How can you channel gratitude into your life even during a stressful situation or hardship? How does this change the energy you receive in return?
The reason gratitude is so important to practice, is because by giving thanks- we're actually changing the energy of what's flowing TOWARDS us. Meaning, when we say THANK YOU for experiences that we might not actually feel grateful for (pain, loss, heartbreak, etc), that means we're open to receive. When do we typically say thank you? When we've just received a gift, a compliment, a favor. Our mind and body are programmed on a cellular level that if we've given thanks, then we're RECEIVING. This shifts the energy to be flowing TOWARDS us, rather than against us. So, rather than just giving thanks when it feels natural to do so- can you also give thanks in the face of hardship? When you do, how does that feel? Know that this does take some practice. And it's important to not just say it, but to really FEEL it. This might take awhile. And that's okay. The point is just to practice it regularly enough that it becomes something you believe. This is when change occurs.