By Jill Place, The Acting Intuitive
As I said last week I do believe that fulfilling life is a balance between celebrations and gratitudes. If you swing from one to another without enmiring yourself a lot in self-doubt, past baggage, or allowing your little-kid self to rule your life, you’re sure to notice the richness of the moment. And revel in as many of these magic moments as you can.
This week, let’s talk about gratitudes. If you ARE enmired in self-doubt, self-sabotage and baggage, I can’t think of a better way to change your energy than being grateful for every little thing that comes your way. And it’s so easy! All you have to do is take a moment and think about all the things that have gone RIGHT in your life today. And, you might also thank things that have gone WRONG too! Because they help us grow.
In the beginning, it might be a good idea to just write them down. I have a gratitude journal from the movie, The Secret, in which I store all my gratitudes. And with the first of the year just a few days away, this is the perfect time to go to your local bookstore and get a brand-new blank book. Or you can order one on Amazon and get it the very next day now!
All you have to do is open the book, take your favorite pen . . . I love those disposable colored fountain ones (purple is my favorite) . . . write “I am grateful for . . . “ and fill in the blank. Keep doing it until you run out of gratitudes.
Will we ever? If you’re wondering what to be grateful for, I love the things that Emily says farewell to at the end of Our Town for ideas . . . Mama and Papa, clocks ticking, her butternut tree, Mama’s sunflowers, food, coffee, new ironed dresses, hot baths, sleeping and waking up . . .
Hmm, waking up . . . in the movie, The Secret, author James Ray shares this daily process that I’ve done for years. It’s an amazing way to start the day as well as change and recharge your energy.
Gratitude has been such a powerful exercise for me. Every morning I get up and say ‘Thank you.’ Every morning, when my feet hit the floor, ‘Thank you.’ And then I start running through what I’m grateful for, as I’m brushing my teeth and doing the things I do in the morning. And I’m not just thinking about them and doing some rote routine. I’m putting it out there and I’m feeling the feelings of gratitude.
If you do this, you powerfully create your day instead of stumbling out of bed and letting the day control you. Once you purposefully tune its frequency, you’re then able to set an intention for the way you want your day to be. Every time I say “Thank you” hundreds of times on the way to the bathroom, I have a great day! Try it some time. Make it part of your daily routine.
After all, gratitude is the backbone of prayer. And prayer is the most-utilized form of Alternative Medicine I know.
The power of love and gratitude will dissolve all negativity in our lives; no matter what form it has taken. Rhonda Byrne, creator of The Secret
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What are you grateful for? I invite you to try the simple process I just mentioned above. Write “I am grateful for . . .” and finish the sentence at least five times. Then share it with us. Thanks for sharing!