When the soul wishes to experience something she throws an image of the experience before her and enters into her own image.
~ Meister Eckhart ~
Do you have any idea what you think about all day? It sounds like a silly question, but most of us don’t actually observe the drama that’s constantly going on inside our heads. You’ve heard the saying “Be careful what you wish for because you might just get it!!” This is the universal Law of Attraction at work and it applies to all of us without question. Unless we make a conscious effort to watch ourselves from the sidelines, our everyday thoughts and our reactions to the environment are largely habitual. We do our daily work and we plan and we interact with our fellow human beings, but in between we also have secret fears, grudges and a great deal of negative self talk. How is your life going? If you really pay attention carefully, you’ll begin to see that the reality outside yourself mirrors what is going on inside your head.
Daydreaming and the Law of Attraction
What you focus on expands. If you are constantly worrying about this or that…then guess what? You will attract more events in your life to worry about. It really is that simple. If you tell yourself NOT to worry about something…well you are focused on it, so you ARE worrying about it. The trick is to think about what you DO want and not what you DON’T want. Did I say it was easy? No, it’s not easy to change a lifetime of habitual thinking, but just being aware of it is a step in the right direction. You will now begin to catch yourself in your internal dramas. When you do, try and change the thought to something that makes you feel better. If you feel better, you become ‘unstuck’ from your current drama and move on. Your perspective changes and you are in the flow for the time being. Sometimes, feeling better means that you will run through negative emotions such as anger or revenge, but if it lifts you out of depression or despair, then it is a step in the right direction. You can continue to move up the emotional scale from there until you are feeling more positive emotions such as pleasure, love, and gratitude.
Consciously slowing down your mind and just being present, not focusing on the past or the future will make a huge difference in your state of mind and your overall mood. Meditation, prayer, nature walks or making a list of things you are grateful for are some ways to do this. Practicing this a little everyday will work wonders, I promise you!
Here’s another saying: “If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always got.” In other words…you must change those habitual thoughts, self-talk and reactions to get better results.
Just a final note here: As you are all aware, personal changes can sometimes bring about a certain amount of upheaval in your life, but that is perfectly normal. Recognizing the chaos as part of the process will help to keep you moving forward.
Man can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown.
The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!
~Henry Ward Beecher
This is the time of year when we give thanks. It's the time when we look around our lives and feel grateful for all that we have. Our families, friends, and all of the love in our lives. We are grateful for the work that we do. We look to see the silver lining in all of our difficult situations, and feel grateful for the opportunity to learn so much from. Did you notice how abundant you felt when you were standing in place of all of that gratitude?
Gratitude is a powerful thing to exercise when we are looking to create more abundance in our lives. Why? Because as we focus on all that we are grateful for, we begin to feel more abundant, and when we begin to feel more abundant we then begin to attract a flow of abundance in our lives. What you focus on grows. Like attracts like. That's why you won't increase the abundance in your life by focusing on all that you don't have.
There is a blessing for us in the loving expression of gratitude. As we focus on what we have, we create more of it. As we focus on our joy, we create more of that. As we focus on love, we indeed create more of that, and love is core and central to all manifestation in our lives. When you create from a place of love and intention your life will become more joyous and rich than you could have ever expected.
We are all energetic beings - and the energetic vibration of gratitude is one of the highest and purest vibrations available to us. Love and gratitude go hand in hand. Sending out this kind of pure positive energy into your life will bring more of that back to you - it's universal law, it's the Law of Attraction. Gratitude can start a positive momentum in your life that changes your life forever. When you begin having an "attitude of gratitude" in your life, you jump start the process of manifesting all of your desires.
The question is, "It's Thanksgiving, but, shouldn't we practice gratitude all of the time?" The answer is yes! Especially if you would like to create more joy, peace, and prosperity in your life.
Integrating Gratitude Into Your Daily Life
Look for what you want to see vs. what you don't want to see. Too often we go about our day waiting and expecting awful things to happen, or we expect to be disappointed. We walk around saying, "I don't like this, and this, and this...." and look for things that need changing. You would find that your world may conform to more of your liking if you focused on what you did indeed want to see. "I like this, I like that....oh and I really love that!" What a shift in vibration, do you see?
Appreciate and be grateful for something about you. Be grateful that you have a beautiful smile and a heart of gold. Be grateful that you are a savvy business person, or that you are inventive or intuitive. Be grateful that you are a wonderful parent. Be grateful that you are not perfect. (Wouldn't that be a bore?)
If it's hard to find something to be grateful about yourself, start by looking around your world and appreciating that. The snow, the leaves, the sun. Look for beauty in your life. Focus on the penny that you do have vs. the one that you don't.
Keep track of all the good things that happen to you in your calendar or daily journal...even the little things. This affirms that good things do come your way, and you can begin to trust in God and the Universe as the source of your supply. Appreciate the synchronicities that occur in your life, they were given to you as a gift to affirm that you are indeed on the right path.
Want to see some fast results? For the next 30 days - set aside time to write for 10 minutes all of the positive things you can about your life, your relationships, your body, your work, your home etc etc. You will not be the same person at the end of those 30 days!
Open your mouth and let the gratitude flow from your heart. You will find amazing things begin to happen to you and those around you. Can you imagine what might occur? Play with this and adore someone today.