The Power of Gratitude
The Power of Gratitude
As Principal of Millennium Education & Absolute Empowerment, I am very blessed and grateful to meet amazing and talented people. I receive so much during the seminars and courses but most of all it is connecting with people and hearing their wisdom. Recently I was very honoured when a client sent me their wisdom about a subject that is dear to my heart – GRATITUDE. I was so touched by it and I wanted to share it with you. So with Anthony’s permission I share his Gratitude article that he has written. Many thanks Anthony for these words that align with the Sacred geometry Crystal Gridding we do on the medical intuitive seminars and Courses – Jean Sheehan
The importance of gratitude as a topic became clear to me after attending a lecture by De-Martini who features in the film the “The Secret”. He stated at the end of his lecture that if you take only one point away from all the information that I have covered this evening then easily having an attitude of gratitude is the most important. Also other writers such as Wayne Dwyer, Seligman etc placed gratitude as one of the most important elements in mans search for happiness. To understand the importance that the concept of gratitude has on the journey one has to first understand the link between the soul and ones thoughts.
HOW CAN GRATITUDE BE DEFINED
Gratitude, thankfulness or appreciation is a positive emotion or attitude which acknowledges a benefit that one has received or will receive. Being grateful acknowledges what we have attracted into our lives. You become aware of the good things that happen to you and the beauty that surrounds you and express your thanks and appreciation without taking them for granted.
The technique of writing an evening journal of five daily blessings has the capacity to change your life beyond belief because as you give thanks an inner shift in your reality will occur. Our perception becomes sharpened and we are more likely to see consciously positive events and situations where before we saw curses. When we are grateful we affirm that a source of goodness exists in our lives. By writing these each day we magnify and expand upon these sources of goodness. Numerous recent studies and research of the impact on people that have kept a gratitude journal over a ten week period compared to those that didn’t proved that the gratitude group were consistently 25% happier than the control group who didn’t keep a gratitude journal.
Scotoma – blind spot of reality
To gain an insight and understanding of how we have created a habit of focusing on what is missing and wrong in our life as well as taking our life for granted we need to explore the concepts of self-esteem, how the mind works and scotomas.
So that we are able to expose and break through the hold that scotoma have on our life we need to start with the awareness that scotoma (blind spots) exist in our lives and that there is other information and perceptions that we are not seeing. The second step is to create a conscious habit of asking ourselves question throughout the day such as:
“What is positive in my life?”
“What beauty surrounds me at this moment?”
“What wisdom and knowledge can I gleam from this experience?”
To use an analogy it is like a picture that we have created of our life with the negative perceptions in the foreground and the positive perceptions blurred in the background. By using gratitude and appreciation we reverse this picture to bring the positive aspects of our life to the foreground. By persisting with this technique new habits are consciously created in the mind which seeks out positive perception and information. This results in endorphins being released from the brain which reduces stress as the nervous system in the mind and body relaxes, the immune system strengthens and the person also experiences a natural state of euphoria as the mind vibrates at a higher frequency.
When you consciously look at the beauty that surrounds you, the trees, flowers, friends, animals, birds etc and give thanks and appreciation for there existence you are bought more fully conscious into the present moment of the beauty that surrounds you. It frees us from ruminating about past problems or future orientated anxieties. In other words you are able to detach yourself from the past or future and anchor yourself fully into the present moment.
When for example you give thanks for the beauty of a flower you become fully conscious of its beauty – you open up to its energies and become fully connected into the moment. To see the beauty of the flower is a conscious action through your mind you become the beauty that you see. You become connected to the flower, fully awake, fully conscious and fully present. The mind at this point is fully lucid, clear and perceptive.
You need to see each moment as an opportunity to find things to give thanks and appreciation for so that you are continually living in the beauty of the moment and therefore raising your vibrational rate.
ABUNDANCE AND GRATITUDE
By consciously appreciating and giving thanks to the abundance that exists in your life you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law. “The more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given to you”. By weaving this ancient spiritual law into the fabric of your daily life you will be designing a wonderful blueprint for your life. By continually practising gratefulness you will positively shift your energy to the highest possible frequency which creates a vibrational match for the positive energy and experiences that you want. You are in a sense sending a clear message to the universe that this is what you would like to experience more of.
GRATITUDE, THE HEART AND INTUITION
Gratitude is one of the keys that opens up the gateway to your heart with the result that an intense spiritual power is released. The higher the vibrational rate that we achieve through the purity of our thoughts enable us to communicate with higher vibrational frequencies or intuition, a knowing without thinking.
This leads us to a new level of awareness, our perception becomes more acute and we are opened to new possibilities. In other words when we practise gratitude our heart opens and we begin to hear the voice of intuition which becomes clearer and louder with life expanding and changing messages which enter our mind with ease. This is part of the grand design of conscious evolution.
The Power of Gratitude©- Article By: Anthony Petcopoulos, Millennium Education & Absolute Empowerment Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast , Queensland, Australia