The Energy Of Gratitude
Gratitude is one of the languages of the law of attraction. Gratitude has its own energy, feeling and charge with it that creates momentum for us in our manifesting space. That is, if we use it correctly.
Gratitude is more than just saying thank you or putting out a sign of appreciation. It is an energetic vibration that you can learn to cultivate further in order to bring more of what you want in.
Fear of expressing gratitude
Have you ever noticed that sometime you are resistant to being grateful? Especially if you are in a state of lack or fear? It is the exact wrong time to be withholding gratitude energy, but it is when we do it most.
It is always interesting to me as a healer to see how people are afraid of expressing gratitude to others. It is almost as if they think that if they express gratitude that will be it. Nothing else will ever be done for them or given to them. It is as if we think if we say thank you, we are saying "that's enough". It is quite the opposite.
By withholding the gratitude we are saying "that's enough" and by giving it out, openly and freely we are going to receive.
There is another issue with how we typically give out the vibration of gratitude, through obligation. We feel like we should be grateful for what is in front of us and we don't allow ourselves to feel anything differently. These vibes of gratitude often come out as shoulds... "I should be grateful for..."
This is basically letting the universe know "This is all I am allowed to have and I know it, so... thanks, I guess."
This obligation energy could come from social programming, religious messages, etc. But it also can come from a feeling of not deserving to ask for what we want. We may have received a projection from someone else onto us a feeling of not wanting to give more and we can pick that up and take it as we are wrong for wanting more.
Wanting "more" isn't always about being insatiable or unsatisfied It could be a growth message insides ourselves that knows there is more to be had. If the ego is asking for more, of course, check you motives, but if your spirit is asking for more, check your blocks.
So how do you know if your ego is asking for more or your spirit? Your spirit comes from a place of plenty. A place inside you that knows there are no limits but your own mind. The ego mind often speaks from a place of fear, obligation or lack as we discussed above. Once you release your gratitude energy from your obligations and fears, you can clarify what you want.
You can access an ego healing here.
Authentic gratitude is an energy that comes alive in you that warms your heart, lifts your spirits and makes you want to say "yes." You can't fake this stuff, it has to come from a very real connection between you and the experience you are having.
Some of the happiest people are the poorest. This is not about materials, this is about the joy of experiences you want more of.
Cultivating an authentic gratitude space within yourself
Start small by coming up with something that is easy for you to be grateful for. Someone who you love unconditionally or an experience you find ease in. Feel into that sensation in the body and identify that energy. Get to know it and acknowledge that you can pull that energy into yourself instantly by bringing up the memory of this person.
Now think of something you are wishing for and how you would feel if you already have it. How does that feeling differ from the first feeling? If it is different, see if you can feel into that authentic gratitude for the second thing the same way you did the first. This is moving into a present gratitude that will help you move into realizing what you are wishing for is already in motion and gratitude will fuel it coming into your life further.
Using the first sensation as a touch point you can do this with many things including things you struggle with being grateful for or find difficulty seeing the gift it. You are using the energy of gratitude to shift your energy and mind into a different state of being this way. The conflict can not exist, so one has to take over and if you use authentic gratitude in this way, it can be what takes over and resolves the vibrational issue that is causing you discomfort.
This video below is one I found to be a good description on how to take the gratitude energy deeper.
I am grateful for you the reader. Post questions below.