A feeling of gratitude is like magic fairy dust you sprinkle over your life. The more gratitude you feel and express, the more likely you are to attract the things you desire
into your life. But why is that? There are many theories. Here is what I have experienced.
Feeling grateful is a positive emotion for which your heart needs to be open. When you are thankful for something, you have accepted
its existence. Something you have accepted circulates, rather than lies stagnant, within and around you.
When you release and circulate anything, it doesn’t affect you as strongly and you can see it clearly. On the other hand, when you hold onto or resist a particular circumstance or emotion, you can become consumed by it; it can become an integral part of the way you think and feel, whether you want it to or not.
By having an open heart and energy (thoughts, emotions, circumstances) that is circulating freely, you can sense your true self at your very core; nothing is in the way of your perceiving it. Your true self is the same energy that comes from the creative force behind all life, and it has the same creative power. When your mind senses and focuses on your true self, you take on the consciousness of the source of life. With that energy and consciousness, you desire things that benefit all, and you have the ability to achieve them.
To have that amount of circulation, you can’t only be grateful for things you perceive as “good.” Gratitude is a natural and automatic state of the consciousness of your true self. When you are in that state, you feel grateful for everything. Whatever exists is connected and precious. There is no distinction between right and wrong or good and bad.
You can actively create that state simply by saying, “Thank you.” Say it out loud to other people and quietly to yourself. You can even take some time on your own to repeat, “thank you,” especially aloud. Saying it over and over as a mantra will eventually bring you to feel grateful for everything. And then you will feel your true self.
Try this and other gratitude meditations
whenever you have down time to bring more of the magic of gratitude into your life.
What are some of the things that you feel grateful for? How often to do you feel and express gratitude? How has gratitude affected your life and relationships? Please share your experience in the comments.