The 3 Day Gratitude Challenge!
Written by Jafree Ozwald and Margot Zaher
Gratitude is one of the highest vibrations on the planet. It is a close cousin to love and comes spontaneously from opening your heart to love itself. The energy of gratitude is soooo powerful that it instantly opens your heart, and connects you to the Divine power in all of existence. In every moment you have the opportunity to be grateful for what is showing up. The real question is HOW to remain in this constant state of gratitude without having to always reboot your mind and refocus back on it. The secret to this answer is in increasing the general vibration and consciousness within your body. So we invite you to take on our 3 Day Gratitude Challenge to upgrade your life and start living in Gratis-Ville! It starts first thing tomorrow morning before you get out of bed. You simply put on your "Gratitude Glasses" and begin SEEING everything in your life from this Grace-filled state. As you practice your new all-seeing "Gratitude Vision" you are strengthening your ability to relax and experience every moment as perfect and Divine. And by focusing on Gratefulness you are making your life reeeeally GREAT!!
"To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven." ~ Johannes A. Gaertner
Now, here comes the fun part! Wear your Gratitude Glasses all day long for 3 consecutive days. This consistent focus on perceiving events with joy, appreciation and trust will jumpstart your gratitude engines. On the fourth day you will drop into an automatic gratitude vibration and have the momentum to glide through the rest of the week with ease and Grace. If for some bizarre reason your glasses fall off because of some outer circumstance was not in alignment with your desires, simply recognize that this was not what your ego wanted, yet was what Grace required for the good of ALL concerned. Sometimes we cannot see the bigger picture why "bad things happen to good people" yet as far as the soul is concerned on its infinite journey, its all welcome here.
"Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy -- because we will always want to have something else or something more." ~ Brother David Steindl-Rast
Below are 4 Secrets to help you remain in the constant vibration of Gratitude for 3 days in a row!
Secret #1 - Live your Life as Gratitude. Living your life as gratitude is recognizing that all action is Grace in action. It's about acknowledging EVERY experience, thought, person and situation as a gift from Grace, a blessing from the Divine, and having appreciation for the experience no matter what it is. You trust that everything Life brings to you is indeed a gift, or something that will enrich your life, even if it does not first appear that way to the mind. There is a gift and a blessing in everything. Even in those moments that appear the bleakest. The secret is to SEEK the gift and give thanks for something in those difficult moments. When you begin to do this, and truly live AS the vibration of gratitude itself. This is when miraculous things happen! You will see on your 3rd Day of Gratitude that the world lovingly supports your every wish and need. A natural thankful energy for every occurrence will spontaneously arise by your third day and you'll be astounded how amazing life truly is!
Secret #2 - Ask yourself the Big "G" Question. The Big Question we're speaking of here is, "What am I the most Grateful for right now?" The answer might be as simple as, "My health, clean air to breathe, or my heart is beating and I'm alive with Life!" The reason we suggest you keep asking this question is that your answer will change with each new moment. When you dive deeply into this question it becomes easier to slip into the Divine Drift of constant appreciation. The more you ask it the greater gratitude gets magnified. The G question is easy to remember and creates a profound shift in your energy field where you'll instantly feel more expansive and open to what life is offering you now.
Secret #3 - Reset the Complaining Mind to Thankful Thinking. Your mind is probably already somewhat addicted to complaining. It thinks its job is to notify you of what it believes is missing in your life. When you try to resist, judge or ignore the complaining thoughts, you'll find that they resurface again fairly soon. To free your mind from complaints forever, simply investigate what the mind REALLY needs, wants and desires. This complaint is actually coming from a smaller part of your mind that is trying to ask for what it wants, yet cannot actually speak it. So the next time you hear yourself complain about something, purposefully shift your focus INSIDE to what your heart is really truly longing for. In j ust those few moments you'll reset your mind to finding and feeling gratitude in the simple things again. If you just cannot investigate yourself and find what your heart really wants, you can always retrain your brain to FEEL grateful. Every time something happens, say to yourself, " I am so grateful for XYZ". If you don't feel gratitude, just be curious and ask yourself, "What would it feel like to be grateful for this?" Gratitude is like the sun in the sky in that its always present, yet sometimes its hidden from our vision by clouds. The mind can get very cloudy when we are always focused on complaints. Find the Light in everything and your mind will be free!
Secret #4 - Make your Gratitude Commitment Each Day's Priority. Your level of commitment equals the degree of success you'll experience. A commitment is simply a shift in your consciousness to becoming DEEPLY and consistently aware of what you really want. Making a constant commitment to gratitude for 3 days can only happen if its the MOST important thing about each day. When something is a priority in your life it takes precedence over everything! This means you're incorporating the "no matter what" philosophy. Meaning, no matter what happens, you are choosing to be grateful. Your devotion to gratitude acts as an attraction magnet for what is good and beautiful. When you are 100% committed to living in g ratitude, you instantly become a magnet for what you love and desire, which makes it EASIER to remain in devotion. Being grateful for what you already are experiencing, you are sending out powerful loving energy that magnetizes back to you even more beautiful experiences. Just focus on being, doing and experiencing JUST this one thing for 72 hours. You'll be AMAZED at what happens in your life.
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