The Benefits of Gratitude
By Jane Elizabeth.
Gratitude is like a magnet, the more grateful you are the more you will receive to be grateful for, and the same goes for the more you complain. The more you complain the more you will have things to complain about.
Gratitude may be one of the most overlooked superpowers that we have access to every day. People who regularly practise gratitude for the things in their life are more likely to be happier overall, leading to reduced stress and anxiety. Practising gratitude doesn’t take much time at all, and the benefits are amazing. While it can be hard to find gratitude in difficult times, acknowledging what we have, no matter how small, is an important thing to do in our daily routines.
A really good exercise I recommend is to keep a daily gratitude journal, listing the things you’re grateful for. A good time to do this is before sleep, no matter how good or bad your day has been. Start with simple things, like having a bed to sleep in, food, water, education, career, salary, friends, family, your pet, or even something as simple as sunshine in your day. Think about what you can be grateful for.
Helping children to understand that gratitude is more than just saying “thank you”
Gratitude can come in various forms, and thanking people directly can not only form ongoing relationships but can also make someone feel like they truly matter, and this expression of gratitude energetically will create more value and matter in your own world.
Gratitude is something that can be taught to children and has many incredible benefits for them. It enables children to have the ability to feel positive in their own lives. It can also lead to promoting family bonds within the family unit.
To open this communication with your child, start by asking what they know about gratitude, and find out what it means to them. A big part of this is helping children understand that gratitude is more than just saying “thank you.”
Show your child what it means to pause and appreciate the things we take for granted, such as: “I am grateful for my teachers,” “I am grateful for mum and dad/family friends,” “I am grateful for my favourite food,” “I am grateful for my favourite toy.”
Another impactful gratitude exercise is to create a gratitude box. Personalize it to suit you, and each day try to add a couple of notes containing things that you are grateful for.
Whenever you experience one of those days when you are feeling low, you can reach for your gratitude box and remind yourself of the good things in your life.
Gratitude meditations are an amazing way to start your journey toward your overall wellbeing
As you go along following the above-mentioned exercises and taking a timeout in your day to give gratitude, no matter how big or small, you will find that your mind automatically starts to feel grateful for the smaller things in life and this will lead to you feeling happier and more content.
Gratitude meditations are an amazing way to start your journey toward your overall well-being because it enables you to perform two of the most powerful happiness practices at the same time.
If you are ready to start your gratitude journey please check out Miracles Dubai’s upcoming meditations and join us in giving thanks and allowing happiness and ease to flow into your life.
To find out about upcoming events, contact Miracles – Self Empowerment & Wellness Center Dubai, UAE.
Join Me for Message of the Day … Direct from the Universe
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jane Elizabeth, a Transformational Coach and Energy Healer (Reiki Master and Teacher). But what does this actually mean and what do I do?
In essence, I am very tuned in to my intuition, working predominantly with clients suffering from stress, anxiety, fears and phobias. Using my intuition I can very easily establish the root cause of the problem causing these issues, and from there decide which healing therapy I will use. This approach has led me to have a high success rate with clients, and I get most work from word of mouth.
Here, though, I want to introduce to you my latest project, Message of the Day on Miracles Instagram. It has only been up and running for a week, but so far has proved extremely popular, with messages being delivered to you from the Universe using my cards as a catalyst. My intuition directs me to the topics I should cover alongside which meditation I should do afterwards should anyone wish to stay on for it, which they often do.
People have been asking me how the message can be relevant to everyone. I did wonder this myself, and when I tuned into the Universe I got the answer: “It is quite simple; the Law of Attraction guides people who need this message to be tuned in. They may, for instance, see it just pop up on Instagram, supposedly by accident. However, if it really isn’t relevant, perhaps they will get a phone call or be called into a meeting.” Well, that made sense to me. Obviously, this is not always the case, but it’s the general gist.
I have always been tuned into my intuition, or been psychic for want of a better word. I can even remember as a small child not feeling comfortable around certain people, or getting an anxious feeling about something. The older I got, the stronger it got, until I reached about 14 years of age when I was out with friends; I had a horrible feeling and then my friend got rushed to hospital with appendicitis.
Around this time, I joined a psychic development class. I never told anyone about this. It was like a secret life. By the age of 17, I was doing readings in the UK and became very well known. I also started to learn healing and began to live a totally different life from my friends. I appeared in leading magazines and became even more popular.
Now I dedicate my life to Reiki healing and teaching, amongst other healing modalities. Recently, I have felt the need to use my intuition along with my Universe Cards to spread the messages through Instagram. The coolest thing about this is I do not have a plan, nor do I choose cards before the sessions – I am completely led by the Universe. The minute the camera comes on and I go live, the words just flow. I just go with it and am thrilled when I quickly see comments from viewers letting me know that it resonates with them. I get deep into it, and then when I select the cards, almost every time they relate to what I have been talking about. This fascinates me. I like to end with a little meditation for everyone and again the Universe gives me the right words.
I get such a good feeling from the hearts I see going up on the screen! But seriously, I have dedicated 30 minutes each weekday at 12.00 pm to hopefully help boost your day, motivate you, give you a push to do things you have been wanting to do, and help you on your manifesting journey.
I have been asked by clients to create a # for after watching a live session #youvebeenjaned … let’s see 🙂
Please do tune in on any weekday for a message at 12.00 @miraclesdubai.
Building Your Muscle of Intuition
Has this ever happened to you that you’ve felt this huge hunch that something is about to happen, and then it actually does? Or sometimes you think of calling someone, and then that person calls you? So when you feel strongly about something without any solid logical to it, that’s called intuition.
It comes in three impressions
- Clairvoyance or “the third eye” , sensing clearly and feeling through listening. Clairvoyance is when your eye goes beyond what it can see. This is when you know what is happening somewhere. Sensing clearly is basically what we refer to as “hunch” or “gut feel” This is the time when you are overwhelmed with a feeling and you can’t explain it and all you can say is “I just know”.
- Clairaudience is feeling through listening, and being able to “listen” between the lines. Intuition also happens at times when a certain sound, whatever it is – be it a car’s honk or a bird’s twitting – ushers in an intense feeling.
- Clairsentient is commonly defined as a “clear feeling”, the ability to feel the past, the present, and the future emotional state of other people, even without using any of the five senses- sight, smell, hearing, tasting, or touching. It is also referred to as the sense of intuition because people who also have clairsentient abilities can gather information from non-living materials such as buildings or outside areas also without the use of the five senses.
It has been said that only a few people are truly gifted with intuition. In the past, people with intuitive abilities were labelled as witches and sorcerers and weren’t trusted. But in today’s times, more and more people are aware of the gift of intuitiveness and studies have proclaim that anyone can develop intuition. And especially in these troubled times, where people are dealing with so much stress and anxiety, being able to tap into your intuition is a gift.
Intuition promotes good communication. It makes you more sensitive to the people around you; it often keeps you from hurting those you love because you are intuitive enough to understand them. Intuition also makes you far more creative than ever. Intuition means releasing more creative juices for any means of expression. Lastly, intuition has a healing power. This healing power is not in the physical sense, but in delving deep into your soul to eradicate some negative energy buried in it.
With that being said, are you ready to develop your intuition? Here are some ways to unlock this gift:
For those who don’t know, a session of hypnotherapy is not like what you’d see in films. It is in fact a deeply meditative process. We work with that level of mind which you have when you are about to fall asleep or waking up. You can hear people in the background, but are still too rested to move your body or talk back.
Meditating means finding peace in yourself. If your mind and heart are cluttered with too many baggage and hurt, you wouldn’t be able to quiet down that part of you that could eventually initiate intuition. There are so many ways to meditate: take a yoga class, or just simply practice some breathing that could bring you straight to Zen.
3. Use your thoughts to create a better outcome.
A worry-free, fear-free state could do so much to improve your intuitive ability. By using your imagination to stay positive, you attract a high vibration which is the best frequency to manifest your desired outcomes.
Simply put – if you are on the brink of making a huge decision, let go of all the mental chitter chatter and head to a quiet place. Sometimes you just have to quieten down and listen to the voice within you.
5. Never expect.
After quietening down, just release all expectations for an immediate solution. Anxiety puts you
back in a low vibration, so give it time, and trust that you will be given a sign.
6. Trust your first impressions.
Sometimes you enter a room and feel heavy, or you meet a person and do not get a very positive vibe, trust that feeling. Chances are that impression actually holds true. Most of the time, first impressions are brought by intuition. Play around with this, test it out with smaller situations in life and build your intuitive muscle.
7. Stay happy!
It always boils down to this – all you need to be intuitive is to stay happy! Happiness attracts immense power and such power includes intuition. Of course, don’t mask your feeling of grief or fear. You must feel to heal. Acknowledge your feelings, and continuously move to a higher vibration.
Intuition is helpful, because sometimes it leads you to something that cannot be achieved otherwise. Decisions that you can’t make using logic or people you should avoid, situations you can skip – all this becomes second nature when you develop your intuitive abilities.
Start working on it and enjoy the journey!
Join Delna for a meditation or hypnotherapy class.
What is Hypnotherapy & How does it work?
Hypnosis refers to the process where a trained professional assists a willing person to achieve a deeper level of focus to address and transform a certain issue of concern. This process is scientifically proven and highly effective to help create desired and agreed upon changes in thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to achieve long-lasting mental, emotional and physical well-being. Change happens at all levels: conscious and more importantly subconscious and cellular levels.
Mental, emotional, and physical change is possible without prescription drugs or life-long visits to your therapist. I have assisted many people to heal the cause of their stress and distress…IBS, migraines, emotional eating, addictions, anxiety and panic attacks, self-sabotage, smoking to name a few.
When a person begins his process of transformation, no matter how much of a challenge the task seems to be, the unhealthy or limiting state can be released in a much smoother and easier way with hypnotherapy. The possibilities are limitless.
Click here for more information about the facilitator Mirna Iwaza.
Moving From Crazy to Calm
What are your thoughts before you sleep at night? What are your first thoughts when you wake up in the morning? And what are your thoughts throughout the day?
Is a bill due?
I forgot to call someone!
I need to clear out my cupboards, I can never find anything to wear.
What do I do for dinner?
The kids need to finish their project for school
Do I really want kids?
I was meant to call the dry cleaners
I really don’t want to deal with this client
I just want everyone to be happy
Our thoughts are as endless as our to-do list. We just can’t stop, and if we do, we think there’s something wrong.
When our thoughts keep going and the emotions keep spiking and dropping, over time we start to feel stressed and eventually anxious in our very way of being.
The more stressed and anxious we feel the more we feel the need to be in control and the more we need to be in control the more it stresses us out. It’s a vicious cycle.
We find various coping methods like yoga, breathing exercises, working out, etc. but before you know it, we become so reliant on them for our peace of mind that if we ever stop, we start stressing about that too!
We have got to reach a place within us where we do not allow our mind and our thoughts to overcome us. Observe the thoughts, the chatter, the emotions it brings with it. Observe it and watch in all its totality. There is nothing to fight or resist. Whatever exists is welcome in your space. And you will find that this practice of mere observation is what enables it to dissipate. It disappears on its own. It disappears because you are not fighting. You are simply holding space for all that exists. Space, thought and emotions exist together, equally.
This is where the magic happens. This is where transformation is possible.
Click here for more information about the facilitator Amrit Chand Schmidt