From the Secret Teachings: The greatest thief of human happiness and abundance is ungratefulness. Any lack in our lives – whether in money, health, or relationships – is simply the evidence of a lack of gratitude. If you focus on lack you are not being grateful, and that will bring more lack into your life. Yet the simple state of radiating gratitude summons everything to you.
No matter who you are or where you are, you can change your life with gratitude, but you must feel it with your whole heart and radiate it from every cell. Gratitude is not a mental exercise, and in fact, if you simply use your mind for gratitude it will have little or no power. True gratitude comes from your heart! You must think gratitude through your heart, speak gratitude through your heart, and feel it intensely in your heart.
Then practice gratitude relentlessly. As you practice gratitude you will attract more thoughts and feelings of gratitude. In a short time your entire being will be saturated with it, and you will experience a happiness that is beyond what you can imagine. This is what is ahead for you when you choose gratitude as your way of life. And if you can really live in this highest state of gratitude, you will never have to ask for anything. Everything you want will be given to you before you even ask, because gratitude is the magnetic substance that opens every single door in the Universe.
To celebrate Thanksgiving, I want to share an excerpt with you from The Secret Daily Teachings. This excerpt presents an easy way to start using gratitude and integrate it into your life by making every Thursday “Thank You Thursday.” As you “Thank your way through every Thursday” you will open the most powerful receiving channel within you.
From The Secret Daily Teachings – Thank You Thursday
“Today is Thank You Thursday. Today and every Thursday is your day to say and feel “Thank you” in as many ways as you can.
Write a list of all the people and events you want to give thanks for.
Return thanks today to those who have done things for you.
As you walk say “Thank you” in your mind with each step you take.
As you drive, make each time you stop your cue to say “Thank you.”
At various times in the day, think and feel “Thank you” inside you seven times in a row.
Look for every opportunity to say “Thank you” to other people, and say it with so much meaning that the person looks right at you.
Thank your way through every Thursday, and make “Thank you” your predominant thought, feeling, and words of the day.
“Thank you” – two words, inconceivable potential power, and all they need is you to put the power into them by expressing them.