What does the word “Rich” mean to you? And what does it have to do with Intentional Gratitude?
The book The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles, written at the turn of the last century describes “rich” as more than just money. It’s about the quality of life.
He describes a code that leads us to creating a life that we would love living.
One of those steps or codes is gratitude. He says the whole process process of mental adjustment can be summed up in one word: gratitude.
First he believed that there is one intelligent substance from which all things proceed.
Second he believed that the substance gives you everything you desire.
Third you relate yourself to it by feeling of deep and profound gratitude.
A Timeless Idea
Although the language is archaic, the message still stands true. Realize that everything is vibration. It’s just like using a tuning fork to vibrate with the frequency you want to live in. We can adjust our vibration to match that experience that we want to experience in life. One practice to accomplish that is gratitude.
Wattles said that the nearer we lived to the source of wealth, the more wealth we shall receive, and the soul that is always grateful lives in closer touch with God. Whether you use the word God or Spirit, Infinite, Divine, we are talking about the same thing. That Source from which we came, and form which all things come.
The mental attitude of gratitude draws the mind into closer touch with the source from which the blessings come.
I start all my tele-classes call with each of us thinking of something we are grateful for.
Think about what gratitude does for us. Even in the worst situation, if we can pause and look for something that we are grateful for, we raise our vibration to the vibration of gratitude. If we can match the vibration of gratitude and overlay it on the situation, we can actually raise the vibration of the situation.
“And gratitude will lead your mind out along the ways by which things come, and it will keep you in close harmony with creative thought.” Wallace Wattles
Creative thought versus competitive thought
Creative thought is thinking thoughts that we’ve never thought before. Changing habitual thoughts that we don’t even know are running us. We don’t even have to know what those thoughts are. When we hit a stumbling block we can simply move to gratitude, and just change that vibrational frequency of our thinking.
Our thoughts create our feelings, and our feelings create our actions. Our actions create a result.
Everything is created twice
Just think about the chair you’re sitting on, the phone you’re talking on, the cup in your hand. First it was a thought, idea, or inspiration in someone’s mind. Then that person took action to make that idea into a thing. So everything is created twice: once in the mind, and then again in physical form. It’s the same way with our lives. Our predominant thoughts become our reality.
So you create your life, whether it is created by design or by default.
So it’s very important that we pay attention to our thinking. It’s important that we notice and choose which of our thoughts we allow into the field of our mind.
We shape our lives by intention. If you look around you, everything that you’re experiencing actually is dictated by intention. You are living your attitude. In sailing, the term attitude I’m at is how it’s leaning on the water; what it’s leaning into, what direction it’s going.
It’s same thing with our intention, which is how we are leaning in life, our purpose. And we can look around us and see that everything is responding to that leaning, to that intention.
But if we ignore our thoughts, then our subconscious is directing that sailboat, our lives. Unless we stop now and start paying attention to our thoughts.
Our attention indicates our intention.
So happily practice intentional gratitude. It will set you on a better course in life.
As a transformational life coach, I help my clients have a daily morning practice of doing just what we did at the beginning. Claiming our gratitude’s inner products to set a vibrational tone. That is one part of it.
To have intentional gratitude means to carry it throughout the day.
One of the things I love about having my own transformational coach is I get to check in with my coach. It’s always like a reset button. You know whatever I forgot to do the previous week I reset the button and I start back into my conscious intentions. Now I also use technology to help me with this I program things in my iPhone. I program Skype calls with my partners in believing.
So intentional gratitude is about how I take the intention I’ve set into the tone of all I do in the day and the week. And most importantly, to remember to remember to come back to that idea of noticing what I’m noticing.
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