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Thanksgiving is a special day. For many it is a time to reflect on all of the good that has come into their life. When I think of Thanksgiving, I think of family, friends, health, food, career and many other things. I also think of all of the brave men and women who are away from their families on the front lines defending our freedom.
I encourage everyone to really give some thought to the meaning of today. Absorb it. Reflect. Really think about everything in your life and not the other way around. I also encourage you to take this spirit of thanks forward and apply it as a daily routine.
The Power of Giving Thanks
Each and every day we choose what attitude or vibration we are going to bring to our life. Many fail to realize the power of an “attitude of gratitude”. While in a state of gratitude, we send out the “frequency” that there is abundance in our life and allow the floodgates of health, wealth and abundance to open and flow in your direction.
When we operate in a state of lack, we apply resistance and friction. Both friction and resistance create decay and disintegration. This decay comes in many forms such as stress, anger, excessive drinking and many others.
The Dangers of Lack and Limitation
Throughout the year and even perhaps even today, you might complain or hear someone complain about things that are missing in their life. Perhaps you or someone you know isn’t grateful for all they have in their life.
By operating from a state of lack, we are broadcasting to the universe that we are missing something and we close off the gates of abundance. The reason this is so is because by focusing on the lack and limitation of our “unfavorable” state, we can only direct our attention to the things that we don’t want in your life.
Think about it for a minute. What types of thoughts accompany the following…
- My relationship sucks
- I hate my job
- I’m fat
- I’m broke
- I don’t make enough money
- I hate these bills
- Why are they so lucky all the time?
- And many others…
None of these thoughts can promote a state of mind conducive to creating an attitude of gratitude.
Turning the Tide to a Positive State of Mind
You see, your state of mind dictates all that flows into your life. By being ungrateful, or by not giving thanks for what we already have, we focus on these negative items. By focusing on the negative, our mental state remains in lack and limitation, thus crowding our entire being with an unfavorable vibration or disposition.
I’m sure you remember from elementary that “every action has an equal and opposite reaction”. If you are perpetually in a state of lack and limitation (your action), what reaction can you expect?
So the answer is simple. Find the good in every situation or circumstance. Focus your attention on the positive aspects. Even when it seems that there is no upside.
The Secret to Magnetizing Future Abundance
Also, while many of us give thanks for all that we already have, there is another, equally and perhaps more powerful application of thanks that will increase the flow of good into your life.
Be grateful for all that you are going to receive in your life. Many “new age” teachings illustrate how providing thanks for “things to come” increases resonant vibration as well as attraction. What does this mean?
Simply put, this means that by being thankful for future good, we increase the rate in which we receive that which we desire. While this subject may seem confusing and somewhat esoteric, it’s a basic principle of the mind that is unknown and misunderstood.
You see, your subconscious cannot differentiate between what is real and what is not real. By giving thanks for the things as if already attained, we cause our self serving mechanism to “search and attain” our desires. Increase the thanks, and you increase the speed of your receipt.
Confused? Keep this in mind, we don’t really know how electricity works either, but if we turn on the switch we know that the light will turn on. So don’t worry about questioning the what or how of what was just discussed… just do it!
So whether today and going forward you are thankful for things already in your possession or for future things to come, remember that the key is to be thankful.
Be grateful for everything and you will see marvelous changes in your life.
I wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! May all good fortune come to you and your future generations to come.