The Steps

Step One: Departing from Bondage
Step one is an invitation to let go of what is not working in your life. This step requires your humbleness to embrace a new way, a healthier path that will empower you and bring you peace and joy. It is the first step to uncovering your glorious being, your true essence.

Affirmation: I embrace my new me with confidence and excitement *

* The use of affirmations is to set up the intention to embrace each step so the process flows easily

Step Two: Embracing Your Higher-Self
Step two invites you to consider the presence of a Higher Power, within you, who can guide you to create a happy, healthy and prosperous life. It is an invitation to embrace the possibility that there is more than your physical body that you can see with your senses. This invisible Divine Presence, your Higher-Self inside of you, is unconditionally loving and infinitely abundant.

Affirmation: I am willing to embrace my Higher-Self

Step Three: Aligning with your Higher-Self

In this step you make the decision to allow your Higher-Self to show you the way to your happiness, health and wealth. It is an invitation to embrace the presence of a Higher Power in you who is the pure essence of love. This power is omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent; it knows everything, it is everywhere and it is all-powerful. 

Aligning with your Higher-Self means to make a commitment to demonstrate in your daily life the qualities of love, peace, joy, compassion, and kindness, this is the true essence of your being. Your willingness to develop a relationship with this invisible Power will open up doors to a deeper understanding of your true essence. As you feel a true connection, your life will transform. 

Affirmation: I am committed to allowing my Higher-Self direct my life

Step Four: Self-transformation through Inner Search
This step gives you the opportunity to see and understand the root cause of all limiting conditioning and negative beliefs and habits. By reflecting on the mayor events in your life you will be able to discover how you have handled them and how you have reacted. This introspection will make you “become aware” and will help you to understand your behaviors, how you react in your adult life and its relationship to your childhood.

This step is an inventory of your personal characteristics, an emphasis in you, and discovery of yourself, a way to find the roots of your limiting behaviors so you can heal and replace them with new positive ones.

Affirmation: My self-transformation gives me clarity to embrace my future with confidence

Step Five: Coming into Integrity with all aspect of your Life

This step invites you to come into integrity by recognizing all limiting behaviors and beliefs and by willing to make the necessary changes.

This step gives you the opportunity to come into integrity with yourself by being honest about the behaviors and ways of being that did not come from a space of self-love and love for others. It is a great step to relieve yourself from the shame and guilt of having done things that you don’t feel proud about. Once you accomplish this you will feel lighter and committed to doing what is right every day so you can create a fulfilling and happy life.

Affirmation: I am willing to do my part to come into integrity with all aspects of my life

Step Six: Humbling Yourself for Inner Cleansing

This step is an invitation to be willing to truly surrender to your Creator all the aspects of yourself that are not empowering in your life. It’s a preparation phase for the next step, number seven. In this step you seriously consider how committed and determined you are to let go of all the patterns that you discovered in step four.  You have to humble your heart to admit your error thinking to be able to replace it with the truth of who you are, a being of love.

Only by having a complete commitment to surrender all the limiting beliefs, paradigms, habits and ways of being, you can honestly enter into the next step. You don’t have to know how it is going to happen, all you have to do is being willing to let go of the old to awaken the real you.

Affirmation: I am now ready to ask my Creator to purify my heart

Step Seven: Renew your Mind and Let Go 

This step is about taking action and asking your Higher Power to remove all that has not served you well until this moment. Now you have to make the decision to take responsibility to do what is necessary to create new habits. You are consciously aware that you have to demonstrate new qualities in your daily living so you create better conditions in your life.

The only person who can make the internal changes, who can renew your mind to experience outer transformation is you. Invite yourself to put all the effort, discipline, commitment, determination and perseverance necessary to make those changes. As you do your best, what you put out, your will get back.

Affirmation: I am transformed by the renewal of my mind

Step Eight: Forgive and be Free

This step is a wonderful opportunity to clear the past and to move into a space of inner peace and joy. As you let go of the pain of the past from experiences and people who hurt you, you liberate yourself. This is a gif that you give to yourself and it will be the most powerful decision that you can ever make. The inner cleansing that takes place opens up your heart and doors will begin to open in all areas of your life. You have moved the energy that was resisting your own growth. You can now move forward with a free consciousness that you have done your best.

Every experience in your life happens for a reason. As you are willing to see the perfection behind those challenging situations, you will understand that each one of them was a “Learning Experience.” They took you to a higher level of understanding and recognizing the perfection of our life lessons and how they help us to evolve and grow.

Affirmation: I Forgive and become Free.

Step Nine: Be Forgiven and Forgive Yourself

This step is a wonderful opportunity to be forgiven, to clear the past and to move into a space of inner peace and joy. Humbleness is a very important quality that you will be embracing with this step. It takes a humble heart to recognize one’s mistakes and to make amends with the intention of purifying your heart. Purity of heart is the journey to self-realization, which is the understanding of your real essence. It is a return to love.

Step nine opens the door also for you to forgive yourself, which is the highest act of self-love you can demonstrate. Once you go through this step you know deep inside that you have done everything within your power to let go of guilt, shame, and regrets. You open your heart to self-forgiveness and letting go of what you perceived as mistakes. Truly, they were learning experiences that helped you to get to this moment. From this point forward you take responsibility for your life and commit to being the best person you can be.

Once you complete this step, it will give you the gift of aligning yourself with your true essence, which is love. The end result is union, being one with your Creator.

Affirmation: As I let go of the past, I align with my true essence. I Forgive myself.

Step Ten: Taking Responsibility

This step is an invitation to continue to observe your thinking, your language and your actions and to shift from negative habits or beliefs to empowering new ones. You take responsibility to live a conscious life.

It is a commitment to make the necessary changes as soon as a behavior that is not congruent with your essence shows up. This step requires discipline, consistency and determination to correct limiting paradigms as soon as they show up in your life. The great reward is that you will experience deeper peace and greater love for yourself and others

Affirmation: I consciously choose thoughts and language which empowers me and others

Step Eleven: Living in Oneness

This step invites you to maintain a conscious and continuous communication with your Creator seeking to experience oneness with Him and everyone.

You make God the center of your life in all your affairs He is the one directing your way. You seek His guidance and wisdom in all you do. You open your heart and mind to align with His Divine Mind and to ask for His will for you and the strength to carry it out. You make a decision to live a “Spirit guided life.” Your greatest reward is attaining true happiness and self-realization.

Affirmation: I am in alignment with God’s essence. I live in oneness.

Step Twelve: Walking the Talk & Serving

The daily application of this step in all areas of your life will propel the expansion of your spiritual self-realization and will create a ripple effect that will spread out as unconditional love for the benefit of humanity. This is how you are being of service to your fellow brothers and sisters, by living by example.

Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, it is your responsibility now to walk your talk and to carry this message to others and to practice these principles in all of your affairs. You have been empowered and endowed with the gifts of knowledge and understanding and the tools to conduct your life in a manner that is exemplary for others to follow.

Affirmation: I walk my talk and I receive abundant blessings by serving.

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