Day 30 – Gratitude Challenge

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“Expressing gratitude is a natural state of being and reminds us that we are all connected.”  ~ Valerie Elster

There is a natural flow and inter-connectedness within the Universe, and we are part of that energy too. No matter how ordinary and mundane we may feel from day to day, the truth is that we are incredible BEings – we are Souls having a physical experience here in this lifetime.

Each of us is Blessed with a way to tap into that interconnectedness of all things.  It’s called intuition. If you doubt this, think for a minute: Have you ever thought of a friend and then they called you? Have you ever had a hunch, a positive feeling about something, an insight or understanding without knowing why?  Has your body ever communicated with you by showing you what makes it feel good, and what doesn’t?

We are strongly guided. We are deeply loved. And each of us has the ability to use our thoughts and emotions to influence our reality. In truth we are all Lightworkers. The more we release feelings of fear and lack, and move into a place of gratitude, trust and abundant thinking, the more our inherent intuition and spiritual connection will strengthen – acting as a compass to guide us through life’s journey.

Today, take a moment to tune into the music of the universe, and the wisdom of your own heart. Be grateful for your sensitivity, your energy, your intuition, the Infinite Love that surrounds you, and for your connection to that Love.

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Counting Our Blessings and Using our Gratitude Rock

If you need a detailed reminder of our daily process, you can review it here in Day 1 of the Gratitude Challenge.

  1. List five Blessings in your journal, explaining why you are grateful for each one.
  2. Count your Blessings off on your fingers, summoning positive emotion and saying Thank You from your heart for each one.
  3. Write the following words on a piece of paper, feeling the truth of this energy in your heart,  and add this paper to the ones already under your Gratitude Rock : I am connected to all things, and I honour and claim my spiritual and energetic connection with the World. I am grateful for my intuitive gifts.  Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.
  4. Tonight before you go to sleep, hold your Gratitude Rock and affirm I am richly Blessed. I have an Abundance of Good in my life. Visualise one thing you have been grateful for today. Swell that positive energy up in your heart like a beautiful golden light, and give a heart-felt Thank You, Thank You, Thank You to the Universe, then imagine a tiny shower of golden light travelling from your heart into your Gratitude Rock.
  5. Still holding your Gratitude Rock, bless your fellow travellers on this Gratitude Journey by sending them golden light, and saying Thank you.  I Bless You.  I intend for you Love, Miracles and Abundance. Know that as you are saying this for them, they are also saying this for you. Feel that connection and gratitude and know that there is real love and support for you here.

If all you do today is these five steps, know that is enough.


But if you’re ready for a little more, why not join me for our final gratitude challenge?


Thank You For Our Connection!

Get comfortable and close your eyes.  Visualise all of the friends across the world who have been supporting you on this 30 Day Gratitude Challenge.  Each night, before they go to sleep, they have been sending you positive energy and intention – they have been sending you the energetic vibration of Love, Miracles and Abundance.

Today, flow positive Energy, Love and Gratitude back to them.  Imagine it as golden light flowing energetically from you and travelling all across the world, blessing these souls with your intention and emotion.  You don’t even need to use specific words if you don’t want to – just energy and emotion. Remember to say Thank You, Thank You, Thank You from your heart.

Really feel the inter-connectedness and Oneness of all things.  Feel your place in the world and this invisible energetic bridge that links our hearts and souls.

Allow a feeling of connection to flood through you.  Open yourself up to it. Trust in it. Know that you are a Spiritual BEing having a physical experience and that this energetic connection is your birthright.

Give Thanks for your spiritual nature. Give Thanks for your spiritual connection.  Really feel the Love and Energy that is always around you and flowing to you.  All you ever have to do is connect in with your heart.  It’s as simple as that!

This is a practice you can continue now that our Gratitude Challenge is concluding. Know that I’ll still be here daily, sending my love and good intentions to you. ♥ Why not join me in the energetic practice of flowing Love and Light to the world?

Touch of Friendship by Elizabeth Malara Wieczorek

To finish up your 30 Day Gratitude Challenge, tomorrow gather all of the pieces of paper that have been sitting under your Gratitude Rock this last week.  Put them into an envelope, seal the envelope and write on the front Thank You Universe – My Life is Blessed with Abundance and every day I draw more and more Positive Energy to me.  I Thank You that all my Dreams are coming true.  Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.  Feel the truth of this energy in your heart.  Then  place the sealed envelope in your Gratitude Journal, and know that with this simple and heart-felt intention you are powerfully transforming your life.


Thank you SO much for joining me and our beautiful community of Lightworkers over the past 30 days.  I am grateful for each and every one of you, and for the unique energy you bring to our existence. My hope is that through this practice of gratitude you are opening to your own magnificence, that you are finding flow, and that you are celebrating being part of creating positive energy in your own life and the lives of others. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.

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♥ Meditation for reducing inflammation and promoting healing within your body

Maidenhair fern from my garden - the delicate leaves remind me of the branching nerves and capillaries in our bodies, and green is always so anti-inflammatory, don't you think?

I am a great believer in the body’s wisdom and capacity to heal itself. Today’s blog is a guided healing meditation for you to assist in removing inflammation in your body, protecting nerves and circulation to the brain, heart, organs and limbs, promoting healthy immune response and improving digestive function so that the body is well oxygenated and well nourished. The mind is a powerful thing, and our thought and intent are as potent as any medicine.

Inflammation within the body is a corrosive force that wreaks havoc on our nerves, joints, arteries and veins. It is created through stress, and through diets high in sugar, acid and processed foods. It is exacerbated by lack of sleep, lack of sunlight, lack of or too much exercise, dehydration, smoking and exposure to toxins. Inflammation within the body leads to other problems over time, such as weakened immune systems, auto-immune diseases, diabetes, hormonal imbalances, chronic fatigue, adrenal burnout, arthritis and cancer. It is like rust that eats away at our pipes and structural supports.

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Simple ways to reduce inflammation in your body include:

  • supporting your liver, and detoxing where necessary
  • removing foods that create inflammation
  • eating a diet rich in fresh vegetables
  • drinking more water
  • cutting out sugar, caffeine and artificial sweeteners
  • getting plenty of rest
  • spending time in the sun
  • reducing stress
  • meditating
  • using exercise that promotes flow, such as yoga or tai chi
  • eating healthy fats and avoiding trans-fats
  • doing things that make you happy and that relax you

Guided Meditation

I’ve recorded the following meditation to help guide you through a process of reducing inflammation and promoting healing within your body.  It’s around 15 minutes long and all you need to do is close your eyes, and follow my words. (I get a bit choked up near the beginning, so forgive the momentary catch in my voice…)

Nicole Cody’s Guided Meditation for Healing Inflammation and Dis-Ease

Be well. ♥ Know that you are loved, and that healing is always possible. ♥

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