I started a gratitude journal a long while after doing my Reiki level one. I would scribble away about all the things I was grateful for and the experiences I was having opening that energy of reiki.
It's filled with beautiful affirmations and letters, sometimes to myself and sometimes to my father. Writing to him makes me feel a energy connection, like he is peering over my shoulder reading it as I go.
I had kept that book very private, not because it was private, more like in a way where I felt if it was read I would be judged for being a little fluffy or on the slight of mad! Ha! Which I am both I admit, but this is deeper, it's my magic. It didn't take long before I realised that making these daily connections and affirmations, were making me feel amazing. Opening and awakening parts of me that I didn't know existed. Most of us as humans, my former self included, have got caught up in the matrix that has made us feel we aren't so great if we are not rich, with lots of glossy things to show off. Or we are not smart enough, slim enough, happy enough. There's always this need for more, cravings for short term joy or that the grass is greener than it is on your own lawn. I've had a lot of traumatic experiences that have made me realise no amount of wealth in the world could solve those, actually some have only been made worst by money.
I have learnt through my daily healing practises that the greatest wealth I possess of all is the beautiful things that lie within me and in the people I love and cherish. Our health and mental health is only at its optimal best if all areas are covered. Mind body and soul. I know so so many people who spend hours and hours in the gym but don't connect with those other areas. For me putting these gratitude posts onto my stories is a way of telling people about all of the little things that we are blessed with! Even if a day feels really shit we all have such amazing things going on. Even if is enjoying a cup of tea, what a blessing that is! That comfort of a warm brew. How many people in this world don't have that privilege of sitting in a comfy chair with a cuppa. It's as simple as that. I hope that by me doing it others have thought about those small things they are grateful for, even if it's just for a moment, it's raises the vibration of all around you.
I list daily just a few of the things I am grateful for, they can be anything from a pretty avocado, my warm bed, on too phone calls from my son, cuddles with my baby girl Elsie or deeper things like being grateful for my fathers death. It's taken a long time to say I'm grateful for that, but I am, the pain is unbearable but it's triggered a growth and a self belief that has been unscalable.
We are blessed to have air inside our lungs and to walk this amazing planet for another day. If that's not something to be grateful for I don't know what is. Give it a try #countyourblessings #notyourproblems #itsthelittlethings #theuniversehasyourback