I talk a lot about the law of attraction, especially how it relates to building wealth. If you are new to practicing the law of attraction and are still trying to get your mind around the science of it this will be a good lesson for you. One of the main tenants of the law of attraction is gratitude. It isn’t enough to just vibrate at the same frequency as something you want. You must be grateful for what you get and what you don’t get. Everything is a lesson for us. You see nothing happens to us it happens for us. Every mistake and let down teaches us to do better and try again. For this we must tell the Universe ‘thank you’. All things, as random as they may seem, work together to create the base from which you will grow.
Have you ever been in a situation where you got everything you wanted and more, like a promotion at work. After you got the promotion you suddenly see in your mind’s eye all of the steps that got you there so clearly laid out. You realize being late to work one day you were able to ride in the elevator with someone or someone else getting the job you wanted freed you up to get a better job you didn’t know you wanted or was possible. This happens to me all of the time. I look back over the chain of events and think to myself how obvious it was this was going to happen, but when I was going through the steps it seemed insurmountable. With every setback I have learned to say ‘thank you’ and with every victory I have learned to celebrate like I just won a million dollars.
When life hands you a lemon making lemonade isn’t just about making the best of a bad situation. It’s about being grateful life gave you something you didn’t expect and making something good out of it and not just throwing out the lemon because you wanted an orange. Gratitude can be an important part of attracting abundance that often gets overlooked. One way to make sure you are practicing this piece is to start a gratitude journal. Write down everything you’re grateful for, you may have to try hard to be thankful for having a car accident. It’s not meant to be easy.
Another part of the practice is to be grateful for things that haven’t happened yet. If you’re familiar with the book the Secret it says to act as though something has already happened. For example, if you want to be married have an empty drawer in your dresser, only take up one side of the garage, in other words act as if someone else lives there. You have created space for this person in your life. The next step is to be thankful for that person as if they are there. Don’t look at the space as empty see it and believe it to be full. The Bible says to speak as if those things are already in existence.
The side effect of practicing gratitude is patience and kindness. When things go wrong at work and you’re grateful you’ll find that your energy won’t become negative and\or that you will repel negative energy. The next time life hands you a lemon say ‘thank you’ and make lemonade or grow a lemon tree.
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