“We need radical curiosity and reverent pranks, voracious listening and ferocious thanks.”–Rob Brezsny
I’m the kind of person that replies to comments on my blog with exclamation points. I get unreasonably excited about silly things. Like my recent stare-down with a blue heron or my front yard’s crepe myrtles that are really showing off right now.
Ferocious gratitude, as I wrote about in my last book, is causative energy. It literally brings things to life. Knowing and acknowledging that you live a blessed life makes things happen. It draws in even more blessings.
In other words, gratitude is the foundation for all manifestation.
There are two steps for using it most effectively.
First, give thanks that whatever reality appears to be true right now is one of a gazillion possibilities. Struggling to pay your bills or flying solo may seem rock solid and an absolute fact, but it’s not. Not even close. It’s literally one tiny superposition in the quantum field.
And we must start by celebrating the infinite (that’s so huge we can’t even get our minds around it) number of other potentialities that exist. Already. Right now. When we get really jazzed that whatever we have now is far from the final answer, the new can come quicker. Many people forget this first step. They build an altar to the reality they have now. They actually forget that it’s no more true than any other option.
I say throw a party for the countless options available to you. Get out of problem state. Dive into possibility state.
The last step, you already know. Say thanks for whatever new cool thing you plan to draw into your life. Say yes that it’s barreling your way. Jump for joy. Throw streamers.
As the Course in Miracles reminds us, the gratitude way of life is not difficult. It’s just very, very different than how we’re used to doing it.
Have an extraordinarily epic week, my friends.
Pam Grout is the author of 18 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the just-released, Art & Soul,Reloaded: A Year-Long Apprenticeship to Summon the Muses and Ignite Your Daring, Audacious, Creative Side.