Love & Gratitude are the most important feelings in the Universe… Imagine yourself with everything you want… Be grateful for everything you have now, ask for everything you want, visualize yourself as having everything now & be ready to receive…
When you are grateful, you are happy & then you receive more of what makes you happy…
This is the story that gave me the idea for “Gratitude Bracelets” as I don’t have pockets to put my “Gratitude Rocks” in…
Lee Brower, teacher of “The Secret,” relates a story of all the good that comes from being grateful:
I think that everybody goes through times when things aren’t working right or things are going bad & there were some things going on in my family & I found a rock & I’m sitting here holding this rock & you might see me carrying it around…
I found a rock & stuck it in my pocket & I said, “You know what? Every time I touch this rock, I’m going to think of something that I’m grateful for.” So every morning, when I get up, I pick it up off the dresser, put it in my pocket & I go through the things that I’m grateful for. At night, when I empty my pockets, there it is again.
I’ve had some different experiences with that. I’ve had some amazing experiences. I had a guy from South Africa who saw me drop it & he said, “What’s that?” I explained it to him, so he started calling it a “gratitude rock.”
Two weeks later, I got an e-mail from him from South Africa. He said my son is dying from a rare disease. It’s a type of hepatitis. He said would you send me three gratitude rocks. Now they’re just rocks I found off the street so I said sure. I had to make sure that the rocks were very special & so I went out to the stream, looked, picked out the “right” rocks & sent them off to him.
Four or five months later, I get an e-mail from him saying my son’s better. He’s doing terrific. But you need to know something. He said, “We’ve sold a thousand rocks at $10 apiece as ‘gratitude rocks’ & we’ve raised all this money for charity. Thank you very much.”
So it’s very important to be in an “attitude of gratitude” as I call it.
** As I look back on my life, there have been so many things I have attracted - many times not doing so consciously...
- I attracted my first collie, the love of my life, Partner, through my dentist... I had been thinking of getting a collie & it was the exact right time... I was talking to my dentist, Trevor Medbery who mentioned his dog trainer, Dani Canino, may know of collie pups available... I actually felt impelled to call her & she sent me to a breeder lady, Diana Hiiesalu... I went to see her & she showed me my future... Here was the cutest little pup ever! I immediately fell in love with him... I bought him immediately... Then she told me that there was another family that said they wanted him but they never came back for him so he was meant to be mine...
- Then I thought perhaps Partner would like a partner at home with him... I went in search of a little girl for him. Again, I was persistent & I found a breeder, Bill Garland, through the Collie Club of America & Ed Degner, the CCA's president. I brought Partner to their house & even though they were not talking to each other, I thought she would be good to keep him company. Well, it took 7 years but they eventually liked each other... They were 2 years apart so when they got older, Dusty helped me with Partner...
- Several years ago, I had a vision board (where I put up pictures of things I wanted) on my wall across from my desk that I would look at daily... I found a photo of Partner's sister's puppies romping in the snow & I loved it so I put it on my vision board... Eventually, Partner, crossed over & I was alone with Dusty... She, too, was getting older so I thought I would get a friend for her... I was looking for collie puppies from reputable breeders, but collies are hard to find & because Dusty was older, I thought it may be too much for her to be with a puppy... So I began looking for collies 2 or 3 years old... I searched through the breeders that I knew & the collie shelters but to no avail... Then I had a thought & asked the President of the Collie Club again, who sent me to a breeder lady, Julie Sandoval, who rescued a collie... Unfortunately, the rescue was black & white. I really wanted a sable & white like Partner & Dusty... Then I went on her website www.easytospot.com & saw 2 sable & white (or so I thought) male collies... Because I had Dusty, I thought perhaps she would like a female collie to keep her company but I was partial to males so Julie said she was going to be at an agility trial & I could pick up "Crash" to see if he got along with Dusty... Yes, I kept him... & 2 weeks after, Dusty crossed over... She had waited for me to find a companion & make sure I was ok before she left... All of this is the Law of Attraction working for me...
You can have, do or be anything you want.
~ Joe Vitale, Metaphysician
The Law of Attraction gives you anything you want – happiness, health & wealth. Everything that’s coming into your life you are attracting into your life. It’s attracted to you by virtue of the images you’re holding in your mind. It’s what you’re thinking. Whatever is going on in your mind you are attracting to you.
~Bob Proctor, Philospher
We can have whatever it is that we choose, I don’t care how big it is. The simplest way for me to look at the law of attraction is if I think of myself as a magnet, and I know that a magnet will attract … through your thoughts.
~ John Assaraf, Entrepreneur
If you can think about what you want in your mind & make that your dominant thought, you will bring it into your life.
…& that principle can be summed up in three simple words. Thoughts become things.
~ Mike Dooley, Author
You attract to you the predominant thoughts that you’re holding in your awareness, whether those thoughts are conscious or unconscious.
~Michael Bernard Beckwith, Minister
I’m not talking to you from the point of view of wishful thinking or imaginary craziness. I’m talking to you from a deeper, basic understanding. Quantum physics really begins to point to this discovery. It says that you can’t have a Universe without mind entering into it, & that the mind is actually shaping the very thing that is being perceived.
~ Dr. Fred Alan Wolf, Quantum Physicist
Gratitude is absolutely the way to bring more into your life.
~ Marci Shimoff, Author
Every man knows that when his wife is appreciating him for the little things that he does, what does he want to do? He wants to do more. It’s always about appreciation. It pulls things in. It attracts support.
~ Dr. John Gray, Psychologist, Author
Whatever we think about & thank about, we bring about.
~ Dr. John DeMartini
Step 1: Ask (make a list of everything you want)
Step 2: Believe (The Universe/God/Holy Guardian Angel or whatever name you are comfortable with that will give you anything/everything you ask for)
Step 3: Receive (imagine you have it now… feel the feelings of having it now)
~ Lisa Nichols, Author
Decide what you want. Believe you can have it. Believe you deserve it & believe it’s possible for you. & then close your eyes every day for several minutes & visualize having what you already want, feeling the feelings of already having it. Come out of that & focus on what you’re grateful for already & really enjoy it. Then go into your day & release it to the Universe & trust that the Universe will figure out how to manifest it.
Think of a car driving through the night. The headlights only to a hundred to two hundred feet forward, & you can make it all the way from California to New York driving through the dark, because all you have to see is the next two hundred feet. & that’s how life tends to unfold before us. If we just trust that the next two hundred feet will unfold after that, & the next two hundred feet will unfold after that, your life will keep unfolding. & it will eventually get you to the destination of whatever it is you truly want because you want it.
~ Jack Canfield, Author
If you think about Aladdin & his lamp, Aladdin picks up the lamp, dusts it off & out pops the Genie. The Genie always says one thing. “Your wish is my command!” The story now goes that there are three wishes, but if you trace the story back to its origins, there’s absolutely no limit whatsoever to the wishes.
Now let’s take this metaphor & apply it to your life. Remember Aladdin is the one who always asks for what he wants. Then you’ve got the Universe at large, which is the Genie. Traditions have called it so many things - your holy guardian angel, your higher self, God, the Universe... We can put any label on it & you choose the one that works best for you, but every tradition has told us there’s something bigger than us. & the Genie always says one thing… “Your wish is my command!”
The principle of feeling good applies to your family pets, for instance. Animals are wonderful because they put you in a great emotional state. When you feel love for your pet (or your baby or your child), that great state of love will bring goodness into your life. & what a gift that is.
Gratitude has been such a powerful exercise for me. Every morning I get up & say, “Thank you.” Every morning, when my feet hit the floor, “Thank you.” & then I start running through what I’m grateful for, as I’m brushing my teeth & doing the things I do in the morning. & I’m not just thinking about them & doing some rote routine. I’m putting it out there & I’m feeling the feelings of gratitude.
~ James Ray, Author
I took the visualization process from the Apollo program & instituted it during the 1980s & 90s into the Olympic program. It was called Visual Motor Rehearsal.
When you visualize then you materialize. Here’s in interesting thing about the mind: we took Olympic athletes & had them run their event only in their mind & then hooked them up to sophisticated biofeedback equipment. Incredibly, the same muscles fired in the same sequence when they were running the race in their mind as when they were running it on the track. How could this be? Because the mind can’t distinguish whether you’re really doing it or whether it’s just a practice. If you’ve been there in the mind, you’ll go there in the body.
~ Dr. Denis Waitley, Author
It is important to remember that healing is not the same as curing. Healing is helping the body & mind to become stronger & consequently better. Always see your doctor if you have continuing health problems or serious injuries. Healing with gemstones complements but is not meant as a substitute for medical or psychological diagnosis & treatment when needed.
Whether you realize it or not, you bring everything to you through the power of your imagination. The power of imagination is not something you have to acquire… you have it already! You think in images even if you aren't aware that you do and you use imagination or imaging every single day of your life. When you think about the past you are imagining. When you think about the future you are imagining. And as you imagine and concentrate on anything with feeling, you are bringing it to you.
~ Rhonda Byrne, Author of The Secret
“All that we are is a result of what we have thought.”
(563 BCE-483 BCE)
“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.”
~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“The good news is that the moment you decide that what you know is more important than what you have been taught to believe, you will have shifted gears in your quest for abundance. Success comes from within, not from without.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson