“I Give Myself Permission” (35 Positive Affirmations)

These affirmations were originally written for, and inspired by, the Instinctive Motherhood Women’s Circle.

You can also listen to the meditative audio recording of these Positive Affirmations at the Instinctive Motherhood IGTV channel, here.

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I Give Myself Permission…

I give myself permission
to do whatever I need to do
in this moment, to feel good.

I give myself permission to feel
whatever it is I need to feel.

I give myself permission
to breathe presence into this
time I take with myself,
to empower myself in
my ownership of my life.

I give myself permission to feel powerful.
I give myself permission to feel my power lifting up me
like a warm wind into new experiences of self and identity.
I give myself permission to fly higher than I’ve ever flown before.
I give myself permission to try harder than I’ve ever tried before.
I give myself permission to fail.
I give myself permission to succeed.

I give myself permission to be right where I am,
wherever I might be between those mythic, drifting poles.
I give myself permission to be unsure about what I’m doing here.
I give myself permission to be present in my reality right now.
This room. This body. This being.
I give myself permission to call it good.
I give myself permission to call myself worthy.
Yes, I am good, and I am worthy.

I give myself permission to still know who I am,
even when I’m lost and unsure.
I don’t look outside hoping someone else will find me.
I give myself permission to find myself,
to feel down deep and know who I am.
I give myself permission to trust who I am.
I give myself permission to trust in the unknowable value
of my unique purpose.
I give myself permission to be who I am.

I don’t look outside hoping someone else will give me permission.
I don’t need the permission of my mother.
I don’t need the permission of my father.
I don’t need the permission of any lover, or spouse, or sibling, or teacher.
I am an adult now, and I give myself permission.

I give myself permission to care less about their approval.
I give myself permission to make healthier choices.
I give myself permission to get up and dance!
I give myself permission to go in the direction that calls my true heart.
I give myself permission to go at my own pace.

I give myself permission to accept who I am.
I give myself permission to intentionally change the stories of who I am.
I give myself permission to let go of who I’ve been.
I give myself permission to become a new version of me.
I give myself permission to change.

Written and read by Cassandra Pereira.

Writer. Artist. Creator. Darling. I work as an editor and a creativity coach. Visit www.cassandra-darling.com to learn more about me and to see my work.

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