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The Magic of Gratitude

By: Gloria Marie

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Gratitude is a powerful feeling that will raise your vibration and your energy. When your energy is vibrating at a higher frequency, you will attract more happiness, more love, and more abundance into your life. Gratitude is not ego driven. It is aligned with your true Inner Self and helps you remain in a state of grace. Learn and practice the magic of gratitude.

Think of gratitude like a magnet, and you are pulling more blessing toward yourself. Gratitude is felt in the heart, not the head. When you can remain in a state of gratitude, miracles will occur.

If you feel you are Blessed, more Blessings will follow.

Some days it can be very difficult to feel thankful for anything, but, that is when you dig deep and find something simple to be thankful for. It could be the way the light shines through a window. I could be the sound of the birds chirping in the morning. It could be the person that smiled at you today. It could be a beautiful cloud formation.

Today start a gratitude practice, and you will see positive changes in your life.

Try the ideas below:

1. Before you get out of bed in the morning, think of five things you are grateful for.
2. Keep a gratitude journal. Every day write down several things you are grateful for. Try not to repeat the items.
3. Get into the practice of smiling. Smile at the check-out person at the grocery store. Smile at the stranger that you pass on the street.
4. Write a letter to someone to thank them for their love or their help. How about thanking a former teacher that mentored you?
5. Keep a list handy throughout the day. Every time you feel blessed, write it down. Look it over at the end of the day. How does it make you feel?

Raise your vibration and your energy levels with gratitude. Use the laws of the Universe to work with you, not against you.

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Choose Gratitude

By: Gloria Marie

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When you woke up today, were you excited to start the day? Did you begin the day with a sense of excitement or wonder? Or, did you think, darn, another day? We get trapped in habitual thinking and narrow minded thinking instead of looking at the possibilities. If you began your day with gratitude, it could set the tone for your entire day. Choose gratitude.

Recently, I broke several bones in my foot and it required surgery. I was unable to put any weight on my foot for about six weeks. In a few seconds, my life dramatically changed. Before this, I went to the gym daily and did the minimal workout. Now that working out is not an option, I can hardly wait to go back to the gym and do a kick butt workout.

You may have a job you dislike or dread going to. What if you were unemployed and did not know how to pay the bills this month? If you dislike your job, take some action steps to change careers or change your position, but, in the meantime, be grateful that you have a job, there are many people today that do not have that luxury.

You may not like where you live. What if you were homeless? Again, be grateful you have a place to call home and take action steps to make changes.

This week, try this experiment. When you begin to feel depressed about something, imagine if it was taken away from you. How would you feel? Begin to be thankful for the many blessings you currently have in your life.

Expect something wonderful to happen and that is what you will bring into your life. Get out of the habit of negative thinking. Chip away at it little by little, just like chipping ice from a pond at winter’s end.

“I am the strength, the courage and power to move forward through all experiences and remain joyous.”

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Change and Transformation

By: Gloria Marie

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With the year coming to an end, it is a good time to review your life this past year. There were probably some great moments and some disappointments. Maybe looking back, the year was just not what you expected or had hoped for. The year 2016 had quite a few powerful eclipses and is a year of endings. In numerology, it is a “nine” year, a year of endings. But, of course next year is a “one” year, a year of beginnings. I love the power of the Butterfly to represent change and transformation.

Did you have changes the past several months? Did some people eclipse out of your life?
Did you leave a job or are you thinking about changing careers? Or maybe are you considering moving? In a “nine” year, you may be thinking about a major change in your life. Well, new beginnings are coming in 2017.

A butterfly represents transformation. It has four cycles in its life. If we look closely at the stages, it can provide teaching for us. The “Medicine Card” deck, by Jamie Sams and David Carson, refers to the following four stages:
1. Is this the egg stage: Is it just a thought or idea?
2. Is this the larva stage: Do I need to make a decision?
3. Is this the cocoon stage: Am I developing and doing something to make my idea a reality?
4. Is this the birth stage: Am I sharing my completed idea?

By asking yourself these questions, you will discover the stage you were at in 2016. Many of us were probably at the cocoon stage and are now ready to give birth and FLY! Have the courage to fly and act, but, also remain flexible as to how God will manifest your dreams and transform your life.

God always finds a way to help those whose hearts reach out to Him.

Make Gratitude Your Attitude

By: Gloria Marie

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How did you wake up feeling this morning? Were your first thoughts, “Oh no another day?” The first part of our morning sets the tone for the rest of the day. Our thoughts manifest into our lives. If you started the day with dread, guess what, your day probably would be filled with problems. Instead of dread, make gratitude your attitude in the morning and throughout the day.

On first awakening try saying or thinking, “God thank you for this wondrous day before me.” Gratitude opens us up to our true self and allows grace to enter our lives. When we are connected to our true self in gratitude, success and abundance flows into our lives.

Whatever we put out in the world comes back to us. Being grateful for what you have today, in this present moment, will bring more blessings into your life. All we truly have is this precious, present moment. The past is gone and we do not know what tomorrow will bring.

Even if your life is not quite what you want, there are still things to be grateful for. Look out the window and look at the magnificent world we live in. If you had water to drink and food to eat today, that is a gift.

Besides being grateful on first awakening, there are other ways to make gratitude your attitude.

1. At night, write down three blessing you received. Try not to write the obvious ones. Was there someone who touched your heart? Did something unexpected happen? Did you notice something in nature that was magnificent? I have a small forest behind my house and I am grateful every day to watch the birds. Nature can provide us with simple pleasures. When you write them down, expand a little on your feelings.
2. Write a gratitude letter to someone in your past that had an influence on your life and that you never thanked. It could be a former teacher, a relative, a couch, or maybe a friend. It is up to you whether to send the letter. It is more important to put your feelings on paper

This week make gratitude your attitude. Complain less and see what a difference it makes. Allow grace to flow into your life.

10 Ways to Practice Gratitude

By: Gloria Marie

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Yesterday, my home was spared the wrath of Hurricane Matthew. I spent the day so grateful and thought this would be an appropriate blog. I believe that gratitude is an important component to manifesting your dreams and desires. Gratitude connects you to your true power. It gets you to expect the best and you will get the best! This week try a few of these 10 ways to practice gratitude. I also encourage you to watch the six minute film, “Gratitude.” The link is at the end of this blog.

I have kept a gratitude journal for over ten years. But, I must admit, I am not consistent writing in it. I keep it by my bedside and try to write three things that I am grateful for at the end of the day. Looking back over what I wrote is very heart warming. There are many, many memories. This month though, I wanted to go deeper in my gratitude practice and this is what I came up with.

10 Ways to Practice Gratitude

1. Write down three things you are grateful for and try to do this every day. When I have a disappointing or stressful day, it is amazing when I reflect on the great things or people in my day, it is an automatic attitude changer.
2. Think of a difficult situation or event that happened in your life and spend some journaling about “What was the Blessing” from that situation.
3. Write a gratitude letter to someone that helped make a difference in your life. Here is the link for the blog I wrote about gratitude letters.
4. Make a gratitude visit. Is there someone you could visit that you really appreciate and want to let them know?
5. Before meals, spend a few moments in prayer and silence giving thanks for the food you are about to eat.
6. Think of a gift you received from someone and probably how great it
made you feel. Can you pay it forward and do something for someone that is totally unexpected?
7. Think of a family member that you would like to acknowledge and thank. Give them a call. Usually, we forget to be grateful for those closest to us.
8. Stop at some point in your day and take a few deep breaths. Focus on the word “grateful” as you breathe in and out.
9. Write an affirmation. Start the sentence, “Today I am grateful for ________________.”
10. Write a check to an organization that you appreciate. It does not matter the amount. Even a $10 check is fine.

I would like to close with the beautiful film titled “Gratitude.” It was done by filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg. It is narrated by Brother David Steindl-Rast. It is only six minutes long and I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

One Thing That Makes Life Better

By: Gloria Marie

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One thing that makes life better is gratitude. Our words carry tremendous energy. Living and feeling with a sense of lack in your life, you are going to create more lack. By focusing on gratitude and the many wonderful gifts you are given every day, you will surround yourself with more positive energy and bring more joy into your life.

Our minds are always filled with thoughts. But, you have the power to choose your thoughts. Choose them wisely.  Instead of thoughts of anger, fear or lack switch them to thoughts of gratitude.  You can and will change your life with thoughts of gratitude.

If your life is not quite what you want, thank God for what you have and ask for something better!

Before my feet touch the floor in the morning, I thank God for another day. It is not only the obvious things to be grateful for, but, also the not so obvious things. Did someone smile at you today? Did you see the sky today? Did you have clean water to drink? Some days it may be difficult to find something to be grateful for, we all have days like that. But, on days like that it is even more important to change your energy and find something to be grateful for. Try to expand the feeling throughout your body and heart. In difficult times being grateful will change your perspective and it will allow more happiness in your life.

On the mirror in my bathroom, I have an index card with the following saying, “I am grateful for what I have and I welcome all the gifts this day will bring”. Isn’t that a beautiful way to start a day?

Try this experiment this week:
1. Get a journal or a sheet of paper.
2. Write down 10 things that you are grateful for.
3. Commit to an action plan and read the list them out loud every day for a week.
4. At the end of each day, try to add 3 more items to your list.
5. Continue saying them out loud.

How did you feel at the end of the week? Gratitude is the one thing that can make life better.

The Way of Abundance

By: Gloria Marie

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The way of abundance is through our words because they manifest into our lives. We are conditioned and brought up using phrases. Some of them are so ingrained into our sub-conscious mind that we may not even be aware of them. “Too good to be true.” “You have to work hard for your money.” “Money does not grow on trees.” “My luck won’t last.” “I am desperately looking for a new job.” Do any of these sound familiar?

Most of the time, we are not even aware of using phrases like these. The tape recordings in our minds are programmed for many years. But, once you become aware of your words and thoughts, you can begin to change them.

The examples I gave above will positively, absolutely manifest into your life, if you believe them and if you say them enough. Your wish is the Universes’ command. Instead of the above phrases, how about the following:

I am fully equipped for the Divine plan of my life; I am more than equal to the situation.

God works in unexpected and magic ways. I have perfect confidence in God.

I do not limit God by seeing limitation. With God all things are possible.

I am fearless in letting money go out, knowing God is my immediate and endless supply.

The above sentences help to put your confidence in God. With prayer and gratitude, you can change your beliefs and increase your faith. To believe is to have faith a thing is true. In the beginning a thing is belief, and if held to, it because faith. Believe and have faith in God’s invisible supply. Do not depend on only the visible supply of this Earth.

Recently, a friend of mine needed money for his son’s college tuition. For many months, he would complain how broke he was and that he had no money. He felt that he would only have the money for the tuition, if he could sell a property he owed. He was limiting his beliefs and the power and magic of God. Of course, the property did not sell and he was unable to pay the tuition. His wish was granted!

Start today to attach yourself to God. Let your wishes be granted in magical, unexpected ways.

Shift From Fear to Gratitude

By: Gloria Marie

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Normally, I am pretty good dealing with anxiety. The past several years brought so many crises in my life, that I was left with very little choice than to put on my big girl pants and deal with it. But, this past week brought a situation that threw me off and I needed to back to the basics again. A shift from fear to gratitude was needed.

My son had a crisis at college. A miracle occurred and it was all worked out. The Dean of the Registrar at his University is a Saint and I will be forever grateful for her kindness and compassion. But, even when the situation was worked out, I still felt a lot of anxiety a week later. If you are a parent, you know, that it is so difficult to see your children going through a rough time.

I was meditating every morning, but, I still had that uncomfortable feeling in my solar plexius (about two inches above the navel). When I thought about this and allowed myself some quiet time to acutally feel the anxiety in my body, I realized my ego was in control. The ego was still focusing on the what-ifs. What if it didn’t work out? What would my son do? Can this happen again?

I allowed the ego mind to rule instead of the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is in a state of grace and does what we tell it. That was the shift I needed. Instead of allowing fear based thoughts every time I felt the anxiety, I would focus on gratitude and the miracle that God provided.

It was a subtle shift. Just taking charge of my thoughts and creating a new habit. Gratitude puts us in touch with our higher selves and that aligns us with God, faith, and trust. Deepak Chopra said, “Gratitude is like a flashlight in a dark forest.”

Within in a day of a gratitude shift, the anxiety was gone and I just felt so blessed for the miracle that occurred.

Next time you are filled with stress or anxiety turn your thoughts to gratitude. We can change our habits by changing our thoughts.

4 Ways to Initiate Change into Your Life

By: Gloria Marie

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The holidays can be a very emotional time of year. As the year is nearing an end, you may be reflecting on this past year and possibly be disappointed in how the year went. You may be stressed from too many holiday parties and family visits or you may be stressed because you are alone or facing a life-threatening condition. You can initiate change into your life and you can control how you react to your life, one step at a time. Try these 4 ways to initiate change into your life.

My son recently had lunch with an actor who is currently the lead in a Broadway musical. He asked him, “How do you do the same part over and over and keep it fresh?” The actor said that every week, he picked one aspect of his performance to work on. One week it may his singing or his dancing, or doing his lines with a different motivation. That was how he kept his performance relevant every time he played that role.

This is not unlike our lives. Many times, we try to tackle all our issues, our problems or the changes we want at once. It is much better to pick one area for change, especially if we are feeling stressed or overwhelmed.

1. Pick one area of your life that you would like to change. Usually, it is one of four areas: prosperity, career/work, health, or relationships. This is especially important during this very stressful time of year. By taking control of one area, you will feel more in control of your entire life.
2. Spend some time writing down what you would like to change in that area. Try to be as specific as possible. For example, if you would like more prosperity, what specifically can you do to attract more into your life? Could it be to get a better paying job, get a second job, or stick to a budget better? If you are not sure, spend some time in silence getting in touch with your Inner Self. Practice this until you find an answer. And remember, we are taking one step at a time in one area.
3. When you have decided what you want, write it down where you can see it every day. Visualize it, think about it and pray about it. Know that the Universe is there to bring you your dreams and desires. Have faith.
4. Practice gratitude for what you already have. Thank God every day for the many gifts you already have in your life.

10 Ways to Practice Gratitude

By: Gloria Marie

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With the Thanksgiving holiday this week, I thought a blog about gratitude would be appropriate. I believe that gratitude is an important component to manifesting your dreams and desires. Gratitude connects you to your true power. It gets you to expect the best and you will get the best! This week try a few of these 10  ways to practice gratitude. I also encourage you to watch the six minute film, “Gratitude.” The link is at the end of this blog.

I have kept a gratitude journal for over ten years. But, I must admit, I am not consistent writing in it. I keep it by my bedside and try to write three things that I am grateful for at the end of the day. Looking back over what I wrote is very heart warming. There are many, many memories. This month though, I wanted to go deeper in my gratitude practice and this is what I came up with.

10 Ways to Practice Gratitude

1. Write down three things you are grateful for and try to do this every day. When I have a disappointing or stressful day, it is amazing when I reflect on the great things or people in my day, it is an automatic attitude changer.
2. Think of a difficult situation or event that happened in your life and spend some journaling about “What was the Blessing” from that situation.
3. Write a gratitude letter to someone that helped make a difference in your life. Here is the link for the blog I wrote about gratitude letters.
4. Make a gratitude visit. Is there someone you could visit that you really appreciate and want to let them know?
5. Before meals, spend a few moments in prayer and silence giving thanks for the food you are about to eat.
6. Think of a gift you received from someone and probably how great it
made you feel. Can you pay it forward and do something for someone that is totally unexpected?
7. Think of a family member that you would like to acknowledge and thank. Give them a call. Usually, we forget to be grateful for those closest to us.
8. Stop at some point in your day and take a few deep breaths. Focus on the word “grateful” as you breathe in and out.
9. Write an affirmation. Start the sentence, “Today I am grateful for ________________.”
10. Write a check to an organization that you appreciate. It does not matter the amount. Even a $10 check is fine.

I would like to close with the beautiful film titled “Gratitude.” It was done by filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg. It is narrated by Brother David Steindl-Rast. It is only six minutes long and I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

Link for Gratitude film on YouTube