For some time now I’m so inspired by some great people who are expressing their gratitude for daily life wonders each and every day … Therefore I’ve started a few days ago my personal challenge ~ journey for at least 1 whole year: Expressing gratitude to life, to myself, to others, to the world … and I wanna share this with you! Maybe you like to join me on the ride?

Expressing Gratitude ~ and because I’m a photographer by heart I’ve picked my Sunday Poppies as guidance pic for the ride. They symbolize love, power, enlightment, joy, fun, happiness, wonder, and so much more for me …


Day 10: I’ve finally understood the difference between appreciation and gratitude! There is a distinctive vibrational difference in using these two words: When someone is talking about something they’re grateful for in this moment usually they are speaking of some difficulty that they have overcome for which they are grateful but the difficulty is dominant in the vibration.

Think about this: I’m grateful that I no longer work there, I’m grateful that I’m no longer married to that person, I’m grateful that I’ve overcome this difficulty …

And how sounds this?

When you use the word appreciation, it’s not: I appreciate not living with that person anymore ~ it’s usually: I’m so appreciative of the life I’m living.

You get the distinction? It’s a big distinction. ~ Abraham Hicks

Therefore I change the label of my challenge in Expressing Gratitude into Expressing Appreciation ~ and I like it a lot better! Woohoo!

Day 7 to Day 9: I have to admit, I’m kind on a rollercoaster the last few days … The ending of a love relationship isn’t the delicious piece of pie you’re looking for I assume, furthermore if you haven’t seen it coming ~ or if you’ve pretended not to see it coming, who knows ~ and what makes the difference? Anyway, maybe there is a difference in approaching to that sort of split up ~ it doesn’t matter now. What am I thankful for the last three days in sorting things and feelings out?

I’m thankful for the love, support and understanding of my children. I’m thankful for getting clear in mind and spirit. I’m thankful for precious memories. I’m thankful for insights in some old habits and patterns I do not need any longer. I’m thankful for clearing up. I’m thankful for trusting in life and in the always remaining support of the Universe.

And I’m thankful for this sort of teaching by Abraham Hicks which I highly recommend to any of you in sort of riding on a rollercoaster by yourself: The powerful Placemat Process! It’s one of the most powerful processes of deliberate creation as Judee Pouncey put it:

Jerry and Esther call it the Place Mat process because they started using it as they traveled, eating in restaurants a lot, simply writing on the back of a place mat.

Using the back of your Place Mat (or any other piece of paper), draw a “T” dividing the paper into two sections, writing “ME” on the top of the left side and “UNIVERSE” on the top of the right side. On the left side (your side), write those things that you are ready and willing to take action on now–those things that you really want or feel inspired to do (not anything you think you “should” do or have any “obligation” to do, for there is resistance already built into those).

On your side write things such as:

Look for more things to appreciate.

Be fully present in the moment.

Clean out my closet.

Write three thank you letters.

Achieve enlightenment (smile!).

On the right side (Universe’s side), write anything you want to have, do, or be in your life that you are not ready to take action on (or that you don’t know how to do or think you don’t have the resources to do. Then allow the Universe, with its large and competent staff, to handle those things for you.

Your list can be very short and the Universe’s list can be as long as you want it to be. The best part of writing something on the Universe’s side of the Place Mat is that there is no follow up for you to do.

You don’t have to keep telling the Universe what you want. You really only need to tell the Universe once. The advantage of continuing to think or talk or write about what you want is that you get clearer about it. The more you focus your attention on it, the more you fine tune it.

As you say “I want it,” the Universe begins it, and then you say “I would like it to be this way,” and the Universe modifies that, and then you say “A little bit of this would be nice,” and the Universe adds that . . . .

Once you are clear about what you want, once you have zeroed in on it, it is on the way to you. It is done! The manifestation of it will probably follow later, because there is most often enough resistance so that you don’t have it instantly.

Remember that there is this constant steady Stream of Well-being (Pure Positive Energy) flowing to each of us, and in the moment you say “I prefer” or “I like” or “I appreciate”–in that moment, the heavens literally part for you and the Nonphysical Energies (you can call them “Fairies of theUniverse”)–in that instant–begin orchestrating the manifestation of your desire–in that very instant!

Faster than you can speak it, the Energy begins to flow, and circumstances and events, in an orchestration you cannot begin to imagine, begin to take place in order to give you exactly what you want–and if it were not for your resistance, it would come really fast.

The Universe will never fail you. The Universe will always give you what you have asked for.

The question is: How soon will you allow it? How many things will you use as your excuse to have resistance that does not allow it? How long are you going to hang on to those habits of thought that don’t let it in?

The good news is, if ever you are not letting it in, you’ve got a signal that’s telling you. That’s what negative emotion is. Negative emotion means that in the moment you are vibrating in a place where you can’t let it in–you are resisting.

When you are looking at the problem, you’re resistant to a solution because when you’re looking at the problem, you’re vibrating there. So the Energy of solution cannot come to you.

Sometimes people ask Abraham, “Shouldn’t I face reality?” Abraham says, “No! Never face reality!! Never face reality unless it is perfect in every way!”

All really is very well with you. Your job is just to relax and acknowledge that. Have fun with all of this. Don’t make too much of all of it. Don’t act like it’s life or death, because there isn’t any death.

It’s about Well-being that you’re eking out or Well-being that you’re allowing to flow rambunctiously! Well-being abounds!

Sometimes you have to step back from the circumstances or conditions of your moment in order to recognize that.

Lighten up–have fun with it!

Day 6: By sipping coffee and strolling around photographs, I’ve found this one and I suddenly realized I wanna marry this year! Hippie me … Woohoo! It’s such a strong and good feeling ~ and I’m going to manifest this. So simple as that.

Day 5: What I am grateful for today? I’m going through a rough periode in my personal life ~ and I just don’t get on this well-known train of pain, anger and fear. No, I don’t do it and I will not do it for sure. Why I’m so sure about that? Well, it’s like broadcasting … We are vibrational beings and we constantly are on air. It’s my decision if I am broadcasting an aweful and horrible emotional drama or if I just switch the transmission and broadcasting channel to feel any better and to enjoy another television soap so to speak. It’s my decision only ~ and I’m grateful for this

Day 4: You have to find a way of thinking the thought that gives you relief before the things around you can change. You have to begin telling a new story. You have to tell the story the way you want it to be before the story of your life will actualise around the story the way you want it to be. ~ Abraham Hicks

I’m grateful for so many teachings of Abraham, today especially for this one: You have to begin telling a new story. My goodness, how simple and how effective is that? Such an essential and uplifting truth … You have to tell it your loved ones, your friends, your family, … all the people you care about ~ but first of all you have to tell it yourself!

You are the creator of your reality, always. How are you doing this? It’s so simple: You are creating your reality with your thoughts and your emotional way of baking the cake so to speak. Just be aware of your thinking and let you be guided by the way how you feel ~ let you be guided by your emotions. They show you your way in baking the tasty cake of your life, always.

Day 3: 5 Things to do before you get out of bed:
1. Express gratitude
2. Set your intentions for the day
3. Take 5 long deep breaths in and out
4. Smile for no reason ~ just flex the muscles
5. Forgive yourself for yesterday’s mistakes

Day 2: Give yourself the love you seek ~ and the Universe will match it. ~ Abraham Hicks

Day 1: I’m grateful for the help I could finally accept with decluttering old stuff I don’t need anymore! Decluttering and clearing out makes one free at all levels (physically, mentally, spiritual and emotional) ~ Woohoo! And then, nearly out of a sudden, new things, events, people, whatsoever … can enter your life with effortless ease … New beginnings, new possibilites, new miracles, new perspectives, new relationships, new friendships, new life can evolve and unfold right before your eyes …


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  1. Reblogged this on The Magazine of CHANGE and commented:

    For some time now I’m so inspired by some great people who are expressing their gratitude for daily life wonders each and every day … Therefore I’ve started a few days ago my personal challenge ~ journey for at least 1 whole year: Expressing gratitude to life, to myself, to others, to the world … and I wanna share this with you! Maybe you like to join me on the ride?


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