2012 New Year Affirmations

Today’s Thought:

“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.”
~ Bill Vaughn

As you look at that quote, which one fits you? If you’re in the first group, please keep that momentum flowing in your life and the world as you impact it in 2012. If you’re in the latter group, a new year is a new start. It’s a chance to ask whether that way of seeing the world is getting you where you want to go in life.

2012 promises to be an intriguing year. There have been a lot of seeds planted in the mass consciousness about this year. Even if nothing historic or catastrophic happens, we are going to have to diffuse all the psychological baggage that accompanies the coming of this year. For what many still don’t realize, is that are our minds (individually and collectively) are not separate from the world “out there”. Our thoughts are, in fact, the root system of the “tree” we see manifested as the “real” world around us. If you dig up a tree, you will find it all stems from its root system. If you dig up our world of events and experiences, you soon see it is made up of our thoughts.

The cross-currents of disempowerment will be many and vocal in this historic year. The pace of change – real and perceived – is going to pick up during this year because of the built up psychological expectations for it. That makes it more important than ever to empower your mind and think the thoughts and envision the world you desire.

I am posting New Year’s Affirmations a little early so that you can begin using them now to get your new year off to a great start. Here are 23 affirmations to get your new year off to an empowering start.

I recommend you begin the year with using either “this year” or “In 2012,” and as you get beyond the change of the year change it to “Today” or “Right now”.

  1. This year I AM the person I came to the planet to be!
  2. In 2012, I AM the change I want to see in my world!
  3. This year, I AM a miracle in motion!
  4. In 2012, I AM bigger than my doubts, bolder than my fears, and stronger than my obstacles!
  5. This year I challenge my paradigms to prove their worth and I change those paradigms that fail the test.
  6. In 2012, I choose to live in the sunshine of my possibilities, rather than the shadows of my doubt.
  7. This year my life is built on choices, not chances!
  8. In 2012, I breathe in every experience life has to offer and exhale a life well-lived!
  9. This year I AM the engine of my dreams!
  10. In 2012, my life is what I make of it and I choose to make it a _____ place to be!
  11. This year I follow my bliss! This year I experience my bliss! This year I become my bliss!
  12. In 2012, I am an abundance multiplier! As I succeed, I help others succeed too!
  13. My life belongs to me! This year I begin anew!
  14. Forget Resolutions! In 2012, I’m having a thought revolution!
  15. This year I have a budget and I’m sticking to it!
  16. In 2012, I CHOOSE  a love centered world over a a fear centered world!
  17. 2012 is MY year! My possibilities multiply, my successes magnify, and my potential is realized!
  18. As I turn my face to 2012, a brilliant new Sun dawns in my life!
  19. An amazing light lives within me! My light grows brighter and brighter throughout 2012!
  20. 2012 brings the perfect people and the perfect opportunities into my life!
  21. My personal recession ends in 2012! My career/business is zooming to new heights!
  22. My immune system is healthy, strong, and protecting me in 2012!
  23. This year I am flawlessly executing my business plan!

Stay inspired!

Ray Davis is the Founder of The Affirmation Spot and focuses on empowering minds to think positively, achieve goals, and live dreams. He is the author or the ebook The Power to Be You: Game-Changing Posidigms for Daily Life – a book of 416 original empowering quotes, thoughts, and affirmations. Read the intro to The Power to Be You or Download the entire ebook for free.

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55 Dream and Goal Affirmations

Today’s Thought

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
~ Lao-tzu

Without goals and dreams, we quickly become victims of the status quo. We often use goals and dreams interchangeably. For me, the distinction is that a dream is the big vision and goals are the milestones that build the dream. Dreams are summit of the mountain and goals are the footholds along the way.

It is my belief that we can be, do, or have anything we want in life, if we are committed enough to believe and take action.

Accomplishing goals and dreams requires clarity of purpose (Napoleon Hill called this a burning desire), focus, and perseverance. There are few things in life more in the wheelhouse for affirmations.

What is your vision and what your steps, commitments, and milestones to get there? These affirmations are written to support you in that quest. There are a few that are similar to help you find the one with the right wording for you.

  1. When my why is strong enough, my how always appears.
  2. I follow my bliss. I experience my bliss. I become my bliss.
  3. Today I am absolutely committed to being the person I came to the planet to be!
  4. I am the engine of my dreams. My dreams never give up on me and I never give up on them!
  5. It is not the mountain I conquer, but myself. I am reaching for the top of the mountain and my day in the sun is here!
  6. My doubts become shadows in the sunlight of my determination.
  7. Roadblocks are simply shortcuts to something better than I had planned!
  8. I aspire to great things. One by one, I am achieving all of them!
  9. Today I have a clear goal in mind and I am focused like a laser on accomplishing it!
  10. My goal is my target and today I am on target!
  11. Today I block out distractions and remain committed to my tasks!
  12. When I set out to achieve something I eliminate all the negatives and naysayers and focus completely on my goal!
  13. Everything that happens in my life perfectly prepares me to achieve my dreams!
  14. When I really want my goals and dreams, my goals and dreams really want me!
  15. Today I am at the top of my game. I have unstoppable momentum all the way to my dreams!
  16. My life is a testament to the power of determination. When I go the extra mile success is always waiting.
  17. Today I listen deeply to the goals and dreams that are speaking to me right now.
  18. Today I pay attention to what is most important to me and I pursue that!
  19. Today I live with purpose and my purpose lights my path to my goals and dreams!
  20. I take committed action for my dreams. I am on the fast track to them right now!
  21. Today my purpose is clear and my life path opens before me.
  22. I CAN! I know I CAN! And today I AM!
  23. Today the road to my goals has green lights as far as I can see.
  24. Today I master my distractions and stay on purpose.
  25. Today I am moving unstoppably like a tsunami toward my goals!
  26. Today I am out of blocks fast and racing down the track towards my goals.
  27. I am ready for whatever challenges life brings today. I am digging in and pushing forward towards my goals.
  28. Empowered thoughts and determined action are manifesting my dreams faster than ever today!
  29. I think power thoughts! I take power action! I achieve power results!
  30. Today I am turning my goals into action and my actions into results.
  31. My goals are right in front of me. Today I’m all about achieving them!
  32. Today I master my distractions before they master me!
  33. Today my believing becomes achieving, as my actions turn to results.
  34. I am blowing by my limitations and achieving my most cherished dreams.
  35. Today I am digging deep, reaching high, and achieving great things!
  36. Today I leave my doubts in the dust and climb the mountain of my dreams!
  37. Like a laser to a target, I am achieving every goal!
  38. Today I am converting the energy of my dreams into the momentum of action!
  39. Today I convert my potential into action and results!
  40. Today I am pushing through my barriers and on to bigger and better things.
  41. When I encounter a mountain in my life I put on my climbing gear and start climbing!
  42. I push my limits and I achieve great things!
  43. Every giant achievement was once a small dream acted upon. Today I act on my dreams!
  44. Whatever I can unify in my mind and in my heart I can manifest in my world.
  45. Today every “must do” gets me one step closer to living my goal!
  46. Today I spend more energy on my goals than on my worries!
  47. Today I release every attachment that holds me back from my goals!
  48. Each and every day provides me with a perfect mix of sun and rain to grow my dreams into realities!
  49. Today I am ready, willing, and able to follow my dreams!
  50. I give myself completely to my purpose and my purpose gives me completely to success and happiness.
  51. Today I remember that every situation is part of my purpose and my plan coming together perfectly!
  52. I AM HERE. And if I am here, I am here for a reason.
  53. I am a find-a-way, make-a-way person! Every dream is possible for me!
  54. A new sense of purpose is totally permeating my being. I am upbeat and moving toward my goals.
  55. Today and every day, all the pieces are falling together perfectly in my life.

Follow your bliss. Experience your bliss. Become your bliss.

Ray

Ray Davis is the founder of The Affirmation Spot and an advocate for the potential of the human race.  He’s the author of the breakthrough novel Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation – order your signed copy today at AATrilogy.com

anunnaki_cover_full_colorAnunnaki Awakening: Revelation is turning heads and opening minds. Humanity’s past is checkered, secret, and dangerous.

White House Correspondent Maria Love is on to the story of her life and with the help of an Anunnaki leaders seeks to unravel and reveal history’s biggest conspiracy. The Awakening has begun!

26 Buddhist Affirmations

Today’s Thought

“All that we are, is the result of what we have thought.”
~ Buddha

zen-509371_1280Siddartha Gautama, the man known to history as The Buddha, was born in Northern India (modern-day Nepal) in 563 B.C.E. He was a prince and the son of King Suddhodana and Queen Maya. The Buddha-to-be grew up in a world of privilege and seclusion from the suffering of the world.

This was ordered and ensured by his father after the prophets in his court told him that his son would either be a great king who would rule the world or a great world-savior. The prophet informed the king that his son would be the latter, if he was exposed to human suffering. The king did all in his power to prevent his son from exposure to anything that would interfere with his son becoming a great ruler.

While in his late 20s, Siddartha witnesses an old person, illness, and death for the first time in his life. He is greatly dismayed, realizing that he too was subject to these forces. Then he encounters a holy man and he immediately understands that if these terrible things exist in the world, there must be a way to overcome them. He decides to leave his princely life in search of a way to overcome these human difficulties.

After studying under a variety of teachers, Siddhartha attained enlightenment at the age of 35. He planted himself beneath a Bodhi Tree and vowed not to rise from the spot until he had discovered the ultimate truth.

The rest is history, as they say. 2500 years later 376 million human beings adhere to the Buddha’s Middle Way and The Noble Eightfold Path; making Buddhism the 4th largest “religion” in the world. However, if you include “cultural Buddhists” there are probably more Buddhists than any other religion on the planet. The Buddha himself is revered as a shining example of human potential, determination, and possibility. His practices and teachings are the basis for many relaxation, visualization, and self-improvement techniques.

Here are some affirmations for Buddhists and those interested in adopting a Buddhist approach in their life and thinking.

  1. Today I am happy. Today I am peaceful. Today I am free from suffering!
  2. Today and every  day, I am committed to my meditation practice.
  3. I practice Metta everywhere I go and in everything I do!
  4. Today my inner lotus blossoms, as I release attachments and turn my face to the sun.
  5. Today I find the pearls of my enlightenment scattered along my path.
  6. Today I seek enlightenment. Today I experience enlightenment. Today I am enlightened.
  7. Today I release my attachment to the transitory circumstances and appearances.
  8. The great teachers of the past showed me the way and today I am making the effort to follow their path.
  9. May I be happy. May I be peaceful. May I be free from suffering.
  10. Today I clearly see the beauty in a flower and my whole world changes.
  11. I am the very embodiment of love and compassion in all my interactions with others.
  12. I work diligently to make peace, love, and compassion my way of life.
  13. I take refuge in the Buddha. I take refuge in the Dharma. I take refuge in the Sangha.
  14. Nirvana is mine when I have the strength to choose it.
  15. Today I am practicing right view in all my thoughts, words, and actions.
  16. Today I am practicing right intention with all my thoughts, words, and actions.
  17. Today I am practicing right speech with every word I say.
  18. Today I am practicing right action with everything I do.
  19. Today I am practicing right livelihood in your job and in all your career choices.
  20. Today I am practicing right effort with all my thoughts, words, and actions.
  21. Today I am practicing right mindfulness with all my thoughts, words, and actions.
  22. Today I am achieving right concentration during my meditations.
  23. As love grows within me, my hatred goes away.
  24. Breathing in, I feel peace. Breathing out, I am peace.
  25. My world is what I make of it and I CHOOSE to make it a compassionate place to be!
  26. My path is peace. My mind is peace. My life is peace.

This list will continue to grow.  Please leave a comment offering suggestions for other areas of Buddhism where I could add affirmations.

Wishing you a day filled with loving-kindness and joy.

Ray

Please visit my YouTube channel to watch a guided meditation with affirmations that support your practice The Noble Eightfold Path. You can also download an audio version to listen to while you workout here.

Poem: Break-Through

I began this poem in 1993 and finished it in 1997. It describes a transformation from disappointment and heartache to selfhood. I hope you enjoy. Would love to read your comments.

hope“BREAK-THROUGH”

Free now of all reveling
in unimportant things.
Fraught with expectations
full of broken dreams.

Moving right ahead now
with visions grandiose.
Closeup of a happy young lady enjoying rainSummoning the courage
to conquer all my ghosts.

Knowing in the fullness
of the days that are to come;
my obstacles will fall away
and my fears shall be undone.

father and son on the sea on sunsetMindful in this moment;
connected to my fate.
My sense of separate self
begins to dissipate.

Dissolving now completely
into the cosmic whole.
All enters my awareness
I reach my final goal.

sun in handsKnowing for the first time
who I truly am.
I am Universal Mind
and it is but a man.

 

 

 

Follow your bliss. Experience your bliss. Become your bliss.

Ray

Ray Davis is the founder of The Affirmation Spot. He’s spent more than 25 years studying personal development and especially writing, recording, and using affirmations to achieve his goals. His eBook – The Power to Be You – offers 416 life-changing and original quotes, ideas, and affirmations to take you to new levels of achievement and reflection.

anunnaki_cover_full_colorAnunnaki Awakening: Revelation, Ray’s first novel,  is turning heads and opening minds. Humanity’s past is checkered, secret, and dangerous.

White House Correspondent Maria Love is on to the story of her life and with the help of an Anunnaki leader seeks to unravel and reveal history’s biggest conspiracy. The Awakening has begun!

Actor and Actress Affirmations

Today’s Thought:

“Without wonder and insight, acting is just a trade. With it, it becomes creation.”
~ Bette Davis

oscar_trophyThere are people on this planet who have a dream. That dream is to be on stage or screen and make-believe while the rest of us watch. These are people bring the words of writers and screenwriters to life. We call them actors and actresses. With the possible exception of becoming a professional athlete, there is no bigger dream in western culture than becoming a movie star.

Many thousands of people act just for the pure love of it. They fill roles in community theater or Broadway or off-Broadway. These actors still harbor that dream of a big break or a memorable role that can set them on their way to greatness.

Whichever describes you, staying focused, motivated, and believing in your dream is a necessity. Whether you have already achieved some success, you’re the next big thing waiting to happen, or you just love acting for the joy of acting, these affirmations are for you.

  1. My best audition comes just in time for my ideal role!
  2. Each and every day, I grow as an actor/actress!
  3. When I’m at my best, I become my role and my role becomes me!
  4. Rejections are momentary setbacks not global calamities. I pull myself together and keep auditioning!
  5. I am a great actor/actress! Roles are finding me!
  6. I am brilliant and believable in every role I accept.
  7. My star is rising! My biggest acting dreams are coming true!
  8. Right now I am attracting the scripts and the roles that are taking my career to the next level.
  9. An Oscar-winning actor/actress lives within me! Today that actor/actress shows up on the screen.
  10. I AM an actor! The jobs I do on my way to the top are stepping stones to a dream!
  11. I am a gifted actor/actress with star written all over me!
  12. Even when I have setbacks, I am still an amazing actor/actress.
  13. All great actors/actresses connect with their roles. I am a great actor/actress!
  14. All great actors/actresses connect with their audience. I am a great actor/actress!
  15. A box office sensation lives within me! My breakthrough role is coming to me right now.
  16. When I act, I take my audience on the journey with me!
  17. Today I embody the characters I play better than ever before.
  18. I am a good actor/actress on my way to being great!
  19. I am a great actor on my way to being world-class!
  20. I bring out the best in my co-stars in every scene.
  21. I am a Broadway-caliber actor/actress. My big Broadway break is coming to me right now!
  22. I see my moment thanking The Academy for my first Oscar! I feel my moment thanking The Academy for my first Oscar! I become my moment thanking The Academy for my first Oscar!
  23. I AM an actor/actress! When I am on stage, I am completely alive!
  24. Acting is an art form and I am an amazing artist!
  25. Every time I step on stage, magic happens!
  26. Every time I appear on screen, magic happens!

If there are other areas of acting you would like me to write affirmations for and add to this list, ping me on Twitter @affirmationspot.

Follow your bliss. Experience your bliss. Become your bliss.

Ray

Ray Davis is the founder of The Affirmation Spot, co-founder of 6 Sense Media, and author Anunnaki Awakening. Find tons more motivational content from TAS on the website and YouTube channel.

 

18 Christmas Affirmations

Thought for Today:

“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.”
~Laura Ingalls Wilder

christmas-2971961_1280In the hustle and bustle that accompanies this time of the year, may you stop, breathe deeply, and ingest the spirit of the season. This is a season when light fills hearts and we recall that there is meaning and purpose in our lives. We experience the importance of the interior journey and how it connects us to and transforms the world around us.

We remember that giving, without expectation, is the doorway to receiving beyond expectation. Mostly, though, we remember that hope conquers every doubt, illuminates every shadow, and heals every wound, if you are willing to let it work through you.

Today a few affirmations to help you see the Christmas season with new eyes and new hearts.

  1. Today I spread the light of Christmas everywhere I go!
  2. I allow the joy of this season to fill my heart and propel me into a prosperous new year!
  3. Christmas is MY day! I plan to enjoy all it has to offer!
  4. I love peace on Earth and goodwill toward men and I practice it all year long!
  5. This year I’m focused on what Christmas means to me rather than what it means to the world.
  6. This year I refuse to allow guilt to ruin my Christmas experience!
  7. When I make Christmas about sharing rather than getting, I always feel better.
  8. Breathing in, I feel the love of Christmas. Breathing out, I embody the love of Christmas.
  9. This year I am absolutely committed to restoring the true meaning of Christmas in my life!
  10. The energy of Christmas is game-changing when I allow it to spread throughout my life.
  11. Today I feel the joy of the season. Today I feel the peace of the season. Today I feel the love of the season.
  12. Today I am breathing in the light and love of the season and sharing it with everyone I meet!
  13. I love the holiday season because the long lines teach me patience.
  14. Christmas is my chance to activate the power of giving in my life.
  15. My mind is filled with hope. My heart is filled with joy. It’s Christmastime and anything is possible!
  16. Christmas is a new beginning and I am making the most of it!
  17. Breathing in, I experience the power of Christmas. Breathing out, I share the power of Christmas.
  18. Today the sights and sounds and smells of the season fill me with joy!

Stay inspired!

Stay inspired! Great things are on the way to you right now!

Ray

Ray Davis is the Founder of The Affirmation Spot. He’s authored two books – The Power to Be You: 417 Daily Thoughts and Affirmations for Personal Empowerment and Affirmations and Anunnaki Awakening.

Singer and Songwriter Affirmations

Today’s Thought:

“The only thing better than singing is more singing.”
~ Ella Fitzgerald

concert-2566002_640American Idol started it and now there are easily a dozen singing contest shows on American television. High School Musical, Hair Spray, and Pitch Perfect popularized singing to young moviegoers and their parents and now Glee has made singing a primetime feature event.

Everyone loves to sing. Singing and listening to others sing makes us feel good. There are few forms of expression more compelling, more human than the sound of a human voice singing.

The singing contest show auditions have clearly demonstrated that not all of us should sing in public. Some of those with no gift love it so much that they are willing to risk a one-line zinger from a clever judge to try out. I suppose there is some TV entertainment value in showing those auditions, but that is not the key. These shows are dream makers.

They have made instant megastars out of unknowns like Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. They have created careers for dozens of unknown singers who risked it all to hone their skills and pursue their bliss in front of millions.

Whether you have already achieved some success, you’re the next big thing waiting to happen, or you just love singing for the joy of singing, these affirmations are for you.

  1. Even when the world says I’ll never make it as a singer, I know I can!
  2. The more I sing, the bigger my audience gets!
  3. My songs are on everyone’s lips!
  4. I fill the world with song and song fills me with life!
  5. I am a world-class vocalist! I have superstar written all over me!
  6. I am an absolute original! I put my unique stamp on every song I sing.
  7. I know who I am as an artist and today I show the world.
  8. Rejections are momentary setbacks not global calamities. I pull myself together and keep auditioning!
  9. Music is my dream and today I am living that dream!
  10. Right now I am attracting the songs that are taking my career to the next level.
  11. I am the total package! I am a great singer with massive chart appeal!
  12. I am a great singer. I am really hitting my stride as a recording artist.
  13. I am the real deal…singer, songwriter, star!
  14. When I perform for a big crowd, I absolutely feed on their positive energy.
  15. Today I am writing the songs that will be remembered for generations.
  16. A great singer lives within me! Today that singer takes the stage!
  17. I know deep in my heart that I am the next (your favorite singer)!
  18. I have a flexible voice that moves smoothly between song styles.
  19. I am a great singer! When I’m on stage I have a powerful connection to my audience!
  20. Every note I sing, takes me one step closer to stardom.
  21. I am a one-of-a-kind vocalist. Big things are coming for me!
  22. I am a great singer. The audience for my music is ever growing.
  23. I am attracting my idea record deal right now!
  24. I am a great singer. My best performance is always tonight’s performance. I love giving it all to my fans.
  25. Today I am shooting an awesome video that attracts fans and takes my career to the next level!
  26. Whenever I sing, the crowd loves me!
  27. My songs make a difference in the lives of people!
  28. When I sing a song, I own it!
  29. I am a music superstar in the making!
  30. My pitch is amazing each and every time.
  31. The microphone is my canvass and today I create beautiful pictures.
  32. A Top 40 artist lives within me. Today that artist shows up at the audition.
  33. Making music is my bliss! I follow my bliss everyday!
  34. My songs have meaning. My songs get noticed!
  35. My best song yet is flowing out of me right now!
  36. The best songwriter in my genre is sitting right here at my keyboard. Today that songwriter shows up in my songs!
  37. Music is my gift and I freely share it with the world.
  38. I am a good singer on my way to being a great singer!
  39. I am a great singer on my way being a world-class singer!
  40. My Grammy Awards are waiting for me. My singing demands them!

Stay inspired! Great things are on the way to you right now!

Ray

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