A Little Gratitude

I’ve probably read every book there is about manifesting your own desires. I’ve seen The Secret, absorbed the words of Dr. Wayne Dyer until my pores oozed of loving my fellow man, and devoured the teachings of the Tao te Ching. And I’ve learned only one thing from all of my searching – without pure love and gratitude for the people and things that we currently have in our lives, and for those things we desire, we have nothing.

I’ve spent the past year or so struggling with rebuilding my business after going on sabbatical for a few months, with little progress to show for all my effort. I knew there was an elemental piece missing in my many attempts to manifest, but I couldn’t put my finger on just what that piece could be.

Yes, I knew that being thankful for what I have and what I desire to have in my life was very important, but I finally realized that the Universe doesn’t respond to lip service. So, I started practicing what I preach.

First, “When you pray, pray in.” That is, when you talk to God/Universe, approach from a place inside your being. This is where that core of our creator resides. Not somewhere in the great unknown, but inside us.

Second, instead of telling the Universe “Thank you!” with your mouth, feel it from deep inside your being. If you’re doing it right, you’ll literally fill up with a feeling of gratitude, love and joy. You won’t be able to help it. I actually find myself giggling and squealing like a little girl when the emotions flow from my core of love.

Third, if you’ve allowed true gratitude to fill you, sit back and watch your desires manifest before your eyes. You might be presented with opportunities, which you’ll need to act on in order to manifest what you want, but those desires will come to you. As you give to the Universe (love, gratitude, joy), the Universe gives back to you. This also works in the reverse. If you put out anger, hatred and darkness, you’ll get that returned to you, as well. The Universe is not a respecter of persons. It responds to our strong emotions and deep feelings.

I encourage you to try what I’ve shared. Like me, you’ll be amazed at the response of love that comes back to you!

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