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POSITIVITY AND GRATITUDE – NOW IS THE TIME – Jo Anderson.
Jo Anderson is a Healer Practitioner who has been practicing Spiritual Healing for the last 9 years. Her aim is to create balance for your mind, body, and soul within a peaceful space, leaving clients feeling lighter and more relaxed.
What a strange time we are currently experiencing. And so, what better time than now to turn our faces to the sun and do some inner work and self-healing. Many of us are in the position to sit and ponder, to read and meditate, and to experience nature in a rare and mindful way. Therefore, it’s a great time to really examine our mind, body, and soul.
We are seeing two sides of human nature at the moment. There are the ones who are in fear (and this is understandable as we are dealing with the unknown – and I also have had a few wobbles.) On the other hand, there are the ones who are calm, taking things in their stride. Still being mindful of what is going on around them and practising caution, but nevertheless shining their light and positivity.
The human race is reaching out in ways we did not before, such as checking on each other and calling out to strangers on the other side of the street. For example, just the other night communities everywhere joined in the Clap for NHS workers and Carers, which was so uplifting and joyous beyond words.
Now is the time to remain as positive as we possibly can and to practice gratitude. Because these are two very powerful tools that we have at our disposal at all times.
Positivity and Gratitude
Here and now is the time to calm our minds. Take a minute each day to sit in stillness, notice how your body feels, what you are thinking.
Begin by breathing in deeply through your nose and out fully through your mouth. Then breathe in happiness, contentment, love, positivity, gratitude. Try to really feel these emotions as they flow in with your inward breath. Feel them move into your heart space and fill it with LOVE. In contrast, breathe out negativity, sadness, worry, fear … feel it leave your body. Finally, shake your body, your arms, your legs a little bit, then visualise all this unwanted energy going into the ground, into Mother Earth.
I like to imagine it being washed away in underground streams, through crystal caverns, eventually being transformed into something magical and beautiful.
Do this exercise and you should really feel cleansed. After a minute of doing this, you will definitely feel the benefits! Therefore chances are, you will want to increase it to two minutes, three minutes or more. Without a doubt, your emotions will feel much QUIETER afterward.
Above all, think positive thoughts: tell yourself:
I HAVE THE POWER TO QUIETEN MY MIND.
You can change your thoughts: When your mind chatter decides to say something negative or unhelpful, change that negative voice within you. Speak strongly to that voice and tell it to go away, then replace it with a confident voice. (If it helps, think in the voice of someone you know who has a self-assured tone.)
With this in mind, say loving and wonderful affirmations to yourself:
I AM STRONG, I AM BRAVE, I AM HAPPY, I AM HEALTHY, I AM BEAUTIFUL.
Say these with a smile on your face.
Albert Einstein said: “Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution.” This is good advice, if we surround ourselves with positive people, we will automatically feel uplifted, especially if we can laugh with them. Of course, in this current climate, we may have to do this over the internet or the phone, but we are lucky in this modern-day and age, that we are able to reach out to this easily.
Above all else, now is the time for Gratitude – a simple yet effective tool. When you wake in the morning, straight away say ‘thank you’ for something you are grateful for, however small that thing might be. It could be grateful for your bed, for the roof over your head, that you woke up healthy, for the cup of tea a loved-one brought you. Even when we wake up feeling sombre, we can change our mood by thinking of something positive and by physically smiling. As a result, the act of smiling releases endorphins, which bring out feelings of happiness and activates receptors in the brain to reduce discomfort.
Keeping a gratitude notebook is wonderfully uplifting and helps us to realise how many things in life we are grateful for.
‘I am thankful for ….’, ‘I am grateful for ….’
It literally lifts your heart and you are generating love out into the universe and adhering to the law of attraction.
What you think about, you become.
As soon as you begin to write down your gratitude in your gratitude notebook, you will soon find yourself with a VERY long list.
Importantly, it is good to keep these thoughts in a gratitude notebook that you find aesthetically pleasing to look at. Something that makes you want to pick it up and write in it daily. In fact, writing in a gratitude notebook or journal on a daily basis will re-wire your brain into a more positive way of thinking. I have both, a gratitude notebook with plain-lined pages, and also a gratitude journal with little prompts to make you think.
Name five ordinary things you are thankful for today;
- What are some of your favourite things?
- What small comforts are you grateful for today?
- Who are you grateful to have in your life?
Remember there are always things to feel thankfulness for that you may not otherwise consider.
Best of all gratitude can dissolve negativity! Einstein proved that everything in the Universe is energy and energy vibrates at different frequencies. Therefore, our thoughts and feelings will determine the vibration of our energy. By feeling gratitude on a daily basis, we will powerfully attract good things into our lives.
Rhonda Byrne, author of “The Secret Gratitude Book” says:
“The sun continually shines, sending out its life energy to us in a never-ending stream. You experience the effect of the sun when you are facing it, but if you turn away you will no longer receive its life-giving effects”.
I really love this as the words make me feel happy and uplifted and I can feel the warmth emanating from them.
Without a doubt, gratitude and positivity can transform your life. As a Spiritual Healer, I encourage my clients to practice meditation, positivity, and gratitude to boost their general wellbeing.
Now is the time to ‘be’.
- Breathe deeply, in with positivity and light, out with negativity and darkness and all that does not serve you.
- Stay positive, think happy thoughts.
- Be grateful, be thankful.
Take care everyone! I hope you are all coping with the changes and wishing you well in the next few weeks
💜The power of love and gratitude will dissolve all negativity in our lives, no matter what form it has taken💜…The Secret
Finally, I’d like to say a big thank you to Jo for sharing her Positivity and Gratitude Post! Start writing in your Gratitude notebook or Gratitude journal – I am going to definitely start again too!
Jo is currently only offering distance healing, but will be back to work as soon as lockdown is over!
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