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Supercharge Your Day with the Power of Gratitude!
I love Gratitude!
I’m so passionate about Gratitude that I’m dedicating an entire blog to it and I’m Grateful that you’re here reading 😉
You’re aware of the profound uplifting effects of Gratitude, yes?
If I told you that weaving Gratitude into your everyday lifestyle will enhance all areas of your life…would you believe me?
In a moment, I’ll share with you a simple (and very powerful) practice I do to amplify my energy, set the stage for an amazing day ahead, and keep the good vibes HIGH no matter the circumstances!
But first…What is Gratitude?
The root grat comes from the Latin word gratus, which means pleasing or thankful.
According to Robert Emmons, a professor of psychology at UC Davis and also known in some sources as “the world’s leading scientific expert on gratitude,” Gratitude is “an affirmation of goodness. We affirm that there are good things in the world, gifts and benefits we’ve received.”
My favorite definition is learned from my mentor and dear friend, Niurka.
Gratitude is the awareness of abundance…
I invite you to take a moment to expand your awareness. Notice how easily you can find abundance all around you…
You woke up today…Your heart is pumping blood through your body…Oxygen is filling your lungs…Your exhale of carbon dioxide keeps the plants alive…And in turn the plants utilize this carbon dioxide and release more oxygen…
The more you focus on abundance and express Gratitude, the more you are given to be Grateful for. Because we live in an attraction-based universe, anything we consistently water with our attention will materialize and become our experience of reality. (Here’s a great article on attracting abundance into your life.)
The popular saying, “Energy flows where your attention goes,” sums it up perfectly ❤
Speaking of FLOW! Here’s the awesome practice I do to supercharge my day and powerfully IGNITE free-flowing Gratitude!
When I wake up, I set my timer for 11 minutes and devote that time to speak out loud what I’m Grateful for. It usually starts with, “I am so very Grateful for another day of life. I am so very Grateful for these lungs that allow me to breathe…” and I keep the Gratitude flowing for the full 11 minutes. Another thing that I ALWAYS give thanks for is dance, which I’m actually writing a separate blog about so stay tuned 😉
Begin each line with “I am…” The significance of speaking out loud is that you get a multi-sensory experience. As you speak…
…feel the vibrations resonating through your body
…hear the declarations
…visualize what you are Grateful for
Feel free to customize it! It doesn’t need to be 11 minutes. I just really like the number and have found that a minimum of 10 minutes gets a nice rhythm going and puts me in somewhat of a trance where all else melts away as I’m fully immersed in the abundance of all that is.
Another beautiful thing about this practice, is you can do it anywhere and whenever you want! You can sit in meditation with it, you can do this while walking, driving, working out, etc. Whatever works best for you! Make it your own!
The more you speak with intention and genuine thanksgiving, the more powerful it will be!
If you’re feeling like you don’t know where you start, that’s ok! You can literally start by noticing everything around you in your immediate environment.
For example, I’m looking at a pillow right now. I am so Grateful to have a pillow! I am so Grateful that it’s so soft because lying on it feels very comfortable! Ok, now I’m looking at a water bottle. I am so Grateful that this water bottle allows me to conveniently carry water with me everywhere I go so I can stay hydrated no matter where I am!
See? Piece o’ cake! ( gluten-free, vegan cake 😉 ) Once you get the ball rolling, it gets easier and easier, I promise!
And there you have it! You can have SO MUCH FUN with this! With practice, Gratitude will begin to pour out of you so freely and you’ll naturally invite more Love, Joy, Vibrant Energy, and Prosperity into your life.
Keep me posted on how this Gratitude practice goes for you! I’d love to hear your experience with it. Leave your comments below and I’ll personally respond 🙂
Gratitude is an infinite resource that is always available to you ~ so long as you choose to see it ❤
Here’s to SUPERCHARGING your days!!!
With Radiant Love & Infinite Gratitude,