Welcome to day six of 28 days of Self-Love.
Ready for another day of creativity? We are almost a week down. WooHoo! Let’s continue to cultivate the habit of Self-Love through creativity, breath, and gratitude.
1. the recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something.
2. a full understanding of a situation.
“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.” —Sylvia Plath
- Music Inspiration: Yo-Yo Ma – Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: Courante
- Day 6 Exercise: I AM Statements
Grab that notebook.
Today we are going to focus on I AM statements. I AM statements are powerful. They are written in the present tense whether it is something you have achieved, or are yet to achieve but want to.
e.g. I AM brimming with energy and overflowing with joy. I AM the architect of my life; I build its foundations and choose its contents. I AM love and loving.
Strive to write a list of 15-20 I AM statements.
- Day 6 Create: I AM Poem
Now the fun part and wordplay begin— Look over your list with eyes of creativity and take keywords from your statements and try to relate them to something else, something descriptive, something tangible, tactile, poetic.
e.g. I AM brimming with energy and overflowing with joy.
Could become: I am bumblebee seeking nectar for my veins.
Here is my creative work as a result of today’s exercise:
I AM Statements:
I AM the architect of my life; I build its foundations and choose its contents.
I AM a powerhouse.
I AM indestructible.
I AM worthy of love.
I AM a goddess.
I AM creative.
I AM successful.
I AM kindness.
I AM love and loving.
I AM happy.
I AM passionate.
I AM gentle.
I AM soft.
I AM prosperous.
I AM joy filled.
I AM Poem:
I am an architect with fossilized bones and shards of broken pasts, as I construct this new home of love, that lasts. I am a fisher of kings without rings in this land of gold. I am frost on the ground; a moment of regret. I am urgency. I am passion. I am a tent with a flap left open. The wind will billow unseen, and I am the last breath of a queen. Moments of mouths without words and I am all that is left. I am that. I am that and this; this planet and its last rotation around the sun. I am a tilted axis. I am one. I am tumbleweed and all the green of this earth. I am Earth and her daughter of birth.
Love and Ink,
I invite you to share your poems in the comment section below or link to a blog or personal website. Read and comment on others. Introduce yourselves. Get involved. I’m excited to see what all you lovely souls have created.
Time to check in:
- Have you been mindfully breathing?
- Running gratitude?
- Have you been able to get outside and experience grounding?
You are amazing! Keep expressing and cultivating your unique creativity. See you back here tomorrow with another day of Self-Love.