It’s the cool new thing these days and for good reason. Gratitude is the same vibration as love and the closest thing to Source or God energy. It makes us feel good, deeply heals us and manifests a more positive life.
But, how do we really get this vibe buzzing?
There are many well-known methods, e.g.
There are a hundred ways of developing this beautiful practice but there is one key ingredient, very often forgotten that really gets that high vibration rocket launched:
Feeling is the link between our Ego and our Soul. It is the most powerful language to which the Universe responds. Without a genuine feeling behind the practice it can’t create a vibrational shift. For example if we are doing affirmations like “I am beautiful, I love myself” all the while looking in the mirror thinking “I’m fat and ugly, I hate my legs, my tummy, my face…” then your vibration will stay in the pits. You can affirm all day long but if the associated feeling is opposing the affirmation it just won’t work. If you fill a gratitude journal with “I am grateful for my home, my job, family, friends, the food on my table etc” but spend the day thinking “my life is so monotonous and boring, the house is a mess, my husband is a lazy sod, my kids are driving me nuts and I have to start my awful diet today” it ain’t going to do a thing but use up paper and ink.
Many of us spend a lot of time TRYING to be grateful for what we think we SHOULD because we think we are bad if we are ungrateful. We are told from childhood that we should appreciate our parents’ hard work and all that has been given to us because we are so darn lucky. and we tell our kids to be grateful for their food on their plates because there are children in the world starving and eating rats. This is often how we practice our adult gratitude and very often how we teach it to our children. It isn’t gratitude – it is JUDGEMENT and it creates RESENTMENT!
Resentment is a low vibrational energy that will push what you want in your life further away.
Gratitude, like love is never mandatory, never forced, never coerced. It has to spontaneously flow from the heart like the bursting infatuation of your first crush. GENUINE feeling is how we CREATE.
So by all means focus on the positives, look for the good, the beauty, the simple reasons to be happy, find even the most basic of reasons to celebrate all our wonderful blessings, but please, when you do this- find the feeling, It’s more effective to start with a mustard seed of thanks for something true than to force non-genuine gratitude.
Take a moment each day to stop and FEEL! Where is that gushing JOY that fills your body with a tingling WILL to be alive? Be present with yourself for as long as it takes to find the memory of it within you and find the association to it in your life. It could be the simplest of things. It could be from today or from long ago but it will still be inside you. Fill your consciousness with it. Gratitude for EVERYTHING will then be much easier and much more real.
Try it and see.
A gorgeous pic of Bree and Kiara with their gratitude box. Bree adores crystals, especially rose quartz which so strongly resonates with her auric energy. Children are naturally grateful and curious. All we need to do is let their feelings flow without judgement and they will instinctively move towards what brings them JOY. These two little cherubs are very lucky to have an amazing Mum who allows them to be and feel as they are. I am very grateful and pretty gushed myself to have been told after I did a consult with Bree that I am in their gratitude box too!