‘What on earth is gratitude and why is everyone going on about it?’ I hear you ask.
Great question. Do not go anywhere. This blog post is for you.
Adding a practice of gratitude to your daily rituals is going to change your life. The power in raising your emotional frequency to a state such as gratitude (when you make it a habit) will have profound effects on your mind, body and life.
Who doesn’t want to improve their mental health, relationships and physical health?
In this blog post, I’m going to dive into how gratitude actually works, why you should be practising it at least 10 minutes every day and I will also share a 10 minute morning gratitude meditation with you. I have recorded this specifically for you to do in the morning before you step out into the world.
(I do it every morning too!)
Benefits of gratitude include:
- Improved mental health
- Improved relationships
- Boosts the immune system
- Makes you feel wonderful
- It’s a free way to elevate your mood!
Ways you can practice gratitude:
- Gratitude meditations
- Gratitude jars
- Mentally note gratitude
- Journalling (What is journaling? 10 journal prompts and ideas for you)
- Create a scrapbook (How to make your own scrapbook)
My 10 minute morning meditation for you...
How gratitude will change your life
We all know what gratitude is right?
That warm feeling of thanks you feel in your heart when something beautiful has happened. Perhaps someones told you they love you, you’ve just witnessed a beautiful sunset, you’re sat with all your best friends around the table having a wholesome dinner, you’ve recovered from an illness, the sun has come out for the first time in weeks or perhaps you’ve just got back from a once in a lifetime trip.
Gratitude is usually felt after an event. It’s the elevated emotion that follows beyond the joyful act or moment on which you are reflecting. You can feel gratitude at any moment or at any time you switch your mind to it.
As well as reflecting on every event that has led you here, you can also tune into gratitude for everything in this given moment too. Your body, your health, your environment, your career, your safety. The list is endless.
Why should you invest your time practising gratitude?
When we open our heart space and elevate our emotion to the frequency of gratitude we are operating from a higher state of consciousness and we are broadcasting that emotional frequency out into the quantum field.
What does that mean?
The next paragraph is my simplified interpretation of Joe Dispenza’s video, watch it here.
70% of the time people live in a state of stress, of survival. In a state of stress/reactivity, your energy resources become squandered and the energy field around your body shrinks. The hormones of stress cause you to narrow your focus on the cause, your focusing on the cause (matter) and your senses are heightened (survival). Here you experience separation from the unified field.
In this place, in this low energetic frequency, it will take you a long time to get from where to are to the future you want.
However, when you consciously choose to practise gratitude and you increase the energy in your heart, your brain amplifies this energy and your energy field grows. When you take your attention off of your body and step into awareness/consciousness you enter the unified field and you experience connection. The faster the frequency and the higher the emotion you hold, the shorter amount of time it’s going to take for your desired future to appear in your life as you are already connected.
In this place of connection, you can surrender. There is a knowing that you are already on your way to your desired future because you have embodied and matched its frequency from within.
You know that feeling when you’re in a state of joy and the good times seem to keep on rolling. You feel like you’re attracting one good thing after another and it feels effortless?
This is an example of the science in motion. It is no mistake. What we attract into our lives, we are consciously (or subconsciously) responsible for.
With gratitude we can consciously begin embodying a state of being that allows us to manifest and draw our dream future into our reality.
If you’re at all fascinated by the quantum field and haven’t yet come across Dr. Joe Dispenza – you’re welcome.
Do you practise gratitude?
Let us know if you have a favourite meditation / gratitude practise?
Love as always and happy adventuring,
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