I want to speak to you about raising your vibration through gratitude. I have already written a lot about gratitude in various in various shapes and forms but I want to dive into gratitude in a deeper way than I have before. I have realised there's two different ways to do gratitude and that is what I want to share with you today.
In case you haven't read or listened to any of the other things that I have shared on gratitude I will very quickly share the story of my gratitude journey. It started in 2019 when I had to move home. I knew that moving house would be very stressful especially as I am a single mother so have to do nearly everything on my own. From past experience moving seriously depletes me so I decided that this time I would try to put things in place to support myself and hopefully ensure that I was staying in the space that I want to be living in irrespective of the stress that I knew I was most likely going to go under. This decision led to the inspiration to start a Gratitude Group on Facebook. When I started this group I didn’t expect it to be particularly well attended. I thought some close friends might be kind enough to join me and help me in this space but I was not expecting much more than that. What actually happened totally took me by surprise and before I knew it the group was well over 100 people. At the point of writing this blog I think we have close to 600 people in the group which to me is quite a lot, it is certainly more than the five to ten people I thought I was going to have. Initially when set up the group I was only going to do it for the month that I was moving and settling in but because so many people joined I extended it and then extended it again. Until around Christmas time some lovely people in the group and I decided to run it every day for the next year.
I have learnt so much from running this gratitude group and one of these things is what I want to share with you today. What I have realised is that you can do gratitude 2 ways (there might be more but for the purpose of this blog I am going to share 2.
When I started doing it regularly I would sit down every night and I would share five things that I was grateful for. I tried to find five different things every day so that I didn’t just default to a preprepared list of things I was grateful for. I wanted to stretch myself and to change how I interacted with the world. Initially just the change in my focus in life was noticeable because I began looking for things in my life to be grateful for. As I went about my day with the focus of gratitude I started to notice things I would never have done before. I became more sensitive to things of beauty and wonder because I was looking for them. Instead of just driving under the trees on the way to or from school I would notice how the light played off the leaves, or the colour of the leaves, or the sound they made as the wind blew through them. Before this I was often so caught up in my own thoughts that I would pass by without noticing them at all.
What I have now realised is that you can deepen, expand or make this experience even more rich and beautiful. And the way to do this is by stepping more deeply into the things that you've found to be grateful for and building them up and amplifying them. For instance if I have seen a flower in my garden that I have planted, nurtured and grown and it's bloomed. I can see it and note that I am grateful for it and remember that I must add it to my list of gratitudes that evening. This is a very metal experience.
Or I can take it a level deeper. To do this I need to step into the experience with the flower. I can allow the colour of the flower to wash over me to sense the colour rather than just mentally say it in my mind. I can allow myself to feel the energy of the flower and to step into presence with flower experience the joy of the anticipation of it blooming and the joy of seeing it bloom to really percolate in my being. Give space for this experience to expand in my life. The more that I allow myself to truly step into this way of experiencing life the more expanded my heart becomes the more beautiful and joyful my life becomes and the higher my vibration becomes. The next time you see something that you are grateful for allow yourself to experience it with your whole body and then let me know how it went ;)
This is has been a very short little reflection today on raising your vibration through gratitude but to me it's so incredibly important because it takes the little small little things that could be insignificant and it allows you to fully step into the glory of all that they are it allows you to resonate at a higher level and it allows you to bring joy into your life and bliss and just so much magic and happiness in the little moments it's taking those little moments and expanding them so that they take up more space and they take up more time and they allow more energy into your life
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