"EVERYONE without exception is very, very special with extraordinary qualities and extraordinary powers. You just may not know it yet. The secret is to be, love and cherish yourself; it is to be your true essence. You are love and light, infinite wisdom and unlimited possibilities. Whatever you ask, you shall receive. You can have, be and do anything you want. You just need to choose what makes you happy in your heart. It is very simple. Remember, you are loved beyond measure for who you are and you are beautiful."
Author Unknown ~ but a very Wise Soul
October is a month of thanksgiving. Is this one day, one holiday? No, this is a way of be-ing, a way of living – to live each moment feeling grate-ful for all that we are and for all that we have in our life. I hope that you En-JOY all the wonder-filled inspirational articles below to shift you into a grateful vibration and that the words on these pages plant beautiful seeds within you and that you all grow into the beautiful shining stars that YOU ARE. May you always be your authentic self, trusting in magic, following your heart, dreaming BIG, and having fun. Remember, there are no mistakes in life, only lessons. Each day is a brand new day for you to CREATE exactly what you want.
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Gratitude is the doorway to increased blessings.
Thank you for being YOU and part of my life,
In Love AND Gratitude, ME.
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The Angel of Gratitude: Every day is a time for thanks. When we can appreciate the simplest gifts even in times of confusion and hardships, then we move forward. A soul that appreciates the gifts of living, the true gifts, will reap rewards from being grateful and appreciative. Prayers are heard and answered. Be aware and respectful of all gifts offered to us. The wise soul can look at all situations as a way for personal growth and advancement.
You will find that there is always an infinite supply of love and energy. Give thanks for today, give thanks for YOU. For without you, there would not be this moment now. Thank God for your unique being, beauty and potential.
I will ask you to focus on these things:
v Your blessings, those things you are grateful for in your life right now
v A day in the life you dream of creating, how it feels from the moment you open your eyes in the morning until you close them at night
v Your spiritual practices, with a morning routine that includes focus on the above as well as your normal meditation or other spiritual rituals.
By focusing on everything that you are grateful for in your life now, you will empower your
strengths, your love and the infinite possibilities within you by speaking of these.
As you talk of your blessings and dreams, you will be cleared of any energies not dedicated to your blossoming love.
And so, this is your challenge, your assignment. Awaken in gratitude. Before you even get out of bed, just lie there for a moment breathing deeply and filling yourself with gratitude for everything in your life. Everything. And most of all, for just being you, exactly as you are. Embrace your own presence and self as you are, right now. Love yourself for being you. Love yourself for being you exactly as you are. Feel how nice it is to be lying in bed, all warm and cozy, for having this physical body which enables you to have this adventure. Be grateful for feeling, even for the pain which you sometimes feel, for it is a part of life as well. Be grateful for being alive and having that heart of yours beat with love and longing. Be glad.
And then, as you move through your day, show your gratitude. Take the time to tell people that you care. Take the time to write that note you have been thinking of, to express your gratitude to everyone around you. Look for opportunities to thank people, to compliment them, to acknowledge that they are in your life and contributing to it.
Look for opportunities to be nice to the people who help serve you, in the grocery store, the dry cleaners. Everyone who crosses your path should be blessed with your love and gratitude. Feel your connection to them. Feel it and show it, demonstrate it. Be conscious of what else you might do to demonstrate your gratitude to those around you.
And as for your family, bless them deeply in your heart. Show them that you appreciate their steadfast loyalty, the fact that they are there for you. Demonstrate it in everything you do and say.
Also spend a little time in nature, in a park or even just gazing out the window. Notice the beauty of the world. Notice the birds, the clouds, the beauty of a simple leaf or flower. Notice the benevolent beauty of nature and say thank you in your heart.
Do this consciously throughout the week and then notice how wonderful it makes you feel. How peaceful and loving it is. See what a wonderful foundation it is for a life well-lived. Experience what it is like to truly be glad for the great and wonderful things and people in your life.
When you find yourself again dwelling in a world of worry or criticism, remind yourself to fill yourself with this good grace continuously, like a drink of water to a thirsty heart.
In a deep state of gratitude we recognize the purity of the experience of being, in and of itself.
Often when we practice being thankful, we go through the process of counting our blessings, acknowledging the wonderful people, things and places that make up our reality. While it is fine to be grateful for the good fortune we have accumulated, true thankfulness stems from a powerful comprehension of the gift of simply being alive, and when we feel it, we feel it regardless of our circumstances. In this deep state of gratitude, we recognize the purity of the experience of being, in and of itself, and our thankfulness is part and parcel of our awareness that we are one with this great mystery that is life.
It is difficult for most of us to access this level of consciousness as we are very caught up in the ups and downs of our individual experiences in the world. The thing to remember about the world, though, is that it ebbs and flows, expands and contracts, gives and takes, and is by its very nature somewhat unreliable. If we only feel gratitude when it serves our desires, this is not true thankfulness. No one is exempt from the twists and turns of fate, which may, at any time, take the possessions, situations, and people we love away from us. Ironically, it is sometimes this kind of loss that awakens us to a thankfulness that goes deeper than just being grateful when things go our way. Illness and near-miss accidents can also serve as wake-up calls to the deeper realization that we are truly lucky to be alive.
We do not have to wait to be shaken to experience this state of being truly thankful for our lives. Tuning in to our breath and making an effort to be fully present for a set period of time each day can do wonders for our ability to connect with true gratitude. We can also awaken ourselves with the intention to be more aware of the unconditional generosity of the life force that flows through us regardless of our circumstances.
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Living in Your Vision
Everywhere around you there is a garden of plenty that offers to you the opportunity to live from an abundant consciousness in every moment of your day. Right where you are you have everything you need to create the most awesome and successful day ahead. The universe is a playing field and paying field. It is overflowing with all the resources you need for all the dreams that are waiting to be expressed from deep inside of you. It is totally up to you to be willing to receive the divine intelligence that is being constantly broadcasted in infinite ways encouraging you to step into your power and prosperity. You have the power of choice to choose the actions you need to take to manifest a rich and fulfilling life. Its all right here right now and you get to capture that spirit of plentitude in every area of your life. When you are "Living In Your Abundance" all thoughts of lack and limitation fall by the wayside as you begin to see and feel the divine support fo r all your goals.
Make the decision today to free yourself form any negative thinking that holds you back from achieving the success that is calling you. Open your heart and share the vision of your life with purpose and passion. See the end in mind when you go within and connect with the source of all your creativity. Have the courage to step into your brilliance and let go of the mediocrity your ego would like you to live from. Enjoy the beauty of your being-ness and share that with everyone you meet. Capture the infinite wisdom that flows through you and put aside all judgments that you are not enough. Live from the full expression of the genius mind that is who you are. Let your journey be propelled by the unstoppable consciousness that is your natural state. Live authentically and feel the unconditional love that surrounds you as you recognize the simple truth...YOU are free to have it all, have everything you want, all it takes is YOU believing that you can.
"When you take the time to stop and see that everywhere you are there is everything you need you will begin to live from a place of infinite possibility."
I AM a perfect expression of abundance and prosperity
I know all good is flowing to me
In each breath I take there is a love and light
My vision calls out to me passionately
I AM confident and purposeful
I AM focused and determined
I AM ready to share my brilliance and genius
It's your day...MAKE IT A GREAT ONE!
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Make it a habit to tell people THANK YOU.
To express your appreciation,
sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return.
Truly appreciate those around you,
and you'll soon find many others around you.
Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it.
Light A Candle Today!
In many different traditions lighting a candle is a sacred action. It expresses more than words can express. It has to do with gratefulness. From time immemorial, people have lit candles in sacred places. You may want to begin or end your day by the sacred ritual of lighting a candle on this gratefulness. One single guideline is all you need: Slow down and do it with full attention.
Today is a good day to count your blessings, literally. To do so, make a small blessing altar. This can be a space on top of a dresser or a small table. Make a list of everything you are thankful for—including your family, friends, job, good health, home, and so on. Make the list as long and specific as possible, and list everyone and everything by name. Then take a large clear jar or vase and fill it with small objects, such as pebbles or marbles, one for each item on the list. Place a few pictures of specific blessings, such as pictures of your mate, your children, and so on, in front of the jar. Place a white candle on this altar, and light it every day for a few minutes while you give thanks for your many blessings. ~Magenta Griffith
allows us to gracefully release the judgments of the
mind, guiding us to 'think with our hearts', to
appreciate what IS, and IN-JOY life ... whether the sun is shining or there are grey skies
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GRATITUDE By Wallace D. Wattles
The first step toward getting rich is to convey the idea of your wants to the formless substance.
This is true, and you will see that in order to do so it becomes necessary to relate yourself to the formless intelligence in a harmonious way.
To secure this harmonious relationship is a matter of such primary and vital importance that I will give some space to its discussion here. I will give you instructions which, if you follow them, will be certain to bring you into a perfect unity of mind with God.
The whole process of mental adjustment and attunement can be summed up in one word: gratitude.
First, you believe that there is one intelligent substance from which all things proceed. Secondly, you believe that this substance gives you everything you desire. And, thirdly, you relate yourself to it through a feeling of deep and profound gratitude.
Many people who order their lives rightly in all other ways are kept in poverty by their lack of gratitude. Having received one gift from God, they cut the wires which connect them with Him by failing to make acknowledgment.
It is easy to understand that the nearer we live to the source of wealth, the more wealth we shall receive. It is also easy to understand that a soul that is always grateful lives in closer touch with God than one who never looks to Him in thankful acknowledgment.
When good things come to us, the more gratefully we fix our mind on the Supreme Power, the more good things we will receive - and the more rapidly they will come. The reason for this is simply that the mental attitude of gratitude draws the mind into closer touch with the source from which the blessings come.
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Today I begin the day with gratitude; I know that there is a power in
gratitude that opens the heart and makes me and my life ready for even more
blessings. I take stock of all the facets of my life, and notice that even
where I am feeling challenged, there is a blessing to be thankful for.
And gratitude keeps me open to receive the guidance, the support, the strength, and the wisdom I need to walk confidently through every day of my life. And for this, I am indeed in a state of perpetual gratitude. And so it is.
In a quiet place, relax, breathe deeply, and focus within. Visualise yourself walking through a very peaceful green forest, feeling safe and happy. You come to a forest clearing and a guide comes forward to meet you. Greet them, and they guide you into a helicopter. You take off slowly upward. You feel safe and travel to a place where you can look down on your life. See yourself at home. What are you doing? How are you thinking and feeling? Allow any thoughts and impressions to come to you and bless anything negative and let it go. Now see yourself at work. Again experience your actions, thoughts and feelings. Bless anything negative and let it go. Now do the same with your relationships. Bless and release anything negative. At the end of the journey, your guide gives you a gift and brings you back to the forest clearing. You take the gift with you, knowing that its essence will travel with you. Gently return to the room.
If you find it difficult to feel grateful, it may be that you are stuck in the habit of feeling bad! Imagine going through life like that when all the time you had the choice to feel happy every day! A wonderful hint when you feel bad is to raise your vibration. Emotions all have different vibrations. That’s why we feel them coming from other people, which we do through our aura, the magnetic field around our bodies. Emotions such as anger, sadness, fear, have low vibrations. Higher vibrations include love, compassion, wisdom, altruism. Do whatever you need to do to raise your vibration – meditate, go into nature, play the guitar, go fishing, or simply have the intention ‘raise my vibration’. This will take you out of the emotional self and into the higher self which has a broader perspective and will make you feel more optimistic and able to be loving.
Another useful hint is to try looking at a situation three ways – Emotional, Mental, and Intuitive. For example, if you are worrying about finding a school for your child, the Emotional response might be ‘I’m never going to find a decent school!’ the Mental might be ‘I’ll look around and I’m sure I’ll find the right place’ and the Intuitive might be ‘just relax have the intention of finding the perfect school and you will‘. This approach is great if you have trouble in trusting your intuition – identifying the Emotional and Mental input enables you to then be clear that the Intuitive information actually is the intuitive information!
So, back to gratitude and blessings, and why bother creating all this good feeling? I hope the question answers itself! Actually there is deeper method in this madness, if you care to enroll in my do it yourself abundance masterclass. All you need to do is practise feeling gratitude this week. And every time you catch a negative thought towards someone or something, I want you to immediately tack on – oh bless it! on the end. For example ‘oh God, John’s moaning again’ – ‘Bless him!’ This will add humour and sweetness to your life. And once you are smilingly pushing your cart, you will be ready for the total abundance class coming in my next article – about how to attract what you really want in your life. Bless you!
Nine Agreements for Co-Creating through the
Higher Laws of Love and Gratitude:
1. I agree that a world of Love and Gratitude begins
with me. I choose to be a conscious mirror and model
of the change I wish to see in the world.
2. I agree to consciously set an intention for
manifesting something miraculous in my life -- every
day and in every way.
3. I agree to tap into Gratitude on a daily basis and
as much as possible in every waking moment. I know
that the rewards of doing so flow through and extend
beyond me, strengthening the collective field of
Gratitude from which we may all derive benefit.
4. I agree to be a consistently uplifting inspiration
in all my interactions. I commit to see and mirror
back the greatness of each soul who crosses my path.
I choose to discover and nurture the light within so
that it may shine forth to others and magnify their
5. I agree to honor each individual's right to choose
their own belief system and life path.
6. I agree to be open to both give and receive within
my local and global community. In all my dealings,
I seek win-win, mutually edifying interactions and transactions.
7. I agree to be my word in my exchanges with others.
I realize that my personal influence is magnified to
the degree I am able to keep my word with myself
and others. If something comes up and I decide to
change what I had agreed upon, then I agree to make
that communication as soon as possible to the
8. I agree to love and enjoy my life as much as possible!
9. And, last but certainly not least, I agree to be
Grateful for ME!
Law of Gratitude: This is one universal law that states you must show gratitude for what you have. If you show gratitude, you also show you appreciate the things in your life, no matter what those things may be. It is just a matter of acknowledging them and telling the universe that you are glad you have them in your life. By having gratitude, you actually speed your growth and success faster than you normally would. This is because if you appreciate the things you have, even if they are small things, you are telling the universe that you are accepting of them and you are open to receiving, and will receive more.
God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?"
~ William A. Ward ~
Choosing to be grateful transforms your perspective, even for a few moments, to one of appreciation and contentment for all that is: the wonderful and the frustrating. You re-establish your connection to Spirit. Consciously choosing to plug into the energy of the universe, you feed your body with positive electrons, you reverse the circuits in your head and heart and recharge your soul and revitalize your body. The negativity and anger that's been running through you dissipates. Peace and possibility envelope you. You can take a deep breath. The struggle stops and your heart calms.
An attitude of gratitude trumps all negative emotions every time. Saying thank you pulls your mind back from wandering down some rabbit hole of fear or negative judgment or regret — all emotions which do nothing but suck you lifeless and leave you wizened. It is impossible to be grateful and unhappy or in fear at the same time. Isn't that an amazing thing? The choice to be grateful in this moment positively affects what you will experience in the moments that follow. Your heart's desires manifest. Your prayers are answered. The clichés prove true.
A myriad of ways exist to communicate thanks. You can express your gratitude inside with quiet feelings from your heart, or you can express your thanks in the outer world through acts of conscious kindness toward others. Outward demonstrations of gratitude become your means to an authentic connection with another person. Your kindness invites people to fulfill your wishes more readily, and to do so with kindness in return. The encounter replenishes your shared spirit. A heartfelt "thank you' creates a momentary bond and the accumulation of these fleeting moments builds permanent links until one day you have an abundance of loving, helpful and supportive people in your life. You are no longer alone within your heart, or lonely in your outer world. The oneness with all Life becomes real for you.
This is the power of gratitude. Each time you say "thank you", you replenish your trust in the loving power of the universe, the infinite abundance available to you, and your right to share in that wealth. Go now and embrace every experience of your life as a magnificent gift, each one a facet of a joy-filled life.
Saying “thank you" is one of the most powerful attractors in the universe. It is the mega-magnet that draws to you more good in all ways than you can fathom, exponentially more than you actually offer, and being grateful activates all the layers and levels of your being with the feeling you are truly blessed. Thank you — those two little words — fires up this generator and turns on the juice.
By giving thanks for things that happen to you during your day — your doctor runs on time for your appointment or you remember to buy a birthday card for your sister-in-law, you experience life through a new lens. When you say thank you for the experience, even a problem that the second before seemed insurmountable shifts, cracks, and releases some fresh possibilities. Hope bubbles up. In acknowledging the gift, although perhaps still hidden in the rubble of uncertainty, you tell the universe to send the solution. Your being becomes available to receive that grace.
I AM thankful for all the blessings in my life and all the blessings that are yet to come.
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