When we take back our identity and begin to celebrate who we are and value who we are, we begin to give ourselves permission. Without permission, we are at a standstill, hoping for validation and a “go-ahead” from some undefined person or people. The following are far from being the only areas that we need to give ourselves permission in. You are welcome and encouraged to add your own “I give myself permission” declaration in the comment section below.
I give myself permission to be who God created me to be. The one and only, unique me … just the way that I am.
I give myself permission to embrace my strengths AND weaknesses.
I give myself permission to recognize I am as important, and as interesting of a person, as anyone else in the world – I am unique and a precious part of life.
I give myself permission to feel warm and happy, kind and loving toward myself.
I give myself permission to recognize that I am no better or worse, or more or less important, than anyone else in the entire world.
I give myself permission to be different and to make mistakes.
I give myself permission to take the time and effort to fulfill my own needs.
I give myself permission to be happy and free – to follow the ‘song’ in my heart and to be successful in doing what I do best.
I give myself permission to be open and kind, loving and lovable – compassionate and helpful.
I give myself permission to be curious, keenly sensitive and aware – radiantly healthy and energetic.
I give myself permission to allow my mind to wander in periodic day dreaming and/or “rabbit trails” of nothingness.
I give myself permission to “goof off,” and to kill time in order to ‘process’ my feelings, thoughts and emotions.
I give myself permission to know and understand that “unacceptable” thoughts, images, desires and experiences happen.
I give myself permission to allow others to make mistakes, to be “wrong” – to be ignorant, to be “screwed-up.”
I give myself permission to act spontaneously, to resist, to change my mind, to take the time that I need to process or gather my thoughts.
I give myself permission to be emotional – to love, to cry, to be angry, to feel, to laugh and to moan if I need to.
I give myself permission to drop all masks and images – to not fulfill other’s expectations and images of me.
I give myself permission to fail and to learn from it.
I give myself permission to be loyal, courageous, and exceptional – in both my person and my work.
I give myself permission to be intuitive and to follow my own “knowing”, or gut instinct.
I give myself permission to distance myself from people who desire to harm me emotionally, mentally, or physically… even if they are family.
I give myself permission to have friends who love me and care what happens to me.
I give myself permission to receive love, wealth, health and all good things without guilt, fear or shame.
I embrace complete freedom and recognize that I am inescapably responsible for all my decisions and actions. For I must inevitably pay the price incurred. I profit or suffer, learn and grow according to the “nature and consequences” of my act. I realize that “right and wrong,” are but intellectual concepts, for there is only beneficial and non-beneficial, only wise and unwise acts.
Therefore, prior to serious decisions, I ask myself, “Is this act wise? (i.e., will it injure myself or others – will it contribute to my basic needs – is it in alignment with the laws and forces of life?) What is the total price involved? Can I afford to pay it? And, am I willing to accept the consequences?”
(Adapted from ” I AM MY OWN AUTHORITY “ written by Anonymous, originally found on http://www.angriesout.com/grown19.htm)
Share your thoughts and declarations in the comment section below. Not only will you be speaking for yourself, you may be speaking for someone who needs someone to speak up for them too.