We’ve all read and heard how important it is to be in gratitude. But why? Isn’t it enough to just be content when we get what we’ve been asking for or when are delightfully surprised?
I mean, I guess so, it’s better than nothing. But, being content is like 10% of gratitude.
Gratitude is a game changer. Its vibration is so high it has the ability to change your field, the energy around you. And, it can help you bring more experiences like the one you’re grateful for.
Recognizing moments where you have been blessed are moments to be grateful for.
Gratitude journals are always good, but there’s a difference between acknowledging what you’re grateful for, writing it down and forgetting about it versus feeling gratitude in your heart where that vibration can permeate you and become you. I feel like gratitude journals keep the gratitude in our head.
In my previous post, I talked about bringing thoughts from our head into our heart. Working with gratitude is the same. When something happens in your life that you're grateful for, acknowledging it and being in the energy of it is easy. Here's the technique I use.
The moment I experience gratitude, in other words, the moment I recognize that I’m grateful for something (that’s the head part), I take a breath and bring that recognition into my heart center and hold it there. I feel the excitement, the joy, and the love. I’ll also say, “thank you, please bring me more (of whatever it is I'm grateful for).”
The vibration of gratitude can fill our energy field from our heart better than from our head.
We know from keeping gratitude journals that we can always find 5-10 things in a day to be grateful for. Imagine if your energy field were filled with this gratitude throughout the day.
Getting started with bringing the energy of gratitude into your heart may take some practice, but once you get going, it will become as second nature as breathing.