“Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.” ~ Kahlil Gibran
Gratitude/Appreciation is a state of mind – a choice you make. You can either get bogged down in negatives and focus on struggle, hardship, fear, sacrifice, work, boredom, discipline, duty, insecurity, lack of this or that, how upset you are, how suchabody has made you feel unhappy etc or you can change your perspective and focus on the positives. Lying beside the negatives are a whole array of positive qualities which you can choose to include in your reality – qualities like adventure, fun, new beginnings, magic, surprises, miracles, a new day, the rain or the sunshine, love, respect, gratitude!
Notice how your energy changes when you read the negatives. Do you feel a dragging in the pit of your stomach? When you read the positives, do you feel a lift, even just a little brighter? Do you lift your head and feel some lightness come over you?
What do you choose to focus on?
What, in your life, do you feel appreciation for?
I understand, know intimately even, how difficult it is to feel gratitude, give thanks, and appreciate some things in your life when the going is tough. For example, it can be difficult to appreciate the money, the work, the family, friends, the love we have, wherever it comes from when we feel a lack of something.
Be aware that whatever you focus on, good or bad, becomes bigger in your life.
So, complaining about your lack may very well lead you to experiencing more lack. Focusing on, and appreciating what is good in your life enables you to create more of what you want. The lesson is simple.
Focus on what you want rather than on what you don’t want.
Being grateful for what you have is a way of directing your intention towards what you desire. As you genuinely direct your intention in such a way, you will notice coincidences, synchronicities, even bursts of happiness telling you that the path of gratitude is the one for you.
If you find it hard right now to find something to be grateful for, use the Personal Peace Procedure to help collapse crescendos of negative emotions around past events as the emotions attached to some of your experiences can keep appreciation at bay
And try this EFT Tapping for Gratitude script;
EB; I am grateful for all the great things in my life
SE; I am grateful for my health
UE; I am grateful for my life
NS; I am grateful for my inspiration and creativity
CH; I am grateful for my awareness and connection
CB; I am grateful for the place I live, the people I know, the fun I have
UA; I am grateful for the love and connection I feel
CR; and as I share my appreciation, my happiness grows.
Tap this every day, as many rounds as you like. Change the words to whatever suits you best and… enjoy
Penny Waite is an Adv EFT Practitioner and Coach, Master Trainer and Supervisor based in St Margaret’s, Twickenham SW London. Penny works locally face to face with clients or over phone and Skype all over the world.