One of the best things that you can do is to have gratitude; for everything that
you have, every- thing that you have done, for all the people in your life, and
for the process of unfolding and development. It is essential. Gratitude is one
of the higher vibrations in this life and it attracts a super-flow in your life.
Without gratitude one can become arrogant, and isolated. Until you really look at
all that you have, and appreciate all that you have been given, things can be meaningless.
Did you have anything to do with your looks? Or your eye color? Or a perfectly healthy
body? Or where you were born? Or that you live in one of the freest countries on
earth? And that you don’t experience war first hand? Not at all.
Have gratitude for all that has been created for you. Think, that you can see clearly
the trees and beauty around you, that you can breathe clean air, that right now
and just where you are, you are capable of so many things. Be grateful for the knowledge
that you have been given or that you have learned.
Be grateful that you have so many people who love you deeply and profoundly. Be
grateful that I am your mother. Be grateful that you were born a girl. Be grateful
for every experience that has strengthened you and shaped you into the person you
will become. It is easy to say that I did this all, but there are so many people
who have contributed both knowingly and unknowingly to your success, your emotional
support, balance in your life, and your strength.
There is a force right now in your life that keeps you on track; be conscious of
that. There are people that you meet who have a deep impact on you in one encounter.
There are other people that you develop relationships with over time. There are
teachers who are great, but you don’t really know their impact until many years
later. There are guides who have been fortuitously placed on your path at just the
right moment, to comfort or strengthen you.
There are many who respect you just because of who you are, what you say, and how
you have touched their lives. Have gratitude for all of these. With a spirit of
gratitude, you can call things to you before they have unfolded. That gratitude
says to the universe that you are open to receiving and have already received something
in your heart.
You put into action a cause and effect that the universe creates according to your
suggestion and gratitude. The gratitude draws it in like a magnet. When you want
to create and receive, thank the universe for bringing it to you before it happens
and it will be manifest for you. “Thank you for healing me.” “Thank you for bringing
in the right person for me.” “Thank you for my house with the big windows.” Put
it out with gratitude and stay open for it and it is on its way. It could take some
time because just the right set of circumstances has to come together to give you
the absolute best results. Oh, and one thing about gratitude, you have to feel it.
You cannot just pretend.
When you have gratitude there is an energy shift change to a higher vibration in
your body that interacts with the universal energy. Without that shift change of
energy, you will not manifest the way that you want. Without gratitude very likely
there will be a stagnation of anything new that may come for you. And sometimes
you experience a reversal, because if you are not grateful for what you have, it
starts to leave. Practice gratitude right now.
Take nothing for granted. This moment is so short. Just as you made your JOY LIST
of ten things, there are ten things that you can think about right now that you
are grateful for. Make a GRATITUDE LIST. It can be longer than ten but make a start.
Say it or read it out loud everyday. It only takes a few minutes to change your
thinking, and consequently your receiving.
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