“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” – Eckhart Tolle
Happy Thanksgiving beautiful people:
In today’s Wise Words Wednesday Episode I share with you 8 rituals to do on Thanksgiving to use the beautiful energy that spreads throughout our country for this holiday. (You can continue reading or simply watch this week’s episode, below).
Giving thanks is part of my morning routine. It is so important for me to connect to what I already have and know that I️ have all the tools to make things happen and create greatness. I am extremely ambitious and set high goals for myself, but I do understand how important it is to be grateful and stop for a minute each morning to see how far I’ve come and everything I have, right now. Remember that you are exactly where you need to be. No where else is the perfect place, but the place you are in right now.
For me gratitude is Magical. Not the kind of magic that consists of unicorns and lots of gold, but the kind of magic that is realistic and exists among us. Being negative decreases opportunity, gratitude on the other hand increases it.
Everything you wish to attract is being attracted into your life through your feelings. If you walk around feeling ungrateful you will get more situations in which you don’t feel grateful. This is the essence of The Law of Attraction. If your consistently feeling lack and problems then you will live in poverty, but if you begin to see the things you do have, your feelings shift, and you begin to attract things that are aligned to that “feel good” energy.
On thanksgiving the frequency of gratitude is highest throughout the country. This high frequency serves as the medium to help you manifest all of our desires into our lives. For that reason, it is important to tune into this energy by feeling, thinking, and expressing gratitude.
8 Gratitude Ritual
1. Call up 3 people who make your life easier and instead of asking them for a favor, give thanks for all they do.
2. !! Caution this one attracts $$!! Log into your bank account and give the universe a BIG THANK YOU (when you are alone of course) to have a bank account with money. Remember having $0.10 in you bank account literally means you have money. No matter the amount be grateful for what you do have. This allows you to create more of it.
3. Stop reading this right now!! Go to your phone’s notepad app, and write down 5 things you are grateful for accomplishing this year. (Once you are done, continue reading rituals 4-8)
4. Do a simple meditation exercise that connects you to the only thing keeping you alive, Your Breathe! As you sit in this 5 minute meditation focus on what you are grateful for today. If you truly are in a very negative state and have nothing to be grateful for and everyone has stabbed you in the back and left you, then in this gratitude meditation give thanks for breathing. 🙂
5. On thanksgiving day, before everyone sits to eat their turkey have everyone in the table go around and say one thing they are grateful for. If they can’t seem to think of anything remind them of their breathe. 🙂 Remember making others focus on what they are grateful for shifts their mental focus even if it’s just for a second. A second can change everything.
6. Bring out the old family photo album and go through the pictures. This allows you to see where you use to be in life and how far you have come. If you are currently experiencing set backs then be grateful that from that experience you will learn something new which will help you evolve further in life.
7. (My favorite) I am a sucker for fortune cookies and love the mystery behind picking the right cookie that delivers the perfect message in just one sentence. So I create a gratitude jar with strips of paper and on each strip of paper I write simple things that most people can be grateful for. For example, legs, a car, mother, grandma’s cooking, warm bed, dishwasher, love, shoes, clean water, etc.. On thanksgiving I have people randomly pick a piece of paper from the jar and have them feel grateful for that thing, in that very moment. I love doing this because we tend to take for granted all the little things in life and this acts as a friendly reminder. The saying, “you don’t know what you have until you lose it” is old news! I encourage you to appreciate things while you have them!! We can turn into robots really quick in our society and gratitude is the only thing which keeps us human.
8. Do community service work. This can be done throughout the holidays not just on Thanksgiving. Seeing kids in hospital beds, or people who don’t go home to a warm bed really allows you to zoom out from your problems/pity party and makes you realize that if you have good health you are already the luckiest person on earth.
If you have any rituals you would like to share with others, write those in the comment box below.