This is the first lesson in the 5 lessons in 5 weeks for creative + intentional living. Each week, I’ll be sending an email and posting to the blog, so pick and choose which of these practices feel good to do for you. If you don’t vibe with this one, that’s cool… there’s more coming your way, soon
Your deepest, darkest beliefs sit as far back in your subconscious as possible.
They hide, dart, and elude you. It’s their job.
The ego controls them and takes hold of the reigns once you start paying attention.
But, the ego doesn’t always win the fight: the more you know and the stronger you believe in your worth?
The faster those negative beliefs scatter away, and poof, like magic, they’re gone.
Shining a light brings up a lot of emotions and feelings.
You may not feel ready to let go of the negative thoughts you’ve carried for so long.
Do you even know what life could be like, without them?
Well, for just a little bit, let’s try.
This creative project to transform negative beliefs works like this:
- identifying negative belief
- creating perspective-shifting affirmations
- crafting together affirmation cards for personalized support
All it takes is five steps.
Five steps with an open heart, open mind, and open eyes.
Let’s do this.
Here’s how to bring it to light and change ya life.
Identify limiting beliefs
What does your inner chatter say?
Write down the most unloving thing you’ve said to yourself chronically, over the years.
Once you’ve identified this, it’s time for a perspective shift:
Who are you not to be loved? Who are you not to be worth it? Who are you not to be smart enough?
Replace with: I am loved and cared for by the universe. I am worth all the love and care I receive. I am at peace.
Also: think about what you’d like to introduce into your mindset. Do you want to be more confident, kind, empowered?
Write these down, too.
Words are magic, so take care with this step.
Create a list of as many affirmations that feel right.
If you’re having trouble coming up with your own affirmations, I have a step-by-step guide on exactly how to create them here.
I also have a Pinterest board of affirmations you can borrow from.
Let’s get crafty: break out the card stock
Grab some card stock, or anything that you can cut up into pieces that are roughly 2 inches by 5 inches, or whatever is the right size for you.
Make sure the paper is clean from distractions.
Cut out one piece for each affirmation you have, or as many as you want to have once your affirmation booklet is done.
You can always leave room for more to fit in the future!
If you don’t have card stock, use another strong type of material that will withstand the inside of your purse or pocket
Put it together
Once all your cardstock is cut up, hold them all together and punch a hole in the middle of the shortest side.
Tie together with some jute, or anything else you have that you can tie.
Write the affirmations
Write your affirmations out on your cards with sharpie, or another bold medium.
These are your affirmations!
Create a strong and confident representation of what these affirmations mean to you.
Bring it to light
When you’re done, you have a portable + personalized guide to help bring your negative beliefs to light.
Using affirmation cards created specifically for you – by you – is a powerful step in taking back your power.
You don’t need to go out and buy fancy affirmation cards.
Make them yourself, love.
You have the power, now.
Refer to these whenever you need an inner boost.
Eventually, you may find you don’t need these anymore.
At this stage, you can paint over them and create a new little guide, or just keep it around for the future.
To your inner power, truth, and strength,
PS. What negative belief do you most feel needs changing? Share yours below and I’ll help you transform your first negative belief into a positive affirmation.
PPS. There are now 4 seats left for the Guided Truth Quest: a creative group awakening program. Want to be a founding member? Read more here and snag a seat if it resonates.