“Create the habit of gratitude in your life and watch your life transform.” Gratitude and staying in a grateful state of energy, is probably one of the most popular topics when it comes to well-being, would you say? Yet, thousands have come to me feeling quite the opposite. Many are in a state of worry and stress. I’ve heard some say, “How can I be grateful and happy when I have a sick family member, or have no idea if I’m going to make the rent, or be able to keep my job, or whether or not my relationship is going to fall apart?” At one point or another in our lives, many can relate to these concerns. I know I sure can having experienced several layoffs, and having been the caregiver when my precious mother had a terminal illness. But practicing the habit of gratitude, helps keep our mental state more positive, and this kind of energy in turn helps us handle these difficult situations.
What makes it easier to be grateful is to associate this state of being with trust and peace. Consider that when we focus heavily on what we’re grateful for, it becomes a great reminder. A reminder that what we’re often grateful for, are things we prayed for that were granted. Perhaps pause for a moment before continuing reading further. Think of two things or experiences you’ve prayed for and received. The more we think of things to be grateful for, the more the level of trust and faith within our heart increases for the next areas of concern. And peace enfolds us where we start to have a knowing that whatever we’re presented with in our lives, will serve a Higher purpose, and will come with all that is needed to handle it. Staying in a state of gratitude also helps us to actually enjoy and celebrate any good that happens to us, no matter how small it may be.
One of the keys to staying in a state of gratitude and decreasing worry, is to let go of the tight mental hold of how you want things to turn out. Where you set your intention, or as I call it, “place your order with the Universe”, then trust and let go of when and how you want things to turn out. This allows the Universe to orchestrate and serve us what is needed for all involved, and His peace is included. Trust is the main factor here. When we trust the Source we’re sending our order to, it enables peace to set in. When we trust and feel peace, patience follows. Hence, that tight hold to the outcome is released. A good quick prayer for assistance can be, “God (Infinite Source- or whatever your loving Higher power is), please help me to feel your love, peace, patience, trust and comfort in my heart, please and thank you.” As you feel that releasing breath, allow yourself to think of a couple things you’re grateful for. Eventually this becomes habit. And so does the feeling of peace. And isn’t feeling peaceful one of the main goals?
What has greatly helped so many, as well as myself reap the benefits of gratitude energy, is to write in a gratitude journal. Keeping it simple seems to make writing in it consistently much easier. I have a very tiny inexpensive notebook. For each day I include the date, and title it, “I am beyond grateful for:”, and I number each statement. I carry over the numbers, and I’m up to 1443 gratitude entries since last August. I write in it when I wake up, and before I go to sleep. Some days, I write just two things. There are no rules.
When you allow yourself to stay in a state of gratitude on a daily basis, you’ll start finding it easier to forgive and release past hurts and wrongs, as well as feel love in your heart for the smallest of things. Acknowledging what we’re grateful for causes us to get in the habit of thinking more constructively even in the most challenging situations. This in turn keeps our energy lighter to effectively handle them. And last but not least, practicing gratitude daily, manifests more reasons to be grateful.
Consider adding daily gratitude to your life, and enjoy the positive transformation that comes with it.~♥
Donnarose Melvin is an Ancestral Energy Clearing/Healing Intuitive whose pleasure it is to serve clients worldwide. Her knowledge from her advanced practitioner trainings in Ancestral Energy Clearing, and her BA degree in Psychology, along with her natural born intuitive gifts, have helped many achieve increased peace and happiness. Please send any inquiries or comments to: Donnarose1010@gmail.com ~If you’d like an ancestral energy clearing/healing, please contact Donnarose at the email address above.