My therapeutic perspective of the growth occurring in Rokelle's affirmation:-
6th January - Order - My adolescent within is learning order - Affirmations for the Inner Child by Rokelle Lerner
As a teenager, I hated it when my mom told me to clean my room ("I feel controlled"). It was my room, wasn't it? ("She is trying to control me" "I don't feel heard"). I could decide how I wanted to live. ("I have the right to choose"). So, in rebellion, I made certain my bedroom was always a mess - shoes and clothes and worse strewn on the floor ("She will notice me now").
As an adult, I'm still stuck with my rebellious teenager ("It's hard to change my ways and my beliefs"). Sometimes I think his piles of trash will bury me ("I may have created my own mess that is burdening me"). Cleaning up after him leaves me angry and exhausted ("I am tired of being this way").
Today I will take control of my environment, I no longer have to feel overwhelmed by the enormity of housekeeping tasks. ("I choose to change my situation"). I make my own messes and I will clean them up ("I am going to take responsibility"). When I have finished using something, I will put it back ("I am going to learn new healthy behaviours"). I make sure I am not inadvertently bringing the outside inside ("I will not dwell on the past"). I will work with, instead of against myself ("I have new awareness of myself and my needs"). Today my environment will reflect my inner accord ("I am closer to being my true self").