As we come to the close in our exploration of Transformation, I wish to share the magic bullet which truly awakens massive Transformation – Gratitude.
When we lean into the power of gratitude we open the flood gates to an infinite expansion into the sensational feelings of love, joy, abundance, peace, contentment…
Try this – it is a simple practice to get you started in the dance towards Gratitude.
- When you feel yourself frustrated with someone or something, stop to notice.
- Take in a nice slow breath, hold it, then exhale slowly.
- As you exhale shift to Appreciation. What can you Appreciate in the now moment.
- It does not have to be about the frustrating issue, it can be about something else when you start.
- Continue to Appreciate, bringing it back to the subject at hand. Maybe you can Appreciate the person, the opportunity to learn, to practice letting go, to embrace your power of choice, to be open to hearing something different, etc…
- As you Appreciate you will notice how quickly you shift out of Frustration and into a space of Gratitude.
There is always something you can find to be grateful for. You are still breathing. You have a physical body. There are people who care about you. Your pillow is soft and comfortable when you sleep. You are human and thus at choice. The list goes on and on and on.
I challenge you to put this philosophy to the test.
- For the next 2-3 weeks wake everyday thinking about everything you are grateful for.
- Then as you go to bed, do the same thing, it is one of the most delightful ways to drift off to sleep.
- If you want to really ramp things up, write a list of at least 10 things you are grateful for everyday in a Gratitude Journal.
- At the end of this time or during, let us know what you experience.
I have no doubt that amazing things shall begin to unfold and become for you. You will be in awe with how joy just seems to bubble up from within. You may find yourself inspired and surprised by the incredible serendipities that happen.
Can’t wait to hear about your Transformational journey with Gratitude!!
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