I practice gratitude every day of my life, and it’s inconceivable to me now that I could have lived days, months, and years without practising gratitude in some way every day. Gratitude has become a part of my personality, it is in my cells, and it’s a pattern in my subconscious mind.
But if we get caught up in life and forget to practice gratitude, over a period of time, the magic will evaporate. I use the magic in my life as my guide to let me know if I’m practising gratitude enough, or if I need to practise more. I watch my life carefully, and if I find that I’m not feeling as happy, I increase my practice of gratitude. If a few little problems start appearing in a particular area of my life, immediately I increase the magical practices of gratitude in that area.
I’m not blinded by false appearances any more. Instead I look for the goodness to be grateful for in every circumstance, knowing that it’s there. And then, like a puff of smoke, what was unwanted magically disappears!
Through the practice of gratitude you are using an infallible law of the Universe; it is a gift from the Universe to you, and it exists in order for you to use it and advance your life.
The Universe and you
There is a level that you can reach with gratitude that causes unlimited abundance in your life. The way that this level of gratitude is reached is through your relationship with the Universe, or, if you prefer, Spirit or God.
You can tend to think of the Universe as separate from you, and when you think of it, look up above yourself and toward the sky. While the Universe most certainly is above you, it is also below you, and behind you, and beside you, and it within every single thing and every single person. That means the Universe is within you.
“As below, so above; and as above so below. With this knowledge alone you may work miracles.”
THE EMERALD TABLET (ca 5,000 – 3,000 BC)
When you understand that the Universe is within you, and by it’s very nature it is for you, wanting you to have more life, more health, more love, more beauty, and more of everything you want, then you will feel genuine gratitude to the Universe for everything you receive in your life. And you will have established a personal relationship between you and the Universe.
The more genuine gratitude you feel toward the Universe for everything you receive, the closer your relationship becomes with the Universe – and that is when you can reach the level of unlimited abundance from the magic of gratitude.
You will have opened your heart and mind completely to the magic of gratitude, and with it you will touch the lives of everyone you come into contact with. You will become a friend of the Universe. You will become a channel for unlimited blessings on Earth. When you get up close and personal with the Universe, when you feel that closeness of the Universe within you, from that moment on, the world will belong to you, and there will be nothing that you cannot be, have, or do!
Gratitude is the answer
Gratitude is the cure for broken or difficult relationships, for lack of health or money, and for unhappiness. Gratitude eliminates fear, worry, grief, and depression, and brings happiness, clarity, patience, kindness, compassion, understanding, and peace of mind. Gratitude brings solutions to problems, and the opportunities and wherewithal to realise your dreams.
Gratitude is behind every success, and it opens the door to new ideas and discoveries, as the great scientists Newton and Einstein proved. Imagine if every scientist followed in their footsteps; the world would be propelled into new territories of understanding, growth, and advancement. Current limits would be broken, and life-altering discoveries would be made in technology, physics, medicine, psychology, astronomy, and every scientific field.
If gratitude became a mandatory subject in schools, we would see a generation of children who would advance our civilisation through spectacular accomplishments and discoveries, obliterating disagreements, ending wars, and bringing peace to the world.
The nations who will lead the world in the future are the ones whose leaders and people are the most grateful. The gratitude of a nation’s people would cause their country to thrive an become rich, would cause illnesses and disease to drastically drop, businesses and production to escalate, and happiness and peace to sweep the nation. Poverty would disappear, and there would not be a single person in hunger, because a grateful nation could never allow it to exist.
The more people who discover gratitude’s magical power, the faster it will sweep the world, and cause a gratitude revolution.
Take the magic with you
Take gratitude with you wherever you go. Saturate the magic of gratitude into your passions, encounters, actions, and life situations to make all your dreams come true. In the future, if life presents you with a challenging situation that you think you have no control over, and you’re at a loss as to what to do, instead of worry or fear, turn to the magic of gratitude and be grateful for everything else in your life. When you deliberately thank the goodness in your life, the circumstances around the challenging situation will magically change.
Say the magic words, thank you. Say them out loud, shout them from the rooftops, whisper them to yourself, say them in your mind, or feel them in your heart, but wherever you go from this day forward, take gratitude and its magical power with you.
To have a magical life filled with abundance and happiness, the answer is on your lips, it is inside your heart, and it is ready and waiting for you to bring forth the magic!
From The Magic, © 2012 by Rhonda Byrne, published by Simon and Schuster.