DAY NINE

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Affirmation: My spirit is expanding.

Own your joy so that you can be happier and bring more energy to the world. That ripple effect works on a quantum level. It brings about changes in the world.

— Gabrielle Bernstein

Sometimes it seems that you are making only minimal progress. You feel discouraged. But look closely — there is physical manifestation of the miracle that is taking place within you. You feel better. You sleep better. You are not constantly thinking about how to get alcohol, when to drink it, and how to hide it at every moment. Your confidence, like the smallest of seedlings, nourished by the universe, is beginning to reach for the sun. This seedling will become a tree — strong, solid, impervious to wind and rain, like the unshakeable confidence that comes from knowing your true worth.

You are beginning to look at things differently. Pay attention to these signs of growth. Know that they are evidence of what is becoming a tidal wave of change within your spirit, like the way that a swell in the ocean covers a great expanse of moving water. The surface may seem barely changed, almost undisturbed, but in your soul, where the real growth is occurring, you are riding the biggest wave of your life.

Notice every small change. Is your appetite returning? Do you sometimes wake up without dread? Are you turning your thoughts to more positive things? Are you daring to believe and accept the reality that you were meant for much greater things? Know that these changes are marks of miracles. On all levels you are flooding the universe with a new intention, a healthy desire to accept your birthright. Look for the signs, for they point toward changes of infinite proportions. Embrace these changes and realize them for what they are — evidence of your life in transformation.