Daily Affirmation Cards to Rewire the Brain

10 Jan

Credit to my dear and wise friend, Audrey Buchanan, for showing me a set of cards that she has been reading to herself every day in order to re-wire the neurological pathways in her brain.

While I am not at liberty, yet, to share how the external world has responded to her elevated self, I can share my perspective as true, life-long friend that she is authentic, herself and manifesting the most amazing and on-par-with-her-greatness level shit I have ever seen.  I am inspired.

In the theme of “Getting Help” this new year, I asked for a set of cards for myself.  And so a week later she handed them to me.  My own set of mind-rewiring cards to rewire my brain for greatness.  After weeks of hanging around with the cards, I took a look at them tonight, and added a few custom ones for myself.  Here is what my daily affirmation cards say :

  • Today, anything is possible
  • Today, I am going for it
  • Today, I choose my vitality
  • Today, I choose to pursue my highest vibration
  • Everyday, I experience more & more moments of deep & continuous presence
  • Everyday, things are getting better
  • I will look for the good this day can bring
  • I am the creator of my own reality
  • I am in control of my choices
  • I am taking things one step at a time
  • I am successful
  • I am a good and worthwhile person
  • I am spirit, embodied
  • I look good because I feel good about myself
  • I can achieve anything I want to achieve
  • I am integrated in what I feel, think, say and do
  • I take care of my mind.   My mind is healthy
  • I take care of my body.  My body is healthy
  • I take care of my spirit.  My spirit is healthy
  • My body, mind & soul are connected & aware of each other & each other’s needs
  • My body, mind & soul are connected & collaborating for my highest fulfillment, greatness, success & joy
  • I am light energy, inside & out
  • I am aware, accepting, loving & clear
  • I love and care for myself, my friends & my family
  • I am a committed wife
  • I am a loving & present mother
  • I am a great friend
  • I am loved & valuable because of who I am
  • I treat myself gently & with compassion, so that I can do the same for others
  • I consciously create my identities & choose responsibility for myself
  • The best wife I can be is true to myself
  • I am one fly bitch
  • I am a unique & special gift to this world
  • The most special & beloved person I can be is exactly who I authentically am in any moment
  • As Jesus is Jesus. Buddha is Buddha. I am Me.
  • My body is strong
  • My body is elegant & feminine
  • I can master anything with practice & commitment
  • I pursue & practice compassionate honesty
  • My life has meaning & purpose.  I participate in creating its meaning & purpose
  • I process thoughts & feelings into actions that feel good in my body
  • I love being in practice of positive thoughts, feelings & actions
  • When I feel held back, I witness it, seek to understand it & move through it
  • I take pause (breaths) when things are not clear to gather my mind, listen to my body, awaken to my feelings so that I can move forward with wisdom & clarity
  • I am confident
  • I trust & value my intuition
  • I have all that I need
  • All is well.  Right here. Right now.
  • I can. I will. I am.

My Themes for 2018 : ‘Return Anew’ / ‘Get Help’ / ‘Be Patient for Great Things to Come’ / ‘Honoring my Feelings’

9 Jan

What does this mean?


Well, 2018 has great themes for me of returning: to old places, old relationships, old space-time-continuums as a new person – the 2018 me.  Me the Mother, Me the Wife, A commitment to Me the Student of Life.  I also feel a deep return to myself (ahhhh).


Mostly, as I went through massive changes in 4 years (difficult & deeply emotional partner-level job-departure, marriage, 2 children, 9 moves) I previously felt the need to ‘keep it all together’ and ‘know what I was doing’.  Well I don’t have it all together, and in many ways, I have no idea what I am doing.  So, I get to reap the rewards of the great and amazing friendships and relationships I have built.  Thank you Jah/God/Universe for my dear, wise, intelligent, honest and open friends.  This year is about getting help I need : with my internal processes, operating and running my family and a commitment to a daily practice of helping myself.


With this year ahead, there is a continuation of last year that I know I do not know a lot of things.  Where I will live, how marriage will look during my husband’s deployment, how to reintegrate with my husband after his deployment, how to guide my children through this time, … mostly I don’t know where I am supposed to live.  And that is okay.  I will wait for clairty.  Follow my inner bliss and trust that eventually we will find a city and community that opens up for us and feels like a great, long-term fit.


This is kind of a last minute “throw-in” here, but as I was reflecting on what this year is about, it felt incomplete with the above three.  “Something is missing” I thought.

So, here is what I think it is.  I want to honor my feelings by letting people in.  Previously I would never let anyone see me cry (except my husbands or old partners).  I felt that in my deepest darkest moments, I could only share with people once I had processed things passed the emotional stage(s).  I don’t want to do that anymore.  I’d rather people just… know me. For exactly what I am feeling and experiencing.  I am not saying that I am all of a sudden going to have the strength to call someone when I am crying and bawl my eyes out to them.  But I will pick up the phone when I am crying now (as I did with dear friend, Audrey Buchanan on the day after New Years).  And if an interaction with you makes me feel sad/disrespected/hurt/disregarded/insulting/ego-offending-anything I’d like to process it with you.  Share that I had that feeling so you can know me a little more honestly and I can just be real.  Had a great opportunity to practice with Griffin Loop a few days back.  It was … well, a little nerve-racking, I am going to be honest.  But I am experimenting with it and while it is uncomfortable for me, I believe in the long run, my relationships with people will be more honest and everlasting.


~ N

“Here on the cusp of the new year, my question for you is this: what do you need for yourself and our world this year? Perhaps there is some part of your life where you need to rein yourself in – impose some discipline and restraint. If so, the beginning of a new year is a good time to bring things under control. But perhaps there is also some part of your life where you need to let yourself loose – release your optimism, unlock your creativity, and unleash your enthusiasm. Maybe now is the time to stop holding yourself back. Maybe now is the time for you to discover the outer limits of what’s possible. If so, the beginning of a new year is a good time to set yourself free.” – Galen Guengerich

7 Jan

From Lara Setrakian’s 2018 New Year’s email.

“Learn to recognize the counterfeit coins That may buy you just a moment of pleasure, But then drag you for days Like a broken man Behind a farting camel.” – Hafiz, “Cast All Your Votes for Dancing

7 Jan

From Lara Setrakian’s 2018 New Year’s email.

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” – Nelson Mandela

7 Jan

From Lara Setrakian’s 2018 New Year’s email.

“You have enough.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

7 Jan

From Lara Setrakian’s 2018 New Year’s email.

“If you send out goodness from yourself, or if you share that which is happy or good within you, it will all come back to you multiplied ten thousand times.” – John O’Donohue

7 Jan

From Lara Setrakian’s 2018 New Year’s email.