Gratitude is the Velcro

Gratitude is the Velcro that holds it all together” said a client recently. We were discussing Being the Greatest Expression of You and in particular, talking about the importance of being grateful and giving thanks. As I said last Sunday, I love learning from my clients and this was another opportunity for learning.

In the past I’ve described gratitude as the bow that ties it all together. But Velcro holding it together is a stronger and more powerful metaphor.

In recent weeks, I’ve asked you to write 2 or 3 sentences that describe Being the Greatest Expression of You. I then asked you to joyfully meditate on Being the Greatest Expression of You. Next, you mentally rehearse Being the Greatest Expression of You throughout your day. Then, you use self-hypnosis to remind yourself of who it is you are becoming.

At the end of your day, take inventory. Check in and review where you were being Being the Greatest Expression of You and where you fell from grace. Mentally rehearse this scenario being Being the Greatest Expression of You.

Give Thanks

Now believe that, or act as if, you are Being the Greatest Expression of You. And then with gratitude, give thanks for the blessing of Being the Greatest Expression of You.

One way of enhancing the experience of joy is to list the things that you are grateful for. Studies show that just asking yourself the question, “What am I grateful for?” is enough to change your brain chemistry.

I invite you right now to list 5 things that you have going for you to express your gratitude. (If you are stuck, start by giving thanks for breath.) By giving thanks, you can literally raise your happiness.

When you live with an attitude of gratitude, you open yourself up for receivership. When you live your life being your greatest self, your best self, you don’t over eat. Being the Greatest Expression of You there is no room for depression, anger, addiction, illness or disease.

Do this: Notice what your are feeling right now. Do you have a physical ache or pain? Are you feeling sad or stressed? Where in your body do you feel it?

Laugh, Dance and Sing!

Now give thanks for the goodness in your life. Laugh loudly. Dance with passion and sing your heart out! If you did this, notice that there is no sadness or stress. Notice that aches and pains are reduced or even gone.

Neuroscience tells us that when you fire and wire new neurons, you create a new genetic expression. And as a result of that new genetic expression symptoms of disease and illness are not present.

Are you using the Greatest Expression of You? If not, I wonder why? It can change your life. If you are, I’d love to hear from you. Please comment at the bottom of this post or send me an email and tell me how Greatest Expression of You is helping you.

What do you have to be grateful for?

Counting Blessings Versus Burdens: An Experimental Investigation of Gratitude and Subjective Well-Being in Daily Life

Robert A. Emmons, University of California, Davis and Michael E. McCullough, University of Miami; “The effect of a grateful outlook on psychological and physical well-being was examined. In Studies 1 and 2, participants were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 experimental conditions (hassles, gratitude listing, and either neutral life events or social comparison); they then kept weekly (Study 1) or daily (Study 2) records of their moods, coping behaviors, health behaviors, physical symptoms, and overall life appraisals. In a 3rd study, persons with neuromuscular disease were randomly assigned to either the gratitude condition or to a control condition. The gratitude-outlook groups exhibited heightened well-being across several, though not all, of the outcome measures across the 3 studies, relative to the comparison groups. The effect on positive affect appeared to be the most robust finding. Results suggest that a conscious focus on blessings may have emotional and interpersonal benefits.”
Read Counting Blessings Versus Burdens: An Experimental Investigation of Gratitude and Subjective Well-Being in Daily Life

Your Hypnosis Health Info Hypnotic Suggestion for today:

I am so thankful for the person I am becoming!

Previous posts:
Becoming the greatest expression of you:
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Self-hypnosis to remind yourself who it is you are becoming

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Becoming the Greatest Expression of You ~ Daily Inventory

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Becoming the Greatest Expression of You ~ Belief

Gratitude Dance

For the past several years I have posted the Gratitude Dance in my Thanksgiving post. It only seems appropriate to give thanks now with dance.

Please, stop what you are doing and dance NOW.

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