"Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty"
Sometimes as we work to better our (proverbial) station in life, we can get singularly focused on the acquisition or desire to have more, do more, and be in a different place. This singular focus, can sometimes, make it difficult for us to recognize the blessings of the things that we actually currently have. We take for granted the steps we took to get us to the point we are currently in or we bemoan the bad circumstances from our past, even though they pushed us to this new, better circumstance.
In the yearning for what could be, we forget what we have. This keeps us in a vibration that resonates with lack. Lack is the opposite of abundance. I’m sure if I asked you whether you would prefer lack or abundance, you would choose abundance. And the reality is, abundance is available to each of us in every aspect of our life but when we send out the energy of lack, we get lack back in return.
Just to be clear, by no means am I suggesting that we become complacent or content with our current lot in life. Not at all. In fact, I am saying the opposite. I am saying when we are able to appreciate the things we currently have, we are able to attract more.
When we look at the Universal Laws as a set of teachings that work together to help us become in harmony with the Universe, we are really able to follow a wonderful roadmap to help us build a beautiful life of abundance. The Law of Attraction (in its simplest form) says like attracts like. The Law of Gratitude says the more you are in a state of gratitude, the more you will attract things to be grateful for. The Law of Vibration is working to match your energetic frequency with the people, places, and things that are resonating similarly.
We often talk about the Law of Attraction and skip over the important question of "WHAT are we attracting?" We want abundance. A simple way to attain abundance is by inviting her sister gratitude to the party.
A few tips to incorporate for a gratitude mindset:
1) Start your day with a moment of thanks.
When you first wake up in the morning say something out loud that you are thankful. For example, "I am so grateful that my air conditioning worked well last night."
2) Become aware of the progress you make each day.
It's ok to take stock of the areas you have grown in and give yourself a moment to celebrate that victory. At the end of the day, reflect on your day and give yourself props for something.
3) Be intentional about choosing to share your gratitude throughout the day.
Sharing positive things that are happening to us actually helps us to release more of the brains happy chemicals.
In August we adopt an ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE. Be intentional about identifying and expressing things you are grateful for so that you can welcome more things to be grateful for into your life.
CRYSTAL OF THE MONTH
Amethyst teaches us to be thankful for all that we have and it works to shift pessimism and negative energy into a more positive and beneficial energy. Amethyst is a good stone to help release worry, anxiety and stress and redirect your focus to current blessings in life.
ESSENTIAL OIL OF THE MONTH
Rose reminds you that you are unconditionally loved and helps heal emotional wounds and scars. Rose nurtures a sense of gratitude for the love you have in your life even if you cannot always see or feel it.