Holiday Blog Series

I am writing a series of blogs that are an integral part of personal development in addition to the 9 Technologies.  They are Gratitude, Support, Trust, and Community.  These technologies are critical to our well-being and happiness and hold a lot of baggage, disappointment and hurt for many people.  Join me in exploring these concepts and how we can reframe and reclaim these human experiences.

Gratitude

Gratitude is an amazing act for raising your vibration and feeling good.  For those of you who have already embraced a gratitude practice know that it lifts you up no matter what is happening in your life and remind you of all that good things or blessings you have already manifested.  The Law of Attraction tells us that what we pay attention to we get more of.  So when you pay attention to what is going right, what you already have, what you are already manifesting, you get more of that.  I’ll take it.  And then you can take a stance of looking forward to what’s coming next. And enjoy the journey with lively curiosity and positive excitement and anticipation.  It all starts with a little gratitude.

Here are some gratitude practices you can try:

  1. Keep a gratitude journal. Every day, write down 9 things you are grateful for.  Do this with a pen and paper not in your phone.  The act of writing is powerful.  And periodically, you can go back and read these lists.
  2. Think about all that you are grateful for at night as you fall asleep (like counting sheep) and in the morning as you wake up. Starting and ending your day with gratitude sets up an energy that will support you in your waking and sleeping.
  3. Anytime during the day, especially if you find yourself thinking about all that is going wrong, stop and think about 3 things you are grateful for. This will interrupt the negative thoughts and shift your energy.

One of the most beautiful things about my gratitude practice, is that it reminds me that I am very blessed and that my happiness is not determined by outside circumstances.  And for that I am supremely grateful.