Now that you hopefully have completed Step 1 and have a clear definition of what abundance means to you; of your desires and wants, and have practiced mindfulness and letting go over the past week in regards to any limiting or negative thoughts and feelings that your mind produced, it’s time to move on to Step 2.
It only takes a few minutes a day, but has abundant benefits. Each morning or evening (ideally both), take a few minutes to reflect upon the things you're thankful for and you will raise your energy, experience more positive emotions, feel more alive, sleep better, and even strengthen your immune system, and have you feeling excited about your day and life.
Scientifically verified, practicing gratitude can significantly increase well-being and life satisfaction. It’s not difficult to find things to be thankful for, even if you believe your life pretty much sucks.
While you can give thanks for your wonderful family, for your beautiful home, your job, even the sunshine (or rain), the warm water in your shower, the first cup of coffee, the air you breathe, you can also give thanks to your wants and desires as if they’ve already happened. Attach the present feelings of gratitude for things you already have (familiar feelings), to the things you desire. Visualise them as if already in your life, feel how happy and grateful you are. Doing this daily draws your desires from your future into the present.
Remember, your mind doesn’t care if it’s true or false. It simply responds to the pictures and words (thoughts) you install. If right now you suffer from arthritis, for example, see yourself without it. Imagine how it feels to be free of pain and see yourself doing all the things you can do. Feel how that makes you feel (here in the present). Thank the Universe, God…. for your abundant health. In the words of Dr Wayne Dyer – “believe and you will see”.
Watch this Video by Dr Joe Dispenza on the science of how practicing gratitude generates abundance
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