I built my entire business as an intuitive on gratitude. Years ago when I started doing readings in a local bookstore, I was scared. I had given up an engineering salary and made $6 a day after taxes and the bookstore fee, if that much. I didn’t know how to “build a business.” That is when the angels taught me the power of gratitude.
They advised me to do a quick meditaiton every morning – to simply sit in gratitude for the fact that I could do something I loved and then when I felt full of light to imagine this light light beaming out from me in all directions. I was then instructed to telepathically make one simple statement, “If my work can serve you and you’ll honor the exchange, please find me.”
People started walking into the bookstore. “I don’t know why I’m here. I was driving by and felt like someone could help me.” I did. The angels instructed me to give thanks after each reading. “Thank you God for the chance to help this soul. I’m ready to serve another.” They advised me to give thanks after paying each bill. “Thank you God for the money to pay this bill. Thank you for the refill.” I started giving thanks for everything in my life and everyting to come… and it came.
The two slowest days of the week at the bookstore turned into the busiest days. One-person classees gave way to classes for twelve, then twenty, then more… When the bookstore closed three years later I had a thriving home practice.
To this day, I give thanks for everything present and future. The angels taught me that as long as I can give thanks, I can naturally tap into the abundance of love available in the universe.
Here are a few pointers to practice abundant gratitude:
1. Give thanks for yourself
My mom took classes from a Jesuit priest who encouraged her to go to the mirror each morning and simply say, “Thank you for making me the beautiful soul that I am.” Self-appreciation is not conceit. It is an acknowledgement of the the Creator’s love that lives within you.
Every morning thank the Divine for making you the beautiful soul that you are. Every night give thanks for at least 3-5 things about yourself whether they are characteristics, features, or loving thoughts, words, or deeds.
2. Give thanks for what you are creating
Giving thanks for your desired future is a powerful way of bringing into the presence. It builds up a field of believe around you that becomes magnetic to what you desire.
When you can truly appreciate your future as if it is here now, you are well on the way to having it appear.
3. Give thanks for things you normally take for grantedb
Life is a miracle! Give thanks for the sun shining upon you, the rain that nourishes the land, the folks that grew your coffee, for the locks on your car door that someone took hundreds of hours to design, running water, your beating hear… You get the idea!
Everywhere you look there are loving creations and we take so many for granted every day.
Extra credit – Give thanks for something that was painful or challenging
This one is not easy, but when you can authentically give thanks for the love and lessons even in your toughest challenges, you have completely transformed them and have made huge progress in mastering your thoughts.
Happy Thanksgiving to those of you who celebrate it! I am thankful for each one of you!