Gratitude can be the ticket out of hell. It’s a powerful and grounding tool available to anyone. No potions, expensive retreats, complicated chants or guides necessary. A truly inclusive and accessible healing practice that can move mountains of stagnant or trapped energy, if you let it.
In a world where it’s too easy to slip into the comparison trap (hello social media), and ideals of perfectionism are perpetuated by our idols, it’s no wonder we find ourselves caught up in the gimme gimme vs. the thank you thank you practice.
In a powerful (and very public) declaration I am going to call myself out on this one and own up to this shadowy habit of mine. I have spent years working to create a life of freedom, abundance and joy and in the process I have sent many requests out into the ether. Miraculously, many times they have been received and actually multiplied into something better than I could have ever imagined.
In the midst of the busyness that is life and the human condition of seeking til we die, I have forgotten to say thank you. I’ve forgotten to celebrate, and pause before moving on to the next manifestation.
Let’s be honest we’re probably all guilty of this, and no there’s nothing “bad” or “wrong” with it. No judgement here, we all have to follow our own aligned path. But doesn’t it feel a little out of alignment? A little self-centered even. To ask and ask, and then when the Extraordinary Universal Life Force Energy actually delivers, we say k thanks, next!
What if we created a little more ritual around these wins? What if we made a little more room for the sacred in our everyday lives? For worship, for gratitude, and for humility.
So this is my call to action, join me if inspired, let’s write out gratitude lists and thank you’s for manifestations come through. There’s something so powerful about speaking directly to the Universe, so I’ve decided I’ll use a portion of this journal to say thank you. Thank you with depth, thank you with love and thank you with mindfulness. Stay tuned for my first love letter. I promise to share these thank you’s with you every time a manifestation comes through or as often as I’m guided.