Good Morning!!! Tuesday Gratitude Practice is here!!! How will you take what you are grateful for through the rest of your day? This isn't just about writing it down and sending it back… put it out there! Let the world feel your appreciation! Let's make a difference.
This only takes a few moments to do but gives to you for much, much longer. So put down whatever you are doing and take a couple of minutes for yourself. Every Tuesday morning I am going to ask you to write down 5 things that you are grateful for and email them to me (keep for yourself as well). What are you feeling gratitude around? Here are mine for this week:
Maui. Tattoos. Vegan Treats. Tea. Being Single.
There are no right or wrong answers. It is about what you are grateful for. It is proven that doing this once a week makes you happier, healthier, exercise more and less sensitive to perceived slights. You will sweat the small stuff less and focus on what really matters.
So… what are you waiting for???
Food for thought:
You may find yourself going through some big shifts right now. It is that time for many of us where we begin to wake up, to see what has been hidden from our sight because we weren't seeing it within. When you start to get clean, to truly get real with yourself the world changes shape. When you start to recognize the patterns in your life as creations of your beliefs, your excuses, your choices, you can start to change them. Now is the time to begin to grow up, finally.
Adulthood chronologically is somewhere between 18 and 21 in our society. Emotionally it varies from person to person and truly is connected to our energetic intelligence/growth. When we are emotionally intelligent we are able to be energetically clear, or rather, have energetic integrity. Emotional intelligence at its core is understanding that you are only responsible for you and only you, no one is at fault or to blame for who you are and what you do. When you take full responsibility for yourself your energy doesn't push or pull unless you make it do so. When you grow up emotionally/energetically you aren't asking for saving or being a savior; you aren't playing the victim or being the bully; you aren't trying to get others to bend at your will just to satisfy your own desires… you aren't manipulating for reasons that simply benefit self. When you begin to own your ability to run your life with grace and with spiritual intelligence the world you live in begins to behave differently, not just look different.
The shift from bratty child, innocent victim, and ignorant passerby to grown ass adult who is an expert on themselves can be harrowing. It is a bumpy, scary, exhausting and wild ride. You may find yourself in situations you wouldn't have believed you could even be a part of let alone create. You will begin to have to face yourself and in that way you will see the world, more of it, and begin to heal all in the process… the world, after all is a reflection of our inner state (the inner state of all who share in this illusion, this dream we call home). Keep on moving forward, no matter how rough the road you are on seems. Keep on pushing your way through the brush of doubt, fear and shame. Keep on keeping on, the beginning is right around the corner.