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Soul on Fire: Affirmations as spiritual law

I am Grateful. I am Love. I am Perfect, Whole, and Complete. I am a Vessel of Love and Light.

These are just a few of the affirmations I employ in the quest for my own enlightenment.

Have you used affirmations as part of your daily spiritual practice?

Affirmations are a significant part of the practice of positive thinking and self-empowerment. Having a positive mental attitude is a choice and adding affirmations is a powerful method to achieve success, peace, and abundance in life.

Affirmations aren’t a new concept by any stretch of the imagination. Since Sigmund Freud’s popularizing of the subconscious mind’s inner workings, motivational speakers and new thought leaders have been tapping into the idea that thoughts can and do create your reality.

Entire spiritual communities were created under the auspices of that statement alone. Motivational speakers and healers dating back to the early 1990s like Florence Scovel Shinn, Napoleon Hill, Zig Ziglar, Andrew Carnegie.

Religious and spiritual leaders such as Emmet Fox, Parmahansa Yogananda, Ernest Holmes and Charles Fillmore all impacted positive thinking and the use of affirmations to improve daily life. Modern self-help gurus, such as Louise Hay and Tony Robbins, and leaders in neuroscience including Alan Watts and Joe Dispenza, have all brought the message that we can create anything once we put our minds to it.

Accepting that idea is one thing. Harnessing that idea and implementing it into bite-sized, proven scientific bits is a whole other process.

That’s what local area wellness advocate and long time yogini and healing arts practitioner Betsy Finkelhoo has created for the masses in her Power Affirmation Journal. This high-powered tool has zeroed in on the “how-to” of affirmations and pinpointed strategies to realize one’s deepest desire and bring it into being.

Devoted to helping others with personal growth, the culmination of her own profound breakthroughs on a unique path of healing and spiritual insights birthed this Power Affirmation Journal after years of invitro.

“By efficiently using this Power Affirmation Journal as a tool in your daily spiritual practice, one can clean up their belief systems. It’s a tool to go deeper inside yourself and into deeper levels of consciousness,” Finkelhoo said.

The subconscious mind is going to function with or without input from you. May as well put some thought and energy behind it and commit to the practice of affirmations to ensure your desires are made manifest. Moreso, to define your wishes in the first place.

Finkelhoo, the journal’s creator, was also the founder of the popular high vibe Community Speaker Series that met at Eve before the pandemic.

“By focusing attention on this practice, users become more aligned to their core values, have healthier relationships, and most of all, live with a more positive outlook on life,” Fineklhoo said.

The journal aspires to take the user on a journey through seven different energy centers in your life, with a specific process within each area of focus.

According to Finkelhoo, affirmations are a specific way of using words that uplift and inspire to create and infuse our thought patterns consciously. When used in conjunction with action and emotional empowerment, they have the power to help program and realign our belief systems and ultimately with how we truly want to live.

The use of The Power Affirmation Journal helps to harness the practice most efficiently. To learn more about Betsy’s work, order your journal or sign up for Betsy’s upcoming eight-week series beginning December 12, go to

These beautiful booklets also make a great gift if you are looking for meaningful giving. Every book sold plants a tree through the Eden Reforestation Projects affiliated with Betsy’s passion project.

Betsy Finkelhoo hopes to raise the planet’s vibration by this offering. With more people using her divinely downloaded affirmation tool, it is possible to dissolve the divisive lines between us and create unity through the kindness we give ourselves when committing to this kind of daily self-love practice.

When we can do this for ourselves, we can then convey this love to others. And that is living with a soul on fire.