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Gratitude. One of the things I struggle with mastering. It should be something as natural as breathing, and for some I’m sure it is. For me, it has to be learned and consciously focused on until it becomes a habit. Of all the things a person could be addicted to, Gratitude would be one fine addiction!

So in keeping with my objectives this year, gratitude plays a vital part. In my exploration, I ran across the following little gem. Take from it what you will…~C

Did you know that there is an effective and an ineffective way to express gratitude?

Unfortunately, the ineffective way is far more common.
It is sort of the default form of gratitude that most people fall into. I was stuck here for a really long time until I found a far more powerful way to practice gratitude, one that moved me into perfect alignment with abundance and greatly accelerated the Law of Attraction.

First, let me talk about the ineffective way to express gratitude. This is gratitude that you express that is related to what is happening in your life right now.

It is closely related to the gratitude and appreciation we learn to express as children (i.e. to say thanks) and that is probably why it is often the default and why so many people get stuck here.

Ineffective gratitude includes things such as:
* your health
* your relationships
* your material posessions
* your friends and family
* a nice vacation

I am not saying that there is anything wrong with this form of gratitude. All I am saying is that it is not nearly as powerful as what I am about to show you.

Often the problem with the above form of gratitude is that it comes from a place of lack. If you have ever expressed gratitude while thinking “at least… I am healthy, or at least I have a great family” then you know what I mean.

This form of gratitude is extremely week because it is based on the present circumstances. In other words, this form of gratitude is conditional. It makes it sound that you are grateful “only if you have good health, a great relationship, etc.”

Unfortunately, conditional gratitude fails to activate the law of attraction. The universe does not respond to conditional requests.

The second form of gratitude is complete in that it is a celebration of life itself, for all the experiences you are having. One other key difference is this.
Effective gratitude comes from an underlying attitude vs. a temporary focus on one item or thing to be grateful for.

With practice, this holistic form of gratitude can become second nature. When it does, the law of attraction will flow far more easily into your life.

The more powerful form of gratitude includes items such as:

* your life
* this awesome planet
* for being who you are
* for future events
* for problems, challenges, and hardships
* for your mistakes
* for your mind
* for your freedom

In other words, you become grateful for this amazing journey of your life regardless of what happens and where it takes you because you know that it is just right for you and that everything is happening for a reason.

When you are expressing effective gratitude, fear and loss disappear. There is no focus on any lack and when you reach this state, that is when abundance can truly start flowing into your life.

Being grateful for what you have in your life (your health, relationships, etc.) has its place. But when you start feeling truly grateful for everything that is happening in your life and open your heart, you will be amazed at how quickly the universe will start to answer.

So, start creating these feelings now, even in the most unlikely or unpleasant circumstances and notice how you begin to attract whatever you focus on into your life.

Source: www.GratitudeLog.com

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EFT tapping helps us drill down right to the “blockages” – it’s physical and invokes our greatest BS detector – our emotional self. Feel good? It’s worked/working. Feel bad or the same? Nothing’s change, keep at it.

EFT cleanses the mind, so what can we do to nurture the soul, once we are free of these god-awful blocks?

Meditation, affirmation, intentions – all of this is good, and I also think cleansing the soul is also important. This is what I’ve found to help accomplish this. (IF YOU CAN THINK OF OTHER METHODS/TECHNIQUES that enrichen the soul and spirit, please share)

Ho’oponopono (Huna tradition)

The basic premise:

Ho’oponopono is not a religion With Ho’oponopono there are no teachers, gurus or high priests. Ho’oponopono practitioners know that the Creator is the only teacher there is. yes, there are those who are more experienced in the practice of Ho’oponopono, but they are regarded in the same way you would regard an older brother or sister.

Ho’oponopono is a tool for atonement, for correcting errors, erasing the effects of past actions and memories that cause havoc and grief in our lives, the lives of others and on mother nature as a whole.

Ho’opononpono has but one requirement: You have to be willing to accept that you are responsible for everything that has happened/is happening in your life. For a lot of people, this is a deal-breaker. If you aren’t willing to be responsible, this system will not work for you – find something else, but if you’ve embraced concepts like the Law of Attraction, you should be okay with this. (I know, it’s still TOUGH)

When faced with any adverse situation, the Ho’oponopono practitioner will immediately ask “What is it in me that is causing this event to take place, this person to behave this way, this sickness to manifest? etc”. Ho’oponopono practitioners know that blaming others is a sure way for making sure of the recurrence of a problem.

There is a lot of free information on the web about Ho’oponopono and I recommend you do a little exploring. In the meantime, here is the basic cleansing meditation that’s common in all of the Ho’oponopono rituals:

“I am sorry”
“Please forgive me”
“I love you”
“And I thank you”

The following explanation comes from the following source: http://www.thereisaway.org

“Dear Father:”
Here we acknowledge the Creator who gives Unconditional Love. If you believe that you are the result of an explosion or worse still that you created yourself, you are going to have a lot of trouble with this one.
The word Father means “Giver Of Life” and I am sure you realise that it has nothing to do with bearded patriarchs.
Addressing the Creator is fundamental to this process, since only the Creator can fix the mess that we (and our ancestors) have created.

“I am sorry”
This statement opens the door to atonement. The moment you take responsibility for any negative manifestation you experience or witness you also create an opportunity for healing.
The apology is not directed to the Creator. The Creator is Spirit and does not need nor care about apologies.
The apology is an acknowledgement that we are sorry for whatever it is that we (or our ancestors before us) have done to cause the adverse circumstance to take place.
There is no need to grovel, just a simple “I am sorry” will do.

“Please forgive me”
We are asking for forgiveness for having forgotten how much the Creator loves us.
We are asking for forgiveness for having shut out the Creator from our lives and missing out on all the wonderful experiences that we could have had.
We ask for forgiveness with the absolute certainty that it has already been granted. The Creator is Spirit and is Unconditional Love, incapable of experiencing feelings of anger, resentment and all the other ego related neurotic behaviours that afflict humans.
It is important to note here that Ho’oponopono practitioners never have to forgive anyone, since they realise that all wrongdoing is the result of their own wrong action or memories–past or present.

“I love you”
When Jesus was asked “which is the greatest commandments of them all” he surprised everyone (typical) and stated “You shall love the Lord Your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”
Love is a great healing power. Sending the Creator an SMS of love will reverberate through your psyche and generate an immediate feeling of well being.
Once again being pure Spirit, the Creator, does not need your love, but the very act of thinking loving thoughts will tune your mind to that frequency with remarkable and immediate results.

“And I thank you”
As stated earlier, whatever your petition or concern, the moment you take responsibility for its occurrence and seek a way out–you are guaranteed a response.
Almost invariably the response will never be what you expect (or in some cases want)–but what you need to start the process of healing or reconstruction.
Your “thank you” is the acknowledgement that your petition has been heard and acted upon–that is all.

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Love and Forgiveness
As I go through this creative destruction, making room for the wealth and abundance that is eager to flow into my life, I have sought the counsel of several people I consider mentors: U.S. Andersen, Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, Stephen Covey, Stephen Pollan, Deepak Chopra, Don Miguel Ruiz, Carlos Castaneda and my Grandfather.

Each, at various points in my life have nurtured me, have shaped my thinking and help me discover my power and wisdom. And as I call on them, reflecting on where my life is now and soon to be, all respond back to me to say simply: “Love and Forgive.”

When afraid, breathe. When weak, love. When in doubt, trust. And when angry, forgive.

Despite the physical difficulties of my life right now, mentally, spiritually and emotionally I am as strong as I’ve ever been. This strength I can feel at the core of my being, and it’s intensity can be seen physically. I am losing weight, gaining energy and getting physically strong from the core outward.

In some ways I’m older than my years and in other ways I am still that developing child whose spirit and imagination hasn’t been killed off by the grind of life.

Recently, I’ve found a lot of value in practicing forgiveness, mainly with people that have directly or indirectly harmed me in some ways. I came to this naturally, because I haven’t the energy or the interest any more in carry the burden of the past, so I am quick to forgive and let go because I’m making room for the fantastic things that are flying into my life.

This year, I’ve decided to allow myself to become free to love and forgive – with no hidden agenda or reciprocation necessary on the recipient’s part. To love and forgive trumps hate and resentment, and I believe that resentment, hurt, jealousy, envy, greed, fear and pride are possibly the greatest blocks one can have in their lives preventing them from even brief moments of joy and bliss. Joy, bliss, pleasure, happiness are states that every human soul has the right to experience – if they remember and can back to that god-like state we are all born into the world with.

I have a mother and a father (now past) and I can say with absolute certainty that they, like me are/were imperfect beings and struggled (like all parents must) with learning exactly how to be a parent. At best, being a parent is a privilege and an honor, and at its most basic it is a responsibility. But just as children come into the world with no operations manual – parents are lacking a manual too.

In my quest to free myself from the burdens of the past, it was my parents who were 2nd and 3rd in line to receive my forgiveness. Who was first? Me. Forgiveness has to begin with the self – taking responsibility, owning it and finally being strong enough and wise enough to give and receive the ultimate gift – forgiveness.

…I am more a spiritual person than say religious and there is one spiritual teaching that resonants most strongly with me and that’s Ho’oponopono (Huna spiritual healing art). In essence, here is one of the main mantras or cleansing prayers, so to say:

While focusing on your heart, with an image of the person you want to receive your intention:

“I am sorry”
“Please forgive me”
“I love yo.”
“And I love you”

http://www.thereisaway.org/Ho’oponopono_cleaning_meditation.htm

It is shocking to the recipients of this forgiveness, yet I don’t bother to explain why. I’m operating on a completely different level now and to be here I simply can’t carry the past with me-and I’m really okay with that.

And as love and forgiveness embraces me, I am forever changed and blessed by it.

I am, once again–Alive

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The Eleventh Meditation: Immortality

I know that I am pure spirit, deathless, birthless, changeless, and eternal. I am not body; I am not Conscious Mind; I am not ego. I am sense of Self only, consciousness, awareness, unadulterated being. The presence that animates all life is within me, is altogether the real me.

I am using my body for a purpose, as an expression of an idea, and when the idea is fully expressed, through my work and my mission, I shall return again to unity with universal Self, leaving body and ego behind. I do not confuse my body and my ego with what I truly am. My body is simply an instrument for my expression, and my ego is simply memory of physical experience.

Returning to infinity and unity, I shall need neither body nor ego. I am free of the domination of the ego. It is not my true self, is simply an illusion necessary to finiteness and the perception of space and time. I turn away from the ego, withdraw into the depths of my being to the immortal consciousness that lies within. Here in this magic center my word is law. I need only speak it with faith and conviction, and it will manifest in my life. I am calm and serene, sure and unfaltering, for my roots are in eternity.

All the things of life shall change and pass away, but I shall never pass away, for wherever life is I shall be, one with Universal Subconscious Mind. I need not strive or strain to attain immortality, nor fear punishment, nor aspire for reward.

The Kingdom of Heaven awaits all, the wise, the foolish, the sinner, and the saint, for we are all one in reality, clothed in different forms in this moment of incarnation. I do not fear death, for by it, I attain the consciousness of higher Self. Neither do I invite death, for it must wait until my work is done. I forsake the ego, perceive self in Self, see the majesty, the grandeur, the immortality of the power that dwells within.

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The Eighth Meditation: Love

The truth about life is the infinite love of God for all things. Each man is my brother, bound to me by immortal and everlasting ties. I love all people; they dwell in my Father and my Father in them. I surrender my heart to humanity, and humanity serves me with love. I surrender my heart to Spirit, and the love of Spirit becomes complete within me.

I am one with all the power and vigor and knowledge of the universe. I let go of fear and confusion; they are illusions and cannot live with truth, which is love, which is complete and fulfilled in me now. The great reality of Universal Subconscious Mind is forever present at the center of my being. I draw from it perfect intelligence, perfect health, perfect peace, perfect happiness, perfect love.

I surrender all the build-up inhibitions that have been impressed upon me by the illusions of thie world. I refuse to accept anything but truth, which is always the good and the positive. I move in accord with Divine Intelligence. I accept the will and the love of Spirit, which I express in laughter and joy and pleasure and service.

Only the good, the great, the significant, and the constructive do I add unto myself. Nothing else is allowed into the creative depths of my being. The surging desire of each man is to know the fulfillment of love. The way to this fulfillment is through contact with the center of consciousness, through communion with the silent dweller within. I surrender my doubts and confusions and fears.

Universal love is complete in me. I am united with God, move with Spirit. I am serene and sure, joyful and achieving, confident of ultimate splendor.

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Four Mental Laws of Conditioning

“I am what I concentrate on”
“What I concentrate on, seems real”
“What I concentrate on, grows”
“I always find what I concentrate on”

To be successful; do this by concentrating on the feeling success brings you. Eventually the feelings become habits. One is what one practices. I practice what I concentrate on. Trains the central-nervous-system to produce success.

To find and develop my greatest potential, I discipline my mind with the four mental laws. I concentrate on growing, achieving, winning, confidence, persistence, determination, and success. I find my greatest potential by setting my sights higher.

• Accept your Destiny for Greatness
• Forgive the Past, Focus on the Present
• “BE” the Result
• Focus on the mechanics; IGNORE THE NOISE
• Don’t make simple things complicated; have the courage and take it at face value
• Master your SELF TALK
• Take ownership/responsibility for what’s happened in the past, but MOVE ON—Keep Going!!
• Use “Why” questions with care: What/How questions are superior

Clarity + Thought + Emotion = Creation/Manifestation
(vision) (mindset) (focus) unconscious = Instant Manifestation

Faith =What you focus on consistently. As a conscious tool, it provides certainty. The unconscious mind does not nead faith or to believe

Key: Taking Control of Emotion: Imagination—>Conscious, and leaving behind the thoughts that don’t serve you.

Geniuses: Generate thoughts, visualize clarity, then link with emotion

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