Manifesting Grace Through Gratitude Day 9: Changing Your Personal Reality Danielle Rogers July 22, 2015 Enlightenment, Spirituality, Theme Features, Uncategorized, Visionary, Words of Wisdom Manifesting True Success is a 21-Day Guided Meditation created by Oprah Winfrey & Deepak Chopra, to learn more click here. “The thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.” ― Henry Ward Beecher Today’s meditation gives us the starting place for transforming reality – our own self. Reality is not an impersonal experience or concept. It is personal, and how we see it and relate to it is a product of our unique history, attitudes, and beliefs. We are unique in who we are, unique in how we see the world, and unique in the reality we experience. The core of our awareness is the source of our beliefs, feelings, and attitudes, and therefore that is the place from which we can change our personal reality. This inner awareness is an ever-present field of possibilities. We always have the possibility or choice for change at any moment. Gratitude is a practice that empowers us in this choice to see the opportunities in our life with fresh eyes. Manifesting True Success is a 21-Day Guided Meditation created by Oprah Winfrey & Deepak Chopra, to learn more click here. CENTERING THOUGHT: My personal reality begins inside me. SANSKRIT MANTRA: Om Hreem (I am the reality that unifies diversity). 1.) Write down any memories or negative experiences that make it difficult for you to feel gratitude. This list can be as long or as short as you like. Sometimes frustration is my biggest drawback when I should be feeling gratitude. Life can get hard when trying to balance where you are and where you see yourself going. When you set goals and accomplish them, even at times when you are blessed with opportunities and see them through, it can be natural to have feelings of what’s next. Some people are complacent with doing nothing and others are fine just doing things here and there. I am not one of those people. When I commit myself to something I always want more, I am always looking to get the most out of whatever it is that I have committed myself to. At times this has been relationships, friendships, partying, but now it’s work. I want to grow my business and my business is growing tremendously at a rapid pace but I have an issue with feeling too comfortable because I know what it’s like to not feel or be motivated. I know what it’s like to not have. Those are places, energies, and most importantly mentalities I never want to experience again. 2.) Write down any strong physical sensations, feelings, or attitudes associated with each experience. These give you clues to the ways and places you may be stuck in the past. At times I can experience anxiety which is a step past anticipation for me. Other times I can feel mild sense of just not knowing. My experiences have taught me that beauty lies in the unknown as well as opportunity and growth. However, when you get caught up in the World and what’s going on around you or the lack thereof, you can lose sight of your path and timeline placing unnecessary pressures on yourself. I get these feelings often but I always manage to work through them. 3.) Going down the list again, write down next to each experience one way in which you can begin to move past it. For example, if you feel regret over an ended relationship, write down several positive things that have happened in your life since its endpoint. I used to find comfort in the self loathing of my mothers death however I now feel as though it gives me something to live for and work towards. Had my situation been ideal and I had both of my parents in my life, specifically my mother I doubt that I would be where I am or even settled into my purpose at this point in my life. A lot of my peers think they have life figured out and granted they have experienced some hardships but I think experiencing great loss changes you. Experiencing it numerous times can shape you. So I feel and find gratitude in that situation although there are hard times. During my process I have seen friendships fall by the wayside. This doesn’t mean that there are hard or negative feelings I guess it’s just the path that life takes. For as long as I can remember I have been somewhat transient, even operating from that space I have be able to hold some consistencies as far as relationships go. For those consistences I am forever grateful and thankful and the relationships that didn’t last I still value in some regard because they have all taught me something about others and myself. The positive in it is simply the fact that I know I am able to go just about anywhere and mesh with just about anyone. Discourse comes when people try and hold me in one space. The ability to walk away is a gift and curse at times but the real gem is trusting yourself and constantly pushing yourself past your comfort zones. 4.) Daily Reflection: I am balanced in appreciating where I am and what I have in regards to what I desire and where I see myself going. I acknowledge my accomplishments but I don’t allow them to be means or justification for me to take breaks or become complacent. Any instance or periods of time where I lack peace I know that I am not actively practicing gratitude. When I am not practicing gratitude I tend to focus on perceived short comings or inadequacies. When I focus on my perceived lacking I block myself from the stream of blessings and resources that are due to come my way. It is okay to live a full life although people you thought would be there to experience it are no longer journeying with you. There is no need to feel guilt or harbor negative feelings. Make no apologies about choosing a path and adhering faithfully to that path. I am enough. The beauty of my past is that it has help to shape my reality. My reality is ever changing as I continue to grow, seek, learn, and experience the World. I have all that I need and I am thankful for not only what I have but what is already mine that I have yet to receive. Manifesting True Success is a 21-Day Guided Meditation created by Oprah Winfrey & Deepak Chopra, to learn more click here.