Written by: Carolina Gonzalez, Executive Contributor
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We constantly hear about the power of being grateful from all the enlightened masters, whether if it's through divinely inspired writings, direct mediumship and channeling, or any other of the many ways that the Higher Consciousness uses to communicate with us, but – do you really understand how gratefulness works, and what it can do for you?
Most people thinks of gratefulness as something positive, but few people see it for what it truly is: an active tool, a transformational power that can change your mind completely, and therefore your whole life.
Turning gratefulness into a superpower is rooted into just one simple belief: that whatever we appreciate, we increase. If we learn to see where we sabotage ourselves, and stop doing it, there is really no limit to the level of growth and expansion we can achieve; let's see some examples.
Example 1: You just got a small gift of money from a friend, a small bonus at work, or a small inheritance.
Avoid saying like I'm grateful, but it won't make me rich or I'm grateful, but it won't fix everything. Why? Because whatever comes after but negates your gratefulness, and its power.
Instead, say I am grateful for this sign of more abundance to come, and I bless (whoever gave it to you). That way, you are actively stating that the Universe will be sending even more abundance your way.
Example 2: Someone you love tells you that you are beautiful, or intelligent, or kind, or strong, or all of it.
Avoid saying Thank you, but you don't need to say that, or dismissing the compliment in any way, even with a gesture. Let it in, and thank the person with love.
When you are alone, replay that moment and say I am grateful for this sign of love and appreciation, and I bless (whoever gave you the compliment). That way, you are stating that you are accepting that love, and that the Universe will be sending more your way.
Example 3: You have asked God/the Spirit Guides/the Higher Consciousness for a sign. You receive an answer, but you feel like you need a confirmation.
Avoid saying things like Thank you, but this is not enough or I am not sure what this message means.
Instead, say I am grateful for this sign/message, and I am trusting that I am being divinely guided through it. That way, you are informing Divinity that you have noticed their communication, and stating that your channeling will be strengthened.
These three examples show what being actively grateful really does for you – it is you, empowering yourself by multiplying your own blessings. It's not a passive process, because you are taking what you are given, and telling the Universe that you want more of it. This is why I always say that Grateful Is A Verb.
Carolina Gonzalez, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine
Carolina Gonzalez is a Spiritual Counsellor, Spiritual Worker, Master Herbalist, and Holistic Health Counsellor, with over three decades of experience. For the past fifteen, she has offered her services online, mostly doing custom spiritual work, and guiding people to a deeper and more authentic relationship with their spiritual heritage and personal power. Through her social media and blogs, Carolina actively educates on all these topics, to a loyal and self-aware worldwide community of customers.