Gratitude is perhaps one of the most popular tools used by anyone in the business of wellbeing. Whether you're a life coach, a psychotherapist, a spiritual guide, or someone's best friend or parent, ignoring the powerful effects of gratitude in the guidance you provide can be borderline irresponsible.
To answer this question, we have to take into account one important aspect of our minds: our mind cannot differentiate between a memory, a fantasy, and an event that is happening to us in this very moment.
So, what, do you ask, does this fact have anything to do with the power of gratitude? And I'll say, that it has everything to do with it.
To understand the powerful connection between the role of gratitude allowing you to manifest all your dreams and your brain's inability to tell time, we'll need to take a closer look at gratitude and then bring this knowledge together with what we've already learned about the universe.
Let's look at gratitude first. When do we experience gratitude? The answer is, when we have received what we've been wanting. Gratitude carries the emotional signature of already having what you've asked for. It is a high-vibration emotion -- a dizzying concoction of thankfulness, excitement, contentment, joy, and appreciation. When we feel grateful, we feel weightless -- our hearts sing, our faces tingle, and sometimes, our eyes water with tears of joy.
Studies show that people who experience gratitude will trust more, sleep better, think better of others, be more optimistic, feel more motivated, and experience better health.
From our second week together (Week 2: Vibrational Being), we know that we live in a vibrational universe. That all things, physical and non-physical, are made of energy, and that energy, in addition to being vibrational, is also magnetic. It is this magnetic nature of energy that is at the core of the Law of Attraction, because two things that vibrate at the same frequency will be attracted to each other.
This means that if you're feeling joy, and the vibrational frequency of joy is active within you, more people, things, and experiences that bring you joy will be attracted to you. This is law -- confirmed by quantum physics and active within everything in this universe.
Now, the inverse is true too. This is why expressions like "When it rains, it pours" exist. Because if the vibrational signature of frustration is active within you, more things that will frustrate you will inevitably find their way to you.
Now, knowing this about the way the universe organizes itself, can you see why gratitude is such a powerful tool in our lives?
Gratitude is the frequency of manifestation -- of creation -- because it tells the universe that you already have what it is you desire. And because your mind does not know the difference between fantasy, memory and what is happening right now, when you experience gratitude for something that you desire, the object of your desire MUST find its way to you. This is the law. This is how the universe organizes itself -- through matching vibrations.
So, how can you incorporate gratitude in your daily life? Here are a few suggestions: