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For So long, alcohol and/or drugs said to me constantly, "Good Choice", "Good Decision", "Great Job".  I got so used to hearing and feeling that for all the wrong reasons.  When I got sober, I needed to feed my ego and myself with some real positive truth's!  I needed to hear, "Good Choice!", "Great Job!".   I believe I became addicted to hearing this in my mind, because that was the only way I could really feel it.  I needed something else to take the place of that strong influence in my life.   Affirmations is one of the things that helped me.  Without drugs and alcohol, I had no ego, and self esteem was nil!  Self affirmations are important to me, and all of us.  We start out not believing them very much at all.  Before too long, we begin to realize where our real potentials are, where are real talents are, where are real gifts are, what we are good at, and things that make us good spiritual human beings.  Heck, we even begin to realize we have "Nice Eye's", "A beautiful smile", and "Legs to die for!"  These are things that not all of us knew while we out there (at least when we weren't under the influence of one thing or another). 

Learn to give yourself positive affirmations, and hang around long enough to hear them before, during, after and outside of the meetings!  You will be amazed before you are half way through!   

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We need to stop giving power to the monster within.

"We need to turn down the volume on those loud, yammering voices that shame and judge us and turn up the volume on the quiet Loving voice.  As long as we are judging and shaming ourselves we are feeding back into the disease, we are feeding the dragon within that is eating the life out of us."     Codependence: The Dance of

I am Godís beautiful child


I am a good person


I am made in Godís image


I am loved


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For some of us, We learned to negatively affirm ourselves several hundred times a day.  It is very important to start taping over the old tapes with positive affirmations!

If we Truly believed the positive affirmations we would not have to say them.  When we most need to say them is when we least believe them - when we are feeling the worst.  This helps to build our self esteem and make us feel better.  We learn from affirmations from others, as well as from ourselves.  My recommendation is to pick 5 affirmations either out of the list below, or of your own and say them to yourself every morning in your meditation.  You will notice a dash between the affirmations, that is only to separate them.  Pick as you choose. 


I am not alone - I respect myself - I am a strong, capable person

 I am not a victim

I no longer feel the need to control others - I affirm my worth & goodness

I am a loving person - I touch those near me with love & gentleness

I have a new awareness in my life - I am emotionally calm - I feel happy

I am at peace with myself - I am a responsible person - I can be playful

I acknowledge my needs - I allow God to enter my life today

I trust in the serenity my God provides - I am calm & tranquil

I can face my fears & work to overcome them

 I take full charge of my life today

I let serenity flow into my life - I feel appreciated today

I can give to others with no strings attached - I am independent

I can meet new opportunities without fear - I am alert - I will not be intimidated

I am joyful - I will seek out friends today - I am a friendly person

I am a good listener - I do not dwell on the past - I look for new challenges

I feel complete today - I feel great hope - I feel great potential for myself

I feel surrounded by love - I can make things happen - I feel relaxed

I am a resourceful person - I do not judge others - I am tactful in my dealings with others

I am learning to express my love - I feel good about myself - I express my feelings

I make wise choices - I treat myself with kindness & patience

I am an important person - I am beginning to establish my limits

I am in charge of my life - I forgive myself & others who have hurt me

I am a friend to myself - I can enjoy leisure without guilt & anxiety

I can express my anger openly, honestly & appropriately

I open my heart to my inner child - I can handle criticism with ease

Today I will put all negativity behind me

Today I view my childhood without shame

Today I have confidence - Today I will rejoice in my abilities - Today I am a new person


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We are good hearted, hard working, tenacious, gifted, worthy of life and all lifeís treasures.  We are a human coloring book, created by God, Decorated by the inspiration of Godís beauty.

 We have as many good qualities As the earth has droplets of water!  We merely havenít discovered all of them yet!

If I have a belief that I can do it,
I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it;
even if I have not had that belief in the beginning.
- Mahatma Gandhi -


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