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Create a Daily Gratitude Practice

gratefulA common question I get asked is ‘why should I commit to a gratitude practice? To put this simply, how would you like to create more love and miracles in your life and manifest all the things you want in your life.  You have the potential to change your life in so many ways.  It’s all about directing your awareness and attention. So, if you started to show gratitude towards your money, particularly to what’s in the bank account (no matter how low) you are putting that out to the universe and instead focusing on the lack of money, you are being grateful for what’s in the bank account.  If you continue to focus on the lack, or stress in your life, you are only going to manifest that back in your reality in some way.

What you can expect from a regular gratitude practice?

  1. You feel happier – you focus on the good things happening in your life
  2. Reduces negative emotions – feel less negative
  3. Increases your self worth – gets you out of the ‘poor me’ syndrome mentality
  4. Improves relationships with others including your loved ones

So, it’s time for a shift in our attitude to create a daily gratitude practice to help create love and miracles in our lives.

  1. Need an affirmation, try this one:  Gratitude is my only attitude (Gabrielle Bernstein, Miracles Now)
  2. Get a Gratitude Journal (I bought mine from Kikki K) or you can just grab any notebook that makes you feel like sharing your grateful moments.  If you prefer an App, there are plenty of Apps in the market as well.
  3. Each night before you go to bed, write in your gratitude journal at least 3 things you are grateful for. Here’s some examples of what I am grateful for:

I am grateful for my son DJ who lights me up and reminds me of the light in me

I am grateful for the sunshine

I am grateful for eating such nourishing foods that fill me up with energy

 

It’s that easy, so give it ago. I would love to hear from you, post a comment below or on the Facebook page.

My Top 3 Tips for Busting Through Blocks

Are you feeling blocked and disconnected? Do you feel out of the flow? Are you noticing a lot of your fears and stress creeping up and stopping you from living to your fullest potential. Are you noticing yourself feeling needy, judgmental or trying to control situations?  Do you want to know how to create more miracles in your life? 

The secret to busting through the blocks is simple:

1.  Start with the “F word” as Gabrielle Bernstein calls it. The “F Word” isn’t what you think. Forgiveness is the key to start creating miracles in your life.  Once you start forgiving yourself and others in your life, you will create more miracles, more flow, more of what you want.  If you notice yourself being judgmental or attacking others, simply forgive yourself by saying “I forgive myself for speaking badly about X, I am willing to let it go and choose love instead.”  By doing this practice, you will start to create more miracles.

2. Choose Love over Fear.  Be willing to notice your fears. Write down a list of your top 10 fears.  Why are you fearing those things on your list?  Have they been around in your life for a while? Normally, some of our fears are a result from childhood or our beliefs. Just remember fears and stress are just an illusion.  It isn’t real.  Each time you choose love instead of fear is a miracle. Look at your fears differently.

3. Be Willing to Change Your Perception. Be willing to let go of your fears to the universe. Choose love instead. Be willing to change your perception of your fears. Can you look at your fears differently? Start tuning into your intuition and listen to your heart.  Start being grateful for your areas in your life which might seem daunting or scary right now. In every difficult life situation there’s a lesson. There’s something for us to learn so we can grow and get through these times a lot easier next time.

If you follow this practice everyday for the next 40 days, you will start to see a lot of miracles in your life. The things that have been difficult before, will become easier.  Everything will just feel and seem easier. 

Post a comment below if this resonated with you or if you have your own practice to create miracles in your life.

 

 

 

 

 

A poem + meditation practice

Today is the day I embrace change

I begin my day with gratitude, love, meditation and intention

I am willing to see the truth about me

I’m willing to let go of fear, stress and self-doubt

I choose to live in the moment and be present

I choose to ground through my feet and tune into my intuition

I choose to be connected to my body and be happy

I choose to love myself again and lead with my heart and not my head

I am love. I am abundance. I am authentic. I am worthy. I am patient. I am connected. I am creative. I am kind.

I’m loving my body and my new attitude.

I wrote this poem because of how I was feeling inside. I noticed after 4 days without my regular meditation practice I was feeling out of alignment, disconnected to my body and living from the ego and fear based thoughts which caused me to not take care of myself and instead talk negatively to myself with unloving words.  I felt unworthy of anything. I felt confused.  I woke-up today. I choose to embrace change and tune myself back into my body and listen to my intuition.  I don’t want to live from ego, I love feeling connected and balanced. 

Meditation is so important as it helps to calm our nervous system, we become calmer and able to deal with things easily.  Here’s a different way to think of meditation.  Every morning, we brush our teeth and take a shower to wash away the dirt from yesterday, but what about washing away yesterday’s stress?! Do you want to hold onto yesterday’s stress which after a period of time could turn into anxiety, stress and fear? Stress builds up in the body with pain and tightness. We tend to hold onto our stress and tension in our bodies, so by not focusing on our issues, we are just feeding our bodies with  more tension and tightness.  Would you prefer to live in the moment, trust your intuition and be more connected to your body? Making time to meditation and relax each day will help cope far more easily with life’s challenges.

I needed to experience what I experienced over the last four days because at least I know how to get myself back in alignment. I need to keep up my morning routine which includes meditation.  In Kundalini Yoga, it is suggested you pick a practice and stick to it for 40 days. I am actually going to increase it twice-a-day instead of once. I don’t want to go to sleep with the days’ stresses. I want to let it go so I can sleep more soundly and wake up feeling rested without any stress in my body.  It’s just like brushing your teeth or having a shower, you want to get rid of the dirt, but in meditation we are just getting connected, present and alleviating any stress in the body. 

“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom,” Gautama Buddha

So, what meditation practice should you choose if you are new to meditation? There are so many meditation albums to choose from it’s hard to determine what will be best for you.  Over the next few weeks, I am going to introduce you to different meditations and breathing practices you can try at homePick a practice and stick to it for 40 days. I would love to know how the practice goes for you over on the Facebook page.  Feel free to leave a comment with any questions and I will respond within 24 hours. 

My mission is to help provide you with strategies and tools to get you connected to your body, live in the moment and be radiantly happy.  I want to make a difference in the world.  By letting go of suffering, busting through blocks that stop us from creating flow, you can create more flow in life and more of what you want.You will be happier, your kids and partner will be happier. It’s all about nurturing the nurturer.