Right now, today I just want to focus on affirmations for 2018. When you read, you’re exercising your ability to create in your mind and in your energy. If you reread these affirmations over and over (in your head) you will begin to raise your frequency closer to the reality of these things. Once you believe it, that’s when you see/achieve it. I like to use affirmations when thinking about my goals. I was always taught to claim my blessings before the time came to even have them. So I️ use the same idea with my goals. I’ve worked hard without believing and achieved what felt like nothing. I’ve worked minimal with believing and achieved what felt like everything. I encourage you mostly to believe that you can achieve the goals you set for yourself and that will in turn give you what you need to begin moving in the right direction toward those goals.

-I affirm for us in 2018 that we will heal from our past pains and pay forward with an abundance of love and light.
-I affirm that this year will be the year of reaping blessings and harvesting fruit from the seeds we’ve planted and nurtured throughout the years.
-I affirm this year we wake up from dormancy and we are propelled forward by the energy we have manifested.
-I affirm that toxicity be removed from our beings so we can utilize and evolve into our full potential.
-I affirm we become more connected with ourselves so that our connections with others can be strong and full of growth.
-I affirm that no weapon formed against us shall prosper.

In closing I would like to share another form of affirmations that begin with “I Am.” What I️ really like about these is that it truly feels as if you are embodying these truths by identifying with self. When praying/affirming for others along with myself I say “We are.” But for the sake of individuals I’ll present I am;

-I am a being of light and abundance
-I am strong and capable
-I am eternal
-I am blessed
-I am because (s)he [God] is.
-I am a product of the most high.
-I am healthy
-I am alive
-I am loved
-I am free
-I AM!!!!!

Affirmations can be put together however you like. It’s just a form of speaking positive to yourself, believing in the good of the world even if you don’t always see it. The beauty of the energy you create while saying these things inside your being is the law of attraction. You WILL begin to see/feel a product of your energy more and more as you manifest it. I affirm nothing but blessings, peace, love, health and abundance over us all year!! NAMASTE.

Author- Ariana McBride 

Over the weekend of October 27-29th I had the pleasure and honor of attending The Women’s Convention in Detroit, MI. The movement was created as a result of people all over the world coming together to fight for the rights of women and the equality of all. On January 21st, 2017, women united to revolt against the Trump Administration due to its’ oppressive agenda. The people who attended this convention desired to bring forth great change in history with collective individual effort. I was inspired and emotionally driven to engage in my own passion for spiritual awareness and pure consciousness. The change I personally would like to see is much deeper than politics or personal opinions. I want people to know how deeply their identities are rooted, how extremely important their existence is on a boundless and infinite scale and how meaningful their time on this Earth truly is.

One of the many important things I learned through this experience is how valuable our time is. There are ample amounts of activities we partake in that will lead us absolutely nowhere beneficial to the change that is taking place around us and inside of us, good or bad. The reality that we refuse to acknowledge is that we are not safe in our complacency. Not until the fight has come to our doorstep are we aware of the battles we have to endure. It’s time to dig deep inside ourselves and understand that the fight starts within us. We’re distracted by ideas of fun that will never amount to what we’d experience if we continuously invested into our true potential.

We focus so much of our time and energy on the many components of our physical world that we completely neglect the spiritual. When in all actuality, our energy is intended to be used spiritually to create physical energy that represents our inner being. Today, I really want us to hone into the being inside of us. That still voice deep within you. Before you take the time to do this, mentally prepare yourself with positive affirmations. Know that you are a strong, capable, great and powerful being. Love yourself unconditionally. Let go of physical reality, struggles, illusions, and negativity. Interact with that being because it knows who you are, who you have been and who you have the potential to be. Dispose yourself of distractions for a moment and connect with the eternal realm. This is the place where energy is manifested and brings forth fruition in our physical reality. That energy is seated within your Chakras and from there it’s distributed to its’ designated areas in your physical body.

First and for most, concentrate on grounding yourself through your Root(Muladhara) Chakra. Connect with your creative and explorative nature through your Sacral(Swadhisthana) Chakra. Ignite the transformational power in the Solar Plexus(Manipura) Chakra to combine your ability to imagine and create energetic matter. Allow your Heart (Anahata) Chakra to be the most powerful link between the physical and spiritual realm. Engage your Throat(Vishuddha) Chakra by listening deeply and bringing words to life. Incorporate your intellectual understanding through your Third-Eye (Ajna) Chakra. Connect with your infinite potential and pure consciousness by utilizing your Crown(Sahasrara) Chakra. By truly expending yourself with these chakras you will begin to see with new eyes. Your reality will change based off what you manifested within you. The world outside of you is a reflection of the world inside of you.

This information is to present the reality of the true power that lies dormant within us and how to utilize it. We’re consumed by so many things we don’t understand we just need to take the time to invest in this knowledge to give it the opportunity to change all of our lives. The Women’s Convention showed me how powerful it is to bring riveting truth to the world. The truth I’m working to bring to the surface is spiritual awareness and pure consciousness. It’s an immensely neglected topic that is vital to whole-heartedly understand and encompass as human beings. It reveals purpose and opportunity that we truly yearn to create. We are so much more than just a person walking and working our way through life on earth. We are created in the image of God. There’s oceans, sunsets, animals, elements, trees, and then there’s you. We’re all connected by the energetic forces of life. You are enough, you are powerful beyond measure! Let it excite you, not scare you. Become knowledgable and familiar with this information, and you will become limitless.

Being the change we want to see in the world requires that we look beyond the surface of ourselves in order to encompass that change. This presents one of our greatest challenges because it inevitably takes us out of our comfort zone. We grow so comfortable in our ways, that we become afraid of the idea of change. Since change is required to grow toward our full potential, by the time change is necessary we create illusions to avoid self-reflection. As a result, we get stuck in the same position no matter how hard we try to move forward. History repeats itself because illusions cause us to find different ways to head back to the same place. By the time we reach familiar signs, the damage has already been done and prosperity is that much harder. It takes a change of perspective to be able to  analyze where you might have went wrong. The ironic thing about reality is that you have the power to change it. We shape our physical reality through our mental. With only a few seconds of focusing your attention on a subject, the Law of Attraction begins to respond. Within 17 seconds of focusing on something, a matching vibration becomes activated. Now, when you repeatedly return to a pure thought, lasting at least 68 seconds, in a short period of time ( hours in some cases, or a few days in others), that thought becomes a dominant thought. Once achieving a dominant thought, you will experience manifestations until you change it. We live in an energetic universe that brings karma to life. The energy that you put out is the energy that you will receive sevenfold because it travels through multiple sources. We are all one and everything we think and do has its’ own ripple in the wave of mankind. As the momentum of a wave progresses through like sources, so does its’ strength. The more we indulge in a particular thing or thought, the stronger it’s influence becomes. At times we grow overwhelmed by these energies and tend to isolate ourselves to better prioritize them. If our intentions are pure and we reflect on our own involvement, we begin a positive state of reinforcement. We transform and channel certain energies to specific energy centers in our bodies called Chakras. If we are not proactive and involved, the energy takes on a life of its’ own and we become a victim to ourselves. Our physical reality consists of 4 dimensions; forward/backward, up/down, left/right and time. The “in, out” dimension refers to the being inside you that can hear and talk without sound waves, feel without sense of touch and see beyond time. This, is where true power may lie dormant if you’re living on the sidelines of your life watching the game pass you by. Deprivation of love and positivity is a sure way to waste the integrity of your mind. Love is one of the strongest forces to be reckoned with, it can purify the most tainted of beings. Fill yourself with love and let it pour out of you, genuinely. Unconditional love is the essence of pure consciousness. I encourage you to do more research on Chakra, meditation, yoga, and pure consciousness in order to become more familiar of the different ways to understand what you’re manifesting subconsciously and be more active in your conscious mind.