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A Pocket Full of Love

111 Affirmational Poems to Attract More Love into Your Life



By Melis Therrien





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Dedication



This book is dedicated to opa (my grandfather), a former army medic who lived through the occupation of Holland in WWII, the notorious “Hunger Winter” famine of 1944-1945 and was later dispatched to Indonesia to find the Japanese in hiding who didn’t know the war was over, whom even in the darkest of times always managed to find laughter.

You taught me how to rhyme damn near everything, that a (literally) bloody knee is no reason you can’t walk home, to NEVER waste food, that when in certain foreign countries you should always check your shoes for poisonous inhabitants before putting them on your feet and that monkeys can save lives.

Without you, I would have never been the person I am today.

To all my readers, thank you for purchasing this book.

I am putting $1 per book purchased toward a project in honour of my grandfather, an avid nature-lover, to plant 10 trees per book and help restore the forest in Indonesia for his favourite animal the orangutan.

In the spirit of this book, and as a special bonus, allow me to share with you a poem he wrote about love and relationships that still defines how I feel about love today. Though, I got a bit too carried away with the dedication and ran out of room so I put it on the next page.

It still hangs on my mother’s wall (my mother embroidered it for my grandparents’ anniversary) and its wisdom lives on, even though both my oma and opa have long passed.



“Love is a many splendored thing
Not just a kiss and a wedding ring



Love is a candle that burns at night
Filling the dark spots with tender light



Love is the harbour in a boiling sea
Giving you safety in its lee



Love is the trust throughout the years
Sharing the happiness but also the tears



Love is the walking hand in hand
From the beginning until the end.”



By Daan Bomhof (1921 – 2001)



Acknowledgements



The first person to acknowledge is some small inhabitant of our apartment who finally motivated me to get my butt in gear and who distracts/uplifts with utter cuteness 24/7 (honestly, sleeping is not an artistically cute pose challenge). You have no idea how grateful I am for your naps when I can finally focus. Seriously. Any time you feel like sleeping more than 90 minutes I’ll happily let you sleep.

This book may not have been dedicated to you, Maxime, (I ran out of space) but I assure you the next one will be. For what is financial abundance for but to fulfill the dreams of you, me and everyone we care about? I want for you to learn from life firsthand through travel excursions, amazing experiences and incredible people, to inspire you to be the best you can be (and for that we need capital). Hence I will be funding your LEAF (Life Experiences and Adventures Fund).

Second to acknowledge is my mother who, in addition to being responsible for the fact that I exist in the first place, helped me edit this book and proofreading for me despite her busy schedule. I owe you lots of teas for your new tea box and chocolates… definitely chocolates. Any excuse to eat chocolate is good. It’s always after eight somewhere.

Then I would also like to thank the down-to-earth yet inspirational Liz Lockwood and the passionate wild woman Tabitha Jester, ever helpful and knowledgeable Lacey Sites and their amazing groups for their encouragement and feedback. Thank you for the Manifestation Babes FB group who gave me the idea for this book as well as feedback. Special mentions go to Shannon Billings for her constant encouragement plus support and Jaclyn Johnston for being a source of inspiration (even when she wasn’t aware of it).

Thanks to Vincent for helping me design the image you see above the poems despite me being very particular about what I wanted without being able to give specifics. And he also gave me the rights to it as long as he’s allowed to use it in his metal artwork which is going to look awesome by the way.

Thank you to Jeweldesign for creating the cover and Kimolisa for the formatting. This is really very appreciated, since formatting and Word documents are not good for my blood pressure or my computer.

While I normally have consistently low blood pressure, something about computers tend to send it to the moon and back without even enjoying the journey. Come to think of it, I never did check with the computers if they enjoyed their flight out of the window. I bet it was smashing.

In the event I have forgotten someone I sincerely apologize and will thank you profusely in person or via email with a lot of emoticons.



Table of Contents



Introduction

MY HEART IS FILLED WITH COURAGE

I DESERVE LOVE

I TRUST

I AM OPEN TO LOVE

MY LIFE PARTNER IS ON THEIR WAY TO ME

LOVE FOLLOWS ME EVERYWHERE

THE LOVE I SPREAD RETURNS IN ABUNDANCE

I NATURALLY ATTRACT LOVE WHEREVER I GO

MY LOVE IS ENDLESS

I AM CONSTANTLY SURROUNDED BY LOVE

I DEVELOP CHEMISTRY WITH EASE WITH THOSE WHO I AM ATTRACTED TO

I AM MAGNETIC AND IRRESISTIBLE TO THOSE AROUND ME

THE MORE I DESIRE SOMEONE THE MORE THEY BECOME ATTRACTED TO ME

LOVE IS ATTRACTED TO ME AND I AM ATTRACTED TO LOVE

MY INNER BEAUTY NATURALLY RADIATES OUTWARDS

I DRAW LOVE AND ROMANCE INTO MY LIFE WITH EASE

MY RELATIONSHIPS ARE ALWAYS SAFE AND FULFILLING

I LOVE THE FEELING OF BEING IN LOVE

I RADIATE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

I AM FILLED WITH THE VIBRATION OF LOVE

I DESIRE LOVE AND RECEIVE IT IN ABUNDANCE

I LOVE MYSELF, MY PARTNER AND ALL THOSE AROUND ME

I AM BEAUTIFUL

THE MORE I LOVE MYSELF, THE MORE I RECEIVE LOVE FROM OTHERS

MY HEART IS OPEN AND READY FOR LOVE

EVERYTHING I DO ALIGNS WITH THE VIBRATION OF LOVE

I TRUST THE UNIVERSE WILL FIND ME MY PERFECT MATCH

I AM GRATEFUL FOR THE LOVE OF MY LIFE

MY LIFE PARTNER IS ENTERING MY LIFE

I SEE LOVE. I FEEL LOVE. I AM LOVE.

I LOVE DEEPLY AND WITH PASSION

EVERY DAY I BECOME MORE LOVING

EVERY DAY I RECEIVE MORE LOVE

I AM LOVED FOR WHO I AM

I LOVE MYSELF UNCONDITIONALLY

I LOVE EVERY ASPECT OF MY LIFE

I FEEL THE LOVE OF THOSE AROUND ME IMMENSELY

LOVE FILLS MY SOUL WITH WARMTH

I BRING LOVE AND LIGHT INTO THE LIVES OF OTHERS

I AM WORTHY OF LOVE

IT IS SAFE TO LOVE AND EVERYTHING IS FINE

ALL MY RELATIONSHIPS ARE LONG LASTING AND LOVING

I APOLOGIZE SINCERELY WITH EASE AND MY RELATIONSHIPS GROW STRONGER

I SHOW MY LOVE FOR OTHERS EASILY

I LOVE MY CHILD AND WILL HELP THEM BECOME ALL THEY CAN BE

I SUPPORT AND HELP THOSE I LOVE TO ATTAIN THEIR DREAMS

I HAVE ATTRACTED THE MOST LOVING PERSON IN MY LIFE

THE LOVE BETWEEN MY PARTNER AND I IS DIVINE

I UNDERSTAND MY PARTNER EASILY AND AM ABLE TO SEE THEIR POINT OF VIEW

MY PARTNER AND I COMPLEMENT AND SUPPORT EACH OTHER

IT IS SAFE TO EXPRESS MY FEELINGS

LOVE, TRUST AND FORGIVENESS ARE THE FOUNDATIONS FOR ALL MY RELATIONSHIPS

MY LIFE IS FILLED WITH JOY

TELLING MY PARTNER WHAT I WANT IS EASY FOR ME

TELLING OTHERS WHAT I WANT IS NATURAL AND EASY FOR ME

I EXPLORE AND EMBRACE MY DESIRES

I AM IN FULL CONTROL OF MY THOUGHTS, FEELINGS AND BEHAVIOURS

I COMMUNICATE SUCCESSFULLY WITH MY ROMANTIC PARTNER

I DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS

I PRACTICE EMPATHY AND COMPASSION TO MYSELF AND ALL BEINGS

I PAY ATTENTION AND LISTEN TO WHAT MY BODY NEEDS

I AM CONFIDENT AND COMFORTABLE IN MY RELATIONSHIP IDENTITIES

I AM FREE TO LOVE AND FREE TO LEAVE

MY HOME IS A PEACEFUL SANCTUARY WHERE I FEEL SAFE

I LIVE, LOVE AND ENGAGE IN ACTIVITIES ACCORDING TO MY VALUES

I EXUDE CONFIDENCE

I RELEASE MY INHIBITIONS SO I CAN LOVE AND EXPERIENCE LIFE FULLY

I AM COMFORTABLE, OPEN TO AND READY FOR PLEASURE

I CAN DO ANYTHING

RIGHT NOW IN THIS VERY MOMENT, I ACCEPT MYSELF

I AM STRONG

I LOVE MYSELF FULLY

I LET GO OF CONTROL, EVERYTHING WILL WORK OUT MORE BEAUTIFULLY THAN I COULD HAVE IMAGINED

EACH DAY IS A NEW BEGINNING AND I CHOOSE WHAT’S IN MY HIGHEST GOOD

I VALUE MYSELF AND PROTECT MY ENERGY

EVERY DAY WONDERFUL THINGS HAPPEN TO ME

MY BOUNDARIES PROVIDE OTHERS WITH OPPORTUNITIES OF GROWTH

I SET AND MAINTAIN BOUNDARIES EASILY AND LOVINGLY

ALL CHALLENGES MY PARTNER AND I FACE WE OVERCOME EASILY

I AM ENOUGH AS I AM

MY CHOICES REFLECT MY LOVE FOR MYSELF

I AM NOT MY MISTAKES

I CHOOSE NOT TO TAKE IT PERSONALLY

I MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIFE OF EACH PERSON I MEET

I BELIEVE IN LOVE

I RELEASE ALL SHAME AND FEAR RELATED TO MY RELATIONSHIPS

I RELEASE ALL GUILT AND SORROW RELATED TO MY RELATIONSHIPS

EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON

EVERYTHING HAPPENS IN DIVINE TIMING

I ACCEPT WHAT IS, LET GO OF WHAT WAS AND HAVE FAITH IN WHAT WILL BE

I ACCEPT PEOPLE AS THEY ARE AND I AM OPEN TO WHAT THEY CAN TEACH ME

OTHERS ARE MY MIRRORS REFLECTING WHERE I CAN GROW

I AM A WORTH-WHILE, FULL-FLEDGED HUMAN BEING WHETHER I AM CURRENTLY IN A RELATIONSHIP OR NOT

I FEEL TRULY ALIVE

I FEEL CONNECTED TO THE WORLD

GOODBYE IS NOT FOREVER



Gratitude

I AM GRATEFUL FOR THE ABUNDANCE OF LOVE IN MY LIFE

I AM GRATEFUL TO MYSELF

I AM GRATEFUL FOR MY PARTNER

I AM GRATEFUL FOR MY CHILD

I AM GRATEFUL FOR MY FATHER

I AM GRATEFUL FOR MY MOTHER

I AM GRATEFUL FOR MY GRANDPARENTS

I AM GRATEFUL FOR MY SIBLINGS

I AM GRATEFUL FOR MY OTHER FAMILY

I AM GRATEFUL FOR MY PETS

I AM GRATEFUL FOR MY ACQUAINTANCES

I AM GRATEFUL FOR STRANGER’S KINDNESSES

I AM GRATEFUL FOR MY HOME

I AM GRATEFUL FOR THIS PLANET

I AM GRATEFUL TO THIS SITUATION



Final Thoughts

Upcoming book previews:

I RELEASE MY OLD MONEY STORIES TODAY

I AM OPEN TO RECEIVING MONEY

MONEY FLOWS TO ME FROM ALL SOURCES

I AM ABLE TO FOCUS EASILY

MY DREAMS ARE WITHIN MY REACH

I COMPLETE PROJECTS EASILY

About the Author



Introduction



I have always loved rhyming. It started out as a portable game needing neither props nor equipment during travel with my grandfather. From there it evolved into writing poems to attach to chocolate letters for a Dutch holiday called Sinterklaas. One thing I loved about writing those poems was personalizing them, inserting personal jokes and references into the poetry to evoke a sense of camaraderie.

Ironically, I disliked most traditional poetry found in books. They rambled on and on, using an obscure and abstract way of wording it to make it seem more important than it was. Some of it was just depressing. I sat through a poetry reading in support of someone I’d met, but honestly… I didn’t connect with it at all.

Then I got introduced to the Law of Attraction. On a level far deeper than “logic” and “ego”, it made such incredible sense.

Fast-forward a few years and I decided to combine my style of poetry with affirmations, to create “positive poetry”. The kind of poetry that’s easy to read, focusing on the positive that helps you stay in the right energetic space to attract what you want in your life.

Each poem is based on a different affirmation and there is some repetition to reinforce a particular point or mindset.

At the end of the book I included a set of poems focusing on the key to attract anything into your life: gratitude. Some of the poems in particular were designed to help with relationships that we find it difficult to find gratitude in.

These poems focus on being grateful for your mother, father, grandparents, siblings and other family for example. It’s easy to be grateful for these relationships when you have a good relationship, but those of us for whom that relationship quite frankly “sucked” might have a bit of a harder time.

The more grateful you are, the stronger of a magnet you become for all of the great things you’ve been wanting.

I know some of you might still feel reluctant, especially when those relationships were particularly negative. The way I choose to look at it is like this, it’s about time these relationships did something FOR you. By finding something to be grateful for in the pile of excrement (look, I didn’t swear) they amplify your attraction power.

You’re not sacrificing yourself in any way or okaying what has been done, just transforming it into an asset and letting it affect you positively for a change.

For the final note on how to use this book… Use it however it feels good to you. Read it from front to back, back to front, in order, upside down or open it randomly. It is your choice. Only you know what works best for you.

That being said, there is one method in particular that I like that may resonate with you. First I think of a question, person or situation… sometimes I just do a general “what do I need to know today”. I like to hold it upside down (regularly works too) and open it to a random page (which is rarely random). I then read whatever catches my eye first. And miraculously, it’s always what I need to hear. I actually freaked out my old roommate with this because it was so accurate, it was kind of funny.

Regardless of which method you choose, please enjoy this book to the fullest and share it with whomever you feel would benefit.

Especially those days when you’re convinced the world has lost its mind (to be more specific the people in it, somehow the planet always seems to make sense…).

I don’t think there is such a thing as too much love in your life, assuming it’s truly based on love instead of fear disguised as love. We could all do with more love in our lives, some more so than others… though imaginary Hollywood boyfriends have their uses too. They never hog the bed, always have time, give you space whenever you need it and damn if they don’t have just the right thing to say.

In addition to the emotional relief/mental vacations these fantasies give you, use them as a guideline for what you want in a partner and how you want to be treated in a relationship to make this your reality. I mean the type of partner and relationship, not the actual famous person (but never say never).

Now go read the book and attract yourself some love, from jaw-dropping, finger licking love that has you shivering in anticipation to plain vanilla ice cream with apple pie comfort love. There are no limits except the ones in your own mind.

Then I look forward to hearing all about how your life has changed and how happy you are now.



You deserve the best and more.

Are you ready to rock & love life?



MY HEART IS FILLED WITH COURAGE



Do I, dare I, maybe not quite
Out of all these fears I take a bite
For courage is not the absence of fear
Courage is not letting it stop you here



On I will go, there’s nothing I can’t do
Even when I “fail”, that helps me on my path too
I may not see it now but everything has its place
The experiences, the errors and everything I face



They set me up for something better to come to pass
So I take action without delay, with courage I amass
My heart will guide me, my spirit is strong
I’ll take a leap and find where I belong



Nothing grows without moving, even trees expand their reach
I will grow as I move, with each experience life will teach
When fear causes my body to freeze and all is standing still
I learn the lesson to move on, and move on I will



Our feelings are our guide to taking actions with power
By taking these actions, I bloom like a beautiful flower



I DESERVE LOVE



I deserve love, just like you all
A mountain of love, sturdy and strong
Currents of love leading to a radiant waterfall
Where rushing water forms a sweet love song



Winds blow love toward me wherever I go
They dance around me, guiding me to you
My fire blazes bright as my love I show
A passionate love, one that’s true



My life will now no longer be the same
I love to the fullest, without fear or shame
Love is my birthright that I now claim



I TRUST



I trust in my heart
I trust in the future
This love will play its part
And I need no suture



For whether our love is long or short
I know in my heart that it is real
And it will provide ongoing support
For further expressing how I feel



This trust allows me to be open and free
This trust allows me to open my eyes and see
This trust will always support all I desire to be



I AM OPEN TO LOVE



My heart is open to love
For I know its power well
Awe-inspiring it rises above
Any stories fears may tell



My heart is so open you can see right in
I am vulnerable yet protected by an unseen light
For when I am open to love I can only win
The beauty of the day and the comfort of the night



Open is my heart with my arms open wide
Open is my heart, you can see right inside
Open is my heart, and I want you by my side



MY LIFE PARTNER IS ON THEIR WAY TO ME



I know in the world, there is someone for me
You may be near or far, or somewhere I can’t see
But you’re on your way to me, you’ll be here soon
Shining like the sun or shimmering like the moon



I await the person who will know me well
The one who loves me for who I am
And who sees past my outer shell
And frees my feelings undoing the dam



You, my love, will stir me up and calm me down
You, my love, will snuggle with me or go to town
You, my love, are the one I will want to be around



LOVE FOLLOWS ME EVERYWHERE




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