Day 7 – Gratitude Challenge

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“When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears.” ~ Anthony Robbins

While money can’t buy you happiness, a lack of money in your life can create great stress and upset, and is the cause of much worry and fear for many.

Whenever we concentrate on lack, we get more of that.  The clearer the thought and the stronger the emotion, the more quickly the Universe fills our order. So if we think or shout “Oh no – not another bill!” and we attach a strong emotion of anger or frustration or fear to that thought, we are only magnetising ourselves to more of the same…

In order to create financial flow we need to feel abundant. We have to develop positive feelings and thoughts about money.

How can you tell if you are in resistance to money?

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If there is mild resistance, or a belief that you don’t deserve more (we’ll be dealing with this in a later blog!) you might find that there’s enough money, but never any over, and that you can live day to day but never quite get ahead.

If you are deeper in resistance you will resent or feel envious of people who have more money than you.  You resent the bills, and are frustrated by your inability or constant effort to pay them. You feel uncomfortable thinking or talking about money. Your biggest awareness of money is that there isn’t enough, or as much as you would like. You pay bills and other expenses grudgingly, even if it’s for things you want. You don’t pay attention to your cash account and credit card balances, mail from the banks and bills go unopened, or get left around the house.  You worry about money.

And those thoughts and emotions are the surest way to make you feel impoverished.

 

The best way to start feeling wealthy is by counting our many Blessings.

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My Daily Gratitude Practice:

If you need a detailed reminder of the 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. This morning, take your money from underneath your Gratitude Rock and affirm “I am grateful for financial abundance.  My money is multiplying and blessing me and others daily.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
  4. Place your Gratitude Money in your wallet, so that you won’t spend it, but that you know it is there. (I put a heart sticker on mine, folded it up, and poked it in with my drivers licence!) Affirm “This Gratitude Money is magnetic to good. It multiplies and brings money to me in so many wonderful ways.  Thank you!” Spend a moment and visualise this money as a little magnet, pulling other money to it.  Imagine tiny showers of golden light sprinkling out from this Gratitude Money, blessing all the other money and cards in your wallet. Let yourself feel wealthy and grateful. 
  5. 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.
  6. 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. Then snuggle back down into bed and drift off to sleep, cocooned in this wonderful energy of love and gratitude.

If you only follow these steps today, that is enough, but if you’d like a further gratitude challenge about creating financial flow, read on…

Thank You for the Money!

Remember, right at the beginning of our 30 Day Gratitude Challenge we said that Gratitude is a powerful tool in any Lightworker’s kit. When we say thank you to the Universe, in effect we are placing an order where we are saying more please of all this good stuff, or other things equally as wonderful, or even better!

This is equally true whether we are thankful for a hug, a friend, a good meal, or money in our wallet.

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Today, at every opportunity, give thanks for the money in your life.  This actually can be a lot of fun as you realise just how much money has already flowed into your existence.

The money may have come as a gift, or a loan.  It may have been earned by you or someone in your family, you could have sold something or won something, received a discount or been given a bonus.

If you are given a second-hand sofa, that’s money! The clothes you’re wearing were purchased using money. The mug you drink your morning coffee out of was also part of the money flow.  See what I mean?

Today, hold that awareness of how much money is already in your life.

As you lie in your bed think or say “Thank you for the money that has provided this home for me.”

When you get into your car, think or say “Thank you for the money that provided me with this car.”

When you pay for your breakfast, or the bus ticket, or the newspaper or the groceries, say “Thank you for the money that flows to and through me.”

There is so much evidence of the money that has already shown up in your life.

If you write a cheque or pay a bill, draw a little heart on the bill or the cheque stub and write “Thank you for the money that pays this bill.”

As you hold cash in your hand to pay for something, think or say “Thank you for the gift of money in my life.”

Give some money away with a Blessing for the Abundance in your life. Charitable acts come from an abundant heart. It might be a coin to a busker, or a coin in a donation tin, or the purchase of a packet of Girl Guide biscuits, or a ticket in the local charity raffle. Feel how abundant you are, that you have wealth to share. Say “I am Blessed with Abundance. Thank You for the Money I can flow to others.” Really feel that swell of gratitude in your heart.

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I was sent this quote by the lovely Silvana Nagyl.  It’s from the Mediation Society of Australia, on the topic of gratitude. It’s a great thought to hold for today…

“I have no one to criticise and no thing, not even me.

For criticism blocks the flow of love,

it is gratitude that pours through me like a flood.”

Manifesting Your Best Self – A Journal Adventure

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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. – Marianne Williamson

If thoughts, words and intent are the building blocks from which reality is shaped, can there be any better manifestation adventure for you than to create your best self?

Why settle for boring, or mediocre? Why limit yourself? Why be unhappy, toiling away in drudgery while your dreams sit in a box on a dusty shelf? This life is no dress rehearsal – there is no second chance to get this right. Commit today to making your life the best that it can be.

Journal Activity:

Begin by writing the following passage into your own journal.

Pour your heart into it. Let the Universe hear your plea, and feel your desire. Decorate your words, use coloured inks or stickers to help convey the dreams and emotions within you.

Then choose one or more of the journal starters below and begin writing. You can use the same journal starter more than once if it really resonates for you.

Dear Universe, 

Even before I was born I was excited about this life.  I was so busy choosing my talents and gifts, packing my bags, getting ready for the adventure. I couldn’t wait to get here! Everything began to line up for me, and suddenly, here I was, in this body, ready to begin…

There is so much I want to do with my life, I have so much to share, and I can feel that energy building up inside me again.  I can feel things lining up to support me in living my best life, and sharing my gifts with the world.

I’m a little nervous, and a little scared, and what I need now more than anything is some help to shine. But I know your job is to help, and my job is to accept that help, so we’re going to get along just fine. I’m ready – let’s do it!!!

Choose from any of these journal starters and begin manifesting your new life:

  • If I could have any wish right now it would be
  • The three things that would make the biggest difference in my life are
  • What would be most helpful to me is
  • The thing that excites me most about the future is
  • If I wasn’t so scared of failure I would truly embrace
  • If I had time, money and freedom, I would
  • The things that make me special are
  • The things I would most love to share with the world are
  • The legacy I’d like to leave behind is
  • The one thing I would change about myself is
  • The one thing in me that I’d like to polish and polish until it shines brightly is
  • If it were possible I would
  • I know it sounds outrageous but
  • The seven things I would like to see more of in my life are
  • If I could win any prize right now it would be
  • My ideal life would look like this –
  • My ideal body, style and habitat are
  • My version of a deluxe life is
  • The most magical thing I could draw to me right now is
  • The thing that is beginning to change my life is
  • It won’t be long until
  • I wasn’t ready before, but now I find I’m eager to

Soundtrack to My Life:

Music has the power to transform our emotions, and when we transform our emotions we transform our lives. This week you’re going to make a mixtape. If you’ve never made one, there’s a very simple how-to guide here on this video – they intend the playlist for someone else, but the special person who will be the recipient of this great music you’re choosing is YOU:

Choose songs that mean something to you, that evoke a mood, that stir emotions within you and make you feel positive, excited, inspired and uplifted. Listen to your mixtape often! The more you feel inspired and uplifted, the more you will begin to grow, evolve, become.  We need your unique gifts, talents and perspective in our world. Your heart always knows what it wants, and if you listen, it will always guide you well.

Shine! Be your best self – there is no-one better qualified.

Now make a wish – and know that the Universe will do its part to make it come true…

Much love to you ♥ xx