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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

Practice The Law of Gratitude

By: Gloria Marie

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If you want one practice that you do on a daily basis, gratitude is it! Gratitude connects us to God and the amazing powers of the Universe. Think of it like a thread that keeps you attached to God and your Inner Self. You can remain in a state of gratitude to ensure the thread stays unbroken. Let your thread be strong and constant. The Law of Gratitude is is a powerful practice for manifestation.

If you fix on the best, you will be surrounded by the best and receive the best. Gratitude lets abundance flow. No matter what your circumstances are, there is something you are grateful for today. Did you have water to drink? Were you able to eat a meal today? And to take it a step further, did you wake up today? That in and of itself is a major cause for a celebration of gratitude. What was your mood like when you woke up? Normally, my feet do not touch the floor without thanking God for the gift of another day.

Dissatisfaction = Disconnect

The equation is really that simple. When you are dissatisfied you have cut yourself off from God and from the flow of abundance from the Universe. Try today giving thanks continually. See if you feel differently at the end of the day.

Deepak Chopra says, “Gratitude is like a flash light in a dark forest”. It will get you in touch with your higher self and help you see through the darkness.

I have done blogs on Gratitude Journals, which I believe are wonderful. Today though try this exercise. Find a quiet place to sit. Take some deep breaths. Think of five people, events or places that fill your heart with a sense of gratitude. Try to get out of your head and into your heart. Write these five things down and next time you feel fear or are dissatisfied, read them and get in touch with the warm, wonderful feeling of gratitude in your heart.