The Power of Gratitude

So, you’re having a really lousy day. I mean everything is going wrong and it seems to just be getting worse. Your mood is a combination of black storm clouds, growling thunder and lightning and a dirty, stagnant, smelly swamp. You feel like finding a hole somewhere and just crawling in until it’s all over. You know this is a horrible place to be but attempts at talking yourself out of it sound weak and futile. You feel trapped. What can you do?

I’m going to share with you one of the most powerful tools I have learned in my life. It can turn things around very quickly, raise you up and open your heart and mind to receive the help you need from your spirit. This tool is gratitude. Let me show you how it works and how you can use it.

Gratitude is a very powerful energy. When you invoke it, you are essentially stopping whatever is going on with you energetically at the moment and taking command of the situation. It gets you out of your head that is on automatic pilot force feeding you reasons to feel bad and telling you why whatever is happening shouldn’t happen. Gratitude totally puts the breaks on that process and puts you in the present moment, in your heart, in your power.  It opens the mind and allows you to look at things from a higher and more expanded perspective.

All you have to do is start. I do what I call “Thank you, Gods” (or you can use whatever name you prefer for the Divine). Just start saying all the things you are grateful for in your life. “Thank you God that I am breathing. Thank you God for my family. Thank you God for my senses. Thank you God for nature. Thank you God that I ate lunch today, Thank you God for farm fresh produce. Thank you God for that little bird,” ….whatever comes to you. Pretty soon your gratitude goes on automatic pilot and you’re coming up with all sorts of things to be thankful for and your energy rises like a cork in a pool that was held under then released. Keep going as high as you want. Now, from this higher perspective you are open to many, wonderful new ways to proceed with your day.

Another amazing way to use gratitude is to think of something you want, for instance, healing. You simply say, “Thank you God for the healing that is  taking place in me now.” This is like a perfect prayer. You’re in the present moment, in your heart, in your place of power accepting the fact that your Divinity is providing you with exactly what you want right now. Saying thank you means that you accept that it is done and that you are receiving it.  It is the perfect place to be energetically and whatever you are asking for will be drawn to you.  It’s a lot different that begging for something to happen. It’s a very powerful statement of truth and allowing and believe me, it works. You can use it for anything. Just make sure to phrase the statement in a way that makes sense to you and is clear.

So, with the powerful tool of Gratitude you can take charge of your life, get out of the doldrums, and create what you want instead of wallowing in what you don’t want.  Don’t take my word for it, try it out. You will see what I mean. This can totally change your life.  Bright blessings!

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