Best Affirmations for Inner Difficulty

Drawing from my experience and my writing, here are four best affirmations for inner difficulty.

On Inner Difficulty

The spiritual path offers clarity about self but not in an easy, quick-fix kind of way.

The intent is to help with inner turmoil and dis-ease.

Stuff arises which is uncomfortable and painful.

Stuff which might just be better to avoid or ignore or deny.

Inner difficulty has two parts:

The stuff keeping me from feeling whole and authentic, and

The stuff I’d like to ignore which shows up asking for attention when I move toward wholeness and authenticity, truth and trust.

Affirmation #1:

Affirmation #2 for Inner Difficulty

I no longer allow myself to believe my critical voice.

Time to cut power to the critical voice.

Time to claim responsibility.

Time to trust.

Time to hear truth.

Time to determine my life’s path based on choice rather on the stories offered up by the critical voice.

Now is the time.

Now is the moment where I will live my same life, but life will never be the same again.

I place myself first.


Within the release of transformation, I declare:

I no longer allow myself to believe my critical voice.

Affirmation #2:

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I trust myself in all aspects of my life.

Trust is a spiritual practice which requires consistent effort.

Because life has disappointments and unexpected turns, trust can be challenging.

Without trust, my life is simply afloat, pushed and pulled by the tides of fate.

When I claim trust, my journey begins.

A journey to learn about trust and how I feel and engage with trust.

A journey to learn trust of myself with compassion and determination.

I understand clearly that:

I trust myself in all aspects of my life.

Affirmation #3:

Affirmation #3

Fear has no place in my life.

Fear reaches out and squeezes my heart with hopes of controlling me and making me feel powerless, small, ineffective, and disconnected.

Fear is used as a form of attack on the best of me with the intention to interrupt my life and make me step back, let go of trust, and rely on outside “authority” for truth.

I have choice on my side.

I have determination.

I have trust.

I have love.

I have me!

Today and always, I make this choice:

Fear has no place in my life.

Affirmation #4:

Affirmation #4 for Inner Difficulty

When life is difficult, I do not, will not give up.

All the inner turmoil and difficulty can be overwhelming, can rudely hit hard and low and sneaky, with hope I will give in, walk away, lapse into blame, anger, and unhappiness.

A desire to hold me back and have me rot in the garbage of defeat.

And I can go in this direction of failure – it’s my responsibility and it’s my choice.

Instead, in spite of, I evaluate, I contemplate, and I declare:

When life is difficult, I do not, will not give up.

To dive deeper into the spiritual practice of affirmations, begin here: What is an Affirmation?

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Cheryl Marlene, Akashic Mystic and the world’s authority on the Akashic Records, is unafraid of the tough, the raw, and the real aspects of doing deep work. She is the Founder of the Akashic Records School, conducts Akashic Record Readings and teaches students from around the world to access the Akashic Records through her signature program ZENITH, and her bestselling book Akashic Records Masterclass. In the field of consciousness, she is known as a futurist, innovator, and master teacher who delivers life-changing lessons with warmth and humor. Her exploration takes her to the cutting edge: bringing the future to you today, to help prepare you for what you will need tomorrow.