Finding gratitude everywhere

It’s all over the news that the federal government will be slashing federal employee wages 20% for a year beginning this Friday (in addition to cuts to numerous federal programs). As a resident of northern Virginia, I have many friends who are employed with the federal government in D.C. and they are understandably concerned that such a significant slash in pay could impact their ability to pay their bills or enjoy discretionary spending.  As one of my dear friends joked, “no more healing crystal purchases.” Sad, but true.

While I could go on a diatribe about how Congress is getting paid (thanks to the 27th Amendment to the Constitution) while the people really doing the work for our government are getting a pay cut (one that they had no say in), I want to switch the focus to gratitude. You’re probably thinking WHHAAATTT???? Yes, when something happens that we don’t want, it is so important to find gratitude in the situation. And it’s Grati-Tuesday!

When we can live our lives from a place of gratitude, we see the joy and beauty in everything, even situations that appear grim or sad to others. Your vibrational energy (in a nutshell, that is your thoughts/emotions/beliefs that vibrate from you) attracts like situations/people/things to you. So even when something is happening which appears out of your control, it is important to not let it be in control. Gratitude is the way to gain control.

So if you are one of the federal workers, how can you sit in a place of gratitude while you reassess your monthly budget and spending habits?

  • You can find gratitude that you still have a job and were not laid off.
  • You can find gratitude that you will have one day per week where you can do whatever you want!
  • It’s a good time to start that side business that makes your heart sing, or finish some education/training that you have been too busy to complete.
  • Spend time relaxing, meditating, getting involved in yoga, and taking care of yourself.
  • Unpaid time off does not have to be a bad thing. Thoroughly enjoy the time and make the most of it!
  • I have been in a similar situation. In the time I had available, I didn’t wallow … I was filled with gratitude for time and that’s when I created Manifested Harmony!!!

If you are experiencing any difficult situation involving employment, finances, or health, step back from the intense emotions of the situation, hover above it like a hot air balloon, and look at the situation from a distance. When you can detach this way, you are more likely to find gratitude in the situation. And in every situation, you can find at least one thing to be grateful about.

When you can view or be in a situation from a place of gratitude, you will be given more situations/people/events to be grateful about.  When you are in the situation filled with pity and fear, you will find more to be fearful about. We all know people who face adversity with grace and gratitude and they always end up in a better place. So this is the power of gratitude and is something that you can immediately put into play.  Give it a try!

Want to learn more? I am launching my first online class. It’s called You are your thoughts: A better life through conscious manifesting. It’s a five-event class limited to only 25 people! It begins Sunday, March 31st at 1:00pm and will be held for 5 consecutive Sundays for 90 minutes. You can learn, chat with like-minded people, and ask me questions! Register here before the spaces are gone!

All my best, Allie

About Allie:

Allie is an author, attorney and nationally-recognized animal advocate turned self-empowerment coach (Law of Attraction Counselor and Life Coach) and energy therapist (Certified Crystal Healer, Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, and Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor). Whether it’s wanting more freedom, creativity, loving relationships, financial security, wellbeing, relaxation … she looks at each person and animal holistically and creates a well-being plan. She uniquely combines these methods to help people gain control of their lives and to help animals live with comfort in our hectic world. It worked for her and will work for you!  And she particularly loves helping our animal companions because for those of us who have them grace our worlds, they are our soul mates.

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Enjoy the Journey

Most people have goals and desires that they want to achieve in their lifetime, or this year, or even this week. These goals, when driven by passion, drive us to achieve them. And when the goal is reached, the joy of arrival is often short-lived because then a new desire is born and we start pursuing that. Does this sound familiar?

When deliberately working with the Law of Attraction, we are taught to create our intentions and consciously use our thoughts, feelings and actions to act as if it has already arrived. We are taught to keep our eye on the prize. And that certainly is true and necessary. However, a key component to the Law of Attraction is maintaining high vibrational energy from the creation of the intention through to the manifestation.  It is this journey that we are seeking in our manifestation.

You might be saying what????? Let me break it down … life is a journey, not an event. I think we all can agree on that. Each time we create a goal and meet that goal, it is quickly (and often immediately) replaced with another higher goal, and then another, and then another. Humans are never satisfied because once we achieve something, we want something better. It’s called growth. And if we’re not growing, we’re dying.

In the Law of Attraction, it is often reaching or maintaining a high emotional vibration that takes us off track and stops us from manifesting our goal. We second-guess and let fear intrude. Yet we know that if we cannot act as if what we want has already arrived (through the use of our feelings, thoughts, and actions), then we will not manifest our goal. We must have the feelings in place before the thing can ever arrive. And when it arrives, we feel fantastic, right? In fact, it is the feeling of what the thing does for us that we really crave. When we feel exhilarated about something to come, that is the real manifestation. And when we feel that, the tangible thing must arrive. As so bluntly stated by Abraham through Esther Hicks, The unfolding of the events to get us to good feelings and staying there in good feeling IS THE emotional manifestation to bring in the thing that we desire. And in that process, we must be diligent to not kill this emotional vibration with negative thoughts.

In simple terms, emotions before the physical manifestation. You must feel, not think, your manifestations into reality. Which means … enjoy the journey and you will reach the end result faster! After all, if we wait to enjoy good feelings until the arrival of our goal, we will not have a pleasant journey, and we will likely not receive what we want. So enjoy the day-to-day, step-by-step journey!

Want to learn more? I am launching my first online class. It’s called You are your thoughts: A better life through conscious manifesting. It’s a five-event class limited to only 25 people! It begins Sunday, March 31st at 1:00pm and will be held for 5 consecutive Sundays for 90 minutes. You can learn, chat with like-minded people, and ask me questions! Register here before the spaces are gone!

Allie

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