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Appreciation is like a rainbow shining through the clouds. It can turn a dark sky into a brilliant reminder that life is on your side and the unknown is your friend. Appreciate all that you have, take nothing for granted, and live in your natural state of gratitude.
“A rainbow is the product of physics working for your appreciation of beauty.” ~ Kyle Hill
The art of appreciation has the elements of recognition, enjoyment, feeling grateful and giving thanks. These elements create a beautiful masterpiece with your commitment to being appreciative. It starts from within and expands outward from the heart.
Appreciating yourself begins with recognition. Recognize how far you’ve come in life by acknowledging your contributions, the beauty you’ve created, and the challenges you’ve turned into opportunities. This is how to appreciate the person you’ve become.
Enjoying life is an essential part of appreciating...
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Living in a state of gratitude is a mindset that comes from an open heart. Being grateful for everything in your life allows you to see the world through a lens of love. Every relationship and circumstance has the potential to reveal the power of gratefulness.
“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” ~ Melody Beattie
No matter what life brings your way, focus on being grateful and you can turn any challenge into an opportunity. Gratitude is a virtue that makes all other virtues possible. Live with an appreciation for life and you'll attract more goodness to appreciate.
Be grateful for your body by spending a few minutes every day appreciating it. Sit in silence, close your eyes and smile. Take several deep breaths and begin by saying thank you to all of your organs and systems. Be sure to include the physical senses of taste, touch, sight, hearing, and smell in...
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Frequency is determined by vibration. Your vibration is the energetic expression of your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies. Like a rainbow that has a spectrum of light vibrating at various frequencies, you send out a frequency based on your thoughts, feelings and emotions.
“If you want to find the secrets of the Universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” ~ Nikola Tesla
Energetically you're made of energy centers called chakras. Each of your seven chakras match the color spectrum of the rainbow. When your centers get clouded by fear and doubt your energy is diminished. Focus your attention on what you love, trust your soul to guide you, and have faith in the universe to support you and you'll naturally raise your frequency.
There is a unified field of consciousness where we're all connected. It takes a quiet mind and an open heart to be aware of the divine universal energy that unites our human...
Joy is your natural state. It's that spark of the divine that lives deep inside your heart and moves you towards the light of your highest potential. You'll find joy when you're fully engaged in the present moment.
“Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.” ~ Emily Dickinson
Children know that joy is their true nature. It's easy for them to find their joy because it hasn't been covered up by years of struggle. Trade all of your struggles for joy and renew your childlike zest for life.
Life is not a problem to be solved, it's an adventure to be enjoyed. You'll discover joy when you put your attention on being alive. Notice how good it feels to experience every moment of your life for the first time.
Joy is connected to meaning and purpose. It's how you feel when you're rising up to meet your full potential. When you remember what you came here to do, and start doing it, you'll experience the joy of living on...
Remember when you say thank you to feel it in your heart. When you have a heartfelt response to receiving you create a healthy mindset that takes nothing and no one for granted. This is how you uplift your soul in a big way.
“Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
Say thank you to your body for all of the functions it performs for you each and every day without you even having to think about it. Thank your body for being the vehicle for your soul to take this incredible journey through life. Self-care is is a wonderful form of appreciation.
Say thank you when you turn on the faucet and clean water comes pouring out to meet your needs. Say thank you when you flip a switch and the lights come on in your home. Say thank you when you start your car, and when it takes you safely to your destination. Extreme thankfulness naturally feels good....
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Genuine caring comes from a fully engaged heart. If your heart is not in it, care will be given out of guilt or obligation. Bring your loving attention to the object of your care and you'll be amazed by how much joy you feel.
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
~ Leo Buscaglia
It's easy to genuinely care for our furry friends. They put their whole heart into loving their human companions and they teach us how to live in the moment. Being fully present in return is an act of caring.
When you truly care about a project you will stay with it until completion. You'll find a way to overcome obstacles, and keep moving forward. This wholehearted approach guarantees that you will finish what you start.
A lack of care shows up as excuses, distraction, multitasking, apathy,...
Prosperity arrives on the wings of gratitude. The dragonfly symbolizes a shift from scarcity consciousness to prosperity consciousness. Appreciating what you already have brings more to appreciate.
Declare “I Am Creating Prosperity” and reflect on these words from Wayne Dyer: “When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous.”
Prosperity is a state of mind. It’s knowing that you are enough, will always have enough because you’re part of an abundant universe. Look for the abundance that is all around you and you’ll be prosperous.
If you happen to see a dragonfly acknowledge it as a sign of prosperity in your life. Express gratitude for the reminder.
Your prosperity benefits others. The more you have, the more you have to share. Use your wealth to enrich the lives of others.
When you shift your...
The nature of thought is to flow freely in a stream of consciousness. When fearful thinking gets stuck in your head it forms a block to your well-being. You can clear the blockage by focusing more on what you love.
Declare “I Am Changing My Thoughts” and consider this quote by Max Plank: “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
Being in a constant state of love and gratitude will change your life. If you direct your mind to always look for something to love and appreciate there will be no room for complaining, blaming or judging.
Your physical state affects your mental state. You can change your biochemistry by moving your body and breathing deeply. For example, if your thoughts are causing you to feel down or depressed, put on some music and dance or step outside and do some vigorous breathing exercises or take a walk in nature to change your state.
If you often feel like a victim or that...
Einstein said: “There are only two ways to live your life: as though nothing is a miracle, or as though everything is a miracle.” By living in a state of positive expectation you will see everything as a miracle
Use the mantra “I Am Seeing Miracles” as a reminder that life is a miracle.
Get outdoors and connect with nature. Ask for a sign that you’re on the right track, and be open to receiving a message; you might see an angel cloud formation or another kind of meaningful sign.
Send love and light to people and places who need it. Imagine surrounding them, and their homes, in a protective bubble of white light. Express gratitude for the miracle of divine protection.
Take a few moments to look in a mirror and gaze deeply into your eyes. Appreciate the miracle of sight and all the beauty it allows you to see on a daily basis.
Play your favorite music and turn up the volume. Allow the sound to enter your ears and fill every cell of your body with its...
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