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Gratitude: Manifest What You Want

Monday, October 12, 2015
Written by:
Christy Johnson, Ph.D.
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“Cultivating Gratitude” surfaced as the topic for one of my favorite Twitter chats last week and I noticed my negative reaction to the word gratitude. While I consider myself a thankful and optimistic person, every time I started a gratitude journal I abandoned it a day or two later, feeling defeated and hard on myself for my apparent lack of gratefulness. In exploring my reluctance before the chat I uncovered a soul contract where I agreed to suffer with a family member. Releasing this contract dissolved my gratitude block.

“Gratitude: To be thankful widens the expression of your heart, and increases your ability to nourish the good in and around you.”* Consider thankfulness as heart fuel. You cannot constrict your heart when you feel grateful. In fact, appreciating life strengthens your heart “muscle,” opening you to increasing joy and fulfillment both now and in the future.

You probably know from the Law of Attraction “like attracts like” so where you focus impacts what you draw toward you in life. When you attend to and act on what you want, you grow the good. 

Gratitude further accelerates bringing what you want via appreciation. Essentially you ask the universe to keep refilling your life with deliciousness, please and thank you. In my Akashic Records work, the positive or negative charge on anything points the way toward greater harmony. Thankfulness not only increases the positive, it also softens what challenges you.

Support feeling grateful and fulfilled via Jin Shin Jyutsu® (JSJ) acupressure Safety Energy Lock (SEL) 9 self-help by gently holding SEL 19, an easier place to access. SEL 9 also harmonizes beginnings and endings, perfect opportunities for practicing gratitude. As always with JSJ self-helps, you can hold the points for thirty-six exhales and inhales, a fixed length of time or until they feel complete.

Do you consciously practice gratitude? Do you feel grateful even in the midst of life challenges?

*The gratitude quote comes from The Original Angel Card Book – Inspirational Messages and Meditations by Kathy Tyler and Joy Drake.


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