I was sitting to focus on the things I was thankful for. I felt emotion rise and tears started to flow.
This made we wonder … ‘What is Gratitude’?
I have often stated that it is the energy of gratitude that attracts abundance.
If that is the case, and I believe it is, then how do we use the universal law of Gratitude?
I could now clearly see the difference between simply saying ‘thank you’, or sitting to make a list of the things I am grateful for – compared to actually Being Grateful.
Are you Really Grateful?
Being grateful is a lot more than saying ‘thank you’.
Energy works on the intent of the heart; so if we sit and focus on a list of things to be grateful for, I don’t believe that alone is enough to manifest abundance.
We have to BE grateful. We have to really feel it in our heart.
There is little point to expect abundance if we are ‘talking gratitude’ but really in the heart we are feeling overwhelmed (fear), worried (fear), resentful (fear), angry (fear), victimized (fear) and the list goes on, about our circumstances.
This can be hard when life tends to crowd in on us, but if we want our circumstances to change we have to change something.
Gratitude does not seem to come as easy as grumbling does.
The Energy of Gratitude
My energy is something I can control – so I tend to start there.
I have many times spoken gratitude but not been grateful … and this just doesn’t work.
The energy we use to attract abundance has to come from who we are.
Being grateful attracts abundance in all areas; health, finances, relationships, you name it.
Being grateful reduces negativity – and helps us think more clearly (as we are not being buffeted by fear).
Applying the Law of Gratitude
I encourage you to list the things in your life you struggle with – and then focus on them one by one and find something in the situation to be grateful for.
Be determined to look at it from different angles. Everything that is in our life – is here for a reason.
Gratitude helps us keep things in perspective and be present. It reminds us not to take others for granted and to acknowledge them.
I wish you a life of love, laughter and deep gratitude.
Love & blessings
Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
- Denis Waitley