I have always been what I would consider to be a person of gratitude. I have always given thanks for the blessings in my life. However, it wasn’t until more recently that I started to really understand the power of gratitude and appreciation.
Almost all of the books I have read on manifestation, the law of attraction, quantum physics and becoming the best version of ourselves (to name a few) all reference Gratitude as the primary practice used to facilitate any kind of change, growth or manifestation in life.
After realizing that all of these books talk about the same idea for tapping into our desired futures, I started using the time when I am out walking my dogs to really develop and strengthen my daily gratitude practice.
I started out very general in the beginning and spoke out loud to God/ The Universe/ Source /Holy Spirit (whatever you choose to call our Higher Power/Inner Being) . I began appreciating all the people in my life, my home, my family, and all of the things already present in my life.
When I began with those words and started to really tap into the feelings and emotions that they would conjure up, then I would begin to get a little more specific. I started speaking out loud my appreciation for things that have not yet shown up in my life. If you really get into your imagination and then begin to feel as if the desired outcome has already manifested or taken place that is when you are tapping into the quantum field and you begin to draw the experience towards you!
It is truly powerful to experience that rush of emotion and feel it throughout your entire body as you visualize the future you want to create. Everything begins with an idea, a thought, and when you tap into those feelings and are raising your vibration, that is when the ideas will come to you that will lead you to your desired outcome! When you practice holding that feeling and really milking it for as long as you can you will notice everything begin to change in your life.
I started taking two walks a day just to get those emotions powered up again and I can’t tell you all of the ways my life and the lives of my family have been changed. I began to embody the characteristics of my future self and by doing that, almost as if by magic, relationships were strengthened.
I was able to make peace with the past and let old stories go because I had raised my vibration so much that the meaning I had given the stories had changed for me. I no longer was holding on to the negative meaning I gave them but instead saw everything with the new meaning, that everything in my past happened FOR me (not TO me). I was not a victim of my past, but the creator of my future and everything that led me to this point was necessary to becoming who I am today.
This one practice alone is the key to living the life of your dreams.