Emancipation: Freedom from problem, issue, situation, circumstance, life style or living condition
The Tools of Empowerment
YOU - The nature, character or unseen identity of the person or individual Within.
Gratitude - Thankfulness, gratefulness, or appreciation is a feeling, emotion or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that YOU have received or will receive.
Forgiveness - The action or process of forgiving or being forgiven.
Humility - Person or individual knowing self as YOU truly are.
Balance - An even distribution of (energy, thought, focus and faith) enabling YOU to remain upright and steady.
Focus - The central point of YOUR attention or the center of YOUR interest or activity.
Faith - Complete trust or confidence in YOU and in YOUR own ability.
Beginning Your Day
The goal of Empowerment 365 is to create a foundation for personal Empowerment. We began this process by introducing and combining the Empowerment tools of gratitude, forgiveness and humility to assist in creating balance in your life. Each day we began the day with practicing gratitude. First, beginning each day with thoughts of appreciation for life and health. Without those things we could not truly enjoy life very much, could we? We then discuss and implement the practice of forgiveness. Forgiveness is important because we have to release and let go of past events (people, events, actions activities of self and others) to fully live in the present. We must forgive ourselves for actions and choices of the past. We must remember that we all can learn and grow from each experience in life and that each experience prepares us for our future. Lastly, there is the practice of humility. Humility is important because we must learn to become humble. This requires us not to be boastful, prideful or arrogant. The concept places value on others the same as we would ourselves and being of service to others in our daily lives. We promote love for self, this love for self is not a selfish, self centered love, but a true genuine love for the person that YOU are on the inside. We then discussed the importance of our thoughts and the way we feel each day. Our thoughts and feelings are an important part of our lives. They both are internal and both can shape the way we experience the world. Begin to practice making all of your thoughts and feeling positive and productive. Make the way your feel the most important thing in your life today and each day. We introduced the concept of personal development (to work on self) and effort (to simply try) as tools of motivation and direction within the process. Throughout this Empowerment process, we have sprinkled in and defined key word such as, intent, focus and commitment. As the days and months continue to pass by, YOU will experience through your own ability to consistently work on self "change". Change and personal growth is what Empowerment 365 is really all about! I wish you continued success on your journey toward personal development and self improvement each day, everyday one day at a time.
Ending Your Day
The goal of Empowerment 365 is to create a foundation for personal Empowerment by introducing and combining the Empowerment tools of gratitude, forgiveness and humility with relaxation and visualization to assist YOU in creating balance and focus within your life. We end each day with practicing gratitude and forgiveness. Each day ends with quiet reflection and thoughts of appreciation for life and health. The process assists in creating balance in your life by mentally and emotionally releasing the events of your day each night prior to sleep. We then develop the practice of visualization to relax and release of the issues of the day. We also implement the use quiet space and quiet periods prior to ending the day to practice relaxation techniques. Lastly, we review our goals and encourage YOU to turn off the TV and rest peacefully. The quietness of sleep allows YOU to rest and quietly sleep without disturbance. Begin to work on YOU today, each day, everyday, one day at a time.
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