Many of us are challenged when it comes to integrating our physical manifestation with our spiritual presence. The reasons are many. High-paced living, cultural drama distraction, abuse history, ego habits, and alcohol or drug use (including caffeine). Slowing down to be present is not well-supported in the Western world.

Affirmations can help with integration. Affirmations are word statements that reorganize not only our thinking but also our energy arrangements. I’ve used many different ones over the years. I have one that is working for me right now. It helps me place my existence in context and generates gratitude for the opportunity to be present:

I am an ancestor, and this is my home.
I am a home for the ancestors.