Hello again, you gorgeous souls!
Today we're wrapping up our Manifestation Monday series with a discussion on meditation and gratitude. Before we get into it, I'd love to take a moment to recap what we've discussed these past weeks.
We've defined what it is we'd like to attract into our lives and we learned how to protect our mindset from outside sources that could have a negative effect on our manifesting abilities. Next, we brainstormed ways to overcome any potential obstacles we might encounter so that we're ready to kick ass if they show up. We learned how to use visualization to manifest our desires and then talked about the importance of taking action in the physical world to bring them to fruition.
Now let's talk about the power of developing a meditation and gratitude practice. If we had been building a car over the past weeks, I feel like meditation and gratitude are the gas which would make it run.
Many people have the misconception that when you meditate you have to think of absolutely nothing or else you fail at meditation. I'm of the belief that meditation is about fully experiencing the present moment. Your thoughts will most likely keep running through your head when you first start out, but the point is to notice it and return to the breath.
When you're in the moment, focusing on your breath, you're like a satellite sending a signal out to the Universe saying, "I'm here and ready to receive!"
You don't need to meditate for thirty minutes each day to experience the benefits. You can start with five minutes every day. Also, you don't need to be seated to meditate. You can experience a moving meditation while walking outside in nature or even while washing the dishes. Just keep your focus on the breath, and if your mind starts to wonder, gently return your attention to the breath. No need to berate yourself.
The other major impetus for manifestation is gratitude. Not only does it raise our vibe, but the Universe sees what we're grateful for and begins to send us more of the same. Once again, what we focus on expands. If you'd like to attract more clients into your life, start by being grateful for the ones you already have!
Start your day by immediately expressing gratitude for three things right after you wake up. Don't feel like you've got to name some big, ornate thing. "I'm so grateful for this soft pillow" or "I'm grateful for my air conditioning," is totally fine.
Then, as you go through your day, find more things to be grateful for. Make it a game! There's been many times I've asked to speak to manager at a store to express my gratitude for the service I received or for a particular employee that helped me. It lights everyone up.
Before you go to bed, list out three things from your day that you are grateful for. If you want to get really fancy, you can take turns sharing these things with a spouse, friend or family member. It's a win-win situation for everyone, and it will help bring more amazing experiences into your life.
Well, that's it for now, folks! I really hope this series has helped you get started on manifesting your dreams. As always, please take what resonates with you and leave the rest. Happy manifesting!