10 Powerful & Loving Thoughts & Affirmations for the New Year

by Cassendre Xavier

(shared with the kind permission of Wisdom Magazine)

As we approach the end of one year and make our entrance into another, let us take time to reflect upon the lessons we learned and will apply, along with our own inner wisdom to become more self-actualized and joyous humyns, being.
May the following thoughts and affirmations assist you in making the next year your best year!
 
1. I can have or create anything I want, if I am willing to do the hard work when necessary, and receive easy joy and blessings when that is necessary also. I seek support and role models to inspire and motivate me to continue my good work for myself and others. I am worthy of good things and I now receive an increasingly happy life experience!
2. I am willing to change and grow. I accept the changes I see in my life and all around me, and I am more comfortable as time goes by, because I create for myself new kinds of security within. I am powerful and I embrace and express my power often, with love and gentleness towards myself and others.
3. I am a community servant. I enjoy being around people, and supporting others on their path to increased self-love and self-actualization. I do many things to take good care of myself when I am alone, so that I have the energy and interest to be kind and generous to others when I am around them. I like people, and people like me!
4. I embrace glowing health now! Because of my continuously improving lifestyle habits, I am looking and feeling better than I have in many years. I demonstrate the characteristics of someone whose daily habits include healthful whole foods, exercise, meditation, and laughter. I feel good about myself and I take certain and specific self-loving measures to demonstrate my healthy self-esteem, such as good grooming and attractive attire. I receive compliments often on my healthy and attractive appearance.
5. I am creatively self-expressed. I do things that are artistic, crafty, or just involve my thinking of and bringing things into existence that weren’t there before, whether that’s baking a cake, or making a travel itinerary, or other personal or professional goal. I am creative and I use my creativity often!
6. I release all judgement I may have about myself or about others. I am free in my mind and spirit. I see the good in every one, and I have inner peace.
7. I make room in my life for love, because I put love in my life for sure! I do things I like, and I am loving to others. These things bring love all around me and make me attractive to even more love. I am a loving and joyful being!
8. I have a strong and able mind. I exercise my mind often in various ways, and I appreciate everything my mind does for me. I eat brain-enhancine superfoods and nutrients and take herbal or vitamin supplements to furhter iimprove my brain function. I meditate often to also relax and strengthen my brain. I’m a great thinker!
9. I am a forgiving persun. I practice forgiveness many times a day, and begin each night of sleep after having forgiven everyone who I may have felt wronged me earlier in the day, as well as myself. Regular forgiveness is now a regular spiritual and mental health practice in my life. I forgive others easily and I often am pleasantly surprised by how forgiving others are towards me. I celebrate the power of forgiveness and am a shining example which inspires others to also be more forigiving in their lives!
10. This year already is the best year of my life! I am here, I am hopeful and excited about my life and its possibilities, I look back on my successes and use them to fuel my future accomplishments. I bask in the soft glow of self-love and am a powerful inspiration to those around me. This year is as this day is – it is NOW and it is wonderful. l absolutely love my life – Everything gets better all the time!
Cassendre Xavier is a $15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-winning self-described “multi-media healing artist” who writes, records music and guided meditations, and creates community cultural arts events. She has written for Wisdom Magazine’s webzine since 2009. Visit Cassendre at http://cassEndrExavier.com.
 
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Monthly hello!

Hi, folks,

I’m thinking maybe I should just come here once a month and say hey, because otherwise you’d think I’m not doing much! This site is the least tended to of all my social media. People who are linked in to my Facebook , Twitter, and Blogspot see all the action, as are my admirers on other sites you can learn about on my “Erotica’ page.

I hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season, and please do check out my other links.

It’s very easy for me to post inspiring thingies all day on Facebook and Twitter, that’s why I’m most current there – I just sent it by text to those sites.

Also, it’s very easy for me to regularly update my Free, 24hr Inspiration Line (215-552-8850).

So do avail yourselves of those, eh?

Thanks!

Warmly,

Cassendre

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Festival line-up update (schedule/program)!

Dear Friends!
The 10th Black Women’s Arts Festival (theme: The Beauty of Resilience) is Saturday and Sunday, September 24-25, 2016 at The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St, Philadelphia PA 19104. FREE and All Respectful Persuns are Welcome!
Below are the timed appearances. These do NOT include the confirmed exhibiting visual artists, vendors, literary features (authors/readers, etc.), and peformers who are confirmed to participate but have not chosen nor been assigned specific times yet.
Times are subject to change!
Saturday
2:00 – Vendors load-in
2:00-7:00 – Open Mic/Walk-On Feature Sign-Up
3:00 – TBA
3:30 – Lecture “The Beauty of Resilience” by Cassendre Xavier (Festival founder/director)
4:00 – Lecture (health, nutrition) by Dr. Sunlight Little
4:30 – TBA
5:00 – Lecture (personal growth/self-actualization) by Kai Moon Oceans
5:30 – TBA
6:00 – Dance & Song by Tamara L. Xavier, Ph.D. aka Moon Wisdom
6:30 – All-People’s Open Mic
7:00 – TBA
7:30 – Music with Naeemah Maddox and band
8:00 – Ceremony to Honor Our Ancestors & Elders
8:45 – TBA
9:00 – Cassendre Xavier (singer-songwriter-guitarist)
9:30 – TBA
Sunday 
2:00 – Vendors load-in
2:00-7:00 – Open Mic/Walk-On Feature Sign-Up
3:00 – Lecture on health and nutrition with Dr. Sunlight Little
3:30 – TBA
4:00 – Lecture (personal growth/self-actualization) by Kai Moon Oceans
4:30 – Ghettosongbird (aka Samantha L. Johnson) -singer/songwriter/guitarist
5:00 – Phoenix Mystique sings (accompanied by keyboard player)
5:30 – TBA
6:00 – TBA
6:30 – Lauren Scott (musician)
7:00 – Monica McIntyre (cellist/vocalist/lyricist/composer)
7:45 – Intermission
8:00 – Vessna & Koof – (Vessna on ukelele & Koof on trumpet)
8:30 – TBA
9:00 – Cassendre Xavier (singer-songwriter-guitarist)
9:30 – Closing Ceremony of our 10th Year
More updates coming soon!
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BWAF 2016 Featuring YOU!

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Hi, folks,
This coming weekend, Saturday and Sunday, is the 10th Black Women’s Arts Festival.
The Rotunda
4014 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
3pm-9pm both days
FREE Admission
All respectful persuns are welcome!
This year, the program is almost completely TBA. This means YOU make the Festival what it is!
If you’d like to feature (perform, read, lecture, dance, show a film):
Please arrive anytime between 3pm and 7pm on either day.
You’ll sign up and placed on the schedule according to need.
This year featuring performers are receiving a small stipend to perform (upon the submission of Invoice and W9 to our venue – payment in check arrives weeks after Festival is over).
To be a vendor or show your art work, please arrive anytime between 2pm and 6pm on either day.
We have tables, but it’s better if you can bring your own.
I am not able to return calls or emails at this time.
(If you were approached by me this year to participate or vend, please know that was finalized then and arrive at the venue for actual scheduling.)
Thank you and hope to see you this weekend!
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Make yourself a beautiful day!
 

Cassendre Xavier

renaissance negresse

$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning musician, writer, and community cultural arts organizer.

Founder & Executive Director of the Black Women’s Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women’s Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002).

Official website: http://cassEndrExavier.com

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Black Women’s Arts Festival next weekend!

Dear Friends!
Please join us next weekend for the 10th Black Women’s Arts Festival (BWAF Philly), Saturday andSunday, September 24-25 at The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St, West Philly/University City, PA 19104.3pm-9pm both days, FREE and as always, “Open to all respectful persons”! (Much space is in the schedule for all the features listed on the flier.) Please sign up at the venue, 1-2 hours before you’d like to feature. There is NO fee to vend – only free will donation. Contact: 215-552-8850, or *just show up (*recommended)!
[Flier design by Ashley Phillips]
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Make yourself a beautiful day!
 
Cassendre Xavier
renaissance negresse
$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning musician, writer, and community cultural arts organizer.
Founder & Executive Director of the Black Women’s Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women’s Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002).
Official website: http://cassEndrExavier.com
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The Power & Attractiveness of Appreciation” (New Inspiration Line Message

Dear Friends!
I just recorded a new message on my free, 24hr Cassendre Xavier Inspiration Line! “The Power & Attractiveness of Appreciation.” It’s about how much more easily we can manifest our desires, simply by really enjoying our surroundings! Enjoy! 215-552-8850
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Make yourself a beautiful day!
 

Cassendre

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Trust & Enjoy Your Life (New Inspiration Line Message!)

Dear Friends!

I just recorded a new message on my Free, 24hr Inspiration Line! “The Importance of Trusting & Enjoying Your Life.” It’s about how I learned to stop worrying about the weak areas of my life, stop feeling bad for focusing on the more fun areas, trusting that my success in the latter will go towards improving the former, and enjoying the entire life process! Please enjoy! 215-552-8850

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