Does gratitude fuel the Law of Attraction?
Most of you reading this are somewhat familiar with the Law of Attraction. Even if you’re not it stands to reason that it’s referencing a universal law. That something acts like a magnet and attracts. But what and why and how does that actually work?
There is an old saying “water seeks it’s own level”. Think about water. It certainly does seek, or attract it’s own level, doesn’t it? Water doesn’t act like a shelf, with some being high and some being low, at least without the wind or the tides. The Law of Attraction acts much the same way. Like attracts like, but it works on an energetic level which translates into a physical level as many things do. You’ve certainly heard that positive thinking brings about positive results haven’t you? Have you also seen that backfire? I have and let me explain why.
It’s not so much the expression you make 5% of the time that combusts into a manifestation.
It’s the expression you make 95% of the time that is creative. Think back to your “positive thinking”. Think back to your style of affirming what you want, or your affirmations in general. They’re all fine and good for the time when you’re giving them attention, but what are you doing the rest of the time? Is it possible you’re giving more attention to your lack? Are you giving more attention to complaining about your present circumstances then anything else? You don’t have to be doing this out loud either. This is an energetic thing, a vibe thing. That’s when you think positive thinking backfires, but it really doesn’t. It’s always working perfectly as the Law of Attraction.
Trade your expectation for appreciation and the world changes instantly. –Tony Robins
Being grateful brings you more to be grateful for. That’s why and how gratitude fuels the Law of Attraction. Let’s say you’re trying to affirm what you want as already being a fact, but your mind continues to drift back to your perceived lack. This is when adopting an attitude of gratitude comes in perfectly.
Instead of trying to affirm something that you don’t really believe, start by being grateful for what you do have. There are times when all of us can feel sorry for ourselves, when all we can see or think about is lack, but no matter what happens, remember there is always something to be grateful for. Think of it the way the Buddha expressed. “Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.” — Buddha
When you practice gratitude you are giving attention to what you do have and the result is a feeling of abundance. Feeling abundance attracts abundance. You’re giving off the wealth “vibe”. That’s the truth about the Law of Attraction and you attract abundance in all the ways you desire, love, health, happiness and material things as well. That’s an example of how gratitude fuels the Law of Attraction to help you get what you want.
Benefits of Feeling Gratitude
- You feel happier
- Improves your relationships
- Motivates others around you
- Improved heath
- Increased energy
- Increased productivity
- Finances improve
Here are some simple ways to practice gratitude
- Keep a gratitude journal
- Let others know you appreciate them
- Send appreciative thoughts to someone you’d like to thank
- Count your blessings
- Meditate while focusing on something you’re grateful for
- Consciously look for things to feel grateful for
- Give attention to what you do have rather than what you don’t have
Let’s take that even one step further
You can be amazed at life, amazed at your very existence. After all, when you think of it aren’t the stars and the planets amazing? Isn’t it amazing that you are breathing? Isn’t it amazing that life exists at all? Then there is consciousness. Isn’t it absolutely amazing that you can think and even more amazing that you can observe yourself thinking? Those things are never changing and they’re not dependant on circumstances. No matter what you can always be grateful for all of that.
If they can be happy then you certainly can.
Have you ever seen those who are dirt poor by your own standards yet have smiling faces and happy dispositions? Why? It’s simple, they are happy for what is, not what isn’t.
Most importantly there’s happiness. If you practice gratitude for just one thing let it be for your happiness. How can you feel grateful and unhappy at the same time.? It’s simple, you can’t. It’s just not possible if you’re really grateful that is.
“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” – Epictetus
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