A friend and I have been sharing our gratitude emails for maybe eight months. And, yes, our miracles are constantly unfolding. By changing our vibration to a higher level through gratitude--gratitude that is written down and shared--we each have had major breakthroughs in life. Now, our gratitude emails are not always written just right nor are they about everything glorious. They are real but with a twist of appreciation that comes with changing your perspective on things that come into your life.
Truly, give it a try. Get the book and find a friend who will commit to doing this with you for at least 40 days. Enjoy your miracles!
Gratitude Goes a Long Way in Expressing Yourself
Now, openly expressing your negative feelings doesn’t mean you should go around putting others down and it also doesn’t mean finger wagging or accusing. Instead, find a more constructive way to get things off your chest. You might find it’s best for you to write your feelings down, wait a day or so, review your email for tone, and send them off in an e-mail. If you have the creative ability, write a poem or a song about your feelings. Whatever you do, focus on the problem, not the person. After all, we all make mistakes!
If you think you can’t be that open about your feelings, always express what you are thankful for first. For example, you can start with a positive compliment then gradually express your frustrations.
Remember to feel the gratitude even if you want to “feel” your hurt or anger. The higher vibrational energies of gratitude and love will help calm a more explosive version of your hurt.
If you feel like you have nothing to be grateful for, keep looking further. There are plenty of joys within your life that your negative emotions often disguise. For example, did you have a nourishing breakfast this morning? Then you have something to be thankful for! Have you ever had a rewarding conversation with a loved one that made you see them with new eyes? Then you have something to be thankful for!
Focus on these positive, rewarding experiences first and foremost, then express your feelings openly and honestly. With an attitude of gratitude for all that you have, you will feel confident in your right to express how you feel.
In his poem, why did Blake readily tell his anger to his friend? He cared about his friend and was grateful to have him, so he wanted to diffuse his anger right away. However, when it came to Blake’s foe, he was not so grateful and, instead, suffered greatly as the bitterness and anger became a poison tree within his soul.
Remember, your spirit remains within you and affects how you think, feel, and act. So seek peace within your heart and mind with the power of gratitude!
To our healing,
It has been a couple of months since I was last in touch, and I miss connecting with y'all.
I've found that we all want so many of the same things: to feel good about life, to feel healthy, to feel abundance in its many dimensions, to feel purpose in life, to love and be loved, and to feel a release from past traumas.
You see, I've been down with one health issue after another for two months and just wan't experiencing these things.
Turned out to be nothing life threatening nor incurable. But I wasn't so sure when I was in the midst of the struggles.
Remember that I'm living a new life in Malaysia? I still love it, but I certainly wasn't familiar with the healthcare system here. I am now.
Turns out, I found a great specialist and support team who could diagnose the problem and help repair it. I got the help I needed from them and from supportive friends and family. Could not have done it without them! So grateful.
And, oh my, it feels good to feel good.
Can you relate?
Back in January before everything happened, I had decided to focus much more on my health and fitness, as it really is foundational to so many other things that happen in life.
And, I did. I vowed to do something everyday that was physical and supported my mental and physical self.
I walked by the sea, I played in the pool, I attended water aerobics, and I walked to the further-away grocery store.
So, why did I get sick after just a month of focusing on my health?!? A couple of things come to mind...
I didn't know it, but my body had had a blood clot for some time that needed to come out before it did further damage. It was quietly hanging out inside me where it should not have been. I'm GRATEFUL that it showed itself and could be removed before anything else happened.
By focusing on my health and fitness, I appreciate even more what it feels like to feel good because I know (somewhat?) what it feels like to not feel good;to engage with all of the healing tools available to me and trust the people around me for their support and professional work. I am GRATEFUL for this loving care when my tendency is about being self-sufficient and independent.
A fellow healer shared these wise words, "Denise, we get sick too. It happens. So let yourself get well and trust others to support you with their prayers and healing energies." I was so grateful for his heartfelt care.
I also realized how challenging it is to keep my heart and mind peaceful and positive when my body is struggling.
I wasn't always able to do that and some tears did fall in the doctor's office. That said, I am glad that since I moved to Malaysia, I had developed a basic routine of meditation and daily gratitudes that helped me through. It helped me trust the process and not panic through it all.
Releasing pent-up unhealthy emotional energies also feels so good.
There's this astounding change that can happen when you let your subconscious identify your pain points and then release the stuck energies that hold you back.
Spirit and our bodies and souls want us to be healthy and whole. I experienced that first hand these past two months. My own body kept identifying stuck energies that wanted to be released, and I was able to do that.
So, I invite you to feel good, too. To discover for yourself how good it feels to feel good.
Is it time?
Best to you, always,
P.S. Drop me an email at email@example.com or schedule an appointment at Dynamic Life Healing. Geography is not a problem! I do appointments by Skype, Facetime, WhatsApp, Messenger, or phone. It works.
It was just a few months ago (before I got sick) that I was lying on a massage table here in Penang, and, as the young Cambodian masseuse worked on my back and shoulders, I had this overwhelming urge to be grateful for my body.
Yes, for my body.
Now, this might seem a usual thing that you do, but it had never occurred to me to do this before.
I had just been listening to a discussion about how without our health, we really can't do anything else like we'd like to do. I'd heard that before and had nodded (yawned?) in agreement. And, continued to take my (sacred) body for granted.
But this time was different.
I found myself drawn into a spirit of intense gratitude towards my body for taking care of me so well for all of these years:
I could have negated all this love and instead chastised myself for the extra fat or not-so-great cholesterol numbers or whatever seemed to be a problem for which I can put myself down (in Body Code work, we call that self-abuse). That would be my usual course of thought.
Instead, I chose to appreciate the good that my body and all its parts and systems do so well on a daily basis.
This experience has even changed my morning meditations, especially after my sweet kidney needed attention. During my sickness time, I found myself putting my hand over my kidney and blessing it as it healed; sending it love and light to become all it was designed to be (including working at 100% like it would like to work).
Blessing our body parts is a real thing. I learned from Dr. Bradley Nelson, author of the Body Code and Emotion Code, that our body parts want to do what they were designed to do: to be healthy and whole. I experienced that first hand in February and March. My own body kept identifying stuck energies that wanted to be released, and I was able to do that.
So, I invite you to feel good, too! Here's a challenge to us:
In the next 40 days, everytime you do your gratitudes, your journaling, or your meditations, connect to Spirit and bless your body parts and send them healing love. Be specific and name the body part. FEEL that love. SMILE that love.
As Dr. Joe Dispenza says, "Thoughts are the language of the mind. Feelings are the language of the body."
So speak to your body with love. Then, write down what happens after 40 days of doing this practice and share your reactions with the rest of us.
Best to you, always,
P.S. Drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or schedule an appointment at Dynamic Life Healing.
Several folks are taking advantage of the Friends and Family discount to get 5 half-hour remote sessions with me for the price of 4. If you want more time, you can double up on the sessions, and it is still less than full price.
Geography is not a problem! I do appointments by Skype, Facetime, WhatsApp, Messenger, or phone. It works.
Certified Body Code Practitioner, life coach and energy healer, former non-profit executive with years of experience in caring for and about people and their place in this world. Friend of refugees and immigrants, ally to the addiction recovery community--all with respect, love, and compassion for mutual healing.