Gratitude - a portal to happiness
What do I mean by 'a portal to happiness?'
A portal is a gateway and an access point, so a portal to happiness is literally a way to access a feeling of happiness. Happiness is felt in probably the most important energy chakra of our being - the Heart Chakra, our connection between the physical world and the Intelligence of The Universe where all information is held. The heart itself houses our emotional guidance system, the one which tells us if we are headed in the right direction or not.
We all have those times don't we? When we feel lost or directionless or on our own? After my last major operation, this was me. I was 'closed-off', trapped inside my own head by thoughts of regret, self-doubt and worthlessness.
Where did I feel this pain? (because I don't think that you can describe those feelings in any other way) I felt it in my heart, as heaviness or tightness and sometimes as an actual physical ache. I was desperate to find someone who 'understood' how I was feeling but no matter how much I looked online or how many forums I visited, I just seemed to find things, people, opinions and articles that made everything seem worse.
When I started on my journey of meditation, gratitude was something that came up a lot.
The idea that everything comes from within, that what you create inside you is then mirrored outside of you and that it is necessary to find the things that are bringing you joy in order to deal with the things that aren't (in actual fact they faded away but more about that later).
When 'the Magic' begins.
Gratitude is a very quick way to raise your frequency (more about frequency in another post). The higher your own frequency, the healthier the cells of your body are. Gratitude is one of the highest frequencies that you can 'tap into'
When I say 'tap into', I mean that it is necessary to actually feel the gratitude in order to increase your own vibration or frequency. I came across a book called 'the Magic' written by Rhonda Byrne. When I felt ready to explore the frequency of gratitude more fully I read through the book and did the practices inside it that resonated with me.
One practice stuck: everyday for months I wrote in a 'Gratitude Journal' in the morning (to uplift me for the day ahead). I sat and wrote down 10 things that I was grateful for and tapped into the feeling of why I was grateful for that thing.
This varied from objects, to people, to situations, to things in nature, sometimes just the most simple things like a warming cup of tea and it became easier and easier everyday to find those things.
Everyday that I start with that practice I start the day feeling more uplifted and connected to Universal Intelligence and now I am able to 'tap into' that frequency very easily, even without writing it down.
It's very easy to get lost in everyday worries believing them to be of such importance that they even surpass our need to be healthy.
My guides tell me. . .
"Do not be fooled by the situation you find yourself in. It is a manifestation that exists by you, for you. Even as you listen to fear , you know that you are doing this. Your emotional guidance creates an unacceptable environment that affects the body (emotions like anxiety, fear, desperation, sorrow). Once it has manifested in the body there is further to go to get back to harmony."
Harmony is the correct balance inside the body of energy, nutrients and fluids. Painful emotions cause an imbalance, the immune system is compromised (the body is too busy dealing with the stress response) and either viruses or bacteria can take hold or malignant cells are missed.
The practice of gratitude is simple. Even in the midst of despair, bring yourself back in to the moment. . . to how good that coffee tastes, how beautiful the sky is, how sweetly the birds are singing.
"Gratitude is an emotion so deeply felt as to open up great opportunities It will start a conversation with the Universe unlike any other you have known. Feel it and believe it. . .it is available to us all"
With loving thanks to my guides for this post
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