A focus on gratitude feels almost magical in the awareness it brings to our mind of the beauty and loveliness all around us that Life is all about. Sadhguru wrote, “Every moment a million miracles are happening all around you: a flower blooming, a bird singing, a bee singing, a raindrop falling, a snowflake floating in the clear night air. There is magic everywhere. If you learn to live it, life will be nothing short of a daily miracle.”
Gratitude and appreciation allow us to see the preciousness that is present in each moment. It transforms the every day into a special day. We don’t wait for Life to impress us; we don’t take a mental stance with our arms crossed waiting for Life to show us something to “Wow” about. We know that miracles are already there and that it is up to us to recognize their presence.
Miracle-mindedness is the daily awareness that it is how we’re feeling about Life. It’s what we’re thinking about our self, others and the world as we live Life that causes us to see Life as we see It. Gratitude and appreciation increases our Joy level. We laugh more and forgive more quickly. We are the “see-er,” the decider of what Life is to us, and there is nothing mundane to the miracle-minded.
A good question to ask our self might be: “As I look around me, and as I look within me, does the Life I see look like something to celebrate?” Thich Nhat Hahn wrote, “Life is a miracle, and simply being aware of it can make us very happy.” When we intentionally choose an attitude of gratitude we’re naturally happy, and we all know that when we’re happy we’re not looking for trouble! We want to look for the good within us and around us and praise It. As we praise, applaud and cheer the goodness of Life, our positivity meter goes up higher and higher. And, from that higher, happier, grateful point of view, Life can often appear magical.
Gratitude causes us to be high on Life because it reveals Life to us as it’s created to be. Life IS good, but it’s our moment to moment practice of knowing that’s true, no matter what’s happening, that causes us to side-step or bypass the struggle to be happy, and to Wow Now. We attract people who are happy and enjoying being alive. We see people who are caring about one another, sharing with each other, and living with a peaceful, loving lightness in which there is ease and well-being.
The Law of Attraction that governs the Universe, and everything in It including all of us, always knows perfectly what It’s doing. And, what It’s doing is continuously matching up vibrations in the Unseen, but not un-felt, Field of Energy in which we live. There’s no magical power, out there somewhere, that has the power to change how we see Life individually. There’s no slight of hand that can bring to us the good things we want if we’re not vibrationally ready to receive and experience whatever it is.
Abraham-Hicks tells us, “If there is something that you desire and it’s not coming to you, it always means the same thing: You’re not a vibrational match to your own desire.” For example, we can’t match our desire for world peace and live in conflict with others and fight against the things that happen in the world. And, we can’t experience the good life we want to see while we’re focused on the not-so-good that we want to go away. It’s our conscious desire to see life differently, and our practice of seeing it that way, that changes what we send out vibrationally so that we’re a match to our own desire for good. It’s our conscious intention to see our self and others more spiritually that changes our point of view and our point of attraction.
The Law of Attraction has only one Rule of Thumb: that which is like unto itself is drawn, or said another way, what goes around, comes around. There’s no opposing law anywhere in the Universe to buck the system of the Law of Attraction that governs the Energetic Field of Life. If we’re alive, if we have thought, we’re participating in that Field of Energy whether we want to or not. What goes around as the result of our thinking, comes around as the experiences of our life. The miraculous thing is that even if we don’t like what comes around, it still means the Laws of the Universe are responding to us! We’re a part of the Big Picture, the Big Bang, the One Creation that is the Beloved of God!
We are so known to the Source of our Creation that our Source knows where we are, and how we’re feeling, every moment. We can’t hide under a rock or in our room and keep our vibrational output unseen by an All-Knowing Universe. Abraham-Hicks tells us, “Only when you have a conscious working knowledge of these Universal Laws are you able to be the Deliberate Creator of your own life experience.” When we practice the high vibration of gratitude and appreciation it expands what our mind is able to perceive of the good Life.
It’s been said that few people realize that they have control over the way they feel, and that they can positively affect things that come into their life by deliberately directing their thoughts. But, if you’ve been following us for awhile, then you do! And when you remember that’s true, when you remember that when you choose to look for something good in the moments of your life—no matter what may be happening in your own body or around you, and no matter what others may be seeing and talking about—you can’t fail but to experience something good.
We know that when we feel good, we’re aligned with our Inner Being, our Spirit, the full Beauty of who we truly are. If we want to see and experience more good in our life, and through us more good in the world, there’s no downside to our focusing on gratitude and appreciation for Life as we live It. Rather than waiting until Thanksgiving Day, we can jump-start our thankfulness today. We don’t have to wait, we can “Wow Now” because every moment a million miracles are happening all around us.
The song, “I’m so grateful I’m alive,” by Gary Lynn Floyd and Jami Lula is a beautiful reminder of the gifts our senses give us everyday when it comes to being grateful we’re alive. Starting today and through Thanksgiving Day, you may want to make a list of four things about each of the five senses for which you are grateful.
For example, any of us have happy memories that certain smells bring to mind NOW. I love the smell of a pipe being smoked because the smell happily reminds me of my dad. When we see, hear, taste, touch, or smell something that causes us to remember a happy time, it’s cause to be grateful. There is a lot in the Holiday Season that touches our hearts as it touches our senses.
But to make our list an affective process for raising our vibration of appreciation while we living Life Now, it’s important that whatever we write down each day causes us to feel Grateful we’re alive that day and to appreciate Life as we’re living It in the Present Moment. In this way, as we keep our attitude of gratitude primed at the pump all through the day, we’ll be living our life so that it is nothing short of a daily miracle.
Abraham-Hicks tells us, “In the vibration of appreciation all things come to you. You don’t have to make anything happen. From what you are living, amplify the things you appreciate so that its the dominate vibration you are offering and then only those things that are a vibrational match to that can come to you. Then sit back and know, “You ain’t seen nothing yet!!!”