SATURDAY, AUGUST 18
The arrows that pierce you the most are the ones released from your own bow. Self-doubt and self-hatred – these are your biggest obstacles in life.
See only the good within yourself today. When you start obsessing about what's wrong, you'll notice how difficult self-love is. Know that it is your dark nature that pushes you in this direction.
Remember, only the good.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 19
Pick one person today whom you love dearly but have neglected lately. Find a way to do something special for them, something that lets them know how much you love them.
MONDAY, AUGUST 20
What do you want to manifest this year? A lover? A new job? A good friend? Zone in on one thing and imagine that you already have it. How does it feel? Go to these good feelings throughout the day. The energy you send out by doing this will attract the right people and situations into your life.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 21
Call a good friend and ask them what they think about you and what they think you can improve. No matter how harsh their answer, thank them for their honesty.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22
Every blockage you have with someone else is a blockage between you and the Light. As diplomatically as possible, approach some of these people and let them know that if in any way you have hurt or offended them, you are sincerely sorry. Whether or not they accept the apology is irrelevant because it is your willingness to humble yourself that reveals the Light for both you and them.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 23
Take note of one improvement in someone close to you and let them know that you have noticed the change.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 24
Would you like to know the antidote to being depressed, unhappy, and unfulfilled?
When you are busy looking at the good others have done for you, your attention shifts away from focusing on what you don't have. And you should know that your natural instinct is to look for the bad, so it is a constant struggle to maintain appreciation.
What are some of the things you are grateful for in your life?
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SATURDAY, AUGUST 25
Think about one person from your past that you hurt and ask the person for forgiveness. If the person is no longer reachable because of distance or having passed on, meditate for their forgiveness.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 26
Go out of your comfort zone by being extra patient and loving with every person you meet.
MONDAY, AUGUST 27
Repression is a defense mechanism that prevents unacceptable impulses from reaching consciousness. Look within yourself and see if you can remember any emotionally charged life events from your past that you are afraid to confront.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 28
Don't answer any criticisms today; just quietly note the comments, no matter what people say to you.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29
Practice compassionate listening. Resist interrupting with your opinion. Just maintain eye contact and be there for the speaker.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 30
Surprise a friend or family member with something he or she loves the most.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 31
Life is a paradox. If you want to be loved, give love. If you want appreciation, appreciate others. This is the best way to get what you really want.
Practice this today – focus on what you want and see if you can give it to others first.
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
Sensitivity is today's motto: Look closely at the people around you – beyond the surface. Ask yourself, "What are they really feeling?"
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
Meditate today on cleansing the past (and thereby changing the future). Your meditation should start with picturing a specific incident from the past and turning it into a blessing.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
Do an act of sharing without making it known that you are the one responsible.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
So how do you get unstuck? By sharing and thinking of others. Think about how you can help, how you can be more sensitive. Maybe it's as simple as lending an ear and really listening to someone. When was the last time you listened 100% to someone?
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
Kabbalists stress the importance of never forgetting a good deed someone has done for you. Recall someone who helped you out in a major way but with whom you no longer speak. Find a way to do something nice for them. If it isn't possible, then send them loving thoughts.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
Purify your personal space and your private life today by paying close attention to the people you hang out with and the places you hang out in. You might need to re-evaluate who you let into your life.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
Do you love yourself? Don't be afraid to appreciate yourself and the uniqueness that is you. If the Light created you and put all this energy into you, you must be something special.
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
Pick one person who hurt you in your childhood and ask yourself if you can find it in your heart to forgive them. Yes, it is hard to let go of the painful memories, but you are only hurting yourself by keeping a grudge.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
It is not a happy time when you realize how negatively you act towards yourself and others. But don't freak out too much. If you do the work of self transformation, your selfish actions will become blessings. The more negativity there was, the larger the positive opening will be.
Focus on one area where you are not exactly acting like an angel. Decide now that you are going to change it.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
"Maybe someday I won't be so lonely." "Maybe someday I'll feel happiness." "Maybe someday I'll be spiritual." If you're thinking this way, your someday will never come.
The fulfillment you seek is a reality that's happening right now. You just need to peel back the layers of illusion set in place by your mind. The truth is where you are right now is exactly where you need to be.
What are some of the maybes you are rolling around in your mind?
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
If you're human, then you get angry with your friends and family. They disappoint you, they don't get you, or they are simply rude to you.
Unfortunately, anger and resentment leads to broken relationships. It is only in retrospect, after they have gone, that you regret letting silly fights separate you.
Pick at least one person in your life with whom you've become estranged. Remember what it is you loved about that person and reach out to them, first in your heart and then by phone, letter, or email. Life is too short to let petty arguments keep you from the people who mean the most to you.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
When was the last time you met someone new? Most of us stop meeting people because we pre-judge strangers by the way they look, talk, act, and smell.
Today, focus on meeting someone new. Practice seeing beyond the physical appearance and directly into the soul.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
Have you ever noticed that the last five minutes of a workout are always the hardest? Or the last minutes of anything we do? There is a dark force at play whose singular mission is to stop us from finishing the job.
As you go through your day, pay attention to the moments you feel like quitting. Push yourself to go a little longer than you think you can.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
In reality, when you hurt another person, you are really hurting yourself.
Think of one person you hurt in your life – such as someone you were in a romantic relationship with. Feel the pain. In your mind and heart, ask the person to forgive you. If it is possible, and if it feels right, contact that person and apologize for hurting them.
This entire process will remove major blockages from all of your current relationships.
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
Sometimes we are our own worst enemy. We allow our ego to get in the way of our success. We cling to our own opinions even when they are wrong. Like a boiling egg, we get denser and denser as someone tries to convince us otherwise.
Today, practice releasing your stubbornness, your need to be right. Even when you know you are right, let it go.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
Advice is the biggest vice. Everyone is guilty of giving advice at one time or another. We start to learn spirituality, and the next thing you know we are on our soapboxes, fingers flapping, sermonizing to anyone who says so much as hello to us.
Pay attention today to your addiction of giving advice. Practice listening more and offering your opinions less.
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