Have you ever gotten caught up in feeling bad about something in your life? I certainly have. Things don’t always go as we envision them. We all have blah moments. But how do we keep those moments from turning into days, weeks, or even years? It is so important to stay happy in the present in order to attract good into your life. The key to manifesting is to be a vibrational match of that to which you’re attracting to you. If you’re happy, you’ll bring in more joy, and be more open and receptive to the way sin which the universe is supporting you, It’s as simple as that.
So how do we stay happy even when things aren’t looking exactly like how we want them? There’s a special technique that we all know about. But do you really make it a practice in your life? Yes, I’m talking about:
The more grateful you are, the more life will give you to be grateful for. We all know this, but it’s time to put it in practice. The more positive you are and the more you appreciate in your life, the more things will come to you. Don’t ask me how this works, but it always does. If you’re in a tough spot right now and you find it hard to name even one thing you’re grateful for, don’t worry – even the little things count. Be grateful for the person who held the door for you, the checkout person who rang up your groceries, the roof over your head (wherever it may be), having the beautiful opportunity to be in this lifetime, your parents or whoever raised you, the meal you ate, the farmers who helped harvest the food, the breath you just took, etc.
How To Apply This To Your Life:
#1. Take the 30-Day Manifest Gratitude Challenge on Facebook
Starting on Thanksgiving Day 2012, and ending on December 21, 2012. This is the most powerful time on our planet. You’ve probably heard about the shift in consciousness that’s happening right now. I invite you to take part in this journey and help bring in this new level of awareness.
Instead of a regular old gratitude journal, I challenge you to write a list of 3 things you’re grateful for each day for the next 30 days, and share it publicly on facebook. By doing it publicly on your newsfeed, you will inspire other people to do the same. PLUS it will hold you accountable to taking action and actually posting your list everyday. Your list might start out with only 3 things on it, but as you practice this, there’ll be more & more to write down each day. See below for the prize and the official rules.
I’ll be rewarding one lucky gratitude challenger who posts daily for 30 days a FREE Manifest Magic Power Hour Session with me.
That’s $1,800 in value – for FREE.
- You must tag @QueenofManifestation #30DayManifestGratitude and the official shortlink to this page: http://wp.me/p2MAyv-fA at the end of each post so that I can see it.
- You must post every day for the next 30 days or else you will be disqualified.
- You must post at least 3 things each day that you’re grateful for.
- Bonus points if you post on twitter as well and tag @JenMazer and @QueenofManifest and #30DayManifestGratitude & http://wp.me/p2MAyv-fA
- Bonus points if you post more than 3 things each day.
- Bonus points for the amount of likes on your posts.
- Winner is picked by me and based on the rules above. My decision is purely subjective and final.
#2. Say a personal prayer of thanks before every meal that you eat.
We’re often so hungry that we forget to pause and reflect on the beautiful source of energy that we’re about to digest before we scarf down our food. But with practice, you can remember to take a silent moment of gratitude as you look down at your beautiful plate just before taking the first bite. I always say something like this:
“Thank you farmers who grew these vegetables, thank you workers at the supermarket, the truck drivers, everyone who helped raise this food, (if eating an animal you can add: Thank you ‘Fish’ for giving up your life to nourish me). Thank you ‘Sam’ for preparing this beautiful meal. Thank you universe for the abundance of food in my life. I bless this food with it’s healing and nourishing power.”
#3. On Thanksgiving Day, you can add Gratitude Rituals to the meal to deepen your connection to your loved ones. While the roots of this US Holiday have a not-so-pretty past, we’ve transformed the meaning of it to be a day of Thanks-giving, a day of getting together with your family and enjoying a big meal together. This can be such a symbol for anything in your life. Manifestation stems from the practice of transforming the negatives into positives so that in those difficult moments you can ask ‘I wonder what I can learn from this?’ instead of feeling bitter or angry. Why not add to the depth of your holiday experience by connecting with each other deeper through gratitude? Below are my favorite activities that you can add to your Thanksgiving tradition.
As you first sit down at the table:
- Go around and say 3 things that you’re grateful for.
- Then say your 3 greatest accomplishments from this past year, and your 3 biggest visions for the next year.
- After everyone’s taken a turn, go around again and say one thing you’re grateful for about each person at the table.
- You’ll be amazed at how people light up, and open up. It sets a beautiful tone for the meal, and often sparks a lovely conversation. You often find you learn something new about the people you’ve spent your whole lives with.
Take it a step further: Make name cards for each seat at the table in advance of the party. Put each person’s name on the front. Set the table with pens next to each name card. When the guests arrive and are seated at the table, pass the cards in a circle and have each person write down something that they’re grateful for about the person to their right. Pass the card around until each person has a chance to add onto everyone’s card. Once everyone has written something about each person, pass the cards back to their owners. Enjoy reading yours, and save the place card for a rainy day.
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I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below with 3 things that you’re grateful for right now. Feel free to share any of your favorite gratitude practices and Thanksgiving stories.
Wishing you a beautiful holiday with the people who you love the most.
When I initially read your article, I thought … well these are all great ideas, but I’m going to someone else’s celebration so how can I possibly suggest these practices. Much to my surprise, just before we all went to the buffet, one of my amazing hosts made sure everyone had a glass and started by saying what he was grateful for and then organically, it just happened that we all went around and shared as well. It was the most magical start to any meal I have ever had.