The Importance of Practicing Gratitude By Marla Goldberrg


The Importance of Practicing Gratitude By Marla Goldberrg


If you would like to know more about gratitude, self acceptance and forgiveness, check out this Chaos & Light Podcast with Marla Goldbergg.

 

I am often asked, “what’s the most important thing that you practice daily?” My number one, most important practice, is gratitude. I began this practice twelve years ago. I started stating what I was grateful for each morning as I walked my dog. My initial list was pretty short in comparison to what I declare in my practice today.

What began to happen to me as my gratitude practice grew was amazing. I realized that by the time I was done with my declarations, I was bursting with joy. I could barely contain my happiness. I would find myself singing and dancing around my kitchen.

No matter how I may roll out of bed, or how busy my morning is, I always say thank you to Spirit for all my abundance. I end my day the same way. When I close my eyes to go to sleep, I thank the Universe for a minimum of three positive experiences I had that day.

I use the word practice, for when you practice something, you perform an action over and over again until you gain proficiency over the item practiced. Practicing gratitude is no different than a golfer practicing their swing, or a yogi practicing the asanas. By doing something over and over again, you gain insight, appreciation, understanding, and proficiency of the universal law of attraction. The more you acknowledge your blessings and gifts, the more blessings and gifts you’ll receive.

When you begin your path of gratitude, you will soon feel your frequency shift. Your life will reflect your plentitude back to you, bringing a more positive impact into your life. Think of it like a boomerang; the more thanks you send out into the universe, the more abundance will come back to you. In addition, you will begin to see and feel the changes that come to you, you will increase your joy, happiness, positivity, optimism, improved health, heightened brain function, and an overall enhanced view of your life. It can be an absolute game-changer for you and your life’s circumstances.

Developing your practice of gratitude is one of the easiest skills to attain. As the Nike tagline states, “Just do it!” and If you’re not sure what to be thankful for, start with the easiest items such as being happy that you have your health, a roof over your head, food to eat, etc. As you develop your routine, you will find yourself appreciating everything positive you have and experience, and what might be perceived as negative. Each experience you encounter is another stepping-stone to your growth.

How do you start your practice, you might ask? You begin by purchasing a small notebook and journaling what you’re grateful for. You can state your thanks aloud while walking or driving.  Anywhere you feel like saying thanks, you can say it, whether aloud or silently. You can stand in front of the mirror as you’re getting ready for the day and look yourself in the eye and state all you’re thankful for. There is no right or wrong way to do it.

What’s more important than how you state your gratitude is the fact that you state them.  When you do, the universe will hear you and respond accordingly. It’s okay if you’re skeptical of this exercise, for once you start to make it part of your daily routine, you’ll wonder why it took you so long to incorporate this practice into your day.

 

About the Author

Marla is an Energy Healer, Intuitive, Speaker, Teacher, International Best Selling Author, and Host of Guided Spirit Conversations podcast.

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Her mission and purpose in life is to inspire, motivate and educate her clients and all that she connects with through her books and podcast, through the use of her tools and techniques to help them enhance or shift their life circumstances.

Marla began her spiritual journey during a very difficult time in her life she was forced to evaluate her choices and what direction her life was taking. During this time of evaluation, she serendipitously met her first teacher at a women’s conference.  As Marla sat through her presentation, she resonated with everything that she said. By the time her talk was completed Marla knew that she would be attending her school.

During her three years of attendance at Inner Focus Mystery School, she was trained in 14 different healing techniques.  Following my graduation of Inner Focus, she continued her education by learning additional techniques.  To date, Marla has been trained in over 20 healing modalities.

In addition to her practice with clients, Marla is a contributing author in 2 best-selling books, one becoming an International bestseller.  She has also authored her first solo writing endeavor: My F*cking Long Journey to Loving Myself: A Guide to a Shorter Path.  Marla also host a podcast, Guided Spirit Conversations.

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Spirit Whispers from Echo Rock

Spirit Whispers from Echo Rock

 The Sound of my own wheels making me Crazy

In my travels across North America I’ve experienced a great deal of solitude. I’ve driven countless hours, gazing upon the Natural wonders and ever changing landscapes. The endless pursuit of a beautiful, yet elusive horizons. My internal dialogue as haunting as the sound of my own wheels making me crazy. It was on an open stretch of road in Wisconsin that I was overcome with loneliness, my spirit longing for companionship. There was an aching within my heart, as my vision began to blur with tears.

It became difficult to see the road, so I pulled over and relinquished to this rise of emotions. The sense of despair so pervasive, I found myself turning to prayer. My prayer was to our world, to Spirit and to the heavens beyond. My wish was for relief of this intense sadness and to not feel so alone. The unrelenting sense of loneliness had overwhelmed and demoralized me. I wish for a sign, some kind of message from Spirit. After some time had passed, I began to regain my composure, taking solace in the beautiful scenery before me. High above the land rose sandstone formations that seemed to touch the sky. These formations appeared as ancient guardians of a valley that stretched to the horizon.

A sign drew my attention as though it were a beacon, “Mirror Lake”

My Campsite at Mirror Lake, Wisconsin I’d grown weary of driving, and of this despair. Rest is on my mind as I sought a place of respite for the night. Just ahead, a sign drew my attention as though it were a beacon, “Mirror Lake” it read. Such a profound name I thought, a synchronicity that I must not ignore. So I charted my course toward the campgrounds at Mirror Lake Park, there I will rest for the evening. Upon arriving I stopped at the rangers station, and secured my site. As I drove towards the campsite, I became immersed in a beautiful forest. I retreated into nature which gives me a great sense of peace. It was as though I traveled back in time, to when life was much more simple.

Once settled in, I shared my location on social media to let friends and family know of my day’s progress. A message came from my sister with a link to a hiking trail leading to a place called Echo Rock. What a mysterious name I thought, maybe this is exactly where I’m supposed to be? That evening I made a campfire, and held a small ceremony around it. The forest became very active under a star filled sky. In the nearby woods I heard cracking and stepping sounds that were approaching my site. I became a bit spooked, and retreated to the relative safety of my camper for the remainder of that night.

Searching for the mysterious Echo Rock

I awoke the next morning to beautiful sunshine, a warm summers day. The first thought on my mind was to search for the mysterious Echo Rock. Maybe there will be an experience waiting for me, if I follow my intuition? I began walking along the forest road and it wasn’t long before I came upon a trailhead sign pointing the way. Echo rock was only a short distance along a forest trail which follows the shoreline of mirror Lake.

I walked along the path taking in the sights and sounds of this scenic trail. Ahead, the land rises in a high mound with trees along its peak. I took the lower trail which took me along the waters edge, and ancient sandstone formation to my right. Here it was, rising from the forest floor, I had found Echo Rock.

The Rock’s surface was unusual, the elements have sculpted its façade over the eons. I contemplated all the earth changes that this rock has witnessed. I noticed names and inscriptions carved into the stone of the many visitors who have gravitated here. Some of the carvings date back well over a century. I felt my way a long its walls, wanting so much to learn from its wisdom. As I searched over the stone for anything that would provide me with some kind of profound knowledge, but there was only silence. I felt disappointment, as I began thinking that my intuition was wrong. Maybe there was nothing here for me to discover?

I made my way around Echo Rock until I finally had come full circle

Echo Rock I made my way around Echo Rock until I finally had come full circle. There I noticed a slight trail leading up to the mounds summit. Drawn to it and I began making my way along the gently rising path. The area above felt playful, happy and in every way an enchanted forest.

I closed my eyes and began to hear the whisper of Spirits Area above Echo Rock, at Mirror Lake Once I arrive at the very top, I turned to face all the directions, admiring the beautiful scenery and views of Mirror Lake. I gazed up at the forest’s canopy and the earth seemed to spin a bit. A slight dizziness came over me, and I felt compelled to place the small of my back firmly against one of the trees. Feeling ungrounded, I began to take some deep meditative breaths. I closed my eyes and began to hear the whisper of Spirits all around me. Confused, I opened my eyes to scan the area and could see that I was completely alone. I settled back into the tree, and it was then that I experienced a wave of messages.

It began as whispers, that were nearby and yet all around me

It began as whispers, that were nearby and yet all around me. I heard many different male and female voices. At times one voice would complete another’s sentence, just as twins often do. In other moments the voices all spoke in unison. Theses spirits have a collective consciousness and were speaking as One.

Their first message was to reassure me that I was never alone. No matter the situation, they are always present, and always supporting me. I was overcome with emotion, and my heart expanded. This was a direct response to my desperate prayers on the previous day, when I had felt so alone! I am loved unconditionally by the spirits and my life matters to them. I would define their voices as belonging to a Collective Council of Divine Spirits who are the Creators of our Natural world.

Humanity is unaware of Earth’s true constructs

The subject shifted as they began to share information and concepts that I found difficult to understand. Their first revelation was that the Natural world is essentially a three dimensional Hologram. All life on Earth has been intelligently designed. The evidence is not only found within an organism’s DNA but also in the fact that this blueprint actually exists. The literal progression of divine creativity manifested in the physical world, the evidence found within all of Creation. Natural selection, is actually the result of a divine intelligence’s experimentations that lead to manifesting conscious selections. Variations within species are sometimes a product of aesthetics, beauty and preferences not solely based on functionality.

The holographic program provides humanity with limitless information and continual guidance. Within the natural world, animals serve an integral roles within this wonderous design and functionality of this holographic ecosystem. Furthermore, animals will respond to us in a positive way and recognize our true divinity, once we are fully conscious. The divine council’s preferred method of communications with humanity is through the Natural World. This has enlightened me as to why Nature has always served as man’s earliest and foremost teacher.

A war is being waged over humanity’s future

The physical world was created with such perfection that humanity is unaware of Earth’s true construct. The hologram is like a dream world that we are unable to recognize. In essence our world is similar to the Matrix theory, but never with the intention of keeping humanity under its control. However the potential for abuses and subversions are real and present. The divine creators did not intend for such interference but antagonistic forces have permeated the hologram’s construct.

The Divine beings are engaged in a war that is being waged over humanity’s future. A war that is consequently coming to a conclusion, perhaps even within our lifetime. A message followed that some human beings are not what they appear to be. The explanation is, while human beings are all the same species, aside from certain genetic manipulations, we vary in our soul origins. The souls or spirits of humans come from a multitude of star nations and dimensions. All these energies have assembled here on Mother Earth for a multitude of Divine purposes.

The outcome of this Global conflict is of Critical Importance

There are human beings who are influenced and manipulated by antagonistic energies. The intentions of these forces or energies, are to subvert humanity for their own interests. Since Nature is central to divine communications, adversaries seek to destroy as much of the natural world as possible. The greater purpose is to diminish the influence of the collective council of Divine beings. The Antagonist energies are responsible for many of humanity’s imbalances and the ongoing assault waged upon our Mother Earth.

I accept that there is a higher purpose for this war, because I trust in the divine Collective beings. Admittedly though, I don’t understand the complexities or why it’s necessary for this to play out. The conflict over our world has occurred on other planets throughout time. The outcome and higher purpose of this conflict is of great importance to All. I was assured that my contributions, along with those of countless fellow Human Star Seeds, matters greatly. The Collective Council of Divine Beings Love humanity unconditionally, as we are integral to their creation design and plan. They are working continuously to assist us. Consequently, for reasons I don’t fully understand, our destinies are mutually interconnected with our divine Creators.

A Collective Council for Mankind

Envision with me, a society that builds consensus, operates from Love, respects Natural Law and holds the Natural world sacred. Its been several years now since this life changing experience occurred at Echo Rock on Mirror Lake. I am very grateful for the love and profound messages that the Divine Beings bestowed on me. As a result, my views on religion and the constructs of our society are forever changed. My understanding of our Creator or (GOD), has diverged from the popular monotheistic views. I now recognize a Collective Council of Divine Creators, who speak as One.

In reflecting upon this single distinction, I ponder the countless profound implications of this view.  Consequently, could this knowledge eventually free humanity from the monotheistic, patriarchal paradigms and systems that have imprisoned us all? Can we raise our collective consciousness in this pivotal period, and in time to avoid our current global trajectory of destruction?

Imagine our world breaking free from all the controls and limitations of existing World governments.  These systems of control abandoned for individual enlightenment and a shared Collective Consciousness. A conscious evolution of humanity, striving for a tangible relationship with our Creators. A relationship based on active listening, respect, Cocreation, gratitude and Love. We are at a pivotal time in our evolution, which will determine our future survival. We have the opportunity to Mirror our Creators, adopting the wisdom of the Collective Council of Divine Creators. We have the potential to evolve into a society that builds consensus, operates from Love, respects Natural Law and holds the Natural world sacred.  Ah-Ho

Martine Thomassen on Your Unique Zone of Genius

Martine Thomassen on Your Unique Zone of Genius

 

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Do you know your unique zone of genius? What blocks and beliefs hold you back from doing what you’re uniquely designed to do? Can affirmations work against us? In this episode, Martine shares her passion for working with heart-centered entrepreneurs who want to live authentically and earn a living doing it. We explore how our thoughts limit or expand our potential, the power in visualization and how to balance the masculine and feminine energies to support our growth.

About the Guest

Woman laying on couchMartine Thomassen is a certified entrepreneur coach wh0 specializes in helping conscious women entrepreneurs release emotional and subconscious resistance.  She has a bachelor’s degree with a triple major in marketing, management, and entrepreneurship as well as a master’s in digital marketing.

She has spent 7 years in Australia, worked a year in Japan as a visual artist, as well as working in corporate consulting and coaching executives in small, medium, and large companies on digital marketing strategy. Through the years Martine has coached international influencers and change-makers. Today she is proud to run a business with a global reach and help other conscious women to do the same.

Martine is happy to offer the listeners of this show a free full 60 min coaching session. Just send her a message on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/martinethomassencoaching/) and let Martine know that you heard her on the Chaos & Light Podcast.

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Molly Mandelberg on Heart-Centered Business

In This Episode:

Many healers and holistic health practitioners have the heart for their work but may not have the skills to turn their passion into a successful business. In this episode, Molly Mandelberg and Angela Levesque discuss what it means to have a heart-centered business and how to strike a balance between the mystical and the practical.  We explore the power in honoring your creative cycles, how to deal with doubt, and why asking for help is an essential piece of the process. Molly also gives practical tools for automating aspects of your business so you can spend more time doing what you love.

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About the Guest:

Headshot Molly Mandelberg is the Founder of Wild Hearts Rise Up and Creator of Your Money Machine: The Wild Woman’s Approach to a Heart-Centered Sales funnel. As a tech-savvy strategist, Molly supports coaches, healers, and emerging thought-leaders to expand their outreach, so they can connect with more people, and make more money with less time spent.

With the heart of a writer and the brain of an engineer, Molly is uniquely qualified to support her people to not only connect the dots and tackle the tech but also to craft their deep work into inspiring content and hot copy. She is known for taking the overwhelm out of big exciting projects so that they can be birthed into the world and received by those who need them

 

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Mindful Anger, Values and How to Be Your Big Self

In today’s episode, Angela Levesque explores the values divide and how we overcome it on the Divine Spectacle. Followed by a mindfulness perspective on anger. What anger is, how we deal with it, and when venting is acting as a substitute for speaking your truth. Then, on this week’s It’s Worth Your Time, we talk about Brene Brown’s Netflix special The Call to Courage.

In this episode:

    • In the Divine Spectacle segment, we explore how people with different values can find common ground and three things we can to eliminate the background noise that prevents us from doing so.
    • In the Sacred Mind segment, we look at mindful anger
      • We look at two types of expression – the venter and the suppressor and the qualities of both.
      • The difference between venting and speaking your truth.
      • How to deal with anger from a mindfulness perspective.
    • In the It’s Worth Your Time segment Brene Brown’s Netflix special The Call to Bravery. This special is an extension of her TEDtalk on vulnerability. She explores how there is no courage without being vulnerable. Why failure is inevitable and how to be brave with your life regardless of the critics. 
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