By Yoga Kat
aka Katheryn Hoban
One of the best things that you can do is to have gratitude;
for everything that you have, every- thing that you have done, for
all the people in your life, and for the process of unfolding and
development. It is essential. Gratitude is one of the higher vibrations
in this life and it attracts a super-flow in your life. Without
gratitude one can become arrogant, and isolated. Until you really
look at all that you have, and appreciate all that you have been
given, things can be meaningless.
Did you have anything to do with your looks? Or your eye color?
Or a perfectly healthy body? Or where you were born? Or that you
live in one of the freest countries on earth? And that you donï¿½t
experience war first hand? Not at all.
Have gratitude for all that has been created for you. Think,
that you can see clearly the trees and beauty around you, that you
can breathe clean air, that right now and just where you are, you
are capable of so many things. Be grateful for the knowledge that
you have been given or that you have learned.
Be grateful that you have so many people who love you deeply
and profoundly. Be grateful that I am your mother. Be grateful that
you were born a girl. Be grateful for every experience that has
strengthened you and shaped you into the person you will become.
It is easy to say that I did this all, but there are so many people
who have contributed both knowingly and unknowingly to your success,
your emotional support, balance in your life, and your strength.
There is a force right now in your life that keeps you on track;
be conscious of that. There are people that you meet who have a
deep impact on you in one encounter. There are other people that
you develop relationships with over time. There are teachers who
are great, but you donï¿½t really know their impact until many years
later. There are guides who have been fortuitously placed on your
path at just the right moment, to comfort or strengthen you.
There are many who respect you just because of who you are, what
you say, and how you have touched their lives. Have gratitude for
all of these. With a spirit of gratitude, you can call things to
you before they have unfolded. That gratitude says to the universe
that you are open to receiving and have already received something
in your heart.
You put into action a cause and effect that the universe creates
according to your suggestion and gratitude. The gratitude draws
it in like a magnet. When you want to create and receive, thank
the universe for bringing it to you before it happens and it will
be manifest for you. ï¿½Thank you for healing me.ï¿½ ï¿½Thank you for
bringing in the right person for me.ï¿½ ï¿½Thank you for my house with
the big windows.ï¿½ Put it out with gratitude and stay open for it
and it is on its way. It could take some time because just the right
set of circumstances has to come together to give you the absolute
best results. Oh, and one thing about gratitude, you have to feel
it. You cannot just pretend.
When you have gratitude there is an energy shift change to a
higher vibration in your body that interacts with the universal
energy. Without that shift change of energy, you will not manifest
the way that you want. Without gratitude very likely there will
be a stagnation of anything new that may come for you. And sometimes
you experience a reversal, because if you are not grateful for what
you have, it starts to leave. Practice gratitude right now.
Take nothing for granted. This moment is so short. Just as you
made your JOY LIST of ten things, there are ten things that you
can think about right now that you are grateful for. Make a GRATITUDE
LIST. It can be longer than ten but make a start. Say it or read
it out loud everyday. It only takes a few minutes to change your
thinking, and consequently your receiving.
Yoga Kat--aka Katheryn Hoban is a yoga teacher and Reiki
Master Teacher with twelve years experience. She teaches children's
yoga ages 3-6, and 7-12 and Adults privately in NJ. She is the
author the book MASTERS OF CONSCIOUSNESS-A GUIDE BOOK FOR THE
COSMIC TRAVELER which is available online at booklocker. and
amazon. She has created a children's affirmation CD (ages 3-6)
and an affirmation CD for adults.