Light Conquers Darkness – Day 312 of 365 Days to a Better You

Today’s Affirmation

I embody the triumph of light over darkness.

Do you believe good defeats evil, right vanquishes wring, light conquers darkness? There’s no missing the metaphor this time each year. As we approach Winter Solstice n the northern hemisphere, we are also experiencing the longest, darkest nights of the entire year. Then, just when it seems darkness will prevail, the cycle reverses. The days slowly begin to get longer and light is victorious.

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Yule, Hanukkah, the Solstice, or are just a casual observer, you’ll note this time of year is celebrated as a “season of light” in celebration of this victory; whether you see it as literal or metaphorical.

It begs the question. What’s your life philosophy when it comes to the great battle between light and darkness that wages constantly in our hearts, our minds, and our world? Do you believe in the eventual triumph of light in the human spirit or have you bought into the long night of humanity’s past and given up hope?

Your answer informs your worldview to a large degree. It affects your thinking, your words, your actions, and how you interpret the world around you. All of those create your life experience and the collective belief of a critical mass of people literally creates our world.

We cannot afford to cede victory to the darkness, while claiming to seek a better us and a better world. Hard as it is some days, you’ve got to believe that light is winning and will win in the end.

When you’re firm on that, the cynicism drops away, your mission clarifies, and you become an active participant in ensuring that’s the outcome we’ll experience.

Wishing each of you a light-filled day. Just in case no one has reminded you today, you are awesome!

Ray

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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

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Merry Christmas in 25 Languages

graphic-1822325_640Christmas may very well be the most widely celebrated holiday on the planet.

Even many cultures where Christmas is not a religious holiday, its significance and importance are recognized.

It is a holiday that celebrates hope, possibility, and warmth of heart. These are universal human longings.

I thought it would be fun to show you how people in every corner of our planet wish others “Merry Christmas”.

Here’s wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas from The Affirmation Spot.

25 Ways to Say “Merry Christmas”

Arabic -miilaad majiid
Bulgarian – весела коледа (vesela koleda)
Chinese -圣诞快乐 (shèng dàn kuài lè)
Czech – veselé Vánoce
Dutch – Vrolijke Kerstmis
French -Joyeux Noël
German -Frohe Weihnachten
Greek – Χαρούμενα Χριστούγεννα
Hawaiian -mele Kalikimaka
Hebrew – christmas sameakh
Hindi – क्रिसमस मुबारक (Krismas ki subhkamna)
Hungarian – boldog Karácsonyt
Indonesian – selamat Natal
Irish Gaelic – Nollaig shona
Italian -Buon Natale
Japanese – メリークリスマス (meri kurisumasu)
Korean -즐거운 성탄 (seun-tan chu-ka-hae-yo)
Persian – krissmas khojaste
Polish – Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia
Portuguese – Feliz Natal
Russian – С Рождеством Христовым (S rojdestvom Kristovom)
Spanish – Feliz Navidad
Swahili – Krismasi Njema
Swedish – god jul
Turkish – Noeliniz kutlu olsun
Where ever you are whoever you are – Merry Christmas to you. And may the meaning and spirit of this day, translate into our global interactions with each other in the coming year. We share a common destiny and we are all creating it – individually and collectively – each and every day.

Stay inspired!

Ray

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

Ray

True Meaning of Christmas Affirmation

For many people who practice the Christian faith, they feel that the true meaning of the season has been lost in all the commercialism. This simple affirmation is written for you. Use it to help you keep the focus on what this time of year means to you.

 

Merry Christmas!

Ray

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