In 2012, I made the choice to stop controlling my life. It was time, I decided, for me to step back and listen to what God wanted for me, instead of trying to do it all on my own. My way had lead to many bad choices and I felt as though I was constantly running in circles, chasing my tail, and never really accomplishing anything significant. I was either maintaining or cleaning up my most recent mistake. This listening took the shape of a morning ritual, during which I would simply ask, “God, what is my lesson for today?” Then, as I listened to His guidance impressed upon my mind and heart, I would write His message, and apply it to my day. More than a year passed in this way. As I focused on each daily lesson, I could feel the love growing within my heart, and the light of my soul becoming brighter. Through this practice of listening, I was healed. This can be true for you, as well. As you open your heart to God’s love, your life will change. The light of your soul will shine in every corner of your life, and illuminate everyone around you. In these pages, I have shared forty of my most personal moments with God. It is my hope that divine light may shine through these words, and touch you, the reader. The guidance in these affirmations was not given just to me, for my growth, but to you, as well. My prayer for you is that the messages in these affirmations will touch your heart, bring heightened awareness to you, and assist you in balancing and calming the chatter of life. I truly believe that if you apply this daily guidance wholeheartedly, you will receive the same blessings of joy and peace that I received. It will take forty days for you to complete the affirmation practices in this book. In that time, I know that you will come to feel the power of love in your heart. The freedom you experience will be life-changing–but it’s just the beginning!