Welcome to Day 9 of the 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse. Now that you have been liberated from the past , it's imperative that you begin today with a new commitment to love, honor, protect and respect the vulnerable, beautiful you that you are. It is your job to care for this sacred being who now stands before you and recognize that it needs you to be an emotional adult who is here for the sole purpose of tending to the true desires of its heart and soul.

To care for this new you at the highest level, the agent of change that you must invoke today is the power of responsibility. This is not the responsibility of yesterday. It is not a burden, a problem or a guilt-provoked afterthought. This is the responsibility that comes from responding to your own needs as an adult and building your competency and sense of personal authority one loving choice at a time. In essence, this is the sacred responsibility of choosing to hold and nourish a piece of God.

When you are standing in responsibility, nobody is coming to save you, nobody is coming to choose for you and nobody can shepherd this soul into the life it was meant to live but you. You are the mother, the father, the sister, the brother, the teacher and the guide for the soul that has been placed in your trust. And today, Day 9 of the consciousness cleanse, will give you the emotional and spiritual boost to step into these magnificent—and perfectly fitting—shoes.

Cleansing Ritual

As the emotional adult that you are today, write a letter to your soul telling it what a great honor it is to be the keeper of its flame, to be its partner and humble servant in ensuring that God's light gets expressed through its divine mission. And then ask your soul to show you in the hours and days to come what choices and decisions you need to make and what actions you can take in order to be 100 percent responsible for the deliverance of your soul's highest expression. Keep your journal close by so you can write down the answers you receive.

Soulful Action

Your Outer Goal: What is the one thing that is most important for you to take responsibility for in order to bring your goal to fruition?

Your Inner Goal: What need could you respond to within yourself that would help you to have access to the feeling you most desire?

Soul Food: I am a responsible adult who thrives in the world.

Debbie Ford is the national best - selling author of The Dark Side of the Light Chasers, The Secret of the Shadow, Spiritual Divorce, The Right Questions, The Best Year of Your Life and Why Good People Do Bad Things. Her new book is The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse (Harper Collins) . She conducts workshops across the country. She lives in California with her family.

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