Autumn brings the season of Thanksgiving in many cultures. It is a time to celebrate the harvest, to open our doors to friends and family and celebrate the spirit of gratitude and abundance. Although we tend to focus more on gratitude at this time of the year; practicing gratitude daily is a simple way to enhance your life on all levels.
Gratitude is one of the most powerful energies there is. It transforms and empowers lives, opening doors to better opportunities. Those who practice gratitude daily align their energies and consciously direct their focus to what they do want. This develops more optimism, which in turn increases the amount of abundance and prosperity that enters your life.
Focus on blessings and gratitude is more than a mere platitude. In fact, researchers have discovered that optimists have better mental, emotional and physical health overall and they live longer!
Gratitude is the direct path to optimism and leading an inspired life. When you fill your world with thoughts of blessings and abundance, it suppresses the stress responses that cause anxiety and self-doubt. The conscious mind has a finite amount of space, so directing your thoughts consciously in positive ways directly impacts your outlook and experiences in life.
One of the simplest ways to adopt a mindset of gratitude and fulfillment year round is to create your space to be a haven that welcomes and enhances positive energy. There are many items that can help with this. Gratitude prayers and banners to hang in the dining or living area can serve as a blessing and a reminder to focus on what matters.
Salt lamps are not only beautiful, they clear the air of toxins and negative energy generated by electronics, and they help you breathe easier – both literally and figuratively. The soft glow is warm and inviting. Use them regularly to cleanse your environment and enhance your overall sense of wellbeing.
Feng shui items can directly impact and enhance the energy of your home or workspace. Carefully placing feng shui cures can help welcome abundance and prosperity, while eliminating negative energies. Buddha statues are excellent for focusing on abundance. Fish are said to bring prosperity and elephants can both protect and guide the flow of chi. Creating a harmonious environment welcomes blessings.
Journals are another fantastic way to express gratitude. Fill a journal with all the things that make you feel truly blessed in your life. When you have a down day as we all do sometimes, pull your journal out and read it. You’ll be surprised how quickly reading over all your blessings can restore your faith and improve your outlook.
This season, as you sit to enjoy bountiful feasts and celebrations with friends and family, remember the importance of welcoming the thanksgiving spirit into your daily life. Your world will be transformed