It’s been quite a ride this week.
It’s one thing to think about what my purpose might be in this world, quite another to declare it!
I do believe that was a panic attack I experienced Tuesday evening when I was supposed to be sleeping. Luckily, one of the first things my eyes landed on when I sat down at my desk the next morning was the Daily Prayer of Acceptance taped to the shelf directly in front of me.
Funny, it’s been there for a while – in fact, I put it there – but I didn’t really see it until yesterday, although I must have read it in the first place to consider it important enough to clip and post at eye level.
Today, it was the first thing I read – OUT LOUD – when I sat down to begin my writing day. And I thought I would share it with you, just in case you’ve made any proclamations lately or maybe a New Year’s Resolution or two that has you feeling a little out of your comfort zone. It was written by a woman who called herself Spirit Woman Lise and was printed in Synchronicity magazine, after her death, as part of a tribute to her purpose-driven life.
Daily Prayer of Acceptance
I accept myself completely.
I accept my strengths and my weaknesses,
my gifts and my shortcomings.
I accept myself completely as a human being.
I accept that I am here to learn and grow, and
I accept that I am learning and growing.
I accept the personality I’ve developed, and
I accept my power to heal and change.
I accept myself without condition or reservation.
I accept that the core of my being is goodness and
that my essence is love, and
I accept that I sometimes forget that.
I accept myself completely, and in this acceptance
I find an ever-deepening inner strength.
From this place of strength, I accept my life fully
and I am open to the lessons it offers me each day.
I accept that within my mind are both fear and love, and
I accept my power to choose which I will experience as real.
I recognize that I experience only the results of my own choices.
I accept the times that I choose fear
as part of my learning and healing process, and
I accept that I have the potential and power in any moment
to choose love instead.
I accept mistakes as part of growth.
I am willing to forgive myself and give myself another chance.
I accept that my life is the expression of my thought, and
I commit myself to aligning my thoughts more and more each day
with the Thought of Love.
I accept that I am an expression of this Love.
I am Love’s hands, voice, and heart on Earth.
I accept my own life as a blessing and a gift.
My heart is open to receive, and I am deeply grateful.
May I always share the gifts that I receive fully, freely, and joyfully.
I accept all that I was, all that I am,
and all that I choose to become.
Have a wonderful day!