“For things to change, you have to change.”
~ Jim Rohn, The Art of Exceptional Living
There’s change in the air. We’re finally shifting away from those old energies, those old patterns, and into the beginnings of a new space.
Change is always a little chaotic, and it can be unsettling and uncomfortable. But change also gives us our best shot at growth and at creating lives that are more satisfying and meaningful.
Today, we’re going to welcome the energy of change into our lives. We’re going to invite it in, and then dance with that energy.
Are you ready?
Over the next eight weeks we will work together to embrace this change, and to make it work for us. I’ve designed this program so that as you work with positive change you begin to anchor it into your lives.
Let’s start with our Embracing Change Toolkit.
1) Take out your large journal (or the electronic device of your choice!). On a clean page write the following:
All of my life I have wanted to move in this new direction. I have felt it calling me, I have felt it just beyond my reach, although I have not always been able to clearly define that place or what it might mean for me.
I have always known that I was destined for more – being more, loving more, sharing more, having more.
Although I am uncertain, although I still cannot name all the changes I desire, my heart is open to them if they be for my Highest Good.
Today I honour my yearning for change, and I offer it up to you, trusting that I will be guided to discover the next steps, that I will be drawn to inspiration and opportunity, and that I can create a life for myself which is more expansive, more aligned to my purpose, more in flow.
My commitment to you is that for the next 8 weeks (and beyond) I am willing to explore and open to the possibilities of change, and to celebrate the many Blessings I already enjoy.
With love and gratitude,
(insert your own name here)
This large journal is where we will do all of our musing, exploring and pondering. It’s also where we’ll write our homework answers, and place our inspired thoughts and ideas.
2) Now take your small journal (or electronic device). On a clean page write:
This Blessings Book is the property of
(insert your own name here)
Each day, write down three blessings in your life – three simple things that you are grateful for. The Blessing can be anything for which you are thankful. It can be a big thing or a small thing, it can be from the present or the past, but you must be sincere in having gratitude for this thing in your life. You can do this at any time during the day, but do it every day! Try to come up with new things each day. The more you look, the easier this gets.
Write them like this: Today I am thankful for (the blessing) because (write down a simple reason). eg: Today I am grateful for my dog because he always gives me so much love.
When we count our Blessings we are inviting positive energy into our lives and putting ourselves into a receptive and abundant state of mind.
3) Using your eight little rocks: (PS: Don’t you love these little heart-shaped rocks that were given to me by my beautiful friend Nerida!)
Select your first rock as an Affirmation Stone. This week you can carry it around with you, or place it somewhere where you can see and hold it every day. Each week the process will be the same, but using a different stone.
Pick your first rock and hold it in your hands. Now think of something in your life that you want to change. Affirm that as a statement of declaration to the Universe.
Here are some examples:
I choose Health.
I choose to have Boundless Energy.
I choose Abundance.
I choose Positive Cash Flow.
I choose to be Loved.
Each day hold that stone in your hands and repeat your declaration, out loud, or in your mind. You can do this just once, or as many times as you like. Say your declaration with enthusiasm and commitment. This simple act of declaration begins to align you with this energy, opening you to more of this thing in your life.
4) Working with your Gratitude Rock:
The Gratitude Rock anchors positive energy and gratitude at the end of every day. You can carry your stone with you, or leave it beside your bed. At night, before you go to sleep, hold your Gratitude Rock in your hand.
As you hold the stone say to yourself I am richly Blessed. I have an Abundance of Good in my life. Then hold in your mind one or more image of a thing you have been grateful for today. It doesn’t matter if your review your Blessings from your Blessing Book, or add in something new. Swell that positive energy up in your heart like a beautiful golden light, and give a heart-felt Thank You, Thank You, Thank You to the Universe. Visualise a tiny shower of golden light travelling from your heart into your Gratitude Rock.
Now here’s the fun bit – imagine all of the other people who are taking part in this Positive Change Program with us – people from all over the world, just like you. Once again build up a strong positive energy in your heart, and then imagine shooting a stream of golden light out into the Universe to those people.
Say Thank you. I Bless You. I intend for you Positive Change, Love, Miracles and Abundance. Know that as you are saying this for them, they are also saying this for you. Feel that connection and gratitude and know that there is real love and support for you here. Place your rock back beside your bed, and go to sleep, cocooned in this good energy.
Change works best through action! To complete this Program allow a window of thirty minutes each week to complete your homework, plus five minutes at the beginning or end of every day. That will give you time to work on any activities I set you, to record your three daily Blessings, and to use your Gratitude Rock and Affirmation Stone.
This week, explore these questions in your journal. Don’t over-think it. Just let the words flow onto the page. Write as little or as much as feels right.
I need change in my life right now because:
One thing I would change about my health is _______ because ______:
One thing I would change about my work is ______ because ______:
One thing I would change about my personal life is ______ because ______:
One thing I would change about my thinking is ______ because ______:
One thing I’m really stuck on is:
One thing I’m really clear on is:
And don’t forget to drop in and leave us some feedback, here or on our facebook page, to let us know how you’re going with it all.
Sending much love to you, ♥ Nicole xx
PS: If you’d like to review any aspect of this course, or start back at the beginning click here.
17 thoughts on “Create Positive Change Program – Week 1”
Thank you! I am starting my journey now… I can see change and blessings coming my way!
I was away last week and missed the start of this, and today I felt I should do it but I wondered if I had the energy. However, I made myself crack on and I’m glad I did, I especially enjoyed filling in the blanks at the end. Thank you. 🙂
So grateful for your blog and words of wisdom. I have started today and wish everyone a wonderful journey.
so excited, i got started today & love it, thank you! (you are one of my blessings of today) now i’m emailing a few more of my closest friends because i want them to bask in this too! so generous of you to share with us all, cheers xx
Yes, wonderful! Printed out and following along…
Thank you so much from the Channel Islands!
Thanks Nicole! Week one commenced and it brings me such joy to devote myself to these little blocks of time to ponder positive change in my life and gain clarity around it all … it’s heavenly and am so happy to be a part of it. Thankyou xxx
wow i will make sure i read it all i can tell ho its great jst from the beginning
So happy I ran across your blog! Thank you, ‘Related Articles’ feature! 🙂
I am very excited about being a part of this and will be using my blog as well as my journal to track my journey. This could not come at a better time, now all I have to do is do as my prayer says and commit to the 8 weeks. I look forward to sharing this with you all. My blog is http://kate-all-great.blogspot.com.au
What a wonderful opportunity you have presented me Nicole – I couldn’t be,I’ve how much I wrote in my journal!! This is so what I need and I also hope to send some positive energy flow to all the others that are in the same space and need that clarity to. I so- o – o value you and this offering; thank you xxxx
Woohoo i love these journal workshops i am going to try this one and even better i am going to try and finish it…thankyou
Sign me up! There’ll be little sparkles of golden light coming from London to everyone following the program 🙂 Kxx
I love it! – (And “Liked” you on facebook.) 🙂