“This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love; the more they give, the more they possess.” Rainer Maria Rilke
Gratitude is the first step to making magic, manifesting miracles and moving mountains. Well maybe not quite moving mountains, but almost.
Over the years I have worked with a great many people in very different stages of life. Some were at a cross road and did not know which way to turn. Others were painfully emerging from a long relationship and in the process had forgotten who they really are. Others bore the grief of losing a child, a job, their youth or a dream and could not find a way to step forward.
Notwithstanding the journey each one chose to make in their own healing, all these people had one thing in common. By paying attention to the areas in their life that warranted gratitude, their lives began to change. Though the areas that called them to give thanks were not connected to the issues that caused them pain, once they began to count their blessings miraculously everything in their lives gradually began to improve.
Because of one simple Universal Law. “That which is like unto itself is drawn”. Basically, we attract what we think about. If we focus on the good things in our life we draw more good things into our life. We have the power to attract both good and bad into our lives as a result of what we are thinking, feeling and calling towards us, whether these intentions are conscious or not. And when we change our thoughts, we change what we attract into our life. It’s all up to us.
In her book Simple Abundance, Sarah Ban Breathnach’s says that relief and comfort are inevitable when we write 5 things that we are grateful for every day. Gratitude is Grace. It connects us to the heart and when our heart is open we become a magnet to everyday miracles.