I must admit that I have not always felt this way. I used to be upset with the events and people when things did not go as I had planned. Things started to change when I started to apply the teachings of the Law of Attraction and observing my thoughts and guiding them. Sometimes we get angry with the world or God (as we may perceive it), but this is exactly the time when we need to apply the Law of Gratitude. There might be lessons to be learned that we might not be aware of.
Recently I have been doing the program called “The Science of Being Rich” by Nancy Matthews, a co-founder of Women’s Prosperity Network in Plantation, Fl. The program is based on the teachings of Wallace D. Wattles. Prior to that, I had also studied Harv Eker’s the Secrets of the Millionaire Mindset. Whatever book or a program you decide to follow, key is to be disciplined and consistent. Years of conditioning will not change overnight. It requires patience, faith, and willingness to change your outdated belief patterns.
You may even face resistance from your loved ones and people that are close to you – as we say, “misery loves company.” But so does goodwill and gratitude. Whenever possible, surround yourself with people who have a positive outlook on life and don’t waste their time by complaining, blaming others, and playing a victim.
In his book, Wallace states that “ the more gratefully we fix our minds on the supreme good when things come to us, the more good we will receive, and the more rapidly they will come. “ Grateful mind bring us closer to the Creator, God, Life Force, Higher Power, or however you want to call I, from which the blessings come.
He further states that is absolutely necessary to follow the Law of Gratitude in order to achieve the results we are seeking; whether this is financial prosperity, health, relationships, or buying a new home. When I work with clients, they often come angry, depressed, and anxious, as well as hopeless about the life, and not knowing how to change their life. The first thing I tell them is to start focusing and observing their language and their thoughts and start changing their thoughts in order to change their emotions.
I believe that we are all the creators of our life and by choosing the thoughts and being grateful for everything in our life (yes, even tough lessons and pain) we will create a life that we have always wanted. Wallace also adds that “without gratitude you cannot long keep from dissatisfied thought regarding things as they are. The moment you PERMIT your mind to dwell with dissatisfaction upon things as they are, you begin to lose ground.” The grateful mind is constantly fixed upon the best.
In addition, FAITH is born of gratitude. We need to have faith in ourselves that we can overcome our “Conditioned Self” which is based on fear, worry, and negativity and do a daily action of thinking about what we are grateful for. It could be as simple as being grateful for a nice sunny day (and we are very lucky here in South Fl when the rest of the country has winter storms and cold). I suggest to my clients to keep a daily gratitude and intention journal. Writing things down cane make a huge difference. We want to live in our “Authentic Self” which is based on love, gratitude, joy, and faith.
Don’t wait to get help when you feel stuck, stressed-out or depressed. I am a phone call away!