With Thanksgiving just a few days away, I would like to explore the magical frequency of gratitude.
Why would I call something as common place as “giving thanks” magical? Because when we engage in the act of gratitude, we automatically change our frequency. When said sincerely the act of “giving thanks” lifts us into our hearts; it automatically connects us with the heavenly essence of the Divine. Gratitude is a pathway to grace. And isn’t it interesting that we actually call the act of giving thanks for our food, “saying grace.”
I’ve created a simple spiritual practice designed to help you develop gratitude as a way of life. It comes from my book, Dancing with your Dragon: The Art of Loving your Unlovable Self. It’s with gratitude that I share it with you now. May your holiday and your life be infinitely blessed. ~Shaeri
Practice: “Giving Thanks”
Many spiritual teachings orient us toward an attitude of gratitude in life and there is a special magic that happens when we choose to give thanks. Gratitude is a frequency that automatically orients us toward our hearts. Because of the dual nature of the earth plane, when we choose to give heartfelt thanks, we automatically open ourselves to receive nourishment in return. Aristotle once said, “Nature abhors a vacuum.” When we empty our hearts in thanks, we instantly become filled with the Divine’s version of “You’re welcome,” which arrives as an energetic benediction that refills our hearts.
- In this practice, I invite you to simply give thanks as you walk through your life and notice what happens. When you pass a tree, thank it for being a tree. Thank the sun for shining and the birds for singing. You don’t have to say the thanks out loud; you can quietly say it in your heart.
This practice is particularly helpful in challenging times as it automatically generates an energetic frequency that can help lift you out of your troubles. In difficult times, you can give thanks for the life lesson, for the courage to get through it, for the fact that you are still breathing, or for whatever simple thing in life that brings you a moment of pleasure or relief. You can even say thanks for your ability to give thanks, for it is the act of giving thanks that opens our hearts to receive.