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Mind Alchemy Day 19 – Unconscious Gratitude


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Mind Alchemy Day 19

gratitude

Today is another ‘Daily Exercise’, so I hope you’ve been doing the other daily exercises:

Outcomes – Day 5

Relaxation – Day 10/11

Okay, today is probably one of the shortest of the days.   It’s one of the simplest but also one of the most powerful days.

We’re going to be looking at becoming unconsciously grateful in life, which is a deep level of gratitude.

Two types of gratitude

Conscious gratitude

You may have practised gratitude in the past and maybe taken it a step further and written down everything and everyone you are grateful for in your life.   Whilst there is a benefit to this type of gratitude, it can be a little superficial.

Conscious gratitude   in that it doesn’t become a part of your identity, it becomes something that you do rather than that you are.   We usually practice superficial gratitude when you feel down and say to yourself ‘I should be grateful for everything I have in life’ and then you start to tell yourself everything you are grateful for.

Unconscious gratitude

Unconscious gratitude is when being grateful becomes a part of your identity.   Whilst we have to embed this type of gratitude for a few weeks, it soon becomes a part of who we are, we are a grateful being.

Unconscious gratitude also has the amazing benefit of bringing more into your life, which we’ll discuss later.

Life truly is amazing and sometimes we forget just how amazing it is.   Have you ever been totally in the moment and truly seen the wonder of life itself: yourself, nature, the people around you, everything.   It’s an amazing experience, and no there is no drugs involved here 🙂

Whilst I have practised gratitude in the past I would say, in my mind, I am grateful for my wife and just how amazing she is, I am grateful for my kids and the joy I feel being with them, I am grateful for my parents, I am grateful for the ability to earn money etc etc.   It is great to remind ourselves of the people and possessions we have in life, but when I went deeper into gratitude with the help of another good friend Zeenat Syal from Positive Provacations I really began to experience a shift in myself and everything around me.   Life became a little easier, I seemed to attract more of the things I wanted in life, it seemed as if I was flowing with life instead of jumping in and out of life.

To become unconsciously grateful   we are going to go deeper, we are going to be grateful for the things we take for granted like breathing, the air that we breathe, the birds you hear in the garden, your ability to walk, the music that you listen to, your ability to speak, your perceived failures in the past, the people you dislike in life, the seats that you sit on – the things we wouldn’t normally pay attention to.

I can almost guarantee you that if you practice this every day for a few weeks, and do it regularly throughout the day, whilst driving your car, waiting in a queue at the supermarket, the spare minutes we have, you will see a shift in consciousness, something will click.

Added benefit

The added benefit of being unconsciously grateful is that life becomes a whole lot easier.   Things start happening to you to make your life easier, people come into your life when you need them, your mind seems to work on another level, things you perceived as difficult becomes easier and a whole host of other benefits that you can tell me about in a few weeks time or even a few days time.

Please please try this, even for a few days and you will see the benefit.

Today’s exercise

Download todays exercise sheet to get you started in becoming unconsciously grateful.

Tomorrow

Tomorrow we will looking at your overcoming fear.  Until tomorrow my fellow Mind Alchemists”¦”¦..

Action follows a thought”¦

This course is about taking action, and to become pro active in changing your life.   Take time to do this exercise and really think about it throughout the day.   You don’t need to wait until tomorrow to take steps to improve your “˜Wheel of Life’, but with the support and encouragement from all the members we can help each other and support each other, but ultimately “˜you have to bring something to the table!’

Your thoughts

As always it’s good to talk about your experiences and share it with the rest of the members of the course, so let us know how this exercise went for you and if you gained any insights or had any revelations about yourself or your life.

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Steven Aitchison

Steven Aitchison

Creator of Your Digital Formula | Co-Creator of GuidedMind | Creator of The Magic | Creator of Positive Life Affirmations and Author of 3 million likes on Facebook