Thankful Thursday: Lighten Your Load with Gratitude

I am getting a head start on Thanksgiving. 🙂 It’s occurred to me that perhaps we can choose to express our gratitude more often than once a year. Sure, why not? Yes, it is a conscious choice to either dwell on the negative — what’s wrong in the world — or celebrate what’s right in our lives. The latter feels much better!

There is an energetic heaviness with worry, anxiety and frustration. Who needs that? For me it is palpable, as “shouldering the burden” which limits my human potential. I know that the more you connect with the Universe and your own divinity, the more you see goodness and mercy in the world. Besides I am Life Coach, so what I do is consciously guide my clients to use the Law of Attraction to ease the pressure of their day to day lives and bring JOY and contentment to themselves and their loved ones.

My training as a Law of Attraction Life Coach included going through the “Abundance Principle” course, and for 40 consecutive days our class did a daily mediation, and wrote down 10 things we were grateful for each day. And if we missed even one day, we had to start all over again (even if we were on Day 39!) Well, I can honestly tell you that it was getting to be quite a challenge after having listed over 100 things I loved about my life — my healthy, loving husband, supportive friends, etc. I had to get more creative, such as “I’m grateful for seeing a hummingbird this morning.” “I’m grateful for having all my senses – taste, touch, sight, hearing, smell.” I thank God for my singing ability; thank God that I can write beautiful poems…” “Um, uh, I am grateful to the mailman for delivering our mail every day.” (Okay, you know I’m reaching!) And it got to that point, right around the 375th thing I was grateful for – whew! But when I completed the course (didn’t skip a day!) it was well worth it. 🙂

Here’s some of my notes on what I’ve learned, which I am pleased to pass along to you:

“In a dark Universe, the warrior is the one that fights to win and struggles against adversity. In a bright, loving Universe, the change process is very different. It’s not going to war. It’s about finding your belief system, and changing the parts of you that are not in alignment so that you can do it gracefully!

Be willing to be courageous; you have that power to step into ownership in a powerful and profound way so you can shift your reality…

What would you have to believe to create that for yourself? Have your client write down 10 reasons what you’d have to believe and why you created that situation? This is a stream of consciousness… The spiritual truths will come out, and something will shift tremendously for them…”

Here in a nutshell is what I basically offer my coaching clients:

“I know how to see God in the ordinary things of this world, as well as cultivating a view of other people that acknowledges their divinity and innate creativity. These qualities give humans the power to transform their lives from the ordinary to extraordinary with simple methods which I’ve mastered and can easily teach my clients to master as well. Qi Gong is a beautiful healing modality that anyone can learn to heal body, mind and spirit. This practice merges meditation with flowing movements that can make anyone look graceful, improve circulation, lower blood pressure, and strengthen the immune system. My LAW OF ATTRACTION Life Coaching practice is essentially faith-based. Besides having faith in God, you believe in yourself. I guide my clients to progressively eliminate doubt, fear, depression and anxiety through use of fun games and flowing “exercises” which bring harmony and balance to your life!”

Now here’s your Call to Action, with this simple, yet powerfully effective exercise:

Sit quietly in a comfortable chair, close your eyes and breathe deeply from your abdomen. If you like, place both hands there to feel your belly rise and fall.

Now think about the happiest moment of you life. Remember how grateful you felt at the time – all the ways you felt truly alive and joyful. You believed in your self worth, and so you were aligned with the Universe (without even knowing it at that time) Now within that state of gratitude, fast forward to your present life. How are things different? Take ownership of the circumstances – you have far more control of the situation than you thought possible. Continue breathing deeply, even as you open your eyes…

Stay focused on the present moment, take a pencil/pen and paper to write down why you feel you created your current situation on left side of the paper (NOT a matter of who’s at fault, just witness the part you’ve played in this scenario) You’re coming from a place of neutrality and non-judgment here… Once you’ve finished the first column of “why you created that situation” then write down 10 statements on the right side of the paper, answering this question:  “What would I have to believe about myself in order to shift my reality and create my own ideal scenario, where I feel alive, joyful and empowered?”

I would truly enjoy hearing how you experienced this for yourself!  Remember, be courageous and know that the Universe is a loving place.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving, everyone!






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