Read the set of related affirmations below aloud. It’s important to your conscious and subconscious mind to hear the affirmations said in your own voice. Choose one or two of the affirmations from the set to start working with. You only need one or two affirmations, used consistently, to make a substantial change in your life.

Choose one affirmation that feels easy to you and choose another that generates resistance or disbelief. The idea is to practice extending your current self-imposed limits and encourage growth.

Say your chosen affirmation loud enough for your mind to hear your voice saying the words and take notice of how you feel as you begin and as you continue your practice. Repeat your chosen affirmation multiple times a day for at least 30 days and reinforce your affirmation by writing it in your journal.

You can change your life by beginning an affirmation practice – using one or two favorite affirmations over the course of 30 to 60 days can permanently change your mindset and your life.

Emotional healing is an essential part of living an authentic and positive life. Wounds that occur early in life may follow you throughout your formative years and into adulthood. Your spirit can be weighed down with leftover hurts, challenges, and trauma if you don’t take steps to handle them.

Handling your emotions and emotional injuries doesn’t mean stuffing them down into a box or shoving them into a corner and ignoring them, however. I adhere to the Unitarian Universalist principle that every being has inherent worth and dignity. Inherent, because you don’t have to DO anything to earn it – it’s yours because you ARE. You are worthy of forgiveness, and of the effort, it takes to release burdens and hurt.

To have dignity means that you are worthy of honor and respect – and that begins with you, right inside your heart and spirit. The way you feel about yourself is projected in your outward appearance, how you express yourself verbally, in the way you treat others, and in what you accept as treatment from others.

The affirmations below will start you on the road to Emotional Healing. Read through them aloud, and take note of which ones feel most true for you, and which ones are harder for you to say or that cause resistance. Write down the ones that you have the strongest reactions to, and then spend a little time thinking about them and journaling about them. These are clues as to what work you may want to focus on with regard to your emotional healing over the next 30 to 60 days.

Emotional Healing Affirmations

I permit myself to take the time and space necessary to heal my soul.

I treat myself with gentle kindness as I heal.

I am capable of healing and manifesting happiness.

I choose happiness and healing.

I do not judge my negative emotions and I accept myself as I am.

I recognize every emotion as a guide to healing.

I have the power to overcome my sadness.

I wake up happier every day.

My emotions do not define me.

I am surrounded by love, and I am healing.

I am worthy of healing and love.

I attract healing.

I am open to receive love. I am open to give love.

My experiences do not define me as a person.

I am healing. Every situation is an opportunity to grow and heal.

No one can steal my power.

I forgive myself.

I am ready to forgive, forget, and move forward in self-compassion.

I am ready to turn a new page in this chapter of my life.

I appreciate and respect my feelings.

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About the Author Dianne Daniels

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and currently residing in Norwich, Connecticut, Dianne M. Daniels' mission is to empower women 50+ to Amplify their Self-Confidence, Deepen their Self-Knowledge, Inspire Creativity, and Glide into the next phase of their lives with the Power of Journaling, Affirmations, and Assessments.

You can learn how to use these time-tested, proven practices to create and manifest the life you want (and deserve) to live.

Dianne is an ordained Unitarian Universalist Minister with a Master of Divinity degree from Starr King School for the Ministry. She's an avid reader, a lover of old houses (she renovated an 1850s vintage Greek Revival home with her family) and has been journaling since the age of 9.

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