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Gratitude

publication date: Aug 30, 2016
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author/source: Dean Schaefer

Gratitude

 

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” 
― 
Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” —” 
― 
William Arthur Ward

 

“Gratitude is the sweetest thing in a seeker's life- in all human life. If there is gratitude in your heart, then there will be tremendous sweetness in your eyes.” 
― 
Sri ChinmoyThe Jewels of Happiness: Inspiration and Wisdom to Guide Your Life-Journey

 

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” 
― 
Eckhart TolleA New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

 

That which we are grateful for continues to be within our experience. When we are grateful, we are invoking the law of attraction. And by grateful, I don’t mean the mere act of saying or thinking I am grateful for this, for that. Being grateful is about true appreciation for what you have in life. Developing an attitude of gratitude is a message that has been told by sages, Native Americans, tribespeople, major religions of the world, famous figures and so on. True gratitude is not only about identifying what you are grateful for, but rather, identifying the reasons you are grateful for them. The act of true gratitude can only be felt from within one’s heart. The act of gratitude is not within the mind, it is felt by the being, the essence, of one’s own vibration. Gratitude in itself is an act of unconditional love that can literally allow one to witness miracles on a daily basis.

From my own experience, gratitude alone can heal the sick. I have witnessed many miracles extending from pure gratitude and unconditional love. I have seen people transform their lives from sickness to health, from unhappiness to pure joy, from poverty to riches, from un-satisfaction to contentment, from sadness to happiness, from weak to strong, from non-faith to believing. All is possible and so much more.

The active gratitude is never about lack; for when we are grateful we instill a belief that all and more is available at all times. One can gauge the gratitude they have within their life by making an assessment of how fulfilling their life is; relationships, health, peace, finances, career, etc. The things that you are most grateful for within your life show up abundantly with little or no effort at all. Showing gratitude is in fact your own personal dialogue with God. When you look within your life and you perceive lack, that is the exact point you need to start working on. The perception of lack is merely a reflection of where real gratitude is needed and to be practiced on a daily basis. By digging deep and finding true gratitude where it is perceived that something is missing, you will begin to change the vibration of that situation or event. The focus of continued gratitude upon in undesirable situation will begin the process of change, due to the simple fact that the energies surrounding it are changing. And when I say the energies surrounding it, I mean the thoughts and feelings we have towards it.

When we are sick, we can heal ourselves by being grateful for the health we do retain by focusing upon it. We can change our financial situation by being grateful for what we do have rather than focusing upon what we believe we are lacking. We can heal relationships by focusing upon things we are grateful for instead of casting outward judgment towards the ones we are supposed to love. There are many ways to heal our lives and it all starts from within. What we focus upon grows. Therefore if we focus upon lack, unhappiness, sadness, sickness, poverty, or whatever it may be, we will get more of it. So by focusing upon gratitude, we are directing the energies of the law of attraction to bring us more of what we are focusing upon. When we understand the concept “what we focus upon grows”, our attention is focused upon the abundance of what we do have. And when we focus upon what we do have more of, it shows within our daily experiences.

Like the quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson, it is important to cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you and to give thanks continuously. The act of feeling gratitude needs to become a daily ritual in order to maintain a continuous experience of gratitude. The more you practice gratitude from your heart, the more you will experience gratitude coming back to you from the universe. Think of gratitude is a spiritual muscle that needs to be used daily in order to maintain proper shape, strength, and to ensure atrophy does not take hold. The more you use the practice of gratitude, the stronger and more available it becomes. Practice makes perfect but make sure you don’t over think it. Gratitude is truly about feeling from the heart and from a soul level. It is always more important to “feel” gratitude than it is to think gratitude. Don’t get me wrong thinking about gratitude is the beginning step; it helps to point us in the right direction. But the feeling mechanism within gratitude is where the real magic begins to happen. Our feelings are our emotions, and emotions literally translate to energy in motion. So in order to keep that energy in motion, it must be felt, and felt continuously. The power of emotion has the ability to transform our lives; good, bad or indifferent. Because of this, it is of utmost importance to focus upon the gratitude we feel for life, the experiences of life, and the people we love. What we focus upon grows, so why not focus upon gratitude.

 

Dean Schaefer

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