I have spent the past few weeks reading books on the law of attraction to get my mind back into a positive space. When I attracted all the good in my life in the last 4 years, I did it from a place of positivity and of faith. This year has been hard. A lot of challenges have cropped up and somewhere along the line I lost my positivity and my faith. You can read more about how got started on this here.
Before I go any further though, I just want to take a moment to say thank you to those that have shown Grounded African such great support by liking and sharing my page, my posts. A special thank you to those who approach me in person and message me to let me know how much my posts get you thinking. Your support and great feedback have kept me going. Thank you!
Yes, I have also found that and attitude of gratitude goes a long way to building a positive spirit so I have started to be more conscious of all that I have and that I have achieved in my life. I started a manifestation journal about 3 weeks ago. On my first page, I simply took the time to list the things that I have achieved. Now, I am no rich kid and by society’s standards I don’t have “a lot”. I don’t drive a fancy car and I don’t live in a fancy home. I do however drive a car that I own free and clear. This more than some have. I do have a home that I have purchased with my blood, sweat and tears. I still have that bond to pay off but I finally took the plunge and committed to that huge debt 3 years ago. Once again, more than most have. I am independent. The list is actually quite long and I am very grateful and proud of all that I have and have done.
Next up I just listed what I am grateful for. It’s one thing to acknowledge what you have done, it’s another to be grateful for it all. So I listed all that I am grateful for. Once again, that list is long so I won’t bore you with the details. I don’t know about you but every time I do this exercise, I feel a deep sense of peace because materially, I am blessed and I know that those blessings will be multiplied in the future.
Lastly, I listed all the things that I want to manifest in my life. Once again it is a long list 😜. One thing I did notice though. Sometimes, what I really desire went against what is logically the best thing for me. So I wrote down the “best thing for me” and tried to make peace with it. Let me tell you, it’s been three weeks and peace was not to be found anywhere🤦♀️. I decided that I will accept what I truly desire. The funny thing is that once I accepted what I believed I truly desired, it actually became easier to let it go. I was only able to let it go though once I released all the “stuck energy” that I had been holding on to. It has been a very weird experience.
Ok ok so now I guess you are wondering about the “stuck energy”, aren’t you? It came as a shock to me actually. I was scrolling through Twitter when an affirmation that was recommended for Capricorns for the week peaked my interest. The affirmation was as follows:
I honestly wasn’t expecting anything to happen anytime soon so imagine my shock when, within about 2 hours of starting to say the affirmation, I was balling my eyes out about everything that has ended in my life over the past 4 and a half months. (There has been so much that has come to an end). All the pain and anger that I didn’t even realise I was holding onto just came flooding out of me. I cried myself to sleep, I woke at 4 and cried and cried and cried until i left for work that morning. What a release! I continue to say the affirmation daily because I can feel that I am not done yet but I have to admit that I am a lot more at peace. The stuff and people whom I had given my power to definitely no longer have it. 😉 I have taken my power back!!!! Whoop Whoop!😁
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