On the twelfth day of detox, I gave to me…
twelve affirmations,
eleven juicy journals,
ten musical minutes,
nine cleansing herbs,
eight salt baths,
seven layer massages,
six spicy swishes,
five yoga poses,
four foods that heal,
three meditations,
two cleansing breaths,
and the most vibrant vision of me.


Yogi Bhajan shared many mantras and affirmations, one of which was, “I am the light of my soul. I am beautiful. I am bountiful. I am bliss. I am, I am.”


You don’t need to be a yogi to use mantra and affirmation. Employ this powerful ancient tool to assist you with continued success with your detox, holiday commitments and all you wish to be and create in the new year. Whether perfecting a project, creating a fresh new start, facing a fear, or maintaining a calm, clear body and mind, affirmations assist in keeping your focus on what’s important.


Choose 1 affirmation that resonates deep within to be the foundation of your ongoing practice- your theme song for the month, the year or a particular task at hand.

I choose love.
I create my life.
I welcome abundance.
I navigate the waters of emotion with ease.
I am whole.
I am a powerful woman/man on this planet.
I am vibrant, radiant and healthy.
I am an infinite source of creativity and love.
I am the master of my destiny.
I am fluid, flexible, strong and beautiful.
I create a life of abundance for myself and others.
I am a blessing to others as I am abundantly blessed.
I walk in beauty.

I believe in the healing power of the Universe.

Or create your own from the words that bring you the greatest inspiration and invoke the most powerful response.

Start with I then add a magnetic word like am or choose, or a poetic word like welcome or exude and follow it up with your main focus or desire, the antidote to your suffering or situation. Keep it phrased in the positive. If pain has limited your activities try, I move with ease and grace.

If it is difficult to believe your I am statement, then use May I be. May I be a blessing to others as I am so abundantly blessed. May I move with ease and grace. You might feel it easier to believe and the energy of your belief in the statement is important. FEEL what you are saying.

Or try using one of my favourite beginnings I open to.

I open to divine healing.

I open to conscious communication.

I open to divine time.

I open to grace.


Write it down and begin each day with your affirmation. Tack it to the fridge, the mirror or your computer screen and repeat it throughout the day. Employ it silently when you find strain in your day or speak it out loud to yourself in the mirror. Use it during your breath work and meditation, inhale “I am” and exhale “whole.”

The more you use it, the more completely you’ll adopt it. It will become part of you. Every cell soaking up the energy of your words.


When you come up against resistance in your life, get out your juicy journal and craft a custom affirmation to lift you up and over the hurdle. Use it frequently and powerfully. Your very own super power. “I am awesome”.

Congratulations on completing the 12 days of detox; body, mind and spirit. I hope you enjoyed the variety of methods presented and that they served you well during your detox and continue to serve you through your year ahead.

Please let me know what you tried, what you struggled with, what you celebrated and how you did. I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and happy holidays. Continue with your visualizations, meditations, breath work, yoga and any techniques you found helpful or challenging. Stay with it.

Yogi Bhajan said, “Keep up and you will be kept up.”

To the most vibrant you.