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Day 8: Find the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Day 8 Find the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
"Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude."
—Denis Waitley

Week 2: Courage

Gratitude is a great way to approach any day. At the beginning, in the middle, and at the end, you will create more opportunities in your life if you can tune into the wavelength of gratitude.

After yesterday's training, did you get answers that surprised you? Excited you? Maybe you got answers that scared you. The point is to accept whatever feelings come up and balance them out with gratitude.

We mentioned before that everything is constantly changing and within and around you is energy that takes form in response to your thinking. What we perceive in the present moment is a reflection of what we have thought before.

Most importantly, everything that exists now is the foundation for what will be. So, the raw materials for whatever you are looking for are all around you. Through gratitude we transform what we already have into our heart's desire.

Gratitude is the antidote to a mindset of lack. Rather than thinking and feeling that you are not enough or don't have enough, you can call forth abundance by recognizing it.

Acknowledging your blessings creates space for more blessings. You can learn to really love yourself and know yourself by counting your blessings. The miracle you seek is already in you and around you and gratitude will help you bring it into "reality."


Find a nice clean sheet of paper or a journal and make a list of all of the blessings in your life today. Give yourself 10 minutes to write. You might be surprised what you come up with.

Wherever you are, first please sit down. You can meditate in any position, but you will have the best results if you are in a position that is both relaxed and alert. To keep your back straight during meditation you may need to lean against a wall or pillow.

Pick up your LifeParticle Card (or find a digital version at ChangeYourEnergy.com); take 30 seconds to look at the LifeParticle Sun. This will help you shift your focus to what you want to achieve.

Now close your eyes, take a deep breath and slowly exhale until you empty out your lungs. Relax your shoulders and breathe like this 2 more times.

Keep your eyes closed and and reflect on all of the things in your list. Relax your body and breathe in gratitude for each item. Begin deep breathing again and with each exhale imagine something disappears from the room. Keep breathing and emptying the space around you for 2 minutes.

When you are done, shake your shoulders vigorously for 30 seconds to release any remaining tension. Do you feel lighter? Now you can begin to feel free to release everything you know about your situation and get a fresh perspective.

You are not a mistake. Everything about you is meant to bring something special to the world. Celebrate your uniqueness with this affirmation. Say it out loud. If possible, look at yourself in the mirror. I am letting go and accepting change in my life. I trust that all is flowing in accordance with my highest good.

Follow Up
Whether walking, sitting or standing, take time today to practice this technique. Relax your shoulders and take a deep breath into your chest. Keep doing this for 3 minutes. Do your best to just "listen" to what comes up in your mind, just keep breathing in and exhaling slowly. Repeat at least 3 times during the day or the next day.

Get the motivation and inspiration to stay on track with your personal goals by taking the 2014 New Year’s Resolution Challenge!

Important Practice Tips
In just 21 days, you can unlock your hidden potential and transform your habits for a more fulfilled life. With a simple combination of daily inspiration, meditation, breathing exercises and affirmations, you can achieve your goals and create the life you really want.

Try to meditate at the same time every day:
Please remember that meditation involves your body and mind. Both will respond best to a consistent practice at a regular time. You will have better results if you do this around the same time every day.

Be patient with the Healing Process:
These 21 days will be process of self-healing. The healing process means that some emotional items you identify and release may seem to intensify as you are releasing them.

Also, there may be subtle physical reactions to the emotional release such as unexpected exhaustion or mild achiness.

This message is not intended as medical advice, so please consult your healthcare practitioner with any health concerns.

Written by Temani Aldine
A man wearing many hats, Temani's background as a lawyer, writer, yoga instructor, lifelong meditation student and polyglot makes communications and marketing a good fit for him. It also makes him a one man Changeyourenergy.com embassy.
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Took action as an Earth Human to complete some tasks and organize for new roles. Felt immense peace afterwards and a sense that all's in balance. Gratitude for peace, for being human bearing heaven and earth as one. Gratitude for knowing, awakening, and the chance to share. Gratitude for what I have learned from Seuseungnim and my Dahn family. Gratitude for a wonderful birth and nuclear family. Grateful for two grandchildren coming, and sharing their growing. What a beautiful world.
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I found 10 minutes to be too short. I wanted to keep going because I felt more and more excited about my life. So I did just that for another 4 minutes , then I gave my family members great big hugs in my mind screen and sent them life particles for no reason at all! I am so deLIGHTful!
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This morning I woke up feeling tired and desperately wanting more sleep. But I have responsibilities so I need to awaken myself. I started my meditation and writing down all the things I am grateful for and my brain and consciousness became so bright and positive. I suddenly feel energetic and happy. I am so grateful for this time to reflect and the opportunity to change.
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Writing the things to be thankful for gives me a better perspective on life. I also find that when I use my Life Particles card, areas in the right side of my brain or mind is slowly lightening up. This morning time is a good time to reflect, meditate and be quiet to be able to listen to my inner being.
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Today I will live in my blessings, grateful for all things. The message I heard was: wake up and be amazed. I'm thankful for this amazing day and blessed in everything that will come before me today!
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