Once upon a time, I thought the same thing until I discovered and experienced the benefits of expressing gratitude. It has now become part of my morning routine. Meditation, Gratitude, followed by Affirmations.
The benefits of expressing gratitude are profound, by focusing and giving thanks for what we have, we open the gate to positive energy which then surrounds us. Because we focus on what we have rather than what we don’t have, the universe mirrors that and the energy becomes empowering and ultimately manifesting.
Gratitude is the first simple nevertheless powerful step towards practicing exercises which empower us. Well then guess what happens after that? We are likely to shape graspable results and take steps towards the life we want and deserve.
How to express Gratitude?
It only takes a few minutes every morning when you wake up, it can either be done before meditation or after, up to you. Recall all the things, people places in your life and be grateful that they exist. You can be thankful for the apartment you live in, the city you live in, the work you create, your colleagues, your beloved, your friends, the yummy breakfast you’re about to eat. Basically, anything you can think of that makes your life so special.
Does something really shift?
Your external environment will start to vibrate accordingly to match your frequency which is positive and empowering. You might notice nice things start to happen to you, you might start to meet the right people that you’re aligned with.
Or you might just look at things around you with different goggles, therefore, seeing something that was under your nose but you never really acknowledged as part of your abundance.
So I’ll tell you a little story about what happened to me once I incorporated Gratitude into my daily practice. I just moved to Berlin and spent one month living in the city on my own while my partner went to India. I set aside 2 minutes in the morning for gratitude and basically filled those 2 minutes with everything that I was grateful for. I just moved to a new city so my first real plan of action was to find a job, after the famous Anmeldung (Registration) off course 🙂 During this period of expressing gratitude every morning set my vibrational state pretty high to search for the job that I really wanted and most importantly, one that would suit me. After application here, application there, some interviews, some rejection and encountering some challenge with the language barrier, the company I had applied for when I first arrived, which was 6 weeks earlier, called me up to offer me an interview. Basically, everything I wanted in a job was this job that just came to me after many weeks, to be completely honest, I had totally forgotten about even applying for it. All the qualities I was looking for was this job. My external environment adapted to my internal vibrational state which was full of love and gratitude.
Now while this can be considered “Huffy Puffy” stuff the other good side of the story is that even if you don’t believe it can work you are definitely going to enjoy your time better while you wait for whatever opportunity you are working hard towards or waiting for.
It’s impossible to express gratitude with a frown on your face, it just can’t be done, instead, I guarantee you’ll be smiling from the outside and from the inside, give that gratitude stuff a go and prove it to yourself.
Any questions and comments, please get in touch, I’d love to know how your gratitude journey is going.
“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” – Anthony Robbins
This whole concept is something we write about in more depth in the upcoming book “Today Find A Way” together with much more to support you in manifesting the life of your dreams.
Stay tuned, stay grateful!
Founder of Om Reiki Connection