One of the most powerful ways to create inner balance is to bring yourself present and practice the art of Gratitude. This is often the first thing I teach people when we begin working together. It’s a simple and easy thing to do; however, it also seems to be the easiest thing to forget.
Daily gratitude serves two purposes: It declares to the Universe that you are willing to take responsibility for your own joy and raises your vibrational frequency to a high level, setting the tone of the day.
To be effective, Gratitude must come from the heart. Even if you are facing extreme challenges (for which you may have yet to feel grateful), Gratitude is a choice and you can find a way to enter that frequency of expression. Throughout the day, take a moment to look around you. It’s likely that you have surrounded your space with items that spark joy within you – fabrics, photos, books, textures and objects that make you smile… stop and remind yourself to be grateful for the things which are going well in your life.
When you get triggered by life’s frustrations, use gratitude to bring yourself back to center. It’s a powerful tool and one that will serve you well.
- Give yourself five minutes every day upon awakening to immediately get up and get outside – this is very important. Leaving your home space (or hotel space when traveling) and all its collected energy to step into the world of possibility is a powerful way to embrace the Universe without falling back into old habits and frequencies.
- Say out loud everything for which you are grateful – the voice has power. Articulation has power.
- If your mind drifts to a particular challenges (either present or past), find something within that situation for which you feel grateful
- Spend a few moments listening for five different bird voices (or dogs or cars or ocean waves, whatever is presented)
Each of us is responsible for our own joy. Your thoughts create your reality. Practice Gratitude and embrace infinite possibilities.
Today my intention is to choose to love where I am on the Path of Transformation. All is well in my world.