By Aliza Gerritt MIND RISE

A Warrior’s Affirmation: I Release My Past And My Pain

By Aliza Gerritt

“Nobody is born a warrior, in exactly the same way that nobody is born an average man. We make ourselves into one or the other.”
—Carlos Castaneda

We unknowingly embody lies,
false stories we hold tight to.
Delusions which appear so real:
words, behaviors, actions, opinions
we’ve absorbed throughout our lifetime;
causing us to deny our own divinity.

inflicting pain and suffering on ourselves,
somehow, believing; we deserve it.

How do we,
Why do we, measure ourselves:
upon the words, behaviors, actions, opinions of others; who,
don’t even know who they are?
How do we,
Why do we, expect others :
to love, honor and respect us; if,
we do not love, honor and respect ourselves?

It is our choice.

Everything is learned and unlearned,
accepted or rejected,
absorbed or released;
there is no other way.

Choose freedom. Choose love.

When we decide to choose freedom,
when we decide to choose love,
we discover the only one who ever:
inflicts pain, has pained, pains us,
the only one who brings us or robs us of our joy,
the only one who has the power to create our reality,
is us.

When we stop denying, rejecting and projecting our pain
and start working with and through it;
we discover,
we are warriors.

A victim lays down in front of their own feet and tramples themselves; repeatedly.

Which do you wish to be? Act accordingly.

Warrior Affirmation:
I release my past and my pain.
I refuse to be a prisoner of an unobserved mind.
I reject false ideals and protect myself from absorbing others lies about who I am.
I am worthy. I am joyful. I am love.

For more self-study, The Urban Howl recommends Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment.



Aliza Gerritt

Aliza Gerritt is an Alchemist, Catalyst, Educator, Entrepreneur, Empowerment Architect, Writer and Visionary. She is passionate about educating, empowering and inspiring all sentient beings to consciously, confidently and creatively reclaim: vibrant health, balanced well-being and radical self-love. Aliza seamlessly weaves her quest; ancient teachings, innate wisdom, intuition, metaphysics, mysticism, sacred and universal truth into an eclectic tapestry of yoga as a lifestyle. Aliza is universally recognized as a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Therapist, esteemed Multi-Dimensional Healer|Shamanic Reiki Master and a Certified Nutritional Therapist. Connect with her via Facebook and Instagram.

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