On Becoming Your Own Loving Parent
Affirmations to be Repeated Each Day
These affirmations apply to recovering addicts, alcoholics, co-dependents, adult children of alcoholics / addicts and anyone working for recovery from a dysfunctional upbringing.
Affirmations with other recovery program work are a powerful tool for addressing our critical nature toward ourselves and others.
These affirmations represent the basic truths that most of us did not receive as children, but we can claim as adults.
Read these affirmations out loud for several weeks. You may also write down some of them and post them where you can read them.
With affirmations, we begin to change our inner Critical Parent. We learn to give ourselves a break.
- It is okay to know who I am.
- It is okay to trust myself.
- It is okay to know another way to live.
- It is okay to say no without feeling guilty.
- It is okay to give myself a break.
- It is okay to cry when I watch a movie or hear a song.
- My feelings are okay even if I am still learning how to distinguish them.
- It is okay to not take care of others when I think.
- It is okay to feel angry.
- It is okay to have fun and celebrate.
- It is okay to enjoy my sexuality.
- It is okay to make mistakes and learn.
- It is okay to not know everything.
- It is okay to say “I don’t know.”
- It is okay to ask someone to show me how to do things.
- It is okay to dream and have hope.
- It is okay to think about things differently than my family.
- It is okay to explore and say, “I like this or I like that.”
- It is okay to detach with love.
- It is okay to see my own Higher Power.
- It is okay to re-parent myself with thoughtfulness.
- It is okay to say I love myself.
- It is okay to work a 12 Step program.
Higher Power. Help me to be willing to recognize the Loving Parent inside of me. Help me integrate my Inner Child more actively into my daily life so that I remain awake spiritually. Grant me the courage to change the things I can. Grant me the wisdom of my Inner Child.
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